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Friday, November 2, 2018

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Palm phone review: an idea whose time may never come

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techcrunch.com - For such a tiny device, Palm’s got a heavy lift. On the face of it, the self-titled first product from the new startup with a familiar name isn’t too radical a departure from the smartphone set. In f…

Hacked Facebook private messages for sale

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www.bbc.co.uk - Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts. The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 12…

Backblaze talks about their B2 Cloud Storage at NAB NY 2018 | ProductionHUB

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www.productionhub.com - An interview from the 2018 NAB Show in New York City with Skip Levens of Backblaze. Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs with security, scalability and usability backgrounds, Backblaze's mission…

Satya Nadella: The cloud is going to move underwater

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that underwater server farms are part of the company's plans for future data centers. Microsoft has been experimenting with underwater servers for some time. Project …

ZTE smartphone goes to extremes to kill the notch, adds rear secondary display

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arstechnica.com - There's a big 6.26-inch display on the front, and a 5.1-inch display on the back. While the back can be used for a selfie viewfinder or for a design. There are two side fingerprint readers on the lef…

Village Global’s accelerator introduces founders to Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Eric Schmidt and more

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techcrunch.com - Village Global is leveraging its network of tech luminaries to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. The $100 million early-stage venture capital firm, which counts Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Fa…

Apple News will launch a real-time election results hub on November 6

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techcrunch.com - Apple is preparing to launch a new way for its customers to track election results. The company, on 8 PM ET on November 6, will swap out the existing Midterm Elections section in the Apple News app, …

How the Apple Watch changed the world

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techcrunch.com - In 2015 Switzerland was fucked. This blunt belief, grunted out by Apple’s Jony Ive and repeated by the media as a death knell for the watch industry, seemed to define a sad truth: that the Swiss watc…

GM is getting into the electric bike business

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techcrunch.com - General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to…

Sequoia leads $10M round for home improvement negotiator Setter

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techcrunch.com - Setter is now available in Toronto and San Francisco, with seven-plus jobs booked per customer per year costing an average of over $500 each, with 70% repeat customers. With the fresh cash, it can gr…

TikTok surpassed Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & YouTube in downloads last month

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techcrunch.com - Beijing-based ByteDance’s 2017 acquisition of tween and teen-focused social app Musical.ly is paying off. The company this year merged Musical.ly with its own short video app TikTok as a means of ent…

Diablo Immortal on phones, WarCraft 3: Reforged top BlizzCon’s announcements

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arstechnica.com - Announcements of a brand-new, smartphone-only Diablo and a remastered WarCraft 3 headlined a news-filled BlizzCon keynote presentation on Friday. The talk focused on games across Blizzard Entertainme…

Diablo III leads our list of older games born anew on Nintendo Switch

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arstechnica.com - If you're interested in a review of Diablo III: Eternal Edition for the Nintendo Switch, here's a quick one. The new version, out on Friday for $59.99, is still Diablo III. The game's existing versio…

Free Flickr accounts slashed to 1,000 pictures; the rest will be deleted

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arstechnica.com - Venerable photo sharing site Flickr has announced that from January 8, 2019, free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos or videos. Any content above that limit will be deleted, starting February 5…

Before crucial holiday season, Nintendo struggles as Sony shines

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arstechnica.com - Let's start with Nintendo, which recently announced worldwide shipments of 3.2 million Switch systems in the July through September quarter. The good news is, that's up slightly from the 2.93 million…

Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink

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arstechnica.com - Lenovo's quirky Yoga Book is back with some significant updates for 2018. The original Yoga Book was a unique hybrid of a tablet sporting a "halo" keyboard panel with no actual keys and a real paper …

Proposed data privacy law could send company execs to prison for 20 years

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arstechnica.com - A US senator has proposed a privacy law that could issue steep fines to companies and send their top executives to prison for up to 20 years if they violate Americans' privacy. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.…

Crypto Investing May Have Finally Met Its Tinder Match - CoinDesk

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www.coindesk.com - Crypto needs a killer app and a better sales pitch. "The average consumer just doesn't care about decentralization," Jeff Morris, Jr., an under-the-radar venture investor in the crypto space, told Co…

A Short Guide to Screen Reader Friendly Code – Hacker Noon

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benrobertson.io - If you want to have an accessible website you have to make sure it works with screen readers. What is a screen reader, you ask? A screen reader is a piece of software that reads the contents of a com…

How to Know When It’s Time to Show People Your Creative Work

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medium.com - For a number of years, I reported on the advertising industry, covering some ad agencies known for their creativity and some known for making more predictable, unexciting ads. I noticed that at the l…

5 Simple Windows Security Tips You've Got No Excuse to Ignore

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gizmodo.com - Computer security doesn’t really have to be hard. Some of the smallest, simplest measures can be the most effective in keeping your devices secure—they won’t take long, they’re easy to do, and you do…

Audience targeting service Simulmedia launches ‘first’ direct-to-consumer ad marketplace for linear TV - MarTech Today

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martechtoday.com - One of the most innovative consequences of digital marketing and e-commerce has been the growth of direct-to-consumer products. Building on the direct-marketed trails blazed by Ginsu knives and Time …

What The Future Of IoT And 5G May Look Like

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www.forbes.com - The upcoming 5G wireless network technology is promised to be responsive, fast and power efficient. And companies, for the most part, are compelled to upgrade their networks to stay on par with the c…

Vote.org tries static billboards, print ads in college papers and SMS to reach the unreachable - MarTech Today

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martechtoday.com - How do you reach a demographic that doesn’t watch cable TV, blocks online ads and isn’t too keen on email, for a product that has a hard launch date? That, essentially, is the marketing challenge fac…

Some OnePlus 6T features come to OnePlus 6 through OxygenOS update

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androidcommunity.com - Even if you’re not buying the OnePlus 6T which just went on sale today, you have much to be happy about if you’re a OnePlus 6 owner. That’s because several features from the former are also now avail…

Flickr changes to start rolling out by 2018

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androidcommunity.com - Flickr found itself once again being under new owners. That’s because of the Verizon acquisition of Yahoo which led to the transfer to their current owner, SmugMug. But because they sort of share the…

Revry Collaborates With dotstudioPRO To Improve Content Engagement

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loyalty360.org - Revry, the global queer digital entertainment network, has re-launched its OTT service in partnership with leading OTT provider dotstudioPRO. Addressing shifting OTT trends, Revry now offers multiple…

Loyalty360 Reads: October 31st, 2018

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loyalty360.org - Evergage Expands Platform with Machine Learning Products Evergage, which offers a personalization and customer data platform, has announced two machine learning products to improve brands’ personal…

Retail Trends: Machine Learning and Augmented Reality

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loyalty360.org - In the future of retail, where technology will be an enabler of convenience and experience, the possibilities are endless for creative marketers to stand above and apart from competing brands. When r…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: November 2 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Because it’s summer in November, this edition of Short Takes looks at cloud comparisons, Chinese software piracy, Microsoft loves the military, LinkedIn employees love Google, and much, more more. Is…

Apple Will No Longer Report Hardware Sales Figures - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Signaling that its the era of unit sales growth has come to an end, Apple this week said that it would be much less transparent about device sales. News of the change came during Apple’s financial re…

Fiasco - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft’s inability to ship a functional version of Windows 10 version 1809 is embarrassing. Its inability to communicate what’s happening is unacceptable. Complaining about this kind of ineptitude…

The Weird Saga of the Gaming Conference Hosting Steve Bannon

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www.wired.com - The International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, a relatively niche academic symposium in its 15th year, is embroiled in a white-hot controversy over its keynote speaker…

Samsung's 'foldable phone' leak reveals more details about its screen

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metro.co.uk - The internet is awash with rumours around Samsung’s forthcoming foldable smartphone. According to some leaks, it could be revealed at some point this month – which would really throw the average gadg…

Apple Warns on Holiday Sales, Sending Value below $1 Trillion

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www.newsmax.com - Apple Inc on Thursday warned that sales for the crucial holiday quarter would likely miss Wall Street expectations, which Chief Executive Tim Cook blamed on weakness in emerging markets and foreign e…

Learn how to win at SEO for less than $30

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mashable.com - Reddit bills itself as the front page of the internet, but let's be real: When it comes to marketing yourself or your business, the front page of Google's search results is where the party's really a…

I tracked how much time I spent on my phone for two weeks, and…OMG

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www.wellandgood.com - Every time I leave my apartment, my two dogs (both rescues, both under 15 pounds, both insanely adorable) essentially freak out. When the two glorified puffballs spin in circles and bark louder than …

Internet Marketing Answers That Your Company Needs

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Web marketing is very important for any online business. It has really become crucial to promote your site on the Internet. This means it is the right time to get involved in this endeavor. The follo…

Need Ipad Tips? We've Got Them! | Laptops and Notebook, iPhone and iPad

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Everyone is able to benefit from having an iPad.It performs a wide variety of activities and tasks. If you want to maximize all the potential of your machine, you will be surprised at what it can do.…

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