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Friday, March 31, 2017

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

Big Cable’s Case for Selling Your Data Doesn’t Hold Up

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www.wired.com - This week, the House of Representatives followed the Senate in voting for a resolution that throws out Obama-era regulations that would have banned your internet service provider from selling your ...

Next-generation DDR5 RAM will double the speed of DDR4 in 2018

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arstechnica.com - You may have just upgraded your computer to use DDR4 recently or you may still be using DDR3, but in either case, nothing stays new forever. JEDEC, the organization in charge of defining new standa...

Comcast: We won’t sell browser history, and you can opt out of targeted ads

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arstechnica.com - Comcast today said it has "no plans" to sell its customers' individual Web browsing histories, but Comcast can still deliverpersonalized ads based on its customers' browsing history. Comcast, the n...

Here’s all the new stuff in Apple’s latest security document

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techcrunch.com - Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public’s only window into how iPhones and other Apple products sec...

Twilio now lets developers send and receive faxes

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techcrunch.com - No, this is not an April Fools’ joke: Cloud communications platform Twilio today announcedthe launch of its “programmable fax” service. While Twilio’s general focus has been on reinventing the phon...

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are exactly what leaks suggested, and that’s a good thing

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techcrunch.com - Pretty much everything you’ve already read about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is true. And that’s a good thing. Whether by accident or design, the company did a truly abysmal job keeping its new flagship ...

Stories are the new News Feed

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techcrunch.com - If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories, we’ll have to get used to using them eve...

Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta

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techcrunch.com - Social media influencers – like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs – often promote products they like, either as part of a brand relationship or as means of generating income through affiliate sales...

How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

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techcrunch.com - Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat launched Search for S...

A UK entrepreneur takes flight by attaching miniature jet engines to his limbs

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techcrunch.com - A YouTube collection of grainy video clips highlights the progress Gravity founder Richard Browning has made toward his outlandish dream over the past year. Each seems more terrifying than the last...

Weekly Roundup: A big win for SpaceX, Congress votes to let ISP’s sell your browsing history

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techcrunch.com - SpaceX gets a big win after successfully relaunching a Falcon 9 rocket, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is officially unveiled and more details surface on Elon Musk’s new company. These are the top stories o...

Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware

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techcrunch.com - Wonder, the incredibly stealthy new gaming company, has quietly created a signup page for information and perks related to its plans for global domination of the gaming market from its Los Angeles ...

Android cofounder gets serious about OEM startup, teases new device

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arstechnica.com - Android Inc. cofounder and former CEO Andy Rubin has taken to Twitter to tease a new slim-bezeled smartphone. This is the first device we've seen from Rubin's new startup, called "Essential." The d...

Microsoft closing down CodePlex, tells devs to move to GitHub

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft announced today that CodePlex, the company'sopen-source project hosting service, will be closed down. Started in 2006, the service offered an alternative to SourceForge. It was based init...

Uber executive pleads the 5th, won’t hand over documents in Waymo lawsuit

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arstechnica.com - A former Google engineer, now working for Uber, used his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination this week. He did so to avoid turning over documents in the Waymo v. Uber trade-secret lit...

Beyond Zelda: The first month of Switch games acts as a promising crystal ball

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arstechnica.com - We've had a lot—a lot, lot,lot—to say about the new Nintendo Switch game system this past month. But if you are keeping score, you may notice that we haven't reviewed many games for the home-portab...

7 killer ways to influence user behaviour

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www.creativebloq.com - Websites employ psychological techniques to influence the behaviour of their users. Drawing on decades of academic research that explains how our mind works and how we make decisions, designers can...

Preload, Prefetch And Priorities in Chrome – reloading

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medium.com - Don’t rely on fetch() working with “preload”… just yet. In Chrome if you try to use preload with the fetch() API you will end up triggering a double download. This doesn’t currently occur with XHR ...

How to Sell Games on the Web | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - The first step to getting famous as a video game studio is to make a great game. The second step is to sell the darned thing to a whole lot of people. That is, of course, easier said than done. It’...

7 Ways to Make WordPress Simpler for Users — SitePoint

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www.sitepoint.com - This article is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. WordPress is one of the simpler Content Management System...

These 17 Social Media Power Players Agree On 1 Thing (And It's a Must-Have For Your Business)

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www.inc.com - Our technology-driven world is evolving at an exponential pace. According to IBM, 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone--that's how much noise we're...

6 Visual Apps for Creating Social Media Content : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - A number of mobile apps let you create professional-looking images, animations, and video using only your mobile device. In this article, you’ll discover six mobile apps to create content for your ...

This App Sends Your Message to Your Congressperson’s Voicemail—And Also to The Entire World

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lifehacker.com - If you’re having trouble getting calls through to your member of Congress, an app called Stance says it can help. You just record a message, and it keeps trying until it can deliver that message to...

Good Guy Comcast: We're not going to sell your data, trust us

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www.theregister.co.uk - Update US cable giant Comcast is looking to calm public outrage over its newfound ability to sell the browsing histories of its customers. In a post to the company's corporate policy blog, chief pr...

New tools for developing games for Actions on Google - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you remember, Actions on Google was launched December last year as the developer platform for the new Google Assistant digital voice assistant. Since that time, there have been quite a number of...

Twitter is retiring its default ‘egg’ profile picture, but that doesn’t do anything to solve its abuse problems

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www.recode.net - Twitter is changing its default profile photo and getting rid of the egg picture it has used since 2010 for users who don’t upload their own picture. Instead, Twitter is using a new human silhouett...

Mangomolo : Stream Personlized Live and On-Demand Content - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Wissam Sabbagh”, CEO of the Beirut – Lebanon based StartUp “Mangomolo” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

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...

SmartUse: Mobile Application To Handle Construction Projects - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Ms. ‘Lucie Perrier'; Marketing Director of the New York-based start-up “SmartUse”. Below, is the full interview that we have con...

TheVegasHookUp : Profile Filtering System - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Jamie Brewster”, Founder and CEO of the Oakland – USA based start-up “TheVegasHookUp” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that ...

KillerStartupsDesigns.com: A Website that Features Daily Start-Ups Based on Strict Aesthetic Standards - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - KillerStartupsDesigns features ONE startup daily that meets strict aesthetic standards and that is reviewed by a highly experienced Web/Graphic designer. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

AbbeyPost : Brand-New Marketplace and Community - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - AbbeyPost is a brand-new marketplace and community designed exclusively for plus size women’s fashion! Shopping is an inherently social activity, but for over 100 million plus size women in the US,...

RunLastMan : Sports Betting Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Graham Carrick”,CEO at the Dublin – Ireland based start-up “RunLastMan” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

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...

Talk.io A New Way To Meet People - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Tomasz Dominiak'; Project Manager / CEO of Talk.io in Warsaw. Talk.io (http://www.talk.io) is a new product designed for anyone who wants to break free from...

Snapchat Is Adding a Search Function That Lets Users Sift Through Over 1 Million Stories

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www.adweek.com - Snapchat wants to become the go-to hub for watching real-time content. Today, the app is launching a search feature for Stories—those strings of photos and videos collected at events and locations ...

Protecting Ad Revenue Motivates Social Networks to Ban Trolls, Terrorists

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www.adweek.com - Extreme content has always existed on social media. But in more recent years, it seems to have reached disruptive levels. While some have blamed Twitter’s troll problem for its slow growth and Redd...

Getting the most bang for your buck: 11 CRO opportunities

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searchengineland.com - Improving marketing performance often involves a lot of spot treatment: you spend some time working on your paid search campaigns, then you spend some time working on your organic search, and so on...

11 default iPhone apps you can replace with much better ones

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mic.com - Delete Maps, Mail and Safari and never look back — there are much better versions of the default apps you get when you first get a new iPhone. You won't regret it. Trust us. The alternatives are ga...

​Twitter ditches the egg avatar, opts for a human silhouette

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www.cnet.com - It's time to bid farewell to Twitter's ubiquitous default profile image -- the egg. The social media site decided it was time for an upgrade. Now, for those people who haven't uploaded profile phot...

What non-Moto G users are missing out on (Paid Content by Motorola)

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mashable.com - Your phone is your lifeline. It’s the first thing you look at when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you cling to before you go to sleep. It’s how you check in with friends – and check ...

Instagram Live for musicians - DIY Musician Blog

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diymusician.cdbaby.com - Social media platforms are constantly rolling out new features. And if you’re using a few different ones to promote your music, it can seem downright overwhelming and difficult to keep up. If you’r...

Google Analytics: How to Analyze the Behavior of Your Site Visitors : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to learn more about how people use your website? Wondering how the Behavior reports in Google Analytics can help? To explore how to navigate the Behavior section of Google Analytics, I ...

Style & Luxury! A Look At The 2017 Lexus GS 200t F-Sport – stupidDOPE.com

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stupiddope.com - When it comes to beautiful, smooth and flawless automobiles, the good folks over at Lexus are no strangers. Recently we had the opportunity to spend a few days behind the wheel of a 2017 Lexus GS 2...

Riding Into The Future! 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid EX – stupidDOPE.com

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stupiddope.com - Known for crafting economical and affordable rides for all, Kia returns in 2017 with some updates and upgrades. Recently we had the chance to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2017 Kia Optima Hyb...

Close the lead generation gap with mid-funnel content [success story] | Brafton

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www.brafton.com - As a resident of the Bay Area, I don’t exaggerate when I tell you tech companies are popping up daily like weeds. And that’s not exclusive to our Tech Mecca, either. So with all that noise, how do ...

Why your website is not converting into sales - and what to do

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www.lilachbullock.com - Is your website not converting enough? How many visitors to your website are turning into qualified leads? Are you looking to optimise your website for more conversions? There can be a lot of reaso...

Will Facebook Messenger Bots Change the Way You Do Customer Service?

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instapage.com - Facebook’s new powerful advertising tool might have you feeling like you’re in a sci-fi movie, but we assure you — robot customer service reps are very real. These “chatbots” were unveiled earlier ...

Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Good Job

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careersandjobs.org - Virtually all task searching specialists agree that networking is the very best way to locate a terrific job. But lots of people do not have connections to the decision manufacturers who do the hir...

Mobile Marketing: Why It’s A Good Idea

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firstadsense.com - Mobile marketing has been proven to be a great way to reach out to a lot of niche customers for your services and products. Just about everyone owns some sort of mobile device today. Always tailor ...