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Amazon Go Store Now Open

On January 22 Amazon launched it’s first new Amazon Go store in Seattle, WA. The new Amazon Go store is similar to a convenient store or a lower scale grocery store. However, this shop is all run through the Amazon app on your phone and advanced in-store technology. Upon entrance the store scans your QR

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It’s Time to Talk About Plastic

Ah, plastic. Currently, the annual consumption of plastic bottles is scheduled to top half a trillion by 2021, far outweighing recycling efforts.A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change.

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Did someone say llamas?

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“Gear for Good.” This is the slogan for an outdoor gear company called Cotopaxi and, yes, they have llamas. Cotopaxi makes high quality gear and has a great time doing it. They do an exceptional job with leveraging social media to their benefit. Let’s look at how they use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. On

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Snapchat: Friend or Foe?

Snapchat. An app that is near and dear to everyone’s heart. A media outlet that allows our friends to watch us at our best and worst moments, knowing it will all blow over in 24 hours. Users have appreciated all the freedom Snapchat has given us over the years, but we’ve noticed something a little

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For The Record: Royalty Edition

This week on For The Record, I am going to talk about music royalty. No not the queen of music (Beyonce, duh), but royalties. Royalties are typically agreed upon as a percentage gross revenues from the use or fixed price per unit sold of an item. Basically, artists earn royalties from the sale of their recordings. Nowadays,

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1 Woman. 700 Marches.

As Trump’s first year as President came to a close, I chose to examine the power of social media in recent political movements. Specifically, the many Women’s Marches held across the U.S. this past weekend marking the one year anniversary of the record breaking Women’s March of 2017. One year ago, this movement seemed to

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Backpacking Europe: Steps

This past semester I spent it abroad studying in London but for a month before and two and a half weeks after I took a backpack and solo traveled around the European continent. Throughout this journey I racked up more than 700 miles and lost about 15 lbs. Now without even telling you how I

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faces. : #1

JUST as I suspected… there are great people around us! This is face #1 of the series and I couldn’t have asked for a better start.   This is Ashton James Dean. Not only is that name completely badass, AJ also has a beautiful soul to go along with it. AJ identifies as gender fluid and

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Lift. Tone. Burn. Attract New Clients.

January brings all sorts of changes: A New year, new schedules, and a new beginning for consumers everywhere. This is busy season in the gyms and studios across Athens as students aspire to become the best versions of themselves by the time spring break rolls around. The holidays are over, and people want to get

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Amazon’s Alexa

Earlier I was at the Music Business Program’s Artist Rights Symposium and Author Jonathan Taplin spoke. He touched on a number of different things, many of which touched on data collection. How we are offering up data to every social media site, and to every e-commerce site constantly. “We are giving Mark Zuckerburg two free

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