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5 predictions for Facebook advertising in 2014 – Inside Facebook

Facebook advertising took several important and exciting steps forward in 2013. From introducing cost-per-action (CPA) ad buys to offline ad-performance tracking, it matured in a way that made many marketers swoon. After so many years of feeling ignored over the level of requested sophistication and analytics available from Facebook ads, advertisers now have at their disposal a remarkable breadth of organic and paid media opportunities on the social network. Since 2013 was such a big year for Facebook advertising, it’s worth asking: What’s in store for 2014? Here’s a look at five key Facebook advertising predictions that marketers should watch for in the New Year: Graph Search on mobile will change the Facebook advertising game. Facebook’s inevitable release of Graph Read More

iPad Air Vs. Nexus 7: Taste Test – InformationWeek

Why I dumped iPad for Android, then changed my mind. After a 15-month fling using Android tablets, I’ve gone back to the iPad. I loved my Nexus 7 tablet, but I like the iPad and its integration with the Apple ecosystem even more. I used an iPad starting when it first shipped in 2010, but I bought a Nexus 7 in 2012. It was only $200 and small enough to hold in the palm of my hand. I was very happy to discover it was a great device for work and play. My main use for a tablet is staying on top of the news. I read articles and web pages and share them to social media. Read More

iPad Air Vs. Nexus 7: Taste Test – InformationWeek (blog)

Why I dumped iPad for Android, then changed my mind. After a 15-month fling using Android tablets, I’ve gone back to the iPad. I loved my Nexus 7 tablet, but I like the iPad and its integration with the Apple ecosystem even more. I used an iPad starting when it first shipped in 2010, but I bought a Nexus 7 in 2012. It was only $200 and small enough to hold in the palm of my hand. I was very happy to discover it was a great device for work and play. My main use for a tablet is staying on top of the news. I read articles and web pages and share them to social media. Read More

Have Twitter Shares Flown too High? – Fox Business

Investors have been all atwitter about Twitter (TWTR), sending the stock up a sizzling 42% since the short-messaging site debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 7, 2013. Shares accelerated higher in the last two weeks of December to hit an all-time high of $73 on general optimism for Twitter’s growth prospects. Adding to the upward assent is that only a small portion of Twitter’s outstanding shares are available for public trading. But shares pulled back some 15% to $63 in the last couple trading days of 2013. So have shares run too far too fast or has the pullback offered investors a more attractive opportunity to get in? While analysts say Twitter has bright growth prospects, the Read More

Apple, H-P lead weak day for tech stocks – MarketWatch

By Rex Crum, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tech stocks began the year on shaky ground Thursday as Apple Inc. fell after a Wall Street analyst cut his rating on the company’s stock and Hewlett-Packard Co. retreated in the wake of plans for more job cuts at the tech giant. Apple /quotes/zigman/68270/delayed/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL -1.41%  ended the day down by almost $8 a share, or 1.4%, to close at $553.13. Before the market opened, Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um cut his rating on Read More

How to Delete All of Your Facebook Activity – Slate Magazine

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Happy New Year, you’re fired. HP to cut more jobs than expect – GigaOM

Hewlett-Packard which has been slimming down to fighting weight is cutting more jobs than it had expected. In fact, it expects to cut 5,000 more of those jobs, bringing the total headcount cut for its reorganization to 34,000 by October 31, 2014, according to 10k paperwork filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission on December 30. The cutting of jobs, many expected to come through attrition, was part of a reorg announced in May 2012 to be completed by the end of HP’s fiscal year 2014.  Three months later, HP said it expected to ax 29,000 jobs. According to the 10K filing, that was not enough: Due to continued market and business pressures, as of October 31, 2013, HP expects to eliminate Read More

iPad 6? New, bigger iPad ‘planned for October’ – The Week UK

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Samsung Shape speakers target Sonos for multiroom wireless… – The Verge

Samsung just announced its expanded Shape wireless audio solution for the home. The multiroom system was first launched in October with a bare-bones offering of a single $399.99 Shape M7 speaker, and an optional $49.99 wireless connectivity hub for use in homes where plugging the speaker directly into the router is inconvenient. Now, just three months later, Samsung returns with a smaller M5 speaker and HW-H750 Soundbar with wireless sub. That’s a large enough portfolio to put category-leading Sonos on notice. Samsung did in a single quarter what took Sonos years to deliver Details are scant at the moment. Samsung says the three-driver M5 speaker can be used alone or in combination with other Shape speakers, and it can be Read More

10 essential fitness apps for iOS – TechRadar UK

How to keep fit with your iOS device 10 best fitness apps for Android The 8 phones to supercharge your fitness in 2014 There was a time not so long ago when using a phone to get fit might have sounded like witchcraft. But with smartphones, apps and all the sensors built into today’s handsets they can prove remarkably useful fitness tools. We’ve compiled a list of the ten best iOS fitness apps to help you eke the maximum health benefit out of your iPhone. 1. Nike+ Running (free) Nike has gone beyond trainers and sports clothing and really embraced smart fitness with the likes of the Nike FuelBand SE. Nike+ Running is another such innovation. It allows you to Read More