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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Win 1 of 3 Annual Ahrefs Accounts Worth A Total of $5,370 [Flash Giveaway]

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www.matthewwoodward.co.uk - Want to drive a TON of organic traffic to your website? Pick a topic/keyword Create an exceptional piece of content around that topic Promote it. Build links to it. Rank it. I’ll let you in on a litt…

Gartner releases its first Magic Quadrant Report on Digital Experience Platforms

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martechtoday.com - Customer experience has become the name of the game for marketers. And digital experience platforms (DXPs) provide tools for providing a consistent and engaging presentation layer across digital chan…

6 Best Magento Ecommerce Extensions - Developer Drive

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www.developerdrive.com - There are many useful Magento extensions that store owners can use to boost efficiency and profits. The only problem is in choosing the right one for your needs. Most Magento extensions come with uni…

How to price cryptocurrencies

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techcrunch.com - Predicting cryptocurrency prices is a fool’s game yet this fool is about to try. The drivers of a single cryptocurrency’s value are currently too varied and vague to make assessments based on any one…

AltspaceVR CEO joins Facebook months after selling his startup to Microsoft

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techcrunch.com - After selling his social virtual reality startup to Microsoft in October, Eric Romo, the co-founder of AltspaceVR is joining the competing social VR team at Facebook as its Product Director where he …

New study predicts Atlanta has best shot at becoming Amazon’s HQ2

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techcrunch.com - A demographic and place data firm has ranked Amazon’s HQ2 top 20 picks across a number of factors to predict which city the tech giant will choose for its new headquarters. The firm, Sperling BestPla…

Microsoft doubles down on its low-priced Chromebook competition for schools

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techcrunch.com - Say what you will about Chromebooks, there’s little question that Google’s low-cost offerings have reignited edtech. Last May, Microsoft fired its shot across the bow with Windows 10 S — a dumbed-dow…

Letgo takes on Craigslist with addition of housing listings

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techcrunch.com - Everyone wants to be the Craigslist killer. In November, Facebook expanded its Marketplace section to include partners’ housing rentals alongside secondhand merchandise, and today the number three sh…

The Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones offer big sound at a high price

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techcrunch.com - Believe it or not, the PX are Bowers & Wilkins’ first noise-cancelling headphones. While the company is best known for its premium work with high-end speakers, the PX are a pretty big win. The headph…

Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE’

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techcrunch.com - The always outspoken Linus Torvalds, best known for his continuing work on the innermost code of Linux systems, has harsh words to say and accusations to level against Intel. His evaluation of Intel’…

Tesla owner attempts Autopilot defense during DUI stop

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arstechnica.com - A San Francisco Tesla owner has learned the hard way that Tesla's Autopilot feature does not excuse getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. On Saturday, January 13, police discovered a man in his…

Amazon Go debuts, and its prying cameras foil our shoplifting attempts

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arstechnica.com - SEATTLE—A little more than one year ago, I tried, and failed, to sneak into Amazon Go. The pilot version of Amazon's first grocery store experiment advertised a first in the world of brick-and-mortar…

America finally gets Honda’s best: The 2018 Civic Type R

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arstechnica.com - The Type R has what you might call a lot of junk on the trunk. G-force gauges gives this car's target demographic exactly what they want. It's well-known that is "R" near the shift column increases t…

Sorry, FCC: Montana is enforcing net neutrality with new executive order

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arstechnica.com - Montana will require Internet service providers to follow net neutrality principles in order to receive state government contracts. Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, today signed an executive order…

Windows VR headsets now available with deep discounts

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arstechnica.com - With its Windows VR headsets, Microsoft wanted to make it simpler and cheaper to get into PC-based virtual reality. But perhaps not quite this cheap: most of the Windows VR headsets on the market are…

How to Increase Awareness, Generate Leads and Create Advocacy With Social Media : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you been tasked with generating more awareness, more leads and more advocates? Need a plan to get you started? In this article you’ll discover how your business can use social media to achieve t…

10 Signs You're a Better Digital Marketer Than You Thought

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www.inc.com - "Digital marketing" sounds kind of big and scary. Even the most adroit web users shy away from laying claim to being an expert digital marketer. Over the past few years, however, I've come to realize…

How To Master The Digital First Impression [Infographic]

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www.socialmediatoday.com - It takes just 90 seconds for a potential employer to decide whether to give you the job, according to career experts - and these days, that first minute and a half is likely to be spent checking you …

Unnotification app for Android can undo deletions

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androidcommunity.com - Notifications are pretty much useful. With a single glance at your home or lockscreen, you can quickly be reminded of what’s on your calendar and what you need to do. Those quick messages can tell yo…

Google pays out record bug bounty for discovery of exploit chain on original Pixel phone

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androidcommunity.com - It is not a secret that Google pays out bounty in cash to people who discover legitimate bugs in Android, especially bugs that affect either their old Nexus flagships or the newer Pixel line of phone…

3D print a grip case to use Switch Joy Cons with your phone

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androidcommunity.com - If you wanted to use your Nintendo Switch’s Joy Cons (the detachable Switch controllers, that is) as game controllers for your smartphone, you can easily do that. The Joy Cons pair with any modern sm…

Google offers Moto X4 as replacement for bootlooping Nexus 5X on Project Fi

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androidcommunity.com - By now, you probably know of the issues people have with the Nexus 5X smartphone – its bootlooping issues are well documented. Still, some people still got the Nexus 5X with Google’s Project Fi – and…

Some Customer Experience Pitfalls to Avoid

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www.loyalty360.org - Many loyalty marketers believe that customer experience is the key differentiator that can raise the bar on their respective brands in the most compelling and successful way. They are always on the l…

New Website Tells Brother Canada’s Story That Promotes Customer Engagement

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www.loyalty360.org - Brother has been operating in Canada since 1960, providing the country with its staple of technology-based office equipment—typewriters, cash registers, adding machines, calculators, word processors,…

SmartJoin Innovative Customer Engagement Tool from CodeBroker

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www.loyalty360.org - Dan Slavin, CEO of CodeBroker, a provider of mobile marketing solutions, believes that his company’s innovative new tool, SmartJoin, can add a myriad of customer loyalty benefits to marketers. Loyalt…

Why Facebook Fans Still Matter: Using Facebook Ads To Expose Value

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marketaire.com - The word on the street is that Facebook fans no longer matter. For the most part, this is perpetuated by the same people that claim organic reach on Facebook is dead. It’s not. Not only to Facebook f…

As Facebook Changes Its Feed, Advertisers See Video Ambitions

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www.nytimes.com - While Facebook said that it wanted people to spend less time “passively” viewing content, including videos, it also extolled the robust discussions that often accompany live video streams. And last w…

Microsoft's Xbox Watch, A Piece Time Forgot - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - What if Microsoft made a watch? A true watch, not the Band, not something from the labs of Nokia but a real watch from the Xbox team. While we likely won’t ever be able to buy one, it does appear tha…

Fourth industrial revolution 2018: the global race for domination

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www.i-scoop.eu - The question whether we’re at the brink of a fourth industrial revolution has been answered: we are. The questions that remain: how to create value, get prepared and address the many challenges in wh…

How Greenpeace Used Minecraft to Stop Illegal Logging in Europe's Last Lowland Primeval Forest

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www.adweek.com - There’s a kind of life within forests that you can feel only when you’ve stopped to pay attention. We’re not talking about animals; we mean the trees themselves, which are even able to communicate us…

Apple Turns Muhammad Ali's 'I Am the Greatest' Into an Empowerment Manifesto for Selfies

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www.adweek.com - Apple continues its “Shot on iPhone” campaign with “Selfies on iPhone X,” an ode to the self-gratifying art form. The work is spearheaded with spoken word from Muhammad Ali (from the 1963 comedy albu…

Facebook Inked a Big-Time Esports Livestreaming Pact With ESL

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www.adweek.com - Esports giant ESL announced an agreement to bring two of its top competitions—the CS:GO Pro League Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition (with WESA, the World Esports Association) and the ESL …

Amazon Go Has the Potential to Change How Customers Think About Automation

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www.adweek.com - Amazon Go, a convenience store where there’s no need to stand in a checkout line, sounds like something out of a millennial dream. But it’s now a reality, and it finally opened its doors today in Sea…

Google rapidly devolving into a creepy mind-control cult run by totalitarian loonies who are into furries, transgenderism and imaginary dragon people

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www.naturalnews.com - (Natural News) Things are starting to get weird over at Google. Earlier this week, a former Google engineer by the name of James Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against the multinational technolo…

15 PPC pro tips for writing text ads

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searchengineland.com - While every part of your PPC program is important, few elements are as crucial, or visible, as your ads. Often, your ads are prospects’ first introduction to your brand — and we all know how importan…

Sergei Eisenstein Google doodle honors Soviet film director known as the 'Father of Montage'

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searchengineland.com - Google is honoring Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein today with a doodle marking what would have been his 120th birthday. “Known as the father of montage — the film technique of editing a fast-p…

3 SEO tasks to start 2018 off with a bang

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searchengineland.com - We’re just about three weeks into the new year, and the momentum you establish now can easily set the pace for the rest of your year. I’d like to help you start 2018 off with a bang by earning three …

ViewSonic XG2530 240Hz FreeSync Monitor Review

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www.tomshardware.com - AU Optronics’ fast 25” panel has found its way into every major manufacturer’s gaming monitor line. We’ve already tested four of these speed demons and found that they offer the ultimate in smooth mo…

Sessions vows to make EVERY effort to retrieve those MISSING of 50,000 FBI texts…

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therightscoop.com - Jeff Sessions revealed just how many texts were made from anti-Trump FBI agents, and added that he will make every effort to retrieve the texts… “We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certa…

Sales Pipeline Radio, Episode 99: Q&A with Alex Terry - Heinz Marketing

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www.heinzmarketing.com - Late in 2015 we started producing a bi-weekly radio program called Sales Pipeline Radio, which runs live every other Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific. It’s just 30 minutes long, fast-paced and full of…

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…

Gamer, 28, has won 7,000 toys playing claw machines

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www.dailymail.co.uk - A passionate Chinese gamer has won over 7,000 toys after getting obsessed with playing claw machines. The 28-year-old woman, who calls herself Ya Li, keeps all her prizes in more than 100 big bags at…

The Facebook Retargeting Pixel: What Does It Do & Why Do You Need It?

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instapage.com - Beyond its massive audience, there’s no shortage of reasons Facebook is an advertiser’s dream: engaging ad types, helpful integrations, and laser-focused targeting among them. Arguably the most compe…

Several Reasons To Go Get An Iphone

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laptopsandnotebook.com - In instance you are regularly the use of the apple iphone to its complete capacities, you understand it has a lot of the best ways to make points even more uncomplicated in life. Some people do unkno…

The 21 Best Online Course Platforms for 2018

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sellcoursesonline.com - Online courses are a rapidly expanding industry and will continue to grow as more and more students turn to online learning. This is terrific news for anyone who wants to share their knowledge with o…

Polishing up your Bitcoins!

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blogs.sas.com - With all the talk about Bitcoin in the news lately, I decided it was time I created a Bitcoin graph! Follow along as I track down the data, create a graph, and then polish up that graph to make it sh…

GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

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www.impactlab.net - General Motors (GM) says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals. The company says it has filed a petition wit…

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 Review: Noise Cancelling on the Cheap

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www.tomsguide.com - The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 headphones offer balanced sound without any frills but with superior noise-cancelling performance. The $119 Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 over-ear headphones offer a no-frills w…

4 Must-Read Shopify Docs to Maximize your Success on the Shopify App Store – Shopify

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www.shopify.com - Success on the Shopify App Store is largely dependent on a variety of factors beyond just building the best possible app. It’s the culmination of different strategies that position your app to engage…

It’s 2018. Are your Google Shopping campaigns ready?

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www.searchengineland.com - The real question is, though: How did your campaigns fare? Stellar? Decent? Mediocre? Regardless, the simple fact remains that it is now 2018 — a new year, which means renewed opportunities to do bet…

Egnyte + You | Integration Strategies

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www.egnyte.com - Whether you’re an “IT guy” responsible for evaluating and implementing your company’s next shiny new piece of software, or you’re an entrepreneur who developed the software application itself, intero…

WooCommerce, Magento Reshape the e-Commerce Platform Playing Field

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nbherard.com - A Logic Inbound study of the top e-commerce platforms available today has revealed WooCommerce and Magento as standouts in the field. These platforms are competing for space in the crowded e-commerce…

Email Marketing Tips For Retailers - Redstage Worldwide | Magento Development | Magento Support | Shopify Plus | BigCommerce

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redstage.com - When it comes to ecommerce, email is the most vital and potentially profitable channel in your marketing arsenal. According to the Direct Marketing Association, “Segmented and targeted emails generat…

Apple HomePod: Late, and pricey, but this smart speaker could still have one advantage over its rivals | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant are just the beginning: Voice is the future Four ways to explore the use of voice technology for your business. Apple's HomePod smart speaker could be on sal…

Department of Finance to deploy new cloud-based collaboration suite

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www.cio.com.au - Australian Government Department of Finance CIO and CISO, John Sheridan The Department of Finance has selected Data#3 to deploy a cloud-based file sharing and community collaboration suite. Based on …

Making Your Data Unreadable to Whoever Steals It Might Be the Only Way to Keep It Safe

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www.entrepreneur.com - John Podesta is an accomplished person of the Democrat persuasion who was a senior advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama but, unless you follow politics like some people follow sports, …

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