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GiantGator Launches To Be ‘Most Extensive Search Engine for  Freelance Jobs’

GiantGator Launches To Be ‘Most Extensive Search Engine for Freelance Jobs’

A new freelance job search engine called giantGator launched today, aggregating job postings for freelancers from a number of sources including Freelancer.com, eLance, UpWork, Guru.com, and others. A spokesperson for giantGator tells WebProNews, “Thanks to the Freelancer’s Union study, we know that an estimated 53 million Americans are freelancing – but how many freelance jobs are out there, and how …

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Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku (or Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku) is the subject of a new Google doodle honoring his legacy as the man who is largely responsible for spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku, who won five Olympic medals for swimming, and was also known as “The Duke” and “The Big Kahuna,” was born one hundred and twenty-five years ago …

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Infographic Tells You To Embrace Instagram Instead of Facebook

Infographic Tells You To Embrace Instagram Instead of Facebook

Facebook has plateaued while Instagram is just getting warmed up. That’s the message of a new infographic from Selfstartr (via Social Media Today) advising brands where to consider placing more of their efforts. The message is in line with some new findings from Pew Research Center, which said, “Facebook remains the most popular social media site – 72% of online …

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Google’s Twitter Integration Hits Desktop

Google’s Twitter Integration Hits Desktop

In May, Google announced new Twitter integration into its search results on mobile devices. This was the result of a deal between the two companies, which gives Google access to all of Twitter’s tweets in real time. Last week, some in the UK reported seeing a similar feature appearing in results on the desktop. Asked about it, Google said it …

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Firefox Welcomes Extensions From Other Browsers

Firefox Welcomes Extensions From Other Browsers

Mozilla announced some big developer news for Firefox on Friday with the introduction of the WebExtensions API, which is compatible with Chrome and Opera so developers can create extensions that work across multiple browsers. Mozilla says it hears from developers that they want add-on development to be more like web development in that the same code should run on multiple …

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Will Facebook’s Dominance Of Social Ecommerce last?

Will Facebook’s Dominance Of Social Ecommerce last?

Facebook is (by far) the leading driver of social media referral traffic to websites and apps. That includes those selling products. While the social network completely dominates the landscape today, new research finds that other networks are growing much faster, while Facebook’s growth has become relatively stagnant. Are you comparable (to Facebook) benefits from other social media platforms when it …

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Yahoo Mail Gets New Package And Event Notifications

Yahoo Mail Gets New Package And Event Notifications

Yahoo announced that it now includes new package and event notifications at the top of the Yahoo Mail inbox for easier viewing. For example, if Amazon sends you an order email, you’ll see a package notification with shortcuts to shipment tracking and the original email for your order. “For upcoming events from sites such as Eventbrite, Fandango, Ticketmaster and others, …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. If you’ve been curious about Girl Meets World, but haven’t been curious enough to seek it out on the Disney Channel, it’s …

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Facebook Is Now Testing GIFs for Page Posts, Ads

Facebook Is Now Testing GIFs for Page Posts, Ads

Back in May, Facebook finally started supporting animated GIFs in posts, but only those from personal accounts. A lot of Page admins were bummed about this because they recognized the potential to grab more attention and engagement from fans by using them. While most Pages are still going to have to wait a little longer, the company is now at …

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Amazon Puts An End To Flash Ads

Amazon Puts An End To Flash Ads

Flash-related news isn’t usually good news for Flash these days. The most recent bit comes from Amazon, which announced that it is about to stop accepting Flash ads. The company had this to say on its Technical Guidelines page for Amazon Advertising (via Digiday): Beginning September 1, 2015, Amazon no longer accepts Flash ads on Amazon.com, AAP, and various IAB …

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Pinterest’s Daily User Count On The Rise

Pinterest’s Daily User Count On The Rise

Earlier, we looked at research from Pew Research Center showing that more people are using Instagram every day. Well, the same is true for Pinterest. Interestingly, both companies are in similar stages with both having recently introduced advertising options and ecommerce features. According to the study, the proportion of online adults who use Pinterest has doubled since 2012, though like …

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Imgur Is The Latest Social Media Service To Launch An Email Newsletter

Imgur Is The Latest Social Media Service To Launch An Email Newsletter

Imgur is the latest social media service to launch a new opt-in email newsletter for its users. It’s called In Case You Missed It, and should serve as a way to get more engagement from its user base. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews it seeks to ” help Imgurians avoid falling victim to FOMO,” or fear of missing …

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