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Monday, July 31, 2017

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www.abc.net.au - The ABC has launched a voice-activated news service to reach listeners using the new Google Home device, which has just arrived in Australia. More voice-activated devices are on the way and there has…

How to Design + Plan a Winning Instagram

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pegfitzpatrick.com - Planning a winning Instagram takes time, effort, and skill. Personally, I’m always looking to up my Insta-game. I’m pleased to share an interview with professional photographer and awesome Instagramm…

Apple’s Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent

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www.nytimes.com - Whatever Apple may have done in private to fight the Chinese internet law, the company has not offered a peep of criticism in public. Apple’s only public statement on the VPN ban said that the compan…

6 easy ways to promote your new blog when feeling shy or unsure online

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www.attractreaders.com - It's such a great feeling when you've published the first blog posts on your site. You're now a creator of content! It can feel like a big achievement to some new bloggers and it certainly is a real …

Leading Blockchain from Exciting Experiment to Widespread Adoption

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blogs.cisco.com - Like the Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain transformation will be a multi-year journey. We’re now at the beginning of that journey—an exciting time, when innovators from across in…

5 Tips on Mastering the Art of the Tweet

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www.adweek.com - If you’re in any way involved with an online business, the importance of social will have invariably been drilled into you by this stage. A simple Google search will also inundate you with more ‘guid…

You Need To Use Your Own Passion & Authenticity, Or You Won’t Stand Out In The Crowd

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medium.com - You aren’t just competing with Gary Vee. You aren’t just competing with Google, Apple and the latest tech startup down the road. You’re competing with every single person on the planet who has a smar…

LinkedIn: it’s illegal to scrape our website without permission

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arstechnica.com - LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner (left) and Chairman Reid Hoffman (right) with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (center). Microsoft bought LinkedIn last year. A small company called hiQ is locked in a high-stakes…

HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8 design and facial recognition

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techcrunch.com - Last week, Apple released the firmware of its upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod. It sounds like it was pushed out a bit earlier than expected as it isn’t supposed to come out until later this year.…

Google’s smart keyboard app Gboard adds doodling, YouTube and Google Maps

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techcrunch.com - Google’s Gboard, the app that integrates Google Search and other features right into the smartphone keyboard, is being updated today with a handful of notable new additions, including the integration…

Several departures at venture firm Kleiner Perkins

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techcrunch.com - Noted venture firm Kleiner Perkins is getting a little leaner. General partner Mike Abbott announced Monday that he’s leaving the team for an undetermined startup role. Separately, its early stage “E…

Spotify preps to go public with 60M subscribers, outpacing Apple

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techcrunch.com - Spotify’s singular focus on music sees it adding subscribers faster than the iPhone company with a streaming app on the side. Spotify has added 20 million paid subscribers in under a year, while it’s…

With 200M daily users, Giphy will soon test sponsored GIFs

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techcrunch.com - Giphy, the four-year-old search engine for GIFs, is going to finally start testing monetization. According to a source close to the company, Giphy will begin testing sponsored GIFs within messaging e…

Facebook buys Ozlo to boost its conversational AI efforts

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techcrunch.com - Facebook has gone ahead and purchased Charles Jolley’s conversational AI startup Ozlo. Jolley, formerly Head of Platform for Android at Facebook, will not be returning to the company. The Ozlo team i…

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

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techcrunch.com - Like a pitch drop in the dead of winter, the U.S. Government is slow when it comes to recognizing and regulating emerging technologies. But as the years have gone by, we have largely managed to adapt…

Google’s native ad blocker for Chrome shows up in Android developer build

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techcrunch.com - Google will reportedly debut a built-in ad blocking feature for its Chrome browser next year, and now we have the first concrete look at this addition to the web navigation software in action. In Chr…

Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones

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techcrunch.com - Google’s brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices. Reports emerged last week that certain Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices were getting the Daydream update, but today Google c…

Ring adds three connected Spotlight Cams to its Floodlight Cam lineup

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techcrunch.com - Connected home security device maker Ring has a growing product line – and it’s now three products bigger. Joining the Floodlight Cam the company debuted at CES this year, Ring is now also offering t…

This 1 number sums up why that Foxconn deal is over-the-top bad for Wisconsin

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www.marketwatch.com - Foxconn sales are $136 billion. An earlier version put it at $136 million. Foxconn’s announcement of plans for a $10 billion factory in southwestern Wisconsin is big news for those of us who care dee…

RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56: AMD will “trade blows” with GTX 1080 for $499

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arstechnica.com - A limited edition version of RX Vega 64, which features a slick aluminium shroud, costs $599 as part of a bundle that includes discounts on a Freesync monitor, X370 motherboard, and free games. A wat…

Apple can’t end lawsuit over “breaking” FaceTime on iPhone 4, judge rules

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arstechnica.com - According to a ruling issued last Friday by a federal judge in San Jose, California, Apple cannot get the case dismissed. US District Court Judge Lucy Koh brushed aside Apple's response to the case, …

Here Are 10 Super Useful Slack Tools You Probably Didn’t Know About

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www.fastcompany.com - However, most people aren’t using Slack to its full potential. If the service is part of your daily work life, check out these tips for doing everything from finding old conversations to adding your …

How to Drive Website Traffic With Instagram

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to direct followers to your website? With a few simple tactics, you can generate quality website traffic from Instagram. In this article you’ll discover how to use Instagram to drive traffic to …

Microsoft Mixer beta app shows up in Google Play Store - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Mixer Create beta version became available in the Google Play Store recently and those who prefer to do their live streaming on mixer.com on their mobile devices can now do so. Now it has gotten …

Three Nokia 8 variants listed on GFXbench and AnTuTu - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Nokia 8 will be HMD Global’s first flagship smartphone and it’s set to be launched on August 16. We’ve been seeing a number of leaked images already including that Copper Gold version even before…

Cortana for Android gets updated look and UI, minor new features - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - You can probably forgive Microsoft for previously not paying much attention to the Android version of their Cortana digital assistant. After all, it’s not a competitor’s platform. But what the OEM ha…

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier TUMI edition available this August - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re a fan of both the Samsung Gear S3 and the TUMI brand, then you will probably like this new variant that they have just announced. It is a special edition of the Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch …

11 GIFs That Prove Robots are Taking Over - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - While we haven’t reached a full blown robot-controlled society yet, we might be getting there soon. Not only is there a robot for every boring chore that you don’t feel like doing, but now their skil…

Digital Transformation: Using Data-Driven Insights for Exceptional Customer Engagement

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loyalty360.org - Digital transformation (DX) is an expansive and, at times, confusing discipline, but mastering it is an unavoidable reality for any organization—even those that were “born digital”—wanting to remain …

What is growth hacking? – ART + marketing

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artplusmarketing.com - Growth hacking is devising and implementing clever ways to drive new sign ups as well as retention with little to no marketing budget. Growth hacks are not tricks but rather ways to draw attention to…

Apple's biggest rival in China is seeing double-digit growth

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www.cnbc.com - Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone vendor by shipment, said that its consumer business group saw sales revenue for the first six months ending in June grow by 36.2 percent on-year to 105.4 …

Amazon, Facebook, and Google All Launch New Content Plays

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contentmarketinginstitute.com - PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoy our show, we would love it if you would rate it or post a review on iTunes. Robert pond…

Pear-U : Relationship Making Application - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sachet Gagwani”, Founder/CEO of the Ashburn – USA based start-up “Pear-U” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what…

ApprovalQ : Email Project Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sharif Aly”, Aly of the California – USA based start-up “ApprovalQ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your …

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 w…

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, t…

Pampered Teacher : Sends Teachers a Subscription Box Filled with Hand-Selects 4-6 Teacher Gifts - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Cristin Frank”, Owner Of the NY – USA based startup “Pampered Teacher” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what …

SpyderMate: A Suite of Five Unique and Powerful SEO Analysis Tools that Allows you to Manage any Number of Internet Marketing Campaigns Easy - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - SpyderMate is a suite of unique and powerful internet marketing tools structured to make managing any number of internet marketing campaigns easy. “SpyderMate” is a suite of five powerful SEO analysi…

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 powe…

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 the Chattanooga – USA based start-up “ParkParrot” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and …

Vic Gundotra is Wrong About Smartphone Cameras - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Former Google executive Vic Gundotra recently declared that the iPhone’s camera is better than that of any Android device. He’s wrong about that, actually. In fact, it’s not even close. I remember Mr…

Living with Windows 10 S: Hardware Devices - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - When it comes to Windows 10 and hardware peripherals, there are successes and there are defeats. But the most common experience, I bet, is something in-between; devices that work, but offer only basi…

Search and Lens Are Now More Front and Center in the Pinterest App

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www.adweek.com - Pinterest’s continued emphasis on search took another major step forward Monday with the addition of search and visual discovery tool Lens to its home feed. Users of Pinterest’s flagship iOS applicat…

Tesla Crowned This Commercial as the Winner of Its Fan-Made Ad Contest

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www.adweek.com - Tesla has been the grateful subject of plenty of impressive fan-made ads with remarkably high production values. But more charmingly low-budget commercials ended up taking the top three spots in the …

Should You Trust Bill Gates With Your Cloud Data?

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www.shoemoney.com - Ok, yeah, we all know Bill Gates doesn’t run Microsoft anymore. But his name is synonymous with the sprawling corporation behind everything Windows. So, we’ll just pretend he’s a Wizard of Oz and sti…

3 Simple Ways To Monetize Your Guest WiFi Bandwidth

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www.bitrebels.com - In recent years, it’s been seen as ‘normal’ for a business with a public space to offer guest WiFi. In fact, many people assume that it’s just a basic offering so if you’re not providing some form o…

Motor Trend Declares $60K Tesla Model 3 a Winner - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Motor Trend has stated that the “original Tesla Model S was a proof of concept — it was possible to make a long-range electric vehicle. The Model X showed that you could make an electric SUV. But nei…

Apple Bans More Apps in China at the Request of Communist Government

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freebeacon.com - BY: Paul Crookston Follow @P_Crookston July 31, 2017 1:11 pm Apple has altered its app offerings in China, responding to demands from the Chinese government that aim to restrict software developers f…

J.K. Rowling Apologizes for 'Distress' She Caused By Falsely Accusing Trump of Not Shaking Hands With Disabled Child

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freebeacon.com - Donald Trump shakes a disabled child's hand / Twitter BY: Cameron Cawthorne Follow @@Cam_Cawthorne July 31, 2017 7:31 pm J.K Rowling, author turned liberal voice, apologized on Monday for a series of…

Voting Machines Easily Hacked at DefCon Conference

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freebeacon.com - BY: Jack Heretik Follow @JackHeretik July 31, 2017 3:43 pm Voting machines were easily hacked at one of the nation's largest cyber security conferences in Las Vegas, where hackers tested the systems'…

Cancelling Your Model 3 Refund? Expect Delays Due To "System Failures," "IT Issues" Or "Database Errors" - Silver For The People

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www.brotherjohnf.com - 3 mths, 14 emails, 6 support tickets and 4 phone calls later, still no refund from @TeslaMotors on cancelled Model 3 order #scam #lawsuit — Jakob Pizzera (@pizzeraj) July 20, 2017 3 mths, 14 emails, …

How to Set Up Facebook Messenger Ads

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to reach more customers and prospects using Facebook Messenger? Messenger ads display inside the Messenger app on the home tab, increasing the likelihood people will interact with your bu…

Time Inc. is moving all its websites to a new platform called Element

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techcrunch.com - Time Inc. websites will be getting a new look over the next few months, thanks to a new in-house platform called Element. Ben Ronne, Time Inc.’s executive director, product, platforms, told me that t…

How Professional Video Can Establish Your Expertise, Elevate Your Brand, and Escalate Sales

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instapage.com - Social media is not just about engaging with your audience, promoting offers, and merely having a "presence" on social media. Video can play a fundamental role in all of your social media activities …

Is Your SEO or Marketing Team Paying For Bot Traffic?

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husaria-marketing.com - Digital marketers know better than most how to manipulate metrics to make themselves look better. Google Analytics is both a powerful tool that can give you granular statistics about your web traffic…

Tips To Help You With Your Iphone

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Having an iphone can be a great way to let your creative by melding many types of devices into one. For the new user though, the phone can be quite tricky to use. Even those who have been using the i…

Acer launches 'Nitro 5'gaming laptop on Flipkart, retail stores

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www.catchnews.com - Leading gaming PC maker Acer on 31 July introduced the powerful Nitro 5 in India, slated to deliver an astounding, affordable and portable gaming experience that deliver everyday usability with ultim…

Russia bans VPNs to block “unlawful” side of the Internet

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hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com - After threatening to shut down end-to-end encrypted messaging service Telegram, Russia is now moving to ban virtual private network (VPN) applications designed to offer unrestricted, anonymous access…

Patrick Byrne: Why Cryptocurrencies Matter

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www.zerohedge.com - Bitcoin Fanboys are always falling back on their whole “Bitcoin is decentralized” argument. Well, technically speaking, no duh. Currency in someone’s pocket is always literally decentralized? In a…

Phishers steal Chrome extension from developer - Help Net Security

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www.helpnetsecurity.com - An attacker has compromised the Chrome Web Store account of German developer team a9t9 software, and has equipped their Copyfish Chrome extension with ad/spam injection capabilities. Unfortunately, e…

The New York gas pumps that steal your credit card

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - A few years back, we saw a spate of Bluetooth-enabled, banking-data-gobbling skimmers installed at gas stations in the Southern US. Eventually, 13 alleged thieves were charged with forging bank cards…

Egnyte Connect + Google Docs: Strengthening Productivity at Work

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www.egnyte.com - At Egnyte we are always working to be on the leading edge of innovation and collaborate closely with other technology leaders to make sure that when they release new products and features Egnyte user…

Look out Silicon Valley, here comes Brit bruiser Amber Rudd to lay down the (cyber) law

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www.theregister.co.uk - Executives at Facebook, Google and other terrorist-enabling online services are said to be quaking in their boots as UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd swoops into Silicon Valley this week to read them the…

Things to consider if you want a smart home

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embedded-computing.com - Imagine that you’ve almost reached your office only to remember that you forgot to lock your front door. You can either call your neighbor to lock the door or drive all the way back home to do it you…

How to Satisfy Your Customers When Your Product Is Delayed

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www.entrepreneur.com - Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business. Register Now » Sarah Ribner, co-founder of PiperWai, had two weeks notice be…

Executing on Innovation Ideas

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aepiphanni.com - As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably had a good idea or two. Or, perhaps, you have new ideas just about every day. How many of those ideas actually hit prime time? How many of those ideas actually ac…

How to Get Real Results (and Sales!) From Facebook Ads

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www.entrepreneur.com - Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business. Register Now » Editor’s Note: In "Tough Love Tuesday," our first-ever summer…

Apple removes VPN Apps from China App Store

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rogerstringer.com - We received notification from Apple today, July 29, 2017, at roughly 04:00 GMT, that the ExpressVPN iOS app was removed from the China App Store. Our preliminary research indicates that all major VPN…

15 Times Elon Musk Had the Best Response

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www.entrepreneur.com - Being a Silicon Valley billionaire comes with its pitfalls, one being that everything you say will be scrutinized by the public. Elon Musk doesn’t seem to mind though. Despite his position as the CEO…


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