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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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2015 Man of the Year: Volkswagen

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freebeacon.com - BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff December 30, 2015 8:00 am You know who else was a strident environmentalist? Created under historically questionable circumstances in the 1930s, leading German auto...

Making the case for a New Laptop - 24x7ITConnection

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24x7itconnection.com - My friends think that it’s easy choosing new tech gear when you’re a geek. We scan rows of specifications like a fluent second language, easily removing options at a glance. Surely we end up with t...

Nintendo Switch uses Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC, clock speeds outed

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arstechnica.com - The Nintendo Switch—the hybrid portable games console/tablet due for release in March 2017—will be powered by Nvidia's older Tegra X1 SoC and not its upcoming Tegra X2 "Parker" SoC as initially rum...

Official: Google makes change, results are no longer in denial over 'Did the Holocaust happen?'

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searchengineland.com - Google’s been under intense pressure to alter its results after it was found a week ago to be listing a Holocaust-denial site first for a search on “Did the Holocaust happen.” Now, that’s finally c...

Ecommerce Marketing: 7 Surefire Tactics to Build eCommerce Revenue

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smedio.com - Ecommerce marketing is the pipeline that feeds any online store’s sales growth and conversion strategy. Conversion rate is as important to an online store as footfall is to brick and mortar stores....

Tech can help us spot fake news, but there's only one real way to stop it

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mashable.com - In the days after the election, apoplectic progressive journalists spent their time writing boiling hot takes, trying to find the one CNN chyron or Nate Silver tweet responsible for handing democra...

Customer Experience Integral Ingredient at Truly Good Foods

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loyalty360.org - For officials at snack food manufacturer and distributor Truly Good Foods, customer experience is integral to its success. The company recently launched a new website (www.trulygoodfoods.com) to el...

Halo Wars is finally on PC—and hey, it ain’t so bad

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arstechnica.com - Nearly eight years ago, Halo Wars landed on Xbox 360 consoles with designs on making an RTS game that truly works with gamepad control. To celebrate the series' impending sequel, currently schedule...

You can now add a virtual Touch Bar to your Mac with Duet Display

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techcrunch.com - If you have an iPad, you have a very capable external display for your computer using Duet Display, and now you can also experience Apple’s new Touch Bar without having to pick up a new computer. I...

Sling TV set to debut the AirTV Player, which combines local channels, Sling’s service & Netflix

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techcrunch.com - Reports that streaming TV service Sling TV is launching its own TV tuner box are now confirmed, thanks to the appearance of a landing page for the “AirTV Player” which has popped up on Sling TV’s w...

Amazon’s EC2 Container Service adds support for Windows Containers

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techcrunch.com - With the launch of Windows Server 2016 three months ago, Microsoft gave its users the ability to use the Docker engine to run containers on Windows server. This meant developers could now package t...

7-Eleven delivers 77 packages via drone in first month of routine service

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techcrunch.com - In the most brand synergistic accomplishment of all time, convenience chain 7-Eleven has completed 77 drone deliveries during month one of its commercial service in Reno, Nevada. Yes, that’s Triple...

Oracle senior staffer resigns after CEO joins Trump transition team

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techcrunch.com - A senior staff member of Oracle Corp., George A. Polisner, has resigned after the enterprise tech titan’s co-CEO, Safra Catz, joined the Trump transition team and stated her enthusiasm for the pres...

Cloud security vendor Zscaler bats away patent infringement lawsuit

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techcrunch.com - In summer, Symantec, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, closed its giant acquisition of Blue Coat Systems in August, ushering in a new regime under incoming CEO Greg Clark. He hasn...

Automakers aren’t really advertising electric vehicles

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techcrunch.com - There are more plug-in vehicles available now than there were a decade ago, and the sales of those vehicles is growing. Sales of electric vehicles are up about a third this year over last year, and...

Uber, California DMV and Attorney General’s office to meet on Wednesday

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techcrunch.com - Uber is going to meet up with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles and the state’s Attorney General’s office on Wednesday afternoon, as first reported by San Francisco Business Times and confi...

LaunchDarkly gets $8.7M to get access to the right features in front of right users

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techcrunch.com - LaunchDarkly originally launched to nail a big pain point for developers that has been a luxury at larger companies for a while — soft-launching features and new code for a small set of users seaml...

BMW to open a new autonomous driving development center near Munich

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techcrunch.com - BMW has already staked its claim in the self-driving production timeline, with plans to release an autonomous electric car by 2021. To help meet that goal, the carmaker is opening a dedicated facil...

Super Mario Run sees 37 million downloads, $14 million in revenue in first 3 days

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo’s investors haven’t been happy with the performance of the new iPhone game, “Super Mario Run,” which has led to falling share prices over concerns with the game’s payment model. However, t...

Facebook debuts shareable “moments” at the top of the News Feed, starting with holiday cards

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techcrunch.com - Facebook today is rolling out a new program that will place messages at the top of your News Feed which prompt users to discuss and share moments that are happening in the world, including the holi...

Personalization company Dynamic Yield raises $22M and adds Baidu as an investor

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techcrunch.com - Dynamic Yield, a company offering tools to help online businesses deliver personalized experiences, has raised $22 million in series C funding. CEO Liad Agmon told me that he started Dynamic Yield ...

Instagram Stories launches overlaid Stickers for locations, emoji, and seasons

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techcrunch.com - Instagram is launching its answer to Snapchat geofilters, offering a way to spice up your photos and videos with Stickers that display basic location names, time, weather, and emoji. There’s also l...

Dealmaster: Get Dell XPS 13 for just $849 or XPS 8900 for only $599

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arstechnica.com - reader comments 0 Greetings Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we've got a number of deals to share today. Two high-demand products are back at their best prices yet: now you can ge...

Facebook Page Layout Changes: How Marketers Should Respond : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you noticed changes to your Facebook page layout? Wondering how to use the new features? In this article, you’ll discover how to navigate and capitalize on the latest Facebook page design chan...

23 Free Blogging Tools That Will Make You a Better Blogger

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jeffbullas.com - Whether you blog to share your experiences or to promote your business, blogging is the best way to connect with the outer world. But blogging is definitely much more than writing. The work does no...

Brief History of Social Media Advertising | MarTech

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marketingtechblog.com - While many social media purists tout the power and reach of organic social media marketing, it’s still a network that’s difficult to be discovered in without promotion. Social media advertising is ...

88 Predictions for Livestreaming & Online Broadcasting in 2017

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livestreamuniverse.com - Two major social platforms — Instagram and Twitter — added livestreaming after some of our panelists submitted their 2017 predictions and before the publication of this blog post. Their predictions...

Which WordPress Framework Should You Choose?

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1stwebdesigner.com - Designing a WordPress theme can be very time-consuming, not to mention difficult and stressful. But there are some that use a Theme Framework. Before having ideas on what the best WordPress Framewo...

The Conversion Rate Optimization Cheat Sheet for Developers

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sitepoint.com - As the go-to group for all things web, you, as the developer extraordinaire, often find yourself taking on the role of conversion optimizer. Because, let’s face it, no one else knows the site’s bac...

The Fantastic Snow Text Generator - only $7!

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mightydeals.com - The Fantastic Snow Text Generator - only $7! Please select... Standard License - $7 Extended License - $15 Please select... Standard License - $7 Extended License - $15 Buy now $7 With the snow tex...

Twitter for Business: 12 Do’s and Don’ts

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socialmediatoday.com - Twitter's an excellent network for building your brand and getting quick wins from your social media efforts. You can share and curate content to add value to your followers, helping establish cred...

How to Measure Your LinkedIn Activities : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Is social selling part of your LinkedIn marketing strategy? Do you know how to measure and track your efforts? LinkedIn gives businesses a number of metrics for tracking the effectiveness of their ...

Galaxy Note 7 users still more than LG V20, OnePlus 3T, etc - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - For a smartphone that has been recalled by its maker, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 apparently still features prominently in some parts of the world. The latest report from mobile research firm Apteligen...

Images of future Nokia Android smartphones leaked - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Nokia, the former top smartphone maker, is back in business. Instead of Windows Phone, it will soon release Android-powered phones. HMD now owns the rights for the brand after acquiring the company...

Trustlook Mobile Security looks into the ADUPS security breach issue - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - A month ago, we reported that some Chinese-made phones are vulnerable to a secret software that tracks behaviors. Because of that, Blu has kicked out the Chinese spyware from their smartphones and ...

ParkNYC lets drivers pay for street parking with their phones - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - On-street parking sometimes brings a lot of problems for drivers, especially those in a hurry. You might not have enough change or it’s a hassle to run to the Muni-Meter to get a receipt or you mig...

Amazon Underground starts offering Deus Ex GO, Lara Craft GO for FREE - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Amazon Underground is still a thing. We haven’t been featuring the latest offers but since it’s the holiday season, allow us to share the good news that the ‘Deus Ex GO’ and ‘Lara Croft GO’ are now...

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 might be more expensive than the S7 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve been hearing numerous information about the upcoming Galaxy S8 but most of them are not confirmed yet. We’re regarding them as rumors and speculations for now. So far, we’ve heard it may be u...

Niantic’s own wearable product in the works, could be used for Pokemon GO - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Is Niantic working on a new hardware? We have no confirmation yet but rumor has it that the company, now famous for Pokemon GO, will release a special wristband known as the Nex + Ingress Band. No,...

The Most Popular Programming Languages Based On Jobs, Search Engines, and More

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lifehacker.com - There’s no rule that says you have to learn the most popular programming languages, but if you want to code for a living it might be beneficial to know what’s in demand and trending. Over at ZDNet,...

The Power of the Press: How to Generate Media Attention for Your Campaign - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Whether it’s a film or tech product, coming up with a great idea is the easiest part of starting a campaign. The hard part is being successful, which requires a lot of hard work to build buzz aroun...

CMO Position Evolves as Voice of the Customer Drives Brand Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - It appears that the CMO position’s responsibilities have shifted toward a greater emphasis on driving business growth and brand loyalty. A new report from The CMO Council titled “The CMO Shift to G...

Liquid : Platform to Easily Segment and Personalize Your Apps in Real-Time - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Alexandre Vaz”, CEO at the Lisbon – Portugal based start-up “Liquid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what y...

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...

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 ...

FoodTrucksNearMe.com: A Website that Allows Users to Find Food Trucks Locations and Menus via Computer or Smartphone - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Food Trucks Near Me is a website that allows users to find food trucks locations and menus via computer or smartphone. “Food Trucks Near Me” is a website that allows users to find food trucks’ loca...

Picovico : Cloud Based Service To Convert Photos Into Videos - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Yogesh Aggrawal”, Global Marketing Associate of the Kathmandu Nepal-based start-up “Picovico” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactl...

Pajap: A DIY Mobile Apps Service embedded with a New Technology that Allows you to Create Full Featured 100% Native and Hardware Accelerated Mobile Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Pajap provides an innovative mobile service, which provides new routes in native mobile application development, end user experience and advertising methods. “Pajap” is a DIY mobile apps service wi...

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...

Narwall : Personalized Designs for Toys, Apparel and Decor for Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Andrew Fry”, Founder of the startup based in Campbell – United States “Narwall” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you d...