Vimeo Debuts New Series and Is Still Ad-Free

Vimeo Debuts New Series and Is Still Ad-Free

October 3, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

You’ve probably used Vimeo to view everything from short, amusing video clips to full blown documentaries. But now the site is moving into new territory, since it will be distributing a few original series. They will be available on the new Vimeo on Demand platform. For example, Vimeo will soon start funding “High Maintenance,” which is a comedic web series about a pot dealer and the many characters he comes across as he delivers the drug throughout Brooklyn. The episodes range from 5 to 12 minutes each, so it won’t take long to check out an episode or even catch up

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Adds New Partner

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Adds New Partner

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October 3, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz just added another valuable member to its team. Catherine M.C. Farrelly is the new co-chair of the Trademark and Brand Management team. This means her job duties will include letting clients know whether their trademarks are available, valid, and able to be enforced. She will also help the firm's clients create and maintain their trademark portfolios. In addition, she will be putting together licenses for trademarks and copyrights while also keeping an eye out for false advertising, domain name disputes, and other issues that occur within the world of intellectual property law. Like many legal professionals, Ms. Farrelly speaks about

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Why Some People Prefer Twitter to Facebook

Why Some People Prefer Twitter to Facebook

September 30, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Everyone has a favorite social network. A writer at Medium recently shared why he prefers Twitter over Facebook. "Twitter put simply is fun, fantastic, and all about the here and now. The fact that I can’t even search my own feed for past things I’ve said makes it exist almost entirely in the present tense. The people I follow are people I know, people I work with and live near, but also a good dose of random comedians, musicians, and celebrities I’ll never meet. The things everyone tweets about are mostly jokes or things that make you smile, either random things

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Why Publishers Don't Have to Choose Between Print and Digital Anymore

Why Publishers Don’t Have to Choose Between Print and Digital Anymore

September 29, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

According to The Guardian, publishers might not have to choose between going digital or print these days. They might find it advantageous to do both. "Only two, let alone 20, years back, the prophets of online hegemony made transition seem inevitable – for papers, magazines, books. Today, ebook growth seems to have hit an unexpected wall, while print book sales hold up far beyond expectation. Today, new magazines can be started and even sometimes watch sales grow while tablets themselves fall from favour. Today the most successful newspapers in print find different ways of surviving online." Check out more about this at

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Do Good Better Shows the Value of Taking Risks to Help Others

Do Good Better Shows the Value of Taking Risks to Help Others

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September 26, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

If you missed Wednesday's Do Good Better conference, you missed the chance to get inspired by more than a dozen speakers who were glad to share stories about their successes and failures when it comes to social good. Overall, the event - which exists to bring together marketers and technologists who work to solve some of the world's problems - showed that the social innovation space is getting more interesting, with nonprofits taking more risks to "do good better." If the concept of changing up the status quo to help others intrigues you, you'll enjoy our highlights of this event. Do

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Is the Swipe Culture Good or Bad?

Is the Swipe Culture Good or Bad?

September 25, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Whether you're used to swiping your debit card at the store or swiping left or right on Tinder, you might agree with a recent piece on Medium that we're in the Swipe Culture. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? The author says, "Swipe culture was meant to provide us with the fastest and surest route to what we wanted, but instead it presents us so swiftly with such a bewildering number of options that we’re no longer truly sure what we want anymore." He adds, "We’re getting from A to B quicker than ever; but the spaces

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Talkray's Rise to Popularity Overseas

Talkray’s Rise to Popularity Overseas

September 24, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Have you heard of Talkray? If you're in the US, maybe not, but you probably have if you're in the Maldives, India, Southeast Asia, Tanzania, or Jamaica. According to Fortune, this messaging app is very popular overseas.  It's "an app for free phone calls, group calls, text messages, photos, and videos. The app, they say, has been engineered to reduce the bandwidth, packet rate, and latency required to place voice calls in an effort to ensure that it would function with a slow connection." You can learn more about Talkray's rise to popularity in certain countries at Fortune. Image credit: Talkray

Do You Know What a Robot's Handwriting Looks Like?

Do You Know What a Robot’s Handwriting Looks Like?

September 24, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Have you ever received a letter written by a robot? It's possible you have. Medium discussed how and why marketers have started using robots to actually use a pen to write mail in the hopes that it looks realistic enough for people to read. Of course, the robots have not quite figured out how to write exactly like humans: "So now robots are trying to write like us. But they’re not perfect yet! It turns out there are some intriguing quirks of human psychology and letter-formation that the machines can’t yet mimic. Learn those tricks, and you can spot the robots." Check

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Check Out Spring, the New Shopping App

Check Out Spring, the New Shopping App

September 23, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

If you're looking for a new app to make shopping a little easier, check out Spring. According to The Business of Fashion, it's as clean and easy to use as Instagram. Apparently, "Spring represents what could possibly be three big leaps forward for fashion retail: (1) making the Instagram model shoppable; (2) creating a place with a critical mass of brands that offers something close to a universal shopping cart; and (3) making the action of purchasing something scarily easy." Read more about this app's benefits and possible drawbacks at The Business of Fashion.  Image credit: Modelinia 

How Responsive Design Can Improve

How Responsive Design Can Improve

September 23, 2014  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Responsive design has been touted as the next big thing over the last few years, but according to Fast Company's Co.Design, it may not be enough. It needs a few improvements. That's because "Today, users expect online experiences that not only respond to what device they're using, but also their location, time of day, what they’ve already read, and events happening in real time." After all, as the article states, "It's easy to glean what device users are browsing on, the time of day they’re visiting, where they are in the world, whether they’re regular or new visitors, how long they’ve been on

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