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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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TECHNOLOGY

The Surface Studio makes a compelling argument for a Pencil-compatible Mac

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imore.com - Yes, you read that right: I said convertible desktop. The computer may look like an off-brand 5K iMac at first, but the Surface Studio has the the same trick up its sleeve as its tablet brethren — ...

Mastering Your Income: 4 Key Cash Streams For Musicians

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hypebot.com - Quite often we’re blinded by our own artistic goals – we think, “When I get _____ then I’ll make it!”. The record deal, the viral video, the blog post – we strive for these goals and become so att...

Office 365 October news—exciting new value coming to Windows 10 - Office Blogs

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blogs.office.com - Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team. Today, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017, as well as stunning new ...

How to Control Your Facebook News Feed

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fieldguide.gizmodo.com - You can’t complain about Facebook News Feed serving you up stuff you’re not interested in if you haven’t taken the time to customize all of the options and tweaks available. There are more than you...

6 Unique Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your B2B Blog

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basicblogtips.com - With more businesses like your’s realizing that a blog is a valuable component of your content marketing strategy, you need to get creative with your B2B blog content in order to attract and retain...

The worst has happened: Bryan Fuller won't be showrunning 'Star Trek: Discovery' after all

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mashable.com - When Bryan Fuller was announced as executive producer and showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery, the internet rejoiced, given Fuller's geek credentials as a former writer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine...

Streetography is a pictorial block party app for inquisitive photographers

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techcrunch.com - Imagine if you could see a map of the city around you based on the photos that best represent the area. That’s the concept of Streetography, a brand new photography app for iOS launched this week. ...

YouTube Fighting to Remain Relevant in the New Age of Video

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adweek.com - YouTube is making a number of significant changes to reinvigorate its platform and keep users and advertisers engaged, as it now faces steep competition from the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Tw...

Whilo Social Gifting App Launches on iOS

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adweek.com - Social gifting app Whilo (short for “What I Love”) officially launched on iOS. The app allows users to create gift registries and wish lists that can be shared with friends and family. With Whilo, ...

Here's what you missed at Microsoft's big event

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mashable.com - Microsoft wants video editors, artists, designers and animators to fall in love with Windows. And frankly anyone else, since according to the company, we're all creators. At their keynote in New ...

Dyn DNS DDoS likely the work of script kiddies, says FlashPoint

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techcrunch.com - Business risk intelligence firm FlashPoint has put out a preliminary analysis of last week’s massive denial of service attack against Dyn DNS, and its conclusion is it was likely the work of amateu...

Lifestage, Facebook’s teens-only app, hits Android

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techcrunch.com - Lifestage, Facebook’s newer “teens-only” app designed to counteract the Snapchat threat by giving younger users a place to connect outside of Facebook’s larger social network, has now arrived on An...

HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer will all ship VR headsets for your PC starting at $299

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft is currently holding a press conference in New York. The company is focusing a lot on 3D and all sorts of realities, from augmented reality to virtual reality. As part of this big push, M...

Microsoft’s 3D-focused Windows 10 Creators Update launches next spring

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techcrunch.com - As advertised, this morning was all about Windows 10. The company kicked off the early morning conference by revealing an art-focused update to its operating system. Due out in spring of next year ...

Winnie grabs $2.5 million for its directory of family-friendly places

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techcrunch.com - A mobile application that makes life easier for parents, Winnie, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business. The app, essentially, is a directory that provides inform...

Zendesk expands beyond the help desk

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techcrunch.com - Zendesk has always been known as a customer service cloud application, and while its focus remains on the customer, it is attempting to expand the mission using data to drive communication and unde...

Microsoft’s Paint 3D is a simple entry into rudimentary 3D modeling

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techcrunch.com - Strange is it sounds, Microsoft Paint is once again a Windows focal point . Thirty-one years after its introduction with the first version of the operating system, the software giant has given the ...

Apple signals a return to sales growth for the holidays in its fourth-quarter earnings

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techcrunch.com - All eyes are officially on the holiday season for Apple. Ahead of the Christmas retail season, Apple reported its fourth-quarter earnings that were directly in line with what Wall Street was expect...

GM puts IBM Watson in cars with the new OnStar Go platform

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techcrunch.com - GM is creating what it’s calling the “first cognitive mobility platform” in partnership with IBM, using the latter company’s Watson learning supercomputer. What that means is that cars featuring th...

Here’s how Alexa works on Amazon’s Fire Tablets

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techcrunch.com - In Amazon’s version of the future, Alexa is everywhere – its friendly little AI assistant having infiltrated every inch of our ever more ubiquitous home electronics. The retail giant has already op...

Alluxio launches its memory-centric storage system for big data workloads

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techcrunch.com - Alluxio, formerly known as Tachyon, raised a $7.5 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz earlier this year. Today, the company is launching the first commercial product based on its open...

5 Brands With an Awesome Visual Identity

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tenfold.com - *This article was written by Anna Guerrero, a growth marketer for Canva With social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now Snapchat, creating a visual identity has become more i...

AT&T/Time Warner seems headed for FCC review, whether AT&T likes it not

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arstechnica.com - AT&T has suggested that it might not need Federal Communications Commission approval of its purchase of Time Warner Inc., but that may just be wishful thinking. Some news organizations have reporte...

Why early reviews of video games are getting rarer and rarer

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arstechnica.com - Not so long ago, you could be relatively sure that, if a publisher withheld early review copies from members of the press at large, it was probably because the publisher knew the game was a stinker...

Things look even worse for MP3tunes founder after loss on appeal

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arstechnica.com - The website MP3tunes.com is long gone now, but a legal battle between the EMI record label and MP3tunes founder Michael Robertson slogs on. The site, created as a kind of digital music locker, shut...

The Definitive Guide to Content Upgrades: What We Learned Analyzing 100,000 Opt-Ins

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sumome.com - My blog just received “Blog of the Year” honors from Travel + Leisure. Ivanka Trump was even on the panel of judges (she thought the blog was tremendous, huuuuge, etc.). A couple articles I’d writ...

13 Actionable SEO Tips You Can Use Today - Siege Media

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siegemedia.com - Want to know the most underrated and not-talked-about skill of successful SEO practitioners? It’s not knowledge of the newest SEO tips… Schema.org, site speed best practices, or AMP. It’s not impor...

9 Things People Think Will Happen at Tomorrow's Big MacBook Pro Event

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entrepreneur.com - Apple fans have been anticipating tomorrow for some time now. At its Cupertino campus on Thursday, Apple will be holding its long-awaited “Hello Again” event in which the company will unveil a numb...

LinkedIn Courts Small Businesses with New Program

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inc.com - LinkedIn is courting a new (and some would say, surprising) audience - Small Business Owners. It's a far cry from the tried-and-true groups of job seekers and recruiters that LinkedIn's best known ...

Microsoft’s new desktop costs $3,000 and will be here by Christmas

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wired.com - Microsoft unveiled a new all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer at its media event in New York today. The Surface Studio is alarmingly thin and objectively beautiful, but its most unique trait is ...

Skype update simplifies and streamlines calls, voice messages - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Continuous updates and improvements is the name of the game in the highly competitive world of communication apps, and pioneer Skype knows this very well. The latest update to their mobile app incl...

Samsung, HTC succeed in 5G connectivity trials in South Korea, ready for 2018 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - 5G is the future of mobile Internet. It’s still not the standard but a number of tech companies and networks have began working on the infrastructure and testing the connectivity. Some brands like ...

Epson PowerLite 2000-Series projectors to be sold by January 2017 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Epson has made a name not just as a trusted printer brand but also for other electronic products like printers, ink cartridges, photocopying machines, etc. And now they’re releasing a brand new lin...

T-Mobile starts offering ZTE ZMax Pro in the US - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - After the ZTE Tempo, Nubia Z11 mini S, and the Axon Mini 7, the Chinese OEM has another new offering in the form of the ZMax Pro. It’s not totally a new model but it’s finally available from T-Mobi...

Samsung Pay to add 3 countries, MasterCard integration, new features - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - While Samsung Pay is already currently available in 7 countries, to be able to be on top of their competitors like Android Pay and Apple Pay, they need to be able to expand to more territories. And...

Google Jamboard announced as a cloud-first whiteboard - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re pretty sure you’ve imagined a digital, touchscreen whiteboard that can be used in school or in the office during meetings. Right now, that board is an essential fixture for any organization. ...

This is why your Facebook updates sometimes appear in huge font

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qz.com - You may have noticed some of your Facebook friends posting updates in a giant font-size recently. They aren’t shouting, and it’s not their fault. Facebook has blown up the font size on status updat...

J.D. Power Study: Customer Loyalty Stronger for Contracted Smartphone Consumers

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loyalty360.org - Some of the most intense battles for customer loyalty can be found in the smartphone arena. Due to the ubiquitous nature of the device, combined with the distinction between a small number of enorm...

Room In The Moon : Social Travel Website - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Rafael Dos Santos'; CEO of the – UK start-up “Room in the Moon”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. W...

Marketing Day: Facebook Q3 report, progressive web apps & Apple's earnings

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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: Actionable AI: Data science meets social science Oct...

ServiceSutra.com: An Online Marketplace to Hire Quality Service Providers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - ServiceSutra helps consumers compare price from Trustworthy, Qualified and Verified Local Service Providers in India. As per Mr. Chaudhary; ServiceSutra helps consumers compare price from Trustwort...

ApprovalQ : Email Project Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sharif Aly”, Aly of the California – USA based start-up “ApprovalQ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what you...

Why building relevant ads in a cookie-free world comes down to context

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marketingland.com - Targeted ads work. If the rise of digital has taught marketers anything, it’s that advertising must be highly relevant to achieve any kind of cut-through, but there is one proviso: consumers are wi...

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 ...

Twitter finally stops counting usernames against reply character limits in test

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techcrunch.com - #Beyond140 is coming to fruition with the removal of one of the most annoying laws of Twitter. Some iOS users are now part of a test group that no longer sees a recipients’ usernames appear or coun...

Microsoft Finally Explains Its VR Strategy - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Microsoft is the clear leader in augmented reality but it sat on the sidelines as virtual reality started taking off. No more: This week, Microsoft finally unveiled a formal VR strategy. And get th...

Thurrott Daily: October 26 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Petition: Bring back Skype to the Windows Phone 8.1 store If you’re upset that Skype no longer works on the vast majority of Windows phones, you have an online petition that can help your voice be ...

One account for Skype and your other Microsoft services

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support.skype.com - We're bringing Skype and Microsoft accounts together. If you already have a Microsoft account, we recommend updating it with your Skype account. This lets you access Skype, Office, Xbox and other M...

Giphy Is Serving Up 1 Billion GIFs a Day, but Is It Making Any Money?

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adweek.com - GIFs are slowly but surely taking over the world. Today, Giphy announced in a lengthy blog post that it's delivering more than 1 billion of them every day and that viewers spend more than two hours...