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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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4 Tips to Help You Get Seen in the Facebook News Feed

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blog.thatagency.com - I’m sure that almost every blog or article that you've read about Facebook’s most recent News Feed update has told you that the world is ending, and brands won't get seen no matter how hard they try.…

Microsoft’s Xbox game subscription will include the next Halo, Gears of War, and Forza on launch day

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www.theverge.com - Microsoft is planning to bring its own exclusive Xbox games, published through Microsoft Studios, to the company’s Xbox Game Pass subscription. Future games, including Sea of Thieves, will be availab…

Why The Public’s Love Affair With Silicon Valley Might Be Over

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www.fastcompany.com - Silicon Valley’s reputation is taking its worst battering ever. And it’s probably not just a temporary dip in esteem. I believe that like the media, the legal industry, the financial industry, and th…

DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web

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techcrunch.com - Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it’s launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a tracker blocker for third party sites, and …

Adobe Photoshop CC now makes selecting objects a one-click affair

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techcrunch.com - Adobe is launching an update to Photoshop CC today that includes a number of new features, including better support for high density monitors and the Microsoft dial for Windows users. But the highlig…

Protecting intellectual property rights in the billion-dollar world of virtual gaming

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techcrunch.com - Brianna Ricque Howard is a Los Angeles-based associate at global law firm Nixon Peabody LLP. She primarily practices complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation and is a member…

Apple issues Meltdown fix for Macs running Sierra and El Capitan

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techcrunch.com - A wise person once said, “don’t upgrade to the latest OS X until it’s been patched a few times. And even then, sometimes it isn’t really worth it, though maybe for security stuff.” These words (from …

Bolt launches an Amazon-like checkout experience for the rest of online retail

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techcrunch.com - A startup called Bolt wants to give e-commerce retailers a better shot at competing with Amazon. Operating in stealth for a year, the payments platform has grown to 100 online merchants who are now i…

The GAO will investigate potential fraud in the FCC’s net neutrality comments… in 5 months

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techcrunch.com - The Government Accountability Office has accepted a Congressional request to investigate the possibility of fraud and identify theft in the comments for the FCC’s net neutrality rollback. Several Mem…

Snapchat will now let you share some Stories outside the app

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techcrunch.com - There’s no getting around the fact that Snapchat has a user growth problem, so it’s smart that the company is making it easier for people who like and use Snapchat to share content they find within b…

Uber CEO hopes to have self-driving cars in service in 18 months

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techcrunch.com - Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was speaking to Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait today at the new outlet’s event #TheYearAhead event, and he shared some more information about Uber’s plans arou…

The iPhone X was the top shipping smartphone over the holidays, according to analysts

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techcrunch.com - Apple hasn’t been been particularly transparent about the iPhone X’s numbers, in part because it’s a bit of a tricky new model. For starters, it’s a $999 phone. It’s also positioned against another p…

DJI’s $799 ‘smartphone-size’ Mavic Air drone starts shipping January 28

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techcrunch.com - DJI hasn’t done a great job keeping its drones under wraps. As with the last couple of devices, the Mavic Air leaked out just ahead of today’s official unveiling. The drone is more or less what we ex…

Here’s how Vine replacement v2 will work

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techcrunch.com - First, don’t call it “Vine Two”. Details are starting to emerge about v2, the forthcoming video app built to replace Vine by its former co-founder Dom Hofmann. TechCrunch has learned that v2 has begu…

The Network Effects Map | NFX Case Study: Uber – NFX – Medium

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medium.com - Uber is vulnerable because its core network effect, a two-sided marketplace between drivers and riders, is asymptotic. It’s relatively weak. This is because there’s not much added value to a rider ge…

Verizon won’t be using tax cut to boost spending on network upgrades

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arstechnica.com - FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's claim that repealing net neutrality rules will boost network investment didn't get much support from Verizon's latest spending forecast. Verizon's network spending won't chang…

An MMO goes full circle, promises to bring subscriptions back this year

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arstechnica.com - The online game-subscription model has generally waned in recent years, overtaken by the popularity (and apparent profitability) of the "free-to-play" (F2P) paradigm. One of the earliest MMORPGs to s…

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and iOS 11.2.5

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arstechnica.com - Apple updated its entire suite of operating systems today with public releases of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2. The High Sierra update is relatively minor. It…

The Honest Answer to Why You’re Not Successful (It’s Not What You Think)

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medium.com - I have this phrase, whenever I get really into something. “I’m on my honor grind.” In the game, you earned rewards through what was called “the honor system” (nicknamed “the honor grind”). I poured m…

10 Steps to Building an Effective Digital Strategy

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www.socialmediatoday.com - We're living in an age of what I call "digital chaos." Organizations are dabbling in new social media platforms, developing emails that hopefully people open, and trying to create content that people…

Want To Topple Telecom Oligopolies? Support Locally Owned Broadband

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www.fastcompany.com - This story reflects the views of the author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. advertisement This past August, the residents of the Republican-leaning Michigan town of Lyndo…

Gboard Go is the latest addition to the Android Go family

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been seeing a lot of “Go” apps released by Google, that’s because they are looking to power a lighter version of Android for devices that have lower RAM or memory than mid-tier or high-end …

Camera M mod improves OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T camera performance dramatically

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androidcommunity.com - With what Google has done with its Google Camera app with HDR+ (available on the original Google Pixel and the Pixel 2), it looks like everybody wants a piece of that technology, or at the very least…

Audiobooks now officially available on Google Play Books

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androidcommunity.com - Most people already saw the banner on Google Play so it comes as no surprise that Google has officially announced the arrival of audiobooks to their ecosystem. If “read more” was one of the things yo…

Acer rolls out new Chromebook 11 models, next-gen Chromebox

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androidcommunity.com - Acer did show off a Chromebook 11 with a 10-hour battery at the CES 2018 a couple of weeks ago. We learned more models will be announced in the coming weeks and now we’ve got information about them. …

Don’t flash your Essential Phone with the free cable, buy a better one instead

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androidcommunity.com - We hate to say this but there seems to be no end for Essential Phone issues. We know the Essential team has been working hard to ensure problems are fixed. It’s proudly the first to roll out fixes fo…

Forget the Viral Videos and Build Your Email List - Indiegogo Education Center

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entrepreneur.indiegogo.com - This is a guest blog post by Taylor Dawson, a Product Evangelist at FirstBuild, GE’s incubator for the next generation of home appliances. Summer 2014. I have just become employee number 5 in a start…

How To Post To Facebook And Twitter If Your Internet Goes Down

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blog.digi.me - We’d just like to say that of us here at SocialSafe are hoping that everyone in New York and the other affected areas of the United State manages to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts are…

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…

Comarch Loyalty Management: Implementation at Hudson's Bay Company

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www.loyalty360.org - Hudson’s Bay, unknown to Dutch customers, was seeking a tool to acquire a large number of clients and reach out to them using highly personalized communications and services. In order to do so, the c…

Wayfair Seizes Massive Market Opportunity to Earn More Brand Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - The customer experience continues to resonate more and more at Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings, dΓ©cor, and goods, including more than eight millio…

Creating Immersive Customer Experience at The Finish Line

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www.loyalty360.org - The Finish Line officials want to become even more relevant to their customers, creating immersive customer experiences. Digital customer experiences are among the most prominent ones for Finish Line…

Create a Facebook Landing Page In Minutes, Drop Ad Costs By 50%

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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…

How Much Money Does It Take to Start an Online Business? - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Today I want to talk about how much money it takes to start an online business. This is a very common question that I’m asked, and it was definitely a question I had when I first started. There’s a c…

Apple's $349 Premium Siri-Powered Smart Speaker Starts Shipping February 9 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple is getting ready to release its premium smart speaker next month. The company originally planned to release the HomePod smart speaker late last year. But this Friday, Apple will finally start t…

5 Productivity Tools That Will Make You a Millennial Time-Lord

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www.pickthebrain.com - If you’re on this Pick The Brain, you already know how essential productivity is. It supports you to work-smart and lower the time you spend on dumb stuff that doesn’t make an impact. You want to be …

Salesforce Is Making It Even Easier to Create Shoppable Posts on Instagram

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www.adweek.com - If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a shoppable image on Instagram worth? Announced at last week’s National Retail Federation conference, Salesforce Commerce Cloud revealed that retai…

Make Sense of Your Digital Workplace With This Simple Framework

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www.cmswire.com - There’s a sweet-sounding buzz in the air. It seems that 2018 may very well be the year the digital workplace starts getting the attention it deserves. And for those of us who have been quietly toilin…

Why Clorox’s CMO Isn’t Afraid of Ecommerce—or How Millennials Are Disrupting the Industry

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www.adweek.com - “First name Stephen, last name Curry/He came into my life and now everything is less blurry.” Those catchy lyrics are from a Brita stream commercial that premiered earlier this month. It was corny bu…

Do Consumers Want Businesses to Take Political and Social Stands?

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www.marketingprofs.com - Most US consumers say it is important for companies to take stands on social/political issues, but most also say corporate activism should revolve around only certain causes and on certain channels, …

How Augmented Reality Is Changing The Marketing Game | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Every once in a while, a sea change in the realm of marketing comes about. Think of how television advertising put companies right into people’s living rooms, no matter where they were located. More …

You'll Have The Best Time With These Multiplayer Games | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Many of us love to game by ourselves, as it can definitely be satisfying to simply play a few levels of Call of Duty or take on the league in an NBA 2K tournament whenever we like, but the problem wi…

Tips On How To Promote Your Website | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - User-friendly website-builders such as Wix and Weebly have made it easier than ever for anyone to build their own website. You pay the website builder to put you online, drag and drop boxes to add t…

Don’t miss your chance to save $300 on a ticket to SMX West! Book now!

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searchengineland.com - We’re excited to bring SMX West 2018 to San Jose, California, March 13-15! The agenda is posted, the speakers are selected, but these Early Bird rates won’t be around much longer. Book your ticket by…

Searchmetrics wins important victory in patent infringement lawsuit

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searchengineland.com - An important ruling was issued last Friday in the 4-year old patent infringement lawsuit that SEO platform BrightEdge filed against competitor Searchmetrics. The California federal court judge sided …

Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo and its rivals: Here's how it stacks up

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www.usatoday.com - The HomePod speaker is photographed in a a showroom during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 5, 2017, in San Jose , Calif. (Photo: Marcio Jose…

Which wireless carrier has the best network? Depends on who you ask

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www.fool.com - T-Mobile has a legitimate claim to being considered the top network. (Photo: T-Mobile) For a very long time, the answer to the question in the headline was a simple one. Verizon (NYSE: VZ) was the cl…

Listen up Amazon: Google Play coming after Audible with own audio books offering

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www.usatoday.com - Audiobooks available through Google Play are compatible with Google Home and the Google Assistant (Photo: Google) “OK Google, tell Audible we’re coming after you.” It may not be worthy of a page-turn…

Top 5 Strategies To Improve Your Online Presence

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sd-entrepreneur.com - Everywhere you look online lately, people are offering their opinions about anything and everything. Why not put this effort to good use to further your career and showcase your expertise in a positi…

Rupert Murdoch Wants Facebook to Pay Him and Squash Alternative Media

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www.infowars.com - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch recently stated his belief that Facebook should pay publishers on their platform, “similar to the model adopted by cable companies,” while at the same time attacking both F…

Tesla Model S On Autopilot Rams Into Parked Fire Truck On Freeway

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www.infowars.com - A Culver City firefighting truck was hit by a Tesla on Monday morning, reports stated. The crash occurred while the crew was responding to an accident on the 405 freeway in Washington Boulevard, CBS …

Cheetah Mobile and Hypr team up on music influencer marketing

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venturebeat.com - Cheetah Mobile has teamed up with Hypr to facilitate marketing to music influencers. Hypr has an index of millions of influencers on the Musical.ly platform, a social media network for music videos, …

Section 702: What It Is & How It Works

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cdt.org - What Is It? Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is a statute that authorizes the collection, use, and dissemination of electronic communications content stored by U.S. int…

Video Gaming: Not Just a Young Person’s Thing - DGI Wire

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www.dgiwire.com - (DGIwire) – Gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry that appeals to a tremendous range of players. But if there is one pervasive stereotype about the industry, it’s that gamers are exclusively young…

It’s Time to Stop Buying Phones from OnePlus

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www.howtogeek.com - OnePlus hasn’t been making Android phones for a very long time, but over its four years in existence it has made numerous screw ups. This all finally led up to last week’s massive credit card breach.…

Customized Landing Pages Matter: How The Vita Companies Increased Marketing Qualified Leads by 250%

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instapage.com - Not all landing pages are the same. Take, for example, webinar and custom client landing pages. Both require unique messaging and a premium level of customization to satisfy their respective conversi…

Ways On How To Create Good Quality Web Page Design

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laptopsandnotebook.com - It’ll bring in added visitors to your internet page, and also could maintain them coming back. If you want to develop an ideal internet page, after that this content could help to prepared the ground.

CAR SHOPPING EP. 1: MERCEDES C63s AMG

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carshopping.biz - Buying a used car? Check the history! Click here! EPISODE 1 OF OUR NEXT COUPLE WEEKS CAR SHOPPING JOURNEY!!! WHAT BETTER TO START THE SERIES THAN A MERCEDES C63s AMG!!!? I started the day by heading …

Put The Power Of Social Media Marketing At Your Fingertips

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durac.info - Social media marketing is so easy to use and it is not difficult to post videos on the web, but you have to be careful.You will want to make sure that may hard the reputation of your business.This ar…

Top Apple insider reveals specs and pricing for Apple’s third new iPhone of 2018

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bgr.com - We’re barely a few weeks into 2018, but rumors surrounding Apple’s next-gen iPhone lineup are already starting to trickle in at a rapid clip. From what we’ve seen so far, Apple later this year will r…

Blockchain Platforms Will Make Us Happier – Hacker Noon

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hackernoon.com - What will happen to platforms and blockchain technology in 2018? The Internet is full of discussion about the possible future uses and benefits of blockchain platforms. My own reason for believing th…

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