Last year, for the first time ever, the amount spent on digital advertising surpassed that spent on television ads. Last year, Facebook made over $26 billion in revenue, a number that exceeded analysts’ expectations and that represented a $9 billion increase over the previous year.

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SoundCloud [0.29]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 6:46 p.m. by AVC @ [source]

I have spent much of the last four months working on this and was up most of the night last night finishing it, so I don’t have a lot of gas in the tank today.

But I do plan to write about all of this at some point, maybe soon, maybe not so soon.

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If you’ve spent any time online in the past few years, you’ve probably gotten a good laugh or two from memes. But the good news is you don’t need any expensive equipment or overhead to make it work.

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Microsoft plans to axe the long-running drawing tool, MS Paint, in the next iteration of Windows 10 (the Fall Creators Update). Though Microsoft will probably continue with its newest art program, Paint 3D, which might encapsulate the original's capabilities, the simple drawing tool will no longer be a standalone program going forward.

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Many of us know what it’s like to feel stuck in our careers.

There are many reasons why this happens, but a big one is fear of failure.

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I Only Have 7 Trips Left.

So for the past 7 years we have ramped up the amount of sibling, cousin, grandparent, extended family time we could and we have loved every minute of this.

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5 Cultural things to do in Malibu, California [0.16]

Posted on July 14, 2017, 8:04 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

They had moved from Hollywood having spent seven years making successful careers for themselves as writers. Even after she left, she’d regularly return at least once a year.

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In many types of business, a customer’s visit can mean a lot of time spent waiting. In fact, for many customers, the majority of their contact with you will be time spent in your waiting room.

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You will see what your visitors clicked on, where they spent most of their time, what forms they filled out, and how they browsed each page.

Once you are logged in, you will be asked to copy a particular code and paste it on to your Google Tag Manager or between tags and on every page where you wish to track visitors.

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If you’ve spent any time on social media in recent years, you’ve come across your fair share of GIFs. They’ve been around for 30 years now and don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

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Keiko Onose is the founder and creative director of Cyclas, a women’s contemporary, ready-to-wear collection inspired by minimal and modern style. Prior to launching Cyclas, Onose had spent 13 years at United Arrows, the multi-brand retailer in Japan, where she was the fashion director.

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Have you ever been plowing away at some big project for what seems like minutes, only to realize that you’ve just burned through 5 hours? And that can be incredibly dangerous, both for your productivity and your mental health, because people who track their time are significantly more likely to feel like their days are spent on truly value-adding and important work.

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Oregonians deserve a safe space from government manipulation, propaganda and bloated contracts. A national laughing stock with over $3 million spent on this ad.

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My favorite discovery in the field of behavioral economics confirms what we already knew deep down, even if it contradicts “common sense”--that experiences are more valuable than stuff.

But a mathematical fact remains: There are only two ways to dispose of our money--on experiences or stuff.

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The Endless Political News Cycle [0.12]

Posted on May 19, 2017, 11:12 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Political advertising has always been relatively predictable. To date, the two candidates have already spent over $5 million in ads for the “at large” seat, with more dollars expected as the election date nears.

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Small changes can make a huge difference.

As you give away blog posts, articles, podcast episodes, eBooks, webinars and even free trials, you are activating the reciprocity principle with your customers.

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It's clear that pressure is increasing on Ford CEO Mark Fields, as reports of tense Board meetings and the leaked story of a 10% global salaried headcount reduction bring even more negative attention to the Blue Oval. Ford’s margins declined substantially year-on-year in the first quarter, and with unit volume growth slowing in both the U.S. and Western Europe, this might be the proper time to right-size.

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Cost control is a must-do for any small businesses. Believe it or not, costs can add up quickly, and if you’re not careful, those can drown your business – slowly.

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Ten Things You'll Hear In A Toxic Workplace [-0.01]

Posted on May 12, 2017, 6:49 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

I took a job seven months ago out of desperation.

Now it's seven months later and I've fallen into a routine, but I still hate my job.

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Creepy, behind-the-scenes fact: I briefly considered titling this article “Little Nightmares, Big Scares”.

Even so, the original sentiment still rings true—without a doubt, this is one disturbing game, and I loved every grisly moment of it.

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