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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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High-ranking Microsoft engineering exec David Treadwell leaving for Amazon after 27 years

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geekwire.com - David Treadwell, the veteran Microsoft engineering executive who made his mark on Windows, Xbox and many other key products, is leaving to join Amazon after 27 years at the Redmond company, GeekWir...

Facebook Names Rachel Rubin Franklin Head of Social VR

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adweek.com - Facebook turned to a leading game developer to fill its new role of head of its social virtual reality team, hiring Electronic Arts vice president Rachel Rubin Franklin. Chief technology officer Mi...

SearchCap: Attribution modeling, AdWords Budgets & personalizing local content

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Rethinking today’s attribution problem in digital marketing ...

Pinterest Adds Retargeting Options for Pins, Websites

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adweek.com - Pinterest Wednesday introduced several new ways for advertisers to retarget both users who interact with Pins and visitors to websites with the Pinterest tag. Product manager Frank Fumarola detaile...

You can pry this Galaxy Note7 from my cold, possibly scorched hands

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mashable.com - Editor's note: Mashable does not condone keeping your Galaxy Note7, and in fact has recommended strongly against it. This viewpoint is the author's alone, and his judgment is obviously questionable...

Honor 8 smartphone with dual-camera setup launched in India

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mashable.com - Huawei’s online brand Honor today launched the Honor 8, Honor 8 Smart, and Honor Holly 3 smartphones in India. The flagship Honor 8 features a dual-camera setup on the back and is one of the cheape...

'Dishonored 2' is Emily’s game, Corvo just plays there

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mashable.com - Emily Kaldwin has changed quite a bit since the events of 2012’s Dishonored. The kidnapped, nearly helpless 10-year-old girl is gone. Fifteen years have passed, and in that time the daughter of the...

Google's Pixel smartphones are going on pre-order in India

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mashable.com - If you want to be among the first ones to pre-order one of Google’s Pixel smartphones in India, make sure you don’t fall asleep early tonight. SEE ALSO: Google taps HTC to service Pixel smartphone...

Report: Apple store employees stole and rated photos from customer phones

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mashable.com - Apple employees at a store in Queensland, Australia are alleged to have stolen intimate images from customer phones and rated photos of female staff and clients based on their appearance. According...

HP teams up with Movado for a line of smart analog watches

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cnet.com - HP on Wednesday announced a partnership with Movado Group for a new line of smart analog watches. The partnership will see HP's smart platform incorporated in watches from Coach, Hugo Boss, Ferrari...

Facebook, Twitter cut off data access for Geofeedia, a social media surveillance startup

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techcrunch.com - According to a new study published today from the American Civil Liberties Union, major social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have recently provided user data access to Geofeedi...

The creator of Atari has launched a new VR company called Modal VR

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techcrunch.com - So Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, is launching a new virtual reality company called Modal VR, along with Jason Crawford (who invented the Modal tech and serves as the com...

Sheryl Sandberg shoots down rumors of a role in Clinton administration

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techcrunch.com - Rumors have swirled for months that if Hillary Clinton succeeds in her bid to become the next U.S. president, she would appoint Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg as Treasury Secretar...

The 5 finalists for ZTE’s crowdsourcing competition range from the bizarre to the banal

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techcrunch.com - I’ll admit that I was a touch underwhelmed when I first heard about ZTE’s Project CSX campaign. And while I stand by my initial assertion that the whole thing is a big marketing promotion for the C...

Add Google Assistant to your phone by tweaking two lines of code

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techcrunch.com - Want Google Assistant, but don’t want to spend your allowance on a Pixel? I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is you can get it with two tiny tweaks to a single config file — the bad new...

Serverless raises $3M to help developers go serverless

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techcrunch.com - Serverless offers developers an open source framework that allows them to more easily write applications for platform like AWS Lambda and — in the near future — Microsoft’s Azure Functions and Goog...

Four marketing mega trends nobody's talking about

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businessesgrow.com - This is the time of year people post their prognostications for the next year. The predictions will be … predictable: More video! More Snapchat! More podcasts! Well, OK. It’s pretty easy to make a ...

What You Absolutely Must Know Before You Form a Web Design Partnership - DesignM.ag

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designm.ag - Not every freelancer is cut out to be in a partnership. And not every pair of freelance designers who decide to work together succeed. For many, working with a freelancing partner is the best thing...

Essential resources for developers, October 2016

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webdesignerdepot.com - In this roundup, we’ve included app platforms, templates, source code tools, learning tools, frameworks, JavaScript resources, and much more. Much of what’s on the list this month is free, with a f...

How To Become A Social Media Icon

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smedio.com - If you’ve good intentions, it’s never too late to start afresh. I come across several successful online marketers who aspired to be social media icons but they feel they’ve missed the bus. The imme...

Retail Therapy: How Your Store Operations Could Benefit from Cloud-Based Inventory Solutions

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smedio.com - Cloud-based inventory solutions are changing the retail environment. Your store operations uses a traditional inventory tracking solution. So, why move to a high-tech cloud-based one? There are man...

3 Digital Marketing Trends That Are Hard to Ignore

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smedio.com - Digital marketing has grown by leaps and bounds in the past couple of years with every major company in the world recognizing the importance and potential of online presence. The internet gives you...

Snapchat’s Latest Update - A Step Back in Order to Move Forward?

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socialmediatoday.com - Late last week, Snapchat announced two functional updates that both seem somewhat at odds with the app’s wider monetization strategy. And those changes come at a particularly strange time, with Sna...

Dealmaster: Get a Dell Latitude 14 7000 touchscreen laptop for $799

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arstechnica.com - reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a bunch of great deals to share today. If you're in need of a new laptop, here's one at a steal of a price: y...

These Temperature-Taking Smart Patches Could Transform the Pediatric Health Care and Elder Care Markets

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inc.com - Picture this: It's 2 a.m. and your 3-month-old is in her crib in the next room starting to fuss a little. She's been running a fever all day, and you don't want to go in and bother her in case she ...

Google Assistant can be ported to older Nexus, here’s how to enable it - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Google Now will soon be dead but it’s being replaced by the Google Assistant. As early as 2012, we already knew about this idea which then became Google Now. A few months ago, the term has once aga...

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to have two variants, dual camera - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung will be trying its best to put the whole Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it. And what better way than to wow your fans with a new smartphone with specs so great they will forget about your pre...

Samsung sending out Note 7 Return Kit, complete with box and gloves - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung has finally given up on the Galaxy Note 7 as suggested by several industry experts and they have discontinued manufacturing it and they have also discouraged carriers from offering the phab...

What marketers should know about Instagram's latest tests and rollouts

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marketingland.com - Much like with Facebook, the team at Instagram regularly tweaks the ad experience in a bid to improve advertiser results over time. You’ve probably already seen one of the most recent examples of t...

Crowdid : E-Commerce Platform Selling Crowdfunded Products - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ed Havens”, Founder (CMO) at the San Francisco – USA based start-up “crowdid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do a...

Render.st: An Easy to Use and Affordable Online Render Farm, with a Great Customer Support - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Render Street is an easy to use and affordable render farm for 3D projects with very good customer support. “Render Street” is a global provider of rendering services. Below is the full interview t...

MinYawns : Minions To Supervillains - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Billy Sheng'; Founder of the Start Up “MinYawns”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. What is i...

How Facebook is dealing with ads overcrowding the News Feed

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marketingland.com - Sometime next year Facebook expects to have maxed out the ratio of ads to normal posts in people’s news feeds. That could mean Facebook would need to cut back on the number of ads it sells. But ins...

GetQuantify.com: A Real-Time Online Collaboration Application for Small Businesses - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Getquantify is real-time online collaboration application for small businesses. Organize your tasks into projects and keep your team up to date. “GetQuantify.com” is a real-time online collaboratio...

Trainoholics : Skill Development Arena - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Sandesh HS'; Founder of the Karnataka – India start-up “TRAINOHOLICS”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted ...

ZWOOKY : Innovative Contact System - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Thomas Stoll”, CIO at the Uerikon – Switzerland based start-up “ZWOOKY ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

Fripito : Up-To-Date Travel Guides - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Irma Stastova”, Marketing and Sales Manager of the Nevada- USA based start-up “Fripito” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that...

Marketing Day: Amazon preps for holidays, Google acquires Famebit & Instagram news

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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: Amazon aims for faster holiday shipping by limiting ...

Sleeves Up Productions : Digital Content For Brands - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Erika Kramer”, CEO and Founder at New York – USA based start-up “SleevesUpProductions” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that...

Ven.io: A Comprehensive Healthy Lifestyle Solution which Generates a Nutritional Plan that is personalized for You - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Venio provides a comprehensive healthy lifestyle solution, which generates an interactive meal-plan that is personalized around your taste, health goals, and dietary preferences. Below is the full ...

SentioSearch.com: A Social Network that Connects Decision-Makers with Mentors who will Give them the Best Chance to Make Good Decisions and Minimize Regret - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - SentioSearch is a social network that connects decision-makers with mentors who will give them the best chance to make good decisions and minimize regret. “SentioSearch.com” is a social network tha...

Brian Zuercher Of VenueSeen On Social Media Photography And Managing Customer Relationships - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Brian Zuercher had a precocious interest in business for a boy from the Buckeye State. He likes his sports, too, but ever since the days of running the school store, the entrepreneurial path has be...

Why visuals are the most important element of content marketing

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convinceandconvert.com - This is the fifth in a series of videos culled from an interview about content marketing I did with Terry Foster of Cision Canada. Cision (the USA version) is also a sponsor of Convince & Convert a...

Microsoft Band 3 Prototype Finds Its Way To the Web - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Well this is certainly bittersweet, a Band 3 prototype has surfaced and it shows what could have been if Microsoft hadn’t canceled the project. The device, which you can see in the images above and...

How to Run a Successful Twitter Campaign

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hostgator.com - In order to run a successful Twitter campaign, we need to initially review a few things. So, how’s about a recap of why we tweet and why Twitter even matters? A hashtag in case you’re not sure look...

Podesta says Trump adviser Roger Stone may have had ‘advance knowledge’ of hack

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yahoo.com - Clinton campaign chair John Podesta told reporters Tuesday night that longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone may have had “advance knowledge” that Podesta’s private emails were hacked and about to be p...

Obama warns of the danger of AI wiping out jobs

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money.cnn.com - In an interview with Wired Magazine, Obama spoke of redesigning the social compact and starting a conversation around fair wages. He cited teachers as being underpaid, and called for a reexaminatio...

Is Snapchat Accessible to Smaller Advertisers?

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adweek.com - Snapchat rolled out its marketing program with notably high price tags. And although it introduced some lower-cost options, they are by no means cheap, especially since Snapchat is usually used for...

Sheryl Sandberg: I’m Staying at Facebook

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adweek.com - Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg didn’t leave Facebook for Disney, or to run for public office, and she said Tuesday that she’s not leaving the social network for a cabinet position, either....

Samsung's woes highlight explosive limits of lithium batteries

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reuters.com - SINGAPORE Lithium-based batteries have been powering our portable devices for 25 years. But consumer demand for smaller, longer lasting devices is forcing manufacturers to push the technology, batt...