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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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10 Powerful Tips to Increase Fan Engagement on Facebook

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jeffbullas.com - Facebook is the social network preferred by most businesses when planning and implementing their social media marketing strategy. Even though Twitter and YouTube are large social media networks, Fa...

LinkedIn Students Helps Soon-to-Be Grads Prepare for the Job Market

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Arnold Aranez



lifehacker.com - iOS/Android: Navigating the job market can be intimidating for recent grads, so it can’t hurt to get a head start. LinkedIn recently released a new app to help students prepare for life after gradu...

3 Things You Should Know About Organization According to Evernote

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blog.hootsuite.com - Productivity experts from Evernote—the multi-platform app that helps organize your thoughts, your notes, and your life—joined us for an engaging #HootChat about organization and social media succes...

The web is Doom - mobiForge

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mobiforge.com - In July 2015 I suggested that the average web page weight would equal that of the Doom install image in about 7 months time. In about 7 months average web page size will be same as Doom install ima...

More than 2.1 million devices downloaded malware from the Google Play Store

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neowin.net - For the second year in a row Google has put out a security report, detailing how Android performed in terms of vulnerabilities and patches in 2015. The news seems to be good, with attacks and malic...

Dell Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1 review: A slick, overpriced, and underpowered convertible

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arstechnica.co.uk - Once a gimmick, the hybrid 2-in-1 has rapidly become the default design for a high-end portable laptop—or rather, Microsoft's take on the the hybrid 2-in-1 has become the default design for a high-...

CoWatch wants to put Amazon’s Alexa on your wrist

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slashgear.com - Well, it finally happened. Given the interest poured over both smartwatches as well as voice-controlled virtual assistants, someone was bound to put the two together for Amazon very own Alexa. And ...

All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

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slashgear.com - Earlier this month Sony rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for a handful of Xperia Z2 and Z3 smartphones. The catch at the time was that the update was only offered for those who were in the...

He is Lrrr! Ruler of the Planet Omicron Purrrrsei 8! • /r/cats

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reddit.com - 1. Cats! Post pictures of your cats, talk about cats, ask questions, get advice. 2. We prefer that if you post photos, it be of your own cat(s) or one(s) you personally know. If clearly stated, pho...

Exchange Server 2007: T-1 year and counting - Exchange Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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Gina Minks


blogs.technet.com - Today marks the start of the one-year countdown before Exchange Server 2007 reaches the end of extended support. If Exchange Server 2007 is still part of your messaging infrastructure, it’s not too...

What a pint of Guinness tells us about SQL Server 2016 and R with Jennifer Stirrup - SQLBits XV - 4 - 7 May 2016 - Liverpool

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Ludwik C. Siadlak



sqlbits.com - What a pint of Guinness tells us about SQL Server 2016 and R Anyone who can type commands into R but that is not the same as actually 'doing' statistics for analytics. They may even misuse those me...

Google Makes Updates That Will Affect Local Search Marketers

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searchengineland.com - Google has made changes this week to local search results and Google Maps that will impact retailers and service providers with physical locations. Local SEO specialist, Brian Barwig, was among tho...

Stealthy Finnish mobile gaming startup Armada Interactive picks up $3M backing led by Initial Capital

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Jefferson Faudan



techcrunch.com - Helsinki-based mobile gaming startup Armada Interactive, which is still a way off from launching its first title, has closed a $3 million seed round. Investment is being led by Initial Capital, wit...

Rolltape adds Radio feature so you can share voice messages with the world

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techcrunch.com - Rolltape is a voice messaging app that’s supposed to help you share personal, emotional moments with friends. Now, with the launch of Rolltape Radio, it can help you share those stories on a broade...

Apple, Facebook, Google, And Alibaba Take Hollywood

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fastcompany.com - The Imperial Hotel has been a fixture on Park City, Utah’s Main Street since it opened in 1904. Originally a spot for weary miners,it captured the imagination of Hollywood when an independent film ...

Inside Xiaomi's plan to dominate the connected world

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LeVar Thomas



mashable.com - "We should launch the air purifier in India," Hugo Barra quips absentmindedly as we sit in the eighth floor suite of the Sheraton hotel in New Delhi, overlooking the Qutub Minar. The 12th century m...

World’s first virtual reality production truck rolls up to NAB Show

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Jefferson Faudan



mashable.com - LAS VEGAS — The National Association of Broadcasters Show has long been a place for companies to showcase new tech for the TV industry. But for virtual reality developer NextVR, the annual gathe...

How the Internet is changing the English language

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dailydot.com - People from the midwestern United States say “pop,” while people from the coasts say “soda.” Southerners might say “y’all” instead of “you guys.” And people from the Internet say a lot, actually. A...

Nextbit Robin finally hits DxOMobile with fast autofocus, great details

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androidcommunity.com - In case you didn't know, the Nextbit Robin is already out. It has started shipping last February although we have no idea how many people already received their orders. We know that those who pre-o...

Good News: Airbnb’s App Is Now Significantly Less Infuriating

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wired.com - Paris has 60,000 Airbnb listings. They include “charming” bedrooms near Mouffetard, “quiet and sunny” flats in the Marais district, and “cozy” studios in the Latin Quarter. For anyone visiting the ...

How Facebook is slowly eating the rest of the Internet

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washingtonpost.com - (Illustration by Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images) You can now stream live to Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know it’s a big deal. But Facebook’s latest feature is more than just the ability...

Red Hat continues cloud transformation with new OpenStack and Cloud Platform Suite products

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techcrunch.com - Red Hat made it clear a few years ago that it couldn’t rely on its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) glory forever. It needed a path to transformation and it saw a way with OpenStack and the hybrid c...

Farewell to Katch

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Joel Comm



medium.com - We got very, very close to a big round of funding with amazing investors. But in the end, we were unable to secure the financial resources we needed to continue. With time dwindling in this uncerta...

Now you can listen to podcasts right in Google’s mobile app

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techcrunch.com - Google today is making it easier for Android users to listen to podcasts, by introducing podcast support right into its Google app for Android. That means you’re able to search for podcasts using G...

Volkswagen to buy back 500,000 defeat-device enabled cars, Reuters sources say

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arstechnica.com - On Wednesday, Reuters reported that two anonymous sources briefed on the matter agreed that Volkswagen Group would buy back nearly 500,000 2.0L engine diesel vehicles equipped with illegal defeat d...

Apple pays $25M to a university, and the patent troll it cut a deal with

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arstechnica.com - Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to a "patent troll" to end a lawsuit over its Siri voice system, according to documents filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Publicly t...

Children’s magazine Highlights reinvents itself as a subscription service with videos, activities and more

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techcrunch.com - If you’re of a certain age, you may remember flipping through the classic children’s magazine Highlights while in the waiting room of your doctor’s office, many years ago. Now this long-running, 70...

Inbox by Gmail now helps you track calendar events, save links and stay on top of newsletters

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techcrunch.com - Google is launching an update to Inbox by Gmail today that adds three new features to the company’s Gmail-based next-gen email client for the web and mobile. Probably the most interesting of these ...

Citus launches Citus Cloud beta delivering Postgres database as a cloud service

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techcrunch.com - Citus has been making headlines lately. Just a couple of weeks ago it announced Citus 5, the latest version of its Postgres database product, but even bigger news was that it was open sourcing it, ...

Why Intel Will Be a Mobile Loser - Om Malik

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om.co - Intel (s INTC), as it’s wont to do, overnight made a splashy unveiling of a new family of processors: the Atom Z6xx series, whose chips are much more powerful than current versions but consume less...

Why A New Generation Of On-Demand Businesses Rejected The Uber Model

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Guy Kawasaki



fastcompany.com - When Miguel Zabludovsky opened his first laundry delivery service, Slate, in 2005, he pitched customers convenience: He would pick up their unsorted laundry (literally: he was both CEO and courier)...

Ars checks out the future of Formula E at Venturi

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arstechnica.com - Venturi engineer Louis-Marie Blondel (left) talks to us about Venturi's Formula E program and the powertrain development process. Venturi engineer Louis-Marie Blondel (left) talks to us about Ventu...

Sega embraces legal console game modding with new Genesis PC emulation hub

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arstechnica.com - The newly announced Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub will serve as a 3D front end for emulated Sega ROMs you already own on Steam, simulating the kind of bedroom a diehard Sega fan may have had in the ...

Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Portal, or Pre-Order Store?

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Larry Wentz



medium.com - In anticipation of a Kickstarter campaign for my company LiftUp, I’ve spent the last four months obsessed with the site. Before then, like many, I knew Kickstarter only as that quirky crowdfunding ...

Adobe Premiere Pro finally gets integrated video collaboration with Frame.io

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Webdesigner Depot



webdesignerdepot.com - Adobe is arguably the designers’ program of choice when it comes to anything video-related. Now, we have the opportunity to use Adobe Premiere Pro in a truly, collaborative fashion. Recently, Frame...

Social Media Marketing World 2016: 8 Take Aways - Ericka Andersen

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sweetlifeericka.com - I was extremely blessed to be able to attend the Social Media Marketing World Conference in San Diego this week. It’s a little like SXSW but more refined & less overwhelming! I love that every spea...

5 exercises to strengthen your social media marketing skills

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Reg Saddler



marketingland.com - The only way to get better at something is to practice. You can read up on news, take advice from mentors, brainstorm and come up with new strategies, but the only real way to improve your skill se...

Europe is officially going after Google for anti-competitive behavior with Android

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Reg Saddler



recode.net - A year ago, Europe’s competition watchdog proclaimed that it was weighing whether to bring charges against Google for its business terms with Android, its mobile operating system. On Wednesday, it ...

China wants Apple's Source Code, but the Company Refused

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thehackernews.com - In Brief Apple's head of legal has denied all rumors about providing its complete source code or any backdoor to the Chinese government. Apple officially confirmed that the Chinese government has a...

Samsung Pay partners with POS, goes to Singapore

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androidcommunity.com - Mobile payment gateways still haven’t caught on like fire, although it is still pretty early in the game. But that doesn’t mean that it is a failure and that it will never become a success. There m...

Portable generator Anker PowerHouse 400W now available on Amazon

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Android Community



androidcommunity.com - If you find yourself in desperate need of power that is more than a portable power bank can give you, and you’re in the middle of nowhere or stuck in a power blackout, what will you rely on? Well o...

Save 25% on the iRig Mic Cast Voice Recorder [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - Use your Android device to capture high quality audio with the iRig Mic Cast Voice Recorder, 25% off for Android Community readers. The iRig Mic Cast Voice Recorder is a condenser microphone that r...

Classic game Harvest Moon now available on Android devices

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androidcommunity.com - If you were a huge FarmVille fanatic back when it exploded a few years ago, then you probably have a thing for farming, either digitally or in real life. And if you’re a little bit older, then you ...

China sees growth in app download and revenue, goes past Japan

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androidcommunity.com - We're now in the second quarter and we're expecting companies to release their financial reports and numbers. We're interested to know especially if those brands experiencing downward spiral the pr...

More People Are Ditching Home Internet In Favor Of Mobile

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time.com - If you’re surfing the web at home, the odds are increasing that you’re doing it on your phone, a new study has found. Americans are becoming less dependent on broadband Internet in their homes and ...

Hackers are honing in on your mobile phone (Wired UK)

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wired.co.uk - This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional co...

Loyalty360 - T-Mobile Moves to Further Enhance the Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - T-Mobile prides itself on being the Un-carrier and the associated customer-centric strategy that moniker embodies. Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, talked about the company’s next ...

AppAppeal.com: Finding Web Apps Made Easy! - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - AppAppeal reviews and compares web applications to help people find the best web app for their needs. Our quality reviews are comprehensive, objective, and created by professional writers. We do no...

B2B Buyers Are Calling for a Change in How You Socially Sell to Them on LinkedIn

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salesforce.com - According to recent LinkedIn reports, B2B buyers seek insights and conversations with vendors on social media. In fact, 2 in 3 are open to connecting with a new vendor and 3 in 4 are ready to have ...

LiveWorld launches first public tool -- a high-speed management platform for social conversations

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Brett Prince



marketingland.com - The job description of the modern brand includes managing countless streams of conversations across social and messaging media. But there’s so much of it that “management” can seem like a metaphor....