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How to fix Facebook—before it fixes us

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washingtonmonthly.com - In early 2006, I got a call from Chris Kelly, then the chief privacy officer at Facebook, asking if I would be willing to meet with his boss, Mark Zuckerberg. I had been a technology investor for mor…

Watch the Hyperloop Set a New, 240-MPH Speed Record

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www.wired.com - If you’ve been dying to know what it’s like to ride in a hyperloop at hundreds of miles per hour, watch this video. Last week, Virgin Hyperloop One, one of the leading companies in the budding indust…

HTC Unveils New Vive Pro Headset & Wireless Adapter - VRScout

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vrscout.com - It’s been nearly two years since HTC first introduced the Vive VR headset, opening up an entirely new world of room-scale VR that’s had us dodging arrows and bumping into furniture ever since. Now th…

10 YouTube tips and tricks every user should know

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www.lilachbullock.com - Argh, YouTube…the hours I’ve spent browsing you! YouTube is, undoubtedly, one of the biggest social networks around, as well as one of the websites where we spend most of our time online. Almost a th…

“I’ve Bought All That Ripple!” CNBC Airs Bizarre Live Tutorial On Buying XRP

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cointelegraph.com - US mainstream media network CNBC has caused a stir after airing a step-by-step tutorial on how to buy Ripple on Poloniex. In what would previously have been an unlikely format for the broadcaster, ho…

Nvidia teams up with Uber and Volkswagen in self-driving tech move

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www.reseller.co.nz - Nvidia will partner with Uber Technologies and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker's artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry. The company, which al…

Oculus partners with Xiaomi to launch the Oculus Go and Mi VR Standalone

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techcrunch.com - Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra made a surprise announcement during Qualcomm’s press conference at CES. Barra previously led Xiaomi’s international efforts. So it wasn’t that surprising to see him annou…

Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids

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techcrunch.com - Two of Apple’s institutional shareholders, hedge fund Jana Partners and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), are calling on the company to study the impact of smartphone use on chi…

Lost-item finder Tile will work with Bose headphones and other new partners

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techcrunch.com - Lost-item finder Tile announced today that it will soon be able to locate your Bose headphones. Starting in late spring 2018, Bose will become one of Tile’s biggest new partners, as it will begin to …

iHome debuts a Google Assistant-powered clock radio, the iGV1

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s Echo Spot, introduced late last year, smartly combined the power of Alexa with a more traditional clock radio type form factor and interface, complete with a screen for video viewing and cal…

Pet cameras from Petcube can take pet selfies, let Fido ‘call’ home

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techcrunch.com - At CES, Petcube is showing off some of its news software technologies for its pet camera system that lets people connect with their pets while away. The company’s line of devices offer a range of opt…

Netatmo launches a chatbot to manage all your connected devices

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techcrunch.com - French company Netatmo is adding one more way to control your smart objects around your house. You can now talk and control with all your connected devices using a chatbot in Messenger. The feature i…

Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018 – Marketing and Entrepreneurship – Medium

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medium.com - 2018, here we come! As 2017 ends, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year’s resolution, as there is almost always room to i…

Facebook is shutting down its standalone personal assistant “M”

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techcrunch.com - It was a fun experiment, but it’s time to shut it down. M users received messages today that Facebook is sunsetting the service on January 19th. The company confirmed the news in a statement to The V…

Ford GoBikes are going electric in San Francisco

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techcrunch.com - Motivate, the company behind the San Francisco Yay (Bay) Area’s bike-share system, is adding pedal-assist e-bikes to its fleets this April. The one-year pilot will launch with 250 of these e-bikes in…

After breach exposing millions of parents and kids, toymaker VTech handed a $650K fine by FTC

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techcrunch.com - VTech, the maker of smart toys whose poor security practices exposed data from millions parents and children, has been slapped on the wrist by the FTC to the tune of $650,000 and probation. It seems …

Samsung gets into digital whiteboards with the $2700 Flip

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techcrunch.com - Digital whiteboards are a curiously popular project for big companies to dabble with lately. It’s one of those things companies build because they can – because they’ve already figured out all the te…

Starry Internet and Marvell want to bust open the ISP industry

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techcrunch.com - Expanding and upgrading wireless networks requires an astounding amount of investment, both in terms of time and resources. As we head into the era of 5G connectivity, that investment only increases.…

LimeBike unveils pedal assist e-bikes

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techcrunch.com - On the heels of Motivate’s announcement that it’s launching an e-bike pilot program in San Francisco, startup LimeBike is essentially doing the same, but sooner. At CES, LimeBike unveiled its new ele…

Intel sets the stage for new ‘Level 2+’ automated driving

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techcrunch.com - Mobileye’s REM (road experiment management, in full) is going to help develop Level 4 and 5 vehicles eventually, yes, but Intel’s Dan Galves, Mobileye’s Chief Communications Officer, tells me that in…

Smart home robot gives LG exec the silent treatment during CES keynote

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techcrunch.com - LG spent much of their lackluster CES keynote highlighting the potential of its new AI platform, ThinQ, to revolutionize the lives of consumers and their company’s bottom line. A big part of this vis…

Hands on with Samsung’s refreshed Notebook 9 and Notebook 7 Spin

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techcrunch.com - Samsung’s big press conference is still a day away, but the company’s already pulled the curtain back on what looks to be two of its biggest CES announcements. Like last year, the company seems to be…

Nokia introduces a new sleep sensor that works with IFTTT

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techcrunch.com - Nokia’s health division, which is the result of the Withings acquisition, is announcing some new stuff at CES in Las Vegas. First, there’s a new sleep sensor called Nokia Sleep. In addition to monito…

Spin unveils its stationless electric bike

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techcrunch.com - Spin is adding an electric bike to its fleet of station-less bicycles for bike sharing. The Spin bike can travel up to 50 miles with a full charge and has batteries that the company says can be easil…

Alexa support comes to 2018 TVs from Sony, Hisense and LG

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techcrunch.com - Alexa continues to make its way to the TV – going beyond attached players like Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Sticker or the Fire TV Edition televisions. At CES, a number of TV manufacturers announced …

Intel launches motion capture studio in LA to bring cinematic VR to Hollywood studios

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techcrunch.com - About 270 miles southwest from Las Vegas, where Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich is at CES unveiling his company’s latest developments, the lights are off in a massive studio space where many of …

Podcasts are coming to Plex, followed by web series and other digital media

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techcrunch.com - This past fall, media software maker Plex expanded its service with the integration of a dedicated news hub within its app – a feature that arrived by way of its acquisition of streaming news startup…

Facebook and Sony/ATV reach a licensing deal to let people post music videos

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techcrunch.com - Facebook and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced a multi-year licensing deal today that lets people upload and share video from Sony/ATV artists on Facebook, Instagram and the Oculus Rift platform. A…

Sony launches a bunch of new headphones and adds Google Assistant functionality to the line

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techcrunch.com - Sony is really Sonying it up at CES this year, announcing a deluge of devices at the show this week. CES has always been a big show for the company’s TV and audio lines, and this year’s no different.…

Ripple, a Tinder spinoff backed by Match, launches app for professional networking

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techcrunch.com - A team of former Tinder employees, led by Tinder’s original CTO Ryan Ogle, are today launching a new app aimed at professional networking. The app, called Ripple, aims to be a sort of mobile-first al…

NextVR is adding 6DoF tracking to its live-streaming VR service

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techcrunch.com - VR’s most popular live-streaming events service is giving you a little wiggle room. NextVR is bringing six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) movement to its popular virtual reality app for live-streaming spor…

Google is fixing an error that led to smaller sites disappearing from Google News

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techcrunch.com - PSA: If you are a smaller news site that has suddenly discovered that you’ve been removed from Google News, you are not alone, and a fix is coming from Google. Backstory: Over the past couple of days…

Aptiv and Lyft’s self-driving BMWs are picking up CES passengers

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techcrunch.com - Self-driving and connected car tech company Aptiv (formerly Delphi) is back at CES again in 2018, and this time it’s partnering with Lyft to demonstrate its latest developments in self-driving techno…

Google brings its Assistant to Android Auto

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techcrunch.com - It’s no secret that for Google, this year’s CES is all about the Google Assistant. One Google product where the Assistant hasn’t really made any inroads yet, though, is Android Auto. Starting this we…

Qualcomm CEO: Spectre/Meltdown are ‘not an area of concern for us’

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techcrunch.com - During a press conference at CES, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon announced a number of new partnerships and products around the automobile industry, mobile, voice assistants and 5G. At the end of the ev…

Qualcomm expands its support for Alexa, Cortana and the Google Assistant

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm, the chip manufacturer that Broadcom really wants to buy, is using this year’s CES to launch a new platform for smart speakers, displays and other devices with built-in support for Google’s …

LG has come up with a surprisingly interesting way to apply AI to TV

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techcrunch.com - Generally speaking, at CES and elsewhere, when a company says something is powered by AI, they’re blowing smoke. And while smoke was definitely blown at LG’s otherwise unremarkable press conference t…

Here’s How People Say Google Home And Alexa Impact Their Lives

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www.fastcompany.com - Do you ever ask Alexa or Google Home for something and then say “Thank you” when you get what you’re looking for? advertisement I do, often in spite of myself, and there’s a pretty good chance you do…

Lenovo updates our favorite laptop of last year with new processors, HDR

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arstechnica.com - I was a huge fan of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga when I reviewed it last year. For me, it was the perfect combination of technology, form factor, and good looks. This January, the machine is receiving…

HP’s Z 3D Camera puts Sprout’s scanning power on your PC

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arstechnica.com - HP's Z 3D Camera has a magnetic badge that sticks to the back of a PC monitor. When secured, the 3D camera looks down at the area in front of the monitor. HP's Sprout all-in-one was a behemoth when i…

HP’s new 15-inch Spectre x360 uses the hybrid Intel/AMD processor

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arstechnica.com - We're fans of HP's Spectre range, and the 15-inch model CES is finally getting its turn to be refreshed to Intel's latest and greatest processors at this year's CES. The new Spectre x360 15 is one of…

The best PCs, gadgets, and wearables of CES 2017

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arstechnica.com - While the show's vastness results in a lot of seemingly useless hardware and even some vaporware—Ars UK has intel on the smart hairbrush, LG wants to make sure no one ever has to open a fridge manual…

HTC’s Vive Pro will add more pixels to an otherwise familiar-looking VR system

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arstechnica.com - Nearly two years after the launch of the HTC Vive virtual reality system, its creators have finally revealed a hardware revision for the headset: the HTC Vive Pro. The naming convention hints at what…

AMD’s 2018 roadmap: Desktop APUs in February, second-generation Ryzen in April

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arstechnica.com - AMD has used CES to lay out its plans for 2018. Over the first half of the year, the company is going to release the final missing members of the Ryzen product line-up. Starting in April and continui…

Garmin’s first wearable with music storage is the Forerunner 645 Music

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arstechnica.com - The $450 Forerunner 645 Music has 3.5GB of space for music storage. The 645 Music comes in black and cerise band colors. The $399 Forerunner 645 lacks music storage but is otherwise the same as the 6…

Powermat gives in to Qi, moves wireless charging closer to uniformity

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arstechnica.com - Wireless charging company Powermat has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) in a move that looks to further unify wireless charging tech behind the popular Qi standard. Powermat—which has long …

Hackers devise increasingly sophisticated attacks to mine cryptocurrency

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arstechnica.com - The sky-high valuations of cryptocurrencies isn't lost on hackers, who are responding with increasingly sophisticated attacks that covertly harness the computers and electricity of unwitting people t…

Marketing Design Elements Every eCommerce Website Needs - 1stWebDesigner

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1stwebdesigner.com - When you’re setting up your own online shop, in all your worrying over the site itself, you may forget one very crucial step: marketing. You don’t need a team for DIY marketing; get on social media, …

How to Implement a Paywall on Your WordPress Site - WPKube

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www.wpkube.com - There are various ways you can monetize your WordPress site – affiliate links, banner advertising, and contextual ads are just some of the ways you can make money from people visiting your site. A pa…

Why do People Hate Papyrus and Comic Sans? - Onextrapixel

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onextrapixel.com - The world we live in is a mix of opinions and it’s hard to definitively agree on anything. But one thing’s for sure—Comic Sans and Papyrus are the worst. Of all the fonts in all the world, these two …

The internet's historical archive wants to build a back up site in Canada to protect itself from Donald Trump

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www.businessinsider.com - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Not involved in the Internet Archive's plan. Chris Wattie/Reuters Donald Trump won't be sworn in as US President until January, but one major internet organiza…

7 Ways To Connect With Journalists and Amp Up Your PR

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www.inc.com - Don't feel too bad because it's a common occurrence in our field. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to pitch a story about my business to a reporter, and he or she has told me they're not in…

10 SEO Statistics Every Marketer Should Know About

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an ever-changing industry. What's hot and relevant one month might not be the next. Business owners and marketers need to stay current on trends in SEO if they wan…

Byton's CEO Shares Why His Company's 'Intuitive' Electric SUV Is the Future of Mobility

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www.entrepreneur.com - CES is ramping up in Las Vegas this weekend, with today marking the global launch of a new Chinese electric vehicle brand. The executive team behind Byton unveiled a nearly production-ready version o…

How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At Once

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www.wired.com - On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes and tried to break their most fundamental security prot…

10 Ways to Get More Out of TweetDeck - as Explained by Twitter

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www.socialmediatoday.com - For social media marketers, the only way to fully maximize your time and efforts is through the use of tools. Sure, you could do everything by logging onto each platform and sending out tweets and po…

Joby GripTight PRO TelePod trying to appeal to video content creators

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androidcommunity.com - Video content creators aren’t just those who can create short films or other creative videos. You now have the vloggers, YouTubers, streamers, and other new terms that will probably be created this y…

Samsung intros new Family Hub smart fridge in Las Vegas

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung has always been at the forefront of the smart home game with all the smart appliance offers. We know the Family Hub refrigerator since it started to bring productivity and entertainment to th…

HTC’s Edge Launcher now has more customizable options

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androidcommunity.com - It’s not the most popular or the most acclaimed new thing that has come out of HTC, but the Edge Launcher, which they introduced with their new HTC U11+ is somehow unique. It lets you access a custom…

Anker Innovations to unveil new mobile devices at CES 2018

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androidcommunity.com - It’s not just smartphones and tablets that are front and center during the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Given the name itself, it’s time for other devices to shine and catch the consumers’ atten…

Sony outs new Xperia smartphones with 120-degree selfie cams

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androidcommunity.com - The time has come for Sony’s new product offering. We’ve been anticipating the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, XA2, and the L2 phones and after several leaks, Sony has officially announced the Sony Xperia XA2…

Wikipedia shares best practices to serve low-bandwidth, restricted users

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androidcommunity.com - Not everyone that browses Wikipedia has full access to all its features and has fast Internet to enjoy all that information at their fingertips. The developers have realized that and come to understa…

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting comb…

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…

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…

Here Come the Intel-Powered Always-Connected PCs - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - A month ago, we thrilled to news of new Qualcomm-powered Always-Connected PCs. But with CES underway this week in Las Vegas, Intel is promoting what promises to be a much bigger market of devices: Al…

Lenovo Introduces Its First Ever Always Connected PC - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Lenovo is finally letting the cat out of the bag. Today, the company is finally revealing its Always Connected PC powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. Always Connected PCs are devices running …

Lenovo's Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Line Brings Dolby Vision HDR and Amazon Alexa - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Lenovo last week unveiled its refreshed line of ThinkPad devices. But a key part of its ThinkPad family was missing: the X1 line. At CES, Lenovo is today unveiling the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga, a…

01-08-2018 - [X&Y] Does Meeting Women Feel Like WORK To You? If So, Read This...

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archive.aweber.com - ===== DOES MEETING WOMEN FEEL LIKE WORK TO YOU? It shouldn't. In fact, it should be a BLAST. But if you feel compelled to go out to noisy, smoky clubs on Friday nights to meet women, there are going…

How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

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www.dumblittleman.com - Everyone has a dream job in mind. However, finding and actually getting that job isn’t that easy. You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. You may need to go to interviews that d…

The 2018 Guide to Social Media Image Sizes | Digital Marketing Blog

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www.v9digital.com - Images are usually the first thing that people see on social media and sometimes the only one they remember. They are also the best thing you can do for engagement on social media – photos receive an…

147 Best Ways to Increase Website Traffic [Follow This Step by Step 2018 Guide!]

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mythemeshop.com - Here’s a very zen question for you. What’s the point of a site without traffic? It’s like the old one about “the sound of one hand clapping” (the answer is nothing, by the way). Without traffic, your…

5 Creative Ways To Use Technology To Boost Your Fundraising Capacity | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Charitable giving is on the upswing. According to numbers collected by Giving USA, Americans gave more than $373 billion to charity in 2015. That was enough for a record — the second such achievement…

It's Google Home vs. Amazon Alexa at CES in the battle for the voice ecosystem

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searchengineland.com - Last week Google announced that the Google Assistant was available on 400 million devices. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week it’s announcing new device partnerships. Amazo…

Former Breitbart reporter sues Twitter for banning him

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mashable.com - Twitter has been praised by many for promoting free speech, but not by Charles C. Johnson. On Monday, the right-wing activist sued Twitter, alleging the company violated his right to free speech by b…

Netflix has a blunt message for the FCC in the wake of the net neutrality repeal

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www.dailydot.com - For those who question whether Netflix is willing to fight to keep net neutrality in place, the streaming giant has made itself clear. It’s willing to go to court to battle the Federal Communications…

'Tick Tock?' Julian Assange Sparks Speculation After Adding Hourglass To Twitter Name

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - Is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange running out of time? Perhaps his next target is. The self-described Geopolitical analyst has sparked speculation after adding an hourglass to his Twitter name. Inf…

Huma Abedin DID back up emails to Anthony Weiner's laptop

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www.dailymail.co.uk - Huma Abedin backed up copies of her emails with Hillary Clinton to her pervert husband Anthony Weiner's laptop, DailyMail.com can disclose - conflicting with her account to the FBI and in court that …

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