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Monday, October 17, 2016

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70-Hour Work Weeks May Be Harming China's Startup Founders

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bloomberg.com - The premature death of the 44-year-old founder of a prominent mobile health app startup has spurred a bout of soul searching in the Chinese tech community, where working long hours in the hope of m...

PSVR – First Impressions - VR Voice

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vrvoice.co - As a life long video gamer, having started with an Atari 2600 when I was nine, and my family’s Magnavox Odyssey II (pong, ping pong) a couple of years earlier, many of us could imagine and dream th...

Wikileaks Provides An Update On The Assange Internet Outage

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zerohedge.com - It seems that the Obama administration's efforts to save the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton is finally starting to yield tangible results as WikiLeaks just provided the following update ...

LG V20 pre-order on T-Mobile: Here’s how to get one - SlashGear

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slashgear.com - With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 out of the running, very few Android phones can now claim to be this year’s smartphone darling. One of those is the LG V20, which has pretty much displaced the earlie...

Ecuador cuts Julian Assange's internet access: WikiLeaks

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reuters.com - WASHINGTON Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange's internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador, deflecting blame from the U.S. or British governments w...

President Obama explains why you can’t run the U.S. like a startup

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techcrunch.com - Last week, the White House held its Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, with a focus on what the U.S. Government is doing for the future, in areas including space exploration, smart cities and more...

Google Flights will now help you avoid sudden price increases

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mashable.com - Seemingly random price changes can be one of the most frustrating parts of booking a flight. Now, Google is making it easier to know when prices will change so you can get a better deal on airfare....

A Quick Look at This Month's Windows 7/8.1 Servicing Changes - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - This year, I’ve revisited an ugly topic—the utter ineptitude of Windows 7 and 8.1 servicing—that I’d hoped to leave in the past. But with two major changes to this process in 2016, the question rem...

SwiftKey brings multi-lingual typing, adds support for new languages - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re bilingual or multi-lingual, chances are when you’re typing on your smartphone, you won’t be using just one language but probably switching back and forth between two or more. And if you’r...

ShareWhere : Social Sharing Application - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Geoffrey Chan”, Founder of the Miami based start-up “ShareWhere” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your s...

Netatmo’s light-based outdoor camera will be available November 15

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arstechnica.com - As a follow up to its face-identifying home security camera, Netatmo is ready to release its next smart home device. The Netatmo Presence is a outdoor security camera that, like the original Welcom...

Tesla must not use the term “autopilot,” Germany says

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arstechnica.com - Tesla has been told by the German transport ministry to stop using the term "autopilot" because it is a "misleading term." As reported by the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, the German transport ...

PBS debuts its own tablet for kids, the Playtime Pad

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techcrunch.com - The public broadcaster PBS today unveiled a new plan to bring its children’s television programming to its young audience, who spend more time behind tablets than sitting in front of TV sets. It’s ...

Qualcomm debuts plans to help build more connected cameras

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techcrunch.com - A couple of big, roadmappy pieces of news out the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit, being held in Hong Kong this week, far away from the component company’s sunny Southern California headquarters. Alongside a...

Lobster adds Verizon Cloud to its AI-powered photo licensing arsenal

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techcrunch.com - Lobster, a 2014 Startup Battlefield company, is breathing new life into its AI-powered media licensing platform by partnering with Verizon Cloud. Advertisers, publications, agencies and will now ha...

Rockstar teases Red Dead Redemption follow-up

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techcrunch.com - Rockstar is toying with the emotions of fans of its popular western adventure game Red Dead Redemption, with a couple of teaser images that are clearly leading up to a big announcement. Fans and in...

Facebook Messenger tells you what to talk about with “Conversation Topics” feature

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techcrunch.com - Facebook Messenger may have already hit the billion-user club this past summer, but the company is always looking for new ways to increase app usage. The latest attempt is the introduction of “conv...

Cisco strengthens Spark meetings management with Worklife acquisition

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techcrunch.com - Cisco announced today that it was acquiring Worklife, a member of the Y Combinator winter 2015 class, for an undisclosed sum. Worklife was founded with the idea of improving online meetings, somet...

Where Top Talent In The Tech Industry Will Likely Work Next

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fastcompany.com - Wherever the best engineers, programmers, and designers in the tech industry go, investment dollars, successful products, and revenues may often follow. The flow of talent in the technology industr...

Hacked Republican website skimmed donor credit cards for 6 months

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arstechnica.com - A website used to fund the campaigns of Republican senators was infected with malware that for more than six months collected donors' personal information, including full names, addresses, and cred...

23 Actionable Strategies to Increase Website Traffic

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emailfield.com - And why not? Traffic seems to solve every problem. Need social shares? Drive more traffic. Want quick money? Drive traffic to your sales page. Want to get more leads? Drive traffic to your landing ...

I Spent $30,000 Testing Different Blog Designs — Here’s What I Found – Marketing and Entrepreneurship

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medium.com - Do you want your blog to do more than just get you some retweets? If you’re wishing your blog was a 24-hour salesman that constantly educates, prospects and closes deals for you, then close Faceboo...

5 Tips to Build More Loyalty With Your Twitter Fans : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to build deeper relationships with your Twitter followers? Looking for easy ways to create loyal fans on Twitter? To reap the full benefits of Twitter, approach your engagement in a per...

49 Facebook Ad Targeting Tips To Hunt For More Conversions

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klientboost.com - If I had a dollar every time someone asked me if I go hunting with my dog, then I’d have like, 73 dollars. But while I didn’t get a German Shorthaired Pointer to hunt birds, I did get him to help m...

Facebook Marketing that Really Works: Top Tips from The Next Web

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blog.bufferapp.com - The art of Facebook marketing in 2016 is one that is constantly evolving. Tweaks to Facebook’s algorithm look to drive a more pleasant user experience while brands and individuals share more and mo...

Google is Splitting its Search Index, Prioritizing Mobile over Desktop - Search Engine Journal

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searchenginejournal.com - Google is splitting its index of search results into separate versions for mobile and desktop, a change which will happen in the coming months. The split will see Google’s index broken into a rapid...

Facebook randomly testing out data saver in Messenger - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Numerous studies have already proven that the Facebook app is one of, if not the number one data (and battery) drainer for mobile devices. They’ve tried to sort of remedy this by coming up with a d...

Nubia Z11 mini S finally launched with 4GB RAM, 23MP main camera - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Finally, the nubia Z11 mini S phone is now official. The device has been part of the rumor mill for some time mainly because there are too many nubia Z11 variants. From the the first time it was le...

Samsung now able to manufacture SoC’s with 10 nanometer FinFET process - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Smaller and smaller, that’s the way it goes in the world of system-on-chip (SoC) manufacturing. SoC’s are basically the brains of your mobile device – it contains the processor, graphics chip, and ...

ZTE puts out the Axon 7 Mini for pre-order, robust specs at aggressive pricing - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you are a fan of Android devices, you will have no doubt noticed ZTE’s Axon 7 flagship phone. ZTE has outdone itself again by putting out a gorgeous and powerful flagship for 2016 at nearly just...

Impossible platformer Mr. Jump finally available for Android devices - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If we tell you that a game is almost impossible or close to impossible to finish, would you still play it? The popularity of the “impossible platformer” proves that yes, there are still people who ...

Digital Transformation: Omnichannel – the Power of Physical and Digital

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loyalty360.org - When people think of digital transformation, their minds tend to hone in on just that first part: digital. That’s a pretty understandable reaction and, after all, if “digital” weren’t an important ...

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...

KindCritic.com: A Social Platform that Allows you to get Crowdsourced Feedback on your Creative Projects - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - KindCritic is a social platform where creatives can give and get crowdsourced constructive feedback on their creative works from real experts in their field of interest. “KindCritic” is A Social Pl...

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...

Mekiwi : Easy-To-Use StartUp to Manage Daily Life - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Antti Kananen”, CEO of the Finland based start-up “Mekiwi” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-u...

MeasurableMediaLabs.com: A Company that Conducts Advertising Case Studies for Online Publishers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - MeasurableMediaLabs.com is the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for online advertisers by validating the CPM publishers charge in order for publishers to be successful. “MeasurableMediaLabs.com...

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 ...

DialogTech and LiveRamp join to make calls a display optimization tool

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marketingland.com - DialogTech has integrated with LiveRamp as part of a new call data and attribution offering for display ads. The product is intended to enable marketers to optimize their display campaigns to drive...

DOJ Appeals Microsoft's Ireland Verdict - Petri

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petri.com - As expected, the U.S. Department of Justice has appealed a July legal victory for Microsoft, in which the software giant was relieved of having to honor a federal search warrant for data stored in ...

Google Seeks to Restore Chrome's Lost Luster - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Last week, Google began rolling out the 54th version of its Chrome web browser to Windows and other platforms, and the update will hit Android and Chrome OS in the coming days too. But fans of this...

3 Pieces of the Money-Saving Puzzle that All Work Together

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lifehack.org - Lately my wife and I have been on a kick: a money-saving kick. This has involved thinking carefully about every purchase we make and how we can maximize our savings without venturing into extreme c...

One of Retail's Most Recognizable Logos and the Minneapolis PR Man Who Created It

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adweek.com - Stewart K. Widdess probably didn't think he was making history. For the time being, all he had to make was a name and a logo. It was 1961, and Widdess was the publicity man for Dayton's in Minneapo...

iCrossing's Chief Content Officer Says There Are Too Many Branded Content Players

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adweek.com - Specs Current gig Chief content officer, iCrossing Previous gig Co-founder, Novel, The New Republic's in-house agency Age 37 Adweek: Your role at iCrossing is new. Why did you want to join the Hear...

7 Ways Your Business Can Prevent Data Loss

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lifehack.org - One of the worst things that can happen to any business is a loss of data. If your business loses certain data, it could mean certain disaster, because you could be losing customer information, emp...

SearchCap: Google Flights updates, SEM testing & MarTech Today launch

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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: Google Flights now shows expected airfare cost increases & f...

Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

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businessesgrow.com - For the past year or so, I’ve been working on a project I’ve called the “re-invention of the blog.” My vision is to create a space that was more than content … it would also present my ideas in suc...

The 3 Key Steps to Create Your First Online Course

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problogger.net - Creating an online course can be a great way to increase your income from your blog. Let’s face it, you spend a lot of time creating content anyway, putting it together in a course for your readers...

Internet Users Want to Know How Their Data Is Used (Infographic)

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adweek.com - Internet users are notoriously lazy when it comes to password security and are tired of filling out new profiles all the time. To wit, social logins have become the preferred method of registering ...

4 Tips to Influence Buyers and Win Social Referrals

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adweek.com - Retailers are always in search of new customers, and social media is an untapped gold mine for customer acquisition. Research by CeBIT shows that 74 percent of consumers rely on social media to inf...