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Report: Amazon Warehouse Employees Worked to Exhaustion as Robots Threaten Jobs - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - At Amazon’s newest warehouse in Tilbury, Essex, Selby “found staff asleep on their feet, exhausted.” His firsthand account says that “those who could not keep up with the punishing targets faced the …

Alexa developers can now use notifications, soon personalize apps based on users’ voices

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techcrunch.com - Amazon says it will allow Alexa skill developers to alert customers using notifications starting today, and soon, it will allow them to recognize users’ individual voices as part of their skill-build…

Waymo asks an Uber top lawyer: “Does Uber pay money to extortionists?”

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arstechnica.com - SAN FRANCISCO—After hours of testimony on Wednesday by three Uber employees, US District Judge William Alsup rescheduled the start of the Waymo v. Uber trial to February 5, 2018. The announcement cam…

Growth-Hacking 101

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www.entrepreneur.com - Growth-hacking is more than just the latest buzzword to sweep through the marketing world. Instead, it's something that should be of urgent interest to you and your brand. Related: 4 Growth Hacking S…

HDMI 2.1 spec released, ushering in new era of dynamic HDR video

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arstechnica.com - Back in January, the HDMI Forum—the trade association that develops the HDMI spec for video interconnects—outlined its plans for HDMI 2.1. That specification has now been finalized, giving a definiti…

Pixelmator Pro wants to be the Photoshop killer on macOS

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techcrunch.com - The team behind Pixelmator is releasing a brand new app today called Pixelmator Pro. As the name suggests, it is a more powerful, refreshed version of the company’s original image-editing app. You ca…

Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential, as reports of an improper relationship at Google surface

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techcrunch.com - Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from Essential. The phone maker’s founder and CEO will be taking time off from the company to “deal with personal matters,” a spokesman for the company confirm…

Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcribing service for AWS

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techcrunch.com - Amazon is hosting AWS Re:INVENT today, its developer conference for all things AWS. And the company just announced a promising new service called Amazon Transcribe. The service is now available as a …

Waze gains support for HOV lanes, motorcycles and voice activation

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techcrunch.com - Waze is getting a few new features today that are either firsts for any navigation app, or just functionally super convenient, including an option to optimize routes for travel by motorcycle, routing…

Simon wants to help startups establish a retail presence in malls

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techcrunch.com - It’s a strange time for e-commerce startups. While most of the retail world is trying to figure out how to make the shift from brick and mortar to online, most e-commerce startups are trying to do th…

Virtual reality headset unit sales are slowly improving

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techcrunch.com - The number of VR headsets out there may not be reaching the stratospheric estimates that were first predicted, but they’re still growing, at least. According to a report from Canalys, in Q3 of 2017, …

Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

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techcrunch.com - Facebook’s lending a hand with what it does best: APIs and money. Today at its first Facebook Social Good Forum conference in New York City, the social network unveiled a slew of new features and ini…

New York’s Attorney General sets up a page to report fraudulent FCC comments

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techcrunch.com - It’s no secret that among the millions of comments filed with the FCC regarding its plan to roll back net neutrality are a great deal of fake ones, some even using stolen identities. New York Attorne…

Cruise’s self-driving launch plan doesn’t include small-scale pilots like Waymo’s

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techcrunch.com - Cruise spent some time this week detailing its plans for self-driving deployment, and one of the key features of its approach is how it differs from that of some of its competitors. “We’re not going …

Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO more concerned with user experience than rival Tesla

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. Visitors to the TechCrunch Shanghai even this week were greeted with a sleek silver high-p…

Ben Thompson Is Wrong About the Deregulation of ISPs

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om.blog - The much-shared piece penned by Ben Thompson on network neutrality raised a few eyebrows. I will reserve my opinion on what he wrote, but for now, read this response from developer Nick Heer, who is …

Why we (the riders) are not Uber’s customers

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om.co - I have been using Uber since the day it went into service. It has been a godsend for me — I don’t drive and almost always have to go to the far corners of the city to see the medical practitioners wh…

An armed robber's Supreme Court case could affect all Americans' digital privacy for decades to come

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theconversation.com - A man named Timothy Carpenter planned and participated in several armed robberies at Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores in Michigan and Ohio between 2010 and 2012. He was caught, convicted and sentenced…

Waze Becomes First Navigation App to Support Carpool Lanes

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www.macrumors.com - Waze today announced it is rolling out three new features in its popular crowdsourced navigation app for iOS and Android, the most notable of which is support for high occupancy vehicle lanes, also k…

Tabs come to every window in Windows 10 “Sets”

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arstechnica.com - The basics of window management in Windows haven't really changed a whole lot since the days of Windows 3. You can maximize windows to make them take up a whole monitor or you can have them free-floa…

Who’s putting money down for a Tesla Semi?

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arstechnica.com - Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Walmart, JB Hunt Transportation Services, and Ryder System Inc. had placed deposits to reserve the first Tesla Semis. On Tuesday, German shipping comp…

Comcast hints at plan for paid fast lanes after net neutrality repeal

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arstechnica.com - For years, Comcast has been promising that it won't violate the principles of net neutrality, regardless of whether the government imposes any net neutrality rules. That meant that Comcast wouldn't b…

Científicos rusos reportan que un asteroide pasará cerca de la Tierra

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www.telemundo.com - *La roca fue bautizada en honor a un semi dios griego que, según la mitología, casi destruye el planeta *Este asteroide es el responsable de las lluvia de estrellas conocidas como Gemínidas, que tien…

Getting Ready for Web Video • Inspired Magazine

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inspiredm.com - Video is one of those really contentious points about web design. There are some people who feel like web pages should not have embedded video at all. These people are wrong. Like any technology, how…

A visual identity is more than its assets. – Brandpad – Medium

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medium.com - For a long time, hosting files in the cloud was a new and more practical way of distributing assets. For brand designers, this offered the option of uploading the brand identity assets in a shared fo…

Designing a Great Icon For Your Mobile App - 1stWebDesigner

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1stwebdesigner.com - Every day thousands of people browse the App Store and Play Store in search of utilities and entertainment. Behind every search and download is desire – a desire to solve a problem. Products icons pl…

Apps Have Command Prompts Now | CSS-Tricks

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css-tricks.com - Command lines were an early innovation in computers, and were the dominant way to interact with them in the 1960's - 80's. That gave way to GUIs for most users after that. I don't think we need to la…

Twitter and others warn FCC of 'disastrous' net neutrality reversal

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www.engadget.com - The letter was delivered three weeks ahead of the upcoming December 14th vote, in which the FCC is expected to reclassify wired and wireless internet services providers (ISPs) as "information service…

Amazon's AI camera helps developers harness image recognition

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www.engadget.com - The DeepLens has a 4 megapixel camera that can capture 1080P video, along with a 2D microphone array. It's powered by an Intel Atom Processor with more than 100 gigaflops of power, which means it can…

Net Neutrality Advocates Are Modern-Day Snake Oil Salesmen

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www.investors.com - Regulations: When FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to repeal the Obama administration's heavy-handed "net neutrality" regulations, critics acted as if the world were coming to an end. Actual con…

Google updates Search, adds ways to donate and more info on finance

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androidcommunity.com - Google is more than just a tech brand now. The past decade, it has since evolved into a lifestyle brand catering to different kinds of people, needs, services, and industries. We have a long list of …

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus debuts with dual cameras, bezel-less screen

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androidcommunity.com - After the Pegasus 4S that was launched in China, here’s ASUS once again with the new ZenFone Max Plus (M1). It’s an obvious follow-up to the ZenFone Max unleashed in India last year. The smartphone m…

Gauging Customer Engagement Interest In Black Friday, Cyber Monday

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www.loyalty360.org - For many marketers, the holiday season represents the major portion of their annual sales. And for many of those, Black Friday and Cyber Monday represent the two most critical shopping days of the ye…

Reward or No Reward? That is the Retailer’s Question

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www.loyalty360.org - Do rewards programs work? Is it worth it to offer discounts to your best customers? These are crucial questions for retailers to answer, especially in a time when traditional retail is threatened by …

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.…

A Connected Customer Enterprise Creates True Brand Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - What is a connected customer enterprise and how can it impact customer engagement/customer experience/customer loyalty efforts for any company? Loyalty360 posed that question, among others, to Duncan…

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…

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…

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 …

Top 10 Customizable WordPress Themes In 2017

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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…

How the Right Preorder Strategy Can Build a Book’s Platform

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insights.bookbub.com - Preorders are a great way to earn money for a new book release before its launch date. I started the process for Gone Daddy Gone, the seventh novel in my Sloane Monroe mystery series, three months be…

Microsoft Working on Photos Companion App for Android and iOS - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Windows 10’s Microsoft Photos app is set to get a major upgrade soon. As Microsoft promised back at Build, the company will be releasing a companion app for Microsoft Photos in the future. And that a…

Motorola Disses Both Apple and Samsung in Ad That Picks Up Where Samsung's Left Off

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www.adweek.com - Samsung made fun of Apple for the millionth time in its most recent smartphone ad earlier this month (which included some pretty inspired visual mockery). But now, Motorola goes after both of them—in…

You Should Download Apple's New Mac Security Update Immediately

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time.com - Apple is offering a fix for a recently discovered security flaw in its new Mac operating system that made it possible for an intruder to bypass administrator authentication without typing in a passwo…

Spotify Unearths More Hilarious User Habits in Global Outdoor Ads for the Holidays

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www.adweek.com - Ready to make some early New Year’s resolutions? Of course you’re not. But Spotify has some fun suggestions regardless, based on the amusingly peculiar habits of its user base. The streaming music se…

The 50 most innovative CMOs in the world 2017 – The Connectors

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www.businessinsider.com - Meet The Connectors: The marketing executives who have mastered how best to use technology, data, and creativity to drive growth not only in marketing, but also heir companies at large. Scroll down t…

The Legalities Of Hidden Cameras In The Workplace | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Thanks to the fact that hidden camera technology is becoming cheaper and more affordable all the time, more and more employers are turning to surveillance to keep an eye on both customers and employe…

SEO SWOT Analysis: Focus your efforts in areas that deliver results

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searchengineland.com - When it comes to SEO, it can be hard to know where to start — and it is easy to waste a lot of time and effort on activities that are going to deliver little in the way of returns. This is not a new …

‘Dirty Little Secret of Corporate America’: Uber Accused of Industrial Espionage

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sputniknews.com - On this episode on Radio Sputnik's Loud and Clear, Hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou, a former CIA agent himself, discuss how industrial or corporate espionage against competitors is actually quit…

Bot Scandal: Over Half of FCC Net Neutrality Comments Are Fake

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sputniknews.com - From April 27 to August 30 the public had the ability to send in comments on net neutrality to the FCC. During that time a whopping 57 percent of the comments were from temporary or duplicate email a…

What You Don't Understand About the Bitcoin Explosion - Joel Comm

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joelcomm.com - By now your newsfeed is absolutely filled with Bitcoin. All of a sudden the “experts” are coming out of the woodwork. A bunch of people are offering courses. And there’s talk about the “bubble.” I’m …

MakeApp Founder: ‘Media Tried to Trample Us But Only Helped Us Reach Out to 1M Users & Make Money’

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www.infowars.com - MakeApp founder Ashot Gabrelyanov said Tuesday that despite being called a “white supremacist,” “misogynist” and “Putin’s spy” by the US media his makeup removing app has been a smashing success. Fro…

YouTube is launching its own take on Stories with a new video format called ‘Reels’

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techcrunch.com - Even YouTube is adding Stories. The popular format introduced by Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook, Messenger and even some dating apps, is now making its way to YouTube as a new f…

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