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Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Regulatory Microscope Lies Ahead for AT&T and Time Warner

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nytimes.com - A cable and internet provider decides to buy an entertainment conglomerate. The merger is met with skepticism by industry analysts and outrage by consumer groups, who complain that it would thwart ...

How to Become An SEO Expert [The Beginner's Guide]

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basicblogtips.com - If you are getting massive traffic from search engines, you will have unlimited ways to turn that traffic into money. You can use AdSense, affiliate marketing, product reviews, banner ads and a ton...

The 25 Most Influential Women in IoT

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ioti.com - Alicia Asín has served as the CEO of Libelium since she cofounded the firm in 2006. The CEO of open-source electronics startup littleBits, Bdeir is a vocal proponent of democratizing the Internet o...

Augmented reality app to teach Australians beach safety

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mashable.com - Think of it as Pokémon Go, but for rips, submerged rocks and shallow sandbars. Samsung Australia is currently trialling a free augmented reality app called Pocket Patrol in partnership with Surf Li...

You damn well should care about the AT&T and Time Warner deal

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mashable.com - If you're not a media wonk, it can be hard to really care about things like the $80 billion deal between AT&T and Time Warner. But you should. You definitely should. Time Warner has a lot that TV, ...

Internet of Things gets its zombie apocalypse, and this is just the beginning

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mashable.com - Winter is here. The Internet of Things (IoT) winter, that is. All those digital routers, DVRs, "smart" kitchen appliances and IP-enabled cameras you assumed were innocuous as they worked away in t...

Samsung thinking of tapping LG for next flagship’s battery - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung is at a point where it’s deliberating on what to do not just on the Note 7 fiasco but also on the next Galaxy S8. We also know that it has plans to change its marketing strategies and that ...

Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out

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mentalfloss.com - Over the summer, Google abandoned a policy that had set them apart from other big sites like Facebook and Twitter. The search giant once vowed to make privacy a priority, keeping identifiable infor...

The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded

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techcrunch.com - David Jegen is managing partner at F-Prime Capital Partners. Square opened its point-of-sale platform to competitors. There are rumors that IBM will buy Revel. For anyone following the changes in p...

Zwift merges indoor fitness with massive multi-player online gaming

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techcrunch.com - At its core, Zwift is indoor cycling software. But layered on top of its functionality is a community that in the two years the company has been operating has grown in both scale and shear strength...

5 supercar secrets starring the 2017 McLaren 570GT

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techcrunch.com - Supercars are called super for a reason: these are not everyday sedans. They’re more powerful, more strikingly designed, and more expensive than the cars we usually drive to work. But there are som...

New MacBook Pro OLED mini screen could be called the Magic Toolbar

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techcrunch.com - Hints are starting to appear about Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro. The most striking difference with the existing model could be a second OLED mini display that would replace the function row on the...

Your experience is probably worth a lot less than you think

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techcrunch.com - Do you work in software? Do you have more than a decade of experience? You do? I’m sorry to hear that. That means there’s a strong possibility that much of what you know is already obsolete. Worse ...

SoundShare’s new iMessage app lets you text your friends entire songs

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techcrunch.com - A new iMessage app from the music-focused social network SoundShare will now let you share entire tracks with your friends over text messaging. Of course, there are already a number of ways to text...

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...

Why This Successful Solopreneur Uses Facebook Groups to Grow His Business

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blog.bufferapp.com - How many Facebook Groups have you joined that you don’t check regularly? If you’re like me, that number might be quite high! Imagine my surprise when I joined the Rich20Something Facebook Group and...

Teens Are Crazy For This Music App, But It Faces An Uncertain Future

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bloomberg.com - Bridget Kelly learned about Musical.ly at a sleepover and was hooked. Before long, the 12-year-old Moraga, California, resident and her friends were using the app to make 15-second music videos sho...

6 Simple Mistakes that Block Social Media Success

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mavsocial.com - If you are not, your business will become irrelevant. A relic. Nobody wants that. So, you studied the articles, poured over consumer statistics and made the leap. You put your business on the socia...

5 Reasons to Consider Building Your Own Community - Social Media Explorer

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socialmediaexplorer.com - These days, social media channels are endless (and growing!) and it can be confusing to even consider where to start between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, SnapChat, Slack, StackOverflow, and more. W...

Joel Comm Shares How He Stays Happy And Ahead Of The Game #488 - Marketing For Owners

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marketingforowners.com - As a nerdy 16-year-old, Joel Comm invested in his first computer which was back in the days of cartridge hard drives over 30 years ago. The technology drew him in. Then in July 1995, he launched hi...

Are You Making These 5 Common Mistakes When Onboarding New Customers?

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helpscout.net - Getting people to sign up for your product is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users immediately after their first-run exper...

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Connection Request

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socialmediatoday.com - What are the 11 most boring words in the English language? “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” Aside from using a ridiculously bad LinkedIn profile photo, using the defaul...

OPPO R9s and R9s Plus officially unveiled with enhanced imaging - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - After several leaks and teasers, OPPO has officially took the wraps off the new R9s and R9s Plus. The Chinese OEM has rolled out these two as follow-up to the R9 and R9 Plus launched earlier this y...

Bug Butcher lets you live your dreams of being an exterminator - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Maybe you’ve always had a secret dream of being a bug exterminator. Or maybe you really just hate bugs and want to kill them all with fire. But this new game from Noodlecake Studios, who are making...

Crystal Picnic is a modern tribute to classic action RPGs - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - A sarcastic gardener. A bumbling, wanna-be knight. Crystal-stealing ants. Ants that went crazy after stealing crystals. If you think that real life nowadays is crazy, game developers can still find...

Google Pixel’s new promo videos tap three popular YouTube stars - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Aside from being the first phone that Google can really call its own, one other thing that stands out about the newly-released Pixel smartphone is that the tech giant seems to be pouring so much ef...

Skunk-Like Bicycle Lock Sprays Thieves with Vomit-Inducing Gas | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

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odditycentral.com - The aptly-named SkunkLock is an ingenious bicycle lock that blasts would-be thieves with a disgusting cocktails of chemicals that most of the time causes them to vomit uncontrollably. When San Fran...

What’s Going On With the Internet Today?

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theatlantic.com - For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States. Update: How a Bunch of Hacked DVR Machine...

Passport to CX: Engaging Customers in Travel & Entertainment

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engagementexpo.com - Passport to CX: Engaging Customers in Travel & Entertainment Perhaps no industry is undergoing more change in customer loyalty than travel & entertainment. Thanks to increasingly accessible in-home...

The Amnesiac Customer and the Importance of Emotions

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loyalty360.org - What makes an experience memorable? The truth is that people can’t recall much more than they remember. The overwhelming majority of experiences we have are fleeting and don’t endure much beyond th...

Pushstartr : Database Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ryan Nutley”, CEO of the Ireland based start-up “Pushstartr” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start...

ParkParrot : Automated System Showing Available Parkings - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Chandler Burke”, Founder of the Chattanooga – USA based start-up “ParkParrot” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do an...

Ostrato cloudSM™ : Cloud Based Services and Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had a nice chat with Mr. “Jay Chapel”, CEO of the USA-based start-up “Ostrato” about his Company. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is all about? Ostrato cloudSM™ empowers...

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...

Pawn Essentials : Flea Market Meets Google Search - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Luke Makris”, CEO & Founder of the Annapolis – USA based startup “PawnEssentials” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you ...

CMYKC : Uniting Creatives Within Local Kansas City - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Abigail Gallagher, Co–founder at the Missouri, USA-based start-up “CMYKC.” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what y...

WhyWaitTheApp.com: A Mobile Discovery App that Allows Users to Find a Plethora of Info Related to Restaurants & Bars - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - WhyWait is a discovery app that allows users to find the following for restaurants/bars: Happy Hours, Deals, Events, Menus, Images and Social Media Integration. “WhyWait” is a discovery app that al...

CMS2CMS : A CMS Migration tool . - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - CMS2CMS is the web based service that helps to move content from the existing CMS to a new one easily and fast. Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Ruslan Savchyshyn'; Director and Founder in ...

Massive Cyberattacks Dramatically Hurt Revenues for All Kinds of Internet Players

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adweek.com - Heather Daniels owns a small business, Lyon's Prints, that she has run primarily on Etsy since 2014. Etsy was among the websites that fell victim to three waves of cyberattacks that lasted hours an...

Are We Becoming A #hashtag World?

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sd-entrepreneur.com - With all the different Social Media Platforms out there like the ones named above, marketers and businesses are looking for ways to curate content and reach a target market of group of people via #...

Is Nokia Corporation A Reliable Dividend Play?

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fool.com - In a search for high-yielding dividend stocks, many investors might have noticed Nokia's (NYSE: NOK) 5.8% yield. That yield is based on the $0.29-per-share annual dividend that was paid in July, wh...

Mega merger alert: AT&T to pay $80 billion for Time Warner

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mashable.com - AT&T has reportedly reached a deal to buy Time Warner for $80 billion, a move that would create one of the most powerful media companies in the world. The merger combines one of the biggest distri...

Massive cyberattack involved tens of millions of IP addresses

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money.cnn.com - Dyn, an Internet middleman company, was the target of the distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attack that hit in three waves. Dyn directs traffic when people type a URL into a browser. So the a...

Hackers cripple US internet in wide-scale cyber attack - News from Al Jazeera

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aljazeera.com - Several of the world's best-known websites were inaccessible across parts of the United States on Friday after hackers unleashed a series of attacks on a company that acts as a switchboard for the ...

Attacks On The Internet Keep Getting Bigger And Nastier

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foxnews.com - NEW YORK – Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet ...

Meet Dot, the new children's show character inspiring girls to embrace tech

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mashable.com - Dot is like a lot of 8-year-old girls in 2016 — spirited, smart and savvy when it comes to all things tech. Although Dot is a cartoon, she is doing real-world work to inspire girls to take these qu...

Searching For Tips On Facebook Marketing? Check These Out!

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duracmarketing.com - There are no concrete rules to guarantee Facebook marketing success. Every company has a target audience that has certain likes, dislikes and wants or needs. Research this type of marketing to the ...

Today's Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future

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gizmodo.com - This morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how an...

How to Create Intrinsic Motivation via Octalysis Gamification - Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design

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yukaichou.com - (Below is a snippet of Gamification Book: Actionable Gamification – Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. If you like this blog post, you will LOVE the book.) Since this book is entitled Actiona...

Want To Get More From Your Iphone? Read These Tips

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iphonefindmyphone.com - Many people from all different backgrounds think the iphone is one of the greatest inventions of all time. With an iPhone, you don’t have to worry about getting lost anymore. There is a maps app in...