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Creative ways to host a virtual birthday party New! 2020-04-06 17:05:58Social distancing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic may have canceled kids’ birthday parties, but parents are finding new ways to take the

Facebook starts prompting US users to fill out New! 2020-04-06 16:42:13Starting today, some U.S. Facebook users will see a new pop-up on the app asking them to complete a survey about COVID-19. The survey, from Carnegie M

Before suing NSO Group, Facebook allegedly sought their 2020-04-03 19:37:37Facebook's WhatsApp is in the midst of a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance outfit NSO Group. But before complaining about the company's me

ZmURL customizes Zoom link previews with images & 2020-04-03 18:18:05Sick of sharing those generic Zoom video call invites that all look the same? Wish your Zoom link preview’s headline and image actually describe

Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to 2020-04-03 17:05:10Zoom is making some drastic changes to prevent rampant abuse as trolls attack publicly shared video calls. Starting April 5th, it will require passwor

The pandemic is already reshaping tech’s misinformation crisis 2020-04-03 16:11:05Since 2016, social media companies have faced an endless barrage of bad press and public criticism for failing to anticipate how their platforms could

IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote 2020-04-02 12:51:59What do you do if you’re an event discovery startup and suddenly it’s illegal to attend events? You lean into the cultural shift and pivot

Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps 2020-04-02 10:13:17Facebook Messenger is finally getting desktop apps almost 9 years after its debut. After seeing over a 100% increase in desktop browser audio and vide

Google to shut down its India-focused Q&A app 2020-04-02 02:46:45Google is shutting down Neighbourly, a Q&A social app that it launched in Mumbai two years ago, the company has informed users. A spokesperson con

‘Content network effect’ makes TikTok tough to copy 2020-04-01 17:48:28Many TikTok videos don’t start from scratch, so neither can its competitors. TikTok is all about remixes where users shoot a new video to recont

LinkedIn’s making its recruitment tools free to those 2020-04-01 17:00:00Like many other websites at the moment, the career-oriented networking platform LinkedIn has seen a big boost in traffic as a result of people being a

YouTube sellers found touting bogus coronavirus vaccines and 2020-04-01 07:11:53YouTube has been criticized for continuing to host coronavirus disinformation on its video sharing platform during a global health emergency. Two US a


Coronavirus pandemic exposes urgent need for programmers of New! 2020-04-06 17:09:46Ventilators, retired doctors, N95 face masks — all have been in high demand from heads of state and U.S. governors, but now you can add COBOL pr

Hectic yet hilarious viral video shows how chaotic New! 2020-04-06 16:13:01A chaotic video of a family's living room illustrates just how stir-crazy people are going by staying at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.&

Boris Johnson is in intensive care after his New! 2020-04-06 15:56:38 Read more... More about United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid19, and Culture

The 'you can only keep 3' meme is New! 2020-04-06 15:42:29 Read more... More about Twitter, Memes, Culture, and Web Culture

Minimalist proposals and weddings spread joy in coronavirus New! 2020-04-06 15:33:12Proposing to a significant other, planning a wedding, or getting married in the middle of a pandemic is far from ideal. But steadfast romantics around

Hackers can take over your Mac and iPhone's New! 2020-04-06 15:18:28The bugs could create a corrupted web link, tricking Safari into giving webcam and microphone access. Read more...More about Technology, Mashable Vide

Take camping to the next level with this New! 2020-04-06 15:02:04Droplet is both lightweight and strong in build and holds a Queen-size bed, as well as a cooking space. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, O

Here's how to make a face mask in New! 2020-04-06 14:53:50You can use a shirt, hand towel, or bandana as the cloth, with rubber bands as the ear holders. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Face Mask, Quar

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of New! 2020-04-06 14:43:13The American economy has seriously sputtered during the coronavirus pandemic, but the planet's relentless warming trend hasn't.  After Earth ex

Headspace offers free guided meditations and workouts for New! 2020-04-06 14:24:42New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, so Headspace is bringing a little bit of relief to the Empire State. 

Face masks for superhero lovers, 'Tiger King' fans, New! 2020-04-06 13:09:07 Read more... More about Marvel, Masks, Facemask, Coronavirus, and Tiger King

iPad Pros are on sale, plus more laptop New! 2020-04-06 12:52:54If you're lucky enough to get to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, you probably have a laptop from your office. But using your computer

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons player masterfully recreates ‘Hyrule’ New! 2020-04-06 17:05:39The new Animal Crossing game, New Horizons, has been out just over two weeks, and players have already created works of art in it. The most

AI can’t predict a child’s future success, no New! 2020-04-06 15:48:49A trio of Princeton social scientists recently conducted a mass experiment with 160 research teams to see if any of them could predict how childr

MSI’s new premium laptop beat Apple to Mini New! 2020-04-06 14:44:38Coinciding with the launch of Intel‘s new H-series processors, MSI unveiled three powerful new laptops aimed at gamers and creators alike. The c

NYC classrooms cancel Zoom after trolls make ‘Zoombombing’ New! 2020-04-06 14:35:28Zoom, the company most of the world didn’t know existed before quarantine, is being banned from New York City classrooms due to some increasingl

Zoom execs dumped millions in company stock before New! 2020-04-06 14:09:18In more news that should hardly surprise anyone: Zoom Video execs made millions of dollars by dumping company stock during its recent price rallies. T

Life imitating art: Quarantined people remix famous paintings New! 2020-04-06 13:46:06As everyone tries to distract themselves from the awfulness of the world, a clever social media campaign has sparked a new interest in art — or,

MIT researchers use AI to turn the coronavirus New! 2020-04-06 13:11:40An AI system that turns the coronavirus‘ structure into music could help scientists spot details about COVID-19 that a microscope would miss. Th

Daily Distraction: Learn to play an instrument during New! 2020-04-06 10:10:46Do you remember the first time you picked up the guitar and felt that you’re going to rock the world? And soon after failing to even play one no

Polish electric vehicle advocate lobbies for EV emoji, New! 2020-04-06 10:01:38There are emoji for nearly every conceivable situation these days. There’s a levitating man emoji, an oyster emoji, and even a floppy disk emoji

Coronavirus is growing exponentially — here’s what the New! 2020-04-06 09:31:21You may have seen a version of the infographic (below) that explains the potential impact of social distancing. It nicely illustrates that reducing th

Uber India starts delivering groceries amid coronavirus crisis New! 2020-04-06 08:43:09Uber has tied up with multiple retail chains to deliver groceries to people stuck at home during India’s ongoing 21-day lockdown. The ride-haili

Socialii makes social media management a lot more New! 2020-04-06 08:00:00Services like the Socialii All-in-One Social Media Manager can help keep you on top of all the social media networks you need to dominate without it b


Why Curbside Pickup Is the Right Thing to New! 2020-04-06 17:30:00Yes, it makes sense for restaurants, but it can also help save other businesses and give your community a boost.

4 Tips for Keeping Your Data Secure While New! 2020-04-06 16:30:00More employees are remote than ever before. Here's how to make sure that doesn't lead to breaches.

300 Franchises to Open With Nearly Any Budget New! 2020-04-06 15:32:33Want to be a business owner? Here are 300 franchises you can buy into no matter how much cash you're working with.

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $100,000 New! 2020-04-06 15:32:17Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $100,000, ranked based on scores they received in Entrepreneur's 2020 Franchise 500 ra

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $150,000 New! 2020-04-06 15:31:58Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $150,000, ranked based on scores they received in Entrepreneur's 2019 Franchise 500 ra

Focus on Networking With People Who Are Engines, New! 2020-04-06 15:30:00Look for solutions-focused people when you are networking.

How NASCAR Champion Julia Landauer Handles Her Fear New! 2020-04-06 15:30:00Plus, here's how getting voted off 'Survivor' taught Landauer an important lesson about herself.

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $50,000 New! 2020-04-06 15:27:55Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $50,000, ranked based on scores they received in Entrepreneur's 2020 Franchise 500 ran

Networking in the New Normal New! 2020-04-06 13:41:00Join Dr. Ivan Misner, "The Networking Guru", as he leads you through this new normal.

4 Ways to Turn Uncertainty into Strength for New! 2020-04-06 13:35:00How to find the silver lining in this situation and put your business in the best possible position.

The 5:30 A.M. Warrior Call: How a Tiger New! 2020-04-06 13:33:00Joe De Sena's morning conversation breaks down the coronavirus's global impact.

How a Sinking Ship and an Airplane Inspired New! 2020-04-06 13:00:00Be brave and take the risk, especially during a time of crisis, says the entrepreneur.

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Zoom's Soaring Popularity Is a Double-Edged Sword 2020-04-01 15:04:09As the coronavirus pandemic worsened in the U.S., Zoom Video Communications offered free access to its videoconferencing platform and demand skyrocket

Risk Assessment: Buttress Account Security and Foil Fraudsters 2020-03-30 15:30:55Under ordinary circumstances, the average consumer can order a latte on the way to the coffee shop, book a last-minute trip to the coast, and come hom

Trying Times for Employee Engagement 2020-03-28 07:00:00These days are either the most trying time for encouraging employee engagement or the best we could expect. With so many people working remotely, many

The Tech Industry's Tectonic Shift 2020-03-27 11:53:54As COVID-19 continues to spread, states and cities across the U.S. have imposed restrictions -- from banning large gatherings to lockdowns, with citiz

Report: E-Commerce Account Takeovers, Shipping Fraud on the 2020-03-25 15:07:06E-commerce account takeovers increased 347 percent and shipping fraud jumped 391 percent from 2018 to 2019, a fraud and identity solutions company rep

Zoho's Noble Endeavor 2020-03-25 07:00:00Edge conditions and the change they drive are fascinating. Some people use the word "margin" because it's at the margin that things change. A situa

Concerns Grow That COVID-19 Could Take Down the 2020-03-24 15:13:01It may not be a question of if but when the Internet will reach the breaking point under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internet is fast bec

Marketing on Amazon 101 2020-03-23 15:54:26More than 20 million individuals visit Amazon every month, making the platform the top e-commerce website in the U.S. Today's consumers don't use Am

How AI Can Improve Customer Retention 2020-03-21 07:00:00Customer attrition and churn are not new problems. Anyone who has spent time in the sales world has heard statistics around the cost of acquiring a ne

In the Time of Virus 2020-03-19 15:36:58Life goes on, though I keep thinking about the coronavirus and its impact on business, which is substantial. I am wondering if it's time to count our

Facebook Pledges Funds for SMBs in Face of 2020-03-19 12:33:34Facebook has announced a $100M commitment of cash grants and ad credits to help as many as 30,000 eligible small businesses in 30 countries where the

4 Ways Intelligent CRM Can Help You Reach 2020-03-18 07:00:00Does your customer relationship management strategy have what it takes to reach Generation Y? It's estimated that by 2021, an additional $394 billion

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Families Name Their Newborn Children “Lockdown” and “Corona” 2020-04-02 20:03:32Two families have named their newborn babies “Lockdown” and ”Corona” with a wish that they would remind folks about taking pre

Cinema’s ‘Drive-In’ is a Blockbuster Opening Weekend Smash 2020-04-01 20:03:53A cinema in Texas turned its enclosed movie theater into a “drive-in” in the establishment’s parking lot and it was a big success. E

Person Dresses as Bush to Sneak Out during 2020-03-31 19:45:44A couple tapped a neighbor dressed as a bush violating the COVID-19 lockdown. They shared the footage on TikTok attracting more than 700,000 views. In

2 Choir Members Are Dead & Dozens Have 2020-03-30 17:48:3460 members of the Skagit Valley Chorale recently met up for rehearsal – now dozens of them have COVID-19 and two are dead. “It seemed like

Instagram Followers: Buy or Not to Buy? 2020-03-29 21:11:09Instagram has millions of users. Some Instagram accounts have acquired followers organically after many years, while others have bought followers. But

Why Every Brand Needs a Coming Soon Page 2020-03-28 19:28:36Are you planning to launch a new WordPress site? If so, you might be preparing to set up the right permalink structure, the sitemap, and the synchroni

Nationalist Planned to Bomb Hospital as Revolt against 2020-03-27 13:08:57With some thinking government lockdowns are a step in the infliction of a tyrannical order — we’ve experienced our first COVID-19 related

Supermarket Tosses Out $35K of Food After Customer 2020-03-26 10:40:36A supermarket in Pennsylvania says it had to throw away roughly $35,000 worth of food after a woman deliberately coughed on items around the store. Co

Dupe Who Licked Toilet Bowl in ‘Coronavirus Challenge’ 2020-03-25 11:26:21The ‘coronavirus challenge’ started after a TikTok influencer shared a video of herself licking a toilet seat on a plane as somebody says

Strip Club Forced To Shutdown, So Dancers Now 2020-03-25 09:51:40Lucky Devil Lounge in Portland was forced to close down. However, the executive order does permit food establishments to offer delivery or take-out. P

5 College Students Test Positive for COVID-19 after 2020-03-23 15:48:52The University of Tampa confirmed that 5 students have tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling collectively during a recent Spring Break excursio

Everything You Need To Know About Satoshi Nakamoto: 2020-03-23 05:20:29There are two best-kept secrets in the world of innovation, technology, and digital. One of them is why anyone has still not being able to hack blockc

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