Facebook Tweaks Group Selling, Pinterest Changes Rules

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Social platforms like Facebook and Pinterest are constantly evolving. Sometimes those changes are beneficial for business users, and sometimes they aren’t. This week, Facebook announced improvements to its For Sale Group features. The features are designed to make listing and selling items in Facebook groups easier. There is also more information on apparent changes to Pinetest’s contest rules aimed at cutting down on spam.

Check out these stories and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup.

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Google Shutters Helpouts Program — What Went Wrong?

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Google is shutting down its Helpouts service.

Never heard of Google Helpouts? That’s part of the problem, the company says in announcing its retirement.

Google Helpouts utilized the Hangouts video chat service to connect users one-on-one with experts in a variety of subject areas. Users would typically be charged for this one-on-one video advice from a Google-selected expert, though some advice was dispensed via Helpouts for free.

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PKK Youth Fight for Autonomy in Turkey

On January 6, a 14-year-old Kurdish boy named Ümit Kurt was shot dead by Turkish special forces in the Syrian border town of Cizre in southeast Turkey. Ümit Kurt was killed as he walked home through an area controlled by the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), the militant youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The YDG-H has been acting as a paramilitary force in Cizre for the past few months and has closed off several Kurdish neighborhoods with their armed checkpoints and patrols. VICE News gained exclusive access to members of the YDG-H, mostly in their teens and early twenties, who give their story on why gun battles broke out between them and the Turkish security forces, leading to some of the worst fighting in Cizre since the 1990s. Watch “Istanbul’s Kurdish Riots” – http://bit.ly/1zSpoKY Read “Kurdish Anger Simmers as Turkey Accused of Killing Unarmed Teenagers” – http://bit.ly/1AjKzaJ Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Entrepreneurial Firefighter Creates Line of Safety Gear

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Being a firefighter is a difficult job. But without actually experiencing it, most people never even realize just how easy it can be to get disoriented in the dark, heavy smoke.

That’s what prompted volunteer firefighter Zach Green to start his company, MN8 FoxFire. The company makes heat-resistant safety bands that glow in the dark to help firefighters see and stay oriented in the dark and heavy smoke.

Green originally learned about photoluminescent technology while watching a special report about the World Trade Center.

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A Complete Guide for AdWords Location Targeting: Setup, Use Cases, and Results

One of the most basic strategies in making your ads relevant is setting up location targeting – determining who sees your ad based on where they are located.

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