VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 28, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: thousands demonstrate against planned Internet tax in Budapest, Tunisia’s Islamists defeated by secular party in parliamentary elections, neo-Nazi protest against Islamic extremism turns violent in German city of Cologne, and California company develops sensor to monitor when police officers use their guns. HUNGARY Thousands Protest Against Planned Internet Tax Around 10,000 people swarmed the streets of Budapest on Sunday against a proposal to charge Internet service providers about $0.60 a gigabyte of data served to users. TUNISIA Islamists Set for Defeat in Parliamentary Vote The ruling Ennahda Party has urged secular party Nidaa Tounes to form a coalition government ‘in the interest of the country.’ GERMANY Police Clash With Neo-Nazi Protesters and Soccer Fans in Cologne Nearly 50 officers were injured during the demonstration, which drew around 4,000 people on Sunday. U.S.A. Wireless Device Monitors Firearm Usage in Real Time The technology, like body cameras, helps to keep track of how and when police officers are using their weapons. Check out the VICE News beta for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram:

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Anti-Fascists Rise Against Golden Dawn in Greece

Subscribe to VICE News here: In September 2013, Greek authorities took the unprecedented action of arresting a number of members of the far-right political organization Golden Dawn — including its leader, Nikos Michaloliakos. In the wake of the economic crisis, Golden Dawn has risen to become Greece’s third major political party, despite regular reports linking the organization to hate crimes. The trigger for these arrests was the murder of Pavlos Fyssas a.k.a. Killah P, a rapper whose songs often carried anti-fascist sentiments. His death sparked an investigation into Golden Dawn, leading to members being charged with crimes including murder, running a criminal organization, weapons offenses, and reported assaults on immigrants. In the days surrounding the first anniversary of Fyssa’s death, VICE News traveled to Greece to attend a protest in the rapper’s memory and see how the events of the past year have affected Greece’s anti-fascist movement. Click to watch “Life as an Illegal Immigrant in Greece” – Check out “Here’s Some of the Stuff That Greece’s Far-Right Golden Dawn Is Into” – Check out the VICE News beta for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram:

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Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Abdullah Elshamy Speaks Out: The VICE News Interview

Subscribe to VICE News here: On August 14, 2013, Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy was arrested in Egypt. Though he was never charged, he was accused of helping the Muslim Brotherhood by writing stories that were “harmful to national security.” While awaiting trial, Elshamy was transported through four jails in the country — including a maximum security facility — and put in solitary confinement. After going on a hunger strike in January that lasted 147 days, he was released on medical grounds on June 18, 2014 — 307 days after his initial arrest. VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica interviewed Abdullah Elshamy about his experience in Egyptian prison, and his thoughts on the future of press freedom. Watch “Jailed for a Tweet: Interview with Nabeel Rajab” – Check out “Journalists Face Jail for Reporting on Indonesia’s Separatist Rebels” – Check out “Bahrain’s Human Rights Activist Faces Jail Time — for a Tweet” – Check out the VICE News beta for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram:

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Fast SEO Competitive Analysis Part 2: Competing Content Comparison

In part two of this series on fast SEO competitive analysis, we will look at understanding search behavior and choosing target keyword categories as well as competing content comparison.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Robust Content for the Holiday Season

While search marketers make it a point to continuously monitor the performance of their keywords and modify their PPC marketing bids, the process of modifying content marketing to suit seasonal changes is only just catching on.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 31, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Libyan soldiers and militias battle for city of Benghazi, heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo suffering worst drought in 80 years, and legal questions raised over tactics used in an FBI sting in Las Vegas, LIBYA Government Troops and Militias Vie For Control of Benghazi Reports of hundreds dead over the last two weeks as pro-government forces fight to recapture the eastern city from armed Islamist groups. ISRAEL Tensions Continue to Rise in Jerusalem The shooting of a hardline Jewish activist and temporary shutdown of Al-Aqsa mosque sparked mayhem across the Old City on Thursday. BRAZIL Severe Drought Could Push Sao Paulo to Collapse The city only has about two weeks of drinking water supplies left thanks to the worst drought in eight decades. U.S.A. Questions Over Legality of FBI’s Las Vegas Sting Men accused of international gambling operation say federal agents broke the law to collect evidence against them. Check out the VICE News beta for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram:

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Writing Your Way to the Top of Search and Social Results

We’ve entered the era of intelligent content that is laced with smart optimization and is penned by qualified writers who have a name, rank, and serial number of credentials and influence.

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Have an Insane Startup Idea? Try This Investor

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Most investors want to find a startup idea that will going to make money. To do this, they shy away from companies that might seem a bit crazy, choosing the safer bets instead.

But Bryan Johnson isn’t one of those investors. Instead, the serial tech entrepreneur turned investor goes after those ideas that seem impossible. He tells Fortune:

“I want to get a company from ‘crazy’ to ‘viable.’ With today’s technology, we can now create in days, weeks or months what previous generations couldn’t do in a lifetime. Where DaVinci could sketch, we can build. Yet, we don’t have sufficient resources and people pursuing these goals.”

To date, he has invested $15 million in seven startups. One of those companies is Planetary Resources, which wants to mine asteroids for precious metals. Vicarious, which is building a computer system that learns like the human brain, is another. And Human Longevity aims to lengthen the average human lifespan to 120 years.

These are admirable goals, and certainly could have huge impacts if successful. But the likelihood of that happening is low, Johnson admits. And it’s also harder to measure the likelihood and risk for companies that don’t fit into an existing market.

When looking at companies like tech startups, investors are able to assess a business’s ability to succeed and make money fairly easily. There are already tried and true ways for products like apps and services like social networks to bring in revenue. So investors can make some pretty good estimates about whether or not a company is likely to be successful, just by examining its business plan.

But a company that wants to mine asteroids for precious metals is going to be a little tougher to evaluate. The risk doesn’t stop him though. Johnson is more concerned with ambition and big ideas. He says:

“I invest in entrepreneurs who understand generally where the world is going, the enormous power of their tools and the enormous stakes that we have.”

While taking the easy path with your business might help you better gauge your future success, pursuing a less conventional approach might bring even greater rewards in the long run.

Don’t forget about the insane success experienced by companies like Google and Apple. Maybe your next business idea should be a little bit crazy too.

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