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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Google’s Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR (and Maybe Teach AIs to Live In It)

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wired.com - Let a thousand virtual worlds rain down from the clouds. Or rather, the cloud. That’s the call from Google as it gets behind a tiny British startup called Improbable. Founded by two Cambridge gradu...

Mystery surrounds UK ISP’s sudden collapse—customers left stranded

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arstechnica.co.uk - The speed of light travels at 186,000 kilometres per second but the speed of British business ISP 186k's broadband has come to an abrupt halt, leaving customers of Fast.co.uk and Firenet high and d...

Report: How to Keep Your Marketing Efforts Relevant in 2017

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business.linkedin.com - Editor's Note: This special B2B Beat was written by Steve Kearns, who is Content Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at LinkedIn. “Two years ago, my former employer moved its headquarters for t...

Windows 10 update broke DHCP, knocked users off the Internet

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arstechnica.co.uk - It's unclear exactly which automatic update caused the problem, or exactly when it was released—current (unconfirmed) signs point to KB3201845 released on December 9—but whatever it was appeared to...

Source: Twitter cut out of Trump tech meeting over failed emoji deal

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politico.com - Twitter was told it was "bounced" from Wednesday's meeting between tech executives and President-elect Donald Trump in retribution for refusing during the campaign to allow an emoji version of the ...

Lost Odyssey And Blue Dragon Are Now Available Digitally + Lost Odyssey Free For Limited Time

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majornelson.com - With the release of three more Xbox One Backward Compatibility games yesterday, the list of Backward Compatibility titles is now over 300, and data shows many of you are routinely using this featur...

Uber employees 'spied on ex-partners, politicians and Beyoncé'

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theguardian.com - Uber employees regularly abused the company’s “God view” to spy on the movements of “high-profile politicians, celebrities and even personal acquaintances of Uber employees, including ex-boyfriends...

WikiLeaks operative claims emails given by Dem insiders in D.C. park

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dailymail.co.uk - A Wikileaks envoy today claims he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by 'disgusted' whisteblowers - and not hacked by Russia. Craig Murray, former...

Uber blows off regulators, tests self-driving Volvos in California

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money.cnn.com - Uber expanded its tests of self-driving vehicles to San Francisco on Wednesday, allowing the public to ride in autonomous Volvos. Test drivers will be present in the SUVs in case a human needs to i...

NC doctors, lawyers sometimes not prosecuted for criminal acts :: WRAL.com

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wral.com - Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Medical Board and the North Carolina State Bar are tasked with making sure doctors and lawyers, respectively, follow codes of professional conduct. But when condu...

A wild theory about why Trump left Twitter out of his big tech summit

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mashable.com - Donald Trump gathered the biggest players in Silicon Valley at his gilded New York tower Wednesday afternoon. Amazon's Jeff Bezos was there, seated next to Google executives. So was Sheryl Sandberg...

Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them

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techcrunch.com - Against the backdrop of falling bombs in Aleppo, the Freedom of the Press Foundation sent an open letter to executives at major camera companies asking them to take responsibility for the lack of e...

Adding encryption to cameras won’t solve photojournalists’ problems

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techcrunch.com - When the Freedom of the Press Foundation published an open letter to Canon, encouraging the company to implement encryption features into its cameras, it missed the point. Yes, encryption per se is...

Knowmail scores $3.5M to apply AI to your in-box

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techcrunch.com - Knowmail, an Israeli startup building what it calls personalized Artificial Intelligence help employees manage email and other messages better, has closed $3.5 million in new funding. Leading the r...

Trump pledges support to tech leaders: 'Call me ... we have no formal chain of command around here'

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politico.com - “I'm here to help you folks do well," Donald Trump told leaders of some of the nation’s top technology companies. | AP Photo President-elect Donald Trump told the assembled leaders of some of the n...

BlackBerry argues why its brand still matters - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - BlackBerry isn’t going anywhere. No, not yet. The Canadian smartphone pioneer may be experiencing challenges the past few years but it won’t stop in serving the mobile industry. We still don’t know...

Cisco v. Arista awaits a jury verdict under the Oracle v. Google shadow

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arstechnica.com - For the second time this year, two technology giants have clashed in a no-holds-barred legal contest, and the outcome is now in the hands of a Bay Area jury. Cisco Systems claims that Arista Networ...

These new headphones let you talk to Amazon’s Alexa anywhere you go

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is slowly making its way out into the world, via third-party hardware that’s using Amazon’s developer tools to build it into their own products. That’s the case with ...

Facebook exploring creation of its own original video content

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is looking into the possibility of buying its own video content form creative partners, including original scripted and unscripted shows, as well as sports. The desire is to help “kickstar...

Uber looking into incident of self-driving car running a red light captured on dashcam

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techcrunch.com - Uber is aware of the incident depicted in the video above, which appears to show one of its self-driving test SUVs running a red light in San Francisco, where it launched a live pilot of the cars i...

What kind of bird is that? Snap a picture and Merlin’s Photo ID app tells you

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techcrunch.com - Is that a bufflehead? A coot? Maybe a loon? Get close enough to take a picture and the Merlin bird identification app will tell you in seconds — sort of like a Shazam for would-be ornithologists. T...

Amazon starts Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK — but only with two beta users

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techcrunch.com - Amazon today announced that it has started a small private drone delivery trial in the UK. It’s currently working with only two shoppers who can now order their goods by drone. Over time, Amazon pl...

Lucid Motors unveils the Air, a new luxe electric car with a 400-mile range

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techcrunch.com - California-based Lucid Motors revealed its first car today, a fully-electric sedan aimed at the “executive” market, with a 400-mile range rating from its onboard 100kWh battery, a 2.5 second 0-60mp...

A tale of two Amazon deliveries

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techcrunch.com - A jovial middle aged man pokes the order button on a touchscreen from the comfort of his armchair. Minutes later he’s ambling through the bucolic Cambridgeshire countryside at the bottom of his gar...

Starbucks taps “The Simpsons” writers for its second original video series, “1st & Main”

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techcrunch.com - Starbucks is venturing further into its own original content. On the heels of its feel-good series “Upstanders,” the coffee chain is now introducing its second video series, “1st & Main,” created b...

DxO One update will add multi-camera Facebook Live streaming

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techcrunch.com - The DxO One add-on camera accessory for iPhone really does get better with age; first, it gained remote Wi-Fi control, and now it’s announcing support for Facebook Live streaming directly within it...

Microsoft officially outs another AI chatbot, called Zo

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techcrunch.com - What are chatbots for? I asked Zo, Microsoft’s officially launched chatbot, currently available on the Kik Messenger app, what she does — and she was remarkably coy in answering this question, init...

Microsoft to open Cortana virtual assistant to third-party devices and apps

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft is making Cortana available to third-party device makers, and opening up the platform to third-party developers, too, so that they can integrate their own services in Cortana-powered devi...

The Daily Beast brings Cheat Sheet news summaries to its mobile app and Alexa

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techcrunch.com - The Daily Beast launched a new version of its iOS app today, incorporating one of the IAC-owned news site’s main features — the Cheat Sheet, which provides brief (150 to 200 word) summaries of the ...

Car talk: The Feds publish proposed vehicle-to-vehicle communication rule

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arstechnica.com - Nearly three years after it was first mooted, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Tuesday that will mandate vehicle to vehicle (V2V) comm...

Uber tests self-driving on San Francisco roads, avoids DMV autonomy definition

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arstechnica.com - Uber has started testing self-driving functions on roads in San Francisco after a few months of testing its sensor suite and hardware on the streets of Pittsburgh. The ride-hailing company has thre...

Attorney wants Google to unmask reviewer who only wrote “It was horrible”

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arstechnica.com - A New York lawyer has gone to court to unmask an anonymous person who on Google gave him a one-star review that solely said "it was horrible." The 8-month-old Google review, searchable under Manhat...

37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

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blog.bufferapp.com - When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes. I read hundreds of articles and enrolled in as many mar...

How your startup can leverage production-grade infrastructure for less than $200/month

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medium.freecodecamp.com - Before you can launch a new service, you need infrastructure. You want reliability, scalability, and many other -ilities. But you don’t want to break the bank. I’ve gone through the process of laun...

How to persuade your visitors to buy, not just visit your website

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lilachbullock.com - Does your website have lots of traffic but not many people actually buying? In this post I’m going to show you how to fix this common problem. Conversion optimisation is one of the most overlooked ...

YouTube Updates and How to Best Leverage Them as a Brand

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maximizesocialbusiness.com - All social media platforms are constantly making updates to hopefully make their platforms better. YouTube is no exception. Recent changes to YouTube are good news for brands wanting to connect w...

Microsoft releases 12 Security Updates; Including 6 Critical Patches

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thehackernews.com - For the last Patch Tuesday for this year, Microsoft has released 12 security bulletins, half of which are rated 'critical' as they give attackers remote code execution capabilities on the affected ...

Conversations in Microsoft Translator will now be, well, translated - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve gotten used to Microsoft Translator being your guide to conversing with people in other languages, then you’ll be pleased to know that you need not keep copy pasting the translations into...

Useful Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet, 2017 Edition

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petapixel.com - Video: A Simple Visual Explanation of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative l...

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...

Offline Data Is Critical to Winning the Hearts of Digital-First Customers

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loyalty360.org - With all the focus on digital marketing, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the majority of consumer spending still takes place offline. Sure, foot traffic is dwindling. Stores are closing. E...

KFC Russia Nominated for Customer Experience Award

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engagementexpo.com - The Engagement Expo presented by Loylaty360 features the world’s top brands and will once again honor select organizations and their marketing efforts at the annual Engagement Awards. All the nomin...

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...

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. ...

Here@ : Find New Friend, Love Interest, or Find a Job - Start-Ups.Co

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

What does the Consumer Review Fairness Act mean for consumers and online reviews?

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searchengineland.com - Online reviews have steadily become a part of our everyday online world and an integral part of consumers’ buying process. Whether you’re proactively seeking out reviews for a product/service or re...

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...

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,...

MeasurableMediaLabs.com: A Company that Conducts Advertising Case Studies for Online Publishers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - MeasurableMediaLabs.com is the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for online advertisers by validating the CPM publishers charge in order for publishers to be successful. “MeasurableMediaLabs.com...