Using Personas to Drive Quality Traffic: An Interview With Grant Simmons, Homes.com

In advance of his session at ClickZ Live New York, Grant Simmons of Homes.com shares tips for using personas to drive quality traffic to your website.

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On The Line: Neha Shastry discusses Toxic Coal Ash in the US (Trailer)

On Thursday at 12pm EST Neha Shastry will join On the Line to answer your questions about her piece, “Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash” – http://bit.ly/1zDaW66 An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash – the toxic byproduct of coal-fired power plants – are produced annually in the US. Coal ash is stored in almost every state with little government oversight and few safeguards in place. When spills occur, nearby communities and ecosystems pay the price. Neha Shastry traveled across the US for VICE News to meet the people and visit the areas most affected by this toxic waste. VICE News and On The Line want to hear from you! Let us know your questions for Neha on Twitter with the hashtag #ontheline, or send us a video message on Skype. To leave a Skype video message, follow the instructions here: http://bit.ly/1Fpn9lC 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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Entrepreneur Cleans Up With Handmade Product Businesses

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The craft and hobby industry is booming, reaching the $30 billion mark in the U.S. alone. Online resources and marketplaces like Etsy have made it incredibly easy for almost anyone to turn a hobby or creative passion into a business. But with so many of these businesses popping up daily, it can be a challenge to make one really stand out.

Still, Anne-Marie Faiola, a former correctional officer, has managed to build not just one, but two successful handmade businesses, Bramble Berry and Handmade Beauty Box.

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Do We Need Stricter Gun Control? – The People Speak

VICE News traveled around the world speaking to people about guns, gun control, and differences in global attitudes on firearms. In this episode, we asked you whether the US should have stricter gun control laws, and how effective stricter gun control laws are in other countries? Find out what people from Tel Aviv, Israel to San Jose, Costa Rica had to say about about it, and tell us what you think: share a post with the hashtag #vicenews on Twitter, or send us a Skype video message. To leave a Skype video message, follow the instructions here: http://bit.ly/1Fpn9lC With support from Skype. 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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How Are The ‘Valuation Without Revenue Unicorns’ Faring?

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As part of my research on the subject Billion Dollar Unicorns, I have been tracking Unicorns of various colors and spots, so to speak.

Among those, my least favorite ones are the ones that command gigantic valuations without the revenue to back them up. Let’s look at how two of those are faring.

As I’ve mentioned before, valuation without revenues has returned with a vengeance. The climax of these valuations was Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. Another Social Messaging firm Snapchat is going through similar valuation cycles.

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Civilians Return to Debaltseve: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 96)

After a month of heavy fighting, the pro-Russia separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) finally took the strategically important rail hub town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. In early January, the DNR had launched a winter offensive on Ukrainian positions, seizing the Donetsk airport and attacking Ukrainian checkpoints across the line of control separating the two sides. Once the airport had fallen, the DNR focused its attention on Debaltseve, surrounding the town on three sides and pounding it with artillery for four straight weeks. The attack killed dozens and forced thousands of residents to flee. VICE News traveled to Debaltseve a few days after it fell to the DNR to speak to some of the civilians who were slowly returning to their town, which now lies in ruins. Watch “The Ruins of Donetsk Airport: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 95)” – http://bit.ly/1FFP4KN Read “Russian Newspaper to Release Document That Allegedly Links Kremlin to Ukraine Invasion” – http://bit.ly/1DikIeW 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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The bioMASON Startup Grows Bricks from Bacteria

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Bricks are an essential part of most building projects. Though they come in many different forms, most are made of clay and created with a firing process. And that process isn’t exactly environmentally friendly. But Ginger Dosier, a former architect who founded the company bioMASON, think there’s a better way. She told CNN:

“There are over a trillion bricks made this way globally every year. That’s lot of energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions.”

Dosier’s company started out as a simple science experiment.

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The Kremlin’s Secret War: Russia’s Ghost Army in Ukraine (Trailer)

The bitter conflict in Ukraine has cost thousands of lives, but the Russian government has continuously denied sending its soldiers to the frontlines, despite accusations to the contrary from NATO and Western officials. Since August 2014, a small but steady stream of coffins began arriving in villages across Russia, containing the maimed bodies of soldiers killed in “unknown circumstances.” Some would be buried hastily at night or in secret funerals, their graves zealously guarded from prying outsiders. Journalists investigating the deaths have reported being threatened with intimidation and attacks. In cases that the Kremlin could not so easily ignore, the dead or injured have been hailed as “volunteers” who entered Ukraine on leave from the army — heroes who fought unofficially for the freedom of their Russian-speaking brethren. In a new three-part series, VICE News travels to Russia to investigate the mysterious deaths of dozens — possibly hundreds — of active-duty Russian servicemen who are believed to have been killed in Ukraine. Accounts gathered from soldiers’ families, human rights workers, and government officials cast doubt on the Kremlin narrative, revealing the unacknowledged sacrifices borne by Russia’s ghost army. Watch “The Ruins of Donetsk Airport: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 95)” – http://bit.ly/1FFP4KN Read “Russian Newspaper to Release Document That Allegedly Links Kremlin to Ukraine Invasion” – http://bit.ly/1DikIeW Read “Spooked by Russia, Lithuania Is Reintroducing Military Conscription” – http://bit.ly/1MZgSzf 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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