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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Meet the Team Behind Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page

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bloomberg.com - When Facebook went public five years ago, the world had a pretty vivid picture of who Mark Zuckerberg was. As much as anything, that image was of Jesse Eisenberg’s fictionalized performance as Zuck...

Contactually Named in Swanepoel Power 200

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blog.contactually.com - Every year, Stefen Swanepoel’s firm names the top 200 leaders, movers, shakers, and all around trendsetters in the real estate industry. Past honorees have included leaders from realtors.com, Zillo...

Meet Alchemist’s class XIV startups making everything from smart beer taps to a faster internet

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techcrunch.com - Enterprise tech startups unveiled their products and pitched investors at Alchemist Accelerator’s 14th demo day in Santa Clara, Calif. today. The companies ranged from a Stanford AI labs spinout, E...

Audi makes a big esports deal

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mashable.com - Pro gaming fans, start your engines. Audi is getting into esports, and more big name brands could follow in 2017. Professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Astralis has landed a sponsorshi...

Can Trump’s Tweets Save Twitter? - The Social Media Monthly

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thesocialmediamonthly.com - Can Trump’s Tweets Save Twitter? By Stephanie Cartin and Courtney Spritzer 2016 was a rough year for Twitter. Between the company’s dwindling market value, drop in user base, and a number of takeov...

Fujifilm debuts its GFX 50S digital medium format camera, the X100F and more

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techcrunch.com - Fujifilm has revealed release dates for a trio of new cameras in its classically inspired retro digital lineup, as well as new lenses and other accessories. The news today from Fujifilm includes pr...

Alibaba is now the official cloud services provider of the Olympics

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techcrunch.com - Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Alibaba and the International Olympic Committee announced that Alibaba will become the official “Cloud Services” provider for the Olympics. The deal will...

Retro Patents turns famous inventions into art you can buy

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techcrunch.com - A fun little side project-cum-startup from two of the founders of Soundwave, the social music company acquired by Spotify, wants to turn patents into art. Launching today, Retro Patents lets you bu...

The inauguration is happening tomorrow; here’s where you can stream it

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techcrunch.com - If, say, the presidential inauguration is a thing you’d like to watch on Friday morning, then great news, friend, there are plenty of options. The bad news is that you’ve missed the musical styling...

Vertigo lets friends listen to the same music in real time

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techcrunch.com - Developers have long tried (and mostly failed) to give users a social media platform that centers around music. Apps like DubSmash and Musical.ly have risen above the rest, but a brand new app call...

U.S. traffic safety agency to close Tesla Autopilot investigation without recall request

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techcrunch.com - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will close the investigation it began six months ago into a driver death that occurred while using Tesla’s Autopilot highway semi-aut...

Nintendo’s next mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes’ will arrive first on Android on February 2

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techcrunch.com - Hot off its Switch unveiling late last week, Nintendo is dropping some key details about its next mobile title. Due out on February 2, Fire Emblem: Heroes is the latest in a series of long running ...

Hacking the Army

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techcrunch.com - lthough the idea of bug bounties reportedly originated in the mid-1990s at Netscape. Rice traced it back even further, digging up a Hunter & Ready advertisement from 1983 that offered to reward hac...

Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

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techcrunch.com - Oracle acquired API management startup Apiary today for an undisclosed amount. Apiary, which launched in 2011 and has raised a modest $8.5 million, helps companies manage APIs, which is an increasi...

Netflix is so big that it doesn’t need net neutrality rules anymore

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arstechnica.com - Netflix has long been an outspoken supporter of net neutrality rules, but the streaming video provider says it is now so popular with consumers that it wouldn't be harmed if the rules were repealed...

6 Tips for Better Facebook Video Ads : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Looking for ways to enhance your Facebook advertising with video? Video ads are among the most powerful Facebook ad formats for generating user engagement. In this article, you’ll discover six tips...

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 to be updated to Nougat soon - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - So NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1 owners are wondering – maybe hoping against hope – if NVIDIA will get around to bringing an Android Nougat update to their venerable SHIELD devices. And...

FRE cases make Pixel, Pixel XL waterproof - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - While Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have been receiving pretty good reviews (despite it’s hefty price), one of the things that it doesn’t have is a great IP certification. It is not waterproof, unlik...

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...

nspHire : Job Search App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rasheen Carbin”, CMO at the US based start-up “nspHire” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up i...

Lapkin : Biodegradable Laptop Keyboard Cover - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Mihaela Muruianu”, Co-Founder of the London based start-up “Lapkin” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1.What is it exactly that you do and what your...

What is Meitu and should you think twice before downloading it?

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recode.net - If you hadn’t heard of Meitu before this week, you aren’t alone. In the last couple of days, though, the Chinese photo filter app has exploded on social media and soared into the list of top iPhone...

CMS2CMS : A CMS Migration tool . - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - CMS2CMS is the web based service that helps to move content from the existing CMS to a new one easily and fast. Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Ruslan Savchyshyn'; Director and Founder in ...

Cheekd : Mobile Dating App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Lori Cheek”, CEO of the USA based start-up “Cheekd” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is al...

How digital advertising will change with today's political climate

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marketingland.com - I just sent the following email to an Austin, Texas-based colleague: Hey ______, Are you aware that an ad for your company, with your name on it, appears on Breitbart’s home page? Screen shot atta...

SPI 249: Pivoting: How, When, & Why to Do It with Jenny Blake - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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smartpassiveincome.com - Some of my favorite stories from the Smart Passive Income Podcast are those where brave entrepreneurs took risks, changed career paths, and found enormous success in the process. Today’s guest is a...

Window 10 Build 15014 To Insiders With Additional New Features - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Another week, another build, Microsoft has released the next installment of Windows 10 to Insiders in the Fast ring and this time around it is build 15014.This build is for both PC and mobile and y...

Hands-On with Microsoft's New Books Experience - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Microsoft is adding a new e-book store and reading experience to Windows 10 with the Creators Update. Here’s a quick peek at how this will work. Microsoft’s e-book experiences were outed earlier th...

YouTube Partners With Creative Agencies to Pitch Its 6-Second Ad Format at Sundance

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adweek.com - YouTube wants brands to understand the value of short-form storytelling in a mobile world. That's why the company has created an activation to showcase its six-second ad format at the Sundance Film...

Snapchat Advertisers Can Now Target the App's Users Based on Offline Sales Data

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adweek.com - Snapchat advertisers are about to find out if offline data can drive better campaigns on the app. After forging measurement partnerships and data partnerships with companies like Moat, Nielsen and ...

Mozilla Open-Sourced Parts of Its New Brand Identity. Here's How That Went

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adweek.com - For the last six months, Mozilla has been working on a brand identity upgrade, and it's kept a running log of this process. But it also took it one step further, releasing open-source guidelines fo...

Black Friday Mobile Conversions Finally Surpassed Desktop on Facebook

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adweek.com - Mobile commerce through Facebook continued its upward dominance of the 2016 holiday shopping season, beating out desktop conversions for the first time on Black Friday to account for 51 percent of ...

'Super Mario Run' will be out for Android in March

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mashable.com - Now, Android users can complain about the always-online requirement as well. Super Mario Run, Nintendo's first real foray into mobile gaming, will finally make its way to Android devices in March 2...

The Galaxy S8's digital assistant may be more powerful than we thought

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mashable.com - It's looking increasingly likely that Samsung's upcoming AI-powered digital assistant will be more than capable of giving Siri a run for its money. Samsung's Bixby, the assistant reportedly set to...

A Donald Trump presidency could mean big changes for your iPhone

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mashable.com - At a fancy dinner in 2011, President Barack Obama asked Steve Jobs: What would it take to convince Apple to make the iPhone in the United States? Jobs' response: Those jobs aren't coming back. Fas...

Improved Apple Pencil 2 could launch with new iPad Pro

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mashable.com - A new, improved version of the Apple Pencil could be introduced alongside a new iPad Pro this year, according to rumblings from Asia's supply chain. According to the Chinese website Wei Feng, the u...

Uber agrees to pay $20 million to settle claims that it exaggerated driver pay

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mashable.com - Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit alleging that it exaggerated how much its drivers could earn. The money will be put towards refunding the affected dr...

The US says Oracle is encouraging Indians to hire others Indians—and it’s killing diversity

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qz.com - Indians have quite the presence in tech. Two of the industry’s most powerful executives—Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella—are Indian, as are Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and No...

The Ultimate Landing Page Design Guide

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instapage.com - Designing a great landing page from scratch can be very challenging if you’re not a designer. The list of questions you ask yourself when creating your page includes, but isn’t limited to, the foll...

Facebook rolls out Messenger interface for web inbox

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betanews.com - Facebook has started to roll out the Messenger.com interface as a replacement for the longstanding message inbox on the web. The latest design should feel much more familiar to folks who use the ch...

Why a software-first attitude is a must for Internet of Things era ahead | ZDNet

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zdnet.com - Technology managers need to step up and help business leaders navigate the intricacies of digital competition, and embrace the Internet of Things. Digitally savvy players are throwing a "wedge" bet...

NRF Expands Attendee ‘Surprise and Delight’ Campaign at Retail’s BIG Show

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tsnn.com - It was retail as far as the eye could see inside Jan. 15-17 the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The National Retail Federation (NRF) opened its doors to 35,000 industry members for t...

octoauth/oauth2-twitter-adapter - Packagist

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packagist.org - Twitter is conspicously absent from the list of OAuth2 providers support by the phpleague's oauth2-client. That's because Twitter doesn't support OAuth2 for User Authentication, though they do offe...

10 Simple Tricks to Eliminate Spam User Registration

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wpforms.com - Are you getting hit with notifications of spammy accounts being created on your WordPress website? Take action now to stop spam in its tracks. In this article, we’ll show you 10 simple tricks to el...

New Backblaze For Business Cloud Backup Solution

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backblaze.com - Today, we’re pleased to announce the new Backblaze for Business. We’ve spent the better part of the year building new functionality for our business and group users and are excited to release that ...