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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Social media trends in 2018: What do the experts predict?

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www.econsultancy.com - In 2017, Instagram reigned supreme, while sponsored content and ad transparency became big brand priorities. So, what’s on the agenda for the year ahead? Here’s what our esteemed experts predict will…

Facebook Under Fire as German Antitrust Cops Target Ad Model

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adage.com - Facebook is on a collision course with one of Europe's most powerful regulators as Germany's Federal Cartel Office attacked the way the social network giant scoops up information on how users surf to…

The AR Fart App We’ve All Been Waiting For - VRScout

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vrscout.com - State of the fart technology takes AR to the next level. We all know how funny farting can be. We also know how powerful ARKit is as a tool for creatives to create entirely new types mobile applicati…

The 3 Biggest Challenges That Every Entrepreneur Faces–and How to Solve Them

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www.inc.com - How a nonprofit mobile app demonstrates the principles of for-profit business. Pete Ghiorse, Peter Tight, and James Ghiorse have a vision of transforming the way people give back. Their iOS app, Give…

Service Workers: Going beyond the page - Microsoft Edge Dev Blog

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blogs.windows.com - We’re thrilled to announce that today’s Windows Insider build enables Service Workers by default in Microsoft Edge for the first time. This is an exciting milestone for us and for the web! These new …

Google Chrome Lands on the Microsoft Store As a Download Link - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Update: The Google Chrome Installer has now been pulled from the Microsoft Store following all the backlash from users. It’s not clear whether Google or Microsoft removed the app from the store. That…

GOP net neutrality bill would allow paid fast lanes and preempt state laws

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arstechnica.com - A Republican lawmaker is proposing a net neutrality law that would ban blocking and throttling, but the bill would allow ISPs to create paid fast lanes and prohibit state governments from enacting th…

Dgraph raises $3M for its open-source distributed graph database, hits 1.0 release

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techcrunch.com - Dgraph is an increasingly popular open-source distributed graph database that uses a version of Facebook’s GraphQL as its default query language. Today, the company announced that it has raised $3 mi…

The future of source code security is consensus-based

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techcrunch.com - Jacek Materna is CTO of Assembla. The security landscape is ever-changing. It is the most non-constant industry on the planet. New threats appear and new solutions are built to squash them. Rinse, re…

Ultra-fast 5G wireless service declared national security priority by White House

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techcrunch.com - Who would have thought that the president who writes in 140-character missives would suddenly be interested in 70 Gbps wireless internet access? The White House released its congressionally-mandated …

ZTE’s dual-screen phone is a fascinating mess

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techcrunch.com - In a perfect, world, we’d all be rewarded for our bold choices. Trying something new would be enough to justify a product’s existence. This, however, is not the world that ZTE’s dual-screen Axon M wa…

Is the time finally right for platform-agnostic cloud gaming?

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techcrunch.com - We’ve heard it all before. Gaming in the cloud, the ability to play the most demanding titles, regardless of the limitations of our own hardware. That was the dream of OnLive, way back in 2010. It wa…

Amazon’s Prime Video app becomes the most-downloaded Apple TV app at launch

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techcrunch.com - Apple and Amazon’s decision to bury the hatchet, leading to the return of the Apple TV on Amazon, and the launch of Amazon’s Prime Video app on Apple TV has proved beneficial to both companies. The A…

Twitter launches a new enterprise API to power customer service and chatbots

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techcrunch.com - Twitter’s big news this week is its announcement that it’s now enforcing its new policies around hateful content and abuse, but today the company is rolling out something new for developers, as well:…

Sendbird raises another $16M to help developers add chat functions to a service

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techcrunch.com - If you go to any company’s website these days, you’re probably starting to see some chat functionality more and more often — and for good reason, as it’s a quick way for those companies to get in tou…

Instagram launches an alpha testing program on iOS and Android

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techcrunch.com - Are you an early adopter? Okay, but are you a really early adopter who likes to test new, experimental things even if it means you’ll experience crashes and bugs? Then you may be interested to know t…

A Chat with Guy Kawasaki Episode #145 - Aaron McHugh

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www.aaronmchugh.com - My guest today is Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Apple during the early 1980’s Macintosh era. In this punchy, simple and short conversation Guy answers the following questions: What are you best a…

Facebook’s stance on rival VR hardware just softened in a big way

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arstechnica.com - In a major about-face for the virtual reality teams at Facebook, the company announced a surprise Tuesday update to its VR "Spaces" app. The social media service's first VR chat app, still in beta an…

Microsoft ends arbitration in sexual harassment cases

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arstechnica.com - "The silencing of people’s voices has clearly had an impact in perpetuating sexual harassment," Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, told The New York Times on Tuesday. In a blo…

Guerrilla Games finally reveals story of legendary E3 “bullshot” in 2005

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arstechnica.com - A few examples of the E3 2005 sizzle reel that was presented to gamers as "real-time" footage running on a PlayStation 3. Many of the demo's other effects eventually found their way to PS3 games, but…

iPhones slow over time to preserve battery life, benchmarks suggest

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arstechnica.com - Based on anecdotal observation, many iPhone users have long believed that older iPhones get slower over time. Generally, people have assumed that this is because of new features and additions in new …

The Currency of Life — 28,726 Days – The Mission – Medium

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medium.com - Originally published by Stephen Guise on his personal website. “Git ‘er dun” takes the sunshine out of my day every time I hear it. But these clich├ęs aren’t so bad. “There is no time like the present”

How a Designer Built and Shipped an iOS App in 6 Months

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medium.com - There’s a constant debate about whether or not designers should learn to code. While I’m happy to talk about that at length, I think it’s helpful to look at it from a different perspective. What are …

Here's One Explanation for Why Your Old iPhone Feels so Damn Slow

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gizmodo.com - For years, people have complained about declining performance in their aging iPhones, an issue that’s commonly attributed to Apple’s software updates. Something beyond a rumor percolated just last we…

Our AI future: How artificial intelligence will revolutionize jobs, and what we can do about it

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www.geekwire.com - Artificial intelligence will change the world, for better and for worse — and we need to be prepared. That’s the takeaway from Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Un…

Tailgating Officially Makes Traffic Worse, Jerks

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lifehacker.com - If you’ve ever encountered a “phantom traffic jam,” or traffic slowdown that doesn’t seem to have an apparent cause, it was probably some jackwagon tailgating somebody. Researchers at MIT found that …

Everything You Need to Know About the Google 'Fred' Update

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www.searchenginejournal.com - Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! Around March 7-8 of 2017, there was a lot of chatter that some sort of algorithm …

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition has a secret message from beloved droid

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androidcommunity.com - Most of the world is still high on Star Wars fever and if you’re actually one of the owners of the brand new OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition, then you get another surprise: a secret message from one of …

Google Play Store testing out video, slideshow previews

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androidcommunity.com - Sometimes, trying to find an app on Google Play Store is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Google may be the search giant to beat, but when it comes to their own app store, something is sor…

BBM now lets you hail an Uber from the app (in Indonesia)

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androidcommunity.com - If you use BBM (Blackberry Messenger for the uninitiated) a lot and you don’t want to switch from one app to another but you need to get a ride now, you’ll be happy to know that they have struck a de…

Codes are running low on Fleeq

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appsumo.com - Putting together a tutorial or explainer video can be quite the project. From hosting to integration, cameras, scripts, and voice-overs, to making sure your makeup looks flawless (just me?) - there a…

G-RO Revolutionary, Smart Luggage and Backpacks

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www.indiegogo.com - All other rolling luggage are basically boxes on casters. Their little wheels break more often; they travel badly over bumps, bricks, grates, snow and sand; they weaken the luggage design with more r…

Socialmedia Is Not Just Having A FaceBook Account - smqueue

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www.smqueue.com - Digital, new media and social media are the buzz words said by marketers and advertising practitioners nowadays. More and more clients are asking their partners to create integrated campaigns that in…

SpeakerInformation

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - Loyalty Expo, powered by Loyalty360, is the premier conference for marketers and other business professionals who are working to build customer loyalty. Loyalty360 sees this as an evolutionary time f…

Listening “Absolutely Critical” to Customer Engagement Process for Portland Timbers

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loyalty360.org - For a brand to say it listens to customers is one thing. To truly listen to customers, while acquiring keen behavioral insights that can be leveraged for positive results in the future, is “absolutel…

New Loyalty Program Part of Future Strategic Plans at DSW

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www.loyalty360.org - Officials at DSW, a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, are excited about plans to spark customer loyalty amid a new brand mission, which is supported by key strategic initiatives focu…

My Top Mobile Apps of 2017 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In the 1990’s, Apple had an ad campaign called “What’s on your PowerBook?” that I always liked. In fact, it was probably the inspiration for the “What I Use” articles that I’ve been writing since the…

The Number of People Who Use Netflix is Now the Same as Paying TV Consumers

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www.adweek.com - According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the streaming audience is growing—but in unexpected directions. Fewer people are paying for linear TV than in previous years, but the number of …

4 Ways Small Business Can Become More Efficient Through Cloud Computing

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www.dumblittleman.com - In today’s business world, it is important that business have access to what they need when they need it. Whether through phones, tablets or computers, there is a need for convenience and reliability…

Samsung and Casey Neistat Turned an Abandoned Shopping Mall into a Winter Wonderland for Kids

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www.adweek.com - The abandoned shopping mall: A hotbed of broken capitalist dreams, blooming graffiti artists, concrete-starved skaters and possibly rats. Short of razing them and turning them into parking lots for d…

The Digital Marketing List: 59 Things You Should Be Doing But Probably Aren't - Portent

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www.portent.com - First written March 2008. Last Updated December 2017. This is a really old post. I wrote it jammed into a narrow seat on a plane in 2008. I’m trying to keep it somewhat up to date, but I can only do …

Six Savvy Uses of Digital That Made Out-of-Home Ads Stand Out in 2017

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www.adweek.com - Digital marketers like to talk a big game about programmatic, mobile and social advertising. And for good reason—eMarketer expects for U.S. digital advertising to make up $83 billion this year. But t…

Self-parking cars to be legalised

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www.bbc.co.uk - The UK government wants to modify its ban on using mobile phones behind the wheel to allow drivers to use automatic parking devices. Drivers who push a button on their phone or key fob to make their …

‘Almost Dickensian’: Undercover Journalist Exposes Amazon UK’s Abuse of Workers

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sputniknews.com - Selby, who worked undercover at Amazon, writes for the Sunday Mirror and has authored four pieces on Amazon and the working conditions within the company. He told Fault Lines hosts Garland Nixon and …

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

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apnews.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a "vulnerability in human psychology" to a…

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