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Google's Mobile Ads Lift Alphabet Once Again

inc.com — Oh how quickly things can change. One year ago, shareholders were wondering whether Google could ever adapt to a world fueled by mobile. Now, Google's mobile advertising is the chassis that carries Alphabet and all of it's umbrella businesses.

How Facebook Live Can Boost Your Business

inc.com — "Is it 3, 2, 1? Happy Slow Cooker Sunday!" yells T-Mobile CEO John Legere in one of his recent Facebook Live posts where he talks about the latest happening at his company while taking viewers through a crock-pot recipe.

Riding Higher Than Ever, Facebook Lays Out Vision of a Video-First World

inc.com — After posting stellar quarterly results, reaching 500 million Instagram users, crossing the 1 billion user mark on Messenger and completing the first successful flight of Aquila, Facebook's solar-powered, Internet-beaming drone, you'd think Mark Zuckerberg and company might take some time to celebrate, but you'd be wrong.

Quip's Bret Taylor Talks Twitter, Diversity And The Changing Landscape Of Enterprise Software

inc.com — Bret Taylor has had a career any Silicon Valley engineer would be envious of. He co-created Google Maps. He then started a social network and sold it to Facebook for $50 million. He followed that by stepping up as Facebook's chief technology officer and leading the company through its transition to mobile.

Twitter Is Betting Big On Live Streaming, But Investors Are Losing Patience

inc.com — More than one year into his return to Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey has little to show for his efforts. User growth is flat, revenue growth is slowing and there have yet to be any new hit features. Dorsey finds himself in an all-too-familiar position, one his predecessor, Dick Costolo, knew well: asking investors for patience.

How Business and Tech Reacted to Hillary Clinton Choosing Tim Kaine

inc.com — How safe of a vice presidential pick was Tim Kaine by Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton? So safe that more than 12 hours after his selection, hardly any notable tech founders or business entrepreneurs even bothered to weigh in on the choice via Twitter.

Tech Group Hopes Its Hackathons Can Help Prevent Police Shootings

inc.com — Coders and entrepreneurs will gather for hackathons this month in San Francisco and New York in hopes of creating new tools and companies that can bring an end to police violence and other social injustices. Reboot Safety, the organizer of the events, is hoping that its civic hackathons will provide a forum for innovative solutions that can prevent the police killings of minorities.

Facebook Messenger Crosses 1-Billion-User Mark

inc.com — Facebook Messenger has now reached heights few mobile apps dare to dream of: it has more than 1 billion monthly users. With this accomplishment, Messenger finally joins the vaunted ranks of Facebook's primary app and WhatsApp, both of which also count more than 1 billion monthly active users.

How This Former NFL Star Bounced Back From Near-Bankruptcy and Became a Tech Entrepreneur

inc.com — On a fall Tuesday afternoon in 2010, Phillip Buchanon used his day off to head to a movie theatre in Reston, Virginia, and watch "The Social Network." Buchanon, a then nine-year NFL veteran playing cornerback for the Washington Redskins, knew his football career was approaching its end.

An Insider's Look at 'the Stupidity of Silicon Valley'

inc.com — Antonio García Martínez, author of Chaos Monkeys , explains to Inc. reporter Salvador Rodriguez why success and failure often seems random in the tech world.
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Jul 29, 2016

RT @dnvolz: BREAKING: Clinton campaign was also hacked in attacks on Democrats - sources tell Reuters

Jul 29, 2016

@ArtesanoSF some Japanese beer, I didn't catch the name

Jul 29, 2016

"You can't find this beer in the states" says the bartender at the restaurant on market in SF in CA in the states #OverheardInSF

Jul 28, 2016

@AppleSupport one time I walked from my bedroom to my bathroom (a two second distance) and the phone fell from 70% to 1% in that timeframe

Jul 28, 2016

@AppleSupport yeah they did and the phone passed, but based on my day to day experience with it, I can tell you that's bullshit


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