Development

If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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Twitter Buys Fabula AI, Machine Learning Start-Up That Can Detect Network Manipulation

In an announcement made on Monday, Twitter let it be known that it has acquired Fabula AI, a machine learning research company based in London. The Fabula AI team will work alongside Sandeep Pandey as part of Twitter's research group, which focuses on natural language processing, reinforcement learning, machine learning ethics, recommendations systems and graph deep [...]

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Facebook Hires Former Google, Microsoft Director To Lead PR

John Pinette, a communications veteran has been named Facebook’s new VP of global communications. Before Pinette stepped in, Caryn Marooney was the previous VP of global communications at Facebook. She announced her departure plans in February. “John’s deep understanding of the technology industry and his experience leading communications teams will be invaluable to helping us [...]

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Big Changes at Facebook: Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels Leave Company

On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that they Chris Cox, the company's chief product officer, is leaving.  VP of WhatsApp, Chris Daniels, is also leaving.  Will Cathcart, who led the Facebook app will now be overseeing WhatsApp, and Fidji Simo will move from her current position as Facebook's video product to lead the Facebook app. With two [...]

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Twitter Hires Google Exec To Head US Agency Development

Doug Brodman. Image: Twitter Doug Brodman has been hired by Twitter as its US agency development director.  For the last five years, Brodman had been with Google's US agency team With this new role at Twitter, Brodman will be leading the team that works with the big holding companies and their agencies to [...]

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Cheetah Mobile And Another Chinese Firm Accused Of Mobile Ad Download Fraud

It is unfortunate how mobile ad fraud is growing.  According to a Q1 2018 report (.pdf) from AppsFlyer, “mobile app marketers were exposed to 30 percent more fraud (as compared to the 2017 quarterly average), reaching $700-$800 million worldwide. The share of fraudulent installs has also grown by 15%, tainting 11.5% of all marketing-driven installs.” BuzzFeed [...]

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Yahoo Small Business Is Back With New Investments From Verizon

Before Facebook, before GoDaddy, before Google My Business, Yahoo Small Business was the top webhosting, e-commerce and marketing platform for small businesses.  It was neglected for years as a kind of cash cow without much investment.  It was even going to be spun out as Aabaco Small Business. But, Verizon agreed to acquire most of Yahoo in 2016 and the [...]

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Moz Acquires STAT Search Analytics

Moz, who is based in Seattle, has acquired STAT Search Analytics for an undisclosed sum.  This acquisition is the most recent in a year that has several boutique firms sell to larger search marketing industry players. For almost a decade, Moz has been a leader in the SEO tools space, with its business model based largely on inbound marketing and [...]

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Why Engineers Make the Best Business Owners

It is the nature of the engineer to believe they can do everything better than everyone else. Unfortunately, thanks to their inherent skills, training and experiences, that belief is often true. Engineers’ logical mindset compounded with their technical expertise make them excellent problem-solvers, which is highly applicable to nearly every field. Yet, besides engineering, the [...]

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