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It is entirely possible that we are alone in the universe.
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John Boyd told you so. The multi-mission fighter is doomed from conception. So many projects formulated by committees or "business partnerships" are flawed as well.
F-35 pilot found his aircraft "substantially inferior" in close battle.
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Helpful study provides insights into Google and Apple app stores app ranking factors.
This deep-dive look at the Apple App Store and Google Play highlights some interesting nuggets any app developer would find useful, in particular the information surrounding rankings.
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Another mobile first change. 
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Flawed but very interesting study to try and detect positive vs. negative sentiment in the plots of novels. Researcher found 6 plot patterns.
Assigning emotional values to words. Last month I wrote about Matthew Jockers’s research on the shapes of stories, which has since met with a welter of reactions within and without academe. His critics ask two questions, essentially: Is it really possible to assign every word a reliable emotion
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Open safety recall alerts for your car. There's an app for that! MyCarfax.com 
In just one hour, the ABC7 I-Team found four vehicle owners driving around with potentially dangerous, unfixed recalls.
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NYTimes puts together some nice data visualizations and interactive tools. Is it better to buy a house or rent?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/06/17/upshot/100000002894612.app.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur
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Good isn't good enough in the content game the days. 
If we're talking about creating "good, unique content" and are hoping for it to rank in competitive SERPs, we're not setting the right bar. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows us what we should be going for instead.
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Great move. Kentucky Fried Chicken comes roaring back. My sister sat on the Colonel's lap on an airport whens she was 3 years old.
The Colonel hasn't featured in KFC's ads since 1994.
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View of ISS Crossing the Sun During an Eclipse

Credit: Thierry Legault

#ISS   #eclipse   #space  
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Brand shakedown scheme: The Controversial .Sucks Domain Is Almost Here" http://marketingland.com/controversial-sucks-domain-almost-here-121505
Early registration begins later this month, but brands that want to register their trademarked names before the general public can will pay a hefty price.
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  • Carfax
    Search Marketing Manager, present
    Search marketing
  • Syntelic Solutions Corporation
    Marketing Director, 2010 - 2013
  • MiCash Inc.
    Online Marketing, 2010 - 2010
  • The Alban Institute
    Marketing Director, 2005 - 2009
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Leo Tolstoy - a picture from the past
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Big Idea 2013: Put a Content Engine Inside Your Company
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If you want to grow your business in 2013, I have one piece of advice - put a content engine inside your company. It's no longer optional. I

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Common mistakes in smartphone sites
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Link Building Strategies - The Complete List
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