YouTube Video Thumbnail Tips

While TikTok and newer video platforms get all of the attention, YouTube remains the dominant streaming content site. The site has two billion users worldwide, according to Statista. Furthermore, Google owns YouTube and privileges YouTube content in internet searches just as they do Google Books. This means you want to have a YouTube presence even if you’re mostly operating off…

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CES loses the touch and feel

This is the web version of Data Sheet, a daily newsletter on the business of tech. Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox.  It’s pretty dead along the strip in Las Vegas right now, though to be fair it’s also about 3 a.m. Pop in anytime via the great WorldCams site and take a peek. Internet video is…

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Can you use digital marketing solutions for a traditional brick-and-mortar business?

When you think of digital marketing you think of a strong social media presence, Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns and SEO driven traffic to a top-tier website, and effective email campaigns to lists of 10,000+ subscribers generating orders for a new, dynamic, e-commerce business. What doesn’t spring to mind is a more traditional business, essentially local rather than digital, established…

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Apple, Amazon remove Parler over accusations the platform helped incite Capitol attacks

Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are removing Parler from their services, part of a growing backlash after the social media network was among those used to organize Wednesday’s riots at the Capitol. Apple dropped Parler from its App Store, while Amazon’s cloud unit decided to stop hosting the social media company starting Sunday night. They joined Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which…

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How a high school principal in Oregon is helping her school process the Capitol siege

The 9/11 attacks occurred during Amy Fast’s first week of teaching. Nearly two decades later, she now serves as principal of McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Ore. In times of blindsiding public crisis, all eyes are on her for guidance and stability: Students and staff, teachers, and families look to her to lead the community in processing the events in…

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Establish a Safety Program by Following These Regulations in your Workplace

Inadequate wiring or overload circuits, exposed electrical parts, or improper grounding, and whatnot. Working around electricity can be fun for those who are pursuing careers in this field. However, like any other industry, some electrical hazards could result in electric shock, arc flash, arc blast, and many more. Did you know that more than 50% of the US workplace hazards…

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More than half the money she’s raised for her startup is from Black investors—and that’s by design

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos resign, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, and we learn about a food startup founder’s fundraising strategy. Have a restful weekend. – Eating away at the funding gap. Earlier this week, we highlighted a story from Business Insider that included a deeply disappointing statistic: Of the…

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What Does Modern IT Support Look Like?

There was a time – not too long ago – when “IT support” looked pretty much the same no matter where you searched. A guy walking you through rebooting steps, usually sitting in the server room and surrounded by desk phones… you remember. Many might not need to remember, as that’s the current status quo. Indeed, for many companies, that…

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The fundamental flaw in cap-weighted index funds

Could the investor stampede into index funds create an opportunity to beat the indexes? Ironically, it might—but only for investors with a long investing horizon and a strong stomach. This intriguing possibility emerges from a new paper by researchers at Michigan State University, the London School of Economics, and the University of California at Irvine, which focuses on S&P 500 index funds.  The irony…

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