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Friday, April 15, 2016

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7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

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open.bufferapp.com - My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing! I was happy to do anything and learn in the process! For the next two yea...

Kobe Bryant Overshadows Apple TV in New Commercial

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variety.com - When retiring Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant bids the NBA farewell Wednesday, chances are more people will see him in a new commercial for Apple TV than the final game itself. Which is a good ...

Our Review of the HTC 10: The 6 Things It Gets Right—and 4 It Gets Wrong

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wired.com - It's not the HTC M10, or the HTC One 10. It's just the HTC 10. As we near the decade mark for high-end smartphones, too many names have gone completely off the rails—the iPhone 6S Plus, the Galaxy ...

How to Choose Between Instagram and Snapchat, or Whether You Even Need Them

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entrepreneur.com - Instagram, Snapchat and other relatively new social media sites are all the hype these days. Numerous bloggers and industry leaders claim that these networks are the best thing to happen to the wor...

Key Passages from Microsoft’s Privacy Lawsuit

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blogs.wsj.com - Microsoft’s complaint against the Justice Department, filed in federal court in Seattle, comes on the heels of Apple’s privacy battle over the limits of encryption. In this case, the privacy object...

FRUGAL BUSINESS: 8 Great Tim Cook Business Quotes

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myfrugalbusiness.com - Tim Cook had some incredibly large shoes to fill when he took over as Apple's CEO after Steve Jobs' illness and eventual passing in 2011. Cook helped Apple become one of the most valuable companies...

A Bright New Future for IT Unity

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Paul Thurrott



itunity.com - Two weeks ago, I announced my new role as Director of Product Marketing for SharePoint at Microsoft. I promised that we would have equally exciting news for IT Unity, and today I’m thrilled to anno...

HTTP to HTTPS: An SEO's guide to securing a website

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searchengineland.com - Back when I wrote the article, “Why Everyone Should Be Moving To HTTP/2,” it was meant to bring awareness to an awesome protocol upgrade that I thought was an easy win to make a website faster. Sin...

What is it like to raise a 16-year-old startup CEO? In a word: stressful.

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LeVar Thomas



mashable.com - What do you do when your teenage son wants to drop out of high school, move to America and start a tech company? In Mark Pasternak's case, you let him. Reluctantly. At 15, his son Ben Pasternak cre...

This cute little dancing robot smartphone costs a small fortune

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mashable.com - Sharp's RoBoHon is definitely not your normal smartphone. For starters, it's a robot. Secondly, it dances. Can your iPhone or Android phone dance? Exactly. How much for Japan's quirky robot smartph...

40,000 Striking Workers Causes Delays For Verizon Customers

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LeVar Thomas



huffingtonpost.com - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A one-day-old strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon Communications Inc employees is causing equipment installation delays for new Internet and TV customers, a Verizon executive ackno...

The New York Times Built Its Own 'Minecraft' World

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Richard Krawczyk



huffingtonpost.com - "'Minecraft' is a pretty unusual video game," Clive Thompson, a well-known tech writer who authored the feature, told The Huffington Post. "All the experts I've spoken to have remarked on how it ge...

Signs point to Apple abandoning OS X branding in favor of “MacOS”

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arstechnica.com - Apple brings refinement and under-the-hood changes to Yosemite's new design. iOS, watchOS, tvOS, OS X. One of these things is not like the others, but it may not be that way for long. Today Apple l...

Loyalty360 - Temkin Group in Search of Next Big Innovation in Customer Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - The Temkin Group sees a problem in how companies are trying to drive customer loyalty. According to the Chicago-based firm’s past research, organizations are overlooking perhaps the most important ...

Micromax outs budget-friendly full-metal Canvas 6, Canvas Pro 6 in India

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Android Community



androidcommunity.com - Micromax unveiled over a dozen new products at the 'Guts to Change' Gurgaon event. The company has announced new tablets, TVs, and smartphones. About 15 new phones were shown off in India but most ...

A man accidentally deleted his entire company with one line of code

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Reg Saddler



digitaljournal.com - As The Independent reports, Marco Marsala detailed his predicament on a forum called Server Fault. The forum aims to help server administrators resolve problems and software issues but it quickly b...

User-Generated Content Landmines to Watch Out For (Infographic)

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Reg Saddler



adweek.com - User-generated content is the foundation of social media. Smart brands that understand the value of this content can turn it into an influential tool for marketing and a vehicle for driving sales. ...

Apple’s iTunes Allowances will be shut down next month

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TechCrunch



techcrunch.com - Apple is discontinuing support for iTunes Allowances, the feature that allowed parents to send monthly credits to a recipient’s – meaning, their child’s – Apple ID for use in the iTunes Store. That...

Tomorrow is your last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

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techcrunch.com - Looking to score discounted tickets to the best startup show in the Big Apple? Your time is quickly running out. Early-bird tickets to Disrupt NY are on sale through tomorrow, April 15, meaning you...

Microsoft is bringing automatic video summarization, Hyperlapse, OCR and more to Azure Media Services

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TechCrunch



techcrunch.com - Azure Media Services, Microsoft’s collection of cloud-based tools for video workflows, is about to get a lot smarter. As the company announced at the annual NAB show in Las Vegas today, Media Servi...

Hitch wants to help you grow and manage your API community

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TechCrunch



techcrunch.com - Hitch — not to be confused with the dating app of the same name — is a new product from the team behind API Changelog and plays in roughly the same space. It promises to offer Software-as-a-Service...

Bots may be cool, but DigitalGenius thinks it found a better way

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techcrunch.com - Bots seem to be all the rage this week, thanks to the release of Facebook’s Messenger Bot program at F8, but not everyone sees bots as the way to keep up with the customer service glut. DigitalGeni...

Yahoo brings eSports coverage to mobile with launch of new app

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techcrunch.com - Yahoo has recently been trimming down its digital media business, with the closure of several of its online magazines, but other verticals – including eSports – are still seeing investment. To that...

Minecraft Education Edition, aimed at teachers, arrives in May

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was expanding its investment in Minecraft, the popular game it acquired for $2.5 billion in 2014, by building out a new version that would allow teach...

Top 10 Tech Security Basics Every Person Should Follow

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lifehacker.com - We talk a lot about computer security and data security here at Lifehacker, but you can never have too many reminders of the basics. Here, in a nutshell, are the security tips and habits every comp...

Google’s Eddystone beacons offer a privacy-focused way to track your stuff

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arstechnica.com - About a year ago, Google announced "Eddystone," an open source, cross-platform Bluetooth LE beacon format. The Internet of Things initiative is a competitor to Apple's iBeacon, but it ups the ante ...

The Science of Single-Tasking: How Focus Unlocks Extreme Productivity — Life Learning

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open.buffer.com - While writing this post, I had 18 tabs open. I’d like to say they were all for research, although I’m pretty sure one or two slipped down a YouTube wormhole. It seems like my multi-tab madness is r...

Lifetime Access to 90+ Tech Courses with Stone River Academy - 93% off! - MightyDeals

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mightydeals.com - Lifetime Access to 90+ Tech Courses with Stone River Academy - 93% off! When it comes to getting an education in technology, there's an awful lot to learn. Good thing you've got a lifetime ahead of...

Marshmallow beta to start rolling out to Blackberry Priv testers

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re an owner of a Blackberry Priv, the OEM’s first (and hopefully not last) foray into Android smartphones, then you might want to sign up for their beta program while you still can. That is,...

LG releases 2nd generation Rolly Keyboard, now with five rows

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androidcommunity.com - When LG rolled out (haha, get it?) last year their Rolly Keyboard, a portable, wireless, physical keyboard, it didn’t catch on as they probably hoped it would. Maybe because it was a bit ahead of i...

Android emoji will actually look human this year

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theverge.com - For all of Android's imperfections, one has stood out high above the others over the years: its truly terrible blob-like emoji, which remain completely indecipherable and cause great confusion when...

TP real leather camera cases review - Amateur Photographer

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amateurphotographer.co.uk - If you’ve just bought a new camera, you’ll probably want to keep it protected and in good condition. This is especially true of compact or compact system cameras, which tend to have less substantia...

Loyalty360 - Clutch Receives Notable Recognition in Customer Loyalty Solutions Arena

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loyalty360.org - Founded in 2012, Clutch empowers consumer-focused businesses to identify, target, message, and engage their best customers. Its modular Consumer Management (CM) platform enables companies to captur...

Loyalty360 - Which Wich Loyalty Program sees Promising Launch Numbers

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loyalty360.org - Growing sandwich chain Which Wich Superior Sandwiches received praise for its loyalty program on Wednesday, earning a Paytronix Systems Loyaltee Award for “Best Loyalty Launch.” The chain launched ...

Loyalty360 - White Castle Caters to Cravers on the Go with New Loyalty Program App

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loyalty360.org - Fast food burger chain White Castle just got a little more mobile with its recently revamped mobile app. The chain was among the first to offer mobile ordering as part of a fast food app, and conti...

Loyalty360 - Health Insurance Providers Must Place Renewed Emphasis on Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - Customer engagement takes many forms, depending on the industry in question. For retailers and grocery stores, customers are actively looking to engage with the brand on positive terms, creating an...

Loyalty360 - How Customer Experience Technology Helped the State of Michigan’s Department of Human Services

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loyalty360.org - Customer experience technology wouldn’t be the first thought that springs to mind in a conversation about the state of Michigan’s Department of Human Services, following the 2008 economic crisis. B...

Wob.io: An Online Jukebox that was Designed with the Express Aim of Being Simple and Easy to Use - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailored online radio per user, and lets you connect with artists and friends. According to Mr. Alp; Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailor...

StoryMarkLife.com: A Mobile and Tablet Applications Company for Lifestyle and Business that’s Redefining the Way we Capture and Share Experiences - Start-Ups.Co

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Debbas



start-ups.co - StoryMark Life is a mobile and tablet applications company for lifestyle and business that is redefining the way we capture and share experiences. “StoryMark Life” is a mobile and tablet applicatio...

Report: News organizations don't get much out of Twitter

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marketingland.com - If you’re a news organization, you’ve probably noticed that Twitter isn’t doing much in terms of bringing you lots of traffic. A report from Parse.ly, a social analytics company, determined that th...

99 Viral Tweets: The Ultimate Swipe File For Twitter Marketers - Traffic Café

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Jonathan Gunson



trafficcafe.com - My intention is to inspire your own viral Tweets with this collection, so enjoy browsing! There are some extremely viral Tweets here, some of which have been retweeted a huge number of times, and y...

Microsoft Delivers Visual Studio Code 1.0 - Thurrott.com

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Paul Thurrott



thurrott.com - Announced in pre-release form alongside Visual Studio 2015 last summer,Visual Studio Code—a lightweight, cross-platform code editor—is now available in 1.0 form, Microsoft says. “Since our initial ...

Rare collection of Shakespeare plays turns up in Scottish mansion | Fox News

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livescience.com - William Shakespeare's First Folio —the Bard of Avon's first collected edition of 38 plays, published in 1623, shortly after his death —is among the world’s rarest and most valued books. Without it,...

Silicon Valley’s Eyeball Problem: A Broken Market for Consumer Attention

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Tom Maduri



adweek.com - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, we discovered that Wall Street was broken. From the loan agents to the rating agencies to the banks, a short-sighted financial culture pursued short-term p...

Why You Should Forget About Linkedin - Jeffbullas's Blog

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Anita Nelson



jeffbullas.com - I was having a coffee with my good friend and fellow Entrepreneur Alex Pirouz… Alex is the founder of Linkfluencer, the world’s leading online LinkedIn training company as recognized by Inc Magazin...

Apple, WWF Partner for ‘Apps for Earth’ Campaign on iOS

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adweek.com - Apple and the World Wildlife Fund partnered to launch the Apps for Earth campaign on the iTunes App Store. From now until April 24, 100 percent of the proceeds from participating applications and i...

How Bloggers Can Fix a Manual Penalty Caused by Compensated Content & Reviews

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Susan Cooper



sugarrae.com - This past weekend Google sent out a round of manual penalty notices citing “unnatural outbound links” – later confirmed to be targeting sites publishing compensated content and reviews where the bl...

I Suspended My AT&T Account, But They Charged Me Anyway

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Richard Krawczyk



huffingtonpost.com - When Peter Erdos suspends his AT&T account, it keeps charging him anyway. Why won't it fix the billing error? Question: I have a cell phone with AT&T. My wife uses it, but it's in my name, and I pa...

Standardizing Cloud Computing With OpenStack And Software-Defined Storage - InformationWeek

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informationweek.com - As more and more companies move more and more of their IT operations to cloud computing, the importance of achieving standardization among cloud providers and the resulting interoperability become ...

New York drivers might get mandatory 'textalyzer' phone scans

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Jefferson Faudan



money.cnn.com - The goal of the bill is to give police a device that plugs into a phone and scans logs to see if a driver was texting or calling during the crash. And if drivers refuse to hand over their phones,...