27 of the Most Ingenious Workout Gadgets You Can Actually Buy

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While much of the workout gadgetry-related attention has been focused on wearables lately, there are a number of really awesome workout gadgets being created that don’t go on your wrist. As summer is now upon us, we can all probably use an extra workout or two to get in tiptop beach/pool shape. Here are a few of the more interesting and creative workout gadgets I was able to dig up (wearables and beyond).

Are You a Marketing Expert?

More and more often, you have been seeing articles on DMR written by someone other than me. These pieces are written by members of my Insider Community.

The DMR Insider Community is a guest contributor program where other members of the marketing, advertising and public relations worlds offer up their tips or takes on current trends. There are now more than 300 members of the DMR Insider Community and I am always looking to expand it.

If you are looking to build your personal brand and gain a little more exposure on a site that sees more than 10,000 visitors a day and has a subscriber list of more than 100,000, sign up today to join the Community!

17 Updated User Totals Including Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Facebook Messenger, JD, Netflix, QQ, Paypal Pinterest and WeChat

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My most recent round of user total updates was a big one. Between public companies reporting quarterly earnings, a few private companies offering new tallies and a few gems from earlier this year that I missed in previous rounds, this round includes some of the biggest names in the digital world.

Below are the newly updated totals. For about 800 more user totals, be sure to visit my big list.

Freelance Market: IT Business Opportunities for Remote Workers

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In the United States, freelancing has experienced a boom over the last several years. Currently one third of all workers in the US are considered to be “independent,” and that number is expected to grow exponentially over the next several years. Some estimates indicate that by 2020, freelancers will make up 40 percent of the workforce.

Some fields lend themselves to freelancing, while others do not. It’s not likely you’ll find many freelance dentist in your city, but you will likely find many freelance IT professionals. Last year, of the $6.8 million earned by freelancers, 54 percent was paid to those working in the technology industry.

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How Many Billions of Tumblr Posts Are There? (New and Updated Tumblr Stats)

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Tumblr recently released a series of 2014 recap stats, which gave me the perfect excuse to make some long-overdue updates and additions to my Tumblr stat post. In this round, I’ve included a few 2014 superlatives, but more importantly updated some of the more critical stats like number of Tumbler users, blogs and posts.

Below are some of the new and updated Tumblr stats from this round in my new Slideshare format. As always, for many more stats, please visit the full post.

4 Awesome Ways to Track and Chat with Santa Digitally (2014 Edition)

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Every year, it seems like more and more digital companies are getting into the holiday spirit and showing off their creativity by offering fun ways for kids of all ages to reach out to Santa Claus.Most of this Santa-stalking started with NORAD’s online Santa tracking 60 years ago and really took off once digital heavyweights like Google and Microsoft entered the picture.

Now there are countless ways for kids to make a last-minute plea to the big guy and get on the nice list and to track his journey on Christmas Eve. In what has become a sort of tradition here at DMR, here is a quick rundown of my four favorite online Santa campaigns.

How Social Media is Revolutionising the Food Industry

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Last month, Waitrose boss Mark Price concluded that social media has led to dramatic changes in the way we now perceive food, which in turn has sparked a dilemma for food industry giants.

The report has found that Britons have recently developed more cosmopolitan taste buds, born out of the sharing of food images online. As social media provides a way for the globe to share images and ideas, it’s no wonder we are now taking food inspiration from people all over the world.

According to the report…

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4 Things to Consider for a Website Redesign

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Every few years most sites do a website redesign to catch up with the new features and trends in the design industry. Your website is how you are going to show off your brand. It’s all about having the best user experience, so if you haven’t updated your website in quite some time, maybe you should consider it. There are plenty of reasons why you should hire a professional designer. Don’t try and save money to do it yourself, because in the end you will probably just end up hiring a web developer anyway.

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How Many People Now Use Facebook on a Mobile Device? (New and Updated Facebook Stats)

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For digital stat geeks, Facebook’s quarterly earnings report and ensuing conference call are always something to look forward to and last week’s reports certainly did not disappoint. I spent a little quality time with my various Facebook stat posts over the weekend and got added/updated everything from the reports, along with other stats that I have put aside recently. The result is a bunch of new and updated stats on each of the posts.

Below are a few of the new and updated Facebook stats from this round. For hundreds more, please check out each of the posts linked at the bottom of this post.