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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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This profitable Google-backed startup just inked a key deal with SAP as it eyes a 2019 IPO

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www.businessinsider.com - Cloud storage company Egnyte, a rival to Dropbox and Box with funding from the likes of GV (formerly Google Ventures), likes to do things a little differently. Rather than focus on growth at all cost…

Why Apple should buy GoPro

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www.fool.com - Fans record a concert with iPhones and a GoPro camera at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Thomson Reuters One of the best arguments against GoPro's cameras for the p…

Instagram for Musicians: 5 Tips You Need to Know - New Artist Model

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newartistmodel.com - Social media is one of the most effective marketing channels for musicians. With over 500 million users – 300 million of which are using the app every day – Instagram is a great way to engage with an…

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

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www.computerworld.com - Over the next year or two, some of your best employees may quit and find work elsewhere for a simple reason: They want to work from home full time. During the past 10 years, telecommuting has gone up…

Business warned of massive ransomware campaign

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www.computerweekly.com - Businesses should ensure employees are aware of the dangers of email attachments in the light of evidence of large-scale ransomware distribution campaigns. It is not just western countries such as th…

Google takes a page from Amazon Web Services and adds per-second billing for its cloud

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www.businessinsider.com - The cloud wars rage on, and this time, the battle is over billing increments. On Tuesday, Google announced that its cloud service will offer per-second billing. The move comes just days after Amazon …

Android Messages update has stopped notificatons for some users - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Usually, app updates should bring you new features or improvements on already existing ones. It can also fix bugs and things broken from the previous version. But sometimes, it can also break things …

Oculus will start refunding users for bad VR content

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techcrunch.com - Oculus announced today that they’re putting formal processes in place for users to get refunds for VR content that didn’t meet their expectations. There are obviously stipulations, the major one bein…

Plex adds personalized, streaming news to its media player software

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techcrunch.com - Media player software maker Plex is today making good on its acquisition of streaming news startup Watchup from earlier this year with the integration of a dedicated news hub within its app. The feat…

Microsoft Excel is about to get a lot smarter

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft Excel users rejoice. Your favorite spreadsheet is about to get a lot smarter, thanks to the help of machine learning and a better connection to the outside world. As Jared Spataro, Microsof…

Vimeo acquires Livestream, launches its own live video product

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techcrunch.com - After abandoning its plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand business earlier this year, IAC-owned streaming video site Vimeo announced today that it’s acquiring the live video streaming platf…

Google suddenly removes YouTube access from the Amazon Echo Show

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techcrunch.com - YouTube pulled a no-show on Amazon’s Echo Show today. Google pulled the video service from the device this afternoon, a move Amazon doesn’t seem too happy about. Echo Show owners weren’t given any ad…

The Apple TV is back on Amazon

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techcrunch.com - The Apple TV is back for sale on Amazon after a two-year hiatus – a move that was expected following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement in June that Amazon’s Prime Video app would arrive on Apple TV l…

Fairphone takes $7.7M to push for change across the electronics value chain

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techcrunch.com - European mobile device maker Fairphone, which designs modular smartphones with the aim of supporting repairability and encouraging sustainability, has taken in new investment of €6.5 million ($7.7M).…

ProsperWorks raises $53M for its G Suite-centric CRM service

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techcrunch.com - ProsperWorks, a service that offers a set of Google-centric CRM tools, today announced that it has raised a $53 million Series C round led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from GV (the…

Kano’s next learn-to-code kit is a build-it-yourself laptop

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techcrunch.com - London-based Kano has another code kit in the works to add to its STEM targeting gamified educational line of build-it-yourself kids’ products ahead of the present-buying holiday season. The kit is b…

Zoom brings a dash of augmented reality and artificial intelligence to meetings in latest release

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techcrunch.com - At Zoomtopia, Zoom’s very first user conference this week, the company announced a series of enhancements to its popular meeting software including the introduction of augmented reality meetings, aut…

macOS 10.13 High Sierra: The Ars Technica review

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arstechnica.com - If you've felt like the last few macOS releases have been a little light, High Sierra won't change your mind. That's not because there's nothing here but because most of Apple's development work this…

Everything you need to know about the Super NES Classic Edition

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arstechnica.com - Doing a full review of a piece of hardware like the Super NES Classic Edition is kind of an odd concept. The $80 system itself is really just a vessel to transmit a handful of well-remembered classic…

In a first, Android apps abuse serious “Dirty Cow” bug to backdoor phones

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arstechnica.com - A serious vulnerability that remains unfixed in many Android devices is under active exploit, marking the first known time real-world attackers have used it to bypass key security protections built i…

Twitter testing shift from 140 to 280 characters

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arstechnica.com - The 140-character limit is Twitter's defining feature and also its most controversial. Critics say that it makes the service confining and unfriendly to new users. Defenders say that enforced brevity…

Password-theft 0-day imperils users of High Sierra and earlier macOS versions

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arstechnica.com - There's a vulnerability in High Sierra and earlier versions of macOS that allows rogue applications to steal plaintext passwords stored in the Mac keychain, a security researcher said Monday. That's …

2018 version of Apple iPhone X could have bigger screen, embedded Touch ID

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www.digitaltrends.com - Apple’s iPhone X, the flagship of Apple’s 2017 smartphone lineup, is taking the iPhone in bold new directions. Due on November 3, it’s the first with a curved OLED screen, the first with Apple’s bran…

Learning These 9 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

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journal.thriveglobal.com - “Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobsduring the b…

10 Predictions: How Social Platforms Will Monetize Live Video

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www.adweek.com - Whether you’re a power user or a casual user, chances are you’ve recently seen a live video on Facebook or Twitter, likely captivated by the unpredictability and shared excitement as you watch along …

The Power of Retweeting – 7 Reasons to RT on Twitter – SMQUEUE

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dev.smqueue.com - 1. Give credit where credit is due – Finding information and sharing good content is important on Twitter. There are people you can call good curators and RTing them will allow you to give credit t…

Bill Gates Responds to Musk's AI Concerns

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www.investopedia.com - Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Chief Executive Elon Musk may be busy warning the world of the destruction artificial intelligence will bring, but for Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates, there is nothi…

WhatsApp now almost completely blocked in China - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to re-enter China may have just hit another roadblock. Of all Facebook products, WhatsApp was the only one that was seemingly surviving the North Asian country’s censorship. B…

Google Home now allows you to set and manage reminders - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re eager to learn more about the next-gen Google Home but we know it will just be a Mini version. The Google Home Mini is scheduled to launch next week but it is positioned to rival the Amazon Ech…

XDA member turns Samsung DeX into a working laptop via DIY - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The idea behind Samsung DeX is that you can sit your Samsung Galaxy S8 on the proprietary dock, connect it to an HD display, pair a mouse and a keyboard and you should be able to work on a desktop or…

Instagram now lets you choose who can comment on your posts

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mashable.com - Instagram is trying to make its app a nicer place. The company is adding a new feature that allows you to control who is able to comment on your posts. It's also adding new mental health resources, b…

Twitter trials expanding tweets from 140 characters to 280

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techcrunch.com - Twitter for the first time is expanding beyond its 140-character limit, the company announced today. The social network says it will now try out a longer limit of 280 characters in select languages, …

Create a Facebook Landing Page In Minutes, Drop Ad Costs By 50%

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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…

What is a Landing Page? Best Practices & Tactics To Grow Your Business!

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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…

Unlocking Facebook Ad Retargeting Using Website Custom Audiences

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marketaire.com - The power of Facebook ads lies within its ad targeting. It doesn’t matter if your ad copy, imagery, or bidding and optimization are perfect. You absolutely need to target people that are most likely …

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

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

Mekiwi Oy : Finnish 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 him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up …

PrayerSpark : The First And Only Site For Interfaith Spiritually - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Michael Feder”, Founder of the Las Vegas – USA based startup “PrayerSpark” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wh…

nspHire : Job Search App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rasheen Carbin”, CMO at the US based start-up “nspHire” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is …

Rawporter.com: A Mobile Application That Helps People Earn Money for Shooting and Sharing Photos and Videos - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Rawporter helps people earn money for shooting and sharing photos and videos. All items captured with the app or uploaded online are indexed so they become discoverable by search engines and can not …

KindCritic.com: A Social Platform that Allows you to get Crowdsourced Feedback on your Creative Projects - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - KindCritic is a social platform where creatives can give and get crowdsourced constructive feedback on their creative works from real experts in their field of interest. “KindCritic” is A Social Plat…

Point Shout : Mobile App to Listen, Engage and React to Customers' Needs - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ionut Danifeld”, Co-Founder at the Brussels – Belgium based start-up “PointShout” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do …

betternet :Provides Parents With Information About Their Kids' Online Behavior - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Colton Shields”, Co-Founder of the Provo – USA based start-up “bettrnet” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha…

Firefox 57 Hits Beta, is Renamed to Firefox Quantum - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - The next major release of Firefox is such an improvement that Mozilla decided to change the name. So instead of going by the unimpressive moniker Firefox 57, this release will instead be called Firef…

4 Things Marketers Should Know Before Embarking on Digital Transformation

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www.adweek.com - No matter what kind of marketing you’re in—business-to-business, automotive, financial, retail or even publishing—this isn’t your father’s sales environment thanks to the seismic impact of social and…

Inside One Designer's Plan to Make Brand Logos More Eco-Friendly

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www.adweek.com - Corporate logos are reproduced millions and billions of times, which means even the smallest logo tweaks can significantly change the amount of ink used. Now, one French designer has hatched an idea …

Set Yourself Up for Success: 4 Tips On How To Launch Your Brand

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www.dumblittleman.com - Whether you’re rebranding your company or this is the first time that you’ll be launching your business, your brand image is an essential consideration. You know what they say, first impressions matt…

A Top Google Exec Admits Brand Safety Problems Were a 'Complete Miss on Our Part'

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www.adweek.com - A top Google executive admitted the company dropped the ball on protecting brands from offensive content. This spring, Google and other companies such as Facebook and Twitter faced widespread critici…

When Should You Consider Hosting Your Site In The Cloud?

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www.bitrebels.com - Cloud computing is not just for the technical world anymore. Today, you will hear non-technical people refer to it like it’s a part of their daily conversation. The Cloud Computing concept is certain…

The World's First Production-Ready Flying Car Is Finally Here

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futurism.com - SciFi visions of the future are usually defined by key technologies: lasers, time travel, and — more often than not — flying cars. Now, AeroMobil is finally bringing fiction to reality following the …

3 Ways To Grow Your Small Business's Audience On Social Media

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cbspulse.com - Acquiring many followers is something every small business owner strives for on social media. Growing a social media audience is no simple task though. It takes time and continual work. Each social m…

Basic & Deluxe Promos pic.twitter.com/Xv5caBvOZC

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www.masqueradecrew.com - $10 Basic: A promo post with the option of including an excerpt, a custom synopsis, an embedded preview of the novel from Amazon, and an optional embedded YouTube video (one that the author submits).…

Report: 57% of smart speaker owners have bought something with their voice

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searchengineland.com - There are roughly 20 million smart speakers now in the US. And more than half of device owners have used them to buy something, according to survey data from NPR and Edison Research. The data release…

How and Why to Do a Mobile/Desktop Parity Audit

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moz.com - Google still ranks webpages based on the content, code, and links they find with a desktop crawler. They’re working to update this old-school approach in favor of what their mobile crawlers find inst…

How do I master my music for streaming and download services?

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www.musicradar.com - Because of the decline in CD sales and the growth of music downloading and streaming services such as iTunes, Spotify and YouTube, the way we consume music has changed dramatically over the last deca…

Roma Khanna Named CEO Of Sean Combs’ Revolt Media & TV

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deadline.com - Former MGM Studios TV Group & Digital president Roma Khanna has been named CEO of Revolt Media and TV. At the music-themed digital cable network, founded by chairman Sean Combs and backed by Comcast,…

Elon Musk rips Mercedes' electric vehicle goals, Mercedes hits back

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mashable.com - After Elon Musk expressed disappointment with the electric vehicle investments of Daimler, the parent company of automaker Mercedes-Benz, the company shot back at Musk with its grander electric ambit…

How to Create a Facebook Public Figure Page and Why You Should

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to create a Facebook presence that’s separate from your personal profile? Have you considered creating a public figure Facebook page? In this article, you’ll discover why you should consider a F…

Ballin’ on a Budget! Five Boots That Won’t Break The Bank

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stupiddope.com - Fall Fashion is all about the transition. Out with the old and in with the new, and with some cooler weather coming in the months ahead, our style is certainly going to change. With the transition co…

Apple’s two-step authentication goes away with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

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www.macworld.com - Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a method of protecting an online account. The two factors—things that identify you—in 2FA: Something you yourself know, like a password; and something you have that…

The Landing Page Bounce Rate, Demystified

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instapage.com - Research shows that as many as 9 out of 10 visitors bounce from the average landing page. Some leave because you’re deceiving them (whether you know it or not), and others because you’re wearing thei…


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