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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Facebook Gets Hit With Another Fine For Collecting Data On Users

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dailycaller.com - The Spanish government reportedly fined Facebook $1.4 million for collecting data on people’s religious beliefs and ideology. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (DPA) says Facebook has been violating…

The surprising new strategy of pro-Russia bots

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www.bbc.com - Co-ordinated groups of Twitter bots pushing pro-Russian propaganda have developed an odd but occasionally effective strategy - retweeting messages that the bot-makers disagree with and flooding their…

How to Backup Windows Computers and Servers

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www.backblaze.com - There’s a little company called Apple making big announcements this week, but about 45% of you are on Windows machines, so we thought it would be a good idea to devote a blog post today to Windows us…

It's September 2017, and .NET lets PDFs hijack your Windows PC

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www.theregister.co.uk - While much of the tech world is still fixating on Apple's $1,000 face-reading iPhone, administrators are going to be busy testing and deploying this month's Patch Tuesday load. Microsoft, Adobe, and …

iPhone X basically has a Kinect on the front to enable FaceID

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techcrunch.com - It remains to be seen whether Apple’s FaceID will be as convenient as TouchID (it already failed on stage), but at the very least we can’t accuse Apple of not dedicating enough hardware to the task. …

FaceID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps

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techcrunch.com - Goodbye fingers, hello faces. With the introduction of FaceID, and the removal of the TouchID button, Apple today confirmed speculation about its next generation of on-device authentication when it c…

Nintendo: Super NES Classic production has been “dramatically increased”

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arstechnica.com - If that's the case, why were initial pre-orders so hard to come by? Fils-Aimé passes the buck here, telling FT that the instant sellouts were due to unspecified retailer issues "outside our control" …

Reduce the cords, charge your Apple devices together with AirPower in 2018

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arstechnica.com - Coming next year, Apple minimalism meets cord anxiety... AirPower will power your phone, buds, and watch all together. CUPERTINO, Calif.—Amid a bevy of new product releases—the iPhone 8 and iPhone X,…

Metroid: Samus Returns is a return to form for 2D adventuring

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arstechnica.com - You'll be whacking a lot of charging enemies with well-timed melee attacks in this game. Metroid: Samus Returns on the Nintendo 3DS manages this balancing act pretty ably. Developer MercurySteam's os…

How Apple TV 4K could outpace competition from Roku, Amazon and more

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techcrunch.com - The Apple TV 4K is here, and it has both 4K resolution (as the name implies) and HDR support, which means it can work with the latest TVs, projectors and content formats for better picture, brighter …

Audi’s Aicon concept ditches pedals and wheel in favor of full autonomy

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techcrunch.com - Audi’s looking ahead to the what its vehicles will look like once true self-driving technology is available and on the roads with the Aicon, a new concept vehicle it’s debuting at the Frankfurt Motor…

The Apple Watch Series 3 will transform a lot of workouts

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s played it a bit cautiously for the last few Apple Watch upgrades — like many others, the company no doubt understands the limitation of the smartwatch form factors. They’re small, so it’s har…

Samsung touts 650k Note 8 pre-sales; 2.5x faster than Note 7 pre-orders

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techcrunch.com - Another tidbit pertaining to Samsung’s incoming Note 8, with the company hoping its premium palm-stretcher phablet brand can rise phoenix like from the ashes of the Note 7 flaming battery debacle. A …

This is how much the new iPhones will cost

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techcrunch.com - At Apple’s big event today at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple unveiled three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. “No other devices in our lifetime have had the impact on the …

Honda’s picture-perfect Urban EV concept car aims for 2019 production

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techcrunch.com - This new concept from Honda, the Urban EV, looks like something most automakers would show off as a distant vision of what cars might look like in five or ten years’ time. Honda, however, says it’s t…

Programmers can now access Test IO code QA service in Jira development tool

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techcrunch.com - Software quality-assurance testing has sometimes taken a backseat in today’s rush-rush agile development environment. Into the breach has stepped on-demand testing startups like Test IO, giving devel…

AT&T expands free HBO to both its unlimited wireless plans

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techcrunch.com - AT&T announced this morning it’s adding free HBO to all customers on its unlimited wireless plans, including both Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice. The carrier in April had offered free HBO only t…

Honda will offered electrified option of all new vehicle models in Europe

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techcrunch.com - Honda will offer an electrified version of all of its new models launched in Europe from now on, the company announced at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo revealed the new…

Apple is releasing macOS High Sierra on September 25

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techcrunch.com - Apple has been hard at work on four different operating systems — iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. And the company just updated its website after its iPhone launch event. It now says that macOS High Sie…

The new Apple TV gets a 4K HDR upgrade

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techcrunch.com - The new Apple TV is here, and it offers 4K support. That’s the big reason to upgrade here, and given the growth of the 4K video content and TV hardware markets between now and the release of the last…

Animoji are dumb and I detest them

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techcrunch.com - Apple today announced the digital equivalent of a singing telegram, a perversion of the emoji concept that embodies the worst of both the company’s exclusionary philosophy and the worst of CG animals…

10 tips to wean yourself from your phone - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - Have you been called out one time too many times for being obsessed with your phone? Though it’s tempting to check into apps constantly, there’s life to be lived and things to be done that don’t invo…

The only safe email is text-only email

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theconversation.com - It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishing scam. Any one of the endless strea…

Viacom, Discovery, and others to offer sports-free TV streaming package

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arstechnica.com - The countless number of TV streaming services continues to grow with the addition of a forthcoming bundle that leaves a big audience behind: sports lovers. According to a report from The Wall Street …

Alleged Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake benchmarks leak online

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arstechnica.com - Alleged benchmarks for Intel's as yet unannounced Core i7-8700K have leaked online courtesy of a tech YouTuber and an unguarded HP Omen PC at DreamHack 2017. The i7-8700K—the rumoured flagship six-co…

For 2nd time this year, Windows 0-day exploited to install Finspy creepware

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arstechnica.com - On Tuesday, Microsoft patched a previously unknown vulnerability that researchers say was actively exploited by an undisclosed nation to install surveillance malware on one or more vulnerable compute…

Hands on with the iPhone X: OLED and HDR outshine everything else

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arstechnica.com - Apple’s iPhone X has the best phone display I have yet seen, and it strikes the perfect balance between phone size and display size—at least for me. When I handled the device at the Apple event at th…

The Mercedes-AMG Project One is basically a road-legal F1 car

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arstechnica.com - The car industry is currently going through a burst of exuberance that dwarfs even that of the early 1990s. You'd think sensitivities over pollution and climate change would have made the horsepower …

PETA drops lawsuit arguing animals have right to own property

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arstechnica.com - We brought word last month that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was in the works of dropping its federal lawsuit that sought to win the right for animals to own property. That case involv…

Xiaomi’s stunning Mi Mix gets a sequel, the Mi Mix 2

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arstechnica.com - Behold the Mi Mix 2. Xiaomi's best phone ever is back. See the slot above the screen? It has a normal earpiece now. The front-facing camera is still below the screen, so you'll need to flip the phone…

Nintendo likes money again, bringing back NES Classic Edition “next summer”

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arstechnica.com - The box design pays homage to the original NES box as it existed in the late '80s and early '90s. The Nintendo Classics logo on top of the box suggests there might be more systems along these lines c…

StuffGoGo ICO Token Sale Details & Interview - Bitcoin Chaser

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bitcoinchaser.com - BitcoinChaser: What kind of problem, market deficiency or opportunity inspired you to launch your project, and how will your project address this? StuffGoGo: Mobile eCommerce experiencing enormous gr…

[ANN] PEERITY.IO | A Community-Building Social Platform [PEER]

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bitcointalk.org - There is a general trend towards 'social cooling'. The constant use of traditional media leaves us with a feeling of constant surveillance. Your data is being sold to the highest bidder. The online s…

Tap Project – TTT ICO Transferable Game Cryptocurrency Blockchain?

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bitcoinexchangeguide.com - The Tap Project involves using a blockchain-based currency called Tap Tokens (TTT) to facilitate in-game transactions across the gaming industry. Here’s our Tap Project review. Tap Project, or TTT, i…

Este piloto es famoso en Instagram por sus selfies mientras vuela

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www.telemundo.com - * Las imágenes antes de salir o durante su vuelo son impresionantes Un piloto brasileño se está convirtiendo en la nueva celebridad de Instagram gracias a sus temerarias fotografías. Su nombre es Dan…

La peor amenaza para la Tierra, más que los asteroides, según la NASA

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www.telemundo.com - Hace un par de días, la comunidad científica reveló que Florence, un asteroide de gran tamaño, pasó muy cerca de la Tierra, lo cual hace que muchos piensen qué sucedería si uno de estos meteoritos im…

Our bold new brand - Atlassian Blog

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www.atlassian.com - We’ve got exciting news to share today – Atlassian has a new look! As we continue to grow the Atlassian family (Hi Trello & Statuspage!), expand our areas of focus, and update core product experience…

12 Free AE Tutorials for UX Professionals | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Modern web design involves a lot of moving parts like content design, icon work, and UX design strategies. One newer trend is the use of microinteractions on web and mobile projects. These look great…

How to Boost Sales and Brand Value Sky-High With Quora and Reddit

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ecommerce-platforms.com - Countless articles have been written about the topic, and even more, tactics are implemented on a daily basis in order to improve sales for online stores. From Instagram to Amazon and email marketing…

Cloud Storage as a CDN Option • Inspired Magazine

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inspiredm.com - If you have a slow site, probably on shared server that receives a lot of traffic, you may be able to speed things up a bit by hosting some of your content on a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Unfort…

How to Master Microcopy | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Microcopy  is the little bits of text that guide users through an experience. In apps and websites, microcopy includes things like button labels, hint text, and error messages. Often an afterthought …

Rolls-Royce reveals self-piloted navy ship powered by artificial intelligence

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www.usatoday.com - Rolls-Royce has unveiled it’s newest version of the Phantom family, the Phantom VIII. Time Rolls-Royce released this photo of the concept version of its autonomous naval ship. (Photo: Rolls-Royce) Ro…

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to make personal connections with your customers on social media? Interested in better ways to address their wants and needs? The key to engaging with your audience on a more personal lev…

Equifax’s app has disappeared from Apple’s App Store and Google Play

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www.fastcompany.com - The company has been in the throes of a crisis after it revealed late last week that, for months, it had been subject to a security breach, which potentially gave nefarious third parties access to hu…

Here's why Apple's custom GPU and A11 bionic chip are utterly revolutionary

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futurism.com - The new iPhone X was announced today, and for many Apple fans, this has been one of the most significant announcements the company has delivered in a long while. New generations of iPhone have always…

Tips for Handling Negative Comments and Trolls on Social Media

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www.jeffbullas.com - Some of us are more sensitive than others. Make a negative comment and some people will break into tears. Some will take it on board and modify their behavior. Others will turn into an attack dog and…

DxOMark Mobile test protocols updated to keep up with advanced imaging tech - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We trust DxOMark for most of its reviews and analyses of the mobile devices being released in the market today. The site has been ranking smartphones according to their mobile and video scores to hel…

Amazon to reportedly release two new Fire TV models this year - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re looking for new accessories to help you watch and view the things that you like on a bigger screen like your TV, don’t worry, Amazon will reportedly cover that for you. A website has gotten…

ASUS launches ZenFone 4 series in Canada and the US - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Obviously, the latest trend among smartphone makers is releasing smartphones with dual cameras. More often than not though, it’s their flagship devices that have this much-loved feature. ASUS is now …

Qualcomm puts out a list of Android "firsts" but gets some of the facts wrong - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The day before Apple puts out its new phones – and more specifically the iPhone X – Qualcomm wanted to jump the gun by putting out a list of tech that Android got first. We’re pretty sure that Apple …

Goodbye Surveys. Item Options Gives Campaigners All the Information They Need - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Let’s face it: as an entrepreneur bringing your product to market, managing perks is an important but daunting task: you’re figuring out item and size preferences, dealing with shipping address infor…

5 Tips for Building an Irresistible Mobile Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - We use our smartphones for all kinds of activities nowadays from shopping to banking, so it makes sense that there’s a growing consumer demand for mobile loyalty programs. When we surveyed 1,207 U.S.…

Digital Transformation and the Customer Experience

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www.loyalty360.org - Andy Steen, head of strategic marketing at Avaya, believes there are many challenges associated with customer experience and that digital transformation is crucial to ensure a seamless customer journ…

Can Handwritten Notes Drive Customer Loyalty?

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www.loyalty360.org - Making emotional connections are more important than ever for brands to acquire and retain customer loyalty. But can handwritten notes resonate with customers and have a far-reaching impact in this d…

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Who Has the Greatest Tech of All?

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www.loyalty360.org - As someone who once planned to build a career focused on lotions, potions and color, then discovered her career in technology, I find myself particularly intrigued when the cosmetic world incorporate…

A Trend Away from Traditional Loyalty Programs? The Value Exchange

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty360 talks to brands and vendors on a regular basis to stay close to the pulse of the industry, what’s trending, and where certain technologies might be making a lasting impact on customer expe…

Hibbett Sports Looks for Increased Customer Engagement Through Redesigned Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - Officials at Hibbett Sports, a sporting goods retailer founded in 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama, realized their loyalty program needed a refresh. Hibbett Sports operates more than 1,000 stores in 33 st…

Delta Pilots New Customer Engagement Program

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www.loyalty360.org - Delta Air Lines continues to seek new and impactful ways to engage with customers. Recently, the airline launched a pilot program that allows customers to video chat with a customer service agent. De…

FTC steps in to resolve social influencer chaos

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www.axios.com - Apple Watch: Series 3, the new Apple Watch, will have a built-in cellular connection and shares a number with the iPhone. "This has been our vision from the very beginning." COO Jeff Williams said. A…

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting comb…

EQNS : Advanced Education In The Sciences - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ilya Uts”, CEO & Founder of the New York – USA based start-up “EQNS” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your…

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…

MediaNest : Manage Video Marketing Campaigns on Social Media - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Natasha Robinson”, Co-Founder & CMO at the California- USA based start-up “MediaNest” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that yo…

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 …

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…

ZWOOKY : Innovative Contact System - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Thomas Stoll”, CIO at the Uerikon – Switzerland based start-up “ZWOOKY ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what …

Fitnescity : Allows Users To Connect With Personal Trainers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Leila Zemrani”, Founder and CEO of the New York – US based start-up “Fitnescity” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do …

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 …

Apple launches $999 iPhone X in bid to regain innovation lead

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in.reuters.com - CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 12 (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook cal…

Apple Unveils Three New iPhones, But The Watch Sends Shares Up

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www.npr.org - Apple executive Philip Schiller presents a wireless charging system, displayed with the new iPhone X and Apple Watch alongside cordless headphones called AirPods. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide c…

$453k in 33 Days: A Guide to Launching on Kickstarter - Guest Post by John Lee Dumas - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - John Lee Dumas. You’ve probably heard the name since he has one of the most popular business podcasts in the world, Entrepreneurs on Fire. But did you know he has also led the sixth most funded publi…

Apple Announces New iPhones, Other Products, as Expected - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - With its major announcements all ruined by rumors, Apple delivered a curiously rote press event on Tuesday, announcing the iPhone 8, iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3, and the Apple TV 4K. Frankly, …

Qualcomm Fires a Shot at Apple on Eve of iPhone Launch - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - On the eve of the launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone, ARM chipmaking giant Qualcomm has fired a shot at Apple. Qualcomm, and not Apple, is the real innovator in the mobile world, the firm says. “Q…

Microsoft Scrambles to Deliver on Its Story Remix Promises - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - It’s fair to say that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will fall short of what Microsoft promised at Build 2017. But the software giant is now scrambling to add Story Remix, one of the best Build …

Popular Mechanics Broke Out the Power Tools and Built This DIY Workshop in the Sky

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www.adweek.com - Five days a week, the editorial staff of Popular Mechanics magazine reports to work on the 23rd floor of Hearst Tower, a 46-story diagrid of stainless steel and low-E glass designed by Norman Foster …

Using Pinterest Auto-Play Video to Captivate Audiences

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www.adweek.com - Pinterest debuted Promoted Video with auto-play in May, enabling advertisers to effectively captivate their audience with better brand storytelling, while seamlessly moving them to action. With this …

Apple Makes a Splash With Lovely Debut Ads for the iPhone X and Latest Apple Watch

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www.adweek.com - Apple made headlines Tuesday by introducing not only the iPhone 8 but also the iPhone X (aka, iPhone 10). And while its signature smartphones were buoyed by several lovely new ads, it was arguably th…

A Quick-Start Guide to Video Content: Become Confident on Camera in 5 Steps - Copyblogger

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www.copyblogger.com - They’re on your Facebook feed, your Instagram wall, and they also come up in search engine results. As a former TV journalist, I know that video is a powerful way to reach people — and being on camer…

CBM091217 - chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com - Here are the notes from the Chris Brogan Media broadcast for 09/12/2017. (You can watch this on my Facebook account). This live video was all shot using Ecamm Live (client), the best way to do Facebo…

The rise of personal assistants

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searchengineland.com - Market disruptions are times of great stress, but they also provide great opportunity. They define new winners and losers in the marketplace. And the next major disruption is just around the corner —…

Announcing 5 NEW Feature Upgrades to Moz Pro's Site Crawl, Including Pixel-Length Title Data

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moz.com - While Moz is hard at work on some major new product features (we're hoping for two more big launches in 2017), we're also working hard to iterate on recent advances. I'm happy to announce that, based…

Sweden Releases 'Sex Guidebook' to Teach Young Migrants Not to Rape - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - The guidebook, entitled “Youmo In Practice”, is designed to help adults who work with newly arrived young migrants to talk with them on subjects of sex, health, and gender issues, Metro reports. The …

FBI: Awans Security Clearances “Forged;” Granted Access to Congressional Intel Despite Falsified Vetting

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truepundit.com - Federal law enforcement agents working the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi fraud probe said the couple, along with other members of the family, were never properly vetted for Congressional security clearanc…

Equifax Removes Clause Barring Data Breach Victims from Suing If They Use Company's Help - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax was the subject of a cyberattack that exposed the personal information of 143 million people the company holds personal information on, including names, dates…


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