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Saturday, January 6, 2018

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How Egnyte Landed Yamaha

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www.egnyte.com - One of our highest-profile clients is Yamaha Corporation of America, the North American subsidiary of Yamaha. When Vimal Thomas, YCA’s Vice President of IT, set out to find an EFSS solution, he had a…

Mark Zuckerberg is right to explore the potential of the blockchain for Facebook

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techcrunch.com - In what is Mark Zuckerberg’s now-traditional New Year Speech, the Facebook supremo pledged to fix the social network’s many problems which bubbled up in 2017. Perhaps understandably, that admission h…

Apple in good cheer over a billion-dollar Christmas and New Year 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 …

Intel faces class action lawsuits regarding Meltdown and Spectre

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arstechnica.com - Three class action complaints have been filed against Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws that were discovered by researchers earlier this year and widely publicized earlier this w…

Google says it sold a Google Home device every second since October 19

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced that it sold “tens of millions of Google devices for the home” over the course of the last year and that it sold “more than one Google Home device every second since Google Hom…

Robomart is the latest startup to try and unseat the local convenience store

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techcrunch.com - The startup assault on the humble neighborhood store continues to intensify. First came Bodega, the terribly named, and mostly misguided startup with its mission to bring the non-perishable necessiti…

FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s extended dissent guts anti-net neutrality order

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techcrunch.com - FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wasn’t all she had to say…

Alexa is coming to wearable devices, including headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers

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techcrunch.com - Amazon wants to bring Alexa to more devices than smart speakers, Fire TV and various other consumer electronics for the home, like alarm clocks. The company yesterday announced developer tools that w…

Someone stole a piece of China’s new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened

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techcrunch.com - Putting solar panels into our roads isn’t the craziest idea, but we may as well admit that it poses some unique challenges. For instance, people may want to walk away with pieces of it. That’s what h…

AR/VR startups raised $3 billion last year led by a few industry juggernauts

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techcrunch.com - Tech companies working with augmented reality and virtual reality technologies raised over $3 billion in venture funding in 2017. This data comes from analytics firm Digi-Capital and suggests that wh…

Spotify’s chief content officer is out

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techcrunch.com - Ahead of going public, Spotify Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom announced today he’s leaving the company, Recode first reported. “We are grateful for Stefan’s many contributions to the company over …

Amazon’s a la carte TV service, Amazon Channels, adds CBS All Access

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s a la carte TV subscription service, Amazon Channels, just added another big name to its lineup. Today, Amazon and CBS announced that CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access – ye…

India’s national ID database is reportedly accessible for less than $10

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techcrunch.com - The nightmare is a reality in India. Reports from the country suggest that the government’s national ID system — Aadhaar, which holds personal data belonging to more than one billion people — was com…

Nintendo Switch NBA game jumps through ridiculous hoops to issue a patch

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arstechnica.com - As a modern portable-gaming device, Nintendo Switch has its share of quirks and missing features, but one thing it's good at is serving easily downloaded patches and updates for games and apps. A maj…

Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is leaving Apple, reports say

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arstechnica.com - Famed music mogul and Beats Electronics co-founder Jimmy Iovine plans to leave Apple this August, according to multiple reports. Bloomberg, Billboard, and Hits Daily Double all cite sources close to …

FCC Chair Ajit Pai cancels his CES appearance days before show

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arstechnica.com - Ajit Pai was scheduled to appear at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 9 to speak and answer questions in a "candid conversation" about Federal Communications Commissi…

In a Shocking Announcement, Apple Reveals Hidden Costs for Expensive New iPhone X

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www.inc.com - Announced on September 12 at Apple's annual keynote, the new iPhone X will hit stores November 3. But, in the weeks and months running up to the smartphone's on-sale date, eager technology aficionado…

How to Develop the Hireable Skills You'll Actually Need After College

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lifehacker.com - When I went to university I ended up in a discipline (Sociology) that I surprisingly loved. It changed my perspective on the world and was overall a great experience—but I realized early on that the …

3 Ways Augmented Reality Will Find Its Way Into Your Life in 2018 and Beyond

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www.entrepreneur.com - Remember when Pok√©mon Go came out in 2016? It was all anyone talked about. Which isn’t too surprising -- it was most people’s first impression of a promised future many of us had waited for, somethin…

Some Giant Geoglyphs in Jordan are Older than the World Famous Nazca Lines

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www.ancient-origins.net - Despite the difficulty in discerning the finished product of the giant designs from earth, archaeologists have recently announced that at least some of the great “works of old men” (as the Bedouin ca…

KODAK Mini 2 Photo Printer now available on Amazon for $99.99

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androidcommunity.com - If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start documenting your life by making a journal or scrapbook, then you probably need a good photo printer to help you out. Kodak is always a good brand to …

ZeTime Petitie hybrid smartwatch to be displayed at CES 2018

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androidcommunity.com - The crowdfunding campaign for the ZeTime Petite hybrid smartwatch on Kickstarter was record-breaking, proving that people still believed in wearables. And now the product is set to go on display at t…

Instagram now testing out direct posting of Stories to WhatsApp

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androidcommunity.com - It’s kind of obvious and logical that Facebook wants their users to have a seamless experience across their various apps. Previously, we saw Instagram let their users add their Stories to their Faceb…

PostmarketOS can run on older gadgets but with limited features

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androidcommunity.com - The mobile industry has become bigger in the last decade. Not many people will agree but we think it has reached a point when hardware progress is slow. The high specs and components aren’t exactly t…

Here’s a list of best games to play on Razer Phone’s 120Hz screen

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androidcommunity.com - After months of anticipation, the Razer Phone was officially announced as the ultimate gaming phone back in November. The phone comes pre-installed with the Nova Launcher and ships with no audio jack…

Socialmedia Is Not Just Having A FaceBook Account - smqueue

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www.smqueue.com - Digital, new media and social media are the buzz words said by marketers and advertising practitioners nowadays. More and more clients are asking their partners to create integrated campaigns that in…

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 …

The Grocer's Customer Experience: Fresh Ingredients Make All the Difference

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www.loyalty360.org - If you live in a world of penny profit the way grocers do, you can't afford to discount to people willing to pay full price. You also need to drive in footsteps to buy product that is literally peris…

How to Choose the Right Loyalty Technology Solution Vendor

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www.loyalty360.org - As 2017 draws to a close, now is the time to build out your plans for customer loyalty initiatives for 2018. Whether loyalty is a new concept for your company or you’re considering making a greater i…

Build Greater Customer Loyalty Through Non-Transactional Behaviors

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www.loyalty360.org - While loyalty programs have become a must-have feature of most companies’ acquisition and retention strategy, many of these programs are failing at actually creating loyal customers. According to a r…

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…

Impact of Emotions on Customer Preference, Brand Loyalty at Safelite AutoGlass

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www.loyalty360.org - Finding emotional connections with customers is the Holy Grail for loyalty marketers these days. Depending on the product, achieving this can be monumentally challenging. Take Safelite Auto Glass, fo…

10 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Improve Your Online Business or Blog - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - No huge intro needed for this post. Here are ten actionable items that you can do right now to improve your online business or blog. On a piece of paper (yes, paper), write down where you want your b…

Microsoft (Kind Of) Kills Cortana's Music Recognition Feature - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft finally pulled the plug off Groove Music Pass earlier this week. But the retirement of Groove Music Pass is taking away a key feature of Microsoft’s Cortana smart assistant: music recogniti…

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Challenge for 2018 Is Different

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www.adweek.com - “Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic. Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes. The hoaxes that do exist are not limited to one partisan view,…

iCrossing Welcomes Chief Media Officer From Publicis Agency Blue 449

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www.adweek.com - Hearst-owned digital agency iCrossing has named Jeff Ratner as chief media officer. In the role, Ratner will be tasked with overseeing iCrossing’s media efforts across the U.S. while reporting to glo…

Rise of the Chatbots (and the Brands Who Love Them)

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www.shoemoney.com - Our history with machines has always been one of brute force. We drive our cars by forcing air and gasoline into a tiny chamber that then ignites and runs an engine that in turn torques a shaft. We p…

Should Retailers Prioritize Return Strategies to Keep Consumers Happy?

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www.adweek.com - Thanks to online shopping, consumers can buy three different sizes and colors of one item to see which works best, all from the comfort of their own home. Add holiday sales and shipping incentives in…

How To Get Organized With Your Web Browsing - Mailbird

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www.getmailbird.com - Real talk: I have thirteen tabs open right now on my Chrome browser. That probably disqualifies me in most people’s minds as anyone who could offer assistance with organizing web habits for more effi…

Multitasking - Ideas To Make It Easier - Laura Rike

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laurarike.com - You have a million things to do, but can never seem to get yourself organized enough to do everything efficiently. If this sounds like you, you may want to acquaint yourself with the art of multitask…

I Apologize --->> (Also, Replay is Ready for You)

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m219.infusionsoft.com - This is a full-fledged workshop that is worth several hundreds of dollars, and you're getting this totally *free* for being a part of this community! Take advantage of this one. I can assure you, you…

Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw

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news.sky.com - The US tech giant said the processor flaws, known as Meltdown and Spectre, could leave millions of customers exposed to hackers. It emerged this week that developers have been trying to prevent hacke…

Microsoft issues an emergency fix for Windows 10 to address processor bug

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betanews.com - News of an enormous security bug affecting millions of processors can't have escaped your attention over the last 24 hours or so. While Intel goes into a panicked meltdown, desperately pointing out t…

Friday January 5th – Open Thread

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theconservativetreehouse.com - Why cable bills are rising again and what can you do https://apnews.com/ab607da326574f4db45fbd86ef1d07d6 NEW YORK (AP) — Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcome…

Security breach in India? - Marginal REVOLUTION

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marginalrevolution.com - by Tyler Cowen on January 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm in Current Affairs, Law, Web/Tech | Permalink In 2010 India started scanning personal details like names, addresses, dates of birth, mobile numbers, and …

One Difference Between 2009 vs 2018 Iran Protests? 48 Million Smartphones

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www.infowars.com - In 2009, the world watched as Iranians marching in the streets turned to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to organize and share information. The technology-assisted protests were dubbed t…

Mother of Julian Assange Speaks Out – Stop Spreading Propaganda About His Situation!

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - The brave mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke out about press freedom and the conspiracy theories surrounding her son’s circumstances in a radio interview on Thursday evening. Christine …

Two security flaws could mean your data is exposed. Here’s what you need to do.

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www.theblaze.com - Two security flaws that affect many of the most widely used computers and mobile devices have been discovered by software companies, who are now scrambling to push out fixes to protect users’ data, U…

Streamline Your Business E-commerce Solutions

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www.lilachbullock.com - There’s no chance of having a productive and functional business without clear and concise communications. You have to be able to share, speak and listen if you want to experience success. Your first…

This tool can help boost your website's SEO rankings — and it's 94% off

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Know Before You Spend: The Best Digital Advertising Channels

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instapage.com - Conventional advertising techniques like newspaper ads and direct mail flyers may have proven successful in years past, but the Internet and digital advertising have taken over. Without a strong, exp…

Google Dynamic Search Ads: The Pros, Cons & How to Use Them

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instapage.com - Google Dynamic Search Ads (DSAs) in AdWords have long been a powerful campaign type to expand your query coverage and drive more volume to your site. But if you’re unaware or don’t set them up approp…

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