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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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TECHNOLOGY

New Multi-CDN solution auto-selects best CDN for optimal per-user experience

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cloudinary.com - There really are an abundance of content delivery networks (CDNs) out there; and a time and a place in which each of those CDN services could win the race for fastest, most reliable, or best fit fo...

Galaxy S8 tipped to feature front camera with autofocus - SlashGear

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slashgear.com - The Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a front-facing camera with autofocus functionality, according to sources, a relatively rare feature aimed at improving the quality of user selfies. Front-facing s...

This Startup Is Taking VR On The Road - VRScout

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vrscout.com - This mobile VR truck is what everyone needs at their party. The hottest truck to hit the San Francisco food scene isn’t what you’re expecting. With an equally long line of customers, you won’t be w...

Samsung Pay UK release postponed until 2017—knotty bank talks fingered

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arstechnica.co.uk - Samsung Pay's UK release has been delayed until 2017 amid reports that it's tied up in negotiations with banks. The company's mobile payment alternative service, which allows people to use their ph...

Sky Mobile launches with unlimited data rollover, simple and aggressive pricing

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arstechnica.co.uk - Sky, the TV and broadband provider, has unveiled its new mobile network—and, at least at first glance, it looks rather exciting indeed. Sky Mobile is clearly designed to be user-friendly: unused da...

Let Me Put It In Context For You… - Brand Quarterly

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brandquarterly.com - We’re on the way, but picture this: Search engines truly know which articles, blogs, memes, and videos you’ll love the most. They’ll send you these recommendations, but don’t worry. It’s nothing ...

Next Up for the Windows Insider Program: Changing the World - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Microsoft’s decision to test Windows 10 in the open was historic. But it has much bigger plans for the Windows Insider Program, which has grown into a true community of people who now have the powe...

You're writing lots of content. It's not getting shared. Is it engaging?

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copyhackers.com - It’s been building to this point for the last 5 years… I saw it coming. I was powerless to stop it… Shock. Your audience is in shock. Content shock. They’re overwhelmed with the content that lands ...

Why early reviews of video games are getting rarer and rarer

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arstechnica.com - Not so long ago, you could be relatively sure that, if a publisher withheld early review copies from members of the press, it was probably because the publisher knew the game was a stinker that wou...

Amazon said to plan Alexa speaker with 7-inch touchscreen for 2017

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techcrunch.com - Amazon could follow-up the early success of the Echo and Echo Dot with a new Alexa-powered premium speaker that includes a 7-inch touchscreen that can be tilted to different viewing angles for easi...

Amazon begins reselling Frontier’s internet service on its site

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this year, Amazon launched a new storefront dubbed the “Amazon Cable Store,” which focused on reselling Comcast’s internet and television service from the retailer’s site. Of course, the ge...

How a former model decided to launch an app to tackle mental health

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techcrunch.com - Mental health is one of the buzzwords of the moment, especially now Royalty like Prince William and Duchess Katherine have been championing it, along with Kid Cudi, Cara Delevingne and others sayin...

Thousands of xHamster login credentials surface online

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techcrunch.com - Members of the porn site xHamster should be changing their passwords today after a set of nearly 380,000 usernames, emails and poorly-hashed passwords appeared online. The subscription-only breach ...

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in Europe in 2017

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techcrunch.com - Ford’s pushing forward in its efforts to get autonomous cars on the road, with a plan to begin testing self-driving vehicles in Europe next year. The testing is in advance of extending its plans to...

Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system

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techcrunch.com - The future of urban mobility is rapidly changing as drivers look for safer and more effortless ways to move from point A to point B. While autonomous vehicles are on the horizon, ride-sharing optio...

Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect

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techcrunch.com - Hayo’s pitch video could use some work. It’s stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to holographic representations of the product’s functi...

Canary’s smart security camera now works with Apple TV

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techcrunch.com - Security camera company Canary has today addressed one of the few complaints customers had with its product: there wasn’t an easy way to watch your camera’s feed on your TV’s big screen. That has n...

Cyber Monday hauls in $3.45B of online purchases, smashing the single-day sales record

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techcrunch.com - As people continue to hunt for bargains online, we are more seeing more record-breaking marquee online sales days. Cyber Monday — coming the first day after the long Thanksgiving break — racked up ...

CodeFights: Play this coding game, score a job in Silicon Valley

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money.cnn.com - Johnston, 31, was designing software for orthodontists and living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when he landed a better-paid software engineering job in Silicon Valley at a major tech startup. The key...

How to stop the wave of Apple Calendar invite spam

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arstechnica.com - Over the past few weeks—and particularly over the retail adventure widely referred to as "Black Friday"—many Apple device owners experienced a new form of unsolicited and unwanted messages: a swarm...

Firefox 0day used against Tor users almost identical to one FBI used in 2013

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arstechnica.com - There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's being used to execute malicious code on the computers of people using Tor and possibly other users of the Firefox browser, officials of the anonymity s...

Zynga sues 2 former employees over alleged massive data heist

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arstechnica.com - Massimo Maietti and Ehud Barlach worked as higher-up employees for the San Francisco-based Zynga until they left in July and September, respectively. Scopely, which makes Dice with Buddies, Wheel o...

FREE PLR Membership Site - Resell Rights Weekly Review - Warrior Forum

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warriorforum.com - How would you like to have FREE instant access to valuable "private label rights" & "resell rights" products? Join the most popular PLR membership site on the web! I'll frequently update this Resel...

The Free Growth Tools I Recommend For Modern Businesses to Grow & Scale

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blog.hubspot.com - If you’re growing a company, chances are you’re challenged with choosing the right tools to help you grow. Both at HubSpot and at other businesses I’ve helped advise, I’ve seen marketing and sales ...

5 Ways to Keep Your Productivity High All Day

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entrepreneur.com - There are a few things we can actually control in our life; sadly, time isn't one of them. But we can control how productively we use it. Certainly we need to: Most of us have been in situations wh...

How Top Social Media Experts Reach Their Audiences

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newswhip.com - We round up opinions from social media leaders at news sites and PR firms to see how they use different platforms and content formats to effectively reach audiences. At NewsWhip, we’re constantly ...

The Key to Ranking Your Local Business in Google

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ducttapemarketing.com - For local businesses, showing up on page one is a must – showing up in the Google 3-pack (or whatever it is called this week.) can be the difference between thriving and merely surviving. All Googl...

The Evolution of Facebook Remarketing

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jonloomer.com - I thought about naming this post something like, “Why Facebook Advertisers Don’t Need a Website Anymore,” but that takes what I’m about to say too far. A website is still required. But suddenly, th...

Twitter Adds Direct Reply Count, New Ranking System on Replies

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socialmediatoday.com - Last month, we got wind of a new test at Twitter which was showing some users total reply counts on their tweets. Now, Twitter has confirmed that this new functionality is being rolled out to all u...

How Microsoft’s secret user onboarding process fooled us all

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process.st - What happens if you make software too difficult to use? Probably the same thing that happens if you never made it at all — no one uses it. It’s easy to get users to adapt to familiar concepts like ...

Sling TV offering Cloud DVR recording feature in beta - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Because on-demand streaming services are the norm now for most TV watchers nowadays, the days of the DVR recording devices are almost over. Well, apparently, not if Sling TV can help it. They are i...

Dashbot brings Amazon Alexa to your car, still needs your phone - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - It may be long before the road will be filled with electric vehicles. Autobots roaming the earth may not happen in our lifetime but for now, we can make do with dashboard systems like the Android A...

Odin2 Smart Projector: stream videos, play games, work - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - A few years ago, all we wanted from a projector was that it was able to, well, project various things from our laptop or other mobile devices. Now it seems that we’re looking for smarter projectors...

We’re getting 3 variants for the Meizu M5 Note, launching most likely on Nov. 30 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Meizu has been there or thereabouts among the Chinese manufacturers, while not really breaking out to Huawei or Xiaomi levels yet. But they’ve been putting out solid budget-friendly devices for the...

German internet outage was failed botnet attempt: report

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reuters.com - FRANKFURT Hundreds of thousands of Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany were hit on Sunday by network outages and a company executive blamed the disruptions on a failed hacking attempt to hijack c...

Mobile Trends to Watch: October 2016

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loyalty360.org - It’s an undeniable fact mobile technology is continually on the move. As the technology evolves, it’s important to stay up-to-date. Whether you’re new to the mobile industry or a seasoned veteran l...

Mobile Coupon Market Continues to Grow as Component of Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - It should come as no surprise that mobile can be the key to engaging customers and driving consumer behavior, and a new report out of Technavio confirms this notion, especially in regards to mobile...

Rewriting the Script for Loyalty Programs

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loyalty360.org - If it costs five to ten times more to acquire new customers than it does to sell to an existing one, then why don’t brands create loyalty programs that benefit their existing customer base? Over th...

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. ...

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...

Bitrix24: A United Work Space which Handles the many Aspects of Daily Operations and Tasks that Allows you to Create your Own Social Intranet in Minutes! - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Bitrix24 is a comprehensive business collaboration platform. It contains robustly constructed tools like a CRM, calendars, file sharing, tasks, and project groups that are enhanced and unified by a...

E-commerce tops $5 billion over weekend, mobile beats $1 billion on Black Friday

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marketingland.com - According to Adobe, Thanksgiving and Black Friday online retail sales exceed $5 billion. More noteworthy in some ways is that mobile devices contributed a record $1.2 billion to that total on Black...

FoodTrucksNearMe.com: A Website that Allows Users to Find Food Trucks Locations and Menus via Computer or Smartphone - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Food Trucks Near Me is a website that allows users to find food trucks locations and menus via computer or smartphone. “Food Trucks Near Me” is a website that allows users to find food trucks’ loca...

Trendii : Social Commerce Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Christopher Latter”, Co-Founder at London – UK based start-up “Trendii” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

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,...

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...

AMP's long game

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marketingland.com - In just one year, the Accelerated Mobile Pages project went from zero to 700,000 domains creating AMP content, with 600 million AMPs indexed by Google in October 2016. Ten months ago, AMP hadn’t la...

Peoplegeist: A 100% Free Social People Search Engine that Puts You in Complete Control of What Others See and Learn about You Online - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Peoplegeist is, simply put, designed to make it easier to find information about people for the purpose of forming and maintaining stronger relationships. “Peoplegeist” is a social people search en...

KillerStartupsDesigns.com: A Website that Features Daily Start-Ups Based on Strict Aesthetic Standards - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - KillerStartupsDesigns features ONE startup daily that meets strict aesthetic standards and that is reviewed by a highly experienced Web/Graphic designer. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

XLR8 : Social Matching and Communication Platform for Entrepreneurs - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rick Duree”, Chief Firestarter of the Missouri- United States based startup “XLR8″ Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that ...