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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Facebook and Instagram went down and the memes were hilarious

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www.indy100.com - On 20 November 2018, Facebook and Instagram both went down and, needless to say, it caused pandemonium. The two major social media sites were unprecedently down for a few hours leaving everyone panic…

16 Awesome Growth Hacking Tools for a Smart Marketer

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www.dreamgrow.com - For any business or startup, the primary goal in its early years is its growth. Growth hacking enables you to make use of marketing opportunities in an efficient way that drives better results in les…

Autodesk agrees to buy PlanGrid for $875 million

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techcrunch.com - Autodesk announced plans to acquire PlanGrid for $875 million today. The San Francisco startup helped move blueprints from paper to the iPad when it launched in 2011. This digitization of constructio…

Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that are actually pretty good

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techcrunch.com - Black Friday is, for the most part, bad. People are awful, retailers pull all sorts of shenanigans to make it seem like you’re getting a better deal than you are and a lot of people end up buying jun…

LinkedIn launches its own Snapchat Stories. Here’s why it shouldn’t have

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techcrunch.com - The social media singularity continues with the arrival of Snapchat Stories-style slideshows on LinkedIn as the app grasps for relevance with a younger audience. LinkedIn confirms to TechCrunch that …

LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting

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techcrunch.com - A win for privacy on LinkedIn could be a big loss for businesses, recruiters, and anyone else expecting to be able to export the email addresses of their connections. LinkedIn just quietly introduced…

Drone.io, Packet team on free continuous delivery service for open source developers

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techcrunch.com - Drone.io, makers of the open source Drone continuous integration/continuous delivery tool (CI/CD), announced Drone Cloud today, a new CI/CD cloud service that it’s making available for free to open s…

As the FDA moves to ban most flavored e-cigs sold in stores, Juul pushes back harder on copycats

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techcrunch.com - Love Juul or hate it, you can probably appreciate why the e-cigarette company is frustrated. It has grown like gangbusters since the first Juul vaporizer was introduced in 2015, leaving competitors —…

CV Compiler is a robot that fixes your resume to make you more competitive

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techcrunch.com - Machine learning is everywhere now, including recruiting. Take CV Compiler, a new product by Andrew Stetsenko and Alexandra Dosii. This web app uses machine learning to analyze and repair your techni…

How a small French privacy ruling could remake adtech for good

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techcrunch.com - A ruling in late October against a little-known French adtech firm that popped up on the national data watchdog’s website earlier this month is causing ripples of excitement to run through privacy wa…

Facebook has poached the DoJ’s Silicon Valley antitrust chief

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techcrunch.com - Facebook has recruited Kate Patchen, a veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice who led its antitrust office in Silicon Valley, to be a director and associate general counsel of litigation. Patchen …

Apple puts its next generation of AI into sharper focus as it picks up Silk Labs

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s HomePod is a distant third behind Amazon and Google when it comes to market share for smart speakers that double up as home hubs, with less than 5 percent share of the market for these device…

Google Assistant iOS update lets you say ’Hey Siri, OK Google’

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techcrunch.com - Apple probably didn’t intend to let competitors take advantage of Siri Shortcuts this way, but you can now launch Google Assistant on your iPhone by saying “Hey Siri, OK Google” . But don’t expect a …

The GoPro Hero 7 Black is strong, sharp and stabilised

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www.mirror.co.uk - The GoPro Hero 7 Black is the latest version of small ultra high quality portable action cameras. The Black version being the highest tier of the current generation, boasting more features and higher…

HP Elitebook x360 1030 review: Small tweaks made to a stylish work 2-in-1

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arstechnica.com - It has been 10 years since HP launched the original Elitebook, and the company continues to improve upon this already stellar business notebook family. This year's Elitebook x360 1030 is the follow-u…

FCC’s anti-robotext plan would let carriers “censor” texts, advocates warn

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission says it is giving cellular carriers added authority to block text messages, saying the action is needed to protect consumers from spam or robotexts. But critics …

Tetris Effect review: The puzzle game of my dreams—literally

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arstechnica.com - Before I began playing this week's new game, Tetris Effect, I found myself tempted to compare it to other versions of the puzzle series. That's an easy trap to fall into—a bullet-point sorting of twe…

Video: How an 11th-hour decision made Aliens versus Predator a classic

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arstechnica.com - Welcome to the latest edition of "War Stories," where we sit down with video game developers and cajole them into talking about the gameplay design elements that almost broke their brains. In this ep…

Google’s Find My Device now works with indoor maps

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arstechnica.com - If you've ever lost your Android phone, it's usually a help to use Google's "Find My Device" service to see the phone's last known position on a map. As Google Maps get better and better, it makes se…

Nine things I learned from driving a supercar for three days

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arstechnica.com - The email arrived unexpectedly. "I don't think we've ever met, but I'm the PR Manager for McLaren in North America," it began. My pulse quickened as I continued reading. "We've got a 570S Spider that…

Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact’s new demo, leaves us wanting more

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arstechnica.com - BELLEVUE, Washington—Right as this article goes live, Valve Software is taking the wraps off its next video game, Artifact, in a major way. At this weekend's PAX West expo in Seattle, lines of eager …

Introducing Ars Pro, the new Ars Technica subscription program

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arstechnica.com - Later this year, Ars Technica will turn 20 years old. Our success has always been inextricably linked to the dedication of our readers, with 15 million of you arriving each month from around the worl…

Russian 'Bear' Hackers Are Back With New Weapons And Disguises

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www.forbes.com - Russian president Vladimir Putin is believed by U.S. intelligence agencies to have ordered the Fancy Bear hacks on American democratic organizations.AFP/Getty Images AFP/Getty Images The same hacker …

​Can this magic wand teach your kids (or you) to code? | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - As Arthur C Clarke's third law has it, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Cars that drive themselves, speakers that play music when you talk to them, or lightbulbs …

How to Capture and Stitch Panoramas

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www.picturecorrect.com - Capturing and creating panoramas can be as easy as following three simple steps or can become a nightmare if done wrong. Great panoramas will be created if you decide to spend the extra time and foll…

Samsung Bixby 3.0 on Galaxy foldable phone is going to happen

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androidcommunity.com - At a recent developer conference held in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung Electronics focused on Bixby and presented the company’s vision for the virtual assistant. The artificial intelligence solution is…

Google Camera gets Tracking Autofocus, Motion Metering for old Pixel phones

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androidcommunity.com - The Pixel 3 is alive. We may be hearing a lot of problems and issues but we believe Google has all the best intentions when it was designing the phone. Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have potential …

RazerCare Essential for laptops, Razer Phones extends warranty

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androidcommunity.com - While waiting for something new from Razer, here’s one good news that will make you smile. That is, if you’re already a Razer product owner. The company has introduced a protection plan that will giv…

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G variant may have six cameras in total

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be the South Korean tech giant’s 10th Anniversary flagship offering. There will be three (or four!) variants to be introduced in the first quarter of 2019. Another one may…

Moto Z4 may be equipped with Snapdragon 8150, 5G Moto Mod support

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androidcommunity.com - Next year will be an interesting and breath-taking year for Motorola. The Lenovo-owned brand has seen a number of not so good things this 2018. For one, the Moto X5 has been canceled already. Some em…

Data Privacy and Ads Drive Customer Dissatisfaction, ACSI Data Shows

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loyalty360.org - Customer satisfaction with social media has fallen 1.4 percent to a score of 72 on a 100 point scale, according to the latest data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Their 2018 E-B…

Google Given $5.1 Billion Fine by the EU in Android Antitrust Case

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loyalty360.org - Alphabet Inc.’s Google was hit with a $5.1 billion fine from the European Union over what the EU calls an abuse of the Android operating system. The decision mark’s the EU’s biggest antitrust fine to…

ExxonMobil Rewards + Loyalty Program Enhances CX

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loyalty360.org - ExxonMobil has launched the Exxon Mobil Rewards + Loyalty program, which enables customers to earn and redeem points on fuel, car washes, and convenience store purchases at participating Exxon and Mo…

Kobie Marketing Finds That Brands Need to Understand Their Customers

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loyalty360.org - Kate Hogenson, Strategic Loyalty Consultant at Kobie Marketing, sat down with Loyalty360 to discuss the firm’s research into customer loyalty and engagement. What went into the construction of the cu…

Loyalty360 Reads: November 15th, 2018

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loyalty360.org - Monmouthshire Building Society Selects Unisys to Provide Digital Banking Services Unisys Corporation has announced that Monmouthshire Building Society (MBS) has selected Unisys’ omnichannel banking p…

Cheetah Digital Acquires Stellar Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - Cheetah Digital, a cross-channel marketing software company, has acquired Stellar Loyalty, a provider of cloud-based customer engagement and loyalty software. One of the latter company’s solutions, t…

Successful Brands Evolve Within a Disrupted Environment: A Perspective by Loyalty360 Members

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loyalty360.org - Because technology progresses rapidly, the systems and processes that brands use to reach their customers, to analyze their customers’ behaviors, and to predict what their customers want evolve as we…

Your Instagram Profile Will Soon Get More Cluttered - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Profile pages on Instagram are getting a new look, soon. Instagram today announced somewhat of a major redesign for profiles on the platform, rearranging a bunch of things around. The upcoming change…

Bad News for iPhone Sales Just Keeps Piling On - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - From space, Apple Park kind of looks like a giant zero. In what is now a rolling tsunami of bad news for the latest iPhones, Apple’s biggest manufacturer is trimming $3 billion in expenses related to…

Announcing the 2018 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey

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moz.com - It has been another year (and a half) since the last publication of the Local Search Ranking Factors, and local search continues to see significant growth and change. The biggest shift this year is h…

Report: Facebook Hires Top Antitrust Lawyer to 'Prepare for War' with Trump Administration | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - According to Business Insider, Patchen, who worked at the Department of Justice for fourteen years, “joined Facebook as director and associate general counsel of litigation,” changing her LinkedIn to…

Four Tips for Creating a Website Users Trust – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - It seems like every day we’re hearing about a new online security breach. From mega-retailers like Target to tech giants like Facebook, online security is a major issue and giant concern for consumer…

It’s Black Friday Week on Copyblogger: Get Great Deals on Premium Marketing Education – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - Somehow, we’ve nearly reached the end of the year. If you’re in the U.S., this week is all about gratitude, eating too much pie, perhaps a bit of shopping, and, let’s face it, more pie. For those out…

Social Media Marketing Campaign Tips For Success

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iim.internetinfomedia.com - Many people visit social media sites multiple times a part of their daily lives. They check their favorite sites multiple times daily. How can you get involved with these potential audience? This art…

How To Profit From Facebook Marketing – Tips To Use Now

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duracmarketing.com - Facebook is a very popular site across the world. But, it can also be used to boost business. There are quite a few options you can use when it comes to sharing your business. The following tips will…

Need Best Webhosting Advice? Look To These Top Tips!

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agentmonhost.com - Like other things in life, there are downsides, and the same applies to web page hosting. The following tips for choosing the process of picking a web host. You need to decide whether shared or dedic…

What We Can Learn from Prince William's Speech on Social Media

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thriveglobal.com - If you’ve ever felt lonely or isolated after spending long periods of time scrolling through social media, you’re not alone. Prince William and Kate Middleton paid a visit to the BBC Broadcasting Hou…

The best Black Friday smart home bundles you can buy this week

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www.cnet.com - Black Friday is coming up in just a few days, and it's one of the best times of the year to buy in on smart home devices. With deals aplenty from retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmar…

Ford teaming up with Walmart and Postmates on robot deliveries

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www.impactlab.net - Self-driving vehicles delivering groceries in Miami Ford is joining forces with Walmart and Postmates to create a grocery delivery service using self-driving vehicles in Miami, the companies announce…

Careers – US, UK and Poland – Egnyte

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www.egnyte.com - Egnyte is looking for a high-energy individual who is experienced in working on SaaS products and leading top-notch engineers. You will work on Egnyte Protect which is a brand new SaaS product in the…

Introducing Osore: Sararīman Lightroom Presets

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abduzeedo.com - Today is a little special for me, I wanted to share my latest side-project/product with you guys on ABDZ. Introducing Osore: SararÄ«man Adobe Lightroom Presets, launching with four presets fully custo…

PCL Construction - Success Story

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www.egnyte.com - With original roots reaching back to 1906, PCL is a group of independent construction companies in Canada, Australia, the Caribbean and the United States that carry out diverse operations in the civi…

Walmart is using virtual reality to train its workforce for Black Friday

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www.vox.com - Staring down a seemingly endless aisle of products, including an entire grocery store-within-a-store, it seems like the shopping never ends at Walmart’s Santa Clarita Supercenter, 30 miles north of d…

Digital Strategies For Shopping Cart Abandonment

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www.forbes.com - Imagine this: You have a website that has an online store. You've stocked up on inventory, set up your fulfillment strategy, created an online advertising campaign and all of your goals in analytics,…

Bundling for Retail: How to Package Products Together for More Sales

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www.shopify.com - Every retailer shares a common goal: to earn more revenue. The ways which retailers go about meeting that goal vary. Some prefer to focus on their customer loyalty program. Others turn to leverage th…

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