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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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5 Ways Social Media Managers Can Gain a Competitive Edge

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Expert. Guru. Rock star. These are just some of the words used by social media practitioners to describe themselves. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with promoting your skills or tooting yo…

A Gym Chain Is Banning Cable News. It’s for Your Health.

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www.nytimes.com - “I think they’re looking out for everybody’s well-being and truly thinking about the words that they say as a brand,” Ms. Egbuchulam said. “They’re providing opportunities for people to take care of …

6 Must-Have Ingredients For A KILLER Social Media Marketing Plan • Kent Stuver

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www.kentstuver.com - Social media can be a powerful tool for building an audience of people who want to buy what you sell. Here are 6 CRITICAL ingredients that you MUST include in your social media marketing plan. By inc…

How to Save Network Marketing & Your Relationships, While Rapidly Growing Your Team

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elitemarketingpro.com - A murder mystery has been solved! With the Facebook dagger, the Internet over the past 10 years has slowly been pressing it’s sharp social blade into the very heart of ‘Old School’ Network Marketing …

How to Boost Conversions by Personalizing Your Website

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www.quicksprout.com - Every business has room to improve their conversion rates. If you’re looking for a place to start, analyzing your website is the first logical step. While you may have done A/B testing or used some s…

It’s time to chart a course for 5G success

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techcrunch.com - Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel returned as a Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission on August 11, 2017. Commissioner Rosenworcel previously served as Senior Communications Counsel fo…

Huawei’s new whole-home Wi-Fi system combines Powerline and mesh networking

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techcrunch.com - Huawei today announced a new whole-home Wi-Fi system, the WiFi Q2. Wi-Fi mesh network systems are quickly becoming the standard, with companies like Qualcomm estimating that they now account for 40 p…

SimpliSafe redesigns its home security system, announces video doorbell, smart lock and camera

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techcrunch.com - SimpliSafe was one of the first modern startups in the home security space. Over the course of the last few years, though, as others entered the market, too, SimpliSafe’s rather pedestrian design sta…

GoPro CEO explains shutdown of company’s Karma drone unit

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techcrunch.com - Yesterday, GoPro confirmed TechCrunch’s reporting that the company was shuttering its Karma drone division and laying off hundreds of employees. Today, CEO Nick Woodman is at CES on damage control. I…

Julian Assange Granted Ecuadorian Passport – Posts Photo in Nation's Jersey

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - — Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 10, 2018 — Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 10, 2018 The WikiLeaks founder is listed with Ecuador’s Internal Revenue Service under the number 1729…

JavaScript Performance Optimization Tips: An Overview — SitePoint

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www.sitepoint.com - In this post, there’s lots of stuff to cover across a wide and wildly changing landscape. It’s also a topic that covers everyone’s favorite: The JS Framework of the Month™. We’ll try to stick to the …

Nvidia’s AutoSIM is the ‘Inception’ of self-driving car simulators

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia is unveiling plenty of new stuff at CES, and most of it centers around cars. One of its most interesting announcements is AutoSIM, the virtualized testing environment it uses to drive more hou…

Comcast Ventures is betting on blockchain technologies in 2018

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techcrunch.com - “In 2018 we’re doubling down on blockchain,” says Gil Beyda, managing director of Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of one of the world’s largest media and telecom companies. For the venture capit…

Automotive Grade Linux gets support from Toyota and Amazon as it eyes autonomous driving

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techcrunch.com - Open-source software was once something that large businesses shied away from, but over the course of the last few years, it’s made inroads into virtually every enterprise company. With Automotive Gr…

Facebook is testing a city-specific section of its app to elevate local news and events

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techcrunch.com - In an effort to up its signal to noise ratio, Facebook may go local. The company is testing a new area of its app called “Today In,” a mix of city-specific events, announcements and local news. For i…

Senator John Thune has some questions for Apple

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techcrunch.com - A top U.S. lawmaker, Republican Sen. John Thune, has penned a letter to Apple with further questions about slowing older models of the iPhone via Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Senator Thune, …

Dell’s new app brings mobile notifications to the desktop

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techcrunch.com - I’ll be honest, Dell wasn’t at the top of our list of must visit companies at this year’s CES, but the PC stalwart is actually showcasing a couple of interesting new products at the show. On the soft…

The day the lights went out at CES

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techcrunch.com - The big story of this year’s CES isn’t smart assistants or autonomous cars. Hell, it’s not even giant TVs. The one thing we’ll all remember when we’re all old and gray, telling our grandchildren the …

Twitter Renaissance: Is It Time to Reconsider Twitter? : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Wondering what advantages Twitter offers social media marketers? Looking for tips on interacting with customers? To explore the opportunities marketers have on Twitter, I interview Mark Schaefer. The…

EA has tested online matchmaking algorithms to favor “engagement,” not fairness

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arstechnica.com - The practice of incorporating microtransactions and loot boxes into video games has grown from sporadic to omnipresent in recent years. 2017 saw the loot box trend explode and even bleed over from a …

EMC, VMware security bugs throw gasoline on cloud security fire

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arstechnica.com - While everyone was screaming about Meltdown and Spectre, another urgent security fix was already in progress for many corporate data centers and cloud providers who use products from Dell's EMC and V…

Yes, Americans actually do need home Internet, advocates tell FCC

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arstechnica.com - Broadband consumer advocates have launched a "Mobile Only Challenge" to show US regulators that cellular data should not be considered an adequate replacement for home Internet service. The awareness…

“The least-worst idea we had”—The creation of the Age of Empires empire

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arstechnica.com - Over the last 20 years, these epoch-spanning games have starred more than 50 historical civilizations, sales have surpassed more than 20 million units, and a core fanbase of hundreds of thousands has…

Bad docs and blue screens make Microsoft suspend Spectre patch for AMD machines

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has suspended delivering the latest Windows update to certain systems with AMD processors after reports that the update was causing the machines to crash with a blue screen of death when bo…

Oracle app server hack let one attacker mine $226,000 worth of cryptocoins

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arstechnica.com - If "java" suddenly dies on your WebLogic or PeopleSoft server, you may be getting mined for Monero. In a report published on January 7 by SANS Technology Institute, Morphus Labs researcher Renato Mar…

Apple planning new, “robust” parental controls to help protect children, teens

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arstechnica.com - An open letter to Apple from some investors sparked the tech giant to respond by promising new software tools for parents to restrict and monitor their kids' smartphone use. In a report by The Wall S…

What’s New in HTML 5.2?

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bitsofco.de - Less than a month ago, HTML 5.2 became an official W3C Recommendation (REC). When a specification reaches the REC stage, this means that it has received the official endorsement of W3C Members and th…

5 Great Free Gmail Add-Ons To Make You More Productive

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www.fastcompany.com - Ah, email. They said social media would kill it off, but still it remains. It’s arguably the sturdiest nerd of the tech world. advertisement Assuming you live in Gmail, let’s shake things up a bit. T…

How Windows 10 Makes It Harder For You To Use Non-Microsoft Apps

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www.fastcodesign.com - Now, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has issued an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, pointing out that Windows 10 has made it harder to change apps away from Microsoft’s new Edge browser in an upda…

FCC plan to lower broadband standards is met with “Mobile Only Challenge”

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arstechnica.com - Broadband consumer advocates have launched a "Mobile Only Challenge" to show US regulators that cellular data should not be considered an adequate replacement for home Internet service. The awareness…

Orii uses bone conduction tech to build the phone of your childhood dreams

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www.fanaticalfuturist.com - Matthew Griffin, Futurist and Founder of the 311 Institute is described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers.” Among other things Matthew keeps busy helping the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer…

The FCC has published the net neutrality repeal order. Here's what's next.

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futurism.com - On December 14, 2017, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal the 2015 net neutrality rules set in place during the Obama administration. Shortly after the start of the new y…

Dell Mobile Connect screencasts your smartphone to supported PCs

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androidcommunity.com - If you spend most of your working hours sitting in front of your computer, your attention is sometimes divided between your PC screen and your smartphone screen. If you’re using a new Dell PC, there …

LG Pay to launch in the US together with upcoming G7, V40 smartphones

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung Pay, Android Pay (soon to be Google Pay), and Apple Pay have been around for some time now in the US and various regions, but another mobile payment system will soon be joining it. LG Pay wil…

iOttie launches wireless charging solutions at CES 2018

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androidcommunity.com - Wireless charging solutions are all the rage now as more high-end (and even some mid-tier) smartphones now support charging without cords. iOttie has now announced at the Consumer Electronics Show a …

CES 2018 Roundup: products and developments we’ve seen so far

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androidcommunity.com - The International Consumers Electronics Show isn’t over yet. CES 2018 has brands, geeks, and consumers going crazy over many new things. New tech innovations are emerging and the start of the new yea…

New Moto mods include Lenovo Vital, Livermorium Slider Keyboard

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androidcommunity.com - The good news for Moto Z owners is that Motorola is still not giving up on Moto Mods, the modules that you can attach to your smartphones in that line. In fact, not only are they introducing two new …

What to Do If You’ve Been Hacked (And How to Prevent It)

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www.recode.net - The recent celebrity hacking incident and Home Depot data breach may have you worried about your online security, and rightly so. As we bring more aspects of our lives online — social, shopping, bank…

5 Things Every Customer Expects (Besides Rewards)

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www.loyalty360.org - Customers are more savvy and particular than ever before, so it’s up to brands to keep up. Engaging customers with a rewards system is an art all by itself — an art that we know well. But before you …

Old Fashioned Face-to-Face Communication Keys Customer Engagement Experience at Iron Tribe Fitness

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www.loyalty360.org - In a highly competitive and ever-changing fitness industry, Iron Tribe Fitness officials work very hard at continuous personalized communication that triggers a differentiated customer engagement exp…

How Company Influencers Can Impact Brand Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - Company influencers can impact brand advocacy and brand loyalty in a major way. Some loyalty marketers, though, might not be well versed in the potential positive ramifications of company influencers…

The Secret To Successful B2C Conversion Strategies

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www.loyalty360.org - Perhaps the biggest shift we've seen in marketing over the past decade or so is towards consumer empowerment. Due in large part to the sheer volume of companies out there vying for the attention of c…

First Look: Lenovo's Wireless Daydream Headset - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - There have been a lot of announcements at CES, everything from refrigerators that are now computers to humidifiers that can be controlled with a digital assistant. One type of technology, which has b…

7 Steps To An Amazing Blog Business Plan | Angela Giles

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www.angelagiles.com - A recent survey of bloggers revealed nearly 80% of them want to turn their blog into a full-time business that pays all the bills. That’s a pretty amazing figure. Nearly all of the remaining 20% said…

At CES, TVs Are Bigger, Better and Smarter With Digital Assistants

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www.adweek.com - Digital assistants are coming to your TV, aimed to make your life easier—one voice command at a time. A slew of TV product announcements arrived on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show, each promi…

Security researchers flag invite bug in WhatsApp group chats

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techcrunch.com - Security researchers have revealed details of a vulnerability in WhatsApp’s security that could be used to compromise the secrecy of encrypted group chats on the messaging platform. The risk associat…

Power restored to CES show floor after 2-hour blackout

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www.cnet.com - Yes, the rain did cause the power outage in Vegas today. In a joint statement the Las Vegas Visitor and Convention Authority, NV Energy and Consumer Technology Association (CTA), said condensation fr…

Google Treats Six Conservative Media Sites as Fake News, But Zero Liberal Ones

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www.newsbusters.org - In a search in the browser Google Chrome, 6 of the top 20 conservative sites had “reviewed claims” showcased in the summary. By contrast, none of the top 20 liberal sites had “reviewed claims.” Inste…

Federal Court Orders Trump Administration to Reinstate DACA - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - President Barack Obama announced the DACA amnesty program in 2012, which Napolitano then unveiled as a DHS program for 800,000 illegal aliens who first arrived in America at a young age. In 2014, the…

Ecuador Wants Wikileaks' Assange Out of London Embassy, Stay 'Untenable'

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www.breitbart.com - The Wikileaks founder has been in the building for five and a half years, fearful that he will be arrested and extradited to the U.S. if he steps outside. Foreign Minister MarĂ­a Fernanda Espinosa sai…

Baidu thinks autonomous-car maps could be bigger business than search in China

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www.technologyreview.com - Baidu, China’s largest search company, may one day have an even bigger business: making the detailed high-definition maps needed for autonomous cars to get around safely. The company believes that in…

7 Tips to Optimize Your Facebook Ad Campaigns : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to increase the effectiveness of your Facebook ads? Looking for ways to get more out of your ad budget? In this article, you’ll discover seven tips to take the performance of your next Facebook …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Instapage 14-Day Trial

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instapage.com - Information overload, analysis paralysis, Hick’s law — they’re just a few phenomena that prove it’s tough to make decisions when you’re presented with a lot of information. And a lot of information i…

Are you Mobile Ready? The State of Mobile Conversions Report Will Tell You

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www.martechadvisor.com - Saranya Babu, VP of Marketing Full Bio Saranya Babu, VP of Marketing at Instapage, is a marketing and technology thought leader that has helped multiple small and mid-sized companies achieve aggressi…

Simple Steps To Help You Better Understand Laptops

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laptopsandnotebook.com - People use laptops for a number of reasons. They can be used for things like gaming, schoolwork, and for entertainment purposes. There are several things to keep in mind when shopping for a laptop. C…

Increase Your Online Marketing Success With These Easy Tips

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duracmarketing.com - You can start using the powerful advice in this article to put your affiliate website to generate traffic and become a great success. You’ll want to know how orders not processed on your affiliate co…

Use Mobile Marketing As Part Of Your Business Strategy

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firstadsense.com - Mobile marketing encompasses a broad term that can mean many things. The essential definition of mobile marketing is promoting business through the use of cell phones or other mobile devices.The tips…

Confused By Facebook Marketing? Learn The Ins And Outs With These Handy Tips!

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duracmarketing.com - Facebook has millions of users. Chances are good that you are someone that is on there too. When you work at or own a business, reaching out to those users is a must. The following tips will teach yo…

Huawei Mate 10 Pro with 6-inch OLED display is all set to launch in U.S

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www.techgenyz.com - Huawei announced yesterday that its Mate 10 Pro will be officially launched in the U.S. It will have competitions against the likes of iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and LG V30. There were rumors o…

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