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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Bitcoin Cash Tip Bot 'Tippr' Distributes Thousands of Micropayments - Bitcoin News

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news.bitcoin.com - A new Bitcoin Cash (BCH) tip bot that lets anyone send small microtransactions using BCH called ‘Tippr’ is gaining a lot of traction on the web these days. Also Read: Some UK Mortgage Lenders Refuse …

Possible Google Algorithm Update January 15th

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www.seroundtable.com - I am starting to see some early chatter within the webmaster and SEO community around a Google search algorithm update. It is pretty early but the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has some chatter as of…

Website Traffic Sources: Oars, Motors, and Sails | Orbit Media Studios

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www.orbitmedia.com - Every visit is a chance for something good to happen, which is why traffic is the first goal of digital marketing. It’s also the website translation of traditional marketing’s “brand awareness” goal.…

Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse.

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www.washingtonpost.com - Most new vehicles monitor where the driver goes and how he or she drives. They have become sophisticated computers on wheels that offer even more access to our personal habits and behaviors than smar…

Zuckerberg's former mentor says Facebook puts profits and growth first

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www.nbcnews.com - SAN FRANCISCO — With more than 2 billion users, Facebook's reach now rivals that of Christianity and exceeds that of Islam. However, the network's laser focus on profits and user growth has come at t…

Amazon’s Alexa may eventually serve up ads

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techcrunch.com - According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is in talks with brands and advertisers to include ads on the Echo through via Alexa. The report says that Amazon is discussing these opportunities with Procte…

CES 2018: Smart Home Network Convergence Centers Around Wi-Fi

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www.embedded-computing.com - Since its inception, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been plagued by an overabundance of competing networking standards. This is one possible explanation for slower-than-expected growth in the smart…

TWiT is suing Twitter, alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement

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techcrunch.com - TWiT, officially known as This Week in Tech, is suing Twitter. The audio and video media platform alleges breach of written contract, breach of oral agreement, intentional interference with prospecti…

Vintage Ferraris, Bentleys, And 60 Of The Best Damn Photos On The Internet This Afternoon

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brobible.com - Welcome! It’s my job to bring you the best funny memes of 2018 each day. Here at BroBible, I put out the ‘Best Damn Photos’ daily pic dump in the morning and afternoon, 52 weeks a hear. This is your …

Top 10 Tips to Secure Your Computer

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www.egnyte.com - Happy Computer Security Day! One thing that isn’t so happy is the fact that computers and companies get hacked all the time. The question isn’t ‘is someone targeting me and trying to hack’ anymore, b…

congatec partners with AMD for long-time support of AMD Geode(tm) processors

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www.embedded-computing.com - San Diego, CA, January 16, 2018 * * * congatec – a leading technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers and embedded design and manufacturing services – and AMD have teame…

Not all Pixel 2XL displays have blue shift issue, but getting a good one is pure luck

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androidcommunity.com - The Pixel 2 XL is undoubtedly a very good device – and it has what is arguably one of, if not the best camera on a mobile phone you can find. But these devices have a widespread defect – their displa…

500,000 Chrome users fall prey to malicious extensions in Google Web Store

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arstechnica.com - Researchers have uncovered four malicious extensions with more than 500,000 combined downloads from the Google Chrome Web Store, a finding that highlights a key weakness in what's widely considered t…

BMW acquires Parkmobile parking app to help tackle city traffic

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techcrunch.com - BMW has acquired Parkmobile, an app that provides guidance and services for those looking for parking in North America, including on-street and garage parking payments and spot reservation. BMW Group…

2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years

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techcrunch.com - Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. After years of drought and parched conditions, the U.S. tech IPO market cou…

Lawmakers said to be behind Huawei’s continued U.S. carrier woes

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techcrunch.com - The latest entry in Huawei’s on-going struggles to come to the U.S. proved to be one of the more unexpected and engaging CES storylines last week. But there are still plenty of layers of this onion l…

Hawaii’s emergency alert interface looks straight out of the ’90s

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techcrunch.com - No one who’s used a long-running government website expects such things to be fancy — just functional. But there’s a limit to what can be tolerated, and I believe we’ve reached it with Hawaii’s emerg…

Forest raises $3.7 million for its administration interface to rule them all

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techcrunch.com - French startup Forest just raised a $3.7 million seed round (€3 million) from Connect Ventures and Xavier Niel, with Taavet Hinrikus also participating. Pietro Bezza and Jean de La Rochebrochard are …

Google Cloud infrastructure expansion to continue with three new undersea cables

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techcrunch.com - Diane Greene, who heads up Google’s cloud unit, often marvels at how much her company invests in Google Cloud infrastructure. It’s with good reason. Over the past three years since Greene came on boa…

DigitalOcean gives you more RAM and storage for the same price

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techcrunch.com - Cloud hosting company DigitalOcean is launching some new price offerings today. In particular, the company is also upgrading its basic $5 droplet instances with better specs for the first time in yea…

Googles moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion

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techcrunch.com - A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which borders H…

Elon Musk says Model 3 owners will “be able to do pretty much anything” via voice

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techcrunch.com - The Tesla Model 3 might be off to a slower production start than the company would’ve liked, but there are big improvements coming for the vehicle once Tesla gets on top of its assembly backlog. Tesl…

Social Bicycles raises $10 million Series A round, rebrands as Jump Bikes

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techcrunch.com - Social Bicycles, now officially known as Jump Bikes, has just closed a $10 million Series A round led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Sinewave Ventures, Esther Dyson and others. “At Menlo V…

Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018

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techcrunch.com - “The app became too cluttered,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 including “massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.” Between M…

Expanding into new markets, Namely adds former Box exec, Graham Younger, as President

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techcrunch.com - Graham Younger, a former executive vice president of Box and longtime enterprise software executive, is joining the human resources services provider Namely as its new President. The New York-based c…

Comcast partners with AWS as it struggles to fight cord-cutting disruption

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techcrunch.com - Cloud providers love to brag about their customer wins and Amazon got a big one today when it announced that Comcast had chosen AWS as its preferred cloud provider. What does that mean exactly? Presu…

YouTube tightens the rules around creator monetization and partnerships

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techcrunch.com - In an effort to regain advertisers’ trust, Google is announcing what it says are “tough but necessary” changes to YouTube monetization. For one thing, it’s setting a higher bar the YouTube Partner Pr…

Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016

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techcrunch.com - The app economy is continuing to grow, with the worldwide revenue from app stores expected to top $110 billion this year, according to recent estimates from App Annie. However, the time people spend …

MirraViz shows off a revolutionary way to do split-screen gaming

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techcrunch.com - MirraViz wants to bring an end to gamers screen peeking. The startup’s display technology lets different people watch different things on the same projector screen depending on where they’re sitting.…

BMW gives the i8 hybrid sports car a battery and power boost for 2018

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arstechnica.com - It has new wheels and a new paint color, but the external changes to the i8 mid-life have been minimal. The real changes are all under the skin, notably a more powerful electric motor for the front w…

The Fonts control panel is the next to get modernized in Windows 10

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arstechnica.com - The Windows user interface has a certain archaeological quality to it. While the upper layers tend to be new—using the styling and conventions of the day—dig a little deeper and you can find elements…

The new 2019 G-Class: Mercedes-Benz reinvents the dinosaur

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arstechnica.com - The all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. But you can call it the Geländewagen. It looks damn-near identical to the old G-Class, a vehicle that has changed little since 1979. The interior is almost unr…

City-owned Internet services offer cheaper and more transparent pricing

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arstechnica.com - Municipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private Internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of serv…

Hackers seem close to publicly unlocking the Nintendo Switch

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arstechnica.com - When it comes to video game consoles, it's only a matter of time before even the most locked-down system gets unlocked by hackers for homebrew coding (and, potentially, piracy). The goal for most con…

Better Call Saul needed 3D printing and an Arduino to arm Mike Ehrmantraut

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arstechnica.com - Warning: This story contains mild spoilers for Breaking Bad and S3 of Better Call Saul. Warning: This story contains mild spoilers for Breaking Bad and S3 of Better Call Saul. Whether on Better Call …

The 7 Top Video Tools You Should Be Using Now

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www.entrepreneur.com - These are the top video tools that you should be using this year. One of the reasons video has gotten so huge for content marketing in recent months is the rise of native video offerings as part of s…

7 Great Uses of Gamification in Web Design | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Gamification as a concept has been around just long enough for a number of experts to come out of nowhere. There was a brief moment where everybody wrote an article or five about it, and then it more…

A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo, written on a Post-it note

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www.businessinsider.com - On Saturday, people in Hawaii were awakened by a terrifying false alert about an inbound missile. Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has said a worker clicked the wrong item in a drop-down menu and…

A First Look at the Incredible Future of 8K TVs

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gizmodo.com - Do you remember back in the 90s, when high-definition TVs first started to become popular? Seeing that HD for the first time, the sharpness seemed almost impossible compared to existing technology. B…

Feds may have to explain knowledge of security holes – if draft law comes into play

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www.theregister.co.uk - The US House of Representatives this week approved a bill that, given further legislative and executive branch support, will require the American government to account for its handling of software an…

How to Protect Your BitTorrent Client From This Potential Hack

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lifehacker.com - Still using BitTorrent to exclusively download legally acquired content like operating system images or files you want to share privately with friends? If so, you might want to double-check your secu…

4 Irresistible Opportunities for Loyalty Marketers to Increase Engagement and Program performance

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www.loyalty360.org - It’s a tough landscape for loyalty marketers. Member engagement is declining, traditional contact strategies are proving less effective, and program performance is no longer meeting expectations. As…

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…

Power Up your Promotions – The Amplification Toolbox

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loyalty360.org - CREATIVE PACKAGING All our devices get switched off at some point but packaging lives on in our shelves and cabinets. Described as marketing’s “dark horse”, technological developments like 3D printin…

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…

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…

My December 2017 Monthly Income Report - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Traditionally, each December, I become a student of Michael Hyatt’s 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever online course. It’s been super helpful in aiding me to wrap my head around setting ambitious but real…

How to Curb Silicon Valley Power—Even With Weak Antitrust Laws

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www.wired.com - Technology companies with unprecedented power to sway consumers and move markets have done the unthinkable: They’ve made trust-busting sound like a good idea again. The concentration of wealth and in…

Hands-On with Android 8.0 Beta 2 for OnePlus 5T - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Last night, OnePlus released its OxygenOS Open Beta 2 release. Here’s what’s new. As you may recall, the amazing OnePlus 5T shipped in late November with an Android 7.1.1-based OS, but I still found …

Google Announces Free IT Training - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Google today announced a new IT Support Professional Cert…

Meet the Woman Behind Some of the Most Recognizable Brand Typefaces

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www.adweek.com - While art and writing go hand in hand, they’re typically thought of separately in the advertising industry. Agencies have copywriters, and they have designers; those roles rarely cross. But that’s no…

This Hair-Loss Startup Is Part of a Growing Trend of Ecommerce Personalization

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www.adweek.com - These days, consumers can order a personalized hair regimen, curated beauty products and now, a treatment plan to stop hair loss. Keeps is a startup focused on preventing men’s hair loss, rather than…

The Ad Community's Reaction to Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Change

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www.adweek.com - Facebook’s announcement on Jan. 11th about its latest changes to its News Feed algorithm brought swift reaction from social media, agencies and others in the sector—and most of that reaction hasn’t b…

New Character Length for Google SERP Snippets & Meta Descriptions

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www.portent.com - Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, On December 1, 2017, Google (read: Danny Sullivan) officially confirmed that the maximum length of a snippet in their search results has increased to about 320 char…

Adobe's Newest Labs Project Can Track In-Store Customers in Real Time

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www.adweek.com - Imagine walking into a grocery store, toward the produce aisle, but then getting a ping on your phone that the cookies you bought last week are on sale. You add them to your cart, put your phone away…

The Best Tips On How to Be A Successful Medical Representative

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www.dumblittleman.com - “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius almost had it right when he offered this famous advice. You should strive to choose a job you love. However, even…

BlackBerry Introduces 'Jarvis,' a New Security Platform for Connected Cars

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www.adweek.com - At the North American International Auto Show on Monday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled “Jarvis,” a new security platform for connected and autonomous cars. The software scans the cars’ inputs and…

10 great reasons to book your ticket NOW for SMX West!

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searchengineland.com - The largest gathering of the search marketing community is happening March 13-15 in San Jose, California. Search marketers from around the globe are flocking to SMX West for three days of unrivaled t…

SearchCap: Google image bug, starting SEO & AdWords keyword matches

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. “Pages that include matching images” section is not showing image thumbnails as it shou…

Breaking Report: Trump Admin to Appeal DACA Decision Direct to Supreme Court

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - Fox News is reporting that the Justice Department is planning to appeal directly to the Supreme Court to overrule a San Francisco federal judge’s ruling voiding President Trump’s order ending the Oba…

Tech Giants Take Out Another Prominent Conservative Site=> Right Wing News to Shut Down

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - When I first heard of web blogs back in 2004 Right Wing News was the first conservative website I went to. I found Right Wing News after a quick Google search. I have known John Hawkins from Right Wi…

Facebook CEO's Mentor: 'Making You Afraid Is Really Good for Facebook's Business' - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - NBC News reports that Roger McNamee, an early Facebook investor and mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, has criticized the company for its growth and management style over the past few years. In a recent inte…

How to find and connect with influencers at scale

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www.lilachbullock.com - Influencer marketing has proven itself as one of the most effective digital marketing tactics of recent years – and all signs point toward a very similar situation in 2018. However, influencer market…

A Visionary Roadmap for Digital Leaders - CXO Weekly

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robllewellyn.com - In an exponential digital age, many of us need to refine our way of thinking to avoid becoming hung up on antiquated business models and more irrelevant to the future as each day goes by. While citin…

Platform Value? - CXO Transform

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cxo-transform.com - Platform value offers companies the opportunity to leverage a relatively new type of value and really disrupt market dynamics. Platforms have disrupted numerous brick and mortar companies and are plo…

The Best Laptop Advice You Will Read

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laptopsandnotebook.com - No matter your stage in life, most people purchase a laptop sometime in their life.Don’t be shy because you don’t know much about them intimidate you. You can buy and easily utilize a laptop with the…

Seeking Iphone Advice To Help You Understand How To Use It?

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iphonefindmyphone.com - Many people do not understand the full functionality of how to use fancy gadgets like iPhones.This article will offer various tips to help you become familiar with iphone technology so that can maxim…

Lost When It Comes To Facebook Marketing? These Tips Will Show You The Way!

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duracmarketing.com - Marketers need to understand how the advertising landscape is shifting. Use Facebook to market your business if you want to get the most out of this wonderful platform. Learn how to successfully mark…

5 ways the future of retail is already here

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www.washingtonpost.com - Memomi’s digital mirrors allow shoppers to easily compare outfits. The technology is being used by retailers like Neiman Marcus and Sephora. (Courtesy of Memomi) NEW YORK — Americans’ shopping habits…

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