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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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OnHub Keeps Getting Better – Now Supports IFTTT

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on.google.com - OnHub isn’t like other routers. Not only does it support super fast Wi-Fi and is easy to set up, but it also has software that updates itself regularly. This way, you can can get automatic security...

Huffington Post killed story pitch critical of Uber

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Om Malik



washingtonpost.com - Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) Uber yesterday announced that Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington would be joining its board of ...

Apple Watch shipped 2.2M units in March quarter, but lost marketshare, estimates claim

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Jason Frovich



appleinsider.com - Apple Watch shipped 2.2M units in March quarter, but lost marketshare, estimates claim By Roger Fingas Thursday, April 28, 2016, 09:42 am PT (12:42 pm ET) Apple shipped about 2.2 million Apple Wa...

In 2006, a VW executive suggested adding illegal software to diesels—report

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arstechnica.co.uk - According to a report from The New York Times, slides from a 2006 presentation suggest that a "top technology executive" within Volkswagen Group detailed how the company could circumvent US auto em...

Meizu PRO 6 Review Part I: The Galaxy iPhone missing link

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Android Community



slashgear.com - We have a smartphone here that exists in the space between the top two mobile device makers in the world: Samsung and Apple. This is the Meizu PRO 6, a device whose hardware and software find thems...

How your phone will soon control your entire house

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Karl Kovacs



techradar.com - Since the jazzy heyday of 80s sci-fi movies, we've been promised houses that respond to our every whim. Music following us from room to room, heating that knows how warm you want to be all the time...

This year’s Founders' Letter

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Paul Thurrott


googleblog.blogspot.com - Every year, Larry and Sergey write a Founders' Letter to our stockholders updating them with some of our recent highlights and sharing our vision for the future. This year, they decided to try some...

Microsoft blocks Google Chrome & other browsers from Cortana in latest Windows 10 release

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Jeff Knize



searchengineland.com - Sorry, Google. You, Firefox, Opera and anyone else with a web browser that competes with Microsoft’s Edge will no longer be able to work within Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10. ...

Bitlock crowdfunded a smart bike lock in 2013. What happened next?

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techcrunch.com - Two and a half years ago Bitlock set out to crowdfund a smart bike lock at a time when hype around connected devices was surging and goodwill in crowdfunding platforms was buoyant. So what happened...

What could Nintendo do with its suddenly empty 2016?

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mashable.com - Nintendo's week has been full of glum news. Its 2016 flagship game — a new Legend of Zelda — had been pushed to next year; its NX platform wasn't appearing at E3; its console and handheld lineup is...

YouTube announces new system to improve Content ID for creators

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mashable.com - LOS ANGELES — YouTube said Thursday it is rolling out a new system to help creators earn revenue while a Content ID claim is being disputed. Currently, if videos are claimed and disputed, no one ea...

FTC starts probing on possible abuse of Android’s dominance by Google

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androidcommunity.com - Android is being abused by Google. Some of you may say Google is Android or Android is Google but it’s really not. Android is just one part of Google and Google, well, Google is under Alphabet. The...

German city Augsburg installs floor traffic lights for “smombies”

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androidcommunity.com - No, that is not a type and there isn’t an outbreak of zombies in the German city of Augsburg. What they do have is an outbreak of “smombies” or smartphone zombies whose eyes are glued to their devi...

The NYT is giving out 300,000 more Google Cardboard viewers

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techcrunch.com - The New York Times is giving out free Google Cardboard VR devices. Yes, again! The company had previously distributed a million some devices to print subscribers as part of the kickoff celebration ...

The future of food and cars is on the Code agenda with Brown, Crenn, Liu and Tan

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Reg Saddler



recode.net - In about a month, we’ll be opening the 2016 Code conference, which is shaping up to be our biggest speaker roster ever in our 14 years, with the top names in tech, media, commerce, politics and mor...

A WhatsApp chat with crypto-loving Congressman Ted Lieu

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techcrunch.com - As Congress debates how it should address the ongoing debate over encryption, Rep. Ted Lieu is working to get his fellow Congress members to adopt end-to-end encryption to secure their communicatio...

The MacBook Returns

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TechCrunch



techcrunch.com - The display looked great the first time around. And it looks great this time. In fact, it’s the same display. It’s that retina screen that has had Air owners enviously eyeing the new line for two g...

Epic Foundation’s new app helps donors understand where their money is going

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techcrunch.com - Epic Foundation is a nonprofit aiming to improve charitable giving — an approach that encompasses the way people select, monitor and “experience” their donations. Founded by serial entrepreneur Ale...

Google for Work and Google Cloud Platform get new security and privacy certifications

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techcrunch.com - In what is clearly part of the company’s efforts to get more enterprise customers on its platforms, Google today announced that it has renewed its ISO 27001 certification for the fourth year in a r...

Samsung backs Mast Mobile, the startup that helps you manage multiple numbers on one phone

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techcrunch.com - Communication startup Mast Mobile is launching on Android — specifically the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The news is part of a broader partnership with Samsung,...

The fire inside Rev. Jesse Jackson

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techcrunch.com - Today, the organization is working toward advancing diversity and inclusion in tech by focusing on employment in both technical and non-technical positions, representation on boards of directors, s...

Snapchat’s ‘Speed’ filter cited in lawsuit following Atlanta highway crash

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techcrunch.com - A questionable Snapchat filter that lets users show off their speed while taking a selfie is being blamed for a serious car accident that left a man with traumatic brain injuries after being struck...

Body found in conference room at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters

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techcrunch.com - A body was found in a conference room at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino this morning, according to several news reports. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating th...

COVR Photo is perfect for stalkers and street photographers everywhere

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techcrunch.com - Ever wanted to grab your smartphone to snap a quick photo, but didn’t want to be obvious about it? COVR Photo has you covered with a freshly launched iPhone 6 case that includes a tiny periscope. I...

Hands-on: HP’s Chromebook 13 is the affordable ultrabook for Chrome OS

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techcrunch.com - The just announced HP Chromebook 13 is a new take on the hardware side of Chrome OS — a premium system, with some specs reminiscent of Chrome OS laptops, but with the ultrabook spice seen on the ma...

Google Play is now labelling which apps contain ads

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techcrunch.com - Google has just made a change to its mobile application storefront, Google Play, which will help customers make better decisions about the apps they want to download: it’s now displaying if an app ...

Dealmaster: Get a Dell Optiplex compact desktop with Core i7 for just $725

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a number of deals to share today. The highlight is a great deal on the Dell Optiplex 5040 compact desktop—save big on this tiny...

In which an ex-car-fanatic takes a Lamborghini Huracán for a spin

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arstechnica.com - When I was in high school, I was much more interested in cars than I am at present. And back in those days, the car that grabbed the most interest was the Lamborghini Countach. At a time when most ...

Toymaker’s website pushes ransomware that holds visitors’ files hostage

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arstechnica.com - The website belonging to Maisto International, a popular maker of remote-controlled toy vehicles, has been caught pushing ransomware that holds visitors' files hostage until they pay a hefty fee. M...

PLATINUM Hackers Hijack Windows Hotpatching to Stay Hidden

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Reg Saddler



thehackernews.com - In Brief The Microsoft’s Windows Defender Advanced Threat Hunting team detected that a cyber espionage group of hackers, known as PLATINUM, has found a way to turn the Windows's Hotpatching techniq...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (S820) variant of Nexus 6P listed on Geekbench

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androidcommunity.com - Google came out with two Nexus phones last year--the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The latter was manufactured by Huawei which is the leading OEM in China today. The tech giant is up-to-date when it c...

Xperia Companion updated to add more models, backup/restore function

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androidcommunity.com - For those who are loyal to Sony Xperia devices, you probably have the Xperia Companion computer application installed on your desktop or laptop. And you probably would want to update it now as the ...

Nextbit Robin finally gets Marshmallow with improved audio and new tunes

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androidcommunity.com - Your Nextbit Robin phone will soon receive the latest version as the startup just rolled out the April update. This Android6.0.1 Marshmallow delivers this month's security patch, the new emoji set,...

Withdraw money from ATMs in South Korea via Samsung Pay

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung Pay is a success especially in its native Korea. It may have a number of rivals already but it's one of the most popular in South Korea. It's not even a year since it was launched but milli...

EzyOnlineBookings.com: An Online Booking System that Allows Businesses to Take Appointment Bookings Right on their Existing Website - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - EzyOnlineBookings.com is an online booking system that allows businesses to take appointment bookings right on their existing website. According to Mr. ‘Gol'; EzyOnlineBookings.com is an online boo...

Experian launches PII-matching audience targeting platform to reach 85 percent of the U.S.

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Brett Prince



marketingland.com - Experian is best known as one of those bureaus that makes sure you’re a good credit risk for a new loan. But its Marketing Services arm has also built up a data treasure called ConsumerView. It doe...

Reddit’s plan to become a real business could fall apart pretty easily

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recode.net - The promise of Reddit’s business has always been that it brings in millions and millions of eyeballs, hosts content that other websites use for themselves and has a highly engaged community that ad...

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

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Jonathan Gunson



inc.com - TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders. If you've yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to dash o...

SPI 211: How to Know What You Were Born To Do with Chris Guillebeau - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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Pat Flynn



smartpassiveincome.com - It’s my pleasure to introduce Chris Guillebeau, author of Born for This and inspiring role model for living a rewarding, purpose-driven life. Chris’s list of accomplishments is incredible. He’s vis...

Why the Smartest Video Strategy Focuses on Mobile, Millennials and New Formats

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Stephan Stavrakis



adweek.com - For today's content-obsessed consumers, it's a video driven world. That will be abundantly clear during the two-week NewFronts that begin Monday. But let's be honest, it can be tough for brands to ...

Thinking About iPad Pro, Surface, and the Tablet Market - Thurrott.com

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Paul Thurrott



thurrott.com - IDC today released a report describing first quarter tablet sales, noting that unit sales have shrunk overall year-over-year. Tablets were once expected to over-take the PC market, but it’s not cle...

Five Examples of How Publishers Have Used UGC to Grow

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Stephan Stavrakis



marketingprofs.com - Online publishers are facing a new reality. The world is getting smaller, information is becoming more accessible, and people are more in touch with news than ever. Readers expect news to be availa...

How to Make Public Relations Drive SEO

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Stephan Stavrakis



marketingprofs.com - Integrated marketing relies on being able to capitalize across channels and disciplines that were once, and often still are, perceived as unique "silos" in the marcom universe: Each discipline can ...

James Hickey Internet Marketing Blog: 15 Steps For Making Money From A Blog

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James Hickey


jameshickeyblog.com - Bloggers need to understand their target audience, be knowledgeable about their subject, and be proficient at SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and properly utilizing Social Media. Here are 15 Steps...

From Zero To Appium: A How-To Guide For Configuring Appium With Android – Smashing Magazine

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smashingmagazine.com - If you are a web developer who cares about quality, most probably you have heard of Selenium and the advantages of using such a tool for test automation. (Check out my article1 on how to run your o...

Does Snapchat Carry Hidden Pitfalls for Brands?

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adweek.com - Snapchat is the “it” platform of 2016. It seems to go from one hit to the next, whether Gatorade at the Super Bowl or Snapchat itself making headlines at South By Southwest. There’s no denying that...

5 Mindsets For The Modern Social Media Marketer

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likeable.com - How we think about the world shapes the world we live in. The same goes for social media: How you use it and how you market on it shapes how you view it. As marketers, we have a unique relationship...

Rovio Launches Angry Birds Action on iOS, Android

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adweek.com - Ahead of the release of The Angry Birds Movie in theaters in May, Rovio released Angry Birds Action on mobile. Developed by Tag Games, the game was inspired by pinball, and it challenges players to...

Corporate Policy: Think Before You Post to Avoid Social Media Disasters - DGI Wire

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dgiwire.com - (DGIwire) — Social media has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Every time we check LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, another person is writing a status about the minutiae of their day....

FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone: sources

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reuters.com - WASHINGTON The FBI paid under $1 million for the technique used to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters - a figure smaller than the $1.3 million the agency's chief initially...