Gatekeepers Gonna Gate: Apple, Google, and Antitrust (Thinks Out Loud Episode 258)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Gatekeepers Gonna Gate: Apple, Google, and Antitrust (Thinks Out Loud Episode 258) – Headlines and Show Notes Apple's getting in some trouble for how their App Store restricts access to apps that aren't Apple's. Google's getting in even more trouble with antitrust authorities. And Facebook's not super popular with regulators either, facing scrutiny from a handful of state attorneys general too. We live i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Wikipedia, Nazis, Seo, United States, New York Times, Reddit, Bing, Expedia, Peter Singer, Emerson, Apple Google, Tim Peter

Four Digital Organization Tasks to Do Today to Save Your Sanity

The following is a guest post with four digital organization tasks to do today to save your sanity from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project. When you think about organizing, you probably immediately think of your house. Or, the physical and tangible items that you own. Have you ever thought about digital organization? Digital items may not be physically causing you clutter and stress, but they are extremely important to organize. Just like home organization, digital organiza...
Tags: Crafts, Technology, Microsoft, Arkansas, Guest Bloggers, Kristin, Four Digital Organization Tasks


Normally I'm the one doing the interviews. I have hosted more than 2 dozen for EDEN over the last few years at conferences in Spain, Norway, Hungary and Sweden. But this time, EDEN (the European Distance and E-Learning Network) turned the tables on me and I was the one in the hot seat. I was one of the opening keynotes for the annual EDEN conference in Bruges (#eden19), and because most of the keynotes are usually interviewed for the EDENTube channel, I found myself in front of the microphone b...
Tags: Games, Technology, Sweden, Learning, Education, eLearning, E-learning, Eden, Bruges, Distance Education, Mobile Learning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Eden19, Digital Badges, European Distance and E-Learning Network

WordPress Plugin, NextGen Pro, Now Includes Print Fulfillment

WordPress Plugins For The Win These are truly exciting times we are living in. As professional photographer, if your website uses WordPress plugins, you are going to want to sit up and pay a little attention. Would you like an easy and seamless way for your clients to order prints through your own website? If you said yes, you are in the majority. With nearly 30% of all photography websites based on WordPress, the time has come to be able to fully harness the power behind the ubiquitous platfo...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Microsoft, Web/Tech, Wordpress Plugin, Scott, Avon Connecticut, Seshu, Scott He, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, Imagely, Featured Post of the Day, For Photographers, For Clients, NextGen Pro, Photographic Printing

Top Patent, Trademark, and IP Stories from Last Week (9/2-9/8/19)

Every week, we will be highlighting the top patent, copyright, trademark, intellectual property, etc. stories of the previous week in our “In Case You Missed It” segment. The list itself is in no particular order and includes a wide range of stories from the patent world that are informative, noteworthy, or just plain bizarre. The […] The post Top Patent, Trademark, and IP Stories from Last Week (9/2-9/8/19) appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyrigh...
Tags: Apple, Blog, Innovation, ICYMI, Vincent LoTempio

Government Gets Tough with Facebook Following Numerous Scandals

Increasing concerns over how tech companies manage and use user privacy and data has led to the U.S. government positioning itself of clamp down on offenders. First in line is Facebook, which is now subject of a multi-state investigation over its data practices. Google is also in the firing line, while other tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft will likely watch on with uneasy interest. Services like Google and Facebook have become hugely valuable for consumers. Whether its connecting with fr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, News, Microsoft, Congress, Seo, United States, The Washington Post, James, Letitia James, Chris Voss, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Following Numerous Scandals, Facebook New York

Is PPC Competitor Bidding Right for You?

By now, most PPC professionals have likely seen the recent discussions around brand and competitor bidding. Everything started with this tweet from Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp: When Google puts 4 paid ads ahead of the first organic result for your own brand name, you’re forced to pay up if you want to be found. It’s a shakedown. It’s ransom. But at least we can have fun with it. Search for Basecamp and you may see this attached ad. — Jason Fried (@jasonfried) Se...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Sem, Ppc, Jason, Ftc, Cpc, Jason Fried, Marty Weintraub, Google Ads, Kirk Williams, Julie Bacchini, Brand Bidding, Competitor Bidding, Brooke Osmundson, Google Ads Policy

What rel=”nofollow UGC sponsored” Really Means – Not What it Says

You probably have heard about the link attribute (NOT tag!) called “nofollow” by now. You know what the nofollow attribute does. It cripples hyperlinks so that they do not count for Google rankings. Now we have more of those attributes! What do they really mean though? It’s not what the attributes and Google actually say. nofollow – Almost 15 Years of Success The nofollow attribute was introduced in 2005 as an initiative by GoogleMicrosoft Yahoo It was to combat SPAM...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Seo, Bing, Ugc, Akismet, Matt Cutts

Holistic SEO: Improve every aspect of your website

At Yoast, we try to combat the notion that SEO is just a trick. While tricks might get you ranked quickly, they usually don’t work in the long run, and they might even backfire. Permanently ranking well in Google demands an extensive SEO strategy focused on every aspect of your website; the technical stuff, the user experience, the content on your website and the security of your website all need to be in order. So, to keep ranking well in Google, you should develop a holistic SEO approach. Let ...
Tags: Google, Seo, Holistic Seo, Technical Seo, YOAST, Wijchen

Apple’s fall keynote brings iPhone, Apple Watch upgrades

My latest Techspotting segment for KITV, where Maleko McDonnell and I discuss Apple’s fall keynote, which is like Christmas morning for Apple fans. This year Apple announced a reduced price for the iPhone, and better cameras and battery life for the iPhone Pro. Also, the Apple Watch Series 5, and aggressively priced services like Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. Q: Apple’s fall keynote is Christmas morning for many tech fans. What did Apple unwrap yesterday? A: As usual, Apple announced a lo...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Video, Technology, Disney, Netflix, Hulu, Jason Momoa, Applewatch, Capcom, KITV, Appletv, Maleko McDonnell, Applearcade

Long-term Building in Japan

The Ise Shrine in Japan, which has been rebuilt every 20 years for over 1,400 years.  When I started working with Stewart Brand over two decades ago, he told me about the ideas behind Long Now, and how we might build the seed for a very long-lived institution. One of the first examples he mentioned to me was Ise Shrine in Japan, which has been rebuilt every 20 years in adjacent sites for over 1,400 years. This shrine is made of ephemeral materials like wood and thatch, but its symbiotic re...
Tags: Japan, Future, Bbc, Infrastructure, Unesco, Tokyo, Holland, Sfo, Christ, Kyoto, Osaka, Suntory, Kami, Buddhist, Daniel, Danny

How I dodged a $180 hotel fee

I missed the deadline to change my booking date by less than a day. Here's what I did — mostly by accident! — to leave a day earlier without the extra hotel fee … Mistakes happen. If the only consequence of making a mistake is that things cost a bit more than they should have, that's a pretty good outcome in the grand scheme. But it's still annoying. Which is why finding a way to unpaint yourself from a corner is such a rush. In this post, I'll describe how I dodged a $180 change ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Reagan, Hilton, Marriott, Frugality, Washington Hilton, Churchill Hotel

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