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Being A Yelp Reviewer Doesn’t Make You A Yelp Employee , Rules Federal Judge

Being A Yelp Reviewer Doesn’t Make You A Yelp Employee , Rules Federal Judge

It’s hard to believe that anybody thinks Yelp should pay them for the reviews they write, but some do, and some even banded together in a class action lawsuit against the company to try and seek out wages for reviews posted. The suit was filed last year by reviewers who claimed they should be paid for performing “the exact same …

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You Can Now Direct Email To Slack Channels

You Can Now Direct Email To Slack Channels

There have been countless reports about how Slack is “taking on email” or trying to “kill email” in the workplace. While these certainly seem like an exaggeration, such comments aren’t completely unfounded. Slack has quickly become a popular communication tool for teams, and has some features that just work better than email in some ways. Today, however, Slack is actually …

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Facebook Pages See Decreased Engagement [Report]

Facebook Pages See Decreased Engagement [Report]

Facebook Pages saw slight growth in organic likes in July, according to a report from Locowise, which studied 5,000 pages. Growth was 0.21% in July, which was up from 0.2% growth in May. “This number was at 0.1% for the largest pages, those with over 1 million page likes,” says Locowise’s Marko Saric. “Even the smallest pages, those with less …

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Infographic Looks At How To ‘Ethically’ Screen Job Candidates On Facebook

Infographic Looks At How To ‘Ethically’ Screen Job Candidates On Facebook

There’s an interesting new infographic from AkkenCloud making the rounds (via Social Media Today), which explores how recruiters can “ethically” screen candidates on Facebook. It combines data from a number of sources including: The Undercover Recruiter, HR.com, Slideshare, BNA.com, Shrm.org, Business2Community.com, business.time.com, CareerBuilder.com, and HRZone.com. According to the infographic, 84% of job seekers have a Facebook profile and 70% of …

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Bing Ads Gets Marketplace Trends Visualization Tool

Bing Ads Gets Marketplace Trends Visualization Tool

A few days ago, Bing launched the Bing Ads Marketplace Trends Interactive Website, which is designed to help advertisers get a better look at data in different areas including device targeting, ad scheduling, and location targeting. These include interactive charts that let you drill down into different industries. They just officially announced the site, saying this about it: One of …

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Here’s Why Twitter Just Became A Lot Better For Customer Service

Here’s Why Twitter Just Became A Lot Better For Customer Service

Twitter is rolling out a major feature that should help businesses better take care of customer service and engage with customers privately. It could also encourage customers to engage more with businesses using Twitter in the first place. A couple months ago, Twitter indicated it would lift the 140-character limit constraint of direct messages, and this week, it officially announced …

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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. This week starts off with a few new originals. Beyond that, you’ll find a pretty diverse selection of titles – from Lord …

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Get Ready For A Greater Twitter Presence In Google

Get Ready For A Greater Twitter Presence In Google

The writing has been on the wall pretty much all year. Google is going to start utilizing Twitter more in search results. We’ve yet to see the extent of what that means exactly, but it looks like expanded use of tweets in Google is nigh. Do you look forward to Google using Tweets more in search results? Do they add …

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Salesforce Community Cloud Gets Buy Button

Salesforce Community Cloud Gets Buy Button

Buy buttons are all the rage right now, and the latest to jump on the trend is Salesforce with its Community Cloud. The company launched Community Cloud roughly a year ago aimed at enabling companies to create their own LinkedIn-like communities, which are connected to their own business processes. With the new announcement, it’s getting an ecommerce element. “The new …

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Google Announces New Chromebook for Work, Work-Related Features

Google Announces New Chromebook for Work, Work-Related Features

Google announced a new addition to the Chromebook family with the Dell Chromebook 13, which is specifically geared toward business use. It also announced support for various work-related apps and enhancements to the Chrome Device Management Console. Google says in a blog post, “Today, the new Dell Chromebook 13 joins the Asus Chromebook Flip and Chromebook Pixel in the Chromebook …

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Google Shopping Gets New Bidding Solutions

Google Shopping Gets New Bidding Solutions

Google announced that its giving advertisers new bidding strategies for Shopping Campaigns, which will help them “go go beyond manual max CPC bidding to deliver specific bids for each auction, tailored to people’s context.” Under Bid Strategies, you’ll now find Maximize Clicks, Enhanced CPC, and Target Return on Ad Spend (ROAS). Maximize Clicks is for those looking to get as …

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Infographic Shows A Lot Of Helpful Pinterest Stats For Marketers

Infographic Shows A Lot Of Helpful Pinterest Stats For Marketers

Last week, we looked at Ahalogy’s recently released 2015 Pinterest Media Consumption Study,which includes a ton of interesting stats about how people are using it. It literally runs through the who, what, when, where, and why. They polled over 1,000 people and determined that 82% are female and 18% are mail, but that men on Pinterest have increased 4% since …

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