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Mobile is life. And it’s constantly changing how we interact. The stats don’t lie. As we wrap up our internship here at SMW, we undertook creating our first infographic on this trend:

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There is no doubt that the viral nature of social media, tech and pop culture has penetrated the very language we communicate with– So much so that the Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) is adding words that only recently came into general usage: apols, pl. n. (informal): apologies. bitcoin, n.: a digital currency in which transactions can be…

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  According to a public filing by AllThingsD, Uber is currently valued at  $3.5 billion. This number has not gone unnoticed by Google Ventures, an investment arm of Google, who has reportedly invested $258 million into the startup. In an article published by TechCrunch, this investment is Google Venture’s largest to date — signaling a growth spurt for Uber. There…

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We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in case you haven’t heard: businesses are less likely to survive today than 18 years ago. In 1995, 50% of businesses survived five years. In 2005, 47% of businesses survived five years. Today, the rate of failure is between 50 – 60% in the first…

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In our connected generation, establishing and polishing your personal brand is contingent on aligning the information that’s available about you on social media platforms to your actual talents, interests and future goals. It is this equilibrium that will allow you to create, evolve and impact. Here are my 5 Steps to Creating Your Personal Brand: Know Yourself Everyone…

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Haiti’s earthquake, the Indian Ocean Tsunami and Uganda’s ongoing unrest; emerging from these traumatic events in our generation are millions of separated families with limited hope of reuniting. Amidst turmoil and few resources, finding loved ones may seem futile, but for Jorge Just, a student in a class called “Design for UNICEF,” at New York University’s Tisch…

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There is a new poll in town taking political analysis to another level. Politicians looking to measure popularity now have TrendPo, a D.C.-based technology company headquartered in San Francisco that has bolstered social media monitoring. Founded in 2012, TrendPo created a complex algorithm that factors in online public sentiment, Facebook likes, and Twitter mentions along with traditional news to…

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What do Jessica Scorpio, Jill Becker and Julia Hartz have in common? Besides having a name that starts with “J”, these women represent a rising force in the ascension of new entrepreneurs. There is no doubt that women are bringing something good to the table…and it’s not dinner. From everyday women to high profile CEOs,…

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Step aside, Instagram and Vine, video champions and YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are unleashing an app that will give you a run for your movie: MixBit. It’s a crowded market for video-sharing hopefuls but according to Hurley, MixBit offers a solution no one else does: creation without limit.  Vine gives you six seconds; Instagram gives you 15; but MixBit?…

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As the Golden Age of newspapers comes to an end with the sale of the Washington Post to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, social media is no longer a crutch but a force that can transform and potentially save the dying industry. Interaction A Global Web Index Study revealed monthly active users have passed 1.1 billion in the…

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