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Monday, April 18, 2016

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Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic

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nytimes.com - Advertisers adjusted spending accordingly. In the first quarter of 2016, 85 cents of every new dollar spent in online advertising will go to Google or Facebook, said Brian Nowak, a Morgan Stanley a...

Sky Q lands Sony’s 4K film catalogue, still probably isn’t worth paying for

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arstechnica.co.uk - Satellite broadcaster Sky has sealed an exclusive pan-European deal with Sony to bring 4K (UHD) movies to its Sky Q service. The deal means Sky Q will receive all new and future content from Sony P...

Silicon Valley’s Legendary “Coach” Bill Campbell Has Died

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recode.net - Bill Campbell — who garnered the name “The Coach” for the sage advice and counsel he gave numerous tech leaders from Apple’s Steve Jobs to Google’s Larry Page to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — has died. New...

What Happens When You Apply Machine Learning To Logo Design

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fastcodesign.com - The rise of neural networks and generative design have created new opportunities for designers. But what if it went the other way, and robots created a Skynet that kills off human designers (or at ...

Facebook sends a loud message about Messenger bots, but will we hear it?

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techcrunch.com - Every time there is a conference where we get saturated coverage from a given company, we tend to buy into their vision, at least for the couple of days the company has our undivided attention. Las...

As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016 its RIP for ‘me too’ companies

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techcrunch.com - <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonatsos"Niko Bonatsos is a managing director at General Catalyst Partners. Many of the world’s legendary tech companies got started just as the public markets ...

Amazon has built a subscription launchpad with Amazon Prime

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techcrunch.com - It looks like incremental news, but the fact that Amazon now lets you subscribe to Amazon Prime Video separately from the rest of Amazon Prime signals a bigger shift. Amazon wants to turn the compa...

Music industry seeks to have KickassTorrents blocked in Australia

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mashable.com - The Australian government's controversial site blocking bill is about to get another workout. On Monday, some of the country's largest record companies, including Universal Music Australia, Warner ...

Android may be getting its own version of 3D Touch

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mashable.com - Android users may soon get their own version of Apple's 3D Touch. When Google rolled out its second preview of Android N to developers, we noted the new home screen shortcuts feature offered a nic...

NYPD's anti-encryption #UnlockJustice campaign fails big time

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mashable.com - As the New York Police Department is finding out, using a hashtag for a controversial campaign isn’t a great idea. On Monday, Manhattan Attorney General Cyrus R. Valance was joined by crime victims...

Rebuilding retail brick by brick

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techcrunch.com - In 2016, Walmart plans to close 269 stores. Macy’s plans 36 closures, and Kohl’s 18. Is this the beginning of the end for brick-and-mortar retailers? There has been much speculation about what reta...

FIR #31: Bring back the tourists! - FIR Podcast Network

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firpodcastnetwork.com - Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:50:09 — 45.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Today’s panel includes Blogger Bridge CEO Chris Christensen (who also hosts the Amateur...

Apple rolls out a new App Store developer site with guides and videos for growing app businesses

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techcrunch.com - Apple today is unveiling an overhaul to its App Store developer website, a resource available to the 11 million registered developers worldwide who have helped to grow the App Store to now over 1.5...

Vivid Soft Material UI Kit with 500 Elements, 170+ Components, 6 Categories - only $14! - MightyDeals

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mightydeals.com - Vivid Soft Material UI Kit with 500 Elements, 170+ Components, 6 Categories - only $14! Get a real jump on building your website or application with this amazing Soft Material UI Kit. Vivid feature...

Ebay’s mobile Craigslist competitor Close5 has quietly grown to 7 million downloads

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techcrunch.com - In the U.S., the online classifieds space has been dominated for years by Craigslist, despite its failure to adapt to newer technologies, including mobile. That has left room for newcomers to angle...

Sony will let you sample PlayStation VR months before October launch

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arstechnica.com - Announcement is a delay from original "first half of 2016" target. "We have to do this prior to launch, that's critical," Koller said. "We need to be in stores." This kind of heavy marketing push s...

The new push toward competency-based education

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techcrunch.com - Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. Joel Hernandez is the CEO of eLumen. Recent reports suggest that over 500 colleges and universities are preparing to launch new competency ba...

Netflix shares take a dive on a rocky forecast

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techcrunch.com - Netflix just posted its first-quarter earnings, and it looks like for investors it was a whiff. The company’s shares are diving more than 10% in extended trading, which more or less fits in with th...

OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million

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techcrunch.com - OpenText, the Canadian content management company announced that it was buying much of the customer experience content management business from HP Inc, the consumer piece of the HP split last year....

YouTube rolls out support for 360-degree live streams and spatial audio

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techcrunch.com - YouTube will today begin supporting 360-degree live streaming on its service, confirming reports from earlier this year stating that such a feature was in development. One of the first videos to ta...

Please welcome Brian Heater, Kate Conger and more to TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - We aren’t done yet. We’ve got some more new faces for you here at TechCrunch, and they’re good ones. First up, Brian Heater has worked at a number of tech pubs, including PCMag, Laptop and Engadget...

Use of in-game glitch could lead to “punishment” for Division players

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arstechnica.com - For better and for worse The Division just doesn’t feel like the next Destiny. An anticipated update to The Division last week introduced Falcon Lost, the game's first raid-like multiplayer "incurs...

How hackers eavesdropped on a US Congressman using only his phone number

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arstechnica.com - A US congressman has learned first-hand just how vulnerable cellphones are to eavesdropping and geographic tracking after hackers were able to record his calls and monitor his movements using nothi...

How Content Promotion Works: 11 Strategies to Try

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blog.bufferapp.com - Did you know: Some bloggers recommend you spend as much time promoting your content as you do writing it. (Derek Halpern of Social Triggers has an 80/20 split: 80 percent promotion, 20 percent writ...

The ultimate guide to Snapchat marketing

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wpcurve.com - If you are not already familiar with Snapchat, you should get acquainted soon. Snapchat is the second most used social media network in America. Snapchat provides a unique means of connecting with ...

How to Get Massive Traffic with Social Bookmarking Sites

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mention.com - Over the past 30 days at Process Street, around 11% of the traffic to our blog came from social bookmarking sites like reddit, Inbound, and GrowthHackers. That’s tens of thousands of visitors landi...

Samsung: Living On The Edge Between Android And Ambition

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fastcompany.com - With its newest flagship phone series, the Galaxy S7, Samsung lowered prices, streamlined the lineup, and got its component supply under control. Early sales have been strong, showing that the comp...

Google files for ‘MODE’ trademark at USPTO, working on wearable accessories

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androidcommunity.com - We don't know what Google plans on doing with this word but the tech giant has been discovered to have filed a new trademark at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). An application...

Amazon now offers stand-alone video-streaming service 

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androidcommunity.com - Everyone was predicting that it was only a matter of time before Amazon made a serious move towards becoming a serious competitor in the on-demand video streaming service market. Where previously t...

Super Meat Boy is now available on Shield Android TV

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re the type of mobile gamer who likes to be frustrated by extremely difficult but ultimately fun to play games, then you’ve probably played Super Meat Boy at one point or another. The game’s...

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 - Thanx Branded App Enables Simplified Brand Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - Customer loyalty solutions provider Thanx took another big step forward on Tuesday with the launch of the Thanx Branded App. The app allows businesses to incorporate a full-fledged mobile loyalty a...

Loyalty360 - Neiman Marcus Maintains Brand Loyalty by Ensuring Customers Are Safe from Email Fraud

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loyalty360.org - Neiman Marcus, a leading North American retailer, is taking precautions to stay a step ahead of potential cybercriminals. Through a partnership with email data specialist Return Path, the retail br...

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...

716Labs : Helps App Developers In The Marketng Validation stage - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Scott Falbo”, Co-Founder of the Buffalo – USA based start-up “716Labs” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

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...

YouTube introduces live 360 video, the gateway drug to virtual reality

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theverge.com - 360 video launched on YouTube in March of 2015 and arrived on Facebook in September of that year. But it has actually been around for more than decade. "We’ve seen this before in the multimedia age...

How Will Facebook Make Money Off Live Video? Just Look at TV.

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recode.net - In just two short months, Facebook has fully committed to live video broadcasting. And it has lured the Internet’s biggest digital publishers to tag along for the ride. The incentive for publishers...

[VIDEO] Marketing Land Live #9: Facebook F8 recap, marketing bots, Amazon SEO & more

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marketingland.com - Facebook dominated the marketing and tech news this week, thanks to all of the announcements coming out of the company’s annual F8 developers’ conference. And the big story overall was bots, and ho...

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

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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...

How Hack Days Are Helping Ad Agencies Find the Next Big Ideas

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adweek.com - When Kettle landed the Mad Libs account over a year ago, the New York-based agency's first task was to develop an iOS app, fast. With no time to waste, Kettle held an agencywide hack day—a concept ...

West Coast Ad Agencies Are Building On-Site Labs to Experiment With Virtual Reality

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adweek.com - It's a small, windowless room on the second floor of ad agency Team One's expansive Playa Vista, Calif., complex, yet it's also a portal for globe-trotting, deep-sea exploration and space travel. O...

Q&A: Bloomberg's Digital Chief Has His Sights Set on Cord Cutters

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adweek.com - Specs Current gig Global head of digital, Bloomberg Media Previous gig Svp, digital, Time, Inc. Twitter @msh200 Age 44 Adweek: Why did you want to come over to Bloomberg from Time? Scott Havens: Th...

Thurrott Daily: April 18 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - In its support forums, Sonos confirmed that it will not make a Windows 10 UWP app for its service. Sonos is not going to build a Windows Phone 8 app nor are we planning to build a Windows 10 “unive...

Amazon targets Netflix with standalone video sub

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usatoday.com - Amazon has made a big move in the video streaming space, rolling out a price plan that's a buck cheaper than rival Netflix's. Starting Monday, the retailing giant will allow consumers to subscribe ...

Adaptly President Sean O’Neal’s Overview of Social Advertising

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adweek.com - Social media advertising agency Adaptly, a Facebook Marketing Partner, recently discussed the social ad environment in an internal question-and-answer session with its president, Sean O’Neal. Adapt...

Interview with Håkon Wium Lie — net magazine

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medium.com - When it comes to web design, few people have been more important or influential than Håkon Wium Lie. Working at CERN alongside Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the web itself, Lie is the man who gav...

Sony's Crackle is coming to Xfinity On Demand

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mashable.com - Sony Pictures Television's free streaming network announced that it will launch on Xfinity On Demand beginning this Wednesday, the same day as Crackle's Upfront presentation. The news marks Crackle...

Bill Gates says U.S. needs limits on covert email searches

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reuters.com - WASHINGTON Bill Gates said on Monday that no one was an “absolutist” on either side of the digital privacy debate, but the co-founder of Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said he supports his company’s lawsu...

Verizon and Hearst miss memo on doomed digital media, buy Complex Media

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mashable.com - After a week of bad news, digital media scores a win. Verizon and Hearst have joined forces to buy Complex Media, a digital operation founded in 2002 by designer Marc Ecko that focused on content p...