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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Google Pulled 1.7 Billion Ads In 2016, Including Ones For Fake News

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www.buzzfeed.com - Google removed 1.7 billion ads — largely sponsored search results and banner ads that appear on other sites — in 2016, according to a blog post published by the company. That’s more than double the...

Facebook just made a key move in its quest to crush Snapchat

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www.businessinsider.com - After successfully copying Snapchat with Instagram Stories, Facebook is at it again in its big blue app. The same interface, which Facebook is aptly calling Facebook Stories, is currently being tes...

Nvidia or AMD: Who makes the best budget graphics card?

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arstechnica.co.uk - What constitutes a "budget" graphics card? I'd argue that it's anything that costs less than £250/$250. Although—as evidenced by the, uhh, constructive feedback on theNvidia GTX 1060 and AMD RX 480...

VR 2017: Technology Hurdles and Industry Opportunities - VR Voice

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vrvoice.co - VR 2017: Technology Hurdles and Industry Opportunities by Chris Wren As we march into the beginning of 2017, let's take some stock in what has happened this past year, “2016: The Year of VR”, look ...

Google purges nearly 200 websites in fake news crackdown

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mashable.com - Google has shut out nearly 200 websites from its advertising platform since announcing it would purge fake news publishers last November. The search giant released the number as part of its annual ...

The Top 5 Augmented Reality Developments of The Last 12 Months - VR Voice

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vrvoice.co - The Top 5 Augmented Reality Developments of The Last 12 Months By Matthew Szymczyk While virtual reality has drawn most of the spotlight, there have been some amazing developments in the AR space t...

Firefox, Chrome start calling HTTP connections insecure

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arstechnica.com - Firefox 51, released today, and Chrome 56, currently due for release next week, have started describing some HTTP connections as insecure as they continue the industry-wide push to promote the use ...

Ars announces HTTPS by default (finally)

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arstechnica.com - We are excited to announce that Ars Technica has made the jump to greater security: we now have HTTPS browsing by default. The switch to encryption will help secure your connection to Ars from eave...

Here’s how Chevrolet built a practical electric vehicle with the 2017 Bolt EV

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techcrunch.com - Chevrolet said it was going to bring an affordable, long-range electric vehicle to market – and it did, with the 2017 Bolt EV. I visited Palo Alto to find out more about the Bolt EV, and the techbe...

Pixie’s Points add AR to help find lost keys

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techcrunch.com - I’ve gotten better about not losing my keys. Could be that I’ve made more of a concerted effort not to lose them. Or it could be the fact that I live in a New York City apartment and there simply a...

Sign up for the chance to buy 2-for-1 tickets to Disrupt NY 2017

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techcrunch.com - The days are getting longer, which means the time until Disrupt NY 2017 is getting shorter. The biggest tech show in the Big Apple takes place May 15-17 at New York City’s Pier 36. To celebrate Dis...

Facebook Messenger begins testing ads…and they’re big

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techcrunch.com - Facebook today is beginning to test integrating ads into its mobile messaging app’s user interface. The company says it will launch what it characterizes as a “very small test” in Australia and Tha...

Oohlala aims to school the university-specific app space with $4M A Round

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techcrunch.com - There’s an app for everything these days, including attending college, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good app. Oohlala has changed that for hundreds of schools so far with its custom university-spec...

Button, the marketplace for app integrations, lands $20 million in Series B funding

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techcrunch.com - Button, the NY-based startup that lets mobile apps integrate with one another, has today announced the close of a $20 million Series B round. The funding round was led by Norwest VEnture Partners, ...

Cowboy Ventures adds longtime attorney Ted Wang as partner

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techcrunch.com - TedWang has spent his career helping startups make important decisions, from Facebook, to Twitter, to Dropbox to Jet. He’s done it as a partner with the law firm Fenwick & West over the last decade...

Court won’t reconsider DOJ argument in Microsoft customer data case

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft won a narrow victory in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals today, as the court split 4-4 on whether to rehear arguments from the Department of Justice about why it wants to access Micros...

Apple files a $145 million patent suit against Qualcomm in China

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techcrunch.com - Apple doesn’t do lawsuits lightly. Hot on the heel of a suit against Qualcomm here in the States, it’s taking the San Diego-based chipmaker to intellectual property court in Beijing. The damages ar...

Cisco snaps up AppDynamics for $3.7B right before its IPO

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techcrunch.com - Cisco said today that it would acquire AppDynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, for a whopping $3.7 billion. And now, it would seem that AppDynamics’ long-awaited IPO (th...

LG posts $224 million loss as ‘weak’ selling G5 smartphone drags it down once again

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techcrunch.com - Samsung just recorded its best quarter of business for three years, but the same can’t be said of fellow Korean electronics firmLG. LG just carded a KRW 258.80 billion ($223.98 million) net loss fo...

Qualcomm reaffirms it will continue to supply Apple during its legal dispute

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said today on the company’s call accompanying its first-quarter earnings report that Qualcommwould continue to work with Apple as a supplier despite a major legal batt...

Making Responsive HTML Email Coding Easy With MJML – Smashing Magazine

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www.smashingmagazine.com - Email is one of the best ways to engage with your users, especially during the holiday season. However, if you want to stand out, no matter how beautiful your emails are, you need to make sure they...

Snapchat or Instagram? Deciding Which Platform Is Ideal for Your Visual Content : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Is visual content part of your social media marketing? Are you trying to decide whether to use Instagram or Snapchat? Snapchat and Instagram share the same basic purpose. While many businesses want...

Charger ransomware will steal your data, lock your phone, infected app in Google Play - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Security outfit Check Point revealed that Google Play was hosting an app – or probably a number of them – that was infected by the “Charger” malware. This is technically ransomware, as the app stea...

Pokemon Duel is a strategy game mashed up with collectible card battling - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Peer-to-peer Pokemon battling has finally arrived to your smartphones. Alas, it’s not via Niantic’s Pokemon Go, as you no doubt have hoped. Still, it’s an original game from The Pokemon Company cal...

Zappos Hits the Road to Create Unique Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - For online retailer Zappos.com, it’s always been a virtual customer experience. Until now. Zappos is taking its show on the road (literally!) with its new Friends with Benefits Road Show, a cross-c...

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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www.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...

Cibos : Sports Fan Mobile App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Rick Gehman'; President of thePennsylvania – USA start-up “Cibos”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1....

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

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www.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...

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

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www.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 ...

Pawn Essentials : Flea Market Meets Google Search - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Luke Makris”,CEO & Founder of the Annapolis – USA based startup “PawnEssentials” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you d...

BlackBox-BI: A French Start-Up that Provides Easy to Use Affordable Business Intelligence for Companies of all Sizes - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - BlackBox-BI makes creating business dashboards easy. From data load to dashboard creation, BlackBox-BI focus is to make each step as easy as possible without compromising on functionality. “BlackBo...

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

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www.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 exactly...

My Tour Deal : Mobile ONLY Booking App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Patrick Ncho”,Co-Founder at the California – USA based Startup “MyTourDeal” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and ...

Ubooly: A Voice Interactive Stuffed Animal Smart Toy Powered by your iPhone or iPod Touch - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Ubooly is a stuffed animal powered by your iPhone or iPod touch. We use voice recognition and ongoing updates to make the world smartest toy. According to Mr. ‘Gloge'; Ubooly is a stuffed animal po...

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

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www.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 yo...

The Future of SEO - Predictions and Premonitions That Will Dominate 2017

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www.dumblittleman.com - Well, finally the parties and hangovers are over and it’s time to get back to business. 2017 has already seen its fair share of failed resolutions. But today, we will give you a glimpse of some of ...

The Future Belongs to Brands That Can Give Consumers Instant Gratification

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www.adweek.com - The strongest human impulse when confronting extreme technology can either be to push back or stick with the status quo. Think about the movie industry when TV first appeared or the music business ...

Do team values unite or divide your team? | Jesse Lyn Stoner

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seapointcenter.com - Your team’s ability to work together effectively hinges on trust. And when values are violated, trust disintegrates. Values are our deeply held beliefs about what is right, and we all have values t...

Some Facebook users will start seeing ads in an unexpected place

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mashable.com - Facebook can only pop so many advertisements into your News Feed before it drives you crazy. But it needs to keep selling more and more of them to keep up its juggernaut growth. And the company is ...

Journalists across the country are using a Slack channel to tackle Trump

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mashable.com - In the new era of "alternative facts," journalists will need all the help they can get in covering the Trump administration and administering the correct Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests ...

There are hidden iPad keyboards in iOS 10.3 that Apple won't let you use

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mashable.com - There's one thing you can always count on when Apple releases a new beta version of iOS: Developers digging through its code in search of new features. As always developer Steve Troughton-Smith was...

Private emails are back! But this time Hillary Clinton's not involved.

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mashable.com - There was a time, not so long ago, when cybersecurity seemed to be a major concern to the Republican Party. The GOP railed against Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secr...

5 Benefits of Starting Your Own Podcast - Ileane Smith

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ileanesmith.com - In this episode of Ms. Ileane Speaks, I pose a question (well more like a challenge) to you dear listener: How would you like to start a podcast of your own? Before we go any further, I need to giv...

Amazing Car Mount Holder Magnetic – Cell Phone Holder for Car Dashboard Universal for iPhone 6s Plus 7 6s SE Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge S6 Edge Note 5 (black)

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iphonefindmyphone.com - iOttie Easy One Touch 3 (V2.0) Car Mount Universal Phone Holder Olixar Magnetic CD Slot Mount Universal Smartphone Car Holder iOttie Easy View 2 Car and Desk Mount Holder Unboxing and Demonstration...

JBL Pulse 3: Waterproof And Colorful Bluetooth Speakers

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www.autoworldnews.com - The JBL Pulse 3 is the newest portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful 360-degree stereo sound and visual stunning LED lighting. It is the successor to the Pulse 2 but features a slightly different...

What is Going on with Residential IoT Cyber Security?

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www.iotcentral.io - For sure you have heard about the recent DDoS attacks that occurred lastOctober 21st on Dyn’s DNS service. The news broke out reporting that many well-known Internet services were not available. Ac...

The technology Kohl's CTO is using to drive retail transformation

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www.campaignlive.com - Consumers aren't the only ones inundated with choice—retailers are, too. As technological acronyms like AR, VR, AI, and IOT become more colloquial, brands are being forced to identify which of thes...

Spicer: Trump has not ordered agencies to stop using Twitter

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www.washingtonexaminer.com - White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday that the Trump administration has not ordered workers at federal agencies to stop using their official Twitter accounts. "They haven't been directed...

US Park Service tweets were result of old Twitter passwords

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www.pcworld.com - Two instances of tweets from U.S. National Park Service accounts that became political hot potatoes in the last few days were the result of bad password management, according to officials. The firs...

Mossberg: What’s up with Firefox, the browser that time forgot?

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www.theverge.com - Until about five years ago, techies and others who wanted a speedier, extensible, more privacy-oriented web browser on their desktops often immediately downloaded Mozilla's Firefox to use instead o...