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  • Zoom execs dumped $580M of stock as its share price rose 622%

    Sep 28, 2020 | 06:19 am

    Zoom execs dumped $580M of stock as its share price rose 622% It’s well documented that tech insiders have made veritable oceans of money in 2020, but it’s tough to find any who’ve benefitted nearly as much as Zoom’s chief Eric Yuan. Last week, Yuan sold $69.3 million worth of company shares to bring the total sum of cash raised by Zoom insiders this year to a tendon-twisting $581.33 million — more than half a billion dollars split between just 10 execs (and one fund). Yuan leads the video conferencing company’s 2020 leaderboard for stock dumps with $251 million, representing nearly half of all Zoom insider sales this year. Next is company director Carl Eschenbach,…[…]

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  • Positive company culture drives success — here’s how to create one while WFH

    Sep 28, 2020 | 05:46 am

    Positive company culture drives success — here’s how to create one while WFH 2020 has been a year of unprecedented change, but amidst the transition to remote work and the overall uncertainty of the times, company culture remains a critical component for all organizations. It is logical to assume that the ongoing uncertainty and shift to remote work makes it more challenging than ever to develop and maintain a strong culture. Discussing company culture and how it relates to your organization has become a hot topic especially with businesses forced to work remotely. While the term has gained buzzword status over the years, it seems to have lost its true purpose due to…[…]

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  • Here’s why people refuse to use COVID-19 tracing apps

    Sep 28, 2020 | 05:08 am

    Here’s why people refuse to use COVID-19 tracing apps For about a month now, I’ve had the government’s official COVID Alert app installed on my phone. It is active and monitoring. Each week I get a notification telling me I haven’t had contact with anybody who tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s good news but it isn’t too surprising. First of all, I work from home and barely leave the house. But I do so occasionally to get a haircut and buy some groceries. Second, even if one of the people I have had contact with was infected, I would only find out if they either have the app…[…]

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  • Uber to stay in London (for now) despite its long history of safety concerns

    Sep 28, 2020 | 04:49 am

    Uber to stay in London (for now) despite its long history of safety concerns After years of delivering its service whilst the legal case over its official London operating license ambled along, judges have finally made their decision: Uber gets its license back. Despite “historical failings,” a judge has just this morning deemed that Uber is “fit and proper” to offer its ride-hailing service in the English capital, Sky News reports. The ruling, which probably few were expecting, will mean that Uber can get an official London Private Hire Vehicle license. [Read: 5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle] In a statement, Judge Tan Ikram said: “Despite their historical failings,…[…]

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  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘88% of all Bitcoin has been mined’

    Sep 28, 2020 | 04:44 am

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘88% of all Bitcoin has been mined’ Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Kierkegaard used to say: Crack open this tasty lobster! Bitcoin price We closed the day, September 27 2020, at a price of $10,774. That’s a minor 0.19 percent increase in 24 hours, or $21. It was the highest closing price in six days. We’re still 46 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market cap ended the…[…]

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  • British grannies, please stop with the QAnon memes on Facebook

    Sep 28, 2020 | 04:10 am

    British grannies, please stop with the QAnon memes on Facebook A headteacher in Stoke-on-Trent told me that, alongside ensuring a COVID-safe return to school for her pupils this September, she’s having to reassure parents that their children will not be forcibly taken away and isolated in a secret location if they start coughing in class. The headteacher keeps getting sent a Facebook post warning parents to “wake up” to the threat in the UK’s Coronavirus Act. “Is this true, can you take my child?” she is asked. The Facebook post those parents had seen began going viral mid-August. It’s one of several similar posts seen in the UK and Australia,…[…]

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  • Polestar is actually going to make the Precept, its eco-conscious concept car

    Sep 28, 2020 | 03:44 am

    Polestar is actually going to make the Precept, its eco-conscious concept car Polestar has confirmed that its futuristic Precept concept car will not remain a vision of the future, but will go into production. The Polestar Precept was unveiled back in February, and served more as a tool to demonstrate to the world what Polestar was all about ahead of delivering its first consumer vehicles. However, with the recent announcement the Precept looks like it will be Polestar‘s next vehicle. General consensus has so far suggested that Polestar‘s next consumer vehicles was going to be an SUV, the Polestar 3. [Read: 5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle]…[…]

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  • How to become a UX designer — no matter what you studied at uni

    Sep 28, 2020 | 01:58 am

    How to become a UX designer — no matter what you studied at uni Beautiful and usable design can be the deciding factor between a successful and a failing business. Great designers are treated like superstars. And it’s so fulfilling to design beautiful things that people love to use. But can you become a designer at all without a degree in design? Will you have to go back to school to pursue the career of your dreams? In my opinion, yes and no. Based on my own experience, I’m gonna share five pieces of advice that will bring you closer to becoming a designer, no matter what you’re doing right now. It was during…[…]

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  • TikTok isn’t getting banned from US app stores just yet

    Sep 28, 2020 | 00:55 am

    TikTok isn’t getting banned from US app stores just yet TikTok was scheduled to be banned across the US and removed from app stores on Sunday at midnight, but a federal judge’s injunction against the Trump administration has blocked that for now, reports The New York Times. The ban would’ve seen the short video app taken off app stores, which would have made it difficult for new users to download it on their mobile devices. It would also make it impossible for TikTok to push updates and bug fixes to its app via those stores. These restrictions would have damaged both its user experience, as well as its ability to…[…]

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  • Pardon the Intrusion #27:

    Sep 27, 2020 | 22:31 pm

    Pardon the Intrusion #27: Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Let’s face it. We all have too many online accounts and too many passwords to remember. Password fatigue is real — but password managers or single sign-ons (SSO) can take away the chore of having to recollect your passwords. SSO, especially those from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Apple, make the process even more seamless, as you only need one set of credentials to access multiple apps. Despite the benefits, SSOs introduce new…[…]

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  • Is Amazon about to eat Google’s lunch?

    Sep 25, 2020 | 03:30 am

    The e-commerce giant’s DSP is capturing more budgets and accelerating over the course of the pandemic.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Yelp brings Ads Dashboard into Yelp for Business, debuts new ads features

    Sep 24, 2020 | 11:25 am

    Advertisers can now optimize for goals such as phone calls, website visits or messages, add negative keyword targeting and more. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • The rise of reputation experience management

    Sep 24, 2020 | 09:20 am

    Reviews and ratings influence search rankings and customer acquisition. Here’s how marketing and customer experience teams can work together to improve both SEO and customer outcomes. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google brings bidding to Local Services Ads

    Sep 24, 2020 | 04:05 am

    Only selected advertisers will get access to the auction during the beta period. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Bing applies AI and natural language models to autosuggest, People Also Ask

    Sep 24, 2020 | 04:01 am

    Intelligent answers and semantic highlighting are also rolling out to more markets.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Video: Barry Schwartz and Google’s Martin Splitt discuss strained relations with the search community

    Sep 23, 2020 | 07:03 am

    The two chat about how the company’s attempts at transparency have backfired, common SEO misconceptions and why the answer is often “it depends.”Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • We’re hiring a new content lead for Search Engine Land and SMX

    Sep 23, 2020 | 04:09 am

    It’s a great opportunity to lead a team of subject matter experts in creating content for online and in-person consumption that elevates, informs and inspires search marketing professionals. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google opens the source for its robots.txt parser in Java and testing framework in C++

    Sep 23, 2020 | 03:15 am

    The new releases are from Google’s Search Open Sourcing team.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google local ads gain Smart Bidding for store sales, ‘pick up later,’ service attributes

    Sep 23, 2020 | 02:00 am

    The company is investing heavily to address the dominant online to offline use cases, including buy online, pickup in-store.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Women in search: Why allies and networking are critical

    Sep 22, 2020 | 10:27 am

    How to be an active ally for equality in the search industry. Plus, networking resources for women in search.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google now supports shipping details schema for product results

    Sep 22, 2020 | 07:50 am

    Sellers are no longer limited to Google Merchant Center for sharing shopping details with Google Search.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google rolling out video appointments, online classes to local business profiles

    Sep 22, 2020 | 06:27 am

    It requires a booking relationship with a Reserve with Google partner. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Here’s why you need to attend SMX

    Sep 22, 2020 | 05:32 am

    Finish 2020 strong and head into the New Year ready to generate more traffic, leads, conversions, and sales!Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Did Google just hint at an authority profile?

    Sep 21, 2020 | 05:45 am

    A recent blog post from Google points to defining a paradigm on the SERP with what we now know as a core update.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Holiday shopping SEO: Last-minute tips and techniques for e-commerce sites

    Sep 18, 2020 | 12:01 pm

    How to optimize the work you’ve been doing year-round and what to avoid ahead of the most profitable time of the year.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Next on MarTech Live: Where Does Marketing Automation Fit within Your Martech Stack?

    Sep 18, 2020 | 09:36 am

    Marketing technology continues to rapidly evolve. Experts weigh in on marketing automation technology and where it fits within your overall martech stack.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • A new era has arrived in local search: Google’s Local Trust Pack

    Sep 18, 2020 | 03:45 am

    The variables that drive performance for LSA extend beyond the prominence, relevance and proximity factors we have built strategies for.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • SMX is Coming to You in December 2020: Be a Part of it!

    Sep 17, 2020 | 08:53 am

    Interested in speaking at SMX? Now’s the time to submit your session idea.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • This decade’s most important marketing question: What data rights do advertisers possess?

    Sep 17, 2020 | 03:58 am

    Google’s move to reduce advertisers’ visibility into search terms reporting raises big questions about data access in the age of automation. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • GoogleBot to soon crawl over HTTP/2

    Sep 17, 2020 | 03:51 am

    While HTTP/2 should result in efficiency improvements, there is no ranking benefit to this chage.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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