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The Friday Round-Up (from an Animated Video to a CNN Snafu)

Claude Harrington 10.16.2015

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:

IdeaBlog:

Tuesday: What We Can Learn from Dropbox’s Famous Explainer Video

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Heroes of Color (Whiteboard Animation)

Thursday: 10 Tips for Combining SEO and Marketing Content (via Entrepreneur)

ICYMI: Partner Profile: CaptionMax

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FROM THE VAULT: Why Animated Video? 

“You’re doing everything you’re supposed to be doing for your business website. You optimized for search engines, you bought the right clicks, you got a terrific design, and some meaty content. But still you’re not getting the conversions you hoped for. Why not?”

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Animation News:

First Trailer For Animated Video Game Adaptation Ratchet & Clank (via Indiewire)

Why Everyone is Using Anime Studio Pro (via Cartoon Brew)

The Joy of Animation (via AWN)

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Entertainment:

Here’s A Look At Disney-Pixar’s New Short Film Featuring An Indian-American Family (via BuzzFeed)

25 Best Music Albums of Past 25 Years (via Entertainment Weekly)

Aladdin Directors Confirm Major Fan Theory (via The Huffington Post)

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Tech:

Here’s What It’s Like to Drive a Tesla on the New Autopilot Mode (via Tech Insider)

Theater Owners are Furious about Netflix’s New Movie (via WIRED)

Why It’s So Hard for Astronomers to Discuss the Possibility of Alien Life (via The Verge)

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Sports:

CNN Runs Picture of LaMarcus Aldridge Instead of Lamar Odom (via The Daily Caller)

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Ordered to Shut Down in Nevada (via Fox News)

You Again? Once More, the Cubs and Mets are Linked (via The New York Times)

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