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Google adds keyword functionality to the AdWords app

We haven’t heard much about development on the AdWords app lately, but there’s a new update out today that makes the app more useful. Advertisers can now add, edit and remove keywords from their campaigns using the AdWords app. To add a keyword, simply click the new round blue “plus” button that appears in the bottom right corner of the various...

Spotify accidentally showed ads to paying subscribers when testing new ways to promote originals

Spotify says advertisements that recently appeared to paying subscribers of its music streaming service were loaded by mistake. Over the past few days, a number of Spotify customers complained their music listening experience was interrupted with ads inserted into their playlists. To be clear, the ads being weren’t those from third-parties, but were rather in-house...

Here Are Where the Happiest Workers in America Lived in 2017 (Infographic)

Are you happy with your job? If you live in Hawaii, Alaska or Wyoming, then you probably answered “yes.”It’s no surprise that a job can have a strong impact on your happiness. Often, many people have experienced first-hand what it feels like to be unhappy with your work, which can have an effect on your social life, family relationships...

Study: 80% of Google Home results come from snippets

Digital agency ROAST has released a Voice Search Ranking Report (registration required), which seeks to categorize and understand how Google processes and responds to voice queries. It also tries to determine when Google Home uses featured snippets/Answer Box results and when it does not. The company used keyword analytics to compile a list of “616 key phrases in the UK...

The Amazon worker: paid £18,000 to shift 250 items an hour

Aaron Callaway is 24 and works four nights a week alongside robots in the retailer’s warehouse Amazon worker Aaron Callaway: ‘My main interaction is with the robots.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian If I’ve learned anything from doing this job, it’s that money can’t replace time. I work four nights a week in an Amazon warehouse near my home in Southend-on-Sea....

OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers were impacted by credit card hack

If you gave your credit card number to OnePlus sometime between mid-November and last week, your card may have been compromised. The smartphone maker confirmed this morning through its online forum that upwards of 40,000 customers may have had their numbers exposed to hackers. “Only a small subset of our customers is affected,” a spokesperson...

Pyramid Schemes Are Targeting Snapchat's Mostly Teen Users

Most people understand the basics of pyramid schemes: participants recruit new investors, ad infinitum, but since there aren’t an infinite number of people willing to join, eventually, someone will lose out. When you add the layer of social media between participants, which enables anonymity and fosters a potential sense of false trust, the terrible consequences of these scams are...

What Will This Year Bring Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs?

What will 2018 bring to small business owners and entrepreneurs? If I had a crystal ball, I would definitely tell you. But since I don’t, I’ve collected predictions from a number of different sources to give you some hints about what’s in store for you this year. But first, none of the following information will matter if your small business...

What’s next for technical SEO?

It seems as though technical SEO is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. In 2016, Mike King believed that we were on the cusp of a technical SEO renaissance due to the rapid advancement of web technologies. And in 2017, interest continued to boom. Needless to say, spirits are high going into 2018 with a renewed passion for learning and the importance of technical...

Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17

Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups pitched ideas ranging from personalized genomics to hard tech spinouts from Stanford’s Linear Accelerator.  Rather than expound upon all twenty-four I worked with Alchemist to bring you a...