The Story Behind Google’s Cardboard Project

Cardboard The surprise hit of Google I/O was without a doubt Cardboard. Google’s paper product — or phone-based VR viewer — made its debut during yesterday’s keynote, and today, David Coz, the project’s founder, revealed its origins. Read More

Want to Be a Better Blogger? Embrace Structure

tracing_originalWhat is the first step you take as you begin writing a blog post? Lots of people just like to start from the beginning -- they stare down the blinking cursor until they're suddenly inspired to write a clever introduction. 

But that's not always the best way to start a blog post. That cursor? It's daunting.  [Read more...]

Android L Preview Now Available On The Nexus 5 And Nexus 7

IMG_0001 Developers with access to a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 can now install a preview of the latest version of Google’s operating system, Android L. Read More

Google Is Working With LG To Bring Project Tango To Consumers Next Year

wpid-wp-1403800774613.jpeg During a session about its ATAP unit, Google today announced that it is working with LG to bring Project Tango, its effort to bring 3D-sensing to phones and tablets — to consumers early next year. This first consumer device will be a tablet, though Google wasn’t all that clear about what exactly this first partnership would look like and didn’t talk about the exact timing… Read More

LG G Watch And Android Wear First Impressions Review

IMG_0322 I’ve now had about a day with the LG G Watch, and in that time the device only left my wrist when I lay my head down to sleep. It’s my first experience with Android Wear, Google’s magical new wrist-based operating system, and so far I’m finding the platform and the device to be unique and genuinely useful additions to my mobile world. Read More

LinkedIn Releases New Trend Data About Women in Sales [Infographic]

women-in-sales-1This post originally appeared on the Sales section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Sales.

Last week, LinkedIn released a workforce diversity data report that sparked some questions about the representation of women in certain roles and industries. [Read more...]

No, The New Gmail API Is Not Killing IMAP

gmail Yesterday, at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced a new way for developers to build apps that integrate with Gmail, via its brand-new Gmail API. Designed to allow programmatic access to messages, threads, labels and drafts, the API was initially misunderstood by some as Google’s attempt to “kill off IMAP,” an older email protocol that offers… Read More

Facebook Engagement Among Brands Is Actually Up, Report Says

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A new report upends the conventional wisdom that Facebook's algorithm tweaks have left brands out of the News Feed, a phenomenon that Facebook itself has acknowledged.

Socialbakers looked at 3 million of the largest brand Pages and found interactions have jumped 30% since January. The researcher also found that media Pages were experiencing an even greater boost:

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"In my personal opinion, Facebook is still heavily growing as a business, and more and more users engage with the entire platform — including engagement with brand pages," says Jan Razab, CEO of Socialbakers. "Many big brands have great content that they are publishing through the platform and are really learning to engage their audiences, and this is where the growth is coming from. Read more...

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Google Removes Authorship Photos and Google+ Circle Counts From Search Results

google_authorship_removes_profile_pictureYesterday, Google's John Muller made an announcement that broke marketers' hearts: Google Authorship's about to get a makeover. And it's not the type of makeover that makes you say "ooo" and "ahh" and "how wonderful" -- it's the kind that could impact your search traffic. 

Google's getting rid of author profile pictures and Google+ circle counts on desktop and mobile search. So search results that used to look like this: [Read more...]

Buy A Google #Cardboard Clone For $20

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 2.41.45 PM Want to play around with a cardboard VR kit? Dodocase has you covered. For $19.95, the San Francisco-based manufacturer will ship you an unofficial #Cardboard kit. Some assembly is required and the NFC tag costs an additional $5. Read More
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