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Monday, October 3, 2016

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TECHNOLOGY

Vizio's SB4551-D5 sound bar offers surround sound thrills (review)

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cnet.com - Speakers are often designed to appeal more to the eye than to the ear. That's why many modern sound bars are incredibly small -- barely an inch tall. They still sound better than the speakers in yo...

Arduino on Arduino battle ends in reconciliation, merger

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arstechnica.com - A three-year-old schism in the open source hardware project Arduino has been healed. On Saturday, the two rival groups—Arduino LLC (Arduino.cc) and Arduino Srl (Arduino.org)—announced that they had...

Microsoft spends over £2.3 billion to woo European cloud customers

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arstechnica.co.uk - Microsoft is doubling down on its commitment to mobile and cloud services by investing billions in Europe, hoping to lure customers away from Amazon and Google, and lobbying for what its chief Saty...

Here is the 'cloud OS' that Microsoft built to run on your servers

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techradar.com - Whether you want the servers we're all familiar with or a computing platform that looks more like the cloud, Windows Server 2016 can do that, Jeffrey Snover, the architect behind both Windows Serve...

Amazon's Echo Dot 2 is the cheap, voice-controlled smart home hub all your rooms need

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mashable.com - It hasn't even been six months since I reviewed the Echo Dot, the smaller companion to the full-sized Echo, and I already have the second-generation version in my hands. The new and improved Echo D...

Activision Reveals Skylanders Creator, Coming Soon to iOS, Android

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adweek.com - Activision revealed Skylanders Creator, a companion application for the upcoming Skylanders Imaginators console game. The app will allow users to create their own special Skylanders, called Imagina...

You will never be surprised by a smartphone launch again

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mashable.com - It's Christmas and under the tree are dozens of presents. Children pad down the steps, brimming with excitement and arguing over who will unwrap their presents first. They stop short, feet from the...

Apple's Tim Cook says augmented reality, not VR, is the future

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mashable.com - Apple's famous veil of secrecy was pierced on Friday during a rare interview with the company's CEO, Tim Cook. The topic: augmented reality. SEE ALSO: Microsoft is bringing Windows Holographic to a...

Google to release Daydream VR headset Tuesday, report says

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mashable.com - Less than a day before Google's next big event, where the company is expected to announce an array of new products, a report has leaked that one of those products will be a new virtual reality head...

How to hide your location on Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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mashable.com - Your social media posts could be putting you at risk. While we don't know if social media played a role in Kim Kardahsian West being held up at gunpoint in a Paris hotel, some have said that her fr...

What Google gets wrong about hardware

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mashable.com - Quick, what's the coolest product Google has ever unveiled? Oh, and software doesn't count. Right, exactly — there isn't one. Google's software services are immensely popular and permeate our daily...

The hilarious Messages app Apple doesn't want you to have

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mashable.com - You soon won't be able to get one of the cleverest Messages apps. While Apple's new apps for Messages (formerly known as iMessage) are one of the best parts of iOS 10, there's at least one new app ...

Amazon bans incentivized reviews tied to free or discounted products

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techcrunch.com - Amazon is making a significant change to its Community Guidelines, announced today, which will eliminate any incentivized reviews, except for those that emerge from within its own Amazon Vine progr...

Yahoo hack could have affected billions of accounts, former exec claims

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mashable.com - The Yahoo breach could have affected more accounts than previously reported. Yahoo confirmed last week that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been stolen in the company's network fro...

Nokia D1C phone running Android 7.0 Nougat spotted on Geekbench - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Nokia is a name that will be forever etched in our geeky hearts. Just like BlackBerry, it used to be popular in the mobile phone industry. We’re not just talking about brick cell phones because the...

Making a DVR join a DDoS botnet is a piece of cake—and that’s just sad

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arstechnica.com - A major battle is underway for control over hundreds of millions of network-connected digital video recorders, cameras, and other so-called Internet of Things devices. As Ars has chronicled over th...

Hands-on with Windows Server 2016—the OS with its foot in everything

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arstechnica.com - A couple of decades ago, Microsoft was the kaiju of network computing. First came MS-DOS, and Windows soon followed. Each simply took over business desktops. Before Novell knew what hit it, Windows...

Google gets more time to respond to EU antitrust charges

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techcrunch.com - Alphabet (née Google) has been given yet another extension to file its respond to charges in Europe that it has misused the dominance of its Android mobile platform to lock out competition by promo...

Egnyte announces deep partnership with Microsoft…at Dreamforce

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techcrunch.com - Egnyte announced today that moving forward, it would be using Microsoft Azure as its primary cloud partner. While it would continue to support other cloud vendors like market leader AWS, it likely ...

Baidu’s new TalkType keyboard app emphasizes voice input over typing

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techcrunch.com - Typing on small screens can still be challenging, but today’s keyboard apps still focus on text entry over speech, despite the advances in voice-based computing and the increasing accuracy of speec...

Spoken Editions go live on iTunes so you can listen to your favorite websites

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techcrunch.com - As we reported in September, iTunes has today launched a new section called “Spoken Editions,” which will feature narrated content from a number of online publishers in the form of audio-only podca...

Telegram levels up its bot platform with competitive games that live inside chats

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techcrunch.com - The messaging wars are really a battle for attention. It’s all about which comms app giant can embed the stickiest and most addictive features into their platform to keep users inside their own wel...

The $50 Amazon Echo Dot is tough to resist

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techcrunch.com - Alexa is getting better, the Echo is getting smaller and Amazon will stop at nothing to bring its smart assistant into your home, even if that means issuing a second generation of its Dot hardware ...

Microsoft disbands the Band: fitness device pulled from stores, no Band 3 this year

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft's strange foray into wearables may be at an end. Mary Jo Foley was tipped off that the Band 2 has been pulled from Microsoft's online store, and the company gave her a statement: We have ...

The Diamond Rio PMP300: Can this classic 18-year-old MP3 player still cut it?

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arstechnica.com - Do you remember the days of flicking through racks of CDs on a Saturday afternoon, looking for the album of an artist you just heard about, perhaps a £3 bargain, or even just cruising for eye-catch...

How To Improve The Search Ranking For Your Blog Posts Without SEO - Mountnow

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mountnow.com - Few months ago, Ryan Stewart shared how he took a brand new site from 0 to 15,861 organic search visits within a month. Yes, this was a new website with a zero backlink profile. He didn’t focus on ...

How to Build Your Email List: The (Better Than) Ultimate Guide

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contentmarketinginstitute.com - It’s not “like” or follow. And it’s not even add to cart, buy now, or confirm purchase. The most profitable online click is subscribe. Because, as McKinsey & Company’s much-cited study revealed, em...

16 Print-Ready Creative Resume Templates from TheResumeCreator - only $24! - MightyDeals

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mightydeals.com - 16 Print-Ready Creative Resume Templates from TheResumeCreator - only $24! Competition is fierce in the job market so you need to do everything you can to stay one step ahead of your competition. T...

Google Work Apps Gain New Powers, But Microsoft Still Rules

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wired.com - This week, Google retooled Google Apps for Work, signaling the company’s ever-deepening interest in the enterprise market. It makes sense: the opportunities for growth are enormous, as is the compe...

How Innovation Fuels Content Marketing

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inc.com - Years ago, marketing leaders might have heard of a new platform or tactic--social media, for example--that could enhance their brands or strengthen their marketing efforts and given it a try. Being...

Get a lifetime subscription to Windscribe VPN [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Want a better, safer internet experience? Then you need to get a lifetime subscription to Windscribe VPN, offered to Android Community readers with savings of more than 90% off the retail price. De...

EU to punish Google for anti-competitive practices for Android devices - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The European Union antitrust regulators will be sending out a document to Alphabet’s Google, warning them that if they do not stop their anti-competitive practices for the Android devices, they wil...

Upcoming Galaxy S8 rumored to be carrying 4K display, VR capabilities - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re still probably a few months away until Samsung officially announces their new flagship, but of course it’s never too early for speculation and rumors about the supposed Galaxy S8. The stronge...

Android Pay won’t support older cards from Google Wallet by Oct 14 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - One of the reasons why mobile payment gateways aren’t taking off as fast as they want it to go is that there are still a lot of limitations when it comes to supported cards, banks, and financial in...

How Effectively Are You Delivering Value to Customers?

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loyalty360.org - To be presented on October 6 at 1PM ET. Topics: Customer Experience, Loyalty/Reward Programs A key indicator of customer loyalty is the effectiveness of your ability to deliver value to customers....

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...

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...

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 ...

HiveFlux : Real-time Overview of What Everyone In the Company is Working - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Bruno Figueiredo”, CEO at the Lisbon – Portugal based start-up “Hiveflux” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and w...

AbbeyPost : Brand-New Marketplace and Community - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - AbbeyPost is a brand-new marketplace and community designed exclusively for plus size women’s fashion! Shopping is an inherently social activity, but for over 100 million plus size women in the US,...

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 ...

DealTrunk : Browser Extension To Display Best Deals From Online Retailers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Amanda Wrzeszczynski”, Founder of the Pittsburgh, USA based start-up “DealTrunk” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do...

MarTech Today: Gmail's support for responsive design, PullString's intelligent conversation platform & more

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marketingland.com - Here’s our recap of what happened in marketing technology, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Gmail finally supports responsive design: answers to 4...

Microsoft Announces "A Cloud for Global Good" - Petri

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petri.com - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith appeared in Dublin this morning at the beginning of a multi-city trip to woo customers in Europe. And in a ceremonial be...

This Agency Fuses Design and Research to Build Slick Websites and Apps for Brands

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adweek.com - Specs Who Co-founders Alex Schmelkin (l.) and Josh Levine What Digital agency Where New York Fourteen years ago, Alex Schmelkin and Josh Levine co-founded Cake & Arrow—recently rebranded from Alex...

The Small Town Judge Who Sees a Quarter of the Nation’s Patent Cases

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motherboard.vice.com - The first thing people tell you about Judge Rodney Gilstrap is that he’s not from Marshall. In the small Texas city (population 24,000) east of Dallas where he presides as a US district court judge...

This Rodale Vet Went From Exposing TV Psychics to Editor in Chief of Men’s Health

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adweek.com - Specs Current gig Editor in chief, Men's Health Previous gig Time Inc. svp, editorial innovation Twitter @mattbean1 Adweek: So this is actually your second time around at Men's Health. You first we...

How To Use LinkedIn Publisher

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hostgator.com - If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably been on LinkedIn for a long time. If your company does content marketing, then you’ve likely shared your fair share of links with your connections or in L...

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 ...

Oregon authorities are investigating Kickstarter darling Coolest

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engadget.com - As you can imagine, this isn't sitting well with the backers who didn't have the rolling party cooler in hand for the summer months this year -- or last year for that matter. The Oregonian reports ...