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Monday, November 7, 2016

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro review: £210 buys a surprisingly good Android phone

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arstechnica.co.uk - The Redmi Pro is the latest almost-flagship-specs-at-midrange-price-point phone from China's Xiaomi, the company behind the Mi 5, which packs in a Snapdragon 820 for just £300/$380. This new 5.5-in...

Twitter Rolls Out Automated Direct Message Replies for Businesses: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. Twitter Rolls Out Quick R...

Google: Easier Way to Link & Share Actual URL on AMP Pages Coming

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thesempost.com - If you have tried to share a URL from an AMP article you have read in Google, chances are you have noticed that the link copied is a www.google.com/amp/ URL and not the actual URL of the source pag...

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...

Ven.io: A Comprehensive Healthy Lifestyle Solution which Generates a Nutritional Plan that is personalized for You - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Venio provides a comprehensive healthy lifestyle solution, which generates an interactive meal-plan that is personalized around your taste, health goals, and dietary preferences. Below is the full ...

The Redmi 4 comes in three variants, midrange for less - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi 4 series, with three specific variants – The Redmi 4 Standard, the Redmi 4 Pro, and the Redmi 4A. This seems to be right in time for the holiday season and should...

Tim Cook laid out the playbook for Apple's next big thing

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uk.businessinsider.com - Apple is the most valuable company in the world, and it makes a lot of profit, but its long-term future depends on it coming up with a new product, a new "one more thing." The Apple Watch, which ha...

Audis may have cheated on CO2 emissions, and new VW exec under investigation

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arstechnica.com - Last week was touchy for Volkswagen Group and its profitable Audi brand. This illegal software was apparently found in both gas and diesel Audi models produced up until May 2016. Neither Audi nor C...

On the eve of Election Day, E-voting remains woefully vulnerable to hacking

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arstechnica.com - With fewer than 24 hours before polls open for the 2016 US presidential election, consider this your periodic reminder that e-voting machines expected to tally millions of votes are woefully antiqu...

Review: The $1,499 2016 MacBook Pro is an expensive MacBook Air on the inside

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arstechnica.com - You can't fault longtime die-hard Mac users for being a little frustrated with Apple. In the space of just a decade, they've watched their favorite platform go from being the center of the company'...

How to Successfully Navigate the Biggest Trend in Social Media That Most People Are Over-Looking… – The Mission

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medium.com - Facebook Instagram Medium Twitter Pinterest And more to come…if a platform becomes big enough, it will do it. Competing for Your Attention Consolidation & Centralization in Tech Opening Up Doors fo...

Your Government Isn’t That Worried About an Election Day Cyberattack

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wired.com - Over the past few months, an escalating series of attacks on computer networks—many of them inflicted by something called the Mirai botnet, which uses a web of infected DVRs, webcams, and other “sm...

3 Tips for Pinning Video on Pinterest : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to get more out of your video content? Have you tried pinning videos on Pinterest? With a little creativity, you can use video content from YouTube, Facebook Live, Snapchat, or your web...

Melinda Gates And Regina Dugan On How To Get More Women Into Tech (And Keep Them)

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fastcompany.com - Here's a good test for tech companies that are trying to crack the problem of gender parity: Are you tackling it the same way as other business problems? "If we had a product quality problem, would...

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will have AI digital assistant - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung needs a break badly. And so they are probably working very hard on the upcoming new flagship on what we suppose will be the Galaxy S8. This will be a major test for them, to see if the smar...

Huge Moto M leak, with marketing images and actual pics - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve been hearing about Motorola’s new smartphone, possibly to launch in time for the holidays – the Moto M. It looks like it’s going to be a midrange phone moving with the trends today, a big-ish...

Samsung still dominant for Q3, Chinese brands continue to rise up - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The effects of the recall and subsequent stop production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will probably not reflect yet on sales figures for the 3rd quarter of the year. Given that, the Korean brand sh...

Google testing new Play Store UI after Pixel video “leak” - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re not really sure if it was just careless filmmaking or it’s actually intentional, but a recently released video showing off the Google Pixel actually also “leaked” what the Google Play Store w...

McDonald’s set to launch mobile ordering app by 2017 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - You would think that a brand like McDonald’s would be at the forefront of integrating mobile technology into its stores, but it seemed like they were a bit lagging behind, as compared to other comp...

The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin Board Systems

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theatlantic.com - I have a vivid, recurring dream. I climb the stairs in my parents’ house to see my old bedroom. In the back corner, I hear a faint humming. It’s my old computer, still running my 1990s-era bulletin...

Employee Engagement Fuels Innovation at Starwood Hotels and Resorts

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loyalty360.org - Employee engagement is a critical piece of the overall customer loyalty discussion at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Encouraging innovation across Starwood empowers its employees to explore new techn...

Is Your Loyalty and Incentive Program Ready for the Racetrack? Five Key Questions to Help You Know

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loyalty360.org - American Airlines introduced the term “frequent flyer” into the world’s vocabulary way back in 1981. Since then, loyalty and incentive programs have worked their way into the fabric of almost every...

“Landmarks” Can Create Greater Customer Engagement, Impact

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loyalty360.org - Customer journeys and customer mapping are very popular terms in the customer loyalty industry, but adapting experiences to consumer needs according to circumstance is crucial for brands seeking gr...

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...

Render.st: An Easy to Use and Affordable Online Render Farm, with a Great Customer Support - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Render Street is an easy to use and affordable render farm for 3D projects with very good customer support. “Render Street” is a global provider of rendering services. Below is the full interview t...

Imboard : Event Discovery and Promotion App - Start-Ups.Co

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

betternet :Provides Parents With Information About Their Kids' Online Behavior - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Colton Shields”, Co-Founder of the Provo – USA based start-up “bettrnet” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and w...

EQNS : Advanced Education In The Sciences - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ilya Uts”, CEO & Founder of the New York – USA based start-up “EQNS” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what yo...

Boxagon: Social Commerce Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Juan Diego Farah'; Co-Founder and CEO of the UK-Based Start Up “Boxagon”. Below, is the full interview that we have condu...

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 ...

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 ...

SmartUse: Mobile Application To Handle Construction Projects - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Ms. ‘Lucie Perrier'; Marketing Director of the New York-based start-up “SmartUse”. Below, is the full interview that we have con...

LivingJunction.com: A Drag-and-Drop Social Publishing Platform to Create Social Magazines Around your Hobbies and Interests - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Living Junction is a social publishing platform that let’s you drag-and-drop rich media content to the pages of your own gorgeous magazine to bring your favorite topics alive. “Living Junction” is ...

Microsoft Renames Xbox Preview Program to the Xbox Insider Program - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Taking a cue from the successful Windows Insider Program, which boasts over 7 million users, Microsoft has rebranded its early access program for Xbox One to the Xbox Insider Program. And it will s...

Gmail and Google Calendar Get Big Updates on iOS - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Google has issued significant updates to its Gmail and Google Calendar apps on iOS. This is the first major update to Gmail in—get this—four years. That surprises me. But I’ve been Google’s Inbox—i...

How David&Goliath's Name Is Helping Employees and Brands Be More Brave

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adweek.com - Specs Who Stephen Larkin Current gig Chief marketing officer, David&Goliath Previous gig Chief marketing officer, 180LA Age 49 Twitter @StephenLarkin Adweek: What brought you to David&Goliath after...

How Instagram, Google, Facebook and Other Tech Notables Are Getting Out the Vote

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adweek.com - This afternoon, Instagram is sending many of its 77.5 million U.S. monthly users a reminder to go vote. The mobile app announced today that it built the feature over the weekend, and it's reaching ...

Could Blind Hiring Be the Solution to Increasing Diversity at Agencies?

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adweek.com - In September, HP sent a letter to its agencies asking for a detailed plan on how each would up its diversity quotient within 12 months. A month earlier, General Mills had mandated its agencies to h...

If you're getting your first PlayStation, wait for a PS4 Pro

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mashable.com - Anyone considering a PlayStation 4 Pro purchase is facing one of two questions: 1. Should I upgrade to a PlayStation 4 Pro from my existing PS4? No, probably not. Unless your home gaming setup incl...

How to avoid the bogus app trap on the iOS App Store

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mashable.com - Bogus apps targeting shoppers have found their way onto Apple's iOS App Store, putting users at risk right before the holiday season. These apps supposedly imitate legitimate services from compani...

Renown 'Dota 2' team fires 3 members over internal drama

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mashable.com - Three players were released Monday from top-earning esports team Natus Vincere, a split caused by internal conflicts among the five-man squad after they failed to qualify for the upcoming $3 millio...

With a fresh $2 million Simple Contacts looks to cut refill costs for lenses

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techcrunch.com - Simple Contacts, a new startup launched by a former Techstars entrepreneur in residence and the co-founder of the 3-D printing startup Sols, is looking to make the process of refilling contacts che...

Definitely don't freak out over how easy it was to hack this voting machine

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mashable.com - Here's a fun fact on the eve of perhaps the most contentious election in recent American history: It's totally possible to hack a voting machine and alter its final tally. Cylance, a cybersecurity ...

With 12K engineers screened, Triplebyte says its skills-based recruiting platform is working

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techcrunch.com - Triplebyte is offering companies a different way to hire engineers — as co-founder and CEO Harj Taggar put it, the goal is “ignoring the résumé.” Today the company announced that its platform has b...

This device saves you from the new MacBook Pro's dongle hell

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mashable.com - Line Dock wants you to never use a dongle with your new MacBook Pro again. Apple took a giant leap when it designed its new laptops, leaving behind a series of legacy ports that millions of Mac us...

Apple should have seen the fake apps coming

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mashable.com - Some cracks are beginning to appear in Apple's "walled garden." Apple pulled hundreds of junk apps from its store after the The New York Times reported about the rise of knockoff shopping apps from...

Only Microsoft Could Make Teams

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medium.com - Apparently that was not good enough. Clearly when the folks at Microsoft set out to design their response to Slack after supposedly failing to acquire them, they probably defined “work must feel li...

Social Media: How to Skyrocket Your Business Through Social Media Marketing! Master Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, & LinkedIn

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marketingpromotion.biz - Chris Findley: How to Use Linkedin to Make Money , Build Your Brand & Network How to use Linkedin Attraction Marketing Social Media Strategies for FREE Lead Generation! 10k in 30 Day LIVE Webinar: ...

Excellent Web Page Hosting Strategies That Lead To Success

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agentmonhost.com - If you are considering running your own website, you will need to select a web host eventually. Keep reading for answers to your questions and to learn all you need to know about good hosting servi...