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Friday, September 29, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Google is building a smart screen competitor to Amazon’s Echo Show

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techcrunch.com - Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Google is building a tabletop smart screen for video calling and more that will compete with Amazon’s Echo Show. The device could help Google keep up in the race…

Why The Public’s Love Affair With Silicon Valley Might Be Over

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www.fastcompany.com - Silicon Valley’s reputation is taking its worst battering ever. And it’s probably not just a temporary dip in esteem. I believe that like the media, the legal industry, the financial industry, and th…

New Locky Ransomware Phishing Attacks Beat Machine Learning Tools

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www.darkreading.com - The Locky ransomware strain, initially spotted in February 2016, has emerged as one of the most dangerous examples of the highly persistent and pernicious nature of modern cyber extortion campaigns. …

BlackBerry, yes BlackBerry, is making a comeback as a software company

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techcrunch.com - When you think about dead companies walking, BlackBerry was clearly one that came to mind, but under the leadership of CEO John Chen, the company is actually making a comeback as a software company f…

Google Compute Engine now lets you play nesting dolls with your VMs

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techcrunch.com - Here is a cloud computing feature that may seem a bit odd at first but that does actually have its uses. Google’s Compute Engine today launched the beta of a new feature called “nested virtualization…

Spotify’s newest personalized playlist, Your Time Capsule, is a blast from your past

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techcrunch.com - One of Spotify’s better features – and a competitive advantage for its app in the streaming music market – are its personalized playlists. These compilations have long since expanded beyond Spotify’s…

HMD’s revived Nokia 3310 classic mobile gets 3G

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techcrunch.com - Nokia brand licensee HMD Global is doubling down on the tech nostalgia card it pulled out back in February, by announcing a 3G version of the colorful candybar Nokia 3310 — now with support for a han…

Anchor raises $10 million for podcast platform

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techcrunch.com - A quarter of Americans listen to podcasts each month, but far fewer make them. Anchor is a startup that is looking to change that with its app that makes it easy to record and distribute content. Anc…

Google’s parental control software, Family Link, launches to public

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techcrunch.com - Family Link, Google’s parental control software for Android devices, is now exiting its beta testing period and is now generally available to anyone in the U.S. without the need for an invitation. Th…

Review: The SNES Classic Edition and all 21 games on it

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techcrunch.com - Riding high on the success (and mind-boggling scarcity) of the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo surprised no one with the announcement of the SNES Classic Edition, a tiny version of the classic Super Ni…

Facebook partners with ZipRecruiter and more aggregators as it ramps up in jobs

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techcrunch.com - Facebook has made no secret of its wish to do more in the online recruitment market — encroaching on territory today dominated by LinkedIn, the leader in tapping social networking graphs to boost job…

Alexa’s opt-in notifications go live, allowing skills to alert you with lights and chimes

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techcrunch.com - Alexa’s voice-activated apps will now have a new way to alert end users about updates and new content, Amazon announced today. Thanks to newly added Notifications functionality, Alexa skill developer…

Google Assistant turns Nvidia Shield TV into a hands-free smart device

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia Shield TV, the Android TV-powered smart TV streaming box that offers 4K and more, now also includes built-in support for Google Assistant. Nvidia’s integration of Google Assistant was first re…

Alexa’s ‘Routines’ will combine smart home control with other actions, like delivering your news and weather

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techcrunch.com - Along with yesterday’s announcements of a half-dozen new gadgets, including new Echo devices, Amazon also detailed some of Alexa’s new abilities, due to arrive in the near future. One of the more int…

CallDesk raises $2.5 million for its AI agent for customer support calls

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techcrunch.com - It’s time to put an end to these dumb automatic customer support calls that ask you to press 1, then press 4, then press 2, then say “yes”… CallDesk is working on a virtual agent for customer support…

Google tweaks search ads after EU shopping antitrust ruling

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techcrunch.com - Google has rolled out changes to how it displays search results for products in Europe to try to comply with an EU antitrust ruling against its Google Shopping search comparison service. A multi-year…

Years of Howard Stern’s interviews with Trump now gone after DMCA takedown

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arstechnica.com - On Wednesday afternoon, roughly 48 hours after it was put up, the audio trove has been removed from YouTube and SoundCloud. For now, the transcripts remain on Factba.se, a website created by the star…

AT&T’s 10Mbps wireless replacement for slow DSL comes to nine more states

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arstechnica.com - Parts of 18 states in AT&T's 21-state wireline footprint are getting a wireless home Internet option. AT&T has brought wireless home Internet to nine more states, offering rural and underserved custo…

Amazon debuts redesigned $99 Echo, plus a slew of new Echo devices, too

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arstechnica.com - There are two new Echo smart home speakers: the revamped $99/£89 Echo and the $150/£140 Echo Plus, Amazon announced at an event today in Seattle today. The new Echo is the latest version of the compa…

Forza Motorsport 7 reviewed: Racing fun for everyone

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arstechnica.com - What a time to be a fan of the racing genre. The past few weeks delivered both F1 2017 and Project CARS 2, and, before we've even had time to catch breath, it's time for the latest installment from T…

Five critical questions on how the Waymo v. Uber trial will proceed

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arstechnica.com - SAN FRANCISCO—At a hearing that stretched for more than four hours yesterday, lawyers for Waymo and Uber hammered out the final rules that will govern what evidence is presented in their upcoming tri…

3 Things You Can Learn From Jeff Bezos About Making Smart Decisions

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medium.com - In the early 1990s, Jeff Bezos noticed something strange. He was nearing 30, and it was at the dawn of the internet revolution. The web was nowhere near what it is today, but the thing that caught Be…

Google logo sparks 'correct design' debate

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www.creativebloq.com - Back in September 2015, Google waved goodbye to the serifed logo that had served it well for years. In its place was a chunkier, sans-serif typeface, complete with a 'G' symbol used across apps and o…

Site Design Myths Stifling Creativity - Design Reviver - Web Design Blog

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designreviver.com - Want to know something that’s costing you visitors, money and time, but is easily preventable? It’s the myths your marketing team (and maybe even people higher up the chain of command) have gobbled u…

Verizon Reveals the Secrets of Yahoo Search

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www.wired.com - Three months after acquiring Yahoo, Verizon is giving away the secrets of a key Yahoo search tool. Today, Oath, the Verizon-owned company born of the merger between AOL and Yahoo, released the source…

Huawei Mate 10 Pro shown off with a rear fingerprint sensor - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Huawei Mate 10 Lite has shown itself in China as the Maimang 6. It is the simpler version of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. We’ve seen leaked specs, features, and promo images the past few weeks an…

Google to come up with new Google Home with stereo speakers - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - While Amazon has released a whole slew of new products for their Echo smart speakers line, it looks like Google is getting ready with adding another one to their Google Home series, if rumors are to …

15 Discounted Products That Will Upgrade Your Life - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Sleep better, stay hydrated, be productive, track your fitness: There’s a hack for almost everything these days. For this weekend only, we are featuring products that will not only give your life a h…

Challenging Times Bring Mobile-First Customer Engagement Into Sharp Focus at The Finish Line

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www.loyalty360.org - At The Finish Line, its fiscal second-quarter results reflected a challenging time for the company and the industry. Consolidated net sales decreased 3.3 percent year-over-year while comparable store…

Making Digital Communications Relevant in a Multiscreen World

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www.loyalty360.org - It’s become almost clich├ęd to say, but the fact of the matter is that customers today are absolutely addicted to the personal, mobile screens they carry around with them. Whether it’s smartphones, ta…

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…

Bing Ads & LinkedIn graphs integration underway, more in-market audiences available

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searchengineland.com - Micorosoft has been pretty quiet about any concrete efforts to integrate LinkedIn and Bing data for advertisers, other than to essentially say, “be patient, it’ll come.” On Monday, Corporate VP of Mi…

Ostrato cloudSM™ : Cloud Based Services and Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had a nice chat with Mr. “Jay Chapel”, CEO of the USA-based start-up “Ostrato” about his Company. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is all about? Ostrato cloudSM™ empowers I…

Musistic : Music Technology Company - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had a nice chat with Mr. “Jimbo Lattimore”, CEO of the Memphis USA-based start-up “Musistic” about his Company. Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and …

ShareWhere : Social Sharing Application - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Geoffrey Chan”, Founder of the Miami based start-up “ShareWhere” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your sta…

Stores.Miscake.com: A Web-Based Service for Creating Online Stores - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Miscake Stores is a service for creating online stores. It is designed both for small merchants and big resellers. Below is the full interview that we have conducted with Mrs. Richardson regarding h…

Pajap: A DIY Mobile Apps Service embedded with a New Technology that Allows you to Create Full Featured 100% Native and Hardware Accelerated Mobile Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Pajap provides an innovative mobile service, which provides new routes in native mobile application development, end user experience and advertising methods. “Pajap” is a DIY mobile apps service with…

LivingJunction.com: A Drag-and-Drop Social Publishing Platform to Create Social Magazines Around your Hobbies and Interests - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Living Junction is a social publishing platform that let’s you drag-and-drop rich media content to the pages of your own gorgeous magazine to bring your favorite topics alive. “Living Junction” is a …

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 Credit…

5 Obstacles Keeping Voice-Activated Assistants From Being Truly Helpful

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www.adweek.com - There’s no doubt about it—we are in the age of personalized marketing, with tech giants trying hard to grab people’s attention by applying machine-learning techniques to user data. But new inventions…

Ford Made the Perfect Ad in Response to Saudi Arabia Lifting Its Ban on Women Drivers

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www.adweek.com - Saudi Arabia’s King Salman this week issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time—effectively ending the Gulf kingdom’s ignominious status as the only country in the world to ban women …

Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Guide To The Disappearing Content Galaxy | Idea Girl Media

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ideagirlmedia.com - Which is best for your social media marketing strategy – Facebook Stories, Instagram Stories, or SnapChat? We’ve got your social media marketings strategy guide for disappearing content right here! …

Bing Ads announces new Editor features for ad extensions

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searchengineland.com - Bing Ads announced on Thursday some new features in Editor related to ad extension management. These new features are now available for the Windows version of Bing Ads Editor, and they will soon be a…

Why Google's Project Loon can't help fix the internet in Puerto Rico

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mashable.com - Hurricane Maria demolished Puerto Rico’s brittle electrical grid in one slash across the island. In doing so, it also took the broadband infrastructure with it. A fix could soon be high-altitude conc…

Julian Assange Says He Will Provide Evidence Russia Narrative Is False in Exchange for Pardon

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pjmedia.com - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has offered to provide evidence that the Russian collusion narrative is false in exchange for a pardon from President Trump. The president, apparently, has not yet go…

Irrelevance, Excruciating Painful Decline & Death - CXO Transform

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cxo-transform.com - Amazon’s Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his people of the biggest enemy being irrelevance, then excruciating, painful decline and death. So when the CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing, disrupti…

Publishers Overseas Are Making Money By Targeting Americans With Cheap — And Sometimes False — Information About Niche Topics

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www.buzzfeed.com - As ad dollars that used to fund journalism pour into the coffers of Facebook and Google, the information business is experiencing a trend familiar to other American industries: The product they produ…

What A Rush! The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Meets The Autobahn

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stupiddope.com - When driving a high performance vehicle that harnesses a V8 Bi-Turbo engine, you do yourself a disservice by using conventional tires on your car. The people at Michelin perhaps know this best and wi…

The Executive Computer; 'Mother of All Markets' or a 'Pipe Dream Driven by Greed'?

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www.nytimes.com - BURLINGAME, Calif.— Sometime around the middle of this decade no one is sure exactly when -- executives on the go will begin carrying pocket-sized digital communicating devices. And although nobody i…

Level 3 Advertising Personalization — Niche Marketing, the End of Being All Things to All People

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medium.com - This is Part V in an ongoing series on Advertising Personalization. To start this series at Part I, The Evolution of Advertising Personalization: A 100+ year quest to create advertising that people a…

Never Enough: EU Demands Social Media Companies Do The Impossible Even Faster

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www.techdirt.com - The road to this story has been paved with absolutely dreadful decisions made in Europe over the past few years. As several courts and governments adopting the general idea that social media sites ar…

What You Need To Know About SEO

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firstadsense.com - Read the great SEO advice and tips provided in this article in order to have a successful site! Break up long articles into shorter parts. A long page will not get you additional attention from a sea…

Transcript of Winning Your Dream Clients – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - John: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Duct Tape Marketing podcast. This is John Jantsch and my guest today is Jake Jorgovan. He is the founder of Outbound Creative, an agency that helps o…

Need Some New Iphone Tricks? Check Out These Tips!

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iphonefindmyphone.com - The iphone is an incredibly popular due to a number of factors. The features and the apps to customize it perfectly for them. The following article will show you get more out of your iphone. Try snap…

Level Targets Millennials With Onboard Retail System Pair and Pay

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apex.aero - International Airlines Group (IAG) low-cost carrier Level recently introduced an onboard payment system, called Pair and Pay, which enables passengers to pay for food, drinks, Wi-Fi, amenity kits and…

Find Out What Celebrities Tweet About the Most

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www.datasciencecentral.com - Guess whose twitter handle gives this word cloud? Enough hints present in there. You are right, that is Andrew Ng tweeting about his new Deep Learning course on Coursera! It’s always fun to see data …

Egnyte vs Box

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www.egnyte.com - As co-tenants of the ‘Leader’ Quadrant in Gartner’s MQ for Enterprise File Sync and Share, Egnyte and Box are frequently compared by analysts and review sites. We don’t mind, as we’d bet on our produ…

Processor Boards | TKL8255

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www.trentonsystems.com - 2 – Digital Video Port – Located on the TKL8255 itself, these DVI-D port supports standard digital video cable connections. Use the Trenton dual DVI-D connector I/O bracket (part number 198500001166-…

STMicroelectronics’ SDK Supports Bluetooth Mesh Networking

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www.embedded-computing.com - According to STMicroelectronics, the company is empowering the next wave of control-by-phone innovation with new software for creating smart objects that connect using the latest Bluetooth wireless n…

Key Security Innovations Focus on Policy and Tech

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www.darkreading.com - Members of the New York Cyber Task Force (NYCTF) argue strategic innovations have been as important, if not more so, than technical advancements for improving cybersecurity. The group today released …


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