The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

SoundCloud alternatives for musicians and producers

SoundCloud is the market leader for online music services tailored towards musicians looking to publish their work online for free. With its huge reach and great selection of top names, SoundCloud is certainly one of the best places to market your songs. But there are other platforms that are popular too. Some alternatives to SoundCloud including Bandcamp, Mixcloud, and hearthis.at offer special...

Everything you need to know about e-books – part three: e-book formats

Are you looking to publish an e-book and are searching for the right file format to suit your needs? In the third part of our series on e-books, we’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular e-book formats on the market today, comparing their advantages and disadvantages and helping you to decide which format is the right one for you.

Microsoft excel alternatives: 5 premium free-of-charge applications

For many companies, spreadsheets are a part of day-to-day business: whether to compare costs, create diagrams, or plan financing and revenue streams, most tend to gravitate towards Microsoft Excel for their calculations. But is there any way around having to pay for this expensive product? We’ll show you 5 of the best alternatives to Microsoft Excel here.

What is natural language processing?

The language errors and mistranslations on Google Translate might often be good for a funny anecdote, but behind this slightly error-prone translation tool lies one of the most complex computer technologies ever developed. Natural language processing may still be in a relatively primitive stage, but its complex technology already enables computers to translate from one language into another, carry...

Bitcoin –what you should know about the digital currency

When it comes to the peer-to-peer network Bitcoin, published in 2009, opinions are divided. On one side of the argument are those who see the enormous potential of a decentralized payment system, run not by a single authority, but administered and controlled by all users. On the other side are those who use every opportunity to point out the instability of the open source project’s exchange rate...

What is clickbait?

‘What you’re about to read in this article has never been discussed before!’ This may not be entirely true, because the topic of clickbaiting is already commonplace in the world of social media. But by using sensational titles and descriptions like we just did, marketers and publishers aim to generate clicks to boost their ad revenue. And for the most part, it works. So how is this tactic so...

Success in e-commerce: product texts that sell

High-quality and unique product texts are an important building block for any successful online store. Promising and convincing product descriptions not only help potential customers make their purchasing decision, but they also give online stores an advantage in terms of Google ranking. Providing inspiring and creating texts that convey clear added value for the customer will help you stand out...

Neuromarketing – the way into the consumer’s brain?

‘I think therefore I am’ – René Descartes’ iconic saying, it seems, may only be half true. If you choose to believe neuroscientists like António Damásio and Joseph E. LeDoux, then cognitive and emotional processes play a part in every rational decision. Even clicking the purchase button in an online shop is a decision that has been unconsciously influenced by emotional information. Or at least...

How to protect yourself from click fraud

Every year, click fraud costs the advertising industry billions. An increasing amount of advertising operators have to deal with the fact that their ads often don’t reach their intended targets due to artificially generated clicks through the likes of link farms or bot nets that seek to deplete advertising budgets. We take a closer look at the topic of click fraud and show you some counter...

What is programmatic buying?

Online marketing is becoming faster, more precise, and more efficient; this development is especially visible in traditional online advertising mediums, like banners and ads. By enlisting the help of programmatic buying (PB), marketers are able to harness the power of algorithms and mathematics for their campaigns. This allows advertising inventory to be automatically purchased and displayed to...