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Monday, January 30, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

The iPhone 7 of Healthcare

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www.learnliberty.org - This week Apple released its iPhone 7, the latest tech marvel from Silicon Valley, which has enjoyed relative freedom from government regulation. In contrast, the healthcare industry, which is cont...

Design for Reality, Not Glory

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www.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...

Fitbit is stumbling... so it's making a smartwatch

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mashable.com - In unsurprising news, Fitbit released a preliminary statement this morning detailing its disappointing financial results for the fourth quarter of last year. The statement was headlined by an annou...

Nothing says Trump-Putin bromance like gold-plated iPhones

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www.cnet.com - Much has been made of the cozy relationship between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Should you wish to revel in their apparent bromance, you can now do so with custo...

We need startups to build democracy tech

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techcrunch.com - It’s time to actually make the world a better place. Silicon Valley was birthed from an existential threat to the world. Nazi radar defense technology was decimating the Allied air forces. But Amer...

Facebook’s Parse developer platform is shutting down today

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techcrunch.com - One year ago Facebook made the surprising announcement that it was shuttering Parse, the development platform that it purchased in 2013. While the company said they would keep the service online fo...

Google partners with Cloudflare and TripleLift to improve AMP ads

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techcrunch.com - Google is making a number of ad partner announcements around its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format today. The idea behind AMP is to speed up the mobile web experience for users and it’s no secr...

Razer acquires Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone

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techcrunch.com - Three months after acquiringiconic audio tech company THX, Razer is making another move to expand its business beyond hardware and software for the gaming community. The company has acquired Nextbi...

Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant that takes your order via messaging or voice

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techcrunch.com - Starbucks is embracing the trend towards voice-based computing with the launch of a new feature in its mobile app called My Starbucks barista, which allows customers to order and pay for their food...

Apple revenue could grow again thanks to the iPhone 7

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techcrunch.com - Apple will report its holiday quarter earnings tomorrow. Once again, all eyes will be on the iPhone. The device now represents the vast majority of the company’s revenue. So anything that can affec...

Lagging On Your New Year's Resolutions? Here's How To Decide What To Ditch

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www.fastcompany.com - Maybe you bit off more than you could chew when you made your New Year’s resolutions—and you're just noticing that now. Don't worry, it's fine to pare down so you can devote all your energy to the ...

Forgotten passwords are bane of the Internet. Facebook wants to fix that

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arstechnica.com - Facebook is unveiling a new service that remedies one of the biggest headaches facing online users today—the forgotten password. Starting Tuesday, Facebook will offer a service that allows users wh...

RIP, “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System

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arstechnica.com - Four years ago, some of the nation's leading ISPs worked inconjunction with the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the White House to roll out...

Needls : Get Notified of Leads in Real Time - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Justin Hartzman”,Founder and CEO – of the Toronto – Canada based start-up “Needls.” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1- What is it exactly that you...

Pushstartr : Database Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ryan Nutley”, CEO of the Ireland based start-up “Pushstartr” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start...

BunchCut : Sort Large Volumes of Images Fast - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Nathalie du Preez”, CEO and Co-Founder of the London and New York based start-up “Bunchcut” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly ...

Vertical Method : Posture Strength For Techies and The Desk-Bound Workforce - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Jennifer Davis”, Founder and CEO of the San Francisco- United States based startup “Vertical Method” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is ...

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...

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...

GetEchoed : A Social Platform For People To Act On Their Goals - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Arpita Chakraborty'; Co-founder of the Indian-based start-up “getechoed”. Below, is the full interview that we have conduct...

Point Shout : Mobile App to Listen, Engage and React to Customers' Needs - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ionut Danifeld”, Co-Founder at the Brussels – Belgium based start-up“PointShout” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do...

With New Hire, Facebook Looks To Strengthen Its Relationship To Music

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www.npr.org - Facebook has, for the most part, kept music at an arm's remove, and for good reasons. Given the kaleidoscopic legal, contractual and statutory nature of music's business, coordinating a technical a...

Apple is finally fixing one of the Apple Watch's most annoying problems

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mashable.com - Most of us know well enough not to check our smartphones in a movie theater, but what do you do when your smart watch lights up when you raise your hand to scratch your nose. SEE ALSO: Apple Watch ...

Dialing up the past: How did the early internet affect the media?

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mashable.com - Amit Rathore is the founder and CEO of Quintype, a modern media technology platform and premium monetization service. If you're old enough, think back to the early days of the internet. It was a ta...

Dropbox's new feature puts cloud files on your desktop

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mashable.com - Dropbox is beefing up its productivity tools and making cloud files much easier to find. During a press event in San Francisco Monday, the cloud storage company introduced a new feature called Smar...

Uber fights against #DeleteUber hashtag with targeted ads

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mashable.com - Ride-hailing app Uber has had a rough weekend. The company found itself the target of a negative hashtag Sunday, stemming largely from Donald Trump's executive order to ban citizens of seven Muslim...

Forget touchscreens, this smartphone concept wants to use holograms

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mashable.com - Your future smartphone could be entirely voice activated, displaying your text messages and other info with holograms. At least, that's the idea behind Alo, a new smartphone concept that imagines a...

Virtual Reality and Fashion - VR Voice

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vrvoice.co - A dream crossover that may transform and grow the fashion industry. In the new Spring/Summer 2017 season, several designers at last Fall’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW) enhanced their consumer exper...

Why I’m Moving From MailChimp to ConvertKit

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wecreate.global - This year I’m relaunching my personal blog, Almost Fearless, as a multi-author site with a print and digital quarterly magazine. It’s a massive undertaking but it has also afforded me the opportuni...

Instagram Stories is stealing Snapchat’s users

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techcrunch.com - Good enough and convenient. That’s proved a winning strategy for Instagram’s clone, according to a dozen analytics providers, social media celebrities, and talent managers who told TechCrunch they’...

5 Steps to Write the Best Freelance Proposal (Free Template)

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www.ryrob.com - Whether you’re new to the world of freelancing, a seasoned veteran in your field, or freelancing while working full time, convincing potential clientsthat you’re the best fit for the job is always ...

8 Ways Successful Landing Pages Maximize ROI

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instapage.com - Your toaster, the thermostat, that Keurig in your office — if only everything in life were as simple as “set it and forget it.” Unfortunately for you, while many marketing processes are streamlined...

Gamified Training in the Corporate Workplace

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yukaichou.com - The corporate workplace is a harsh place. Well, harsh as in very few employees wake up every morning excited to go to work. More often than not, employees simply attempt to survive through the drea...

Car2Go thinks we'd rather share luxury Mercedes-Benz sedans than Smart cars

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www.theverge.com - Car2Go, the car-sharing service owned by Daimler, announced today that for the first time, it would be offering something other than tiny, two-seat Smart cars. The company said it was adding thousa...

LG OLED vs. Samsung QLED: How the 4K HDR TVs Stack Up -

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4k.com - The world of 4K television and content technology is loaded with acronyms and other types of jargon, possibly sometimes to the point where they all just seem to mix together into something of a con...

Hadoop vendors make a jumble of security

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www.infoworld.com - A year ago a Deutsche Bank survey of CIOs found that “CIOs are now broadly comfortable with [Hadoop] and see it as a significant part of the future data architecture.” They're so comfortable, in fa...

How retailers can use tech to their advantage

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bizedge.co.nz - Retailers need to consider how the right technology solutions can maximise their chances of success, as changing consumer habits show a prevailing preference for online shopping. That’s the word ac...

Green Deals: 4-pack Philips 60W A19 Daylight LED Light Bulbs $8 (Reg. $15+), more

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electrek.co - Home Depot is offering a 4-pack of Philips 60W Equivalent A19 Daylight LED Light Bulbs for$7.97. Free shipping is available on orders of $45+ or you can opt for in-store pickup. Today’s deal is $11...

Intel Responsive Retail Platform leads tech providers where fish are biting

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blogs.intel.com - Intel® Responsive Retail Platformcan lead Technology Providers to where the fish are biting. Intel has committed to invest more than $100 million over the next five years in the retail industry wit...

The iPhone 8 OLED display won’t come cheap for Apple

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bgr.com - Seeing as how the iPhone’s industrial design has remained largely unchanged since the iPhone 6, the anticipation for Apple to deliver a groundbreaking new design has been steadily building for quit...

Twitter Is Going To Have A Rough 2017

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seekingalpha.com - Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) faces more competition in 2017, which is why I expect the stock to underperform. The reason why Twitter won't be able to beat the competition is executional. In theory, Twitter ...

Ten Tips to Dramatically Increase Your Brand Engagement on Twitter

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www.infographicdesignteam.com - You have got your stellar website designed. So.. Now what? Would you sit and wait for people to search for your website and view it? Without you promoting it? Well, there’s no single person today w...

Twitter VP promises ‘long overdue’ harassment fixes this week

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www.theverge.com - Twitter’s vice president of engineering, Ed Ho, has promised to make changes to the service to combat harassment as soon as this week. Speaking on Twitter, Ho said that the company would be rolling...

Nokia Restriction Code: insider knowledge - Unlock Codes For Phones

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www.unlockphone.codes - Nokia are one of the longest standing manufacturers of phones in the world, even before mobile phones were invented. In the 1960s Nokia produced radio phones and in the 1980s they worked on car pho...

Booted up in 1993, this server still runs -- but not for much longer

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www.computerworld.com - In 1993, President Bill Clinton was in the first year of his presidency, Windows NT 3.1 and Jurassic Park were both released, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed, and Phil Ho...

We're All Being Recorded. Who Reaps The Rewards?

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www.fastcompany.com - The sunlight is nearly blinding as it bounces off the squat, square, perfectly beige and banal government complex across the street. In the foreground, a police officer squints into the camera, shr...

The 5 Step Influencer Formula (and its money making secrets)

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www.jeffbullas.com - The ever present Facebook app that sits on your smartphone is an addiction for many of us. You post a cute photo of your dog, maybe your latest trip to the Caribbean and then check in later to see ...

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...

​$1.3M to increase female-founded startups

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www.cio.com.au - Girl Geek Academy staff (left to right) April Staines, Lisy Kane, Tammy Butow, Amanda Watts and Sarah Moran Australia’s Girl Geek Academy has raised $1.3 million to launch a hackathon in Victoria d...