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Google AdWords Now Refreshes Auction Insights and Impression Share Data Multiple Times a Day by @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - 2 hours 32 min ago

Google AdWords has gone from refreshing auction insights and impression share data once a day, to multiple times per day.

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The secret meaning behind the NBA's esports league logo

The NBA and 2K Games are launching their own esports league for the NBA 2K video game series and on Monday they unveiled the league's logo.

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The logo for the NBA 2K League is reminiscent of the NBA's own logo but instead of featuring a basketball player, it features the design of a basketball.

Image: nba 2k league

The vertical pill-shape of the logo and its red, white, and blue coloring speaks to the NBA's own logo, and the font of the league name below is used by 2K Games.

Along with the logo reveal, 2K Games released a video that digs into the design process. Read more...

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Former Facebook exec says network is 'destroying how society works'

"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." 

That was the tagline for The Social Network, the film about creating Facebook, and it's only become more relevant as the social network has grown to more than 2 billion people. Those "few enemies" are former Facebook executives, people who helped build the tech giant. 

“The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how society works," said Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and served as its vice president for user growth. He was referring to the iconic "like" button and other reactions we have while browsing News Feed.  Read more...

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The NFL signs a new Verizon deal that's great for consumers

NFL rights are the biggest in sports media—and the closest thing we have to weather vane for where our jumbled world of media and tech are headed.

On Monday, news broke that Verizon had agreed to a new five-year deal to stream NFL games to mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). The telecom giant is paying around $2 billion for the rights.

Here's the big thing: Verizon has no exclusivity. They'll host the games for anyone and everyone no matter what network they're on. And this kicks in for the upcoming NFL playoffs.

This is good for NFL fans. Getting online access to football games had become a relatively byzantine adventure. With Verizon hosting the games but not having exclusivity—if you're an AT&T or T-Mobile wireless customer you previously couldn't access the games—you'll be able to watch no matter what service you subscribe to. Read more...

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6 Fundamental Rules for Building a Practical, ROI-Based Content Strategy by @JuliaEMcCoy

Search Engine Journal - 3 hours 7 min ago

Learn how to build a strong content strategy to drive more focused, ROI-based content marketing.

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'Game of Thrones,' 'Stranger Things' score Best Drama Golden Globe nominations

The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and — as per usual when it comes to the Globes — there were certainly some surprises.

On the TV side, Amazon's just-released new outing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (by Gilmore Girls scribe Amy Sherman-Palladino) made a strong showing, and is likely the early favorite for comedy actress, as this awards program loves to nominate a breakout ingenue. 

SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' star says final season won't premiere until 2019

For dramas, standard faves such as Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale, and Stranger Things will all duke it out.  Read more...

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Facebook Removes Ticker News Feed For Monitoring Friends’ Activity by @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - 3 hours 30 min ago

Facebook has been quietly phasing out the ticker over the past few weeks, and has now removed it altogether.

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Netflix just totally trolled 53 of its users and to be fair they probably deserved it

In case you were wondering, the answer is yes — Netflix knows exactly how many times you've watched A Christmas Prince.

SEE ALSO: What to stream on Netflix in December

On Sunday night, the official Netflix Twitter account shared the following, mind-boggling statistic — and asked a very pertinent question.

To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?

— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017

The reactions fell somewhere between amusement and mild, 1984-style paranoia.

This is amazing. Except for the “watching us like big brother “ part ;)

— blake (@blaketopia) December 11, 2017

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Are Ad Extensions Actually Costing You Conversions? [DATA] by @PPCJoeC

Search Engine Journal - 4 hours 6 min ago

Find out how ad extensions might be negatively impacting your paid search campaigns.

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Google Brings Celebrity Q&A Videos to Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - 4 hours 39 min ago

Google’s latest addition to search results features celebrities answering frequently asked questions about themselves.

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Saudi Arabia will open cinemas for the first time in 35 years

Saudi Arabia is taking yet another step in the direction of sweeping social and economic reforms. 

SEE ALSO: Saudi Arabia to allow women to get into sport stadiums

After allowing women to drive in June 2018 and letting them into sport stadiums, the kingdom's ministry of information and culture announced that cinemas will open from early 2018, for the first time since the 1980s — more than 35 years ago. 

لتحفيز النمو والتنوّع الاقتصادي عبر تطوير قطاعي الثقافة والترفيه، نبارك لوزارة الثقافة والإعلام @moci_ksa الموافقة على إصدار تراخيص دور #السينما_في_السعوديه

— هيئة الترفيه (@GEA_SA) December 11, 2017

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The chilling reason everyone's sharing that 'New Yorker' story about dating

Have you ever finished a story and thought to yourself: "I just read my life on a page"? That's how many women are responding to a New Yorker short story about a young woman's shitty dating experience.

SEE ALSO: Do the decent thing and send one of these texts instead of ghosting

If you haven't yet read Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian, then stop what you're doing right now and get to it. Oh, and while you're at it, you should avert your eyes this very minute: spoilers abound. 

The story depicts a dalliance between a 20-year-old female student, Margot, and a man named Robert she meets while working at her local arthouse cinema. IRL flirting turns into texting, texting turns into a date, and, well, the date turns into drunken fumbling in the dark.  Read more...

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SEO & Content: How to Build More Than Just Links by @lorenbaker

Search Engine Journal - 5 hours 7 min ago

Find out which types of content can get you high-quality links – and more.

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'The Simpsons' has finally addressed why Maggie is still a baby after 27 years

There are some paradoxes in life far that are far too complex to even begin addressing.

Take Maggie Simpson for instance. She's been on our screens for 27 years, but she's still only a year old.

SEE ALSO: This girl's scream is just like Homer Simpson's and it's amazing

Well there are some things in life that we simply aren't meant to question, and this clearly falls into that category. But on Sunday night, curious viewer Brian Fink decided to throw caution to the wind.

Umm I’m confused. This is the first time I’m watching @TheSimpsons in forever.... how is Maggie still a baby with a pacifier? Shouldn’t she be in college by now?!? 🤔

— Brian Fink (@brianfink) December 11, 2017

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'The Simpsons' writer unveils cut scene from 'Who Shot Mr Burns?' episode

There have been many, many great whodunnits in our time.

Few can live up to the sheer dramatic tension surrounding the mystery of the Springfield resident who put a bullet in the town's most timeless villain, though.

SEE ALSO: This girl's scream is just like Homer Simpson's and it's amazing

On Saturday Josh Weinstein, one of the writers of the two-part "Who Shot Mr Burns?" Simpsons special, took to Twitter to share an awesome discovery.

Whoa, I totally forgot about this scene from the table draft we cut from “Who Shot Mr. Burns, Pt. 2” of Homer on the run as a fugitive
(We took all scripts at the end of the read for security. This was Dan’s script.)

— Josh Weinstein (@Joshstrangehill) December 9, 2017

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Judi Dench celebrates her birthday with the most British cake imaginable

For the benefit of our non-British readers, Colin the Caterpillar is kind of a big deal.

SEE ALSO: How Colin the Caterpillar spent his drunken 25th birthday

It was Dame Judi Dench's birthday on Sunday. Her daughter helped her celebrate the only legitimate way a British person can.

Happy birthday my beautiful, wonderful, inspirational

— Finty williams (@finty_williams) December 10, 2017

Okay so it's a nice picture in general, birthday cakes are nice. But that isn't just any ordinary cake. That, my friends, is a caterpillar cake, a staple of British childhood. 

Dame Judi Dench celebrating her 83rd birthday with a Colin the Caterpillar cake from M&S is sort of everything really. 🎂 🐛

— Ross Hope (@RossAlexander74) December 10, 2017

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Bitcoin price surges to almost $17,000 as trading begins on ‘futures’ exchange

In what many see as the first true test for Bitcoin's price, one of the world's largest future exchanges, CBOE, has launched a Bitcoin futures product on Sunday. 

The result, so far, is good for Bitcoin: The price is at $16,939 according to CoinMarketCap, up roughly 23% in the last 24 hours. The market cap of Bitcoin is currently $283 billion. 

SEE ALSO: This was Bitcoin's big year, but where does it go from here?

Shortly after launch, the exchange's site went down under heavy traffic. According to CBOE, more than 800 Bitcoin futures contracts were traded in the first 2 hours of trading. 

Cboe #BitcoinFutures $XBT trades over 800 contracts in the first 2 hours post launch #bitcoin @GeminiDotCom]

— Cboe (@CBOE) December 11, 2017

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Watching strangers help push a bus stuck in the snow will put you in the Christmas spirit

There's nothing better than to watch random strangers getting together for a simple act of kindness to put you in the right mood for Christmas. 

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That's why this video showing people pushing a bus that got stuck in the snow is perfect to warm your cold, cold heart ahead of the upcoming holidays. 

This dude, Juan Buis, filmed the whole scene, which took place in the Netherlands, in the city of Leiden: 

"Winter in the Netherlands: our bus just got stuck so we needed to push it over the hill," he said. 

People on Twitter loved the gesture: 

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Jack Black gave people a taste of the 'Jumanji' theme song he wrote with Nick Jonas

Is this not the greatest theme-song in the world? It could just be a tribute...

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Jack Black was a guest on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, and he showcased his incredible voice by giving the audience a taster of the theme tune he and Nick Jonas cooked up for the new Jumanji film.

He sang in classic rock-operatic Jack Black style, and somewhere far away, Kyle shed a single tear. Read more...

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'The Rock' discusses the possibility of running for President in 2020

There's only one thing standing in the way of The Rock becoming President in 2020, and that's Kevin Hart.

SEE ALSO: Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson has a theory about why he was usurped as sexiest man alive

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Dwayne Johnson was asked the question on everybody's lips: will he be making a stab at the presidency in a few years time?

"Here's the problem," Johnson responded. "It's been very flattering, right, that there's been this really interesting uptick in public opinion [...] but the problem is this guy to my right will completely sabotage the campaign." Read more...

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