Played Joe the Policeman in the What's Going Down episode of That's My Mama.Played Joe the Policeman in the What's Going Down episode of That's My Mama.

3D printing gaining a foothold in manufacturing — A jet engine the size of a football whirrs and casts off blue smoke and fire. Soon it hits 33,000 RPMs. There's nothing particularly novel about this miniature engine except for one thing: It was created entirely by a 3D printer.

Smart robots are invading the factory floor — Do a Google Image search for "robotics" and you'll see the expected: Cute, humanoid machines reminiscent of a sci-fi movie. "Industrial robotics" yields something else: Images of iron arms on swinging pedestals constructing cars on an assembly line. The reality is somewhere in between.

Keeping Up With the Customers (Sustainably) — A few years ago, "showrooming" - in which a customer checks out a product at a physical store and then buys it from a different business online - looked like the harbinger of doom for brick-and-mortar retailers. " Multichannel fulfillment is one of the top issues shaking up e-commerce today.

5 Proven Twitter Marketing Strategies — The Social Media 101 Series is supported by Global Strategic Management Institute. GSMI's Social Media Strategies Series are the leading educational events for organizations looking to advance their online capabilities. Learn more. Seeking to take Twitter beyond a social phenomenon, its founders have lately set their sights on making it business-friendly as well.

Virgin Mobile Seeks Bloggers for Lady Gaga Tour — At the moment, about 40,000 people "like" Virgin Mobile on Facebook, but the brand hopes to hit 1 million by the end of the year using a tie-in with Lady Gaga. The telecom brand is working with social media talent marketing firm Talenthouse on a new program that hopes to transfer some of Lady Gaga's 27.7 million Facebook fans over to Virgin Mobile.

The Oscars and the Death of the Water Cooler — If advertisers have their way, a lot of the Oscar buzz this year will have nothing to do with the best picture nominees. As with the Super Bowl, advertisers during the second-biggest advertising night of the year (the Academy Awards are known in the industry as the "Super Bowl for Women,") are trying to inject themselves into social media conversations happening during the event.

Tax Filing Via Smartphone? Consumers Not There Yet: ADI — Millennials may prefer their smartphones and mobile devices overall, but when it comes to taxes, they use their desktops, just like Boomers and Gen Xers. That's one of the findings in a new report from Adobe Digital Index (ADI), " Tax Day Digital Insights," which looks at the 2016 tax season.

New Skift Trends Report: The Rise of Messaging Technology in Travel Booking, Part 2 — Today we are launching the latest report in our Skift Trends Reports service, The Rise of Messaging Technology in Travel Booking, Part 2 . Social media has been a major disruptive force over the past decade, but as we head into the back half of this decade, messaging is emerging as a viable alternative.

Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Google Hangouts — We've all been conditioned to accept video calls as just another one of the many communication tools in our arsenal. Yet many small-business owners wonder about exactly how they should use it. That question becomes especially topical with the rise of Google+.

Is There An End In Sight To The Viewability Crisis? — In the time it took you to read these words, a second has gone by. In that short period, you could have viewed half an online ad and got the gist of it. That, at least, is the contention of the Media Rating Council (MRC).
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