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How To Turn Your Contacts Into Community [0.15]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 1 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

For millennia, human achievement has been about community and communication. And I feel like I keep making these quick coffee-date-long connections which are awesome, but I'm missing some of the strength of a true community.

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What Most Product Recommendations Get Wrong [0.08]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 1 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

It’s a fear of many companies: The personalized marketing campaign they’ve invested so much time and money into just made an embarrassing product recommendation snafu. Despite the fear, retailers know from case studies and their own experiences, that if done right, product recommendations are a fantastic way to drive lift.

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What This Brand Can Teach CMOs About Facebook [0.23]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 1 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Advertisers crave compulsively shareable content. They want to “go viral” — even if they’ve been conditioned not to talk that way — because the irresistible content is what they know is the key to successful campaigns.

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Think about your best friend.

The best investment you can make in your business and your future is to spend time and build relationships that go deep.

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One cool thing about being a content marketer is that you tend to become an expert in your topic.

What have you done for me lately?

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However, finding a home for your organization can be quite challenging, as any business is different and has very different needs and goals. Using a virtual office or working out of a home office might be the cheapest option, but it can damage your credibility and legitimacy, as research shows customers are more likely to consider a brand trustworthy if it has an actual physical address and office space.

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As of 2016, the millennial generation, defined as individuals born between 1981 and 1997, has surpassed the Baby Boomers to become the largest living generation, with over 75 million members, according to U.S. Census data. While there is great diversity among millennials, marketers have learned that many of them are skeptical about brands and advertising.

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A few months ago, I stumbled on the secret to gaining thousands of Instagram followers without following other users or liking their posts.

The secret to growth on Instagram is to use hashtags (or tags) on each post.

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While our exposure to technology is often more novel than anything -- like a program that recognizes your friends and tags them in a picture -- small tweaks may turn the mundane into something life-changing. Israel is reaping the benefits from all the large global tech companies that are setting up research and development centers there, and corporate technology groups from the U.S. provide a great opportunity for Israeli entrepreneurs.

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The Chinese government recently said it would invest heavily in artificial intelligence to ensure its companies, government and military dominate the field by 2030.

Out of the 27 teams competing, more than half were Chinese-based research teams from universities or companies, and all the top performers were from China.

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Kevin Hart.

Given Volk-Weiss's production work on Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History for the History channel and Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, I thought now is a great time to catch up on future developments.

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Katherine Krug has raised over $1 million on Kickstarter.

Krug is the founder and CEO of BetterBack, a company that build devices, notably its namesake product designed to help with lower back pain.

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Ever wondered why most flight attendants seem so calm, cool and collected?

Hawaiian flight attendants never leave home without at least one pareo (Tahitian word for sarong).

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A 51-year old medical doctor and entrepreneur named Sreedhar Potarazu was sentenced to 119 months and 29 days in prison for defrauding shareholders and failing to account for and pay over employment taxes to the IRS.

In addition to the term of prison imposed, U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ordered Potarazu to serve three years of supervised release, and to pay $49,511,169 in restitution to the shareholders and $7,691,071 to the IRS, and forfeiture of several homes, vehicles, and bank accounts.

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In my preview going into Baidu's earnings last week, I stated that if growth were back at Baidu, the shares were cheap.

It seems that Baidu is successfully making the shift away from the capital-intensive and money-losing online-to-offline (O2O) area to artificial intelligence (AI) which carries far higher margins which will only expand as that revenue stream expands going forward.

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Major exchange traded funds like VanEck Russia and Wall Street global bond lords will have to rethink their Russia holdings soon.

Similar warnings will be sent to investment funds next year if Treasury, State and DNI deem that owning those securities is an offense of the sanctions law.

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If she is to be believed, Kellyanne Conway says her boss will announce this week whether cost-sharing subsidies will be funded to help the pay out-of-pocket costs of those buying coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare providers like Molina Healthcare report profits Wednesday, while Cigna announces second-quarter earnings Friday, when both companies are expected to provide updates on their ACA participation.

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Sprint, the smallest of the four nationwide U.S. wireless carriers, is expected to publish its fiscal Q1 results on August 1, reporting on a quarter that saw relatively intense competitive activity in the U.S. wireless market.

We have a $8 price estimate for Sprint, which is slightly below the current market price.

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Last week, Karenann Terrell was appointed Chief Digital & Technology Officer of GlaxoSmithKline with a company-wide mandate to transform how new technologies are used to improve performance across the Group. Terrell will join GSK on September 4, and she will be a member of the Corporate Executive Team.

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