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Thursday, January 26, 2017

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'People are furious down here' - Hundreds of protesters will amass at Mark Zuckerberg's Hawaiian wall

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www.businessinsider.com - When Mark Zuckerberg decided to sue hundreds of Hawaiians with ownership rights to small parts of his Kauai estate, he ignited a firestorm ofbacklash. Now the Facebook billionaire's neighbors plan ...

Myst arrives on Android, Riven to follow soon

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techcrunch.com - If you are of a certain age you will grin at the sound of the world “Myst,” recalling the game that originally debuted in 1993 and enthralled computer gamers with its weird, atmospheric puzzles and...

4 Simple Steps To Increase Your Company's Security In 2017

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www.bitrebels.com - Protecting your corporate data is more important than ever. Phishing schemes, ransomware, and other security breaches lead to compromised data. When one of these misfortunes transpires, your busine...

3D TVs are dead

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techcrunch.com - Remember those heady days of yesteryear when everything was going to be 3D? Tangled in 3D! Puss in Boots in 3D! Video games in 3D! Those days are gone, friends, as LG and Sony quietly phase out the...

Existing Nvidia Shield TV owners can now update to get 4K HDR streaming

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia announced a new Shield TV that provides 4K HDR streaming, and boosts its existing gaming capabilities considerably. Now, though, many of the benefits of the updated hardware are available on...

Ludacris partnered with a startup founder to launch Slang N’ Friendz

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techcrunch.com - Rapper and actor Ludacris has teamed up with startup founder Edwin Benton to launch Slang N’ Friendz, a mobile word game for iOS and Android. “I thought it was a perfect partnership just because hi...

States aim to legalize the “Right to Repair” your gear

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techcrunch.com - “Unofficial” product repair shops may be getting a leg up in Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, and Kansas. These states are working to legalize repair of devices from any manufacturer, ...

Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

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techcrunch.com - No one wants to hand over their account to a hacker. Today, Facebook is adding a new feature that will help protect users from getting their accounts compromised. Facebook users can now usea securi...

HTC’s head VR designer joins Google as industrial design director

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techcrunch.com - HTC’s VP of design responsible for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and many of the company’s handsetsis leaving the company to join Google and work with the company’s Daydream platform. Claude...

Oculus room-scale VR tracking is still a bit of a mess

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techcrunch.com - When it comes to VR, a systemis only as good as your tracking setup. A chief complaint for many current high-end VR systems is that they’re just too damn complicated. When the HTC Vive came out in ...

Fix for metadata bug caused Dropbox files to appear to rise from dead

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arstechnica.com - Bug-fixing is often a thankless task in the software world. But when a bug is fixed in a way that users don’t expect, it can cause confusion—or even a user revolt. That’s what Dropbox faced over th...

Get ready for the next White House e-mail (and Twitter) scandal

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arstechnica.com - If you’ve followed Ars over the last year, you’re likely aware of the potential for scandal with government officials misusing outside e-mail systems. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ...

Comcast mobile phone service coming in 2017 with wireless/cable bundles

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arstechnica.com - Comcast said it plans to offer a mobile phone service this year with an emphasis on selling bundles of wireless and cable service. Launching the wireless product is a priority in 2017, Comcast CEO ...

Site that sold access to 3.1 billion passwords vanishes after reported raid

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arstechnica.com - LeakedSource, a legally and ethically questionable website that sold access to a database of more than 3.1 billion compromised account passwords, has disappeared amid an unconfirmed report its oper...

Lawyer for “inventor of e-mail” sends threat letter over social media posts

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arstechnica.com - Charles Harder, the attorney representing Ayyadurai, sent an e-mail on Tuesday to Diaspora, an open-source social network, demanding that three allegedly defamatory posts be removed. The posts were...

Are You Employing This Key To Giving Effective Feedback?

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www.tanveernaseer.com - With December now upon us, many leaders and their organizations are now shifting their focus towards that much debated and much-maligned practice for evaluating employee productivity and effectiven...

Google has banned 200 publishers since planning to reduce fake news in last two months

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www.recode.net - Google kicked 200 publishers off one of its ad networks in the fourth quarter, partly in response to the proliferation of fake news sites. The company banned the publishers from its AdSense network...

HTC no longer interested in the smartwatch game - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The smartwatch arena is still open and we know it will be for a little while even if interest has been declining. We believe it still has potential although there might be some shift in priorities....

7 Lies You Shouldn't Tell the People Fixing Your Computer

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gizmodo.com - Long before I wrote blogs on the internet, when I was but a teeny college student with an LJ and a dream, I did tech support. And I saw things. I wasn’t the only one. The people who work tech have ...

The Value Pyramid & Creating Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - There are several truths of customer loyalty that continue to prove out, though many businesses have been slow to adapt to their reality. First, and this is no surprise to anyone, loyal customers r...

GetQuantify.com: A Real-Time Online Collaboration Application for Small Businesses - Start-Ups.Co

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www.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 areal-time online collaboration...

Classified Post : Online Classfied Ad Website - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Robbie Alvarez”, CEO of the US based start-up “The Classified Post” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1-What is it exactly that you do and what your...

StoryMarkLife.com: A Mobile and Tablet Applications Company for Lifestyle and Business that’s Redefining the Way we Capture and Share Experiences - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - StoryMark Life is a mobile and tablet applications company for lifestyle and business that is redefining the way we capture and share experiences. “StoryMark Life” is a mobile and tablet applicatio...

Scoopinion.com: A Web-Based Application that Turns Your Browser into a Learning Magazine - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Scoopinion builds your personal magazine by matching what people like you have read well and you haven’t. It’s an effortless way to make the news good for yourself and the community. As per Mr. Kos...

SPI 250: Stories of Failure that Turned Into Something Great - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - I love sharing success stories here on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. But how often do you get to hear entrepreneurs open up about their failures? That’s what I’m exploring in today’s episode, t...

Why I Switched from Aweber to Infusionsoft to Convertkit

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Earlier this year, I made a big decision to move my email list of more than135,000 subscribers to Infusionsoft from AWeber, which I’ve used for the past five-plus years. Three months later, my emai...

MailChimp Is Helping Small Businesses Integrate Facebook Ads With Email Marketing

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www.adweek.com - MailChimp is evolving from being an email-marketing company to something that could soon resemble a more diverse marketing platform. The quirky Atlanta-based company is launching its first product ...

SearchCap: Google Maps parking, iProspect report & Google's spinner

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Now you can plan enough time not just for driving to your destination but also the ti...

Trump was finally shamed by the Internet into doing something right

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mashable.com - This afternoon, President Donald Trump's @POTUS account was blowing up Twitter feeds—but for once, it wasn't because of his tweets. Instead, the @POTUS account's security was the trending topic, af...

Facebook just added support for physical security keys and that's a big plus

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mashable.com - When the rollout of its newest privacy tools, Facebook snuck in a very useful update: support for physical security keys. That means you can now use any USB key that supports the universal second f...

This Snapchat Spectacles case melted while charging

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techcrunch.com - Galaxy Note 7napchat? One owner of Snap Inc’s Spectacles camera-glasses had a similar experience. They tell TechCrunch that after charging the Spectacles case for a half-hour, they returned to find...

Google Pixel 2 might make you ditch your real camera once and for all

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mashable.com - Dang, that was fast. It's only been a little over three months since Google launched its Pixel phones and there are already rumors swirling around about the Pixel 2. Citing a reliable source, 9to5G...

New leaked Galaxy S8 photos finally reveal its headphone jack status

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mashable.com - One day after The Guardian published an exhaustive look at Samsung's upcoming pair of flagships, noted leaker Evan Blass has come out with his own report on what the new S8 models will look like. A...

101 marketing tools and tips for 2017 - Practical tips!

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www.razorsocial.com - Are you tired of all the fluff you read on marketing? Want a list of tried and tested marketing technology tools and tactics you can immediately implement in your business? I’m sure you’ll pick off...

Advertisers can now target YouTube ads with data from Google Accounts

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www.campaignasia.com - In recognition that half of views come through mobile, YouTube has announced changes it claims will allow advertisers and agencies to better measure their campaigns and target audiences on YouTube ...

State Appeals Court Says Unlocking A Phone With A Fingerprint Doesn't Violate The Fifth Amendment

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www.techdirt.com - As was hinted heavily three years ago, you might be better off securing your phone with a passcode than your fingerprint. While a fingerprint is definitely unique and (theoretically...) a better wa...

Google, Ting, Netflix Dare To Suggest That Maybe Giant, Anti-Competitive ISPs Shouldn't Be Writing State Telecom Laws

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www.techdirt.com - For years now, we've noted how state legislatures are so corrupt, they quite literally let giant ISPs like AT&T and Comcast write state telecom law. These laws, as you might expect, do everything i...

Snowden's Favorite Email Service Returns, With 'Trustful,' 'Cautious,' And 'Paranoid' Modes

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www.techdirt.com - A little more than three years after it shut down to avoid complying with federal prosecutors' demands for its encryption key, Lavabit is returning to life. The secure email system, whose most famo...

Car Shopping And What You Need To Know

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carshopping.biz - It really can be enjoyable when you shop for a new car! Driving in a new, and buying one should be as well. Many people equate buying a car with stress, but it doesn’t have to be. The tips in this ...

Can You Get Spotify Premium Free? Here's The Real Deal

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www.rather-be-shopping.com - My family absolutely loves the music streaming serviceSpotify, so much so that I actually splurged for Spotify Premium last year. Now each kid can build their own playlists and listen to any song t...

Mobile and IoT cause security concerns for businesses

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www.itpro.co.uk - Companies are worried about insecure mobile apps causing a data breach, yet many are doing nothing to protect themselves, a new study has shown. Research by the Ponemon Institute, IBM Security and ...

Dealer Inspire Partners with Orbee to Bring Industry-first bot Detection Technology Integrated in a Dealership Website Platform

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www.benzinga.com - Dealer Inspire, in partnership with Orbee, is launching the automotive industry's first built-in bot detection technology for all websites powered by Dealer Inspire. Starting in Q2 of 2017, current...

How Retailers Are Redefining the Shopping Experience

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multichannelmerchant.com - I recently found myself popping in and out of stores in the SoHo section of New York City, and one thing stood out to me – the in-store experience left a lot to be desired. Too many times, I walked...

Turning IoT Into Revenue

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risnews.edgl.com - There’s a channel transformation at hand—known as the Internet of Things (IoT)—and its rapid rise is challenging C-suite retail marketers that are tasked with delivering seamless omnichannel brand ...

Media blackout spawns rogue Twitter accounts

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www.ktts.com - There is a growing resistance to media blackouts imposed on federal agencies this week as the Trump administration takes over. Rogue Twitter accounts such as @AltUSNatParkSerhave popped up over the...

Firefox flags Web of Trust add-on as suspicious, blocks by default

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www.grahamcluley.com - Mozilla Firefox is now flagging the popular Web of Trust (WOT) browser add-on as suspicious and is disabling it by default. On 25 January, users took to several of WOT's support forums to explain h...

Pew Research Study Exposes America's Poor Password Hygiene

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www.darkreading.com - A new survey by the Pew Research Center on how Americans view cybersecurity finds that most people are concerned about online security but forgo the necessary steps to protect themselves. The surve...

Hacker reveals Trump’s @POTUS Twitter account is linked to an unsecure Gmail address

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usuncut.com - Hacker @WauchulaGhost, known for hacking in to over 500 ISIS accounts, has revealed to CNN that the president’s official Twitter account is linked to a private gmail account, rather than an exponen...

Egnyte vs Box

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www.egnyte.com - As co-tenants of the ‘Leader’ Quadrant in Gartner’s MQ for Enterprise File Sync and Share, Egnyte and Box are frequently compared by analysts and review sites. We don’t mind, as we’d bet on our pro...

Cloud growth continues to boost Microsoft's financials

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www.cio.com.au - Microsoft’s focus on the cloud continues to pay off. The tech titan showed growth across all its cloud-based businesses during the last quarter ended Dec. 31, including Office, Dynamics and Azure. ...