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Opera Neon – Opera’s Tackle Way forward for Web Browsers

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Web browsers aren’t the most interesting piece of software available, considering that most, if not all of them, are functionally identical to one another.

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However, it appears that Opera is looking to challenge our perception of the web browser as the company has released a concept browser called Opera Neon for everyone to try out.

What makes Opera Neon unique

Unlike most web browsers that open up a tab page or a website as your home screen,

  • Neon’s home screen is overlaid on your desktop with circles depicting your bookmarks and frequently visited websites.
  • The address bar hovers right above your bookmarks and frequently visited pages instead of being located in the upper section of the screen.

Similarities to other browsers

Though Opera Neon is a one-of-a-kind browser in many ways, there are also some features in line with the other browsers, such as:

  • Opera Neon comes with a multi-tab support.
  • The tabs are depicted in the form of circles located at the right-hand side of the screen.
  • To open a new tab, you can either click on one of the circles found on the home screen, drag one of the circles to the right-hand side of the browser, or enter a website address into the address bar.
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Browse two websites in one go

For those who would like to browse two websites at the same time:

  • Opera Neon comes with a built-in split-screen browsing feature.
  • Dragging one of the circular tabs onto the currently opened tab will
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Fb’s Algorithm Invitations Entrepreneurs to Step It Up: Right here’s Why

Facebook recently threw yet another curveball at marketers, but this time, it’s a challenge worthy of embracing.

Aiming to improve News Feed, Facebook’s recent algorithm update has nothing to do with relevance, reach or relationship settings. This time, it’s after clickbait.

The social media giant is cracking down on headlines that distort, mislead or altogether withhold information–in other words, stories that bait readers with sensational headlines and then fail to deliver on their promises will appear less frequently in News Feed.

The change follows on the heels of a June update that ranked publisher content less favorably than posts from friends and families. So it’s understandable that some marketers–especially those that rely heavily on Facebook for generating a large volume of website traffic–would be worried.

An opportunity to improve

In reality, the update is an invitation to improve your content and step up your marketing efforts. Manipulating readers with anger, anxiety, surprise or other punchy emotions was never a good strategy to begin with. After all, clickbait is essentially a form of bait and switch (hence the name).

So what’s a marketer to do? Focus on posting quality content that people actually care about.

Of course, some clickbait will still make its way onto Facebook. The new algorithm only penalizes publishers with a high ratio of posts with misleading headlines.

But consider this: 80 percent of readers prefer genuine content to clickbait. If Facebook wants to keep people scrolling, it has to keep improving the quality of News Feed. And if brands want to build a trusting, authentic relationship with consumers, they have to step it up, too.

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Make yourself useful: Remember Google’s Panda update? Facebook’s algorithm improvement is an awful lot like Google’s search filter, designed to prevent spammy sites from ranking highly–both are designed

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Fb to Roll Out “Mid-roll” Advertisements Quickly & Will Share its Income with Publishers

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Facebook’s video service is ready to take the next step as industry sources have reportedly told Recode that the social media service will begin testing a new “mid-roll” ad format for videos posted on Facebook.

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Execution-wise, Facebook’s “mid-roll” ad format would allow video publishers to insert ads into their video clips that are at least 90 seconds long. On top of that, the ads would only trigger once the viewer has sat through 20 seconds of said video.

Prior to the implementation of the “mid-roll” ad trial, Facebook registers a video view as long as a user watches a video for at least three seconds. Considering the fact that Facebook videos are automatically played when it appears on the News Feed, this means that the video view count could be artificially inflated.

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With this new system in place, video creators can now use Facebook’s very own mechanics to game the ad system. This would force video publishers to come up with videos of decent length that are interesting enough to get the viewer’s attention, instead of relying on numerous short-length videos to maximize profits instead.

As for the payout, Facebook will be following a model that is similar to YouTube. The company will sell the ads and share 55% of the revenue generated with video publishers.

For those aspiring video creators who are looking to use Facebook as a money making platform, you might want to rethink your

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This Gmail Phishing Assault Seems Extraordinarily Actual

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Phishers are getting extra creative these days as there are reports of certain phishing attacks that works via a fake Gmail login page.

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According to the report, the attacker would first compromise a Gmail account. From there, they would send an image attachment that is disguised as a PDF file to email addresses that can be found on the compromised account.

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  • Should the recipient click on the attachment, they would be brought to a fake Google sign-in page.
  • The sign-in page has been disguised well as the address bar would show the accounts.google.com subdomain, which is good enough to fool a lot of people, even some tech savvy ones.
  • From there, the phishers would be able to acquire additional login credentials, allowing them to start the cycle all over again with a fresh batch of emails.
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As devious as this method may seem, there is a simple way that you can protect yourself from this attack: enabling Google’s “two-factor authentication system”. Even if you’ve somehow managed to be duped by the fake Google login screen, the attackers won’t be able to gain access to your account as they would not be able to enter the code that Google provides.

Source: The Hacker News

Excessive-High quality Inventory Movies: 20 Free (or Virtually Free) Websites to Obtain

Over the last years the quality of online stock footage has increased dramatically. A creative video intro or looping video background on the front page is perfect to draw attention. You can use stock footage in your personal (and most of it in your commercial) projects. We’ve rounded up 20 of the best free stock video websites! Enjoy!

Pexels

Pexels Videos offers completely free videos. All videos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.

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videvo

Videvo offers completely free stock video footage and motion graphics for use in any project. It`s one of the largest online resource dedicated to free HD stock footage.


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Motion Elements

MotionElements is a microstock marketplace for video makers. It offers everything from stock videos, music, 3D models, After Effects and Apple Motion templates.


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Partners In Rhyme

This is a great source for free Video Background Loops. Just download and use the video clips.


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Videezy

Videezy is the place to share your Free HD Stock Videos, b-roll, backgrounds, and other cool free video footage.


© Videezy

XStockVideo

All the footage in web resolution (960×540) is free to download and free to use in a ‘Free to view video project’ (promotional, educational, client, youtube without ads).


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Free HD Footage

Free-HD-Footage offers some most unique HD Footage, and proudly sharing that footage with all of us.


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