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Thursday, October 6, 2016

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TECHNOLOGY

GeoOrbital Wheel: Tron-Inspired Add-On Makes Any Bike Electric

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weburbanist.com - Make any bicycle an electric bike in 60 seconds simply by replacing the front wheel with ‘GeoOrbital,’ a gadget made by a team of engineers from SpaceX and Ford. Available in two sizes to fit 95% o...

OK, Google - who will win the AI wars? - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - "We're moving from a mobile first to an AI-first world." That was how Google's boss, Sundar Pichai, began a presentation on Tuesday, at which his company unveiled a range of new hardware products. ...

5 Objections to Employee Advocacy [Infographic]

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gaggleamp.com - Employees don’t WANT to share our company content. Most of them don’t even use social media personally. Wrong wrong wrong. Research shows that 98% of employees use at least one social media site f...

The 25 Most Influential Women in IoT

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ioti.com - Silicon Valley has a reputation for being a boy’s club, but women are steadily making inroads in the technology industry with many in leadership roles related to IoT. In the list below, we celebrat...

Google Home comes knocking on Amazon Echo’s door

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seattletimes.com - As artificial-intelligence personas built by tech titans duel over space on the kitchen counter, Google is bringing out the big guns. On Tuesday, the Alphabet unit unveiled a voice-controlled devic...

WhatsApp’s data love-in with Facebook probed by Spanish watchdog

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arstechnica.co.uk - WhatsApp’s decision to "synchronise" data with parent company Facebook will face a Spanish probe. It comes after a German regulator recently ordered the Mark Zuckerberg-run company to kill the data...

Dynamic Ad Extensions: don't let your sitelinks and callouts get out of date

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searchengineland.com - Even with expanded text ads, there’s still always more information you want to show searchers. That’s why we use ad extensions: callouts add extra info, sitelinks add extra info and links. But the ...

A momentous day as the last Australian-built Ford car rolls off the line

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mashable.com - Like many teenage boys, I had a brief love affair with cars. However the Australian-made Ford Falcon — a spacious four-door sedan seen all over suburban streets around the country — was never a veh...

Lawless forum site 4chan hit its users with some jarring news

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mashable.com - Earlier this week, 4chan owner Hiroyuki Nishimura hit the forum site's users with some jarring news. The company is on the verge of financial ruin, he said, and keeping its servers and infrastructu...

Dependable & Durable! The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Touring – stupidDOPE

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stupiddope.com - Back at it again, Honda returns with a look at another new ride from their impressive fleet. Today we get upclose and personal with the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Touring, a durable, dependable, and ra...

Facebook just made Oculus Rift way more affordable

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mashable.com - Virtual reality will soon be a lot more affordable. Oculus will be compatible with lower-end PCs, including an upcoming $499 laptop, the company's CEO Brendan Iribe announced Thursday during the Oc...

nspHire : Job Search App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rasheen Carbin”, CMO at the US based start-up “nspHire” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up i...

Uber Has Always Looked Unstoppable. Then It Went to China

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bloomberg.com - “We felt like the People’s Liberation Army, with basic rifles, and we were bombed by airplanes and missiles.” At the Beijing offices of the ride-hailing startup Didi, many employees refer to Cheng ...

Lenovo in talks to buy Fujitsu’s loss-making PC business

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arstechnica.com - Japanese media are reporting that Chinese PC giant Lenovo is in talks with Fujitsu to buy its ailing PC business. In the early 2000s, Fujitsu was one of the top 5 PC makers globally. Today, it's a ...

Free Images for Websites - 21 of the Best Free Image Sites and Tools

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canirank.com - In the quest to find some decent free photos on the web, you can spend a lot of time looking with little to show for your effort. So we created this guide listing 15 of the best free image sites, s...

4 Comment Moderation Tools for Bloggers : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Are you struggling to manage the comments on your blog? The right tool can make managing comments easier and faster, allowing you to focus on creating great content that sparks conversation. In thi...

Facebook Unveils (Then Veils) New Custom Audience: Link Sharers!

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wordstream.com - There’s a new reason to start cranking out quality content, folks. Facebook appears to be close to launching a brand new targeting method, one that will allow advertisers to target users who share ...

Shopify Announces Facebook Messenger Integration to Enable Sales via Message

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socialmediatoday.com - As part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts to transform Messenger into a key business platform, The Social Network is turning its attention to smaller operators and providing new ways for SMBs to utiliz...

MIT's "Moral Machine" Lets You Decide Who Lives & Dies in Self-Driving Car Crashes

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futurism.com - A study shows that almost 60% of people are willing to ride in a self-driving car, but that might be because we still fail to realize the real implications of putting our lives and the lives of oth...

Passwords can soon be sent through body parts - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re the type of person to constantly forget your password for various apps and accounts, and even doors and appliances, then you’d probably welcome any new technology that would make it easie...

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (2016) to have Grace UX - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung has a ton of entry-level and mid-tier devices that you cannot differentiate one from the other or tell what new thing you’ll be able to get from this new device. The upcoming updated versio...

Polar M200 is the new affordable GPS running watch on the block - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Fitness trackers and sport smartwatches are a dime a dozen right now, but a lot of them, especially the ones with heart-rate monitors can sometimes be a bit too expensive. A new wearable entering t...

Get in on the forefront of AI with Complete Machine Learning Bundle [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you are looking to enter a groundbreaking professional field with loads of growth potential, then you’ll want to check out The Complete Machine Learning Bundle, offered at more than 90% off the ...

Google and Apple unlikely to bid for Twitter - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - When rumors started going around that social network Twitter was going to be up for sale pretty soon, the two most likely bidders on everyone’s mouths was Google and Apple, given the probably high ...

Fcc Proposal: Internet Providers Must Ask To Share Your Data

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foxnews.com - A new privacy proposal unveiled Thursday will require broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing with advertisers what you've been doing on your phone or com...

Facebook is looking to bring its free internet program to the US

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thenextweb.com - According to Pew Research Center, 15 percent of adults have limited options for accessing the internet, aside from their cell phone. Of these 15 percent, nearly half of those reported having to can...

Socialmedia Is Not Just Having A FaceBook Account - smqueue

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smqueue.com - More and more clients are asking their partners to create integrated campaigns that include social media and digital components in the mix. However, what they often fail to take into considerati...

Point Shout : Mobile App to Listen, Engage and React to Customers' Needs - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ionut Danifeld”, Co-Founder at the Brussels – Belgium based start-up “PointShout” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you d...

LoopLR.com: A Real-Time Social Video Platform for the Creation and Distribution of User Produced Video Content on Smartphones - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - LoopLR is a real time social video platform for the creation and distribution of user produced video content on Smartphones and Tabs. LoopLR is a real-time video sharing app for Smartphones. It let...

Pollfish : A Survey Web Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Giannis Zaoudis'; CTO of the Cyprus-based start-up “pollfishCom”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. ...

StoryMarkLife.com: A Mobile and Tablet Applications Company for Lifestyle and Business that’s Redefining the Way we Capture and Share Experiences - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - StoryMark Life is a mobile and tablet applications company for lifestyle and business that is redefining the way we capture and share experiences. “StoryMark Life” is a mobile and tablet applicatio...

Picovico : Cloud Based Service To Convert Photos Into Videos - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Yogesh Aggrawal”, Global Marketing Associate of the Kathmandu Nepal-based start-up “Picovico” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactl...

Talk.io A New Way To Meet People - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Tomasz Dominiak'; Project Manager / CEO of Talk.io in Warsaw. Talk.io (http://www.talk.io) is a new product designed for anyone who wants to break free fro...

Limetr.ee: A Web Application that Allows you to Safely Keep Messages, Photos and Videos you Want to Preserve as a Legacy for your Child - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Limetree is about gathering family and friends around your children’s history. About the legacy you want to pass to your child. About safeguarding memories for the future. Below is the full and in-...

Marketing Day: Google updates AdSense, CTR hacks & conversion optimization

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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. Got great content and rankings, but still not getting clicks from organic...

Paid search vs. paid social: how to design the ideal marketing mix

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marketingland.com - Having “grown up” in search marketing, I had a strong appreciation for keyword targeting early on. Then, about five years ago, my corporate responsibilities led me to take on social campaigns, and ...

MarTech Today: Salesforce buys Krux, featured snippets & a new kind of 'augmented reality'

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marketingland.com - Here’s our daily recap of what happened in marketing technology, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Salesforce buys DMP Krux Oct 4, 2016 by Barry Le...

Prisma adds art filtered video, GIFs coming next

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techcrunch.com - Art filter photo app Prisma is adding a big new feature to its iOS app in an update landing today: support for videos. The app, which lets people turn their selfies into cartoonies by using deep le...

Eye-tracking study: Viewers need entire web ad on screen for at least 14 seconds to matter

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marketingland.com - According to the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Media Rating Council, an online ad is deemed “viewable” if half of its pixels appear on the screen for at least one second. It’s always be...

Report: on average day, nearly 40 percent of searchers use only smartphones

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marketingland.com - Google released new “cross device” research that provides more evidence of what we already know: a substantial number of consumers browse the web and search on multiple devices throughout the day. ...

So you want to build a #martech marketing stack?

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marketingland.com - As the martech landscape continues to grow, marketing companies of all sizes are learning the value of building a great marketing stack. But one mistake that a lot of them make is putting their foc...

23 Ways to Build Colossal Pre-Launch Product Buzz

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jeffbullas.com - You have invested time, money and resources. The product has to be a hit, otherwise, it was all for nothing. You push publish and it’s live. You have finally launched the product and… Silence… Uh, ...

My First Year As a Second-Class COD Gamer - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Activision has delivered game DLC to PlayStation 4 users first, leaving Xbox gamers in the lurch. I don’t mind being a second-class citizen, but this is rid...

Email, Belonging, and the Compelling 'New' Element of Persuasion - Copyblogger -

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copyblogger.com - Oh, hi! Welcome to the new Copyblogger Weekly … also known (to me) as our Firehose Management Protocol. The Weekly came from a message we heard from our subscribers: I love you guys but … holy guac...

Making the Case for Controversial Marketing: 5 Questions to Answer

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wordstream.com - If you’re a content marketer, this phrase is all too familiar whenever you’ve pitched an idea that pushes the envelope. On the one hand, your client understands the value of inbound marketing: Not ...

5 Guest Blogging Best Practices for Small Businesses

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hostgator.com - From social media advertising to influencer outreach, your team is trying everything to gain attention from new audiences. Plus, marketing campaigns can be very expensive. Guest blogging is one tec...

Facebook Eyes Internet.org Free Basics Launch in U.S. (Report)

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adweek.com - Facebook’s Internet.org has brought its Free Basics application with free Internet services to underdeveloped countries worldwide, and now it may be coming to the most developed country. Brian Fung...

Facebook Graph API v2.8: Updates to Instant Articles, Offers and More

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adweek.com - Facebook announced the release of Graph API v2.8, which gives publishers using Instant Articles more flexibility and includes a redesign of Offers. The social network said in a blog post that Graph...

Virtual Reality: What’s Next?

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likeable.com - It's also huge for brands because a product or service can be brought closer to consumer than ever before. There is an opportunity to create experiences that are not just unidirectional, but where ...

Spotify and Apple Music get unofficial mixes, the best part of SoundCloud

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techcrunch.com - SoundCloud’s big differentiator is its offering of unofficial, user-uploaded content that the major labels don’t release and that isn’t on Spotify or Apple Music. Or at least they weren’t. The firs...