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Friday, November 17, 2017

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What we've been reading this week at Econsultancy

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www.econsultancy.com - Some great reads this week, from a crisis of leadership in agency land, to a hatchet job on Zuckerberg, by way of a potential boom in WeChat AR usage. Seb Joseph writes in Digiday about the recent ex…

37 Free Social Media and Marketing Courses to Elevate Your Skills Today

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blog.bufferapp.com - When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online social media and marketing courses available! I read hundreds of articles and enrolled in as many marke…

Digital marketing: A discussion on three touchy subjects

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www.businessesgrow.com - On the new episode of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster and I open up a discussion on three touchy issues in the digital realm. YouTube’s deplorable algorithm: The New York Times reported that evi…

Small Business Guide to Content Marketing

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tabbnow.com - Everyone knows what search is and why it’s important to your business. Everyone knows what social media is and why that’s important. But what exactly is content marketing? Content Marketing is any ma…

SEO + UX = Success

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searchengineland.com - In the good old days, SEO was simple. You stuffed a page full of keywords, and you ranked number one. Oh, if only it were that simple today! Now, Google (and the other search engines) literally take …

TOEFL Reading Tasks | Common Question Types Answered

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blog.e2language.com - Don’t be intimidated by the TOEFL reading tasks! They’re straight forward if you know what you’re doing. This article will prepare you for the most common TOEFL reading question types, including Summ…

Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

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techcrunch.com - So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by th…

Meet Boston Dynamics’ streamlined SpotMini

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techcrunch.com - Boston Dynamics hasn’t talked much since it changed hands from Google’s ailing robotics wing to the deep pockets of SoftBank, but the cutting-edge robotics firm happily gave the world a sneak peek of…

Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

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techcrunch.com - Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announce…

Microsoft’s period of congenial cooperation could be over

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techcrunch.com - A couple of years ago while a guest of Marc Benioff onstage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce customer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that seemed to signal a new period of amicable c…

Maramoja has a different take on the ride-hailing market in Africa

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techcrunch.com - Taxi-hailing service Maramoja started as an Uber for Africa, but has since taken a different spin on it. “I came out here to start basically Uber for Africa,” Maramoja CEO Jason Eisen told me. “The i…

Tesla unveils the new Roadster

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techcrunch.com - Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon Musk, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2 secon…

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. acquires AR 3D imaging startup Outward for $112M

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techcrunch.com - Furniture and kitchenware giant Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSI) is acquiring augmented reality startup Outward in an all-cash deal for $112 million. The furniture mega-brand, which operates stores like W…

Weekend code warriors prepare to clash in Codewarz

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arstechnica.com - If you didn't have any weekend plans yet—or maybe even if you did—and you're interested in scratching your programming itch, there's something to add to your calendar. Codewarz, a programming competi…

What is Zuma? Mystery surrounds the payload SpaceX is launching [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - 2pm ET Thursday update: The launch has been postponed a day, until Friday. The launch window opens at 8pm ET. No immediate reason was given for the delay. Original post: Since earning certification f…

OnePlus 5T hands-on—OnePlus offers $800 design at a $499 price

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arstechnica.com - Here's the 5T (left) compared to the OnePlus 5 (right). It's a big improvement, packing more screen into the same size body. Other than the fingerprint reader, the back looks just like the OnePlus 5.…

Devs promise to change Battlefront II until players are happy

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arstechnica.com - Executive Producer John Wasilczyk, for instance, said the developers are "constantly looking at the rate that players are unlocking Crates and Star Cards and will continue adjusting values to make su…

Nintendo Switch’s first portable dock offers freedom, but with new shackles

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arstechnica.com - Nyko had clearly been watching my Nintendo Switch coverage. The accessory maker invited me to an E3 demo this summer with promises of all kinds of new, third-party Switch accessories, but this wasn't…

Generate Sales by Building Relationships by Joel Comm - SalesPOP!

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salespop.pipelinersales.com - It is certainly true that everything has changed since the arrival of social media. In the beginning of the Web, it was unclear how money could possibly be made through Web page content. But then cam…

KGI predicts 2018 iPhone will increase in speed, using pre-5G baseband chips

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www.digitaltrends.com - Even though Apple’s iPhone X is still the hottest thing out there and fresh in everyone’s minds, rumors are already beginning to swirl about the next iPhone. While we don’t know exactly what the next…

6 Tips for Exploding Your Marketing Efforts with Chatbots

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www.inc.com - Many people believe that chatbots were invented to automate customer care processes; in reality, they're packed with capabilities that can help your teams across your entire company, and your marketi…

How to Design Better CTAs | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - When you do it right, a call-to-action button will get visual attention. When paired with an offer that is compelling, it actually gets people very eager to act. The way the CTA button is created, as…

Creating The Ultimate Smart Home - InfiniGEEK

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infinigeek.com - The internet of things (IoT) is all around us. It’s now just about feasible for all of the devices in your home to be connected online and to talk to each other. These devices should also be self-upd…

Sorry, poor people: The FCC is coming after your broadband plans

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arstechnica.com - Poor people may soon find it more difficult to purchase subsidized broadband plans, and many of them could even be forced to find new carriers. That's thanks to changes pushed through today by the Fe…

The FCC's Latest Moves Could Worsen the Digital Divide

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www.wired.com - When Ajit Pai became chair of the Federal Communications Commission earlier this year, he pledged to make bridging the digital divide a top priority. Thursday, the commission took several steps that …

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Can Now Freaking Backflip | Nerdist

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nerdist.com - “What have you been up to lately, Atlas?” Boston Dynamics asks rhetorically in the description for the video below. The obvious answer: Working on a gymnastics routine that’s so dang good, the odds o…

OnePlus 5T may not have the jelly scrolling issue

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androidcommunity.com - The OnePlus 5T has been out for only a day and we’re actually interested to check out for ourselves how the phone is very much different from the OnePlus 5. The latest variant of the premium flagship…

T-Mobile’s 5G technology will be ready by year 2020 as scheduled

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androidcommunity.com - We have no doubt that T-Mobile will be able to deliver 5G technology. It’s only a matter of waiting for the time when it’s fully ready for public release with most of the issues solved already. T-Mob…

YouTube TV now available for 2016 and 2017 Samsung TVs

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androidcommunity.com - Slowly but surely, Google is making its YouTube TV service available to more devices. Despite its name though, it’s not yet available on actual TV sets, just devices that can connect to the TVs. But …

Facebook, Google, Twitter and media outlets fight hoaxes with 'trust indicators'

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www.usatoday.com - Who started fake news? Both the comics and Trump agree that it was, well, Trump. Take a look at our favorite jokes, then vote for yours. USA TODAY Opinion_Eileen Rivers An image showing some of the i…

Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor

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www.usatoday.com - Tim Berners-Lee in 1998. (Photo: Elise Amendola, AP) How do you use the World Wide Web? People use it for all kinds of different things: to read email, post an update on social media, check in to a w…

5 Things Google Doesn't Want You To Google - Elementary Digital

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www.elementarydigital.co.uk - The many products offered by Google through search, advertising technologies, software and cloud computing have become a hallmark of everyday life. Their revenue figures, new office locations, new pa…

SPI 222: The Right Products at the Right Price Point with Ramit Sethi - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Ramit Sethi is back on the show this week, and as usual, he’s brought some serious strategy with him. Today, he’s talking all about matching your digital products or services with the perfect price p…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: November 17 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Because perfect is the enemy of good, this edition of Short Takes looks at Windows as a (dis)service, Windows 10 on ARM performance, Satya Nadella’s biggest problem, Surface Book 2, and more. As Brad…

Xbox Black Friday Deals Are Here - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Days after revealing its Black Friday Deals at the Microsoft Store, Microsoft is now revealing the Black Friday deals for Xbox games today. The deals are available a bit early for Xbox Live Gold subs…

Review: AirPods are Apple's "Okayiest" Thing They Sell Today - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Last week, I found myself at an Apple store buying a pair of Air Pods. Why exactly I was doing this, I’m not fully sure, but I wanted a pair of Bluetooth headphones for use at the gym and these seeme…

How Hyundai Found Its Footing on Social Using This AI Influencer Technology

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www.adweek.com - Over the summer, Hyundai was looking for the most effective way to promote the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata on social media. The brand quickly found a partner in influencer platform Influential, to help b…

Misplaced Your Items? Get This Search Party

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www.lifehack.org - We’ve all experienced that panicked moment, just as we leave the house, when we realise we can’t find our car keys, wallet, phone or house keys. Your mind starts racing to when you last had it and it…

6 Best Wordpress Backup Plugins Compared (100% Objective) • Smart Blogger

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smartblogger.com - It’s a terrifying thought, right? You put all that work into writing amazing content and developing an audience. The last thing you want is for it all to go up in a puff of smoke because of some tech…

How Brands Can Optimize Facebook Ads to Steal Holiday Shoppers From Amazon

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www.adweek.com - Historically, Amazon has proven to be highly effective at converting in-store buyers, all without spending marketing dollars on increasingly ineffective channels like print or leveraging first-party …

Cat Videos and Business Don't Mix in These Bright Ads for a Dual-Screen Smartphone

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www.adweek.com - Imagine what you could do with your smartphone if it had two screens. The possibilities are … well, they may not be endless. But they are pretty entertaining in a new campaign for phone manufacturer …

Getting A Startup Job In The Tech Market | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Today’s emerging markets center around evolving technology, and forward thinking entrepreneurs are translating new technologies into marketable businesses. Over the last decade, technology improvemen…

How Google AdWords (PPC) Does and Doesn't Affect Organic Results - Whiteboard Friday

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moz.com - It's common industry knowledge that PPC can have an effect on our organic results. But what effect is that, exactly, and how does it work? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers the ways paid ads …

When should a kid get their first smartphone? And other parenting questions of the social media age

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www.usatoday.com - These ten questions can help determine if your child is really prepared to have their own online device. USA TODAY A group of kids sit together while using their smartphones. (Photo: Getty Images/iSt…

Germany bans sales of children’s smartwatches due to eavesdropping fears

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www.digitaltrends.com - Germany’s national telecommunications agency, the Federal Network Agency, on Friday banned the sale of children’s smartwatches and advised parents to destroy any devices they may currently have. The …

Sputnik's Partner FARA Registration 'Purely Political' - Editor-in-Chief

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sputniknews.com - WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Reston Translator, a company that rebroadcasts radio programs, has been registered as a foreign agent by the US Department of Justice, according to the website that lists compa…

FCC Upgrade: Better Picture, Less Privacy — And You’ll Need a New TV

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www.infowars.com - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality on mobile phones, tablets and television, but also raises significant privacy concerns by giving adver…

Hacktivist: WikiLeaks/Trump Jr Correspondence Proves Nothing

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sputniknews.com - Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon of Sputnik Radio's By Any Means Necessary spoke to Barrett Brown, a celebrated journalist and activist for freedom of information. Brown spent four years in federal p…

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