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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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TECHNOLOGY

Idevnews | Azuqua Helps IT Regain Agility and Control Over Complex Software Workflows

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idevnews.com - Azuqua is shipping an update to the integration platform to give IT more control over software in a hybrid world. Azuqua orchestrates all software -- packaged, cloud and custom-built – as well as t...

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2016

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fastcodesign.com - It has never been harder to design a good visual identity. Brands live on dozens of platforms, so they have to look as good on a billboard as they do on a phone screen. Armchair critics emboldened ...

Imgur tries to mature into a meme social network with chat and following

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techcrunch.com - There should be a term for how, given long enough, every social app adds a chat feature. Maybe “Carson’s Law”, named after Johnny Carson, the king of chit-chat on late night TV. Well, Imgur’s time ...

Imgur unveils new app features so you can finally chat with users

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mashable.com - The internet's beloved image sharing community is getting some swanky new features. On Tuesday, the Imgur team announced via a blog post that a few of their most highly requested features will fina...

Activision Ships Six New Multiplayer Maps for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Heads-up, Call of Duty fans: You have massive new Modern Warfare Remastered update to download and install. The good news? It delivers the final six multiplayer maps for the game, plus a bonus holi...

Google acquires smartwatch OS Cronologics for Android Wear platform - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Cronologics made a name for itself when it was able to place its Alexa-equipped operating system into the CoWatch smartwatch. It meant users could go all voice control on their wearable, a bit like...

How to Protect All Your Internet-Connected Home Devices From Hackers

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thehackernews.com - How many Internet-connected devices do you have in your home? I am surrounded by around 25 such devices. It's not just your PC, smartphone, and tablet that are connected to the Internet. Today our ...

Colonel panic: KFC loyalty club system hacked

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techcrunch.com - Did someone order their chicken extra risky? KFC has alerted members of its Colonel’s Club loyalty system in the U.K. that its website had been targeted and several accounts potentially compromised...

Everything that happened at Disrupt London 2016

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techcrunch.com - The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016 opened December 5 at the Copper Box Arena in London. The two-day conference hosted more than 2,300 attendees, with hundreds of thousands more tuning in o...

Google just published eight National Security Letters

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techcrunch.com - Google dropped a single National Security Letter into its most recent transparency report without much fanfare, but today the company published eight more NSLs in an attempt to shed more light on g...

Google’s self-driving car unit spins out as Waymo

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techcrunch.com - Google is spinning out its self-driving car unit as a separate entity called Waymo, the company announced today. The name is derived from its mission of finding “a new way forward in mobility.” “We...

Edward Snowden says “the central problem of the future” is control of user data

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techcrunch.com - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden today, and the big topic was technology. During the Q&A (which was broadcast live from the Pardon Snowden Periscope account) Snowden discussed the...

Uber snooping lawsuit exposes data and security practices

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techcrunch.com - Uber fired Ward Spangenberg this February on his 45th birthday. Now he’s suing the tech giant, claiming that he was terminated as a result of age discrimination and because he blew the whistle abou...

Improbable teams with Google, opens SpatialOS alpha for virtual world development

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techcrunch.com - Improbable, the London startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz that has been developing a platform for third parties to build virtual and simulated worlds, is today launching the alpha of its first p...

FDA orders Scanadu to shut down support for its Scout device and customers are mad

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techcrunch.com - Medical startup Scanadu informed customers today it will no longer support its Scout device starting May 15, 2017. The reason? Though Scanadu has been working with the Food and Drug Administration ...

HMD’s first new Nokia handset is a $26 feature phone

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techcrunch.com - Just last week, HMD was priming the press for the return of Nokia-branded handsets, slated to arrive at some point in the first half of next year. The young Finnish company, founded by a number of ...

Cloudflare acquires Eager to enhance app platform

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techcrunch.com - Cloudflare announced today that it has acquired Eager, a tool for easily integrating apps into any website. The company did not disclose the purchase price, but Eager’s four employees will be joini...

Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

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techcrunch.com - Say you’re just a small-town girl living in a lonely world and you took the midnight train going anywhere. How would you reconnect to your Raspberry Pi while on the road? You would go into a smoky ...

The 2017 Mazda3 in the middle

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techcrunch.com - The 2017 Mazda3 provides more evidence of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) technology trickling down to more affordable cars. Between the luxury of the 2017 Volvo S90 and the Spartan appe...

Giroptic iO puts a live-streaming 360 camera onto your iPhone

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techcrunch.com - A couple of weeks ago, we saw an Indiegogo campaign launch from Insta360 for an Android-only 360 camera accessory that attached to the headphone jack of the phone. As with most VR-related (and head...

A multi-material 3D printer that can create embedded circuit boards

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techcrunch.com - Next Dynamics couldn’t find a print head to their liking, so they went ahead and built a new one, a fairly bold move in an industry where even some of the biggest names outsource that technology to...

Family friendly streaming service VidAngel found to be in violation of law, ordered to shut down

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techcrunch.com - You can’t alter copyright materials, then stream those altered copies via the web to paying customers, while still claiming you’re within your legal rights. At least that’s what VidAngel has just b...

Apple’s standalone support app hits the U.S. App Store

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s recently launched standalone support application is now hitting the U.S. App Store. The app, which had quietly debuted last month outside the U.S., lets you access product documentation, sc...

Salesforce LiveMessage brings messaging to Service Cloud

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techcrunch.com - As more and more people use SMS and messaging apps like Facebook Messenger to interact with friends, it’s only logical that they want to interact with business that way too — and today Salesforce l...

Cortana could live throughout the connected home with Windows 10 Creators Update

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft’s virtual assistant might soon appear in a whole lot more places – wherever there’s a screen and the ability to run Windows 10 IoT Core, the lightweight version of Windows 10 that’s desig...

Porsche’s exclusive deal with Electronic Arts is no more

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arstechnica.com - At long last, Porsche's exclusive contract with Electronic Arts is at an end. The news, broken by German site SpeedManiacs, followed the appearance of some Porsche cars in Assetto Corsa. Porsche Br...

Android Wear 2.0 Dev Preview 4 works more like Wear 1.0

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arstechnica.com - Android Wear 2.0 is in a bit of a troubled development period. The big update was delayed from "Fall 2016" to 2017, ostensibly because testers reacted poorly to the new OS. Now Google is back with ...

Enter for a chance to win consoles, games, and more in the 2016 Ars Charity Drive

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arstechnica.com - We're once again coming up on the season of giving, and here at Ars, we’d like to give some stuff to you while you give to some deserving charities. That’s right—it’s the 2016 edition of our annual...

Building a Successful Paid Twitter Campaign From the Ground Up

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wordstream.com - When it comes to content promotion, Twitter is a veritable smorgasbord of new and engaged audiences. You can create a campaign to get visitors to your website, drive app installs, raise tweet engag...

WordPress Will Only Recommend Hosting Companies Offering SSL by Default in 2017

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wptavern.com - In October, Let’s Encrypt was managing more than 10 million active SSL certificates. That number doubled to 20 million in November as large providers continue to partner with the organization to m...

The 4 C’s of Marketing (and why they work) – Reach Genius by Creatomic

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medium.com - You can’t look at marketing software as just being this black magic process where you chuck a whole lot of frogs’ legs, eye of newt and data analysis into a cauldron, mix it up and produce results....

It’s Like Reddit, Without the Trolls

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bloomberg.com - The discussion site Imzy promises to be—you ready?—“a community as welcoming / conscientious / creative / intellectual / opinionated / fanatical / diverse / curious / active / passionate / goofy /f...

Watercolor Christmas Designer's Toolkit of 450 Elements - only $15!

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mightydeals.com - Watercolor Christmas Designer's Toolkit of 450 Elements - only $15! Christmas is certainly a colorful time of year, and this Mighty Deal happily helps you celebrate! The Watercolor Christmas Design...

What next for CSS Grid Layout?

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24ways.org - In 2012 I wrote an article for 24 ways detailing a new CSS Specification that had caught my eye, at the time with an implementation only in Internet Explorer. What I didn’t realise at the time was ...

Beware of New Celebrity Sex Tape (Scam) Leaked on Facebook!

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thehackernews.com - If you came across a celebrity sex video on Facebook featuring Jessica Alba or any other celebrity, just avoid clicking it. Another Facebook scam is circulating across the social networking website...

The 1 Simple Question Every Prospect Wants You To Ask

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inc.com - With it becoming easier than ever to quickly identify and engage your ideal prospects on LinkedIn, a critical component is knowing what to send those professionals in order to turn new connections ...

How the internet keeps poor people in poor neighborhoods

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vox.com - In October, ProPublica journalists went to Facebook and bought a housing-related ad. They wanted to expose how Facebook allowed advertisers to discriminate based on race. So they used Facebook’s ad...

7 Surefire Ways to Build Your Email List – and Your Community - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Building an email list isn’t just an item to cross off on your crowdfunding checklist. List growth is more than adding names to a database. It’s part of growing the community around your product, a...

It's Time to Face the Truth: Discounts Do Not Drive Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - Quick question: What are NOT drivers of customer loyalty? Answer: Discounts, rebates, BOGO offers – even free burritos. These may appear to be effective business strategies to generate and grow ...

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...

BunchCut : Sort Large Volumes of Images Fast - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Nathalie du Preez”, CEO and Co-Founder of the London and New York based start-up “Bunchcut” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly ...

Lapkin : Biodegradable Laptop Keyboard Cover - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Mihaela Muruianu”, Co-Founder of the London based start-up “Lapkin” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1.What is it exactly that you do and what your...

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...

Ekayan: A web based app for people to find out what their friends think about them, and get recognized for what's admirable about them - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - “Ekayan” facilitates you to anonymously admire your friends, and know what your friends think about you. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted with Mr. ‘Gupta’ regarding his start-up ...

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...

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...

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...

CareerSonar a Social Job Discovery - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co interviewed Mr. ‘Aviram Ben Moshe'; Co-founder & CTO at the US (NY)based start-up “CareerSonar”. “CareerSonar” ranks all jobs available online by the strength of your inside connection...

Fanaka : Automates Sales, Projects and Accounting - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Michael Mbugua”, Founder and CEO at the Nairobi, Kenya based start-up “Fanaka-Hybrid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that y...

Cibos : Sports Fan Mobile App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Rick Gehman'; President of the Pennsylvania – USA start-up “Cibos”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1...