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Friday, January 27, 2017

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33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

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uk.businessinsider.com - 2017 is almost here and it's once again time topredict which startups will take the tech industry by storm. Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the st...

The Best Design Articles of 2016

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www.toptal.com - There’s nearly two million blog posts published per day. That’s the equivalent to 730 million blog posts per year. Fortunately for you, the Toptal Design Blog team read a lot in 2016. Now, we’re sh...

You can only win search by winning social

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www.biznology.com - Google now judges your worthiness as an eCommerce site based on whether or not anyone cares about you and your product rather than whether your site is the most search-optimized. Why? Some very ric...

Flip That Funnel: ABM's Laser-Targeted Approach

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www.targetmarketingmag.com - Welcome to my new blog here at Target Marketing. I think that the best way to market your products and services is by being highly targeted. If you don’t do this very well, then you aren’t going to...

Has your Twitter engagement recently dropped? - Biznology

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www.biznology.com - In the last couple weeks, the notifications I have been receiving via my @chrisabraham Twitter handle have plummeted. Serious chirping crickets. So, I did some searching and it looks like either Tw...

GoDaddy launches mobile website creation for dummies service

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www.itbusiness.ca - Getting a mobile website up and running just became a lot easier. GoDaddy, the U.S.-based cloud platform and website builder for small ventures, has launched its new GoDaddy GoCentral, a mobile-opt...

Hinge is testing a personal assistant service called Audrey to help you get more dates

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techcrunch.com - Dating app Hingerecently pivoted from swiping to “stories,” in order to help people find real relationships. That focus on authenticity, however, seems to stand in contrast to a project the company...

Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

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techcrunch.com - While other tech leaders glad-hand with The Donald, Mark Zuckerberg is facing him head on. Today the Facebook CEO called out the President for his unamerican views that demonize immigrants, while a...

Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

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techcrunch.com - Following Bloomberg’s report, the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (what a name) officially announced that Apple is joining other tech companies as a founding member of the AI initia...

Netgear’s Orbi might be the best Wi-Fi router I’ve ever used

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techcrunch.com - I’m rarely this excited about a wi-fi router. I’ve used Apple gear for years now, replacing Airport after Airport until I found I hit a wall. My house is made of wood, brick, and lathe with a littl...

This startup wants to make China’s electric scooters as desirable as iPhones

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techcrunch.com - China is a big country with big cities and big roads. Imagine what it must feel like to know that the closest subway station or bus stop is 20-30 minutes away. Imagine getting in your car at 2 pm o...

6 Creative Ways to Integrate Social Media Into WordPress - Developer Drive

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www.developerdrive.com - But, sharing is not the only way to integrate social media into WordPress. In fact, there are a few other ways of making a website more social and helping your clients get more eyes on their conten...

Facebook intros new Privacy Basics and Security Key login - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - It’s been a decade since Facebook came into our lives or more like, we came to Facebook. The social network is still the top social media platform and we commend Mark Zuckerberg for being a genius....

Kyocera announces “rafre” washable smartphone, exclusive in Japan - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Expect them Japanese to come up with innovative, unique, or sometimes weird products. We don’t know how you will categorize this new phone but the “rafre” is definitely interesting. This Japan mark...

Seven Tips To Win The Competition For Attention

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loyalty360.org - Anyone in marketing knows how tough it is to get noticed. Competition is fierce. The consumer is saturated with products, brands, and businesses that take up media space and the “attention share” o...

3 Loyalty Trends That Will Make A Difference In 2017

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loyalty360.org - Building loyalty is paramount for brands looking to distinguish themselves and build a deeper relationship with their customer-base. Customers that feel like a particular brand understands them and...

Clear Winners in the Digital World Offer Better Platforms Related to Customer Personalization

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loyalty360.org - Customer loyalty is on the decline–a 7 percent drop since last year with higher attrition among digital customers, according to a new global study byVerint. Research conducted by Verint shows that ...

Snap Inc intends to file its highly-anticipated IPO next week

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thenextweb.com - According to sources familiar with the matter, and Recode — who broke the story — Snap Inc plans to file its highly-anticipated initial public offering (IPO) late next week. As for the nuts and bol...

XLR8 : Social Matching and Communication Platform for Entrepreneurs - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rick Duree”, Chief Firestarter of the Missouri- United States based startup “XLR8″ Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that y...

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

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www.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...

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

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www.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 do...

SpareFoot.com: The World's Largest Marketplace for Self-Storage - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Sparefoot is a simple and efficient solution for locating storage facilities, comparing prices, and booking storage units online. According to Mr. ‘Betts';Sparefoot is a simple and efficient soluti...

SkilledWizard.com: A Professional Social Network Platform Dedicated Exclusively to Skilled Workers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - SkilledWizard is a platform for Skilled Workers Worldwide. They set out to erase the void that currently exists today. “SkilledWizard.com”‘s mission is to unite skilled / blue collar workers worldw...

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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www.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 aDIY mobile apps service wit...

Report: By end of 2017 there will be more than 30 million voice assistants in US homes

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marketingland.com - Investment research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) has estimated that there are now 8.2 million US homes with Amazon Echo/Alexa devices. Independently, voice analytics company ...

Crowdid : E-Commerce Platform Selling Crowdfunded Products - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ed Havens”, Founder (CMO) at the San Francisco – USA based start-up “crowdid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do an...

ParkParrot : Automated System Showing Available Parkings - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Chandler Burke”, Founder of theChattanooga – USA based start-up “ParkParrot” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and...

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...

Ad of the Day: First Ad From McDonald's New Agency Says 'There's a Big Mac for That'

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www.adweek.com - McDonald's made headlines late last year for consolidating its $800 million-plus advertising business with a new dedicated unit inside Omncom called We Are Unlimited. That division's first campaign...

Time to grow your visibility with directory optimization outside of Google

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www.portent.com - Platitude #1: Google owns a massive majority of the search market. If all the internet’s a directory, and the game is to ensure you’re optimizing as such, consider that about 80% of desktop searche...

6 Top Digital Entertainment Trends For 2017

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www.bitrebels.com - With the new year comes a chance to get ahead on the latest and upcoming entertainment trends for 2017. In this article, we take a look at just a few expected to see expansion into consumer homes i...

Internet Service Providers, Studios and Record Labels Call It Quits on Copyright Alert System

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variety.com - Major internet providers are ending a four-year-old system in which consumers received “copyright alerts” when they viewed peer-to-peer pirated content. The ISPs, studios, and record labels did not...

Hey Trump! If you MUST tweet from an Android, make it this one

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mashable.com - President Trump apparently doesn't care about the security risks of using his old, unsecured Android phone. Though it can't be confirmed which Android phone Trump is actually using — and presumably...

Why isn't Trump using the self-destructing phone Obama had all the time?

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mashable.com - Over the past few days, some of the biggest questions about our national cybersecurity have centered on one device: President Donald Trump's phone. Shortly after he reportedly traded in his main Tw...

After backlash, Mark Zuckerberg drops lawsuits against Hawaiians over their land

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mashable.com - Mark Zuckerberg is dropping his lawsuits that would have forced hundreds of people in Hawaii to sell their land. The "quiet title" process, which allows rightful ownership of land to be decided bef...

Twitter Ads Guide for Beginners - Types of Ads and How they Work

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www.lilachbullock.com - Want to get better results from Twitter? Want to improve your engagement levels, get more traffic back to your website and grow your following? One of the ways that you can achieve these goals more...

What Makes a Great YouTube Landing Page?

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instapage.com - You’ve probably heard from a million marketers that, today, everybody’s obsessed with video content. But do you really understand just how much? Here are a few stats to illustrate: Makes you want t...

Twitter releases National Security Letters

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techcrunch.com - Over the last eight months,tech companies have slowly been revealing that they’ve received national security letters from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that force the firms to secretly disclo...

When will self-driving cars be everywhere?

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www.recode.net - If you want to ride in a self-driving car as soon as possible, keep your eye on the big ride-sharing apps. “If we have self-driving cars via Uber and Lyft, it’ll happen a lot faster than we expect ...

Data Privacy Day: know the risks of Amazon Alexa and Google Home

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Voice-activated, internet-connected personal assistants are all the rage these days. Ask a group of friends what they got for Christmas and at least one will tell you how much they love their new A...

Clean, Custom Collaborations! Ducati & Diesel Team Up To Create A Limited Edition Diavel – stupidDOPE.com

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stupiddope.com - As you can probably tell by now, we love stunning, custom rides. Today we get a look at a custom collaboration that comes from the creative minds at Ducati and Diesel. Today we get our first look a...

Was Donald Trump's official @POTUS account registered with a Gmail address?

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www.cbsnews.com - Five days after an Anonymous hacker publicly revealed security flaws in U.S. government Twitter accounts, including President Donald Trump’s official @POTUS account, the White House has taken actio...

Why News Organizations Should Buy Twitter

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niemanreports.org - Since its founding, Twitter has always lost money—more than $2 billion since 2011 alone. Oddly enough, Twitter now faces the same problem as newsrooms did back in the day when RSS first arrived on ...

Red Bull - Case Study - Red Bull Reenergizes Its File Collaboration with Egnyte

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www.egnyte.com - Drawing inspiration from functional drinks in the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid-1980s. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink, as well as developed the unique m...

Exclusive: The Super Secure Presidential Phone (That Trump May Not Be Using)

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www.defenseone.com - Among the privileges and cool stuff that come with being the president of the United States is a highly modified Boeing Black smartphone, an encrypted device certified to handle Top Secret data. Th...

“You took so much time to joke me”—two hours trolling a Windows support scammer

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arstechnica.com - We've dealt with these scammers before at Ars, but this week I got an opportunity to personally engage with a scam operation—so naturally, I attempted to inflict as much damage on it as possible. O...