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7 Crucial Elements To Writing The Perfect Blog Post

7 Crucial Elements To Writing The Perfect Blog Post | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

This blog post talks about the 7 crucial elements needed to write the perfect blog post.

 

Headline: The 6 words that count mostStorytelling hookFewer characters per line at firstFeatured imageSubheads for scanningContent and the magic 1,500 word post lengthSoundbites for sharing
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The next groundbreaking mobile device: your car

The next groundbreaking mobile device: your car | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The stage is finally set for an explosion of new connectivity in vehicles, which is why a record 10 automakers will be showing off their wares at CES this week, with the CEOs of Mercedes-Benz and Ford (F) giving keynote speeches touting their offerings. And while the press at CES is likely to focus on futuristic eventualities such as self-driving cars that can drop you off at the mall and park themselves, many useful (and some pointless) digital features are showing up on new cars today, forcing car buyers to decide just how connected they want to be on the road.

 

 



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Hackers could control your car by attacking safety features - Masters and PhDs

Hackers could control your car by attacking safety features - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Safety and security features can be exploited by hackers to steal information, extort money or even control vehicles, motoring experts have warned.

 



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Kids Explain Why Instagram Is So Popular

Kids Explain Why Instagram Is So Popular | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Instagram seems to be popular with the next generation of users. Business Insider asked kids between the ages of 9 and 13 what they really think of Instagram…

 


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10 Free Plagiarism Detection Tools

10 Free Plagiarism Detection Tools | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Whether you are a teacher who wants to check students’ work for copied material or you are a writer who want to make sure that your content is plagiarism free, these free online plagiarism detection tools will be extremely handy for you. Below, we have presented a list of top 10 free plagiarism detection tools that will help you detect that the content is copied and not original.

Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s idea or work and passing it off as your own, and with the growth of digital technology plagiarism has become a serious concern, not only for the academic professionals but also for the writers as well. Feel free to share your opinions and comments with us via comment section below.

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5 waves of technology disruption that are just getting started - Masters and PhDs

5 waves of technology disruption that are just getting started - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Vivek Wadhwa predicts that virtually every major industry will soon be disrupted by technology innovation. He discusses five sectors to keep an eye on:

Manufacturing;The reinvention of finance;Health care;The energy industry;Communications.



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5 Tips for Getting Your Dream Job in Social Media

5 Tips for Getting Your Dream Job in Social Media | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Connecting with others over social media is loads of fun so imagine if you got to make a career out of it!.

 

An increasing number of brands and marketing teams are hiring social media managers to take their social efforts to the next level.

 

If you’ve always wanted to get paid to do what you love, read on for five tips to help you land your dream job in social media.


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Knee Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant - About Health Degrees

Knee Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant - About Health Degrees | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own. The therapy, successfully tested in sheep, could provide the first effective and long-lasting repair of damaged menisci, which occur in millions of Americans each year and can lead to debilitating arthritis.

 


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7 Data Points Proving What Works on Instagram

7 Data Points Proving What Works on Instagram | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Instagram is the perfect platform for brand engagement. Want to get the most out of your efforts? Take a look at this data!

Simply Measured shared a study that featured some great data points to help marketers make the most of their Instagram efforts.  Let’s take a look at the data and the insights of this illuminating study.

 

The Insights

Instagram is not a set it and forget it type of social network. Marketers need to consistently post photos and videos to Instagram to see any impact. It would be ideal to try to set a loose content calendar to organize your efforts and keep a consistent frequency of posting.Content lasts a few days on Instagram. Keep tabs on how long your content continues to receive engagement to determine what your minimum posting frequency should be.Provide captions but don’t go crazy on the length of text. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.If your post involves another user be sure to mention them in the caption and tag them in the image if necessary. Be sure to spread the love!Hashtags help your content get discovered. Be sure to use them!Make sure you use location tags when appropriate. This is especially important if you are a hotel, restaurant or any other brick and mortar business.Don’t forget that Instagram and Twitter make an incredible 1-2 punch for distributing your content!
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What I Learned From Building An App For Low-Income Americans - Masters and PhDs

What I Learned From Building An App For Low-Income Americans - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The brief was simple: build a tech product for low-income American households. It wasn’t simple at all. 

Living on a low income translates into other forms of scarcity: of power, information, respect, opportunity, time, health, security, and even of sleep. Our job was to build a piece of technology which could increase our users’ stock of at least one of those resources.

 


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How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing

How to Use Twitter Cards in Social Media Marketing | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
What are Twitter Cards, and how do they work? They enable publishers to attach media experiences to tweets — beyond the 140-character limit.
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How to Create Your First Website

How to Create Your First Website | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

This free Alison online course covers the skills and techniques needed to create your first website and is designed for novices who’ve always wanted to build a site but lack the skills or knowledge to do it.

 


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Critical Skills for Entrepreneurs

Critical Skills for Entrepreneurs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

This Alison course will show you how the timing of an idea is very important and why it is very difficult to call. Kaplan shares his advice on the types of risks that companies face when they start off and how the trick is to get the risk out as soon as possible. He discusses the best time to start a business, why he admires and respects business leaders such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos and how to establish culture and values in a company early on.

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Top 6 Ways to Use Instagram to Enhance Your Business

Top 6 Ways to Use Instagram to Enhance Your Business | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Then the first thing that you should do is share the images of the products that you want to sell. No one would be ready to purchase things that they haven’t seen. When you are selling stuff online, you might not be able to show the real product.

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Understanding Supply Chain Risk Management - About Business Degrees

Understanding Supply Chain Risk Management - About Business Degrees | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

This free Alison online course will be of great interest to all professionals who work in the areas of operations management, logistics, procurement and information technology, and to all learners who are interested in developing a career in the area of supply chain management.

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A Dangerous Question: Does Internet Advertising Work at All? - Masters and PhDs

A Dangerous Question: Does Internet Advertising Work at All? - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

In a study of search ads bought by eBay, the most frequent Internet users—who see the vast majority of ads; and spend the most money online—weren’t any more likely to buy stuff from eBay after seeing search ads. The study concluded that paid-search spending was ironically concentrated on the very people who were going to buy stuff on eBay, anyway. “More frequent users whose purchasing behavior is not influenced by ads account for most of the advertising expenses, resulting in average returns that are negative,” the researchers concluded.

 



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When's the Best Day and Time to Post on Social Media?

When's the Best Day and Time to Post on Social Media? | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Your social analytics can give you an indication of when your audience is engaging with your content, and there are tons of blog posts out there offering you sound advice on when you should post your content on social media. But it’s not enough to just know when your visitors are online, but when they’re engaging online (i.e. clicking, sharing, emailing, and even printing).

We took a look at our proprietary data based on 14 million sites using our tools worldwide (that’s about 3 billion pageviews a day), to help you optimize when you should post your content, including the day, time, and social network. Here’s what we found for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

 

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Clearing the air: Nissan to broaden eco-car lineup with new Electrics, Hybrids

Clearing the air: Nissan to broaden eco-car lineup with new Electrics, Hybrids | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- Nissan Motor will release two new electric vehicles and add a hybrid version of its mainstay compact as early as fiscal 2016, aiming to broad

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Electric vehicles will not be competitive with those fueled by petroleum derivatives unless there are more charging stations, deeper capacity battteries, and range comparable to conventionally-powered cars.  Battery research may eventually close the gap.  Why hasn't any car manufacturer put solar panels in the roofs of these cars?  Those panels could keep a trickle charge on the batteries, allowing them to be fully charged  at the end of the day and to perhaps a bit more range.  Aloha, Russ.

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Project Management Degree Programs - About Business Degrees

Project Management Degree Programs - About Business Degrees | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

What is project management? Over the last decade there has been a growing demand for project management programs. These provide training in the skills and knowledge required for business project management – basically to plan, execute, and coordinate projects by taking charge and directing a team to ensure deadlines are met and projects completed within the time set and without going over budget. Thus, a project management degree provides the education and training for you to take a leadership position in a wide range of settings.

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Tech’s push to “disrupt” workers is a legal & social timebomb - Masters and PhDs

Tech’s push to “disrupt” workers is a legal & social timebomb - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The maid-on-demand service Handy, is one of the increasing list of companies that are re-classifying their workers as contractors, and hence saving many of the costs associated with having employees.

Jeff Roberts, Staff Writer for Gigaom:

Transforming toilet cleaners into contractors is one example of how the tech industry is shaking up the labor market. But more broadly, Handy’s unusual arrangement also embodies a Silicon Valley ethos that tech boosters like to call “disruption,” and that detractors call “regulatory arbitrage.”

 



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Diploma in Basic English for Business and Tourism

Diploma in Basic English for Business and Tourism | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

This free ALISON online Diploma in Basic English for Business and Tourism course is ideal for business, tourism and hospitality students who wish to advance to an intermediate level of English with a focus on the travel and hospitality industries.

Business English language skills are in great demand around the world as more and more businesses and organisations conduct their international business operations through the medium of the English language. English is also essential for people working in the tourism industry.

 


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As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up - Masters and PhDs

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up - Masters and PhDs | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published.

Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least as old as the Luddites, there are signs that this time may really be different. The technological breakthroughs of recent years — allowing machines to mimic the human mind — are enabling machines to do knowledge jobs and service jobs, in addition to factory and clerical work.

 



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The Guide to Launching Your App: 5 Lessons

The Guide to Launching Your App: 5 Lessons | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

Emily Egbert, spokesperson for HitUp, says that “launching an app is like having your first child; it’s a good idea to talk to someone who’s been through the process before anything goes off the rails. When my company launched its app, we did some things right — and we made a few mistakes.”

Emily lists five lessons they learned that should be kept in mind to ensure your digital baby grows up to be healthy:



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Future Technology trends to Start Planning around Now

Future Technology trends to Start Planning around Now | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

With so many new technology trends reaching critical mass, it’s easy to miss one. But you need to stay on top of them or get left behind. It’s imperative that solution providers be able to identify all the latest trends and piece together the puzzle to best fit their own business—and that of their customers.

With that in mind, here are three technology trends that will have a profound impact on the SME space in 2015 and beyond.

 


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More reasons why the Abbott budget is so hard to sell

More reasons why the Abbott budget is so hard to sell | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

The Abbott government’s various measures since coming to power have antagonised most Australians – and the budget was the last straw.

 



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