Yesterday, turned 4 years old and we're still celebrating. Here's a quick round up of some happy birthday posts:
It's been an amazing 4 years, and we're raising our glasses to the next 4!
As we rely increasingly on connected, transmitted information, the need for security has never been greater.
"Toshiba is creating a 'foolproof' Quantum Cryptography System that uses photons sent over a custom-made fiber optic cable that is not connected to the Internet."
Toshiba plans to test the system for two years, and by 2020 they believe they'll be able to offer the system to governments and enterprise customers, making it available to consumers when development costs drop.
More here: http://thehackernews.com/2015/06/unbreakable-encryption.html from
#encryption #cybersecurity #technews
"HoloLens is about to go intergalactic. In a partnership with NASA, Microsoft is sending a few headsets to the International Space Station (ISS) for something called Project Sidekick, which will let astronauts go paperless by the end of the year."
More here: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/06/25/nasa-and-microsoft-will-send-hololens-into-space-by-the-end-of-this-year/
#hololens #NASA #Microsoft #augmentedreality
connects the dots, and shows you the importance of Twitter. Not to mention with this gem:
"Twitter was critical to Google's semantic search (http://goo.gl/Lv5Lmf) long before the deal was struck. Now that Google has direct access and a partnership of sorts your Twitter activities and presence become as important a signal on the web as your G+ ones."
Martin also advocates for using Twitter's own advertising tools, to help you build a relevant audience on Twitter:
"the advertising approach is really going to help people get their first 1000 relevant followers, and beyond"
More brilliance from here: https://www.plusyourbusiness.com/social-seo-buying-twitter-followers/
It's free music radio on the web and in apps. Google hopes this new service will appeal to users ahead of Apple's music service launch coming up on June 30th.
Try it out yourself right here: https://play.google.com/music/listen
More from here: http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/23/8830629/google-play-music-free-streaming-now-available
#PlayMusic #streamingmusic #Google
Three easy steps to select which notifications you want to see - the settings apply everywhere.
1. Click the bell icon
2. Click the gear on the upper left
3. Select which products you would like to see notifications for
Note: if you un-check any of those boxes, you will loose those notifications, and you won't see them listed under "previously read".
Disabling notifications under the bell should not change your email notification settings.
(h/t for spotting this!)
just released an article that suggests you may need to consider using HTTPS. Recently, they've seen a large increase in the number of HTTPS results on page 1 of Google search. This means one of two things:
1. "Google’s algorithm updated to a point where HTTPS is now considered a lot more important to page ranking or"
2. "A massive movement of one or more popular domains from HTTP to HTTPS."
We'd love to hear from of and or for their expert input on this one.
Link to article for further details: http://clk.ie/FkWSDq
Yesterday, Google announced that you'll see these new results in search carousel:
"Whether you are looking for Pinterest pins, Vines, Houzz idea books or Food Network recipes, you can now browse through more content from your favorite websites within Google search results on your mobile device. Simply swipe through links within a carousel and tap any link to read or watch exactly what you are interested in."
Link to announcement: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+google/posts/E63w8zgMDbV from
#mobilesearch #googlesearch #mobile
You can now install Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps on your Android phone. Microsoft is working with manufactures, to pre-install these apps on thousands of devices hitting shelves later this year.
More details here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2015/06/24/microsoft-moves-closer-to-cross-platform-domination-with-launch-of-office-apps-for-android-phones/ via
#OfficeApps #MicrosoftApps #Android
contributor has been candid on where Google+ is going in the past. Today, he has some very positive things to report and say:
"According to recent research by ComScore, Google+ still has a significant audience penetration in the US. With a 38% reach of the digital population – compared to Twitter’s 36% – Google+ is still a major player, and continues to hold value for business owners."
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Understanding and growing with your audience is all about discovery, many call this data mining or social network analysis, but we call this data discovery. NOD3x collects content related to specific keywords and hashtags you view as relevant to your niche.Identify Influencers & Engagers
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Use NOD3x to discover key elements within your niche. These elements include: which hashtags will bring you the most engagement, which days and times of the week your content will see the most activity, and what words people are using most when discussing your specific topic. Having topically relevant information will dramatically improve the speed you achieve your goals.Real-Time Infographics
Each component of the NOD3x platform is designed to provide real-time infographic information. With up to the minute graphical representations of your information, you will be able to respond effectively to expanding networks. We take your complex data, turn it into understandable visual representations and we do this in real time because the conversation is happening right now.
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