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Friday, February 2, 2018

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Leaked Document Appears to Show NSA Infiltrated Cryptos, Tor, VPN - Bitcoin News

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news.bitcoin.com - A photograph posted on imageboard 4chan appears to show a leaked 21 August 2017 memorandum from the US Army Cyber Protection Brigade. The document alludes to the US Army teaming with the National Sec…

You'd Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users

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www.nirandfar.com - Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head scratching. Tech-watchers asked if the wor…

Spotify debuts a new Songwriter Credits feature on desktop

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techcrunch.com - Spotify addressed one of the long-standing complaints about its service with the introduction of a new songwriter credits feature, which is initially available on the Spotify desktop app. The streami…

Tesla to help build on-site charging stations for its first Semi customers

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techcrunch.com - Tesla is going to be working with its first pilot customers for its all-electric Semi truck to build charging stations at their shipping facilities, Reuters reports. We know relatively little about h…

This is the ultimate Super Bowl smart home setup

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techcrunch.com - Do you like to watch football? How about the biggest game of the year – which happens on February 4 (aka this Sunday)? If yes to either of these, then you’re in luck: I can tell you how to get the mo…

To fight propaganda, YouTube will now label state-funded news broadcasts in the U.S.

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techcrunch.com - YouTube today said it’s launching a change to its service that will offer viewers more transparency around where news broadcasters get their funding. According to a company announcement, YouTube will…

Digital minister’s app lands on data watchdog’s radar after privacy cock-up

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techcrunch.com - UK digital minister Matt Hancock, who’s currently busy with legislative updates to the national data protection framework, including to bring it in line with the EU’s strict new privacy regime, nonet…

Microsoft starts selling a $799 Surface Laptop

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techcrunch.com - Here’s a pretty good way to help spark sales in the post-holiday doldrums of early February. This week, Microsoft rolled a handful of new configurations that drop the entry level pricing on a few of …

Slite looks to build a new smarter notes tool for internal teams

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve ever tried to collaborate on a document (or any kind of note, really) with coworkers or anyone else, you’re probably using something along the lines of Dropbox Paper or Google Docs — but th…

How to Master Blogging Skills And Be Successful

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pegfitzpatrick.com - Whether you’re thinking about starting a blog, just getting started, or have had a blog running for a few years it’s important to look for ways to boost your blogging skills. Blogging is an important…

Comcast accused of demanding $3.5 million “punitive ransom” from rival

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arstechnica.com - A cable company that competes against Comcast says it was forced "to pay a punitive ransom totaling nearly $3.5 million" in order to keep airing Comcast-owned TV programming. Wave Broadband, which ha…

Elon Musk sells 10,000 flamethrowers in 48 hours [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - Over the last 15 years, Elon Musk's companies have had a big impact on the rocket, electric car, and battery markets. This weekend, Musk entered yet another new market: flamethrowers. Musk's Boring C…

Sony’s savior CEO stepping down; fate of some products now up in the air

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arstechnica.com - Hirai is perhaps best known to the general public for his role in the PlayStation business, which is where the majority of his background with the company lies. He was involved in developing the Play…

There’s a new Adobe Flash 0day, and up-and-coming hackers are exploiting it

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arstechnica.com - An increasingly sophisticated hacking group is exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe's Flash Player that lets them take full control of infected machines, researchers said Friday. The critical…

A Constructive Guide to Up-Skilling in 2018 | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - For years now, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to go about investing in myself. As an individual focused and working professionally in the tech industry, up-skilling is par…

How to Make Sure Your LinkedIn Account Is Secure : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you reviewed your security and privacy settings recently? While LinkedIn is valuable for building your professional presence, it’s important to be conscious of your individual privacy and securi…

Scan Your Social Profiles Like a Potential Employer Will

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twocents.lifehacker.com - If you’re in the market for a new job or just want to keep your social presence on lock, there’s a new tool that makes it easier to find posts that you might not want your future boss to see. BrandYo…

AI Robots Mock Verizon Customer in Sprint Super Bowl Spot

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adage.com - Sprint revealed its 60-second spot for the Super Bowl on Thursday, or just one day after releasing two teasers about its plans for the big game. Creative agency Droga5 produced the video, which shows…

Google’s revolutionary new “Codeless AI” lets non programmers build their own AI’s

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www.fanaticalfuturist.com - WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI will help revolutionise every corner of society and Google is helping democratise the technology so everyone, with any capability, programmers and non programmers, can bu…

A New Edition of <em>Monopoly</em> Encourages You to Scam Everyone

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mentalfloss.com - Has the process of interacting with other human beings become too much for you, but you don’t have the heart to ditch your social obligations completely? Then you’ll be very interested in what virtua…

Pepsi partners with Google’s WebVR to go back in time to past ads

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androidcommunity.com - The Super Bowl weekend is almost upon us and that means a lot of marketing gimmicks from brands that have the money to actually place expensive ads during the most famous American football game of th…

Noon Home can now be integrated with Google Home, Assistant

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re using the Noon Home system to control your light bulbs at home and you also have Google Home to make your life even smarter, then you’ll be happy to know that the two can now play together.…

Alcatel 3V promo video published before MWC 2018

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androidcommunity.com - The Alcatel 3V was once named as a 2018 flagship phone a few months ago. It was actually listed for pre-order on Amazon as early as last week before its official unveiling at the Mobile World Congres…

Here’s a list of Samsung devices that may receive Android Oreo update

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androidcommunity.com - A couple of weeks ago, we gladly shared with you a list of all the Android 8.0 Oreo updates available we know so far. We know it’s not complete but it doesn’t matter now since more devices are being …

SmartJoin Innovative Customer Engagement Tool from CodeBroker

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www.loyalty360.org - Dan Slavin, CEO of CodeBroker, a provider of mobile marketing solutions, believes that his company’s innovative new tool, SmartJoin, can add a myriad of customer loyalty benefits to marketers. Loyalt…

Customer Engagement Love Story: Shopbop

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www.loyalty360.org - I’m a marketer (for a company that makes software for other marketers), but I’m also a consumer. The two sides are intertwined. For better or for worse, I can’t turn the marketer off while I shop. Th…

Major Technology Company Translates Customer Satisfaction to Customer Loyalty — and Better Business

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www.loyalty360.org - Challenge: The company develops embedded and mobile software and operating systems that are used in hundreds of millions of devices worldwide: from smart phones and pacemakers to TV set-top boxes and…

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…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: February 2 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Lipstick on a pig. Or, Microsoft’s Windows 10 support policy. Credit: Ixocactus Because we get much closer to Spring every day, this edition of Short Takes corporate earnings from Microsoft, Google, …

How Brands Can Stand Out on Instagram

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www.adweek.com - Instagram appears to be surpassing Facebook in terms of popularity, indicating a significant shift in social media. Who knew that this photo-sharing application would become one of the most popular a…

iOS Or Android - Which Operating System Is Better For Gaming? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - From business moments made happen, to planning, plotting, trolling, invoicing, vlogging, re-coloring (adult styles), insta-pics, insta-stories, tweeting, and yes even social gaming – everything is al…

Four new search trends in mobile app discovery

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searchengineland.com - Recently, Google reported 80 percent of users churn within three months of downloading an app. Meanwhile, over on TechCrunch, a study showed people only interact with a total of 30 apps per month. Th…

Who wins? Google & Bing's ‘Super Bowl ad’ search results are quite different

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searchengineland.com - Searches for “Super Bowl ads” are about to heat up as we head into Sunday. People turning to Google and Bing for information about the official Super Bowl Lii commercials will find very different tre…

Apple, Once Again, Has Bad Case of iPhone Price Jitters

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www.newsmax.com - Apple is making more money than ever, but it still doesn't seem to be enough to keep everyone happy. Not with conspiracy theories swirling around Apple's secret slowdown of older iPhones while a clou…

Why Microsoft Office is a bigger productivity drain than Candy Crush Saga

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timharford.com - A few weeks before Christmas, an impish chart appeared on the Bank of England’s unofficial blog. It compared plunging productivity with the soaring shipments of smartphones. Typical productivity grow…

An Amazon customer posted a video of her hair dryer blowing out fire — watch the horrific footage

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www.thisisinsider.com - Online shopping can come with some risks, but an Amazon customer's recent purchase is going viral for being particularly dangerous. On Monday, a woman named Erika Augthun Shoolbred from Spartanburg, …

10 Must Have Products Going Viral in 2018

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www.gadgettours.com - Every once in a while, a gadget is unveiled that reminds us that we’re living in the future--one where technological capability has finally exceeded usefulness. Like toilets that flush by voice comma…

Nintendo's New Labo Lets You Build Cardboard Toys for the Switch

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interestingengineering.com - In an escalating arms race to capture the attention of an entire generation of gamers, video game companies have created some impressive technological innovations. At the industry's inception, better…

Iphone Tips Many People Don't Know About

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Your apple iphone is typically a very efficient gadget for enhancing your presence with every one of its helpful applications as well as curves, provided you comprehend how you can utilize them. Maki…

New Service, Same Old Equifax: Credit Locking App Freezes Up

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www.nytimes.com - The home screen said, “Your Equifax credit report — you’re in charge.” (Nope, not until we can opt out of the credit reporting system altogether. But we digress.) Before you start trying to lock your…

Brand Loyalty To Be Tested In The Internet Of Things Era

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www.forbes.com - The value of a brand will be redefined in the digital era. The rise of machine-aided commerce ushered in by the Internet of Things (IoT) era will widen the gap between products that are a reflection …

Building a YouTube Channel to 100K Subscribers & Beyond

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www.ecommercefuel.com - He left the law profession to start GentlemensGazette.com, his own line of classic men’s goods. He’s also a YouTube Wizard and has built a channel with more than 125,000 subscribers, no small feat in…

The Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2017: Countdown, Part 1

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www.crmbuyer.com - Something very interesting is happening in the world of CRM blogs: CRM is becoming less and less of a subject. Oh, it's in there -- it's just being elbowed to the back of the stage by a whole host of…

Web Designer Woes: 5 More Costly Web Design Mistakes of 2017 | Redstage Worldwide

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redstage.com - The cornerstone of good UX is simplicity. As Redstage’s Creative Director Adam Piken says, “Don’t assume all your customers understand what a ‘Continue’ button does or what a ‘hamburger’ icon means… …

13 Innovative Mobile Shopping Apps | Practical Ecommerce

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www.practicalecommerce.com - By observing mobile shopping apps, merchants can discover new shopping features that resonate with consumers. Here is a list of innovative mobile shopping apps. There are marketplaces, curated produc…

SEO: How to Identify High Rankings That Produce No Clicks | Practical Ecommerce

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www.practicalecommerce.com - Google’s AdWords Keyword Planner is helpful for keyword research, as are many third-party tools. But Google Search Console can also identify keyword optimization opportunities. I’ll explain in this …

IRUK Top 500 12 approaches to customer experience, logistics and delivery - InternetRetailing

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internetretailing.net - We’ve rounded up some effective approaches to the customer experience and to logistics, looking at Top500 retailers for examples of best practice. Retailers that want to meet their shoppers’ needs ar…

Why Businesses Must Co-opt Shadow IT

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it.tmcnet.com - Denial has proven futile. Once just a worrisome trend, shadow IT has grown into a monster. The aptly named phenomenon, a known risk of data breaches and financial liabilities, pits information techno…

The Top 3 Super Bowl Ads of All Time and Why We Still Love Them

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www.entrepreneur.com - Over the years, car manufacturers have been some of the most extravagant spenders on Super Bowl advertising. Unfortunately for them, the impact and effectiveness of their commercials have often left …

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