Shelley Zalis, FounderThe Girls Lounge By Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens Shelley Zalis can?t stand the term ?networking.? For the Los Angeles-based CEO, the word conjures up an image of a bland name-tag along with the transactional, often inauthentic manner many of us were groomed to make professional contacts. But Zalis, the
Fergie gives it everything she’s got to make her new single go viral.
By now you probably heard about claims that the jet stream crossing the equator was unprecedented. Scientists pushed back on this being a dire red flag in a Washington Post Capital Weather Gang article and elsewhere. Colorado State University tropical meteorologist Dr. Phil Klotzbach even shared a peer review paper from 1985 discussing cross equatorial flow. My…
She is the first person to hit 90 million followers…and her popularity is growing every day.
Yes, marketing departments have become more diverse since the Mad Men days of the ?60s and ?70s (although not by much). If we extrapolate the findings in the diversity reports coming out of Silicon Valley, we can assume that marketing departments maintain roughly the same ratios. Meaning, they are still mostly male and white.
The new ‘multilingual composter’ helps users share posts with individual friends and family in their preferred language.
Companies and developers have shown a surge of interest in bot technology and their potential to change the way people talk to businesses, receive customer service, complete transactions or consume entertainment.
Facebook has shut down their Paper app. The obvious headline is “shred”, but that’s just too easy.
Let’s be honest: some people reproduce just so they can have their offspring help out around the house. One YouTube dad out there is one such person—even though his child can barely walk.
The tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando earlier in the month reinvigorated national discussion on gun laws and LGTBQ discrimination. Now, in memory of the 49 patrons who needlessly lost their lives in the early morning hours of June 16, 49 different celebrities joined together in a video tribute to each victim.
Startups have limited funds and limited time to make an impact. When you?re launching a marketing campaign, social media is usually the heart of it because you can easily launch this campaign without spending too much money.
News publishers are left wondering what’s next for them on the site.
Financial services firms face challenges of surveilling increasing communications channels and voluminous, siloed data while using aging systems and increased expectations of regulators.
We have the ability to detect lightning in a variety of ways. The use of radio waves is one of the coolest. Yep, I said radio waves but more on that in a moment. My colleague Dr. Thomas Mote made me aware of LightningMaps.org last week, and I have been taking a peek at it…
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Facebook’s new algorithm change announcement should make media companies wake up to the fact that Facebook and other social platforms are not going to be the saving grace of the media industry
Underneath the mini skirt, tight tube top and clear platform heels is Naomi Wu, a Chinese woman challenging tech and gender stereotypes.
By Kevin Kimber, Managing Director, SAP
Some 14-million South Africans use Facebook every month, the social network says, a 16.6% increase in the year since it last released figures.
If you’re an executive taking the plunge on social media, do it #likeaboss. Here’s how.
Facebook is making dramatic changes in its Newsfeed – and mainstream media sources are likely to suffer the consequences.
For today’s employees, the increasing digitization of enterprises is a mixed bag. The threat of automation is real, yet technology is also putting employees in greater control of their careers to a degree never seen before. So, from an employee perspective, technology giveth and technology taketh away.
Locket is an app that allows to you ‘send’ that emotionally charged text, without the guilt of it being read.
What3Words has raised $8.5 million from logistics company Aramex to pitch its system to e-commerce companies in regions with poor addressing systems.
Facebook said the driving principle of ‘News Feed’ is connecting people with friends and family.
It has been a brutal past week, politically and economically. The UK’s decision to exit the European Union (EU) at their referendum prompted global shockwaves. Stock markets have been volatile, Sterling crashed against the US dollar and euro, while gold and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin were beneficiaries. So, alternatives do need considering.
Facebook may be fooling a lot of content creators into viewing them as a prime place to build a business, but they?re not kidding themselves.
As a longtime Airbnb host, I can say that there’s one very big difference between the way Airbnb hosts and many of the service’s guests view reviews, and it’s one that causes an almost unbelievable amount of tension and stress for hosts.
Here’s why you need to integrate video into your personal brand communications plan.
I had an opportunity to talk to Joanne Wright of IBM last week. Ms. Wright is a Vice President of Supply Chain; she has a charming Scottish brogue. Ms. Wright has overall global leadership of the supply chain team across procurement, manufacturing, demand management, quality, and supply chain risk management for mainframes, POWER-based servers, storage…
There is nothing new about launching a Q&A website where users can submit inquiries to celebrities and experts from all walks of life, but a Chinese startup recently came up with a twist on the idea that has helped it gain a valuation of $100 million in just 24 days.
Pinterest unveiled its new ‘camera search’ tool and a suite of new shopping tools.
Facebook is tipping their end of the creepy teeter-totter once again. This time with ‘People You May Know’.
Job candidates in the digitalized world bring the same global, mobile and social mindset to their search that’s present in every other part of their lives. For example, studies have found 42 percent of applicants who have a bad experience say they will never seek employment from that company again, 22 percent said they will…
There’s so much talk about Millennials these days. The term is used to define folks born sometime between 1982 and 2000, which makes both me (32 years young) and my colleague Virginia (25) Millennials — so why do I sometimes feel as though Virginia and her peers speak a different, faster language than I do? Let’s face it, in…
Thailand’s e-commerce market is booming and shaping up to be one of Asia’s top performers. With the imminent start of the government’s national e-payment system, aimed at making Thailand a cashless society, it’s expected to see double-digit growth.
No amount of social media wizardry likely could have overcome the lack of Will Smith in ‘ID:R,’ while ‘The Shallows’ leveraged a digital heavy campaign to reach distinct genre target audiences and outperform at the box office.
Gaming is almost always ahead of its time in terms of business model and technology relative to the rest of the media industry. And in the platform-dominated world, the gaming industry could be a very valuable prognosticator for the rest of the industry. With Facebook, Twitter, and Google expected to pull in 44% of all…
This wasn’t supposed to happen in the digital era. Magazines, everyone said, would die. A generation weaned on the Web would have no use for print. Millennials, well, they spend all their time on Facebook.
If you’re going to rent a jet ski, do everyone—including yourself—a favor and only use it where it is safe to do so. One doesn’t need to be a maritime expert to know that “directly next to a huge bank of rocks” will NOT appear on such a list of safe locales.
This could be welcome news for fans of Apple’s smaller handsets: Amid continued speculation over Apple’s possible inclusion of a dual-lens camera system in the forthcoming iPhone 7 Plus, comes a new leak suggesting that the regular-sized iPhone 7 may also be in for a serious camera upgrade – albeit of the single-lensed variety.
At IBM?s recent Amplify conference, there was a heavy focus around cognitive technologies, an emerging area that use data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way the human brain works. To better understand what it is and why CMOs should care, I consulted with Harriet Green, General Manager, Watson Internet of…
There are now a wealth of tools, technologies and platforms that can help even the most staid, hidebound organizations begin to make the journey to digital enterprise. However, becoming digital isn’t just about technology, it’s also about changing mindsets and breaking up calcified processes. For that, there isn’t a lot of guidance available — executives…
Their advertisements are seemingly endless during football season. Promising huge payoffs and the thrill of competition, fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel are accessible and in the public mindset. These “one-day” fantasy sites rake in millions of dollars in revenue despite being subjected to legal action by Attorney Generals across the country. Regardless of…
YouTube Red has announced a slate of new programming, including its first scripted drama: a series based on the ‘Step Up’ films and produced by Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum.
Post-Brexit, the UK will still have to abide by European data laws if it doesn’t want trade to dry up.
Going offline is much more difficult than it seems.
Very few people start out with a huge trading account, but with a steady, thoughtful process it is achievable. Trading in an account of $25,000 or less requires a different approach than trading with a larger account. Here are the 10 Commandments of Trading in a Small Account that are sure to make your trading…
KFC India is adding a sixth item to their 5-in-1 box, USB charging ports. Because, we needed that. Hashtag #WattABox #SabPeBhari
App developers have played nice with the UK government thanks to a favourable regulatory environment, and helped encourage their Millennial, British users to get out and vote.
Brands using chatbots can easily gather information, understand context, and anticipate needs to empower better customer service.
Cannes is happening…here are the best bits with zero afterparty bragging or mentions of Snapchat. Except that one. You’re welcome.
Analytics and statisics agency comScore released its digital media metrics for May 2016 today, and the results are pretty clear: we have a mobile duopoly in America. An astonishing eight out of the top eight apps by reach are owned by one of those two companies.
By Sam Abuelsamid
Did you get the memo?
Why should a viral video of a giggling mom in a Chewbacca mask frighten television executives? Because digital video is encroaching on traditional television?s biggest and last remaining advantage: the mass audience.
The digital economy is opening up tremendous opportunities for forward-thinking companies and their employees. However, many organizations aren’t moving fast enough to provide leaders and employees with the skills to compete and win in a digitally transformed world.
For Allison Stadd, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager at beloved burger chain, Shake Shack, it was pretty intuitive. She’s not naturally inclined to be online when not at work. For others, it’s not so easy. In this video interview with Stadd, we look at three ways you can train yourself to disconnect from your phone…
Marketing and working with agencies can be hard. These tools will help you streamline your content and marketing efforts. Your agency won’t tell you about them but I’m not your agency and I will. H/T BBC show I have forgotten the name of 😉
Firms require risk management procedures, controls, policies, processes and good governance to do social media effectively.
The wine rating app is growing its own e-commerce business, connecting a network of 13,000 merchants and partnering with supermarket chains like Marsh.
Tablo, an over-the-air HDTV DVR brand, this week released its free, native app for the latest generation of Apple TV. Through it, customers can search, record and stream both live and recorded broadcast, full-HD TV programs — provided the unit is hooked up to an over-the-air antenna (not included). ?Cord
Today’s era of collaborative commerce, where companies such as Airbnb and Uber rule our lives as the ioT movement takes shape, is giving way to a more pervasive overall collaborative culture.
Google is expanding their medical symptom search to make it easier for you to find out it’s probably cancer.
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom speaks with FORBES about how Instagram surpassed half a billion users and where the photo-and-video-sharing app is headed next.
Modiface, an augmented reality company serving the beauty industry with custom try-on apps, has integrated its simulation technology into a conversational beauty advisor on Facebook Messenger.
As constant change becomes the norm for the modern business world, we find the rigid foundations on which we built our organizations are beginning to crumble. Companies built on organizational structures and assumptions that haven’t changed will be the first to go, and continuing on any path that follows antiquated ideals may lead to colossal…
Robin Seward swears she “bleeds” ketchup.
Some new metrics give insight into who spent, who watched and who won in the battle for viewer attention during the commercial breaks of the NBA Finals.
The gifts just keep on coming for Candace Payne, the Chewbacca Mask Mom. Her latest is a custom-made action figure of herself, unveiled June 19th by toy-makers Hasbro.
Banner ad revenues will actually fall this year, by about 3%, a big reversal from 8.6% growth last year, according to Zenith.
For once, Dwayne Johnson was outmuscled at the box office, but with savvy counterprogramming and promotion, his ‘Central Intelligence’ was no minnow.
The penultimate episode covers Pied Piper’s launch, focus testing fails and real-life metaphorical elephants in Silicon Valley.
Peter Thiel was not in attendance at Facebook’s annual shareholder meeting but was still re-elected to the company’s board on Monday.
Microsoft’s announced acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation in an all-cash transaction deal valued at $26.2 billion (bn), the third highest valued deal targeting the US technology sector according to Mergermarket’s records since 2001, has given a “much needed boost” to the US tech sector M&A activity. But the hefty price tag has been questioned in some quarters.
This article is going to examine the reasoning behind LinkedIn?s acquisition and what this could mean for the wider world of social media.
Amid a raft of changes slated for Apple’s forthcoming iOS10, comes one new feature sure to be of interest to iPhone’s most enthusiastic photographers.
One business built on the Reddit community is benefitting big time on two fraught topics discussed on the social news-sharing site—Donald Trump, and more recently, the Orlando nightclub massacre. Many users believe Reddit and Imgur—Reddit’s long-standing photo-sharing service of choice—are deleting posts images related to both these discussions. The more vehement posters in these topics are instead turning to…
The Sacramento Kings have unveiled brand new uniforms for the 2016-2017 season. Forbes SportsMoney has your first look
Facebook shut down the account of a suspected terrorist who live-streamed a video on Facebook Live in which he threatened attacks on the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. The company quickly removed the video from its platform.
What do you get the college graduate who thinks they have it all? A healthy dose of reality.
FORBES, soon to turn 99 years old, has both gravitas and digital scale, with 45 million domestic monthly visitors to Forbes.com, as measured by comScore.
It is 2016, and Venture Capital is still a boy’s club — an old white man club, to be precise. Can a monthly Q&A show via Facebook Live help change that? One VC firm, known as FundersClub, hopes so.