Podcast Listeners Really Are the Holy Grail Advertisers Hoped They’d Be

February 3, 2018

Misha Euceph was nervous. The public radio producer had started a podcast as a side project in early 2017, and the exploration of her experience as a Pakistani-American immigrant had taken off faster than she’d ever imagined, making its way to the top 50 in the Society & Culture category on Apple’s Podcasts chart and attracting some big-name advertisers. But the same question that has long plagued many podcasters nagged…

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Amazon is stepping into healthcare

February 3, 2018

Jeff BezosImage: ROB LATOUR/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Alexa, make healthcare better.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is finally publicly stepping into the healthcare industry. Amazon has teamed up with banking giant JPMorgan and holding company Berkshire Hathaway to start a healthcare business, the companies announced on Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: Amazon Music Unlimited is getting even more unlimited Per typical tech company fashion, the initiative’s goal is to disrupt an old industry by providing technological…

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Watch Janelle Mone deliver the most powerful speech from this year’s Grammys.

February 3, 2018

At this year’s Grammys, it wasn’t just the awards and performances that people were tuning in to see. One of viewers’ biggest questions had less to do with who’d take home the trophies and more to do with what role the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements would play throughout the night. Themes from the red carpet quickly became clear, with a smattering of artists and guests decked out in all-black…

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Critics say stablecoin Tether is a scam. That could spell doom for Bitcoin.

February 3, 2018

Not looking good.Image: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images Bitcoin has been on a run. Despite its recent dip, the cryptocurrency has impressed skeptics and believers alike in its monumental rise in value since its creation nine years ago. But all that could be on the verge of change.  Because while the argument rages on as to whether Bitcoin is in fact a currency or a store of value, one question looms large…

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Report: Hope Hicks being looked at for obstruction of justice

February 2, 2018

Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump‘s communications director, is being investigated for possibly obstructing justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to the New York Times. The Trump team originally downplayed the meeting as a discussion about the ban on the adoption of Russian children to U.S. parents, crafting a statement to that effect aboard Air Force One last July, after questioned the president about the meeting. released the emails to…

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How to build SEO Optimized Local Business or affiliate review pages in minutes.

February 2, 2018

Let me ask you a couple of questions, Do you build websites for yourself or local business clients using wordpress? And do you want to dominate the local search engine results for your local business, product or service? If so are you sick and tired of having to build a site from scratch and then do all that onpage seo, geo location and schema markup stuff that you don’t really understand…

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Janelle Monae talks Time’s Up at Grammys: ‘We come in peace, but we mean business’

February 1, 2018

Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS Janelle Monae and Kesha took to the stage at the Grammys and brought the Time’s Up movement to the front of everyone’s minds with an impassioned speech and an unforgettable, emotional performance. SEE ALSO: Aly Raisman: The more we talk about sexual assault and ‘uncomfortable issues,’ the better Monae introduced Kesha with a poignant speech about women in the music industry and the inequality,…

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Bombardier wins trade dispute in US

February 1, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBombardier’s Belfast workforce was not going to back down, said Unite’s Susan Fitzgerald Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier has won a landmark case in the US, overturning a decision to impose huge 292% tariffs on imports of its C-Series planes, partly built in the UK. It follows a ruling by the US Commerce Department in December that the UK and Canada had given…

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New Netflix doc picks apart the Trump illusion

January 31, 2018

In the story of American business, says Netflix’s Dirty Money, Donald Trump is not a hero. He shouldn’t be listed alongside Rockefeller, Ford, and Jobs, argues writer Tim O’Brien; for Trump is P.T. Barnum. He’s a self-promoter and a showman who will tell any lies necessary to feed the narrative of his own success. Dirty Money comprises of six nearly feature-length episodes exploring corporate greed, culminating in the Trump-focused hour….

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1 million people watched Bernie Sanders Medicare for All livestream

January 31, 2018

But this time, it’s a spotlight of his own making. On Tuesday night, Sanders held an online town hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, Sanders  that would transition the U.S. to a government-backed healthcare system, much like Canada’s. Also called the Medicare for All Act, Sanders’ bill proposes a system in which patients don’t have to pay for health insurance and don’t pay anything out of pocket at doctors’…

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This feud between a hotel and a YouTuber has escalated once again

January 31, 2018

Remember that rapidly-escalating feud between the Irish hotel and the British vlogger from last week? Well, it’s escalated yet again. SEE ALSO: Logan Paul’s fans still love him and some think he’s done nothing wrong So first things first: a quick recap. Basically the whole thing started last Tuesday, when The White Moose Cafe in Dublin, Ireland, shared an email they’d received from vlogger Elle Darby. Darby had suggested a…

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Logan Paul tries to tackle suicide crisis in return to YouTube

January 31, 2018

Logan Paul is back on YouTube after a three-week absence, and he’s pledging to make a difference. The social media star sparked international outrage this month when he filmed an apparent suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest. On Wednesday he posted an unmonetized video where he speaks with suicide prevention activists. He says he plans to donate $1 million toward suicide awareness organizations. “It’s time to learn from the past…

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Logan Paul slammed by critics who say his redemption video was a PR stunt

January 30, 2018

Logan Paul made his return to YouTube on Wednesday with a seemingly heartfelt suicide prevention video. He pledged a $1 million donation to suicide awareness organizations and to make a new start as a YouTube star—and as a human being. But not everybody believes Paul’s redemption story, and plenty of YouTube stars have lashed out at Paul for what they’re calling nothing more than a public relations stunt. Paul stoked international…

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US releases list of Russian oligarchs, political figures

January 30, 2018

Washington (CNN)The US Treasury Department has released a list of prominent Russians with close ties to the Kremlin but has stressed it is “not a sanctions list.” Russia warned the release of the list could “jeopardize relations” and have “very, very serious consequences.” “This is another step, which, obviously, leads to further escalation of tensions,” Aleksey Chepa, deputy chairman of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, told official news agency…

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Why No Gadget Can Prove How Stoned You Are

January 30, 2018

If you’ve spent time with marijuana—any time at all, really—you know that the high can be rather unpredictable. It depends on the strain, its level of THC and hundreds of other compounds, and the interaction between all these elements. Oh, and how much you ate that day. And how you took the cannabis. And the position of the North Star at the moment of ingestion. OK, maybe not that last…

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17 tweets to shine a light on the importance of Roe v. Wade, 45 years later.

January 29, 2018

It’s been 45 years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, but somehow, the fight over abortion rages on today. Far from the settled subject one might be led to believe, abortion remains a contentious issue and a driving force in politics. As president, Donald Trump has led the fight against abortion rights, appointing a number of extremist anti-choice judges to federal courts and delivering…

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She Said Vince McMahon Sexually Assaulted Her in a Tanning Booth. Police Found ‘Probable Cause.’ Prosecutors Shrugged.

January 29, 2018

On a Saturday afternoon in January of 2006, a young woman walked into a Papa Johns pizza restaurant at the end of a Boca Raton strip mall and asked for help. The woman, who worked at a tanning salon a few doors down, was in tears. A man had just tried to attack and rape her at the salon, she told an employee of the pizza joint. That man was…

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The Dark Side of Americas Rise to Oil Superpower

January 29, 2018

The last time U.S. drillers pumped 10 million barrels of crude a day, Richard Nixon was in the White House. The first oil crisis hadn’t yet scared Americans into buying Toyotas, and Featured in , Jan. 29, 2018. Illustration: 731 For one, the influence of one of the most powerful forces of the past half-century, the modern petrostate, would be diminished. No longer would “America First” diplomats need to tiptoe…

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How to Win Founders and Influence Everybody

January 28, 2018

In May 2015, The New Yorker published a profile of the Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen. In it, writer Tad Friend joined Andreessen in his living room to watch an episode of Halt & Catch Fire, the AMC drama chronicling the rise of personal computing in the early 1980s. The scene provided an intimate window into the billionaire’s home life. Friend described a powder room toilet so opulent it wasn’t…

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States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive

January 27, 2018

States are starting to make good on their promises to fight for net neutrality in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to jettison rules that banned broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against internet content. On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order effectively barring state agencies from doing business with internet service providers that violate net neutrality. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a similar…

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How to use Worlds First Playlist Marketing Software to drive targeted traffic.

January 27, 2018

We all know that YouTube is truly huge and marketers have done so much work on YouTube that there’s no scope of finding a new marketing breakthrough. Right? Wrong! Pay attention because I am going to tell you about something that’s never been done on YouTube before This is Playtraffic, the world’s first playlist marketing software for YouTube. It unlocks a 100% new traffic source for you from playlists. You…

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