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4 Announcements You Missed at Google's 20th Anniversary Event
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There’s nothing quite like an anniversary to shift your perspective on things. It certain forces us to look at things in retrospect — where we were then, and where we are now, however many years later. And to commemorate its 20th anniversary, that’s what Google did today with an event in San Francisco. There was […]

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10 of the Best Slack Alternatives for 2018
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For more than 8 million people, Slack has become the tool they open first thing in the morning to get the workday started. And it’s become the leader of the team collaboration industry, simplifying people’s work and boosting their productivity. But not everyone is completely elated with Slack. While some say Slack costs an arm […]

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The 23 Best Color Combinations to Incorporate Into Your Designs [Bookmarkable Guide]
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We are taught complementary colors in 6th grade, but often, we don’t recognize the significance of color combinations until we see it done wrong. Maybe you stumble on a website with an absurd mixture of yellow, pink, and black. Or, perhaps your brother decides to wear green pants with an orange shirt. These instances force […]

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The Ultimate Guide to IGTV
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In recent years, we’ve seen the power of video on the internet — Facebook alone gets eight billion average daily views, and YouTube’s video platform has enabled young teens to become national superstars (Justin Bieber, anyone?). It’s no surprise to hear people often prefer video over other types of online content. In fact, a Cisco […]

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8 of the Best Bitcoin Mining Software for 2018
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You’ve got your Bitcoin wallet, address, and mining hardware. Now, all you have to do is get a free Bitcoin mining software that can help you effectively manage and oversee your hardware’s crypto dig. Like any popular, free product, though, there’s a lot of options to choose from. Without testing them all out, how do […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Advertising in 2018
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When you hear the word “advertising,” what comes to mind? Do you think of banner ads on your favorite website? Super Bowl commercials? How about billboards along the highway or posters in the subway stations? While most of us have a pretty good idea of what advertising looks like, it’s a little harder to nail […]

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8 Voice-to-Text Software That'll Help You Work Faster
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In marketing, efficiency is crucial for success. The faster you produce results, the longer you can focus on refining your overarching strategy and capturing more of your audience’s attention than your competitors can. But the physical act of typing out personal notes, your own ideas, and other documents is much slower than your brain’s actual […]

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11 of the Best Mind Mapping Software to Brainstorm Better Ideas
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One of the worst feelings in the world is forgetting a great idea. All you had to do was write it down, but you were confident that you’d never be able to forget such a compelling idea. When the idea slid out of your mind, though, the easy loss of such an insightful thought nearly […]

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Blockchain Explained: A 2-Minute Rundown
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Since blockchain technology hasn’t been widely implemented, it makes sense that the SMB community considers it to be the most difficult emerging technology to understand. But with over $1.3 billion invested in blockchain companies during the first five months of 2018, leaders in tech and finance believe the technology will become mainstream and revolutionize the […]

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