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Google Buffs YouTube to Emphasize Channels

Google Buffs YouTube to Emphasize Channels | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Google’s YouTube service on Thursday rolled out a new look billed as both cleaner and simpler and more clearly built around a selection of distinct channels.
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8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don't Matter)

8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don't Matter) | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Quora user and recruiter Ambra Benjamin answers the question, "What do recruiters notice about your resume at first glance?"
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Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web | WIRED

Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web | WIRED | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Diogo Mónica once wrote a short computer script that gave him a secret weapon in the war for San Francisco dinner reservations. This was early 2013. The script would periodically scan the popular online reservation service, OpenTable, and drop him an email anytime something interesting opened up—a choice Friday night spot at the House of…
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It's not about the number its about the engagement. 

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Boost Your Blogging Confidence: 5 Proven Tips

Boost Your Blogging Confidence: 5 Proven Tips | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
I’ve teamed up with my friend Sarah Mason to breathe new life into some vital ideas from my blog archive, and I think this one is perhaps our best work yet. It’s fun, entertaining, and an educational look at blogging confidence.
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Note 4 And Gear S

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Note 4 And Gear S | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
The Note edge is Samsung’s first curved display handset, although the Korean manufacturer has been open about working toward this goal. It first demoed curved display technology at CES 2013.
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BlackBerry rolling out redesigned BBM for iPhone 6/6 Plus

BlackBerry rolling out redesigned BBM for iPhone 6/6 Plus | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Previous BBM design (left) and refreshed BBM design (right)
Better late than never, BlackBerry showed off a redesigned version of its BBM app with native resolution support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which should be rolling out to users soon.
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All my government workers! 

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Do You Know How You Really Did This Year?

Do You Know How You Really Did This Year? | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Without established goals in place, you're just guessing based on feelings. Make next year different.
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My year appears AWESOMEr  However it was not the year I planned for and I have things that I didn't achieve.  

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How to Make Your Conference or Event Journalist Friendly

How to Make Your Conference or Event Journalist Friendly | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
As the San Francisco reporter for The Next Web, I attend a lot of events. Sometimes multiple events in a single day. From keynotes, to fireside chats, to demo days,…
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I agree with all these tips and not just for journalist because I'm far from it. I do often live tweet from events and write blog post.  I would add create a hashtag and a Twitter list of the people that will be speaking.  

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The FCC Fires Back At the President’s Net Neutrality Plan

The FCC Fires Back At the President’s Net Neutrality Plan | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
This morning President Barack Obama presented a net neutrality plan, advocating for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify broadband..
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Snoop Dogg, Investor

Snoop Dogg, Investor | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
How the famed rapper claimed his spot among serious celebrity VCs.
With a recent investment in Reddit, rapper and consummate weed smoker Snoop Dogg has attained the status of "venture capitalist," and he's just getting started.
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3 Awesome Google Inbox Features to Boost Your Productivity

Google reinvents the email experience, combining communications and lifestyle.
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6 Things Everyone Needs To Stop Doing At Work

6 Things Everyone Needs To Stop Doing At Work | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to make the most of the workday, but there are several bad habits — like constantly checking Facebook or neglecting to make to-do lists — that many people form that keep them from being as productive as they'd like.
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Google Sheets Gets Smart Autofill To Predict Unknown Values | TechCrunch

Google Sheets Gets Smart Autofill To Predict Unknown Values | TechCrunch | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Google Sheets, the company's online spreadsheet, is getting quite a bit smarter today with the launch of the Smart Autofill add-on. Smart Autofill can look at..
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6 Mistakes to Avoid When You Draw Up a Business Plan | SCORE

6 Mistakes to Avoid When You Draw Up a Business Plan | SCORE | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
SIx mistakes to avoid when you draw up a business plan.
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How to Make a Good First Impression on Social Media

How to Make a Good First Impression on Social Media | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
On social media, like any medium, the first impression is absolutely fundamental to success. Here's how to make a good one.
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I agree.

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Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses for JPEG, GIF, and PNG file formats.
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The Founder’s Guide To Email Security

The Founder’s Guide To Email Security | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
 With the horror of the Sony Pictures breach unfolding in slow motion before us, we are reminded that operational security – OpSec – is absolutely key at any company.
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Learn from Sony's mistakes..

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Facebook Just Dealt A Blow To Microsoft That's Going To Hurt (FB)

Facebook Just Dealt A Blow To Microsoft That's Going To Hurt (FB) | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc has stopped including results from Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine on its social networking site.
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How to Give a Free Download to Your MailChimp Subscribers

How to Give a Free Download to Your MailChimp Subscribers | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
It's easy and free to automatically send a download to each new email subscriber using MailChimp! Find out the 10 easy steps to add your freebie now.

Via Meg Appleby
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Creating Your IT Plan

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Good plans include team input and an evaluation of ROI before a penny is spent.
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Great resource Elwin and I talked about the importance of creating a technology budget in episode 5 of Tech Tuesday.  

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How to Politely Leave a Conversation

How to Politely Leave a Conversation | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Networking is all about meeting those fabulous people who can catapult your business to the next level. But what do you do when you're trapped by a windbag?
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It's inappropriate to tell people STFU, so here are few politely ways to leave a conversation. 

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Sam’s Club’s Black Friday deal has iPhone 6 for $99 on-contract starting Nov. 15

Sam’s Club’s Black Friday deal has iPhone 6 for $99 on-contract starting Nov. 15 | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
A leaked sales flyer for Sam’s Club reveals that the wholesale retailer will begin selling the iPhone 6 for as low as $99 with a new two-year service agreement starting November 15th. The upcoming Black Friday promotion will see each iPhone 6 model...
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Sam's Club is out to win this Black Friday.
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Smartphones are the hotel room keys of the future

Smartphones are the hotel room keys of the future | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
You can already use your phone to pay for your groceries and start your car – and soon, you’ll be able to use it to enter your hotel room too.
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I love it personally but the students at TekStart will hate it because I bring all my hotel keys back to put in dramatic play. 

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Samsung Level Headphones Hold Their Own Against Beats, But Need a Remix

Samsung Level Headphones Hold Their Own Against Beats, But Need a Remix | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
As the market for premium over-the-ear headphones has become ever=more mainstream — powered in part by celebrity-driven audio models like Beats (recently acquired by Apple) — other major players are taking a fresh look at the space Chief among them...
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8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding We Learned From 20 Campaigns | TechCrunch

8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding We Learned From 20 Campaigns | TechCrunch | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
So far HAX startups have run 20 successful campaigns, making us the most prolific investor in crowdfunded hardware projects. As active participants and keen..
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For Two New Apps Called “Push” And “Drop,” The Push Notification Is The App | TechCrunch

For Two New Apps Called “Push” And “Drop,” The Push Notification Is The App | TechCrunch | Productive Tech Tips | Scoop.it
Two new applications, Drop and Push, want to save you from having to download multiple news apps or browse dozens of websites just to keep up with the topics..
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