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Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Amazon, ‘The Washington Post’ and That $600 MIllion CIA Contract

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thenation.com - It’s been a rough couple days for The Washington Post. Word emerged that hackers invaded its internal system—for a few days, no less—all of its staffers had to change their passwords as the company...

802.11ad Wi-Fi: How 60GHz wireless works—and should you use it?

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arstechnica.co.uk - There's a new Wi-Fi standard in town, and it takes speed to another level. 802.11ad Wi-Fi is rated for data throughput up to 4,600Mbps, or four times faster than the current speed champ 802.11ac. T...

How to make Linux more trustworthy

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arstechnica.co.uk - Such attacks are by no means theoretical. Documents from Snowden's trove make clear that intelligence agencies are actively working to compromise the software build process on individual developer'...

The David Pakman Show • /r/thedavidpakmanshow

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reddit.com - /r/thedavidpakmanshow is the official subreddit for the nationally syndicated progressive talk television and radio program The David Pakman Show. Discuss show segments, suggest topics, debate poli...

How To Use Twitter Cards - Get More Twitter Followers Boost your Twitter Marketing

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socialquant.net - Have you heard of Twitter cards? Maybe you’ve heard them referred to as Tweet cards? Twitter cards allow you to pull rich content like images, videos, descriptions, or calls to action directly into...

Socialmedia Is Not Just Having A FaceBook Account - smqueue

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smqueue.com - More and more clients are asking their partners to create integrated campaigns that include social media and digital components in the mix. However, what they often fail to take into considerati...

Next Entertainment wants to make it possible to livestream for a living

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techcrunch.com - A Taiwan-based startup called Next Entertainment has raised $25 million in an outsized Series A round of funding for apps that make it possible to livestream for a living. The company’s founder and...

Are encrypted direct messages coming to Twitter?

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techcrunch.com - Following his chat with whistleblower Edward Snowden, @Jack dropped a hint about what privacy features might be in the cards for Twitter. In the tweeted exchange, Dorsey and Snowden continued the c...

Windows Weekly 496: The ARMs Have It - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Windows 10 on ARM, Cortana (finally) coming to devices, bots, bots, and more bots, and so much more. Download this episode and subscribe to Windows Weekly E...

Facebook Live will spin up 360-degree streaming to match YouTube

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marketingland.com - YouTube added 360-degree live streaming back in April, and tomorrow, Facebook will preview its own version of the all-encompassing broadcast format. On Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET, National Geographic’s F...

LG set to unveil 34UM79M monitor with built-in Chromecast, more displays - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - LG has always been known for its TVs but not many people know it also offers monitors. We don’t really care much about displays and even TVs but the other South Korean tech giant definitely knows h...

Facebook will outsource fact checking to fight fake news

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arstechnica.com - After facing months of criticism, Facebook has announced a plan to combat a small subset of misleading information. Adam Mosseri, Facebook's VP of News Feed, announced on Thursday that the company ...

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 from creative partners, including original scripted and unscripted shows, as well as sports. The desire is to help “kickstar...

Instagram surges past 600M users, fueled by algorithmic feed

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techcrunch.com - Instagram has gone through a whirlwind of changes the past few months. Between bookmarks, likable comments, live video, tags, zoom, drafts, Stories and of course the controversial algorithmic feed ...

Mario arrives as Pokemon Go peaks, with declining downloads, falling revenue

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techcrunch.com - The phenomenal mobile hit Pokémon Go has peaked, just as the anticipated Nintendo title Super Mario Run hits the App Store, vying for mobile users’ attention and the chance to best Pokémon’s record...

Simple Habit launches out of Y Combinator to be the Netflix of meditation

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techcrunch.com - Simple Habit, the Netflix for meditation and mindfulness, is today launching publicly out of Y Combinator. The company has been around since June of this year, and has since launched an Android app...

Amino Apps raises $19.2M to build more mobile communities

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techcrunch.com - Amino Apps, a startup aiming to reinvent online forums for the mobile world, has raised $19.2 million in Series B funding. The New York City-based company started out by building individual apps fo...

Magic Leap loses its head of PR following rough week of bad PR

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techcrunch.com - Selling the future when you’re still grasping at it yourself can be a tough game. Mixed reality startup Magic Leap’s VP of Public Relations and Government Affairs Andy Fouché has left the company t...

Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room

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techcrunch.com - The Wynn Las Vegas hotel is adding an Amazon Echo to every one of its 4,748 rooms. A first for a hotel to do and a great way to market both the hotel and the Echo device. However, it also means, sh...

Mercedes launches car-sharing service Croove

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techcrunch.com - For something like a century, car makers have sold one car to one person one time and then waited for them to wear out that car and come back to the dealership for another one. Increasingly, that m...

Donald Trump meets with tech leaders

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techcrunch.com - President-elect Donald Trump met with some of the most prominent executives from the tech industry today at Trump Tower, with investor Peter Thiel and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at his side. T...

Twitter reportedly developed, then killed off, a messaging app for emerging markets

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techcrunch.com - After years of speculation, it appears that Twitter did actually develop a messaging app of its own. But, two caveats, it was intended for emerging markets and it was killed off before ever being r...

BMW’s HoloActive Touch in-car interface offers tactile feedback on a floating display

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techcrunch.com - BMW is doing something pretty sci-fi with the interior of its vehicles at CES – it’s showing off a new HoloActive Touch system, which is a touch sensitive display for showing the driver information...

Facebook Messenger’s artsy new camera turns any text into filters

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techcrunch.com - What’s better than a few geofilters? A billion algorithmically generated filters. That’s Facebook Messenger’s strategy to steal the visual communication crown from Snapchat, thanks to its new camer...

Nintendo Switch patents tantalize gamers with possibilities of VR, touchscreen, new controllers

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techcrunch.com - Everyone is excited about the Nintendo Switch, but the company continues to be cagey about critical details like the resolution, the presence or absence of a touchscreen, and so on. Well, speculati...

Uber starts rolling out Beacon, a new color-coded windshield pickup signal

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techcrunch.com - Uber announced Thursday it will be deploying new hardware called Uber Beacon in select cities, starting in Miami, Denver, Nashville and Newcastle in the UK. The new piece of hardware is a small, wi...

Comcast adds voice-controlled lighting to its Xfinity connected home offering

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techcrunch.com - Comcast isn’t a name that gets tossed around much when people talk about connected home automation plays from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google, but all the while the cable giant has been looki...

Rivvr brings wireless VR to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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techcrunch.com - Wires don’t really exist in anyone’s conception of the future. Often they’re just needed for powering devices, but in the case of high-quality VR, the headsets rely on wires to connect to high-end ...

Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble

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techcrunch.com - Yahoo shares tumbled 6% on Thursday as investors feared that the latest Yahoo hack revelation could spell bad news for its sale to Verizon. This is the second major hack revelation in recent months...

Apple will charge $69 to replace a lost AirPod

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techcrunch.com - As soon as Apple’s AirPods were announced, it seems people were already imagining how they were going to lose them. Well, in an update on the company’s iPhone Service Pricing page, Apple has detail...

Here and Microsoft extend mapping deal, expanding into connected car data

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techcrunch.com - Here — the mapping business that was sold by Nokia to a consortium of automakers including Audi, BMW and Daimler for $2.8 billion in 2015 — today announced that it has extended a mapping deal with ...

7-Step Checklist to Refresh Your LinkedIn Profile : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - When was the last time you reviewed your LinkedIn information? Reviewing your LinkedIn presence on a regular basis ensures that you add new accomplishments and get rid of irrelevant information. In...

Steep review: A fresh take on extreme sports—but not a good one

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arstechnica.com - There's a large open world to explore, with events and activities like skiing, wingsuit flying, snowboarding, and paragliding strewn about the Alpine environment, and presented in such a way that y...

Android everywhere: The wide world of non-smartphone Android devices

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arstechnica.com - As the most popular OS on Earth, Android finds itself on a lot of different form factors. Sure, there are smartphones in countless different flavors, and Google has expanded the OS to cover tablets...

5 reasons advertisers should NOT ignore Bing Ads

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searchengineland.com - Gone are the days when Bing took years to catch up to the new and innovative applications Google had launched within AdWords. In recent months, Bing Ads has been able to quickly implement comparabl...

Flash will become click-to-run in Edge, Chrome in 2017

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arstechnica.com - The Windows 10 Creators Update, due in spring next year, is going to make almost all Flash content click-to-run in the Edge browser. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update already applied click-to-run t...

4 Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you use your smartphone or tablet to post images to social media? Looking for mobile image apps to enhance your visuals? In this article, you’ll discover four mobile apps to help you create and ...

Google Home spreads some holiday cheer - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Google Home is probably one of the top items in any geek’s wish list for Christmas this year. It’s the latest smart device anticipated to ship soon as it’s poised to rival the Amazon Echo. The sear...

Moto Z and Moto Z Play Review: Two Distinctly Different Moto Mod Approaches - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Chances are you’ve already heard about the Moto Z and its more affordable Moto Z Play sibling because of the hype over ‘Moto Mods,’ the modular accessories that are the pair’s primary point of appe...

Snapchat finally adds group chats in latest update - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Snapchat has become more than just the photo sharing app that you use when you feel like being silly or even a little bit daring. The latest move by the brand will eventually make it a legitimate c...

Top 10 Cost-effective Smartphones for November 2016 listed by AnTuTu - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - What’s the most cost-effective smartphone today? We can list a few models but some people will probably question the basis for such judgment. Good thing though we have groups to trust so figures an...

BlackBerry DTEK50 goes thru Scratch, Bend, and Burn Durability Test - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Trust Zac Nelson to let you know if a phone is durable enough as he meticulously tests a device by scratching, burning, and bending. Such reviews for build quality and durability are important beca...

Attendees Learn a lot During First Day of Engagement & Experience Expo 2016 in Denver

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loyalty360.org - Engagement & Experience Expo 2016, presented by Loyalty360, kicked-off Monday in Denver at the Marriott City Center Hotel. “It’s been a very interesting time,” said Loyalty360 CEO/CMO Mark Johnson ...

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...

Trainoholics : Skill Development Arena - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Sandesh HS'; Founder of the Karnataka – India start-up “TRAINOHOLICS”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted ...

ApprovalQ : Email Project Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sharif Aly”, Aly of the California – USA based start-up “ApprovalQ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what you...

AppAppeal.com: Finding Web Apps Made Easy! - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - AppAppeal reviews and compares web applications to help people find the best web app for their needs. Our quality reviews are comprehensive, objective, and created by professional writers. We do no...

CUBICUS SMART TOYS : Child's Daily Activities - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Gema Parreño Piqueras”, CEO of the Madrid – Spain based start-up “CUBICUS SMART TOYS SL” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly tha...

Flipit : Global Couponing Environment in Australia - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Jochem Vroom'; Founder of the Netherlands start-up “Flipit”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. What ...

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...