20 Tools and Apps for Creating Marketing Videos

As humans, we love video. The movement. The faces. The emotion. A great video hooks us and pulls us in. Driving traffic, increasing engagement, and reaching a larger audience is easier to do with exciting and professional-looking videos.  If you’re still not convinced why video should be a priority for your business, here are some stats: 85% of internet users in the US watch online videos87% of marketing professionals use video as a marketing tool88% of video marketers are satisfied wit...
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Ford's BlueCruise Self-Driving Tech Did a 110,000-Mile Road Trip

Ford has revealed that it spent last year conducting the "mother of all road trips" for its upcoming BlueCruise system, sending five Mustang Mach-E crossovers and five F-150 trucks on a collective 110,000-mile journey across the US and Canada. Engadget reports: The aim, to no one's surprise, was to gauge how BlueCruise handled in a wide range of realistic road and traffic conditions. Ford had already racked up 500,000 miles of development testing, but these were shorter, narrowly-focused dry run...
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Biden set to sanction Russian officials over massive SolarWinds hack

Package of sanctions could see 10 officials expelled and comes in response to cybersecurity breach of US governmentThe Biden administration is planning to announce sanctions on Russian officials as soon as Thursday, in a move that will target several individuals and entities, according to several people familiar on the matter.A package of sanctions targeting several Russian officials will be coupled with orders also expelling some of them from the United States, said one informant. Continue read...
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A Rinci/Riap-based command-line application frameworkChanges for 1.904 - 2021-04-15[ux] Give .html suffix to tempfile() to convince Google Chrome to view a temporary file as HTML (for --format=html+datatables).
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A 23-Year-Old Coder Kept QAnon Online When No One Else Would

Bloomberg's William Turton and Joshua Brustein have published a profile of the 23-year-old proprietor of VanwaTech, an internet provider in Vancouver, Wash. that "provides tech support to the U.S. networks of White nationalists and conspiracy theorists banned by the likes of Amazon." An anonymous Slashdot reader shares an excerpt from the report: Two and a half months before extremists invaded the U.S. Capitol, the far-right wing of the internet suffered a brief collapse. All at once, in the fin...
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Apple Celebrates Earth Day by Donating $1 for Every Apple Store Purchase Made With Apple Pay

From now until April 22, Apple will be donating $1 to Conservation International for every Apple Pay purchase made on, through the Apple Store app, or in Apple retail stores. The donations will be made in celebration of Earth Day, which takes place on April 22.Conservation International works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. Combining fieldwork with innovations in science, policy, and finance, Conservation International has helped prote...
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‘Can babies see ghosts?’ The best of Yahoo Answers

After 16 years, one of the internet’s first – and most surreal – Q&A platforms is to be shut downBefore Reddit’s Am I the Asshole? forum for the “frustrated moral philosopher”, or days-long Twitter debates about whether you wash your legs in the shower, there was Yahoo Answers: one of the first online crowdsourcing resources, now a repository of infamously idiosyncratic wisdom.Established in 2005, the “knowledge-sharing” platform was where you might turn for help with a head-scratcher such as “H...
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Colors in Apple's spring event invitation hint at 'a lot of things,' leaker says

While Apple has largely stopped the practice of dropping hints in its press event invitations, a leaker claims the colors on display in...
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How to Perform IP Address Lookup with Google Sheets

Websites can determine the visitor’s geographic location using their IP address and serve more relevant content. For example, a weather website may use your IP address to estimate your approximate location and provide weather forecast for your current city automatically. A currency exchange website can determine your default currency based on your country which is detected from your IP address. There are free web IP lookup services, for example, that will revea...
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Farming Startup Unveils Self-Driving Robot That Uses AI To Zap Weeds

Carbon Robotics, a Seattle company led by Isilon Systems co-founder Paul Mikesell, is unveiling its self-driving robot that uses artificial intelligence to identify weeds growing in fields of vegetables, then zaps them with precision thermal bursts from lasers. GeekWire reports: [W]hat farmers need is less a revolution in farming methods than a revolutionary tool that fits into their current farming patterns, Mikesell said. Carbon worked closely with farmers in eastern Oregon and southern Idaho,...
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6 Elements Of Digital Brand Dominance

Video streaming is just one example of a digital economy where competition is intensifying. Many so-called legacy companies are caught up in a battle with digital competitors, and so far, the born-digital companies have been eating their lunch. Walmart (and every other physical retail store, from Macy’s to Best Buy) is in a constant duel with Amazon, and banks and credit card companies are squaring off against PayPal and Apple Pay. Meanwhile the digital giants are battling each other for mark...
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Atrium, which help sales managers more easily see who is (or isn’t) crushing it, just raised $13.5 million

There’s no shortage of data-driven sales management tools in the market. Naturally, Atrium, a five-year-old, San Francisco-based company cofounded by serial entrepreneur Pete Kazanjy, says it does a far better job of empowering sales managers to improve their team’s performance. How? By giving them easy, digestible, real-time insights into who on their team is outperforming, who is on track to reach his or her goals, and who is losing momentum and in what areas so that potential issues don’t spi...
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Korean Workers Need To Make Space For Robots, Minister Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: South Koreans must learn how to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world where many jobs will be handled by artificial intelligence and robots, according to the country's labor minister. "Automation and AI will change South Korea faster than other countries," Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jae-kap said in an interview Tuesday. "Not all jobs may be replaced by machines, but it's important to learn ways to wor...
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"FollowByEmail widget (Feedburner) is going away."

So I am told by Blogger, "because your blog uses the FollowByEmail widget (Feedburner)."The notice continues: "Recently, the Feedburner team released a system update announcement , that the email subscription service will be discontinued in July 2021. After July 2021, your feed will still continue to work, but the automated emails to your subscribers will no longer be supported. If you’d like to continue sending emails, you can download your subscriber contacts. Learn how."Ugh! I don't know if I...
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The Book Is Always Better

I love reading. Love it. One of my self-care strategies is to dedicate time to reading more. I haven’t read one book in 2021 so far which I suppose tells you how well I’m taking care of myself (I’m working on it!) Often times I’ll find a new series on Netflix and NOT want to watch it because I know it’s based on a book and, let’s face it, the book is always better! I love watching adaptations of books but I prefer reading the story first if I can. I don’t think there are many times that I’ll di...
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How to mirror your iPhone screen to a Mac computer with QuickTime or AirPlay

You can mirror your iPhone screen to a Mac with QuickTime and a Lightning to USB cable, or AirPlay and a third-party app. When you mirror your iPhone to Mac with AirPlay, you need to be on the same Wi-Fi network and use a third-party app like Reflector. When you use QuickTime to mirror content, you don't need AirPlay or the same Wi-Fi network, but you do need a cable. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the iPhone's greatest assets is its connectivity....
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Daily Crunch: Coinbase goes public

Coinbase makes an impressive public debut, Dell spins out VMware and Ford announces a new hands-free driving system. This is your Daily Crunch for April 14, 2021. The big story: Coinbase goes public Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase at an opening price of $381 per share, climbing to nearly $430 before closing at $328.28 (giving the company a market capitalization of $85.8 billion). The listing is a major milestone for the cryptocurrency world (with various crypto prices soaring today as well)...
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Google Chrome is making it easier to reopen recently closed tabs

Google is testing a new feature in Chrome that moves your recently closed tab history to the "tab search" pop-out bar.
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Judge in Texas Lawsuit Against Google Issues Protective Order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google put limits on what the search giant's in-house...
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Online Platforms Aren’t Just for Meetings

It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 virus brought the world to a halt. At first, most of us were scrambling to figure out how to move our business to online platforms. To bridge the necessary gaps with technology. Over time, this technology has become second nature to us. And “hop on a Zoom call” or “chat over Teams” has become part of our everyday language. These days, we are still using online platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, but we are getting creative with how we use them. We ar...
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ReverseVision Adopts Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider

Reverse mortgage technology platform ReverseVision announced this week that it has adopted Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud technology provider, which the company describes as a part of its effort to transform its platform of loan origination system (LOS) and management software in order to “establish reverse mortgage loans as mainstream lending programs by bridging the technology gap between reverse and forward lending systems with its flexible, cloud-enabled architecture,” a co...
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How the FBI Managed To Get Into the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

A new report from The Washington Post reveals how the FBI gained access to an iPhone linked to the 2015 San Bernardino shooting. Apple refused to build a backdoor into the phone, citing the potential to undermine the security of hundreds of millions of Apple users, which kicked off a legal battle that only ended after the FBI successfully hacked the phone. Thanks to the Washington Post's report, we now know the methods the FBI used to get into the iPhone. Mitchell Clark summarizes the key findin...
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2 Coinbase execs are worth nearly $1 billion after barely a year at the crypto company as its direct listing showers wealth on employees

Coinbase chief product officer Surojit Chatterjee (left) has a stake in the company worth $657 million. CEO Brian Armstrong (right) has a stake worth $13 billion. Coinbase Coinbase made its public market debut on Wednesday. Coinbase executives and investors saw the value of their shares skyrocket as a result. At Wednesday's closing price of $328.28, two top execs' shares are now worth a combined $957 million. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coinbase, one of the wor...
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Respiratory Study Launches To Discover How Apple Watch Can Predict COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict illnesses such as coronavirus, or flu. Apple Insider reports: "The goal of the study is to see if the information collected by the Apple Watch and iPhone can detect early signs of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19," say the organizers on the recruitment page. The study is focusing on the Seattle area because residents "may have higher than normal risk of respiratory illness bec...
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How to get a Beats headphones repair through Apple support

If you think your Beats headphones might need a repair, you can use Apple support to coordinate one. Beats by Dr. Dre Apple will replace or repair Beats headphones that have incurred accidental damage, have battery issues, or have certain missing parts. Service costs depend on what Beats product you have, your issue, and whether or not you have AppleCare Plus or another warranty. To make a service request, you'll first need to call or start an online chat with an Apple support represe...
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Report: Aussie biz Azimuth cracked San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, ending Apple-FBI privacy standoff

Mozilla-authored code in iOS exploited, since patched, it is claimed Australian security firm Azimuth has been identified as the experts who managed to crack a mass shooter's iPhone that was at the center of an encryption standoff between the FBI and Apple.…
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What to expect from Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event on April 20

This event is mysterious, but we're confident iPads will figure prominently.
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Hear how to raise big funding (and use it well) from FirstMark’s Rick Heitzmann and Orchard’s Court Cunningham

Orchard, founded in 2017, was relatively early to the proptech industry. The company, originally called Perch, focused on dual-trackers, which are folks who are both buying and selling a home simultaneously. FirstMark Capital led both the Series A and the Series B funding rounds for Orchard, doubling down on the real estate platform. It goes without saying, we’re absolutely thrilled to have FirstMark Capital Managing Partner Rick Heitzmann and Orchard CEO Court Cunningham join us on an upcoming ...
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Building customer-first relationships in a privacy-first world is critical

Travis Clinger Contributor Share on Twitter Travis Clinger is SVP, head of addressability and ecosystem at LiveRamp, a data connectivity platform safely moving data through the pipes connecting most every brand, tech platform, publisher and advertiser on the open internet. Jeff Nienaber Contributor Jeff Nienaber is senior director, global audience ads at , which provides intelligent...
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Creator monetization and CRM startup Pico raises $6.5M

Pico, a New York startup that helps online creators and media companies make money and manage their customer data, announced today that it has launched an upgraded platform and raised $6.5 million in new funding. In a statement, the startup’s co-founder and CEO Nick Chen said Pico helps creators with their two biggest problems — “how to make money more easily and how to get to know your audience better” — while also giving them control over their two most important assets, namely “your brand and...
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