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Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Ember.js: Ember 3.0 Released

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emberjs.com - Today the Ember project is releasing version 3.0.0 of Ember.js, Ember Data, and Ember CLI. Ember 3.0 doesn't introduce any new functionality, instead it focuses the framework by removing long-depreca…

The browser for a web worth protecting

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blog.google - The web is an incredible asset. It’s an engine for innovation, a platform for sharing, and a universal gateway to information. When we built Chrome, we wanted to create a way for people to interact w…

5 Easy Ways to Sell On Social Media Using Images

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kimgarst.com - The topic of using social media to sell your products or services is one that is covered often by pretty much every social media ‘expert’ out there. But selling on social media using images? That’s n…

RealWear raises $17M as it looks to take a simpler approach to enterprise AR headgear

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techcrunch.com - As the augmented reality industry slowly matures and those within it look to realize the path to ubiquity that they have been preaching, it turns out that they’re showing more appreciation for the vi…

iHeartUs helps couples grow their relationship

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techcrunch.com - Today’s Valentines Day, and while it’s become a consumer-driven holiday, it’s also a day where many couples take stock of their relationship. iHeartUs, a new app for couples, is launching today to he…

Orbi Outdoor Satellite adds Wi-Fi coverage to your back yard

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techcrunch.com - I’m a big fan of the Netgear Orbi line of mesh access points and now there’s more to love. Netgear is now shipping the RBS50Y, a new satellite that is weatherproof and allows you to add coverage to y…

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Viva Technology conference

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techcrunch.com - Third time is a charm. Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short) hosted its kick-off press conference to present this year’s event. And this year is going to be quite special for TechCrunch as well b…

Pinterest will finally let you rearrange your pins

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techcrunch.com - Good morning and happy Wednesday, everyone! Here is a thing that falls under Today In Very Good Things: Pinterest is going to, finally, finally, let you move pins around on your boards. This seems re…

How Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow

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techcrunch.com - Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will go live tomorrow. It’s the first time Google will automatically block some ads in Chrome, but while quite a few online publishers are fretting about this move, as a …

Workast raises cash to expand beyond Slack with its message-based task management toolkit

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techcrunch.com - Workast, the popular Slack-based task management toolkit, is looking to expand its messaging horizons. The company, which answered the prayers of everyone who was sick of working with Asana and other…

August’s Smart Locks proved to be the key to my smarthome puzzle

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techcrunch.com - When smart home tech first started coming out, I was hopeful, but also skeptical. It seemed overly complicated, with too many hoops to jump through and a relative inability to meld old and new for si…

Facebook should actually be Tinder too

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techcrunch.com - There’s beauty in the double-blind opt-in. That’s the way you match with someone on Tinder. You like them, they like you, you both find out and get connected. But to date the feature’s largely been t…

Stealth Security reels in $8 million investment from Shasta Ventures to root out bad bots

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techcrunch.com - We live in world where bots are operating all over the internet. Like Glenda in the Wizard of Oz asking Dorothy if she is a good witch or a bad witch, network admins simply want to determine if a bot…

Headshot: A visual history of first-person shooters

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arstechnica.com - Many of us are familiar with the first-person shooter (FPS) creation myth—that it materialized fully formed in the minds of id Software founders John Carmack and John Romero shortly before they devel…

Microsoft’s compiler-level Spectre fix shows how hard this problem will be to solve

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arstechnica.com - The Meltdown and Spectre attacks that use processor speculative execution to leak sensitive information have resulted in a wide range of software changes to try to limit the scope for harm. Many of t…

“Troll” loses Cloudflare lawsuit, has weaponized patent invalidated

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arstechnica.com - "Abstract ideas are not patentable," US District Judge Vincent Chhabria wrote in a Monday order. The case revolved around US Patent No. 6,453,335, which describes providing a "third party data channe…

Keep playing, keep paying: Ubisoft seeks games with “longterm engagement”

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arstechnica.com - For a long time, Ubisoft was known for cranking out annual or near-annual releases in popular franchises like Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Far Cry, the Tom Clancy games, and more. Now, though, the c…

US Senator demands review of loot box policies, citing potential harm

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arstechnica.com - Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) sent an open letter to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) today urging the industry's self-regulatory body to "review the completeness of the board's ratings p…

A potent botnet is exploiting a critical router bug that may never be fixed

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arstechnica.com - A Dasan Networks router similar to this one is under active exploit by the potent Satori botnet. A fast-moving botnet that turns routers, cameras, and other types of Internet-connected devices into p…

The 2018 Toyota Camry might be proof most people don’t care about cars

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arstechnica.com - Toyota obviously used a better photographer than me for its stock images, but I also think it's a much more challenging-looking car in silver than white. There's a lot going on down the sides, from t…

30 Unique Design Tools to Make Working Easier in 2018

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onextrapixel.com - I’m hoping that something on this list will catch your eye and enable you to work a little bit more swiftly and easily. I know we don’t all work the same or have the same processes, which is why I ma…

Google experiment writes IM replies for you, lets you send them with a tap

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arstechnica.com - Google's "smart reply" feature in Android is a pretty neat application of machine learning. Google's servers scan your incoming text messages or emails and writes replies for you. Smart replies hang …

US Intelligence Chiefs Agree Huawei Is Not to Be Trusted—Even as FBI Pushes for Backdoors

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gizmodo.com - Between the Russia scandal, Robert Mueller’s special investigation, and high-ranking officials seemingly stepping down left and right, the United States government hasn’t exactly presented a united f…

Three teaser videos show possible new features of Galaxy S9

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androidcommunity.com - We’re a couple of weeks away from the official announcement of the new Samsung flagship but now we have three official videos from their Korea YouTube channel that may hint at three features for the …

Chrome to start blocking ads on sites that violate Better Ads Standards

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androidcommunity.com - As much as we would like to never see ads on the websites we browse, we all know that’s impossible. And we have to admit, some ads are actually not that annoying and may even lead us to something we …

Samsung Galaxy S9 to open the ‘LTE gigabit era’ with Exynos 9810 chip

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androidcommunity.com - According to reports from Korea, Samsung’s upcoming flagship devices – the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus – will “usher in the LTE Gigabit Era”. Up to now, very few devices have been confirmed to cros…

HOW TO: Manage your phone’s app permissions so that your device remains secure

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androidcommunity.com - There’s one big gaping hole in Android’s security and privacy, and it’s something that the geniuses and software programmers at Google can never fix – it’s the users who manage app permissions. You s…

Racing Toward Mobile Payments

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty programs help drive mobile wallet adoption I was speaking with a venture investor friend of mine recently who reminded me that predicting the future is not really that difficult. The challeng…

Smartphone Charging Stations Are 21st Century Drinking Fountains

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www.loyalty360.org - When a guest comes to your house, you greet them and ask: would you like a glass of water? You offer them an essential human amenity to help make them feel welcomed. What elemental amenities do shopp…

Tips for Avoiding the Spam Black Hole

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www.loyalty360.org - Email can be a powerful way to market your business, keep in touch with prospects, and keep engaging with loyal customers. But your emails can only be opened if they land in your contacts’ inboxes. S…

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…

Understand the Capabilities of Your Organization Before Launching a Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - Understanding the capabilities of your organization is one of the key components when a brand considers launching a loyalty program. This was one of the overarching messages from Tuesday’s Loyalty360…

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…

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 …

Organizational culture polarities hold the key to a healthy culture | Jesse Lyn Stoner

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seapointcenter.com - Too much of a good thing brings out its downside. Ever had too much team time? It makes you long for a solo vacation on a desert island. One of the best portrayals of “too much of a good thing” was i…

Microsoft Ships the First Redstone 5 Build, Launches Windows App Previews - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is today shipping the first Windows 10 Redstone 5 to a small group of Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. The company is nearing the release of Redstone 4, which is yet to have an official n…

Unleash the Power of Geotargeting for Your Facebook Ads

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www.adweek.com - From sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram to curated Stories on Snapchat, social media advertising is growing and infiltrating almost every virtual corner of smart devices. According to Invesp…

5 Reasons Why Demographic Targeting Is Out and Behavioral Targeting Is In for 2018

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www.adweek.com - Between Generation X, millennials and Gen Y, marketers are getting pulled in every direction. Take the millennial segment of 18- to 34-year-olds. At 18, you’re likely starting college; at 23, you’re …

PragerU: Who Will Google Silence Next?

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www.dailywire.com - "Who will Google silence next?" asks Prager University in a new video in which the conservative non-profit presents the sobering details behind the tech giant’s "restricted mode" feature on the video…

Google Chrome's Valentine's Day Massacre of Bad Ads Is Only the Beginning

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www.adweek.com - In 1929, the slaying of seven gangsters in the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre delivered a wake-up call to Chicagoans and the American public about the destructive effects of Chicago’s notorious gangs…

Why Brand Love Has to Go Beyond Algorithms to be Real

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www.adweek.com - An interviewer surprised me not long ago with the question: “How does ‘brand love’ compare to personal relationships between individuals?” The term ‘brand love’ is not one that I’ve used a lot but I …

3 Marketing Trends to Watch

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www.businessadministrationinformation.com - In a nutshell: These are the cutting-edge trends that will shape marketing today and in the future. If you can’t adapt – and quickly – you’ll be left behind. New tools, technologies and methods are a…

SMX West is coming! Here’s everything you need to know

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searchengineland.com - Search Engine Land’s SMX® West is just five weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be an exceptional show. You can expect the quality content, speakers, networking activities and meals for which SMX even…

Google Engineer Lists 4 Powerful Reasons Why Sites Should Upgrade to HTTPS - Search Engine Journal

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www.searchenginejournal.com - Over the weekend a Google engineer on Google’s Chrome development team made a powerful statement on Twitter listing four reasons why HTTPS is important to all web publishers and their site visitors. …

A link-building case study: Using brand mentions and competitive linking tactics

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searchengineland.com - Today I want to showcase a successful link-building campaign we conducted for a new website and walk through the process in the event others may learn and benefit from what we did. This campaign laun…

Google’s Big Ad-Blocking Update Comes to Chrome Tomorrow: Here’s What We Know

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gizmodo.com - It’s been in the works for nearly a year and Google’s great ad-pocalypse is now upon us. On Thursday, the Chrome browser will begin to automatically filter out ads that don’t meet certain quality sta…

Why Retail is the New Data Industry... And Other Important Tech Trends - Cox BLUE

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www.cio.com - At massive tech conferences like CES, SXSW, Web Summit or even Dreamforce, data is at the core of many innovations and conversations. But it’s time we add another annual event to that list: The Natio…

How to Use Facebook Lead Ads for More Prospects : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you used Facebook lead ads? With the arrival of Facebook Zero, pages will effectively see little or no organic reach without some form of ad budget. The money you spend needs to show a return. I…

What You Should Know About YouTube Display Advertising & How to Create a Great Ad

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instapage.com - Daily, one third of all people on the internet watch billions of hours of video on YouTube, amassing billions upon billions of views. On mobile alone, the platform reaches more 18-49 year-olds than a…

Why People-Based Marketing Is the Next Must-Have Strategy for Lead Generation

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instapage.com - Traditionally, marketing involved one of two approaches. The first was to broadcast your message far and wide so that your target audience would have the opportunity to see it online. Much of this wa…

We Asked AdWords Experts: What are the Most Underrated AdWords Features?

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instapage.com - If you’ve ever spoken with an AdWords specialist from Google, you’ve likely heard them say “increase your bids” and “optimize for mobile” to increase your ad rank. The AdWords platform itself is cons…

Make More Money With These Great Internet Marketing Tips!

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durac.info - If you’re personally honest with your Web marketing, you should be ready to admit that money is your motivation. You may be thinking about the freedom of setting your own hours, have some passion abo…

Facebook is pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app

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techcrunch.com - Onavo Protect, the VPN client from the data-security app maker acquired by Facebook back in 2013, has now popped up in the Facebook iOS app itself, under the banner “Protect” in the navigation menu. …

Handy Information About The World Of Facebook Marketing

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duracmarketing.com - Great marketing is a boon for business, and Facebook is an essential tool for marketing these days. This platform can help speed up the success of your company. The following article will teach you t…

How to Leap Into Digital Dexterity - CXO Weekly

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robllewellyn.com - As the digital era takes shape, executives are faced with strategic challenges, which they are unaccustomed to dealing with. It is clear that simply adopting digital technology in a siloed manner is …

Digital Disruption Common Sense

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cxo-transform.com - Facebook took 3.5 years to acquire 50 million customers, Whatsapp took 15 months, Angry Birds took 15 days. Since 1995 when Clay Christensen and Joe Bower published the HBR article Disruptive Technol…

Boston Dynamics robots can now hold the door for its friends

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www.theverge.com - The most rewarding YouTube upload notification I ever opted into, without exception, is for the Boston Dynamics channel. With each semi-monthly notification ping comes a video of some new way that th…

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