Foursquare launches promoted updates – now all social networks have ads in your news feed

It’s official, all the social networking sites have started adding “promoted” tweets/posts/places to your news feed. It’s no surprise considering that Twitter, with its “promoted tweets,” recently said it has a “truckload of money in the bank” 컴퓨터 게임 다운로드.

 

Today Foursquare is launching its version of search ads, Promoted Updates.

Promoted Updates operate like Google’s promoted listings or Twitter’s promoted tweets 카카오톡 맥용 다운로드. They are pay-per-action ad placements that only appear when a user is searching for a venue in Foursquare’s Explore tab.

Foursquare determines a user’s current location and check-in history before displaying a Promoted Update 다운로드. The ads are powered by the same recommendation engine as its Explore feature. All of the paid placements will be clearly labeled at the top of the feed; they can include a store’s recent news, photos or specials 마왕일기.

Foursquare has partnered with about 20 merchants, from small mom and pop shops to national chains like Best Buy, to launch the pilot program. In the next few months, Foursquare hopes to turn Promoted Updates into a self-service tool merchants of all sizes can use on its platform 다운로드.

 

Keep reading: Business Insider – Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates, Its Newest Effort To Generate Revenue

 

 

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YouTube is dropping in monthly views – but gaining in “engagement”

YouTube is getting smaller in a metric that used to mean everything: views.

Since December, views on YouTube have dropped 28%, and March views are only slightly above what they were a year ago, startling for a site accustomed to breakneck growth 다운로드.

It’s an intended consequence of the Google-owned site’s shift from…snack-size content to a full-fledged, couch-potato-optimized entertainment destination 다운로드. At YouTube, the “view” is out and “engagement” is in.

YouTube’s focus has shifted from directing viewers to videos of skateboarding dogs to enticing them into longer, more engaging videos—the kind that are, not incidentally, more appealing to advertisers 다운로드.

On March 15, YouTube altered its recommendation system to make the time spent with a video or channel a stronger indicator than a click.

“Our goal is we want users to watch more and click less”

It appears to be working 다운로드. While views have dropped of late, the amount of minutes users spend watching YouTube has grown over the past year by 57%. The average length of a video view has grown a full minute to four minutes in the past year 다운로드.

via AdAge

 


 
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Chew – NY Times best seller about a Cibopath (one who gets psychic impressions from food)

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats 슈가맨3 다운로드. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why 다운로드.

It’s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu’s secret 다운로드. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.

Written by John Layman with brilliant art by Rob Guillory.

via Official Chew Blog

 

This comic book series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants has won multiple awards including several Eisners (Academy Awards of Oscars) and is a NY Times best seller 비단체.

The series is about 25 books in and still as engaging and hilarious as ever. You will love it if you give it a chance. Start with the latest book on the shelves now, or pick up one of the anthologies 웹쉐어 다운로드.

Even better you can read the first issue online in two places. Via Newsarama, or if you want to create an account via Comixology (which has a superior viewer, hit log-in on top right) 대학가요제 mp3 다운로드.

The Intelligent Investor – by Benjamin Graham – “the best book on investing ever written”

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide 다운로드. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949 csr8510 a10 드라이버 다운로드.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles 다운로드.

The Intelligent Investor

 

“By far the best book on investing ever written.” – Warren Buffett

The Intelligent Investor – by Benjamin Graham – "the best book on investing ever written"

The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide 다운로드. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949 다운로드.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles 오펀블랙 다운로드.

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“By far the best book on investing ever written.” – Warren Buffett

Unknown to most modern-day investors and traders – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is one of the most important investment books ever written

Like you I dream of investing in the stock market to make money. Not big money but simple 10% returns, year over year.

The trouble is that the market is so complex and confusing 티칭 필링 다운로드. It seems to take an infinite amount of time, research, and knowledge to make it work. To which, I respond, there has to be a book to explain it all to me ch340 드라이버 다운로드.

A novel that encapsulates all I need to know into pithy, poignant statements. Offering a way to avoid all the simple mistakes and skip right to the business a making money 다운로드.

I have found the first book of that kind for any investor, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre.

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The most important investment book for today’s investors isn’t on the hottest new trend–it’s a book written over 70 years ago 도라에몽 극장판 달 탐사기 다운로드. Originally published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator continues to inspire each new generation of investors.

Unknown to most modern-day investors and traders 다운로드. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is one of the most important investment books ever written.

Although Reminiscences…was first published some seventy years ago, its take on crowd psychology and market timing is a s timely as last summer’s frenzy on the foreign exchange markets 아이작 애프터버스 세이브파일 다운로드.

After twenty years and many re-reads, Reminiscences is still one of my all-time favorites.

Stock investing is a relatively recent phenomenon and the inventory of true classics is somewhat slim fckeditor. When asked, people in the know will always list books by Graham, Malkiel, and Fisher. You’ll know you’re getting really good advice if they also mention Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre 시네마 4d 무료 다운로드.

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New iPhone app: Stitcher Radio (finally a podcast subscription app!)

There is an awesome iPhone app I want to recommend to you called Stitcher Radio 바르샤바 1944.

The key feature of this app is the ability to subscribe to podcasts 다운로드. Avid listeners know that iTunes offers subscriptions and automatic downloads, but the iPhone doesn’t. For years we have had to individually look up our favorite shows, every day or week, and wondered when Apple would implement this feature applet 파일 다운로드.

Well, they haven’t and Stitcher is filling that gap.

The app works by having you create stations of your favorite shows. Search for the show you like, hit the star button to favorite, and then add it to your station 다운로드. I started with one massive station but recently broke that down into specialized sections (sports, finance, culture).

Any new episode will be pulled in automatically, or you can manually do it by hitting the refresh button kingroot. A huge time saver for me because I really hate searching iTunes for the same shows over and over again.

There are only a few misses with this app 윈도우 10 스토어 다운로드. One is the auto-play feature which only plays in one direction. You cannot set repeat or keep playing this artist (great for listening to older episodes) because it only goes forward to the next artist 강식당3 3회. The other miss is the lack of an ability to listen in order of release date. If you want to find and listen to the newest shows in your station you will have to do that manually 엠모바일 유심 다운로드.

Regardless, this app is a great recommendation, I love it, and have listened to over 16 hours of podcasts on it!

Also, check out iTunes best of 2011 Podcasts 다운로드.

Hugo in 3D – the perfect December movie

Hugo dazzlingly conjoins the earliest days of cinema with the very latest big-screen technology.

..this opulent adaptation of Brian Selznick’s extensively illustrated novel is ostensibly a children’s and family film, albeit one that will play best to sophisticated kids and culturally inclined adults zeromq.

Not sure which one I am a sophisticated kid or a culturally inclined adult?

No matter you should see this movie, indeed I may see it again, just for the 3D 다운로드. It is absolutely mesmerizing from the multiple layers of snowfall over every outdoor shop to the depth of crowds inside the train station.

I haven’t seen such amazing work since Avatar and I daresay it’s even better 다운로드. Add onto that a historical edge, filmmaking in Paris in the 1930s, and you have a delightful December movie.

For anyone remotely interested in film history, Hugo must be seen in 3D

The richness of detail and evident care that has been extended to all aspects of the production are of a sort possible only when a top director has a free hand to do everything he or she feels is necessary to entirely fulfill a project’s ambitions 다운로드.

via THR