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Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Why Amazon is the new Microsoft

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www.computerworld.com - A few years ago, chatbots were supposed to take over as a leading way to interact with the internet. They would live on our phones and in our messaging apps. Whenever we needed anything, all we had t…

Google Assistant had a good CES

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techcrunch.com - I started writing about Google Assistant before I’d even fully unpacked. The company had posted up a week-long residency with a profile to rival any in Vegas that first week of January. Celine Dion a…

Intel AMT security locks bypassed on corp laptops – fresh research

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www.theregister.co.uk - Updated Security shortcomings in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) can be exploited by miscreants to bypass login prompts on notebook computers. Insecure defaults in Intel AMT allow an intru…

CTRL+T podcast: Diversity and its discontents

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techcrunch.com - No one is down with how diversity is unfolding in Silicon Valley. Depending on how one looks at it, they’re going to have an issue with it. White men are crying foul, saying they’re being left out of…

Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale

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techcrunch.com - Hulu on Friday released the first images of the next season of The Handmaid’s Tale, announcing that the next season will be released in April. Unfortunately, they weren’t any more specific than that.…

The secret to avoiding CES cynicism is never really going

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techcrunch.com - I’ve been going to CES for almost ten years now, and it amazes me that really, nothing has changed that whole time. The same people are saying the same things on the same stages, selling the same peo…

The detailed toys and rare collectibles that keep watch over our home offices

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arstechnica.com - Thanks to Ars Technica's unique staff-from-all-over arrangement, we don't often see how our coworkers organize their home offices. There's also the matter of us being a bunch of overgrown children wh…

Zeroed out: Five steps toward restoring inbox sanity

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arstechnica.com - Last week, I posted a message on Facebook about having successfully emptied my inbox. I was surprised by the number of comments I got in return. One friend said that she had "no words to describe the…

How to Use Pinterest for Business: 8 Strategies You Need to Know

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blog.hootsuite.com - With 200 million monthly users, Pinterest may not be a social media behemoth like Facebook, but it’s an important social platform with deep penetration in valuable demographics. Half of all U.S. mill…

Say hello to CSS Scroll Snap points

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www.creativebloq.com - Anyone who has tried to create some kind of scroll locking, snapping or manipulating will know how tricky it can be. Until recently, JavaScript was the only option, but always seemed to produce a mix…

The Slow, Unnerving Process of Completely Emptying My Facebook Feed

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gizmodo.com - “We need to refocus the system,” is how Mark Zuckerberg explained the dramatic changes he plans to make to Facebook’s News Feed in an interview with The New York Times yesterday. “We want to make sur…

Microsoft opens the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update floodgates

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arstechnica.com - After being out for a little under three months, Microsoft has moved the Fall Creators Update to full availability, signaling that the company believes it to be ready for corporate deployments. Micro…

The driverless Chevy Bolt from GM won't let you drive at all

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futurism.com - Veteran automaker General Motors have asked federal transportation authorities to allow changes in existing safety regulations so they could field an autonomous version of their Chevy Bolt, now calle…

Storyzy is a quote verifier that wants to skewer fake news

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techcrunch.com - On the internet no-one knows you’re a dog. And no-one knows whether that “fact” you’re reading — say, about President Putin’s pet dog having been trained to cock its leg at the word “trump” — is bona…

GM wants to ditch the manual controls from its test cars in 2019

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arstechnica.com - General Motors is getting ready to ditch the driver for good—at least in its newest R&D vehicles. In 2019, Cruise—the self-driving startup acquired a couple of years ago by GM—wants to begin testing …

Build Greater Customer Loyalty Through Non-Transactional Behaviors

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www.loyalty360.org - While loyalty programs have become a must-have feature of most companies’ acquisition and retention strategy, many of these programs are failing at actually creating loyal customers. According to a r…

The Future of Customer Experience Revolves Around Mobile

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www.loyalty360.org - Customer experience is the key differentiator among loyalty marketers and mobile currently plays, and will continue to play, a starring role in its evolution, according to Krish Mantripragada, Chief …

Two Underlying Reasons to Maintain Loyal Customers

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty and gift cardproviders will tell you that they can help boost your sales and client traffic. It’s true when they tell you “it takes a client more than one visit to spend the amount of a gift …

Time to level-up your customer experience

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www.loyalty360.org - These days, delivering engaging experiences is essential to sustaining competitive advantage and earning lasting loyalty. But many brands find themselves struggling to keep up with rising consumer ex…

Social Media Customer Engagement Lifts Brand Loyalty at Caesars

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www.loyalty360.org - Social channels are becoming a huge customer engagement vehicle for Caesars Entertainment Corporation. As such, Michael Marino, senior vice president of loyalty and digital at Caesars, told Loyalty36…

What to Look for in a Gift / Loyalty and Rewards Partner

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www.loyalty360.org - You’ve decided that you want to offer gift cards. What qualities and capabilities should you look for in a gift and rewards partner? As you begin your search for a program and a partner, be prepared …

Customer Engagement Reigns Supreme at Newegg

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www.loyalty360.org - Customer engagement reigns supreme at Newegg, one of the top tech-focused e-retailers in North America. Loyalty360 talked to Merle McIntosh, senior vice president sales & marketing, Newegg, about the…

Back to Basics: Gift Cards, Stored Value, and Rewards

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www.loyalty360.org - You are familiar with gift cards, and you may be considering offering them to customers. But you may have also heard about ‘Rewards,’ ‘Stored Value,’ and ‘Wallet.’ What do these terms mean? How do th…

Recommended Marketing Podcasts: Week of January 8 | Convince & Convert

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www.convinceandconvert.com - Podcasts are a great way to educate yourself. Whether you’re on the train, in the car, at your desk, or anywhere in between, this medium is an incredible vehicle for supplementing your industry knowl…

Facebook changing News Feed to increase 'meaningful interactions'

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abcnews.go.com - Facebook is changing its site so that users can have “more meaningful social interactions,” according to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, Zuckerberg w…

Honda owners to get up to $500, rental cars in Takata air bag settlement

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www.usatoday.com - Scandal-plagued airbag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy in Delaware and Japan late Sunday, June 25, after paying out over $1 billion in fines for the largest auto safety recall in U.S. history…

Irrelevance, Excruciating Painful Decline & Death - CXO Transform

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cxo-transform.com - Amazon’s Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his people of the biggest enemy being irrelevance, then excruciating, painful decline and death. So when the CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing, disrupti…

Why Use Google AdWords? Here’s 10 Reasons Why

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instapage.com - Unseen auctions happen at lightning speed nearly every time you search a product or service in Google. And behind those auctions are advertisers at war for your click. Why are so many of them fightin…

Mobile Marketing: The New Trend In Growing Your Business

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marketingpromotion.biz - Mobile marketing can mean many different definitions associated with it. The essential definition of mobile marketing is promoting business through the use of cell phones or other mobile devices.The …

Nokia’s new sleep system will turn off the lights and lower the temp as you fall asleep

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www.impactlab.net - Nokia’s newest health product is a new take on an already-done product. The Finnish company just announced a gadget at CES called Nokia Sleep, which is described as an “advanced sensor” built into a …

A smart home sounds like a great idea. So why is it still so complicated?

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www.usatoday.com - Alexa can help you with heating up the seat, lifting the lid, playing your favorite tunes, and of course, flush. Alexa is branching out to other appliances, too. USA TODAY A smart home with a connect…

How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

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www.theatlantic.com - The defining feature of conversation is the expectation of a response. It would just be a monologue without one. In person, or on the phone, those responses come astoundingly quickly: After one perso…

Community ISPs just got a huge gift from the FCC

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www.cnpintegrations.com - ...The rebels were hard-pressed—just a rag-tag handful. Their list of allies was thin and resistance was all but futile. Would-be reinforcements hem and haw as their final doom draws near. Then their…

5 Trends From CES That Will Define Tech in 2018

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www.inc.com - Each January, the technology industry, or at least a healthy slice of it, gathers in Las Vegas for a glimpse of the future. CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, draws more than 180,0…

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain - CoinDesk

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www.coindesk.com - The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power. Yet, while tech giants give us access to the stuff we like – music, movies, shopping – blo…

Google announces Google Assistant-powered smart displays from LG, Sony, more

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bgr.com - When Amazon announced the Echo Show countertop Alexa device, consumers were skeptical at best. Apart from the lackluster design that looks like a gadget from the 1990s, people seems unconvinced that …

Exclusive: behind the scenes of Intel’s huge CES keynote

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www.theverge.com - The revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws put the company at the epicenter of a vulnerability story, then a processor slowdown story, and even a CEO stock malfeasance story. It’s not …

Amazon Key & In-Home Delivery Are Only The Beginning... | Redstage Blog

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redstage.com - Amazon’s recent launch of their Amazon Key camera & smart lock system will allow Amazon to bring packages directly into your home… but what’s the endgame? Here’s why more than simply retailers should…

Best practices for qualifying your link opportunities

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searchengineland.com - Links are an essential part of the internet. In the early days of the web, links were not seen as “ranking signals” but as relevant connections and partnerships between sites. As links have become a …

Targeted In-App Surveys: Helping You Become Customer-Centric - Usabilla Blog

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blog.usabilla.com - If you’ve been following our blog over the past few months, you may remember that in October we announced a new and updated Usabilla for Apps solution that included targeted in-app surveys. Targeted …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Just Gave $33 Million to a Scholarship Fund for 'Dreamers'

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time.com - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have donated $33 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children — the biggest grant in the org…

How to Create the Stunning Visuals Critical to Startup Success

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www.entrepreneur.com - It’s no secret that striking visuals are interpreted faster and more memorable than text alone. According to 3M’s research, our brains “process visuals 60,000 times faster than text.” So, how can mod…

How to Use Upselling to Increase Customer Happiness, Retention and Revenue.

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www.groovehq.com - Upselling doesn’t have to be a dirty word. In fact, it can help you make your customers happier. What comes to mind when you think of the word upsell? For many of us, it might bring up images of slea…

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