Thursday, August 16, 2018

Goodbye forever, Windows Vista

The end has finally come for one of the world's most hated pieces of software, Windows Vista. As of Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows Vista, the company announced in a support article. Often called the worst version of Windows, Vista was released just over a decade ago in 2007, five years after Windows XP and two years before Windows 7. SEE ALSO: Let's all pour one out for Vista, the worst version of Windows After the incredibly popular Windows XP, Vista had a lot to live up to but fell flat. Windows 7 was received with much relief from Vista users looking to switch and XP users looking for a true upgrade. Read more... More about Microsoft, Windows Vista, Windows, and Tech

‘Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ author dies

Thinker and writer Robert M. Pirsig, who wrote the famend "Zen and the Artwork of Motorbike Upkeep," died Monday at his house in South Berwick, Maine, publishing home William Morrow & Firm stated.

Not again. Another story about a United passenger emerges—this one with handcuffs.

Yet another story about a mistreated United passenger has made the news. Geoff Fearns, president of Tripacific Capital Advisors, told the LA Times that last week—before the viral incident involving a man being dragged off a plane—that he was threatened with handcuffs for refusing to give up his $1,000 seat on a flight from Kauai to Los Angeles for "somebody more important who came at the last minute." SEE ALSO: United Airlines lost $800 million in value (but got some of it back) Fearns told the publication he was already in his seat when a United employee rushed up to him, telling him he had to get off the plane "because the flight was overfull." Read more... More about La Times, Geoff Fearns, Handcuffs, United Airlines, and United

Getting Started with Analytics Attribution

As much as we’d like to think that a conversion is a nice, neat and organized path from one point to another, the conversion process is often more like a twisting road map of tangents, intersections and loops that involve a whole host of customer touch-points. Analytics attribution can help you not only make sense of the path your customer took to get to you, but also help you optimize that path. Let’s take a closer look: Analytics: Skimming the Surface Google offers an excellent example of explaining why analytics alone are not enough. In this example, a hypothetical Mrs. Smith is in charge of marketing for a store that sells shoes both through a retail storefront as well as a website. Her goal is to sell more shoes to professional young women in the 18-24 age range. Her first job is to figure out how this particular group finds the shoe company’s website and storefront. Do they hear about it on Facebook? Do they find it locally by searching on their phones? Do they click on a paid..

Trump: Flip-flop or flexible?

Considered one of Donald Trump's many memorable strains on the marketing campaign path was about ISIS.

Confusion and missteps threaten to erode any political benefit for the administration from Syria...

The Trump White Home is discovering out that operating the world is much more difficult than making an attempt to move well being care reform.

Scientists have created edible water orbs that can help replace plastic bottles

'Ooho' by Skipping Rocks Lab is an edible water bottle created out of 100% biodegradable brown algae that is an environmental-friendly alternative to plastic bottles. Read more... More about Standalone Featured, Real Time Video, Hydration, Plastic Bottle, and Plastic

Sorry Tesla, but the Lucid Air is way more luxurious and spacious

Newcomer Lucid Motors has generated quite the buzz since it announced its Air electric car late last year. The California-based company's EV, which also has an autonomous driving system, has been billed by many as a Tesla "killer" that's more high tech and luxurious than the Model S. I got a chance to sit — unfortunately, I didn't get to drive or even ride in one on the streets — in the Air at the New York Auto Show and I have to say, it felt more like being in a private jet or in a first-class plane cabin than in a road vehicle. SEE ALSO: This insane Lexus covered in 41,999 LEDs is basically a drivable billboard Read more... More about New York Auto Show, Lucid Air, Lucid, Cars, and Tech

Content and links: It really does take a village

Columnist Julie Joyce explains how clients' and other stakeholders' involvement can greatly improve the success of your link-building campaign. The post Content and links: It really does take a village appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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