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Friday, May 6, 2016

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Apple’s next product needs to be insanely Android

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slashgear.com - The future of computing - especially mobile computing - is not in smartphones. In a very short period of time, 10 years or so, smartphones have reached a point at which there's little room for inno...

Windows 10 now on 300M devices, but Microsoft warns free upgrades will end July 29 - GeekWire

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geekwire.com - Windows 10 is now running on 300 million active devices, Microsoft announced this morning, adding about 30 million users since the Build conference in March. However, the free upgrade option is goi...

FCC Republican votes against Charter-Time Warner cable merger

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thehill.com - The senior Republican on the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday against approving Charter Communication’s purchase of Time Warner Cable, citing conditions placed on the merger by agen...

Clinton may have to testify in email lawsuit; breaches found at major email providers; coming soon from Siri’s creators

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washingtonpost.com - Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in October. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) GOOD NEWS FOR JUDICIAL WATCH: “A federal judge said Wednesday that it ‘may be neces...

Microsoft shows off a touch screen that can predict your movements

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mashable.com - Microsoft's latest research project may make you wish you had a Windows Phone. The company showed off a new, still experimental, display technology Thursday that uses sensors to predict your moveme...

Twitter wants to improve searches for Vines, Periscopes, GIFs

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marketingland.com - Earlier today I wanted to watch the “Damn Daniel” video. The viral video that turned a pair of white Vans sneakers into a symbol of the life originated as a tweet, so I searched for it on Twitter. ...

The 5 Social Media Commandments for Launching a Campaign

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likeable.com - You've spent what seems like forty days and forty nights wandering around the details of a social media marketing campaign launch, and now you're ready to set forth a plan. Marketers all dream of g...

5 Insane Marketing Stats Unearthed at #PubconAustin

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wordstream.com - Earlier this week, I headed down to the Lone Star State for Pubcon’s Austin conference. I’ll admit, I was looking forward to binging on tacos 3x a day, crushing margaritas on Rainey Street and play...

Tactile Mobile CRM Platform Wows Stevie Award Judges

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loyalty360.org - Since 2002, The Stevie Awards have recognized excellence both on an individual and organizational level. In the always competitive Sales & Customer Service group, past Stevies for Best Relationship...

A closer look at Samsung’s connected Family Hub Refrigerator

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techcrunch.com - Imagine for a moment that you’re a fly on the wall of a Samsung executive board meeting. It’s pretty easy to imagine why the Family Hub Refrigerator seemed like a great idea. Someone probably said ...

Microsoft blocked 4 billion malicious login attempts in 2015

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has released the latest edition of its twice-annual Security Intelligence Report, its survey of the security landscape and threats around the world. The survey has a ton of data about wha...

Drawbridge raises $25M as it takes its cross-device tech beyond advertising

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techcrunch.com - Drawbridge, a startup that helps businesses identify when a single person is using multiple devices, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Every time I write about Drawbridge, I’m contractual...

I’ve got a few questions for virtual reality filmmakers

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techcrunch.com - So, I’m sitting aboard a flight to Boston at the moment. I just finished a bout of midterms at Northwestern University that allegedly went well enough for me to make it through undergrad. I have an...

Time to debut its own streaming service focused on celeb & pop culture

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techcrunch.com - There’s been an explosion of niche, over-the-top video streaming services in recent months, as consumers cut the cord with traditional pay TV in favor of videos they can watch at any time on any de...

Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand launches in U.S., inks global deal with McDonald’s

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techcrunch.com - As Spotify continues to grow its consumer subscription business and expand the services it provides to artists, one of its side bets is making inroads in another route to music streaming riches. Sp...

HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads

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techcrunch.com - If there’s one thing readers love it’s extra reading apps on their iOS and Android devices. A few years ago there were about a dozen – apps for long-form writing, apps for books, apps that let publ...

A few words on chatbots

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techcrunch.com - Lo and behold! A new wave of technology is preparing to crash down upon the unsuspecting consumer. Chatbots are surging towards our conversations at breakneck speed! No, not the kind of chatbots th...

Thingthing takes $400k to turn a productivity keyboard app into a services platform

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techcrunch.com - Messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat have become the platform giants of recent years, scaling huge user bases powered by the momentum of network effects. But might there be another location on t...

Portland Retro Gaming Expo: Hacked carts, Tetris battles, and Atari legends

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arstechnica.com - As opposed to more modern gaming expos such as PAX, it's a little harder to leave a retro expos with something to describe at length. That's not for lack of content. Retro gaming shows feel both en...

ResetPlug is a $60 device to keep you trapped in crappy Wi-Fi hell

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arstechnica.com - It’s Monday night and you finally collapse into your favorite chair after a day that started at 5:00am. The dogs are crated, the kids are in bed, and your spouse has graciously agreed to do dinner ...

What Is Distributed Content? (and 5 Ways to Use It) | Cision

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cision.com - “Homepages are dead. I think we can probably agree on that.” – Cory Haik, Chief Content Strategy Officer at Mic, speaking on a panel at the Facebook F8 Conference “Two significant things have alrea...

Influencer Marketing for Beginners and Introverts

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ronsela.com - Relationships are everything. To dust off a well-worn (with good reason) adage: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Whether the goal is to increase sales, become more popular or reach more p...

This Interviewing Platform Changes Your Voice To Eliminate Unconscious Bias

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fastcompany.com - Unconscious bias is often hiding in plain sight during the hiring process. We know that simply by being human, recruiters and managers can fall prey to signals that suggest the candidate is somehow...

The Electronic Wonderland You’ve Never Heard Of

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inc.com - If you are a techie, electronic engineer or a maker with a project - there is a magical place you need to know about called Hua Qiang Bei (HQB). In the world of electronics, I'm not sure there is a...

Growth Hacking Products and Tools

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discoverbusiness.us - Growth hacking has a singular focus: achieve business sales and growth. Different from traditional marketing, it is the Web 2.0 method of reaching a market and disseminating an idea. It involves an...

YouTube UnPlugged could be an online cable subscription service

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androidcommunity.com - YouTube UnPlugged is a rumor we know a lot of people would want to become a reality. The information was reported by Bloomberg who said that the top video sharing website is working on a new subscr...

T-Mobile to offer Kyocera DuraForce XD starting May 11

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androidcommunity.com - Kyocera phones are popular for being rugged and ready for rough use but without the high price tag. There aren't too many Kyocera phones being launched in the market but the Japanese company makes ...

Lego Movie Video Game finally arrives for Android…after two years

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androidcommunity.com - If you are a huge Lego fan and absolutely loved the Lego Movie (which a lot of people really did), then you probably couldn’t wait for the video game to arrive for your Android device, thinking tha...

Periscope now lets you save your livestream videos 

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androidcommunity.com - One of the problems with some users and brands that prevented them from jumping on to the Periscope livestream bandwagon is the fact that after 24 hours, your video disappears. When Facebook Live c...

How to Discover the Best Content on Snapchat

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inc.com - When it comes to adding people to follow on Snapchat, the platform has been incredibly creative. Snapcodes, with their little ghost, provided a useful variation on the QR code which was actually us...

10 Facebook Messenger Tricks You Can't Live Without

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time.com - With 900 million users, Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular chat apps out there. It’s also becoming much more than a simple messaging platform. New features let you more easily communicat...

CIBC Touts Customer Engagement Impact of Messaging for Facebook Messenger

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loyalty360.org - Officials at CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) always are seeking new ways to augment the customer experience through technology, and they believe that extending virtual agents to Facebook ...

Innovative Lowes Foods eCircular Bridges the Gap Between Print and Digital Customer Experiences

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loyalty360.org - Lowes Foods is proud to claim an industry fist among brands that are vying for customer engagement in the grocery space. Based in North Carolina, Lowes Foods has faced a tremendously competitive in...

Verint Evolves Customer Engagement Strategy with Acquisition of Contact Solutions

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loyalty360.org - Last month Verint announced its acquisition of leading voice and mobility customer self-service software provider Contact Solutions. The acquisition extends Verint’s customer engagement optimizatio...

Customer Experience Rises Positively for Canadian Wireless Users

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loyalty360.org - Autonomy is an omnipresent trait in wireless customers in Canada, most notably Millennials (born 1982-1994), and this has led to a hands-on approach to resolving issues with their respective carrie...

Harlequin My Rewards Delivers Tangible Business Results with Receipt-Scanning and Personalized Recommendations

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loyaltyexpo.com - How do you build 1:1 relationships with your consumers when you do not have the benefit of direct consumer interaction? How can you tailor personalized offers if you do not have purchase and prefe...

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...

Social Video Chart: Your At-A-Glance Guide To 7 Major Platforms

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marketingland.com - It used to be that if you were doing online video, you were doing YouTube and probably nothing else. Today, YouTube is still an enormously popular outlet for video marketers, but it’s no longer the...

Vital Facebook Advertising Objectives That Will Make Or Break ROI

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marketaire.com - You’ve worked hard on your website, and traffic doesn’t appear from thin air. It’s time to use Facebook ads to send people there. First, let’s take a look at the Facebook ad campaign setup process....

Periscope starts testing a way to #save live broadcasts

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marketingland.com - One of Periscope’s most requested features is now available to all users with the simple addition of a hashtag in the title of any live broadcast. CEO and co-founder Kayvon Beykpour explained in a ...

Why Facebook Fans Still Matter: Using Facebook Ads To Expose Value

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marketaire.com - The word on the street is that Facebook fans no longer matter. For the most part, this is perpetuated by the same people that claim organic reach on Facebook is dead. It’s not. Not only to Facebook...

99 Viral Tweets: The Ultimate Swipe File For Twitter Marketers

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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 to write sincere marketing copy

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portent.com - The fear of scarcity permeates our culture. People believe they don’t have enough. They spend time calculating how much they want. And when they see what others have, all they can think about is wh...

How Voice Search Will Change Digital Marketing — For the Better!

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moz.com - Disappointingly, this isn’t one of those doom-and-gloom articles proclaiming that SEO/PPC is dead. Instead, we’ll look at how voice search will shake things up for us digital marketers and examine ...

Snapchat engagement and other myths

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businessesgrow.com - I have been absorbing as much as I can about Snapchat and its potential for businesses. The more I learn, the more I’m convinced it will probably not rise above a niche role for brand marketing … a...

Tesla's stock drops as investors question Musk optimism

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usatoday.com - Tesla, the electric car maker, (TSLA) saw it shares dip 4.1% to $243.45, down $10.43, on a day that the overall market was rising. USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla stock dropped 5% Thursday as inves...

Waiting to Approve Influencer Content Hurts More Than It Helps

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adweek.com - According to Millennial Branding, a stunning 97 percent of millennials today don’t turn to TV news or magazines to influence their purchasing decisions, which doesn’t bode well for the ads that sup...

Top 10 Money Making Blogging Strategies | The Official Site Of James Hickey

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digitalbloggers.com - Blogging surely is no “get rich quick” method because it takes time and effort to build a readership that comes back, but you can still make good money blogging once you established your blog in th...

Millennials, Gen-Z Alienated by Ads in Social News Feeds (Study)

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adweek.com - Brands looking to get the attention of millennials and Generation Z, take note: Ads in their social network news feeds are not the way to go. A new study by Harris Poll, commissioned by brand relat...

Facebook Live - Top Tips and Predictions from Mari Smith - MariSmith.com

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marismith.com - Facebook Live is growing in leaps and bounds. Companies that want to be on the leading edge would do well to integrate Facebook Live video into their marketing strategies. Not just content marketin...