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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Microsoft execs share plans for making Bing 'pervasive,' say search is about to become very different

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searchengineland.com - In a day of high-level presentations that included Microsoft’s global branding initiatives, HoloLens and the future of an algorithm-driven economy, Bing Ads executives conveyed the strengthening em...

FBI using Twitter's raw 'firehose' data to monitor users

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engadget.com - It's not clear if Twitter has authorized the bureau to access Dataminr, but Engadget has reached out for comment. It cut off another company, Geofeedia, for using its raw feed to track users in a s...

Nike’s self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes will cost $720

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arstechnica.co.uk - "When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explained Tiffany Beers, the project’s technical lead. Nike actually refers to the technology as "adaptive...

PS4 Pro issues: Some games run slower than PS4 on new console, says report

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arstechnica.co.uk - While there's plenty to like about the PlayStation 4 Pro for l33t gamers lucky enough to own a 4K HDR TV, the console offers less of a visual upgrade for those stuck with mere 1080p TVs. Now, a new...

WhatsApp unveils video calls, Skype pops open guest accounts

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arstechnica.co.uk - Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced that video calls will—at last—be rolling out imminently, a move that came on the same day Microsoft revealed that Skype can now be used online without registra...

7 Easy SEO Habits To Boost Your Content's Search Performance

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blog.thesocialms.com - The following is a guest post by Kiera Abbamonte. Kiera Abbamonte is the Content Marketing Specialist for Grasshopper. She loves a good New England fall and finding new ways to make content awesome...

Marvel acquires prototyping tool POP

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techcrunch.com - Back in May, Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, was acqui-hired by Priceline, leaving POP’s future a little uncertain. Today that uncertainty comes to an end with news that the U....

Hustle is the grassroots personalized mass texting tool we need

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techcrunch.com - People hate phone calls and ignore emails, so how do you get them to protest, organize, fundraise, and fight for the causes they believe in? By talking to them like humans, one-on-one. This is the ...

Pinterest launches an ‘explore’ section for trending topics and ideas

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techcrunch.com - Pinterest today is launching a new section of the app that is geared around surfacing up trending and top ideas that’ll get additional new content in front of users. Called “Explore,” it’s a new se...

Facebook might not detect fake news, but this Chrome extension will

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mashable.com - As Facebook continues to roil over the idea that fake news on the social network could have had any effect on the U.S. presidential election, one Chrome extension is stepping in. The "B.S. Detecto...

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...

Snapchat 'files for stock market float' - BBC News

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bbc.com - Snap, the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, has filed to list on the US stock market, according to several reports. Based on investments so far, the California-based firm would be worth bet...

Outlook gets its own lightweight CRM, Outlook Customer Manager

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft today is rolling out a new tool for business owners using Office 365 and Outlook called Outlook Customer Manager, a lightweight CRM for companies that need to track their customer interac...

Budget US Android smartphones found secretly sending personal data to China

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techcrunch.com - Kryptowire traced the transmissions of personal data to Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd — a maker of Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update software systems. On its website Adups says it has more th...

Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed

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techcrunch.com - Kit, the Expa-backed platform for product recommendation, has today announced the close of a $2.5 million from Social Capital, Precursor Ventures, April Underwood, Ellen Pao, Authentic Ventures, Bl...

DJI’s Inspire 2 gets a second camera for first-person video feeds

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techcrunch.com - DJI’s been keeping busy in these waning days of 2016. Hot on the heels on its Mavic Pro announcement back in late September, the drone maker announced an upgrade to its giant Matrice 600 last week....

Apple is releasing a coffee table book about how awesome it is

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techcrunch.com - Apple never looks back, except when it does, which is every month now. The company announced that it is releasing a hardbound photo book showcasing some of the most iconic Apple designs from the la...

Jaguar’s first electric SUV aims for 80% charge in 90 minutes

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techcrunch.com - Jaguar’s showing off the I-PACE, an electric concept SUV that it’s aiming to bring to production sometime in 2018. The I-PACE looks like a sensible small utility vehicle, with a five-door design an...

Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!

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techcrunch.com - Uh-oh! It’s 20 years to the day since the introduction of one of the internet’s most well-remembered chat apps: ICQ. It was pretty barebones in its first form, released by its Israeli student creat...

This is why Snapchat didn’t give Spectacles to techies

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techcrunch.com - If you want to make something cool, don’t give it to geeks first. Google Glass learned that the hard way. Despite Snapchat’s best efforts, Robert Scoble still got ahold of a pair of the Spectacles ...

Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk’s OpenAI project

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techcrunch.com - OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research non-profit backed by Tesla’s Elon Musk, Y Combinator’s Sam Altman, a Donald Trump fan called Peter Thiel, and numerous other tech luminaries, is partner...

Evaluating IP infringement risks for designers and consumers of 3D printing services

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techcrunch.com - Marcus Thymian is a partner at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, a Chicago-based law firm. His intellectual property practice focuses primarily on electrical and software technologies. Cons...

John Hancock insurance is subsidizing the cost of the new Apple Watch

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techcrunch.com - How does a health insurance company go about trying to help address health problems before they arise? Getting people moving is a start. After all, there are plenty of long issues that can be avoid...

Silicon Valley is seriously worried about a cyber attack on Election Day

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money.cnn.com - It sounds like pure paranoia, but that's the gist of a debate that started on Twitter this weekend and quickly drew in some big names in Silicon Valley. Adam D'Angelo, Facebook's (FB, Tech30) forme...

Comcast takes $70 gigabit offer away from cities near Chicago

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arstechnica.com - When Comcast brought its gigabit cable Internet service to the Chicago area in August, it gave customers in some parts of Chicago and nearby towns the option of subscribing for $70 a month—half off...

Watch Dogs 2 will hack your open-world gaming expectations

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arstechnica.com - What's the point of being an all-seeing, all-powerful hacker if you don't aim your powers at the biggest targets possible? This question went unanswered in 2014's Watch Dogs, an open-world adventur...

Twitter bots can reduce racist slurs—if people think the bots are white

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arstechnica.com - Twitter users—and Twitter as a company—have grappled with ways to deal with hateful, bigoted, and harassing speech throughout the platform's lifetime. The service has added a few tools to try to ke...

Ashley Madison admits using fembots to lure men into spending money

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arstechnica.com - After nearly a year of radio silence, the infidelity hookup site Ashley Madison has finally released a statement about what's next for the company. Among other things, the company's new executive t...

The Marketing Tactics That Fuels Fortune 500 Brands (Jet, Chegg, etc) | Len Markidan on the 80/20 of Growth - The Storyteller Marketer

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thestorytellermarketer.com - As the youngest person at a traditional marketing agency, Len Markidan was given the task of doing “all things digital.” To the agency, they thought the project would not matter. Instead of complai...

How to Embrace Mobile Market Domination

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smedio.com - The rate of smartphone adoption has surpassed all other consumer technology in history: it has been adopted ten times faster than PCs in the 1980s and two times faster than even the Internet in the...

7 Ways Brand Monitoring Software can Help Your Organization

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socialmediatoday.com - I’ve written about how dedicated social media analytics tools can benefit brands and digital marketers. There’s another type of tool that every brand should be using, a brand monitoring tool. When ...

Beyond Siri, The Next-Generation AI Assistants Are Smarter Specialists

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fastcompany.com - After birthing a virtual assistant that knows a little of everything, SRI International is working on ones that know a lot about just one thing. The nonprofit research center is arguably best known...

Daydream VR can run on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge via an update - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Google’s Daydream platform has a lot of potential. It will be first experienced on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as Daydream-ready devices but we can expect more OEMs will adopt the idea and add su...

HTC 10 Evo is the HTC Bolt for Europe, Middle East, and Africa - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Just in case you missed it, the HTC Bolt has just been announced with no other than Usain Bolt as its endorser. The smartphone arrived in the United States with Snapdragon 810 inside and not so sur...

Need a new pair of headphones? Stuck on a budget? Don’t miss these one-day-only offers [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Music lover? You’ll enjoy your tunes just a little bit more knowing how much you saved on these incredible headphones, massively price dropped for only the next 24 hours at Android Community Deals....

Boomphones Re-Up brings you headphones and speakers in one package - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - For music enthusiasts, there are times when you just want to shut out the world and immerse yourself in your favorite tunes. But there are also times when you’d want to share with everyone else wha...

Google tells you how to set up your new WiFi, coming in December - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you ordered your Google WiFi already, you still have a month or so to wait for it to arrive as shipping starts sometime December (hopefully before all the Christmas parties start). But already, ...

Facebook now allows HD video upload for some users on Android - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - It seems incredible that in an age where most of the videos we take on our mobile devices are HD, Facebook hasn’t allowed users of its Android app to upload it in that quality. But now, a user on R...

Samsung rumored to be bringing force touch to Galaxy S8 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - It’s been emphasized over and over again that Samsung needs to step up their game for the next flagship devices, all the more now because of the massive disappointment over the whole Galaxy Note 7 ...

Huawei Mate 9 Pro is a Porsche Design Mate 9 without the Porsche branding

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androidcentral.com - Huawei has announced a third variant of its new Mate 9 for its home market of China, following the announcement of the regular Mate 9 and its pricey Porsche Design-branded sibling. As Gizchina repo...

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...

Stop Guessing! Empirically Measure the Drivers of Engagement & Loyalty

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engagementexpo.com - Stop Guessing! Empirically Measure the Drivers of Engagement & Loyalty It’s a question heard around many marketing departments: What does engagement really mean and is it actually important to our ...

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...

SkilledWizard.com: A Professional Social Network Platform Dedicated Exclusively to Skilled Workers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - SkilledWizard is a platform for Skilled Workers Worldwide. They set out to erase the void that currently exists today. “SkilledWizard.com”‘s mission is to unite skilled / blue collar workers worldw...

RunLastMan : Sports Betting Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Graham Carrick”, CEO at the Dublin – Ireland based start-up “RunLastMan” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wh...

BigMarker.com: A Global Network of People and Communities that Meet Face-to-Face Online - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - BigMarker offers a community based management platform for teams, groups and organizations to video conference and collaborate online. “BigMarker” enables anyone to host webinars and video conferen...

Vertical Method : Posture Strength For Techies and The Desk-Bound Workforce - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Jennifer Davis”, Founder and CEO of the San Francisco- United States based startup “Vertical Method” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is...

Conversion In A Box : Web Based Niche Marketing Tool - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Mark La Fay'; Founder of the – USA start-up “Conversion In A Box”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1....

Mekiwi Oy : Finnish 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 him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-u...

Needls : Get Notified of Leads in Real Time - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Justin Hartzman”, Founder and CEO – of the Toronto – Canada based start-up “Needls.” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1- What is it exactly that yo...