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7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

Kikolani

Like any business model there are challenges to opening an online store, with the prime one being selecting the right eCommerce platform to launch your business. It is designed to help businesses build a functioning web store and despite it boasting advanced features such as web 2.0

Rumors on Upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3

Idaconcpts

iPad 2s and iPhone 4s are flying off shelves, but Apple is not going to leave all of 2011 to two single product releases. This has many specialists asking, when are iPad 3s and iPhone 5s going to be seen on store shelves? Upcoming Features.

Drive for Show, Putt for Dough – a Lesson for Enterprise 2.0 Platforms

Social Media Strategery

implementation – be it a wiki, a blogging platform, discussion forums, microblogging, or Sharepoint – fail miserably because they forgot to focus on the fundamentals. Stop worrying about hitting the big drive and concentrate on the fundamentals.

15 Blogger Resources Not Previously Featured on ProBlogger

ProBlogger

Here, we’ve listed 15 blog tools and resources you may not have heard of (none have been featured in ProBlogger articles prior to now—we checked!). Also note: Timely is free, but the pro account features also include letting you post to Facebook.

WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1

ProBlogger

The platform is constantly evolving beyond its blogging roots, with more great features being added every year. Today I’d like to walk you through the new features which were introduced in 2012, in WordPress 3.4 New features in WordPress 3.4.

Kill The Drudgery Of Social Media With IFTTT

SocialFish

If you’re posting content to any other platform other than Twitter and Instagram, you don’t need to shorten the URL. Enter a search term, view featured, or view trending recipes (as shown below). 15 deliciously fun IFTTT recipes for iPhone and iPad.

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It's A Small (And Strange) World After All, Brands

Twist Image

We can talk about the merits of social media as an engine of engagement and conversation for brands, but the simple truth is that it is nothing more than a public publishing platform. This group of rag tags are more than 30 strong and were recently featured in an in-depth editorial piece by Vice called, The Punks Of Disneyland. So, whether you would like to build your own iPad kiosk or a laundry organizer from standard IKEA kitchen cabinets, the possibilities are now endless.

The value of collaboration

SocialFish

The solution has 4 parts: Use the collaboration platform to store answers you already have. Post all new issues as forums on the platform (and nudge users to post their issues there as well). modern social platform makes self-publishing at work as easy as it is at home.

When Your Smartphone Can Adjust Your Depression And Boredom With BuzzFeed

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New iPhones, an updated iPad and Apple TV. Insider Facebook publishing channel features video content posted directly to the social network, as well as whole articles (including images) that appear as status updates. They are also publishing on Instagram and Tumblr , and are exploring partnerships with other social platforms. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base).

Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014

SocialFish

The platform was created for nonprofits looking to simplify grant management. They also share nonprofit fundraising best practices on their blog and offer custom pricing tailored to the specific software features your organization needs. Cool Social Tools Featured From the Trenches

The Billion Dollar Branding Play

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The jury found that critical features of the Samsung smartphones and tablets design were copied from Apple''s iPhone and iPad. As Facebook raced to update their platform and develop a more comprehensive and responsive mobile experience, the acquisition of Instagram gave them a significant position in the mobile sphere. Any revenue from that billion dollars that they can recoup from the Tumblr or Hulu platform, could well just be gravy in the grand scheme of things.

The Evolution Of Apps

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to the pending dominance of smartphones and iPad -like devices. On a personal note, I was loving the ability to buy books through my Kindle app on both iPhone and iPad, and became frustrated that this feature set was removed because of Apple's business reasons. From that moment forward, it's hard to tell the difference between the Apple-approved app and clicking the icon that will take you to the company created platform.

How To Blog In 2014

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I love Pocket, because it works great across all screens (iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air). The killer functionality that it had (that all other blogging software lacked) was an auto linking feature that allowed me to save my links. Any time that I typed in a word that had been saved to the "auto linking" feature it would automatically create the link for me, but only for the first instance that I typed the specific word (or phrase) in a blog post. Publishing platform.

[Cool Social Tools] Awesome-ize your Instagrams and Vines with VideoSound

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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Digital, Social, Brands in 60 Seconds [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Now it seems that more people are “living” in platforms such as Facebook and connecting with others through it. It’s easier than ever to get your message across multiple devices and across platforms, and it spreads like wildfire.

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Why Buffer, HootSuite and Post Planner are the Holy Trinity of Managing Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

And just to go back to the scheduling feature, when people ask me to help them promote specific events, fundraisers, etc. I find this feature very useful; I can simply copy a post and bung it in at various points in the “publisher” view, making minor edits if I want.

New Year, New Trends Roundup For Ya!

SocialFish

In the last few years, we learned what it meant for associations to be the platform – but now everyone knows how to do that. When you think about mobile, stop thinking “this has to work on an iPad and an iPhone” Mobile is not about that.

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

Some of its best mobile features are: Google Earth Outreach is a mapping tool that allows supporters to see your work. Buzztouch : An open source app storage cloud that works with iPhone, iPad and Android. It features drag & drop and allows you to customize your apps.

5 Reasons I Think Facebook Is On The Decline

Jason Yormark

While I have not experienced their mobile apps outside of Apple devices, their iPhone and iPad apps are horrendous. Sure you can create lists of folks, and have features available to you, but the execution just seems terribly over convoluted. The Ad Platform Doesn’t Deliver. Does anyone have any sense that they could feasibly influence a feature or improvement for the platform? Crazy right?

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

And there’s another handy new feature called Highlights. This works much like the highlighting feature in Kindle…it acts more like a news curator than a compiler — and there are plenty of aggregator apps out there — but it’s a fast way to check out what others are reading, too.

Fetching Friday – Resources, iPad Contest & Third Tribe Benefits

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the last few days to join Third Tribe at a good rate, and an easy iPad contest. New privacy features – will it satisfy everyone and really be simpler or will they still leave ? Did Twitter ban third party ad platforms – is it yes or no ? Let’s Win an iPad Together! Want to be featured in Fetching Friday posts?

My Switch From iPhone To Android: Part One

Jason Yormark

After a few weeks of pondering and testing, I decided that having one device that could replace my iPhone and iPad Mini was the way to go. With the Android platform it feels much more customizable and it feels like I have a ton more options as it pertains to how I use and layout my phone.

How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. A more robust ad platform. Nearly every time Twitter rolls out a differentiated feature or related service, Facebook quickly releases its own flavor of the same idea, muting Twitter’s edge.

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

I learned how to use the “Blur” feature below to make the text or icons stand out on a post: Stuck? RELAY also has a one-click resize function that instantly resizes your graphic for every platform. Get the pro account for more features (longer videos, no watermark etc).

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Will India See a Rise in Digital PR?

Waxing UnLyrical

In August, the TV 18 group laid off around 500 employees, including several of those responsible for its features programming. For example, Kasturi and Sons Ltd, publisher of The Hindu , has recently launched iPad and mobile apps for its general and financial newspapers.

A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

Naturally, video strategy has evolved on each of the various social media platforms over the years. Snapchat users are currently watching an incredible 10 billion videos per day on the platform, up from 8 billion in February. mobile apps that come with powerful video editing features.

The Rise and Rise of Apple Inc

Idaconcpts

Apple II, released a year later in 1977, improved several aspects of the original model as well as offering features to make it more attractive to non-computer users. The phenomenal success of the iPod laid the foundations for future products including the Apple iPhone, MacBook and Apple iPad.

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Communications Done Well: Seven Things to Do Immediately

Spin Sucks

They go on to tell the story of how Quirky accused OXO and their design partner, Smart Design , of stealing a feature from a product called the Broom Groomer , which was submitted to their community in 2009 by an independent inventor and launched in 2010. By Gini Dietrich.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

It literally watches competitors create new features, and then it incorporates those functionalities into its network, competing head-to-head in that functional space. Facebook relies on its incredibly large user base to accept and use the new features.

4 Creative Ways to Market Your Business with Snapchat

Simply Measured

Snapchat also comes with some pretty unique features, including geofilters, creative tools like Scissors and Paintbrush, stickers, and a face-swapping filter, where users can literally superimpose someone else’s face on top of their own. The winner would get an iPad Pro.

Podcast Promotion: 7 Smart Ways To Improve Your Social Sharing

Peg Fitzpatrick

I use the free Yoast SEO plugin which has this feature baked in. I use the Social Warfare plugin which has this feature built in as well as adding graphics for optimized social sharing across Pinterest, Facebook, and more.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Pinterest Apple Facebook. Embrace Multiple Platforms. Today content consumers get their information on the platform of their choosing. I already try my hardest to use the multiple platforms and keeping to a schedule.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It’s a social sharing platform that allows you to either find great content, share it and measure your ability to drive clicks and traffic … or measure the social sharing and links to leave to lead folks back to your own content, even tying that traffic to conversions and sales.

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Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

Check out this demo of the new store locator feature for local awareness ads. This is great for users who want to make their streaming more relevant and accurate, however, it is currently limited only to users posting Live videos using the platform’s API.

This Week in Social Media – 5/22/2013

Social Media Marketing

Not all social media is created equal - men and women use it at different rates and are present in different proportions on platforms. The Platforms Yahoo has had a big week. The report delves into platforms, resources, questions and more and is available for free download until May 30.

20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

Waxing UnLyrical

Since times change, and apps/platforms come and go, I thought I’d take a fresh look at how my daily toolkit has changed, and share that with you. However, I’m not ruling out a change in the future (vCita especially, since it has some pretty neat features).

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

Here’re a few interesting places to look if you might be keen to find curators in your niche (more on these places below): Pocket’s Recommended feature (easily accesible from within the Pocket app). Curated’s featured publications. It’s more of a feature!

Reason Number 1,000,000 Not to Depend on Facebook: They’re Removing the Discussion Tab From Pages

SocialFish

How about because now when you pull down to refresh a Facebook feed from the iPad app–be it a group or your own news feed–it automatically kicks you over to random YouTube videos? Or, in the case of association pages like the one I admin, that the discussion tab is a popular feature and not only frequently used for ongoing engagement but also a useful archive dating back three years?

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The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Carol June 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm “Feature rich&# is probably my favorite, especially when used in a sentence along with “robust&# (which did make the list).

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I know desktop notifications now exist, but I guess the developers of that new feature didn’t realize a better tool that isn’t confined to Chrome has been around for 5 years now. RTM has gadgets (as seen above), applications for all mobile platforms, an API, and much more.