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Saturday, May 7, 2016

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Statement of Principles for Cybersecurity - American Legislative Exchange Council

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alec.org - WHEREAS, it is the mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to advance the principles of free markets, limited government and federalism; and WHEREAS, effective cybersecurity is ...

Go From Bike to eBike in Under a Minute With the GeoOrbital

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ecowatch.com - Electric bikes are a great way to get around with less pedal power and research shows that they make people cycle longer and more frequently. Still, e-bikes are a niche market, and many people don’...

Google's Got an Idea Incubator. Should You?

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baselinemag.com - Google is creating its own private Silicon Valley. More specifically, according to an exclusive on The Information, Google is building an incubator for its employees. The organization is called "Ar...

GeoOrbital Wheel | Make your bike electric in 60 seconds

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Michael



kickstarter.com - The Patent Pending GeoOrbital wheel is an evolution of the orbital wheel (the wheels on the TRON Motorcycles). The GeoOrbital wheel replaces a standard bicycle front wheel to turn your bike into a ...

FCC Approves Nightmare Cable Super Merger

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Cass Anderson



gizmodo.com - America’s long national cable company horror show is far from over. In fact, it just got a lot worse, because the Federal Communications Commission has officially approved the Charter-Time Warner C...

OkCupid slammed for 'offensive and discriminatory' survey question

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Anita Nelson



mashable.com - LONDON — Learning disability campaigners are calling on dating app OkCupid to apologise and remove an “offensive and discriminatory” question from its site.  Users who signed up for OkCupid were as...

Musical.ly raising $100 million at $500 million valuation for social music videos

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Brett Prince



techcrunch.com - Musical.ly, the app that makes it easy to create music videos, is in the process of raising about $100 million in funding, at around a $500 million post-money valuation, TechCrunch has learned. The...

Hacker Lexicon: Stingrays, the Spy Tool the Government Tried, and Failed, to Hide

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wired.com - Stingrays, a secretive law enforcement surveillance tool, are one of the most controversial technologies in the government’s spy kit. But prosecutors and law enforcement agencies around the country...

20 Online Invoice Solutions That Offer More Than Just Invoicing

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Lonely Wolf



entrepreneur.com - Attend our free, live webinar covering how to maximize your profits and productivity with cloud-based apps. Tune in 5/12 at 9 a.m. PT. Register Now » More small business owners and freelancers reco...

Review: HP’s EliteBook Folio G1 is the MacBook as it could’ve been

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arstechnica.com - Andrew Cunningham Two, count 'em, two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Andrew Cunningham HP's laptop is larger and a little less elegant than the MacBook, but they're in the same ballpark. Andrew Cunningham Pu...

13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is gearing up for the Disrupt NY Hackathon and conference. This week, the battle between Brazilian authorities and WhatsApp continued, Tesla shared details about how effective its biowea...

RewardStyle helps influencers make money from social

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techcrunch.com - These days, you can’t swing a bag of cats around without hitting some sort of social influencer. But how do these people make money from their content? RewardStyle, a Dallas-based startup, provides...

Earny’s app gets your money back on purchases after prices drop

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techcrunch.com - A new mobile application called Earny has launched with the goal of getting you your money back. That is, the app connects with your email and Amazon accounts in order to track your online purchase...

Bar Roulette routes your Uber to a random bar nearby

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techcrunch.com - Want to go party the night away but not sure where to go? Bar Roulette‘s brand new iOS app has you covered. Press a button to summon an Uber and it will take you to a bar picked from the highest-ra...

Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon judges and API workshops

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techcrunch.com - The TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon kicks off tomorrow at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, and we’re honored to welcome the hackathon’s stellar judges. Nick Chirls is a partner at Notation Capital, a ...

Lenovo is launching a new $500 million startup fund

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techcrunch.com - Chinese tech giant Lenovo is investing $500 million in startups after it announced a new fund. Unlike other corporates, Lenovo has a history of making deft investments. Its first fund, created in 2...

TrapTap maps speed traps and more

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techcrunch.com - TrapTap, which has raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter with about a week to go, alerts drivers to speed traps, school zones, speed zones, and red light cameras by blinking red, green, or blue. But ...

Speeding up your WordPress website - chriswharton.me

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Webdesigner Depot



chriswharton.me - A fast and performant website is incredibly important. Mobile and tablet usage are on the rise, people are busy and increasingly impatient, everyone wants to get to content more quickly. Although t...

LAST DAY: Make Vintage Comics with The Retro Comic Book Tool Kit - only $7! - MightyDeals

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mightydeals.com - LAST DAY: Make Vintage Comics with The Retro Comic Book Tool Kit - only $7! BAM! POW! Step into the super world of yesteryear with this amazing Retro Comic Book Tool Kit! This incredibly fun set ma...

The Future of Personal Computing - Converge.XYZ

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converge.xyz - What does “personal computing” mean to you? PC Mag defines it as “using desktop and laptop computers for personal use.” Let’s just say I approach that explanation with a bit of pause. After all, te...

How to stop Whatsapp Automatically Saving Photos

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techieminx.com - People are often finding themselves with no storage space on their iPhones because Whatsapp automatically saves all media sent to you (or to a group) in your iPhone, so one of the first questions W...

4 Tips To Powerful Customer-Centric Mobile Marketing | Marketing Insider Group

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Douglas Idugboe



marketinginsidergroup.com - Today, Americans spend approximately 3.7 hours, daily, on smartphone use. Experts are changing the game, and business operators have only cracked the surface of mobile marketing. Businesses are rea...

How to Optimize Pinterest for Business

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adweek.com - Pinterest recently opened its Promoted Pins platform to small businesses, meaning that they can now target and segment their ads at a much deeper level. They can also now collect data and audience ...

HTC One M9 Prime Camera Edition launches in Poland

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androidcommunity.com - HTC just recently announced its new flagship, the HTC 10, and we are just waiting for it to finally arrive in retail stores. But meanwhile, over in Europe, Poland to be exact, the OEM has actually ...

eBay mobile app update: Material Design, better navigation and utility

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Android Community



androidcommunity.com - Whether you’re a part-time online retailer or a full time online shopper, you probably do a lot of your interactions and buying and selling on your mobile device, rather than your desktop. And if y...

Samsung leaks images of its supposedly upcoming Gear IconX, Gear Fit 2

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androidcommunity.com - There is no official announcement yet from Samsung and yet images of the supposedly upcoming Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds and Gear Fit 2 have been floating around some of the usual suspects. But wh...

Defending Android N’s media stack from Stagefright-like attacks

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androidcommunity.com - Last year, the Stagefright bug caused relative panic in the Android world because it was discovered that hackers could access your personal data collect it by going through an unsecure path in Andr...

Microsoft Office beta program brings Tell Me, Reply with doc option

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re in the beta program of the Microsoft Office apps, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, then that’s probably because you want to experience features ahead of everyone else. In the lat...

Samsung Family Hub Ref brings productivity, entertainment to the kitchen

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androidcommunity.com - Do you remember the days when all we expected from our refrigerators is that it stores our food and keep it from spoiling? Well, Samsung is about to raise the bar for this appliance with the Family...

22 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Drive

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huffingtonpost.com - Google drive, launched on 24th April 2012, kickstarted a new era of synchronization and storage. By allowing users to store files in the cloud and share files and empowering users to collaborativel...

Customer Engagement, Customer Service Vault Audi to Top Spot in J.D. Power Study

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loyalty360.org - Officials of Audi of America have been working toward a particular customer service/customer engagement milestone. Now, that aspiration has come true. For the first time ever, Audi was named the to...

3 Online Marketing Strategies to Attract Connected Consumers

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loyalty360.org - It’s the age old question of, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” Except now the question is, “What came first, the connected car or the connected consumer?” Some argue that consumers are ev...

SpareFoot.com: The World's Largest Marketplace for Self-Storage - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Sparefoot is a simple and efficient solution for locating storage facilities, comparing prices, and booking storage units online. According to Mr. ‘Betts'; Sparefoot is a simple and efficient solut...

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 ...

Marketing Day: Google Preferred Breakout Video ads, YouTube Brandcast & more

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Brett Prince



marketingland.com - Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Three golden rules for forecasting May 6, 2016 by Da...

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...

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

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Jonathan Gunson



blog.vellumatlanta.com - “The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. ...

Thurrott Daily: May 6 - Thurrott.com

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Paul Thurrott



thurrott.com - I’m flying home from a very quick trip to Seattle today. Here are some tech tidbits from around the web. Forza Motorspot 6: Apex Beta is available now for Windows 10 I wrote about this last week, b...

I am the 10-year-old who hacked Instagram, here are more tech flaws I've discovered

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Kelly Mitchell



mashable.com - A 10-year-old Finnish boy named Jani discovered a flaw in Instagram, allowing him to delete comments at will. He informed Facebook of the issue and received $10,000 from the company. Jani sent Mas...

Windows 10 Now Running On 300 Million Devices - InformationWeek

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informationweek.com - Windows 10 is currently running on 300 million active devices worldwide, Microsoft reported May 5. This is the first update we've heard on the Windows 10 device count since January, when the compan...

WhatsApp judge wins little love in Brazil; but respect in his hometown

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reuters.com - LAGARTO, Brazil Judge Marcel Montalv√£o joined some of Brazil's top politicians as one of the country's most-hated public figures when he ordered a 72-hour shutdown of WhatsApp this week, abruptly c...

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you

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Ludwik C. Siadlak



washingtonpost.com - Dag Kittlaus and a third of the original Siri development team left Apple to develop their own artificial intelligence. The first public demonstration is on May 9. (Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post)...

10 iOS, Android Apps To Drive Team Collaboration - InformationWeek

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informationweek.com - As workplaces are increasingly becoming distributed, sometimes globally, a growing number of employees are relying on digital communication tools to stay connected with their teams. It doesn't look...

Reliance on China health sector raises searching questions for Baidu

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reuters.com - BEIJING The death of a student following experimental cancer treatment he found through China's biggest search engine, Baidu Inc, has exposed the faultlines in the company's business model, which r...

How to reduce your Twitter followers bloat using @manageflitter @socialoomph @crowdfire

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Chris Abraham



biznology.com - I’ve said it many times before: if you want your Twitter profile to be strong and if you want to develop both influence and clout, you’ll need to prune your Twitter following as rigorously as you w...

Web Page Hosting For The Rest Of Us

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Rolf Joho


agentmonhost.com - Web page hosting is a necessary step in getting your website onto the Internet, but you might not know anything about it. You might be wondering how to get started in finding a host and getting you...

Comfort & Style! The 2017 Kia Sportage SX FWD – stupidDOPE

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stupiddope.com - The world of automobiles is constantly changing thanks to technology and all that it brings to the table. Well recently we had the chance to get behind the wheel of one of Kia’s latest designs, the...

Tweetbot's Latest Update Makes it Easier to Live Tweet with 'Topics'

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Jason Frovich



iphonehacks.com - Now that Twitter has reclassified itself into a News app, moving away from the social network crowd, Tweetbot –a popular third-party Twitter app– has made it even easier to live tweet. Tweetbot has...

Sound Like No Other | Cowin Ark Speaker – stupidDOPE

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LeVar Thomas



stupiddope.com - In a wireless world where we chill harmony, there is no other speaker system currently available that handles surround sound in a modular manner like the Ark by Cowin. The Ark is both a powerful an...

Italy’s Carabinieri Now Have Two 505-hp Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglios

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blog.caranddriver.com - While we’re still waiting to drive the promised U.S.-spec model, Italy’s national military police force, the Carabinieri, just took delivery on two Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglios, the turbocharged...