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Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Tesla's Australian battery shows it can also make huge profits

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futurism.com - On December 1, Tesla’s 100MW battery system went online in South Australia after meeting founder Elon Musk’s self-imposed 100-day construction deadline. In the weeks since, the massive battery system…

Auto Industry Braces for Electric Shock

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www.morganstanley.com - While a handful of automakers have already launched BEVs, increased consumer interest—and an increasingly tight regulation landscape—will lead others to do so. Already, a few large automakers who don…

Microsoft is now selling the Commercial Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro

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www.neowin.net - At an event in May, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, a version of the OS aimed at the educational market that only allows users to run apps that come from the Store. The flagship device for the new …

De Veluwe Enorm Populair | Apeldoorn.media

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apeldoorn.media - Klik op de pijtjes voor Uw club (start met 894 zat. amateurs of 896 zon. amateurs) voor uitslagen of gebruik de nummers hierboven of uw interesse. Gebruik voor het LAATSTE NIEUWS 101 <…

Facebook to roll out global privacy settings hub — thanks to GDPR

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techcrunch.com - Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said major privacy changes are coming to the platform later this year, as it prepares to comply with the European Union’s incoming data protection regulation. Speakin…

Snapchat VP of Product Tom Conrad will disappear from tech

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techcrunch.com - One of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s top lieutenants Tom Conrad will leave Snapchat, and the whole tech industry, in March. Coming roughly two years after he joined the company as VP of Product, a source t…

Plex gets into VR with a new app for Daydream-ready Android phones

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techcrunch.com - As part of its broader, long-term strategy to appeal to content producers by offering them more exposure, media software maker Plex today is unveiling its new VR experience, Plex VR. The addition wil…

Here acquires Micello to add indoor mapping as part of its IoT business unit

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techcrunch.com - Here Technologies, the mapping company that counts a consortium of car makers, Intel and others among its shareholder/owners, today announced a move that underscores the company’s intention to add mo…

Front raises $66 million to replace Microsoft Outlook

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techcrunch.com - Front is raising a $66 million Series B round led by Sequoia with DFJ and existing investors also participating. There are now 2,500 companies using Front to manage shared inboxes and collaborate. Th…

AWS beefs up threat detection with Sqrrl acquisition

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techcrunch.com - AWS has purchased Sqrrl, a Cambridge, Massachusetts security startup with roots in the NSA. The company helps analyze a variety of sources to track and understand security threats quickly using machi…

Mophie’s Powerstation AC is the only backup battery you’ll ever need

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techcrunch.com - Mophie’s been a solid, consistent maker of external batteries and backup power sources, but its new Powerstation AC just might top them all. The large, 22,000 mAh powerhouse has ample output options …

Taking DJI’s Mavic Air for a spin

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techcrunch.com - Every inch of the Mavic Air is a testament to thoughtful engineering. Before handing off a review unit, a DJI rep takes us through the process of getting up and running. He flips open the smartphone …

AT&T’s ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ idea is just a power play against Google and Facebook

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techcrunch.com - AT&T has placed a few full-page ads explaining that it is pro-net neutrality, it has always been pro-net neutrality, and that Congress once and for all should enshrine net neutrality principles in la…

Qualcomm to appeal $1.23B fine from EU over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm’s longstanding dominance in LTE chipsets for smartphones, and specifically with Apple’s iPhone, is getting a major hit today. The European Commission today announced that it would be fining …

Fitbit throws Pebble owners a bone with six more months of support

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techcrunch.com - It’s probably little consolation for Pebble devotes who’ve slowly watched the hardware startup sink into oblivion, but Fitbit’s offering up a good will gesture by extending support for the smartwatch…

This year’s Google I/O will happen May 8-10 in Mountain View

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techcrunch.com - Google loves a good puzzle. Each year the company tucks the first details about its annual Google I/O conference behind a puzzle or three, and this year is no different. Whereas last year’s riddle wa…

Why we transitioned from Medium back to our own blog - Baremetrics

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baremetrics.com - Where to publish something has become a difficult decision for a lot of businesses. You read so many stories about using various channels to distribute content and grow traffic, it’s hard to know wha…

Facebook Is Looking Like a Victim of the Innovator's Dilemma

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www.inc.com - In 2010, Steve Jobs said something that did not age well. Asked about the smartphones with oversize screens that competitors like Samsung were beginning to offer, the Apple co-founder was dismissive,…

AT&T CEO’s net neutrality plan calls for regulation of websites

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arstechnica.com - AT&T is lobbying Congress for a net neutrality law that isn't nearly as strict as the rules just recently repealed by the Federal Communications Commission. But the most notable aspect of AT&T's rath…

Firefox’s continued Quantum transformation—more multithreading, tracking protection

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arstechnica.com - Firefox 58, out today, continues to deliver Project Quantum, Mozilla's far-reaching modernization effort that's boosting the browser's performance, security, and maintainability. The initiative allow…

Review: Toyota’s new Prius Prime needs more battery

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arstechnica.com - The Toyota Prius Prime Advanced plug-in hybrid EV. Taking a leaf from Tesla, the Prius Prime Advanced uses a large, portrait-oriented infotainment screen. It began as a meager, nondescript little app…

Unlocked PS4 consoles can now run copies of PS2 games

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arstechnica.com - While hackers managed to install Linux on the PS4 years ago, the biggest breakthrough in the PS4 hacking scene came late last month, when two different teams of hackers released a WebKit exploit for …

ARKit 1.5 is coming with iOS 11.3, and it will literally open doors for developers

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arstechnica.com - Today, Apple released a developer preview of iOS 11.3 and previewed iOS 11.3 to the public with a blog post and a press event. As previously reported, some iteration of iOS 11.3 will include the abil…

The Google Assistant can now read you audiobooks from Google Play

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arstechnica.com - It's surprising to realize that the Google Play Store hasn't sold audiobooks until now. Google announced that its online store, which is the go-to for most people when it comes to Android apps, will …

The dos and don'ts of perfect portfolios

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www.creativebloq.com - If you’re creating a design portfolio, it’s safe to assume you know at least the foundational rules of good design. Yet when we work in isolation on our own portfolio, it’s easy to forget the common …

What makes a good brand guideline? – Brandpad – Medium

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medium.com - First things first, for a guideline to be valuable at all it first has to be used. I’m sure that sounds redundant, but if you really think about it, making something that is as easy to start using as…

Swipe fright: Tinder hackers may know how desperate you really are

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www.theregister.co.uk - A lack of security protections in Tinder's mobile app is leaving lonely hearts vulnerable to eavesdropping. That's according to security biz Checkmarx this week, which claimed Android and iOS builds …

Don’t Use Intel’s Latest Spectre Patch

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lifehacker.com - Worried about protecting yourself from the security exploit that is Spectre? Well if you already downloaded Intel’s update patching the flaw, be prepared to download another one soon. Intel’s softwar…

M, AI and FB: How Facebook is Going to Become an Even Bigger Part of Your Everyday Life

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Back in August, Facebook introduced 'M', its new personal assistant tool which will live inside Messenger. Like Apple's 'Siri' or Microsoft's 'Cortana', users will be able to ask questions of M and h…

Crosscheck Voter Fraud Program Hasn’t Suffered Any Data Breaches—If You Radically Redefine ‘Data Breaches’

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gizmodo.com - For weeks, Kansas officials have been insisting that Crosscheck, an interstate program run by the state of Kansas and intended to detect illegal double voting, has never suffered a data breach—despit…

Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC is a new pair of business-ready Bluetooth neckband

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androidcommunity.com - Plantronics, a name trusted in audio and communications tech, has recently announced a new pair from the Voyager lineup. Officially called as the Voyager 6200 UC, this pair of headset boasts Bluetoot…

Moto Z2 Play’s Android Oreo upgrade now beta testing in Brazil

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androidcommunity.com - When Motorola’s released the flagship Moto Z line, it made sure there was a midrange option for those with a lower budget – and out came the Moto Z Play. The Moto Z Play was received warmly by users …

DuckDuckGo expands privacy protection beyond your search queries

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androidcommunity.com - Anybody who has researched on how to keep your search engine queries private will have ended up with DuckDuckGo at one point or another. DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused search engine – one that will …

Here’s when and where the next Google I/O will be held

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androidcommunity.com - The whole Android community isn’t immune to Google’s teasing of its new products, services, and even events. Every year, the tech giant holds its biggest conference where the latest offering will be …

Galaxy S9 launch happening on Feb 25 with “camera reimagined” theme

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve been speculating about what will be special about the upcoming Galaxy S9 and it looks like most guesses were right: it’s the camera. Samsung has released the official announcement, or rather, i…

Driving Traffic Through Personalization: The 4 Step Journey

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www.loyalty360.org - Retailers face many challenges today that impact traffic and same store sales. This includes e-commerce, pricing pressures, an aggressive competitive environment, slipping mall traffic, and an emergi…

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…

McMillon Carries Tradition of Customer, Employee Engagement at Walmart

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www.loyalty360.org - Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was a teenager when his family moved to Bentonville, AK−which is where Sam Walton opened the company’s first store in 1962. McMillon knew Walton and briefly worked with him …

5 Key factors for a successful restaurant loyalty program

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty is more than a marketing program Loyalty should be viewed as the journey to growing and retaining your customers through a mutually valuable relationship. Loyalty is not a points program an…

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 …

This Job Search Website Tries To Be LinkedIn For Everyone Not On LinkedIn

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www.wbur.org - A Cambridge-based startup called Jobcase is trying to become the LinkedIn for everyone not on LinkedIn — that is, people who might not have an advanced skill set, or who are looking for advice and mo…

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…

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…

Vital Facebook Advertising Objectives That Will Make Or Break ROI

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marketaire.com - You’ve worked hard on your website, and traffic doesn’t appear from thin air. It’s time to use Facebook ads to send people there. First, let’s take a look at the Facebook ad campaign setup process. W…

Apple: Siri Now Has Over 500 Million Active Users - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Buried in this week’s announcement about HomePod availability, Apple claims that Siri now has over half a billion active users. Now, I understand why some might take exception to that number. Siri, a…

Ad-Tech Exec Joins Percolate as CEO to Ramp Up Company’s Enterprise Work

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www.adweek.com - Seven-year-old content marketing firm Percolate is growing up. The company is bringing on digital marketing vet Randy Wootton as CEO to help ramp up the business to attract a different clientele, nam…

Burger King Deviously Explains Net Neutrality by Making People Wait Longer for Whoppers

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www.adweek.com - On the heels of its brilliant anti-bullying spot last year, Burger King has found another cause it can get behind, and promote with a clever in-store stunt—net neutrality. In December, you’ll recall,…

Wine, the compatibility layer for Windows programs, is now available for Android

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www.xda-developers.com - Ever wish you could run full-blown Windows applications on your Android device? Now you can…sort of. Wine, a Windows compatibility layer for Unix-like operating systems, has been updated to version 3…

Apple says HomePod is finally coming on February 9, but can it compete?

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searchengineland.com - Having missed the holiday shopping cycle, Apple is finally releasing its HomePod smart speaker on February 9. It will initially be available in the US, the UK and Australia and later “this spring” in…

Buying Guide: The Best Travel Strollers Summer 2017 — Almost Fearless

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www.almostfearless.com - Let’s face it, traveling with small kids means traveling with gear— but that doesn’t mean you need to be lugging around a monstrosity of a stroller for a simple weekend at the beach. Key things to co…

Start with the Basics: How to Create a Landing Page [Free Guide]

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instapage.com - Every promotion deserves its own landing page. That’s why we’re committed to providing marketers with comprehensive resources they need to create professional, high-converting landing pages. Creating…

Building a Better Builder: The Latest Instapage Product Update

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instapage.com - Marketers who build landing pages have one goal: lead generation. That and to provide a great on-page user experience — okay, that’s two goals. One side of your pursuit, the lead capture side, is pub…

The Most Popular Website Development Ideas And Strategies

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Is it your objective to be an effective web tailor? Isn’t really recognizing the location to begin sustaining you back? If this holds true after that you’ve pertained to the exact placement due to th…

People Have Got to Stop Confusing Their Teslas for Self-Driving Cars

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www.wired.com - We are entering a dangerous period in the development of self-driving cars. Today, you can buy a Cadillac, Volvo, Tesla, Audi, and even a Nissan that will do some of your driving for you, as long as …

New Fanless PC From Logic Supply Is Built For Flexibility In Industrial IoT Applications

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www.embedded-computing.com - With an eye toward the evolving needs of today's industrial computer users, Logic Supply (www.logicsupply.com) has unveiled the small form factor, fanless ML350 (www.logicsupply.com/ml350). Powered b…

The Internet of (Secure) Things Checklist

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www.darkreading.com - In October 2016, as a botnet strung together by the Mirai malware launched the biggest distributed denial-of-service attack in history, I was, appropriately enough, giving a talk on Internet of Thing…

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