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Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Equifax tries to get hacked customers to waive right to sue in exchange for using its credit service

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www.rawstory.com - Equifax, the credit score company that put more than 140 million Americans at risk of identity theft this week, will not let you engage in a class-action lawsuit if you consent to arbitration on its …

Congress Isn't Happy About the Equifax Breach

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gizmodo.com - We knew it wouldn’t be long before Congress demanded action in response to the Equifax data breach—particularly since several of its members are among the 143 million Americans who are pissed about h…

The Shadow Brokers Unveil United Rake Toolkit and Double Monthly NSA Dump Frequency

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themerkle.com - Very few people will be surprised to hear The Shadow Brokers have returned in full force. Although their monthly subscription service in exchange for ZCash is doing quite well, they still release new…

T-Mobile, Nokia, and Qualcomm Reach Record 1.175 Gbps Download Speeds in Advanced LTE Lab Trial

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www.businesswire.com - BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a new worldwide industry first, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM),…

Google search on mobile is getting tabs for better results for movies and TV

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mashable.com - Google just made search results a lot more useful. The company is giving its mobile search results a new look, with a new set of tabs that show more information about television shows, movies, stocks…

Facebook is testing features to help you make new friends

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techcrunch.com - Facebook wants to show you more of what you have in common with potential new friends and make sure you don’t forget about your old ones either. The company is rolling out a feature that allows you t…

WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start convos with businesses

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techcrunch.com - WhatsApp is preparing to finally monetize, and its first move follows the same strategy as Facebook Messenger. TechCrunch has discovered code in Facebook’s ad manager that lets businesses buy ads wit…

YouTube launches HDR playback on select mobile devices

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techcrunch.com - Last November, YouTube began supporting HDR for those who watch its videos via their TV sets. Today, the company announced it’s expanding the technology to mobile, initially on select Android devices…

It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

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techcrunch.com - The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone will try t…

Here’s how RED’s holographic smartphone display will work

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techcrunch.com - Cinematic camera maker RED has a smartphone on the way – the Hydrogen, which boasts a great video camera as well as a “holographic display” that we know relatively little about, despite MKBHD getting…

Facebook adds a dedicated “Movies” section offering showtimes and ticket sales

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techcrunch.com - Some Facebook users have noticed a new section called “Movies,” appearing in the mobile app’s main navigation. The feature, which has just appeared for many U.S. Facebook users, offers a way to see w…

Jaguar has restored this old E-type with an electric upgrade

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arstechnica.com - This looks like a well-restored Series 1.5 Jaguar E-Type. And it is, sort of. Jaguar's engineers and Classic Works took the car and gave it an electric upgrade. Normally you'd expect to see the XK st…

Ars enters VR and destroys multiple starships in Star Trek: Bridge Crew [Update]

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arstechnica.com - Ars and Star Trek go together, as the great philosopher once said, like peas and carrots. You won’t find a dorkier bunch of editors assembled in any one place on the entire Internet—and that’s why pl…

Intel to stop making WiGig cards for laptops but still pushing 60GHz for VR

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arstechnica.com - Intel is ending production of its 60GHz 802.11ad, also known as WiGig, controllers and antennas later this year. Anandtech writes that the company has sent end-of-life notifications for the high-spee…

Mondly Launches the First VR Language App With Speech Recognition for Daydream

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news.sys-con.com - BRASOV, Romania, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ATi Studios, creators of Mondly, the language app with over 20 million downloads and recently crowned 2017 Facebook "App of the Year" in EMEA, launches …

The Ultimate List of Youtube Programming Channels

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www.lvguowei.me - Here are the Youtube channels I subscribe and recommend. They are in no particular order. I’m an old school programmer and this fits my taste perfectly well. Especially check out the Oral Histories s…

A new look for Goodreads

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www.highcontrast.ro - Goodreads' mission is to help readers explore and share books they love. Our mission is to help users enjoy their everyday digital experiences. This project is a visual redesign proposal for the book…

Putting the "App" in Progressive Web Apps — SitePoint

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www.sitepoint.com - The web is better than ever. You can now build fast, rich app-like experiences. As Googler Zach Coch said: The line between what is web and what is app is more blurry than it’s ever been. The line be…

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

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www.journalism.org - As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.…

5 Steps to Improve Your Customer Service Using Twitter

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do your customers use Twitter to ask questions and request support? Need a better way to manage your Twitter support? By following the steps in this article, you’ll deliver a superior customer servic…

Trolls Hijacked a Racist Reddit Page With Dozens of Posts About Actual Racing

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gizmodo.com - Activist trolls have taken ownership of Reddit’s r/race_realism, finally establishing a safe space on the “frontpage of the internet” to discuss politically incorrect opinions about NASCAR and cyclin…

Jaguar's Future-Type Concept Is All About The World Of Tomorrow [w/Video]

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www.carscoops.com - The Jaguar Future-Type concept is a drivable, yet fully autonomous concept, representing the automaker's vision for an on-demand self-driving vehicle scouring the streets in the year 2040. At the hea…

Closing Apps To Save iPhone Battery Life Is A Myth

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www.newsy.com - There's a common mistake being made each day by a lot of iOS users. And not knowing the truth could be ruining your iPhone's battery life. As an Android convert, I’ve always been under the impression…

Metropolis Ahead: Ethereum Developers Set September Date for Testnet Launch - CoinDesk

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www.coindesk.com - A launch date for the 'Byzantium' testnet, the next critical step toward a major upgrade for ethereum, has been announced. The testnet will be deployed on September 18, following a discussion between…

Samsung launches Mobile Security Rewards Program to protect devices better - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you like testing out the vulnerabilities and security errors of both software and hardware, wouldn’t you want to get rewarded for doing those things (aside from your regular salary in whatever com…

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 passes through Scratch, Burn, and Bend Durability Test - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from last year may have been problematic what with the overheating and battery explosion but the South Korean tech giant hopes to redeem the Note line with this Note 8. It’s…

Facer 4.0 gets tons of new features, introduces Watchmaker Series - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you consider your smartwatch’s watchfaces serious business, then you probably have been using the Facer watch face platform to explore and change what your wearable looks like. The latest update t…

Zutano’s Loyalty Program Gives Back to Customers

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www.loyalty360.org - Officials at children’s fashion brand Zutano wanted to thank their loyal customers in a special way. With Zutano’s new loyalty program, customers can now earn rewards points by referring a friend, fo…

Journey Management vs. Mapping – What’s The Big Deal?

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loyalty360.org - Customer Journey Mapping is a well-documented practice that helps organizations understand and guide improvements in the customer experience (CX). When done effectively, it uncovers valuable insight …

So Long Foundrmag.com... - Foundr

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foundr.com - That’s right, today marks the day when we officially change our brand name from Foundr Magazine to Foundr. Most notably, that means we’ve moved our website’s domain from foundrmag.com over to foundr.…

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 …

Expand your search marketing knowledge with an SMX Workshop

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marketingland.com - SMX workshops are conducted by the world’s leading subject matter experts in SEO, SEM, social and digital. Choose from one of six amazing options and join us on Monday, October 23, to attend. All pre…

Sleeves Up Productions : Digital Content For Brands - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Erika Kramer”, CEO and Founder at New York – USA based start-up “SleevesUpProductions” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that y…

Scoopinion.com: A Web-Based Application that Turns Your Browser into a Learning Magazine - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Scoopinion builds your personal magazine by matching what people like you have read well and you haven’t. It’s an effortless way to make the news good for yourself and the community. As per Mr. Koshi…

HiveFlux : Real-time Overview of What Everyone In the Company is Working - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Bruno Figueiredo”, CEO at the Lisbon – Portugal based start-up “Hiveflux” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha…

Xerendi Initiative : Educational Learning For Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Uchenna Ibekwe”, Principa and Founder of the Virginia – United States based startup Xerendi_Initiative” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What …

ParkParrot : Automated System Showing Available Parkings - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Chandler Burke”, Founder of the Chattanooga – USA based start-up “ParkParrot” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and …

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…

Outlook for Android Finally Gets Add-In Apps - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Seven months after the feature first debuted in Outlook for iOS, Outlook for Android has finally been updated to support add-in apps. “We are now rolling out add-ins to Outlook on Android customers w…

Google Discusses the Future of its Assistant - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google quietly hosted a developer show in Europe this week, and one of the best things I’ve seen so far is an exciting update about the future of Google Assistant. That developer show, called Google …

Google responds to Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention with AdWords tracking update

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searchengineland.com - Starting this month, Google is making changes to the way it captures and reports on conversions in AdWords in the response to Apple’s coming Safari update. In June, Apple introduced Intelligent Track…

How eBay and Amazon Wield Gamification Techniques

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yukaichou.com - One of the most popular blog posts on my website is a list of the “Top 10 eCommerce Gamification Examples that will Revolutionize Shopping,” with my first choice being eBay (Disclosure – I’ve worked …

Media Archive Solutions: How to Optimize Your Backup Process

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www.backblaze.com - You spent almost all day Saturday archiving your latest video project onto two 8 TB external hard drives. You need to archive four months’ worth of work from a recently finished video project to exte…

Tech Stocks This Week: Comcast Gets Slammed, Square Turns to Banking, and More

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host.madison.com - This week, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) suffered its biggest one-day decline in six years, Square (NYSE: SQ) put in an application to create its own bank, and speculation surrounding Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL…

RTI Strengthens Corporate Team With New Finance and Logistics Leadership

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www.twice.com - SHAKOPEE, Minn. -- Sept. 8, 2017 -- RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, has named Mark Derus as chief financial officer (CFO) and Mark Klayum a…

Meet the futuristic personal transportation vehicle coming to China and U.S. soon

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www.impactlab.net - Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine. “I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus st…

Equifax Falls Down, Egnyte Steps Up

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www.egnyte.com - When you are dealing with people’s private information – social security numbers (SSNs), credit cards, birth dates, etc. – there is no margin for error. Businesses need to know who has access to what…

News in brief: Uber faces FBI probe; Samsung offers bug bounties; ‘Humpty Dumpty’ hackers jailed

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news Uber said on Friday that it is “co-operating” with an FBI investigation into its “Hell” programme to track drivers with the rival ride-hai…

Egnyte Connect – Design Within Reach – Success Story

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www.egnyte.com - Design Within Reach (DWR) founder Rob Forbes started the company back in 1998 with a simple vision – to make modern design accessible to the public. Forbes had recently returned from London and was l…

Alibaba to open its first brick-and-mortar mall in China, local report says

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www.impactlab.net - The five-story shopping center — called “More Mall” — is part of the e-commerce giant’s push into real-world retail. This year marked the start of Alibaba’s “new retail” era — a strategy to blend onl…

Red panic: Best Buy yanks Kaspersky antivirus from shelves

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www.theregister.co.uk - Big box retailer Best Buy has pulled from its shelves Kaspersky Lab's PC security software amid fears of Kremlin spies using the antivirus tool to snoop on Americans. Despite there being no concrete …

Microsoft Dynamics 365 will include Power BI and Cortana Intelligence by Nate Marks

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www.apsense.com - One of the many reasons SMBs invest in ERP and CRM software is to increase their productivity and create more opportunity for customer engagement. In short, owners are looking for a ROI from these bu…

The Newest Generation of Entrepreneurs? Podcasters.

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www.entrepreneur.com - When we think about entrepreneurs, we often think about people who have risked everything -- an established career, financial security and personal relationships -- to build and monetize a hip new st…


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