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These six tech companies are worth $500 billion, and their earnings are about to sway the market

As 2017 dawned, two tech companies were worth $500 billion on their own. That number has since tripled, forming a group of half a dozen tech companies worth at least half a trillion dollars that dominate the markets as their products weave their way into every facet of consumers’ lives. All six companies — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA, +0.20%  , Alphabet Inc.GOOGL, +0.41% GOOG, +0.54%  , ... Read More »

State of the State 2018: What Gov. Brown said about education

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his eighth State of the State speech — his final one — on January 25 in Sacramento. He affirmed his belief in “local control” of K-12 schools and defended his record of expanding funding for California’s system of higher education. The following are his complete remarks on education as he delivered them: In addition to infrastructure ... Read More »

Getting Serious About Photography? Don’t Buy a DSLR

Thanks to fairly competent smartphone cameras and easy-to-use editing apps, photography has become accessible for anyone who is even slightly interested in this hobby. Everyone wants to be the next star on social media with an #Instapic. The fact that photography is going mainstream is further corroborated by the sudden surge of photography pages on Facebook. Digital Single Reflex Cameras ... Read More »

AI Revolution Will Be All About Humans, Says Siri Trailblazer

It’s 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature – digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android. Predictions for an AI-dominated future are increasingly ... Read More »

Sarahah App: What Is It, and Why Is Everyone Talking About This Anonymous Messaging App?

HIGHLIGHTS Sarahah is an anonymous messaging app You can send messages even without logging in There are concerns of cyberbullying in this anonymous setting The Sarahah app has taken hold in the social media sphere over the past week, joining trends such as Prisma app that rose quickly in public consciousness. Whether it will remain a hit or fade away in a ... Read More »

Social Media Is More About The Connections Than The Information And Likes

Author and Professor Deborah Tannen recently explained to Judy Woodruff on PBS that everyday talk and shares on social media isn’t about information we need to know. It’s about staying connected to the people we care about. I think of social media as an extension of the how-was-your-day conversations that let you know someone cares about you, so you feel less alone in ... Read More »

Donnie Wahlberg brags about his good deeds on social media

Donnie Wahlberg left a $2,000 tip on an $82 bill at a Waffle House in North Carolina, and he wants to make sure his fans know about it. The 47-year-old “Blue Bloods” actor posted a selfie with the restaurant staff and a screenshot of the check on social media late Wednesday night. “My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars– ... Read More »

Israel is getting serious about opening up the high-tech market to domestic investors

Ariel Jerozolimski | Bloomberg | Getty Images Inside the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Israeli pension funds are expected to get a waiver that will allow them to invest in four new high-tech funds for which the government issued new tenders this week. The new mutual funds, meant for both private and institutional investors, are to be traded on the Tel ... Read More »

The Diet Pill Approach – 7 Must-Know Facts About Weight Loss Pills!

In any case, do you know what eat less pills for weight loss include and whether they are the correct decision for you? If not, read on for educating yourself about the nature and extent of utilizing the various eating routine pills available in the market and if yes, there’s really no harm in verifying what you feel you already ... Read More »

What Working at a Social Media Company Taught Me about ROI

Image credit: Quka | Shutterstock.com SCOTT BRANDT CONTRIBUTOR CMO, Sprout Social 111Shares FEBRUARY 16, 2017 For the past four years, myself and three other marketers have met frequently to talk shop. We’ve celebrated a variety of milestones together — promotions, an engagement, our children’s birthdays. What had originally begun as an opportunity to learn from other professionals, has grown into ... Read More »