Before now, it's not possible to tend to your YouTube channel without being tethered to your computer, but with the upcoming YouTube’s creators app, commonly used channel management tools will be available on the mobile devices.

YouTube announced that it was working on a new way to ease funding for its video creators, along with a new app for video publishers.

According to the company, fundraising campaigns by users had always come around off the platform. And though, users have had success with crowd-funding campaigns, it wants to let fans donate to their favorite video channels directly through YouTube.

The new additions are expected in the coming months, whilst these new features are the latest in a series of changes aimed at improving the experience for video creators, YouTube maintains that improvement on its comment management system, and a new way to allow users to make money on the cover song video is paramount.

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Social media marketing as a growing trend involves efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourage readers to share within social networks, with the goal of gaining website traffic or attention through social media sites.

Nowadays, we're faced with uncertainty as to new opportunities to extend our brand experiences using social media channels.

How do you know if the market will accept your new product - especially in a category in which you are relatively unknown? This special report lays out 4 steps process for using social media data to evaluate your existing brand portfolio and new product concepts.

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Webfluenti.al (also rendered as Webfluential) is a platform that links social media influencers with brands and PR agencies to promote campaigns, by tracking and analyzing traffic data from social media accounts. It aims to create new relationships between customers and brands through social media influence.

The special algorithm employed by Webfluential is able to distinguish real followers from fake ones, and through factoring web statistics and other metrics, can identify each influencer's true reach, relevance and resonance.

Webfluential classify influencers into dynamic "leagues" which advertisers can then select from based on their budgets and campaign goals.

Webfluential's ultimate aim is to become a leader at connecting advertisers with "influencers" and by helping brands identify influential users that are best matched for their marketing campaigns, meet Africa’s need for regulation and standard for its fledging online marketing space.

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Adblock Plus (ABP) is an ad blocking extension for Mozilla Firefox (including Firefox for mobile), Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari web browsers. Mozilla, within the week issued warnings that the memory consumption of Adblock Plus can be considerably high in some scenarios, even sucking up to gigabytes of memory from PCs using its Firefox browser.

Albeit, the amount of memory consumed may well increase no matter which browser you use, though Mozilla seems to be only one on the look out.

Instance given, PC running Firefox without AdBlock consumed 194MB of memory. Whilst 417MB was the case with AdBlock on. And in another test, memory usage jumped from 370MB to a whopping 1,960MB with the AdBlock plugin enabled.

Nicholas Nethercote, a developer for Mozilla, in a blog post appealed on ABP authors to work with them to reduce this overhead. In the meantime, it’s worth keeping these measurements in mind, particularly, if you hear people complaining about Firefox’s memory usage.

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Tim Rains, director at Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, had earlier warned on the risks posed by the aged operating system, Windows XP, stating that users should expect an increase in malware attacks when support for the OS is dropped April 8, 2014.

As Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP (or Office 2003), so now it's decision time for many organizations worldwide.

Remarkably, Windows XP as at early 2014 still holds somewhere between 15% and 25% of the overall PC operating system market.

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Snapchat, the notorious photo messaging application, allow users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients, with the unique ability to set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps (sent photographs and videos).

Snapchat as at May 2014, noted that its app users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while Snapchat Stories content were being viewed 500 million times per day.

Whilst Snapchat has been very successful on the Android and iPhone platform, until now it’s not been possible to use Snapchat on a PC. Saver for Snapchat (PC) is the ideal application for you if you’re looking to use Snapchat on your Windows computer.

Saver for Snapchat makes it possible for users to use Snapchat on their computer, while allowing you to edit, view or save pictures your Snapchat friends send you, thus ensuring no time expiry - and stop Snapchat from deleting your treasured photos from your friends.

Now, you can save all of the photos and video that’s sent to you on Snapchat, no leads or messing about with your phone and the fun part, its easy and absolutely free.

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Google on Tuesday unveiled Classroom, a free tool that integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail so that teachers can assign and collect homework electronically, communicate with students in and out of class, and organize their curriculum. It helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease.

Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.

It is based on the principle that educational tools should be simple and easy to use, and is designed to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn, according to Zach Yeske, Classroom product Manager in a blog post.

The rolling out of Classroom, however will commence in September to all schools that use Google Apps for Education.

Meanwhile, Google is testing the new tool with several universities and colleges and now, teachers and professors alike have been invited to give the tool a spin, by registering for free on: https://classroom.google.com/signup.

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Most popular websites have been circumventing users privacy settings by deliberately restoring previously deleted HTTP cookies using local storage outside the control of the browser. And the persistent tracking of users has taken a new dimension with the latest web tracking technologies, albeit, evading browser privacy settings.

Yahoo has openly in a blog post admitted that henceforth it will not honor "Do Not Track" requests made by a user's browser. But rather, it will actively attempt to track users' interactions with its site and contents for better personalized experience.

Personalized experience, on the other hand, is invariably "Personalized ads" and it means Yahoo can now tailor ads based on user's interests, gender, location and most probably income level.

And for those users who sees the tracking as exploitative, and wish to manage their privacy on Yahoo while benefiting from a personalized web experience, are advised to tailor their online experience through the variety of privacy tools accessible on Yahoo Privacy Center.

While those seeking for a routing tool to help protect their privacy online, Ghostery, a plug-in for Chrome, will be handy to protect you from third party sites.

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Snapchat, the innovative instant photo-sharing app, has announced new feature "Chat", which lets users to start text conversation simply by swiping right on a friend’s name in the Snapchat inbox. The new feature allows live video sharing – and face-to-face chat for users who are both online, while notifying you when a friend is active in your Chat so that you can give each other your full attention.

According to the company blog post, Snapchat was missing an important part of conversation: presence, knowing you have the full attention of your friend while you’re chatting.

Hence, the introduction of "Chat" to notify users when a friend is online, allowing them to start live video chats with the press of a button. While, messages viewed by both you and your friend will be cleared – either of you can always tap or screenshot to save anything you’d like to keep.

The new service will be launching with Android and iOS, and is seen by analysts as most requested features by Snapchat users. Albeit, the new features are commonly offered by its competitors, these are the must-have features in order for Snapchat to retain its users, and also to acquire new ones.

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