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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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9 Tips to Save Time in Social Media Marketing

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strongsocial.ca - Most marketers (64%) spend six hours or more on social media, but many spend much more. About 41% dedicate 11 hours or more a week and almost 19% dedicate over 20 hours a week, according to the Soc...

Advertisers Wish Snap Was More Like Facebook, Google

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thestreet.com - Despite plenty of tempting reasons to do otherwise, Snapchat co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy show no signs of giving in and acting more like Facebook (FB) and Alphabet's Google (GOOGL) ....

These 19 companies are racing to build self-driving cars in the next 5 years

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businessinsider.com - There's no question that self-driving cars are coming - the real debate at this point is who will get there first. We rounded up a whopping 20 companies - from traditional automakers to Silicon Val...

Mobile data startup Zeotap raises €12M

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techcrunch.com - Zeotap, a startup that helps telecom companies sell their data to advertisers, announced today that it has raised €12 million in Series B funding (that’s just under $13 million). Co-founder and Chi...

Twitter has a new feature for mourning Vine fans

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mashable.com - We knew it was coming, as Vine's parent company (and executioner) Twitter announced the shutdown earlier this month and detailed the standalone platform's transition to a "paired-down" app, Vine Ca...

Sony Xperia Z5 family to start receiving Android Nougat update - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Just a few days after the firmware was certified, Sony has announced that it has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to members of its Xperia Z5 family. Several variants of the Xperia...

Gabe Newell confirms “new IP” coming from Half-Life/Portal universe

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arstechnica.com - Valve Software chief Gabe Newell logged into Reddit on Tuesday to answer questions in an "ask me anything" thread. As expected, waves of fans shouted "HALF-LIFE 3?!" as if that blurt were a questio...

Windows Store will include books in Creators Update

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arstechnica.com - The Windows Store—which already includes apps, games, movies, and TV shows—is going to include books in the Creators Update. This is according to pictures obtained by MSPoweruser. Based on images f...

ZTE’s Hawkeye crowdsourced phone gets some actual specs

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techcrunch.com - The truth is, ZTE’s Hawkeye phone was one of countless devices that got lost in the insurmountable signal to noise that was CES. And let’s be honest, of all of the far out pitches the company recei...

Facebook to open Startup Garage at Station F in Paris

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techcrunch.com - Station F is better known as the world’s biggest startup campus. Based in Paris, the huge historical monument is going to have 3,000 desks for tech companies of all kinds. This morning, Facebook CO...

Four pricing mistakes you’re making with your developer product

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techcrunch.com - Peter Chapman is director at Heavybit, a nine-month program for post-seed startups building developer products. Developer product companies are asked to do two things: achieve near-ubiquitous adopt...

Zuckerberg testifies in $2 billion lawsuit that Oculus did not steal core VR tech

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techcrunch.com - Zuckerberg was forced to leave his signature grey t-shirt at home today and suit up for court. The Facebook CEO was called to the stand in a Dallas courtroom today to testify in an explosive $2 bil...

The Sengled Pulse is a clever but problematic take on whole-home audio

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techcrunch.com - Sengled is the latest manufacturer to jump into the smart bulb space and their products, while a bit behind the curve, are clever and – most important – cheap. Their smartest smart bulbs are $10 ch...

App downloads up 15 percent in 2016, revenue up 40 percent thanks to China

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techcrunch.com - The app industry is continuing to grow, according to a new year-end analysis from app intelligence firm App Annie, out today, which found that app downloads, time spent in apps and revenue grew acr...

Facebook plans to invest more than $3 billion in VR over the next decade

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techcrunch.com - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees virtual reality as a future computing platform that his company has a chance to own, though he admits it may take 5-10 years to bring it to the masses. Members of ...

Timekit wants to make it easy to build your own online booking system

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techcrunch.com - Timekit, a Danish startup that offers a developer-friendly online booking platform, has closed $1.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from a group o...

Evernote attempts to simplify with its new iOS app

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techcrunch.com - Did anyone really love the Evernote mobile app? No? Well, good news then: the company is giving it another crack today, introducing what it hopes will be a simpler, more efficient tool to help you ...

Feds sue Qualcomm for anti-competitive patent licensing

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arstechnica.com - The US Federal Trade Commission has charged Qualcomm with violating the FTC Act. The feds say that Qualcomm's patent-licensing policies amount to unfair competition. The FTC's redacted complaint (P...

How to Be the Web Design Client Your Designer Deserves

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speckyboy.com - Web designers and their clients are supposed to build a relationship over time. A good design is built on a foundation of creative collaboration and mutual understanding. When business owners feel ...

4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take

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entrepreneur.com - We already know that the world is built on connections. After all, it is about who you know and not what you know, right? With that being said, the busier you get, the less time you have to spend o...

25 Twitter Chats: Just for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to find the best chats for social media marketing? Participating in Twitter chats is an excellent way to network without traveling, grow your following and display your authority. In this arti...

Get a complete education in computer science and save over $1400 [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Want a career in IT, but don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on college tuition? Get the training you need and save more than 90% with The Full Stack Programmer Bundle, offered for a limited t...

Baidu starts venturing into the augmented reality game - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Virtual reality became more “real” the past couple of years as OEMs and developers continue to release VR headsets, services, videos, apps, and games. Last year, we saw augmented reality became a h...

Google announces 20 finalists of the Google Play Indie Games Contest - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re an indie app or game developer, it sometimes is a tough life out there in the Google Play world, with the millions of apps that are available. You can get drowned out by all the noise if ...

Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace unveiled in India with 4G VoLTE support - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - What we like most about Samsung is the fact that it comes up with budget-friendly and mid-range phones that most people can afford and use. The Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series phones can be too exp...

Confessions of a Graphic Designer

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seattledesigner.blogspot.fr - Common sense says you should follow whomever you want. But recently I read a post by a blogger who felt everyone on Twitter—especially those in "leadership" positions—should follow everyone back. I...

Retailers Need to Up the Ante on Creating Individualized Customer Journeys to Trigger Brand Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - A loyalty program can be a powerful tool for a retailer, especially when it is filled with insight on customers’ needs and desires. Loyalty360 caught up with Phil Seward, regional director, America...

USA Technologies Enhances MORE Loyalty Program

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loyalty360.org - USA Technologies, a payment technology provider of cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, conducted a comprehensive review of its MORE loyalty program and wanted to make some enhanc...

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...

Sleeves Up Productions : Digital Content For Brands - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Erika Kramer”, CEO and Founder at New York – USA based start-up “SleevesUpProductions” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that...

Plink.com: A Facebook Credits-Based Loyalty Program - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Plink is a Facebook Credits-based loyalty program that rewards Facebook members for dining and making purchases at their favorite restaurants and stores. As per Mr. Stratz; Plink is a Facebook Cred...

Xerendi Initiative : Educational Learning For Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Uchenna Ibekwe”, Principa and Founder of the Virginia – United States based startup Xerendi_Initiative” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. Wha...

SpotLoss: A Device that Keeps Track of Everything from your Keys to your Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - SpotLoss is a device that allows you to keep track of everything from your keys to your phone to your kids. The SpotLoss fob allows you to press a button on the fob to find your phone, or a button ...

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...

Google Keeps Trying with Google+ - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - While Google+ is about as relevant as MySpace or Apple Ping for most people, the search giant hasn’t given up. And this week, it’s updated its social networking service three useful new features. “...

Next Up for NexDock: Intel Compute Card To Go - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Last year, NexDock launched its first product, which turned stick and mini-PCs and even Windows 10 smartphones into a laptop. But now the company is jumping on board with the Intel Compute Card for...

Microsoft is Finally Bringing an E-Book Store to Windows 10 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - A new report appears to confirm that Microsoft’s long-expected e-book store experience will debut in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft has been laying the groundwork for its return to e-boo...

How a Female-Focused Branded Content Studio Connects With Its Audience

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adweek.com - Specs Who Co-founder, CEO Joe Speiser and president, COO Gretchen Tibbits What Branded content studio Where New York From tasty bacon hacks to soldiers' homecomings from overseas, publisher LittleT...

Mind the store: Using AdWords to drive offline sales

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searchengineland.com - Google has measured over three billion visits to physical stores in the past two years, and you’ll soon be able to track store visits from the Google Display Network. That’s a whole lot of visits, ...

Even tech-savvy Gmail users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

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inews.co.uk - Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being ...

Buzzkill Google: Don't play your music so loud if you don't like audio issues

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mashable.com - The Google Pixel hit its first road bump early on as some users complained their devices were plagued with poor sound quality when the audio was was jacked to the highest level. When Redditor Mark ...

Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not - InformationWeek

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informationweek.com - Containers, frequently portrayed as an experimental or optional technology, are likely to be an essential ingredient in transitioning traditional companies to the emerging digital economy, conclude...

Facebook spent even more on Oculus than everyone realizes

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mashable.com - Back in March 2014, Facebook announced it acquired Oculus, the "leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion." Turns out that was fake news — or maybe ju...

Design for Reality, Not Glory

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toptal.com - I think I could say this about most people in tech — we are megalomaniacs. We want to build the best and the biggest. We are always designing our apps with scalability in mind. We tend to design fo...

Making the Case for Best of Breed Software Over All-In-One

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instapage.com - Powerful words, right? The kind of statement you’d find on a motivational poster or that you might recite as your workplace mantra. For all of us at Instapage, it’s a phrase we periodically restate...

3 Types of Videos That Can Help Drive Sales on Social Media

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instapage.com - We recently shared an article on 4 Types of Social Video That Get Viewers Respond to Your Brand. But videos are not only great for engaging with fans on social media — they can have a significant i...

How DSW and Infor put design in charge of product strategy

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diginomica.com - Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), the retail powerhouse specializing in name-brand footwear and accessories for women, men, and kids, is on a mission to modernize and transform its shopper experience....

Intel's Responsive Retail Platform Will Change The Way You Shop

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techtimes.com - The shopping experience is next in the line of benefactors business are trying to inject technological advancements into. Amazon's Go store is one example of this — essentially an innovative consum...

Apex MegaStore 9000 Stops Retail Shrink, Keeps High-Value Merchandise Safe & Secure

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businesswire.com - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MegaStore 9000 automated, secure cabinet system from Apex Supply Chain Technologies® gives retailers unprecedented control over high-value merchandise, creating emplo...