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Marketing

Reviewers Compare Yelp to a 'Slave Ship' in Ridiculous Class-Action Lawsuit

Yelpers argue that their lack of payment for reviews is exploitative unpaid labor, comparing practices to a 'galley slave ship.'
Social Media

The Best Way to Land a Job in Social Media? Just Dive In.

Digital-marketing pro Ian Lurie offers up tips on how to break into the social media and digital advertising industry in this week's Ask the Expert column.
Marketing

Questions You Need to Consider Before Retweeting Anything on Twitter

How to avoid passing on a sketchy tweet that could risk your and your startup's reputation.
Marketing

Is Facebook Really a Failure to Marketers?

Research firm Forrester recently penned a scathing letter to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking the social network to task over its marketing platform. But are its criticisms fair?
Marketing

Google+ Gets Big, New Upgrades for Hangouts and Photos

Google rolls out a handful of new features to make using its social network easier.
Marketing

6 Reasons Why Vine and Instagram Videos Are Great for Your Business

Short-form social videos can turn your cinematic dreams into marketing gold.
Marketing

President Obama's Twitter Links Hacked

President Obama's Twitter links were compromised on Monday in an apparent attack by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Growth Strategies

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
Take It From The Pros

How You Can Win at Social Media Right Now (Hint: Silly Cat Pics Don't Cut It)

From General Electric to Red Bull, these 24 brands selected by the Webby Awards are proving there is more to social media than cat pictures. Here's what you can learn.
Marketing

What Twitter's New Scheduled Tweets Mean for Marketing Your Business

Here are four effective tips for using the social network's new feature to your startup's advantage.
Technology

No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

The virtual-scrapbooking social network site has raised $564 million to date without any visible source of revenue. But that will soon change.
Marketing

Heads Up Music Lovers: YouTube to Create Streaming Music Service

With free on-demand mobile streaming and its own offline mode, YouTube could put Spotify on the defensive.
Marketing

How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.
Marketing

Social Media for Small Business: Choose Wisely, Then Execute

Our Ask the Expert digital marketing pro Ian Lurie offers up best practices on handling social media, SEO and a business' website on a budget.
Marketing

With Facebook's Media Referral Traffic Up 170%, Site Announces 'Stories to Share'

The social network has rolled out a feature that offers suggestions to media organizations about which articles they should post to their pages.
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