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Important Email Marketing Findings To Consider Ahead of the Holidays

Important Email Marketing Findings To Consider Ahead of the Holidays

Email continues to be one of the best ways to reach consumers, and thankfully, many of them are happy to get it from businesses they’re interested in. This is good to know as the time for holiday marketing planning approaches. To you intend to make email a substantial part of your holiday marketing mix? Let us know in the comments. …

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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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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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Apple Reveals Modest Improvement in Employee Diversity

Apple Reveals Modest Improvement in Employee Diversity

Last year, when Apple released its first ever diversity report, the company revealed that its workforce was 70 percent male and 55 percent white. Of course, this didn’t set Apple apart from any other major tech company – everyone in Silicon Valley has been struggling with diversity. Tim Cook said he was not happy with that. “Let me say up …

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Uber Dodges Lawsuit Filed by State Taxi Companies

Uber Dodges Lawsuit Filed by State Taxi Companies

Uber is, has, and will continue to face lawsuits in states across the country and countries across the world. Traditional taxi companies are less than thrilled with Uber (and other on-demand ride companies) over its business model – mainly the one that allows Uber drivers to operate without obtaining the same sort of permits as they do. One such lawsuit …

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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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Uber Petition Grows After Hong Kong Raid

Uber Petition Grows After Hong Kong Raid

Just a couple of days after police raided Uber’s Hong Kong offices, a petition to “Keep Hong Kong Moving” has already amassed nearly 40,000 signatures. “As you may have heard, police visited Uber’s offices in Hong Kong this week and took two interns into custody. Seven Uber driver-partners were pulled over as well. We’re glad to report they have all …

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Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

The iconic Sesame Street, which has aired on PBS for 45 years, is moving to HBO. Don’t worry – you won’t have to subscribe to HBO to watch Sesame Street. But HBO will be the first place it airs, and the broadcasting company gets a nine-month window. HBO and Sesame Workshop have just announced a five-year deal that will give …

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Christina Aguilera Poses Topless in Selfie

Christina Aguilera apparently wants everyone to know that her assets are real. The singer and coach on this past season of The Voice stripped down to nothing but a pair of hot pink undies and posed for a selfie while looking into her bathroom mirror. Yes, you read that correctly. This mother of two small children shared a photo of …

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Uber Sued for $1M in Dallas Rape Case Involving Driver with Criminal Record

Uber Sued for $1M in Dallas Rape Case Involving Driver with Criminal Record

Uber is facing yet another lawsuit – this time from a Dallas woman who says she was raped by one of the company’s drivers last month. We recently reported on the case, in which Uber driver Talal Ali Chammout allegedly drove a woman to her Dallas home, followed her inside, hit her in the back of the head, and raped …

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Periscope Says 40 Years of Video Watched Every Day

Periscope Says 40 Years of Video Watched Every Day

Twitter’s livestreaming app Periscope has just released its first growth report, and both users and activity is steadily rising. According to Periscope, there are over 10 million registered accounts in just four months. Of course, accounts don’t equate to active users. Periscope has around two million daily active users – but that’s not really important, according to the company. According …

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