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Social-Media Traffic to News Sites Has Increased 57% Since 2009

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Well, this is no surprise: Digital has far surpassed print in the way we consume news.More than half of all Internet users are plugged in to some form of social media, which means they're most likely coming into contact with the breaking news other users share on those platforms. This is especially

5 Expert Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview

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The big job interview you've been prepping for and stressing over for days or weeks is over, and you can finally breathe a sigh of relief — except now comes the hard part: Waiting to hear back.   You’re excited about the opportunity, and you want to do everythi

Not So Neutral? Comcast and Netflix Strike Network Deal

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The net may no longer be neutral.Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to the Internet service provider's broadband network, according to The Wall Street Journal . The move is anticipated to improve the streaming service's recent lagging performance.While a deal was officially announce

From the State That Legalized Weed, Comes the World's Strongest Drug Test

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The security guard is young, maybe mid-twenties, tall and wiry and armed. He’s friendly. He asks, “Good morning, sir. Recreational? Can I see your ID?” and directs me to the left, into a zig-zag of retractable belt barriers terminating at a long, well-lit counter.Along the wall behind the counter is

Online Startup Simple Acquired by Spanish Bank for $117 Million

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Simple, the online bank that sought to change banking, has been bought by a bank.Spain's second-largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has acquired the financial startup for $117 million in cash, the two companies announced on Thursday. Simple CEO Joshua Reich wrote in a blog post tha

Facebook Snaps Up WhatsApp, But What About Snapchat?

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You could almost hear the collective gasp inside and outside the tech community on Wednesday when Facebook announced plans to acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion, with another $3 billion in restricted stock units thrown in for employees for good measure.In fact, this was the second time in three months

Steve Jobs Gets a Postage Stamp and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.The U.S. Postal Service will honor Steve Jobs with a new postage stamp, according to The Washington Post . The Post also got its hands on a list of approved subjects f

1 Month Ago, the WhatsApp CEO Promised He Wouldn't Sell

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Just a month ago, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum appeared to be dead-set against selling his company. In an interview with Wired UK editor David Rowan, Koum pointed out that the best companies — including Facebook — have resisted buyout attempts."I think for us, when we started the company for me and [co

WhatsApp, Texting Apps Will Drain $33 Billion From Telecoms This Year

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Facebook sees WhatsApp as the future of communication . Telecoms view it another way: as a menace that is extracting revenues.Telecoms have typically charged users for texting plans, especially outside the United States. WhatsApp or one of its many competitors, including Line, WeChat, Apple's iMessa

DHL Disowns Viral Marketing Prank

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A marketing campaign for the delivery service DHL went viral Thursday. The clip shows DHL tricking similar companies, such as UPS, into advertising for them. Now it seems DHL was not behind the stunt.A representative for DHL told Mashable in an email: "This video was not something that was initiated