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Google enhances search listings with new structured snippets
Search Engine Journal
Google recently announced via the Google Research blog that they will be introducing a new addition to search listings. The new feature is designed to pull out key pieces of information from a page and insert it into the search results snippet for that page. The new feature, which sounder like a richer version of rich snippets, is called structured snippets and can already be seen in certain searches.
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The 5 digital marketing strategies businesses say work best
Business News Daily
While email remains king in the types of digital marketing businesses find successful, other tactics are quickly closing the gap, new research finds. Specifically, 54 per cent of businesses view email as the most effective form of Internet marketing, according to a study from the marketing research firm Ascend2. However, a number of other types of digital marketing tactics aren't far behind.
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Coca-Cola is adding Wi-Fi to its vending machines
Digital Trends
How about some free Internet browsing with your ice cold beverage? Coca-Cola and British Telecom are teaming up to test out Wi-Fi-enabled vending machines in South Africa, hoping to bring invaluable online access to some of the poorest communities in the world. The scheme will start in two locations to begin with before rolling out further if it proves a success. Web access can make a huge difference to education, healthcare and innovation within a community and both companies behind the project want to improve the opportunities available to local people.
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Why Google, Apple, Samsung are pushing the adoption of smart devices
Android Headlines
We are surrounded by devices that purport to be "smart," and by smart I mean devices that can to one extent or another operate interactively and autonomously. You may well be reading this on a smart Android device — a tablet or smartphone running Jelly Bean with Google Now has something of an advantage here. Maybe you have an Android Wear device on your wrist and perhaps your home has a Nest smart thermostat.

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Why 'mobile first' should be the mantra for web design
Media Post
During the early days of the Internet, it was assumed that older people would be slow in adopting to new technology and media, and were not likely to engage with your brand online. However, that prediction hasn’t panned out as today's Boomers have turned that myth upside down. More than 50 per cent of Boomers have a smartphone and the vast majority are online everyday doing a variety of everyday tasks — social media, online retail, banking, consuming news and entertainment to name a few.

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A Facebook update aims to make ads more effective
Internet Retailer
Seeking to make Facebook Inc. advertising more interesting to consumers, the social network says it has rolled out two updates to the news feed to help show more relevant ads, while also testing a feature that would let brands set a time for their status updates — including exclusive offers — to disappear. "When someone sees an ad that is relevant to them, it's a good experience for them as well as the marketer trying to reach them," writes Max Eulenstein, Facebook's product manager, in a blog post

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The Internet is broken, and shellshock is just the start of our woes
Wired
Shellshock is one of the oldest known and unpatched bugs in the history of computing. But its story isn't that usual. Earlier this year, researchers discovered another massive internet bug, called Heartbleed, that had also languished in open source software for years. Both bugs are indicative a problem that could continue to plague the internet unless we revamp the way we write and audit software.
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Facebook to test Internet beaming drones in 2015
NDTV Profit
Facebook plans to start testing its internet-carrying solar-powered drones in 2015, with the ultimate aim of getting two-thirds of the global population online. Mark Zuckerberg had unveiled Facebook's Connectivity Lab and its partnership with the Internet.org project in March this year. The initiative seeks to use solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles to beam internet down to the two thirds of the global population who are not yet connected, according to 'Gizmag'.
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Why every media website redesign looks the same
Mashable
Website redesigns from some of the most-visited media destinations on the Internet may be leaving users with a bit of déjà vu since many are sporting the same visual elements. "It's sort of the same way that all cars look more or less the same. There's only so many ways you can design a doorknob to where it's going to be effective," said Brad Frost, a web designer that has worked on the websites for TechCrunch and Entertainment Weekly.
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The evolution of Internet speak
Mashable
"I can't even right now, I'm literally dying." Anyone who uses the Internet will recognize that ubiquitous expression. "I can't even" gives the sense that one is overwhelmed with emotion, unable to handle the situation he's facing. According to Know Your Meme, the first instance of the saying appeared online in 2005, when Urban Dictionary user JJFADS submitted the phrase.
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