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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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TECHNOLOGY

Google says it will run entirely on renewable energy by next year

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inhabitat.com - Google just announced that it will be fully powered by renewables before the end of 2017. The tech giant has been growing its solar and wind investments over the years, and is now making a final pu...

HBO NOW Launches on Google Daydream VR; Netflix Coming This Month - VRScout

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vrscout.com - Google’s Daydream VR is getting even better today with the launch of seven new apps and the release of two new colors for the Daydream View headset. Powered by the Google Pixel phone (the first Day...

BBC testing Planet Earth II in 4K HDR on iPlayer

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arstechnica.co.uk - A small handful of BBC iPlayer users can now watch some of Planet Earth II in glorious HDR 4K. Starting today, if you have a compatible connected TV, you can open up the iPlayer app and be treated ...

Why edtech startups need to build for overlooked communities

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techcrunch.com - Shannon Farley is co-founder and executive director at Fast Forward. The education world has been transformed in the past 10 years thanks to the power of technology. But not all communities have be...

Molotov activates the cloud DVR feature and raises $23.3 million

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techcrunch.com - French startup Molotov launched five months ago, but a key feature had yet to go live. Molotov users can now bookmark TV shows and movies in the cloud so that they can watch them later. That’s not ...

Edtech startup Peergrade picks up backing from a supergroup of Nordic angels

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techcrunch.com - Peergrade, a startup out of Denmark that enables students to grade each other’s work, has raised a modest $300,000 in seed funding. However, more newsworthy are its new backers. They comprise UK ed...

Now you can password-protect your Paytm wallet

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mashable.com - India’s Paytm is making its digital wallet more secure for users. The company said Thursday it is introducing an app-level password feature for Paytm wallet. Once enabled, a user will be required ...

SPI 243: How to Create Your Life Vision Plan with Michael Hyatt - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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smartpassiveincome.com - Today’s episode is all about goals: setting them, achieving them, and knowing when to change them. And who better to talk about achieving great things than Michael Hyatt? Michael’s the mastermind b...

AnTuTu outs Top 10 Performance Android Smartphones for November 2016 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The fourth quarter(Q4) isn’t over yet but this time of the year, top brands and companies are expected to release their “Best” and “Most” Lists. We’ve already seen the best Android apps listed on t...

AT&T customers get $88 million in credits and refunds for illegal charges

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arstechnica.com - Current and former AT&T customers will get refunds or bill credits totaling $88 million within the next 75 days, satisfying the terms of a settlement between AT&T and the Federal Trade Commission, ...

Google updates Chrome Browser for Android, adds offline viewing feature - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Google’s Chrome mobile web browser has recently received another round of updates. Chrome Browser is one of the those Google-developed applications that need to be updated regularly because million...

What’s the Value of a Hashtag? The Pros and Cons for Marketers

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multichannelmerchant.com - In the most recent edition of her closely watched annual Internet Trends report, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers analyst Mary Meeker noted that the rise of visually-oriented communication is drivi...

Facebook’s new tool lets anyone create custom profile frames

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is launching a series of new features to help people customize their photos and videos in the social network’s continuing battle with Snapchat, an app that put the camera, photos and video...

Nintendo will pay you up to $20,000 to hack the 3DS

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techcrunch.com - So you bought a Nintendo 3DS to play some Pokemon Sun… but now your Pokedex is complete and you’ve explored every inch of Alola. Now what? If you’ve got a technical background, you might consider p...

Hulu launches user profiles, each with their own recommendations, Watchlist and history

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techcrunch.com - Hulu today is launching a new feature that will make its service more appealing to those who share their account with other family members: user profiles. Starting today, the TV streaming service w...

The NSA eavesdrops on in-flight mobile use too

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve been taking your sensitive phone calls at 30,000 feet, well, it’s time to stop. Apparently, the NSA knows about your extremely elaborate privacy workaround—putting your iPhone in the free...

This new development kit makes it easier to get started with Alexa hardware design

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techcrunch.com - Building hardware with Alexa included is likely a smart way to go, given interest in Amazon’s voice assistant, but it’s also hard to do well. Consumer electronics industry supplier Conexant is look...

Facebook tests turning comment reels into message threads

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techcrunch.com - Comments on Facebook posts can get quite chatty, so Facebook is trying a new way to help you keep up. Some users now see comment reels appearing as persistently visible chat windows that pop up on ...

Microsoft officially closes its $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn

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techcrunch.com - After getting its final European Commission approvals earlier this week, Microsoft and LinkedIn today announced that Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the social networking site, h...

Vida Health, the app that pairs patients with health coaches, nabs $18 million more from investors

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techcrunch.com - Vida Health, a two-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based subscription-based app that pairs patients with health coaches, has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Canvas Ventures, with participati...

Secret founder returns to anonymous publishing with launch of IO

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techcrunch.com - Secret co-founder David Byttow said his shuttered startup would make a return of sorts, tweeting as much in November. Byttow launched the revived anonymous publishing app as IO on Thursday morning,...

Hyper News’ offline video app lets you catch up on the headlines during your commute

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techcrunch.com - A new video app from Hyper wants to help you catch up on the latest news during your commute. What’s interesting about Hyper News, compared with apps from traditional news publishers, is that it ha...

Super Mario Run first month revenue projected at over $70M

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo is putting Super Mario Run out for everyone on December 15, which is just one short week away. The new mobile game is the iconic plumber’s first official outing on iOS or Android, and it’s...

Hope is an app for millennial women to keep their BFFs close — but not too close

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techcrunch.com - There are plenty of apps out there that purport to keep you ‘safe’. Apps that immediately phone your main contacts when you are threatened or attacked. Apps that allow you to share your location wi...

Startup studio eFounders raises $5.3 million because it can’t get enough of SaaS

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techcrunch.com - European startup studio eFounders is raising an additional $5.3 million (€5 million) from entrepreneurs and family offices. eFounders has been behind some very promising software-as-a-service start...

5 doable hacks to hone your MacGyver image - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - Television is full 0f unrealistic hacks, and maybe the world can’t be saved with only duct tape, tampons, and WD-40, but Popular Science explains five MacGyver tricks that are possible. It should b...

How to Grow Your Email List With YouTube Ads : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Properly optimized YouTube video ads will help attract people who are interested in what you have to offer. In this article, you’ll discover how to use YouTube ads to grow your email list. When peo...

A beginner’s guide to total Android customization

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arstechnica.com - We often, and quite rightly, complain about the way device makers customize the "stock" build of Android to suit their own needs. Customizing software is not inherently bad, but Samsung, LG, and ot...

The Quintessential Basics of Rapid SEO Growth: Begin With The End | Dan Shure on the 80/20 of Growth - The Storyteller Marketer

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thestorytellermarketer.com - It was the height of the Dot Com era. New businesses began to embrace going online and getting a website. Like many others, Dan began into the world of internet marketing out of necessity. He began...

Is LinkedIn Killing SlideShare?

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brightinfo.com - We thought maybe all the editors had gone on vacation together, so we gave them a few days to enjoy the sun. And to have their pina coladas. But when nothing happened for more than a week - meaning...

Your Ultimate Source of Energy | Project Life Mastery

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projectlifemastery.com - Tony Robbins applies the 80/20 rule to the study of success. He states that in almost every circumstance “80 percent of success is due to psychology—mindset, beliefs, and emotions—and only 20 perce...

There’s One Area That I Don’t Trust To Luck - Joel Comm

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joelcomm.com - This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been really blessed in my business. I now get to make a living doing something I really love: helping...

What Side Projects Taught Me About Product Management – Product Design Assocation of Utah

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medium.com - Most people I meet in tech seem to have a “big app idea” in their head. They’ll use it as a conversation piece over lunch, or occasionally pull it out to prove their entrepreneurial spirit. “Yeah,”...

Adding Video to Your Website: Why's and How's

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line25.com - There is a lot of buzz around the video background trend at the moment, along with video as a marketing tool and short explainer videos that introduce a product or company. In this week’s article J...

A Primer on the Essential Elements of Successful UX

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speckyboy.com - UX design acts as the backbone of a designing experience. Much like an engine under a vehicle’s hood, the UX ensures that a digital experience is smooth, intuitive, and simple. You can’t always see...

5 Facebook Advertising Tools That Save Time and Improve Your ROI : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Looking for more efficient ways to manage your campaigns? Facebook ad tools can make a world of difference in the amount of time, effort and money you spend on your ad campaigns. In this article yo...

4 Reasons Why Your Business is Wasting Time on Social Media

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blog.wishpond.com - I love social media as much as the next marketer, it can be an amazing medium for creating brand awareness, spreading content, and creating conversation. But social media marketing isn't all sunshi...

How to Deal With Unconscious Bias in the Tech Industry

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theroot.com - Scathing diversity reports from major tech companies revealed that women make up less than 30 percent of employees. For minority employees, this number staggers as low as 4 percent. The culprit? Un...

Dropbox mobile offline lets you continue working without Internet - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - A lot of people nowadays work on documents on their mobile device while they’re commuting or just outside the office. But sometimes, you go through a tunnel or an area where you suddenly lose cellu...

More Pokemon monsters arriving very soon, may come from Gold and Silver - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re still not sure if that special Starbucks event is happening today but we know Niantic Labs have many things in store for the fans. The game which recently received a minor update is said to b...

Google Play Movies & TV now on 4K Ultra HD, VR, 2016 Samsung TVs - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Google says their Play Movies & TV is the “most broadly available digital seller” when it comes to videos in the market today. And now they’re seeking to expand their reach even more as new technol...

Google now separates interests feed and upcoming personal info - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - When you use the Google app, not only do you find the things you’re searching for, you also get things you don’t think you needed to know (but are most likely useful to you). The latest update to t...

Bluetooth 5 promises to be faster, broader, and longer-ranged; ready for IoT - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The new Bluetooth 5 technology has been made public since June when we learned that it would be all things good and have better speed, range, and broadcast capacity. That is expected of every gener...

T-Mobile DIGITS service announced, use multiple numbers on one device - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - T-Mobile is finally tackling AT&T’s NumberSync by announcing something similar. The company has just rolled out DIGITS technology that will allow customers to use their numbers across several devic...

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...

Top 10 local search insights of 2016

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searchengineland.com - As 2016 comes to a close and we begin planning for next year’s goals and budgets in earnest, it is prudent to remember to take time for reflection. Learning from successes experienced and mistakes ...

ServiceSutra.com: An Online Marketplace to Hire Quality Service Providers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - ServiceSutra helps consumers compare price from Trustworthy, Qualified and Verified Local Service Providers in India. As per Mr. Chaudhary; ServiceSutra helps consumers compare price from Trustwort...

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...

HeadFunder : Social Crowdfunding Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneurs; Mr. ‘Nolan Thompson and Mr. Chris LaBonty'; Partners at the Start Up “HeadFunder”. Below, is the full interview that we have ...

ShopLocket.com: An E-commerce Platform that Lets Anyone Start Selling Professionally Online in Minutes - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - ShopLocket is the easiest way to sell online. Rather than having to build out a full online storefront or get lost in a marketplace, sellers are able to quickly sell from anywhere that they already...