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Delete wants to help you get rid of your junk in a sustainable way — VentureBeat

Every once in a while I want to get rid of a lot of old electronics, clothes, furniture, and other things lying around my house. But the process is slow because I’m concerned about things being relegated to the trash heap — is there some way for me to ensure that they’re disposed of in…

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Can’t Quite Live Up to Its Potential — Flavorwire

Midway through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — around the time when a helmet-haired Samantha Morton starts beating a helmet-haired Ezra Miller with a belt— I felt something I hadn’t felt in a long time while watching a Hollywood franchise movie: true suspense. I didn’t know what was going to happen. Sure, I could suspect that, most likely,…

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Facebook kills its Atlas ad server to focus on measurement tools for marketers — VentureBeat

Facebook on Friday announced that it will be “winding down” its Atlas ad server because the company believes advertisers are more interested in metrics and insights. No specific timeline for the closure has been revealed, but it’s expected to take a few months to help existing customers transition away from the service. Things at Atlas…

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How the growth of esports compares to traditional sports trends — VentureBeat

Esports events can fill a big stadium of fans who watch video game pros play for $20 million in prizes. But compared to traditional sports, esports still have a long way to go. One telling statistic: Traditional sports leagues such as basketball monetize fans at about $15 per person. Esports right now is monetizing at…

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How to beat the innovation rot when your company scales — VentureBeat

GUEST: Most companies start out innovative. They have a good idea, put a team in place, and if the stars align they’ll make it through the first year without running out of cash. Getting this far isn’t as hard as you might think: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 75 percent of new businesses…

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Google’s Click-to-Message introduces mobile messaging to businesses — VentureBeat

GUEST: About a month ago, Google announced a new addition to its AdWords platform: the Click-to-Message ad extension. After some regional testing, Google recently rolled this functionality out across the globe. Advertisers can now place a small button below their ad that, once clicked, will trigger an SMS straight to a mobile telephone number. This…

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