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How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

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tim.blog - This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand. Specifically, it will explain how they gathered nearly 100,000 email addresses in one week (!). This post includes all the emai…

Higher prices will actually boost iPhone demand, not hurt it, Morgan Stanley predicts

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www.cnbc.com - Apple's products are so good, they are immune to the normal laws of economics apparently. Morgan Stanley on Tuesday raised its 12- to 18-month price target on Apple to $194 from $182, as the firm see…

Silicon Valley engineers are 'entitled,' so this tech CEO is looking elsewhere

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www.cnbc.com - The CEO and co-founder of a file sharing start-up based in Alphabet's hometown says his company is expanding only in other locations because Silicon Valley workers have "a sense of entitlement" and c…

Review: The iPhone 8 is a look into the augmented future of photography

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techcrunch.com - The camera is the best reason to buy a new iPhone this year just as it has been several years running. The iPhone is the world’s most popular camera, by far, and Apple continues to take seriously the…

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 worldwid…

Google let its AI loose on the internet to slaughter gamers

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www.globalfuturist.org - If you ever wondered what would happen if an artificial intelligence (AI) ever got online then you’re about to get your answer thanks to Google – again. Google’s DeepMind division, which is arguably …

Financial Services Third Wave of Innovation: AI & Machine Learning

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www.huffingtonpost.com - “The financial services industry will see more change in the next 10 years than it has in the last 100. And that transformation is being driven by a group of smart insurgent startup companies. The Fi…

The Pixel 2 XL price jumps $100, now starts at $849

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arstechnica.com - Here's the smaller Pixel 2, which comes in a color called "Kinda Blue." A Pixel 2 XL render. The front has nice, slim bezels. A leaked shot of the smaller Pixel 2. The front looks just like last year…

Digital transformation in the manufacturing industry - challenges and accelerators

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www.i-scoop.eu - The manufacturing industry is one of the industries which moved rather slow from an enterprise-wide and certainly ecosystem-wide digital transformation perspective. Industry 4.0 offers multiple benef…

What working on Pebble taught me about building hardware

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techcrunch.com - Eric Migicovsky was the founder and CEO of Pebble Technology and is a visiting partner at Y Combinator. He is a contributor to Hardware Studio, a new resource for hardware creators from Kickstarter, …

Google’s search app now makes suggestions of other things to read

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techcrunch.com - Google’s search app for iOS is today introducing a feature that will keep users browsing the web, instead of exiting back to their homescreen to use other mobile application. The app is being updated…

Minio scores $20 million Series A to build a neutral object storage layer

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techcrunch.com - Minio has a plan to become the neutral object storage layer, while still maintaining Amazon S3 object storage compatibility. That may seem like an odd strategy, but as CEO Anand Babu Periasamy, co-fo…

Fitbit still hasn’t cracked the smartwatch code

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techcrunch.com - Struggling with a sputtering wearables market, plummeting stock pricing and increased competition on the low-end of the market, Fitbit threw a Hail Mary. It vacuumed up a trio of startups and got to …

Hulu’s new look and Live TV service go live on Roku

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techcrunch.com - Good news, Hulu subscribers with a Roku. (Or bad news, maybe, if you’re not a fan of Hulu’s big makeover.) The streaming service announced today its new Live TV service is now available on the Roku p…

Apple’s Lisa Jackson says the EPA hasn’t changed, leadership has changed

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson has a lot to say about the Environmental Protection Agency. She served as the administrator of the EPA during Obama’s fi…

See what Facebook ads you actually clicked in “Recent Ad Activity”

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techcrunch.com - You might think you’re impervious to Facebook’s ads, but you probably do get seduced every once in a while. But since ads aren’t always permanently available anywhere, it can be impossible to find a …

Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

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techcrunch.com - John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial …

Twilio Studio lets you build communication services without having to code

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techcrunch.com - Twilio has long made a name for itself as a service that lets developers easily add audio, video and text communication features to their applications, but with Twilio Studio, which is launching as a…

8fit, a health and fitness app that offers tailored workout and meal plans, closes $7M Series A

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techcrunch.com - 8fit, a popular health and fitness app that offers tailored workouts and meals plan, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backing the round are VCs Creandum and Eight Road Ventures. It brings t…

A new ARKit app from Houzz brings 500,000 objects to moveable life

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techcrunch.com - With the launch of iOS 11 today from Apple, one of the most anticipated developments is the rush of new augmented reality apps that will be hitting the market, leveraging Apple’s new ARKit developmen…

Agent AI aims to turbocharge its AI tools by offering free CRM

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techcrunch.com - Agent AI is looking to automate more of the customer service process. To do that, it’s built its own customer relationship management product, as well as AI tools that sit on top — and now it’s makin…

Raise gets $60 million for gift card marketplace

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techcrunch.com - Have you ever gotten a gift card for a store you don’t shop at? Or have you made a purchase and don’t know what to do with the remaining balance? It turns out you can sell and trade unwanted or parti…

Onēva expands platform for child and elder care, housecleaning

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techcrunch.com - Trust is one of the most important aspects of selecting a caregiver and Onēva believes that it has a vetting process that’s better than the rest. The San Francisco-based booking platform for elder, c…

iOS 11 on the iPhone 5S: Slower, but not quite slow

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arstechnica.com - One of my longtime pet projects has been tracking the performance of new iOS versions on the slowest hardware that can run it. I was pleasantly surprised by the iPhone 3GS and iOS 6, but after that I…

Steam has a “review bomb” problem—but will today’s new feature fix it?

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arstechnica.com - Steam, the largest digital PC game storefront in the West, continues to struggle with user-contributed game reviews. Valve launched the feature in 2013, and since then, it has seen various updates to…

Apache bug leaks contents of server memory for all to see—Patch now

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arstechnica.com - There's a bug in the widely used Apache Web Server that causes servers to leak pieces of arbitrary memory in a way that could expose passwords or other secrets, a freelance journalist has disclosed. …

iOS 11 is now available for download on supported devices

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arstechnica.com - As expected, Apple has begun rolling iOS 11 out to iPhones and iPads today in most regions. You can probably download it right now, and, if not, you’ll be able to fetch it very shortly. Devices as fa…

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem

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techcrunch.com - Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startup Mediachain Labs, whose team will join the company’s office in New York where they will work on developing better technology for connecting a…

Uploading Directories At Once With webkitdirectory – Smashing Magazine

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www.smashingmagazine.com - If you’ve ever tried to implement a bulletproof, good-looking file uploader1, you might have encountered an issue: uploading an entire folder or folders of files is usually quite a hassle, as files i…

Design Tooling is Still Figuring Itself Out | CSS-Tricks

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css-tricks.com - At the moment, there are all kinds of things that design software is struggling to address. The term "screen design" is common, referring to the fact that many of us are designing very specifically f…

4 Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Does social media marketing contribute to your bottom line? Are you looking for tools to boost your ROI? As social media changes from an engagement-driven environment to a conversion-driven one, new …

6 Tips to Clean Up Your Twitter Account

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to clean up your followers and profile? A well-managed Twitter account improves your branding and helps you engage with your audience. In this article you’ll find six tips to clean up and…

Google+ Changes: What Marketers Need to Know

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to know how the redesign affects you? To help marketers understand what to expect, we recently explored the new Google+ and asked notable experts to weigh in with their thoughts on the new desig…

How to Customize Your Videos for Popular Social Networks

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Wondering how to best tailor your videos for the top social networks? When you play to each social network’s audience’s expectations, your video will get more views and engagement. In this article, y…

How This Magic Machine Tricks You Into Seeing Any Car It Wants

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www.wired.com - Persuading people to buy cars isn't easy. More than spewing specs and prices, ad agencies have to sell an idea, a concept, a lifestyle. They have to convince you a particular car—more than any other—…

Watch Out For These Three Warning Signs Of A Shady Used Car Dealer

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jalopnik.com - Buying a used car can be a little trickier than purchasing a new one. When it comes to used cars there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for—persistent mechanical issues, weird smells, questionable …

How to Update Your iPhone to iOS 11

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www.wired.com - It’s that time of year again: The weather’s cooling down, the leaves are changing color, and Apple’s latest iPhones are on the way. Not ready to drop $1,000 on an iPhone X? That's cool. You can make …

OPUS: Rocket of Whispers now available for your Android device - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Imagine living in a post-apocalyptic world blanketed by ice and snow and surrounded by ruins everywhere, and you are one of the few people left in the entire planet. Now imagine being tasked to creat…

August intros new smart locks that can tell if door is unlocked - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - August recently announced a refresh of its smart locks. The smart home devices are mostly locks that can tell you whether the door is closed or not. There’s also a smart doorbell camera that works be…

Gmail now converts addresses, numbers, emails to clickable links - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Copying text from your email, switching to another app, and then pasting said item may not seem like a complicated task, but it does take up time and also a few taps and swipes. And we all know that …

Huawei not afraid of the hype, takes a shot at iPhone X again - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - A lot of Android fans have their opinions about Apple’s new iPhone X, mainly that most of the technology showcased in Apple’s premier device this year has been around in Android for a while now. Qual…

ASUS to discontinue ZenCircle photo sharing app by October 16 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Just in case you were one of the people who used the ZenCircle photo-sharing service, you will probably be sad to know that ASUS has announced they are shutting it down by October 16. That gives user…

Decision Time for Marketers and Digital Delivery of Customer Experience

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www.loyalty360.org - Contained in Dimension Data’s 2017 Global Customer Experience Benchmarking report are some uncomfortable truths related to customer experience. Loyalty360 spoke with Matthew Saskin, managing principa…

Pitney Bowes’ Communicate 2.0 Raises Customer Experience Levels

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www.loyalty360.org - Understanding the consumer is an integral piece of the loyalty puzzle, but having the appropriate tools to achieve the ultimate customer experience is icing on the cake. Pitney Bowes Inc., a global t…

Digital Transformation Using Data-Driven Insights for Exceptional Customer Engagement

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www.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…

How Smartphone Customer Engagement Has Impacted the Evolution of Rewards

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www.loyalty360.org - Smartphones are ubiquitous today around the world as loyalty marketers seek to fine-tune their loyalty programs with relevant rewards. Smartphones have certainly influenced the evolution of rewards a…

Watch: Huawei makes fun of Apple iPhone X's FaceID demo failure in latest Mate 10 video teaser | Gadgets Now

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www.gadgetsnow.com - NEW DELHI: Huawei is widely rumoured to soon launch its Mate 10 phablet with the company's latest Kirin 970 processor onboard. In a new video teaser of the upcoming smartphone, the Chinese smartphone…

Want Successful Landing Pages That Convert? These Are 5 Must Haves!

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Flipit : Global Couponing Environment in Australia - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Jochem Vroom'; Founder of the Netherlands start-up “Flipit”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. What is…

CMS2CMS : A CMS Migration tool . - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - CMS2CMS is the web based service that helps to move content from the existing CMS to a new one easily and fast. Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Ruslan Savchyshyn'; Director and Founder in Uk…

AppAppeal.com: Finding Web Apps Made Easy! - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - AppAppeal reviews and compares web applications to help people find the best web app for their needs. Our quality reviews are comprehensive, objective, and created by professional writers. We do not …

DealTrunk : Browser Extension To Display Best Deals From Online Retailers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Amanda Wrzeszczynski”, Founder of the Pittsburgh, USA based start-up “DealTrunk” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do a…

Imboard : Event Discovery and Promotion App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Dominic Smith”, CEO of the Baltimore USA-based start-up “Imboard” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your st…

Fanaka : Automates Sales, Projects and Accounting - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Michael Mbugua”, Founder and CEO at the Nairobi, Kenya based start-up “Fanaka-Hybrid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you…

Brian Zuercher Of VenueSeen On Social Media Photography And Managing Customer Relationships - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Brian Zuercher had a precocious interest in business for a boy from the Buckeye State. He likes his sports, too, but ever since the days of running the school store, the entrepreneurial path has beck…

Mekiwi : Easy-To-Use StartUp to Manage Daily Life - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Antti Kananen”, CEO of the Finland based start-up “Mekiwi” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up …

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-u…

All of Google's Big Announcements Leak Ahead of October Event - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - And you thought it was tough being Apple: All of Google’s big announcements from next month’s event have leaked, including new Pixel 2 smartphones, a Pixelbook laptop, a new Google Home mini, and a n…

iOS 11 Arrives Today ... And it is a Mess - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Starting today, hundreds of millions of iPhone users—and a not inconsiderable number of iPad users—will receive the free upgrade to iOS 11. Apple describes every release of iOS as a “major upgrade,” …

Brands Must Look Beyond the Logo to See the Big Picture

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www.adweek.com - Brands focused on looking for their logos on social media networks to get a handle on marketing return on investment may be missing the bigger picture about who is sharing their visual content online.

Brands Can Now Reward Pandora Users With Playbacks and Skips If They Watch Their Video Ads

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www.adweek.com - Late last year, with a handful of existing brand clients, Pandora started testing a product called Video Plus, which rewards viewers with song replays and the ability to skip tunes in exchange for th…

Ikea and 72andSunny Amsterdam Share How They Worked Together to Launch AR App Ikea Place

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www.adweek.com - Last week as Apple announced the launch of its upcoming devices, Ikea announced it would be launching Ikea Place—an app for the new iOS 11 operating system and built on Apple’s ARKit technology that …

Nielsen Is Bringing Real-Time Interactive Ads to Smart TVs to Keep Streaming Audiences Engaged

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www.adweek.com - TV viewing can happen anytime, anywhere, and perhaps no research firm is more cognizant of that fact than Nielsen. For nearly a century, the ratings and measurement giant has provided media buyers wi…

How to thrive consistently as a digital marketer

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janetmachuka.com - Differentiating yourself is not just about dressing better than the rest or getting an extra degree under your belt. On the digital world; it is more of how your skills, talent, and education makes y…

Google gradually limiting search ads on addiction treatment queries

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searchengineland.com - Beginning last week, Google started limiting ads on search results pages for drug and alcohol treatment center queries. Rehabilitation centers like those operated by Advanced Recovery Systems have su…

The Anatomy of a $97 Million Page: A CRO Case Study

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moz.com - In this post, we share a CRO case study from Protalus, one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world. They make an insole that corrects the misalignment suffered by roughly 85% of the po…

The new Google Daydream View will only cost $99

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mashable.com - Google is probably soon releasing an updated version of the Daydream View, its VR headset that is powered by a phone rather than a computer. SEE ALSO: Galaxy S8 owners can now try Google Daydream's V…

Report: Former Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Allegedly Uploaded 'Terabits of Information to Dropbox' - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Circa reports that Imran Awan, the former IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other Congressional Democrats arrested for possible bank fraud and theft of government property, is now be…


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