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Friday, January 5, 2018

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Bombshell: Huma Forwarded State Dept. PASSWORDS to Email Address Later Hacked

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conservativetribune.com - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, forwarded sensitive State Department emails to a personal Yahoo email account that may have later been breached by hackers, a new re…

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Apple iPhone X: The Ultimate Comparison

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medium.com - This was a tough one. I almost called it a tie — but that would be the easy way out. After testing these phones for over a month, and I’m confidently giving the Mate 10 Pro the win for this category.…

101 Ecommerce SEO Tips (That Actually Work)

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neilpatel.com - Getting your store more organic traffic can make a huge difference in your sales. Bringing in more sales without risking your money on advertising can be a great way to build your e-commerce empire. …

Apple says Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect ‘all Mac systems and iOS devices,’ but not for long

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techcrunch.com - Apple isn’t immune to Meltdown and Spectre, the major bugs in basic computing architecture that were announced yesterday to widespread amazement and horror. In an announcement, the company said that …

Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving

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techcrunch.com - Aurora, the startup founded by Google self-driving car program and Tesla alum Chris Urmson, has signed up two high-profile automaker partners despite its relative youth – both Volkswagen and Hyundai …

Linkkle is a super simple tool for all your social media links

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techcrunch.com - Decisions, decisions. Do you link to your Instagram profile on your Twitter feed or your Facebook page? Or maybe you want to showcase your Github, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages but there’s only one UR…

Starry Internet’s beaming broadband tech hits LA and DC this month, with more cities coming soon

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techcrunch.com - Starry’s mostly been pretty quiet since coming out of stealth roughly this time two years ago. The Boston-based startup has been busy raising funds and running limited testing in its hometown. Starry…

Microsoft Releases Meltdown and Spectre Patch for Surface Devices - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - This week, two new security CPU vulnerabilities have been all over the news. The new vulnerabilities, called Meltdown and Spectre, gives apps unauthorized read access to a computer’s kernel memory on…

4 Google Display Network Strategies That Can Increase Your Return on Investment

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www.entrepreneur.com - The following excerpt is from Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan Todd’s book Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound A year or two after Goo…

TiVo debuts its ‘Next-Gen’ platform for pay TV providers looking to fight cord cutting

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techcrunch.com - TiVo today introduced a new “Next-Gen Platform,” as it’s being called, that will allow pay TV operators to better keep up with the changes in how consumers prefer to watch television today. The platf…

Apple in good cheer over a billion-dollar Christmas and New Year’s on the App Store

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techcrunch.com - The week after Christmas is a lazy one, but the App Store was working overtime. Apple triumphantly announced today that the late holiday season brought in more than a billion dollars in purchases on …

Mapbox adds makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits

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techcrunch.com - Mapbox, the Softbank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps TomTom and Here, has acquired the intellectual property and developers behind MapZen’s Valhalla project in…

Appcanary shuts down its vulnerability scanning service as the team joins GitHub

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techcrunch.com - Appcanary, a Y Combinator-incubated service that helps developers scan the third-party packages and libraries they use to write their code for potential security vulnerabilities, today announced that…

Shadow launches its cloud computer for gamers in California

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techcrunch.com - French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, is about to expand its cloud gaming service to the U.S. Customers who live in California can pre-order starting today, and they’ll be able to access t…

Can municipal broadband save the open internet?

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techcrunch.com - No challenge around the future of the internet looms larger in the coming year than what to do in the aftermath of the repeal of net neutrality. Open internet proponents were stunned at last month’s …

Smart speakers top AR, VR and wearables to become fastest-growing consumer tech

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techcrunch.com - Amazon and Google were willing to lose money on smart speaker sales over the holidays by discounting their hardware in order to gain market share. The reason? Smart speakers are now the fastest-growi…

Tesla launches a web-based version of its in-car trip planning tool

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techcrunch.com - Curious about what it’s like to plan a long road trip as an electric vehicle owner? Tesla thinks you just might be, so now it’s launching a web-based version of its trip planning tool, which was prev…

Comcast fired 500 despite claiming tax cut would create thousands of jobs

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arstechnica.com - Comcast reportedly fired about 500 salespeople shortly before Christmas, despite claiming that the company would create thousands of new jobs in exchange for a big tax cut. Comcast apparently tried t…

After beating cable lobby, Colorado city moves ahead with muni broadband

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arstechnica.com - The city council in Fort Collins, Colorado, last night voted to move ahead with a municipal fiber broadband network providing gigabit speeds, two months after the cable industry failed to stop the pr…

2017 was the best year ever for electric vehicle sales in the US

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arstechnica.com - The good people over at Inside EVs have done their tabulating, and the numbers are in: in 2017, very nearly 200,000 electric vehicles were sold in the US. The actual number they calculate—199,826—is …

A Bimmer with a battery: The 2018 BMW 530e hybrid

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arstechnica.com - Behold, the 2018 BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance. That's quite a mouthful! The 530e's cabin is bright and airy, with good ergonomics. A version of this 2.0L four-cylinder engine can be found under the h…

As EOS Tops $8 Is the Sun About to Set on Ethereum's Reign? - Bitcoinist.com

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bitcoinist.com - EOS hype is off the chart, but does the company have the capacity to outperform Ethereum? We answer that question and several more as we do a deep dive into the company, its management, and its busin…

Snubbing FCC, States Are Writing Their Own Net Neutrality Laws

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www.fastcompany.com - This article has been updated with new information about California and Rhode Island. advertisement For those who either hoped or feared that a December 14 vote by the FCC to scrap net neutrality reg…

Today's Savvy Branding Mixes Traditional and Modern Brand Strategies

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www.entrepreneur.com - There is an ongoing discussion about the benefits of traditional branding versus modern strategies of branding. In the past, marketers used to think that all you needed was a quality product, strong …

Flaw In Major Browsers Allows 3rd-Party Scripts to Steal Your Saved Passwords

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thehackernews.com - Security researchers have uncovered how marketing companies have started exploiting an 11-year-old bug in browsers' built-in password managers, which allow them to secretly steal your email address f…

SunShine tool now supports Android Oreo in HTC U11

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androidcommunity.com - Modding and tweaking HTC smartphones is always bound to be a chore since the Taiwan-based manufacturer uses its infamous S-ON/S-OFF feature. Bootloader unlocking will give you access to some of the e…

AT&T wil be launching mobile 5G to consumers this 2018

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androidcommunity.com - The promise of 5G connectivity has long been dangled by several carriers, and now at the start of the year, AT&T is expecting that they will be the first to actually make that real by late 2018. And …

Samsung SmartSuit is helping athletes train for the Winter Olympics

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androidcommunity.com - Ever since humans “found” technology, the advances to the way athletes and their coaches prepare for competitions has also improved. There are tools, apps, software, accessories, etc that you can use…

T-Mobile celebrates being #1 in customer satisfaction for 2017

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androidcommunity.com - If you haven’t realized it by now, T-Mobile is not one to shy away from trumpeting their achievements, especially when it comes to customer feedback. And if they get something like high marks the ent…

BlackBerry: From smartphone pioneer to a struggling giant

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androidcommunity.com - BlackBerry will always be known as a smartphone pioneer. Together with Nokia, the old smartphone giant, these names will forever be known as the early movers in the mobile industry. The young generat…

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…

Some Financial Institutions Still Don’t Have Mobile Apps: What They’re Missing

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www.loyalty360.org - Shoe stores have mobile apps. So does the Smithsonian. You can find apps that help new parents keep track of diaper changes, apps that can help you find a clean restroom while traveling, and apps tha…

Rite Aid Set To Add New Component To Its Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - “Our wellness store format has resonated with customers as these stores continue to outperform the rest of the chain in terms of same-store front-end sales and script count,” Standley said at the tim…

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…

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…

Customer Experience Evolves With Technology at Melissa Shoes

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www.loyalty360.org - Officials at Melissa Shoes know that customer experience and technology work hand in hand to promote brand loyalty. Loyalty360 talked to Julian Trevino, Director of Retail & E-Commerce, U.S. & Caribb…

Unlocking Facebook Ad Retargeting Using Website Custom Audiences

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marketaire.com - The power of Facebook ads lies within its ad targeting. It doesn’t matter if your ad copy, imagery, or bidding and optimization are perfect. You absolutely need to target people that are most likely …

Intel Issues Updates to Protect Systems from Security Exploits | Intel Newsroom

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newsroom.intel.com - SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018 — Intel has developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems — including personal computers and servers — that render those sys…

The Logan Paul Incident Illustrates Why YouTube Will Never Be 100% Brand-Safe

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www.adweek.com - Just a couple of days into the new year, YouTube already has another brand safety crisis on its hands. Logan Paul, a YouTube star with 15 million followers who has inked marketing deals with Walmart …

Here are 5 Surprising Benefits of Volunteering – Steve Miller – Medium

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medium.com - This year, what if we did away with our old notions of New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones: losing weight, reading more, exercising more. What if this year we decided to do something impactful …

Why Brands Should Be Ready for Alexa Ads, Despite What Amazon Says

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www.adweek.com - It’s soon going to become Alexa’s world that we’re just living in, complete with its own product recommendations disguised as ads. According to a report from CNBC, Amazon is considering adding ads in…

Amazon: Intel Meltdown patch will slow down your AWS EC2 server

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www.theregister.co.uk - Amazon AWS customers have complained of noticeable slowdowns on their cloud server instances – following the deployment of a security patch to counter the Intel processor design flaw dubbed Meltdown.…

How to reverse-engineer your online advertising strategy

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searchengineland.com - Online advertising experts love to talk about the importance of matching your landing page content to your ads. And you’ll get no argument from me — it’s a great way to improve the performance of you…

How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

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www.theverge.com - Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affec…

Windows 10 fleet: Lenovo's new ThinkPads get 8th gen Intel chips, webcam shutters | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - The 12.5-inch X280 is 20 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than its predecessor. Lenovo has revealed pricing and some specs for its 2018 enterprise laptops in the ThinkPad X, ThinkPad T, and Thi…

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) Debuts In India For $150 | Androidheadlines.com

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www.androidheadlines.com - Samsung has introduced its latest budget tablet in India, and it comes in the form of the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) with the model number SM-T285. The tablet will be available for purchase in the South…

Nintendo Switch Is The Fastest-Selling Home Video Game System In U.S. History

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www.forbes.com - The Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system in U.S. history, moving nearly five million units in ten months, the company announced on Thursday. "We believe that this is …

Google accused of paying women who taught workers’ kids lower wages than males with less experience

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www.theblaze.com - Google — the socially conscious tech giant that touts its commitment to fight bias inside and outside its offices — is accused of paying women teachers of employees’ kids less than male teachers who …

Google Continues Open War on Conservatives, Labels Ben Shapiro Interview as Unfriendly to Advertisers

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www.redstate.com - Conservative firebrand and Editor in Chief of the Site Daily Wire is one of the fastest growing conservative voices on the planet. Millennials tune into him by the thousands. And because of that, Goo…

LG Electronics to Sell Robots to Replace Hotel, Airport, Supermarket Employees - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - According to CNBC, “LG said it will showcase three new ‘concept robots’ at the global consumer electronics show, CES, in Las Vegas next week,” designed for “commercial use at hotels, airports, and su…

Steyer to Make ‘Major Announcement’ on His Political Future Monday

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freebeacon.com - BY: Paul Crookston Follow @P_Crookston January 4, 2018 8:16 pm Billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer is ready to announce what his next move in politics will be. Steyer to…

Brightest idea ever: A.I. light bulbs

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www.computerworld.com - The smartphone we all carry every day is arguably the most important invention of all time. It has enabled 2 billion people to gain instant access to artificial intelligence, as well as hundreds of L…

Death of the smartphone and what comes after… – Ron M Davies

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ronmdavies.com - One day, not too soon — but still sooner than you think — the smartphone will all but vanish, like beepers and fax machines before it. Make no mistake, we’re still probably at least a decade away fro…

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