VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 23, 2015

Subscribe to VICE News here: The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Tensions rise between locals and foreign shopkeepers in South African city of Soweto, Chile will reopen its investigation into the death of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, El Salvador grants amnesty to woman accused of having an abortion, and Libya’s political crisis has its residents struggling to keep the lights on. SOUTH AFRICA Violence and Looting at Foreign-Owned Shops Near Johannesburg Two people were killed on Thursday during clashes between locals and foreign shopkeepers in Soweto. The unrest was sparked by the shooting death of a teenager during a botched robbery attempt. CHILE Government Reopens Inquiry Into Death of Poet Pablo Neruda Officials say there’s reason to believe the Nobel Laureate was poisoned in the days after the 1973 coup. EL SALVADOR Amnesty Granted to Woman Accused of Having an Abortion Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez was serving a 30-year sentence for aggravated murder. She was charged following the death of her baby and was initially accused of trying to have an abortion, which is banned in the country. LIBYA Ongoing Fighting Causing Power Cuts ​Families are forced to buy generators to cope with energy shortages as the government struggles to meet demand.​ Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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The Demise of the Door to Door Salesman

beware of dog

I don’t know if anything other than Girl Scout cookies is sold door to door anymore. But once, I had the idea of a business right next door to a door-to-door salesperson training office – and I couldn’t resist.

You know that guy next door has just had it with people getting all fired up, leaving their training, and walking right though his door, ready to get that first sale!

I think the “Beware of Dog” sign is my favorite.

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Google Custom Search Will Boost Your SEO

Google Search

Getting started with Google Custom Search is actually incredibly easy, but it’s something that many marketers are still missing. The tool is a great way to help make the Internet a little bit smaller, so if you’re hoping to simply search for something on a particular domain, specific page, or on a particular topic, a Google custom search makes that happen.

For those who are unfamiliar, it’s essentially a search bar that you can add to your website to help ensure that your visitors are searching within your website.

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ZeroHour Returns to Kickstarter with Relic XR Tactical Flashlight


Sometimes all it takes is improving ordinary everyday things to launch a business. It’s not always about coming up with an entirely new product or service. It’s just about making something that’s better.

ZeroHour, founded by Amy Truong and Aaron Son, simply sets out to make better flashlights. To be more specific, the company makes battery backup tactical flashlights. That’s a name that makes the humble flashlight sound like some serious business.

These two business partners started out with the idea to revolutionize the battery backup tactical flashlight.

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Can Small Businesses Make Use of the Upcoming WiFi Standards?

upcoming wifi standards

Small businesses are often more receptive than large ones because the playground for them is very competitive and the only way to survive the intense competition is to keep improving, for which they need new ideas.

One such idea was “bring your own device (BYOD)”. Employees were supposed to bring their own devices to the office and use them for office works. The reaction toward the idea was lukewarm.

A relatively new idea is taking cues from the handheld device industry.

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