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‘Data Scientist’ Replaces ‘Social Media Scientist’ In LinkedIn’s 2014 Top Skills List

What a difference one short year makes. In 2013, my position of ‘Social Media Scientist’ which focuses on ‘social media marketing’ for clients and publishers was the most viable job in the land. This year, not only did ‘Data Scientist’ take the top spot in Linkedin’s “Top 25 Job Skills” list, the social media marketing skill was wiped clean off the 2014 list entirely.

Reinvented Bebo, Now A Cartoon-y Chat App Vs Facebook Competitor

A viable Facebook competitor back in 2005, Bebo was snatched up by AOL three years later to give them some skin in the social networking game. But has luck would have it, or perhaps due to their lack of expertise, Bebo’s demise became well documented as it was quickly overtaken by Zuckerberg’s solid foothold in the space.

There’s MULTI Choices on This Elevator Ride: ThyssenKrupp Creates the World’s First Elevator System that Runs on Magnets

The days of going up and down on an elevator will soon be a thing of the past. For well over a century buildings and skyscrapers have utilized the traditional cable elevator system that travels only in a predictable vertical route. However new technology developed by ThyssenKrupp marks a new chapter in the elevator industry and urban growth as they have just unveiled cable-free cars that not only go up and down, but also diagonally and sideways too.

Social Media For Movie ‘The Interview’ Heightens Demand

With major media outlets pointing fingers at North Korea and their ominous cyber-terrorist public relations arm (going under the code name, ‘Guardians of Peace’) — it seems probable at this point in time Sony has been bullied into pulling the plug on their movie, The Interview.

A Ticket Forward: Business Stems From Viral Search For A Travel Companion Named Elizabeth Gallagher

It stems from a story you've probably already heard about - where a Canadian man named Jordan Axani searched for a Canadian citizen named Elizabeth Gallagher, after a ticket around the world threatened to go to waste when his relationship ended. Then, as a kind of "pay it forward" he started a non-profit business to create similar opportunities for others.

Don't Get What You Pay For From Judgy Snack Vending Machine With Facial Recognition

The New Year will be here before we know it, and with that comes often unattainable resolutions that don't ever seen the turn of the calendar month. We can put fail-safe solutions in place to lead us in the right direction, but there are always temptations waiting to lure us back on the wagon (whatever your wagon of choice may be). If your relationship with food is what you struggle with, now there's a vending machine that can join your resolution success team.

Foursquare And Seven Years Ago. . .

Has it really been seven years since Foursquare emerged on the digital landscape and became the first location-based social network to take hold of our zeitgeist? Do you remember how check-ins and being acknowledged as a mayor of your local Starbucks distinguished you as a member of the social media elite -- and that the more places you visited, the more popular you became  — or so you thought?

Orange Sky Laundry: Non Profit Mobile Laundry For The Homeless

It's the season of giving - or at least it should be. So rather than focusing strictly on for-profit businesses, it's a great time to look at some of the charitable ones out there that are focusing on making a difference year-round. One of the cooler non-profit organizations we've come across lately focuses on offering clean clothing to those who need it.

TeaBOT: Custom Loose Leaf Tea Vending Machine

Some days I get the feeling that I overuse the term "trendy". But I also recognize that there are times when there is just no better description. The latest thing I'm going to apply it to is loose leaf-tea. Obviously, tea itself isn't a new thing, but embracing the loose-leaf form has once again started to become a mainstream trend in North America.

Spice Box: Monthly Subscription Service Inspires Customers To Heat Things Up

Box of goodie subscriptions have been all the rage in the past year, with businesses offering door-to-door delivery of makeup, underwear, razors, beauty products, dog items, and even dates in a box (the activity, not the dried fruit). Another new concept has turned up the heat for the trend.