I will be the first to admit, I was hesitant at the idea of using social media for a business when it first came out. I thought it would never work to sit at a computer and just type or push buttons instead of going out and having face-to-face conversations with people. And to a point, I was right. Social media can’t take the place of having that in-person interaction when recruiting people to your business. But over the past few years, social media has become a valuable and effective means to reach out to all new potential prospects, grow your team, and build a successfulRead More →

After facing flak for enabling advertisers to reach “Jew haters” and the presence of Russia-linked ads on its platform during the 2016 American presidential election, Facebook is planning to make scrutiny of some advertisements more stringent before they are published on its platforms. The social network is going to require ads that are targetted to people based on “politics, religion, ethnicity or social issues” to be manually reviewed before they go live, Axios.com reported late on Saturday. “With this update, we’ll be requiring more ads to go through human review,” according to an e-mail Facebook sent to advertisers and obtained by Axios. “New campaigns withRead More →

Here’s a ridiculous fact I just learned: Printer ink costs twice as much as Chanel N°5. Hold that in the back of your mind for a second. Now imagine you’re a multi-billion dollar fast food chain with more than 36,000 locations worldwide in more than 100 countries. Your golden arched logo is emblazoned on millions upon millions of beverage cups, French fry containers and takeout bags. Don’t forget about print advertisements, business cards, corporate marketing collateral, too. Every single one of those items will ultimately get thrown in the trash. That’s a lot of ink — twice as costly as Chanel N°5, remember — goingRead More →

HP lined up more partners for its 3D printing efforts, Stratasys launched systems for eyewear frame prototyping, and Carbon outlined a materials program for large manufacturers. As for HP, the company outlined a set of European customers at the TCT Show 2017. In addition, Henkel will become the first global reseller of HP JetFusion 3D printers. HP said it has 30 resellers and partners in Europe. New HP customers included Danfoss Group, ETH Zurich, Jaguar-Land Rover, KTM, and The Manufacturing Technology Center. HP also outlined more than 25 HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers throughout Europe. Stratasys launched its VeroFlex Rapid Prototyping Eyewear SolutionRead More →