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Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Elon Musk: The Recode interview

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www.recode.net - I’ll be honest, I have been email haranguing Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk for months about talking to me and today on Recode Decode, we have a special interview with one of the most lov…

Another Tesla with Autopilot crashed into a stationary object—the driver is suing

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arstechnica.com - Earlier this month, Shawn Hudson's Tesla Model S crashed into a stalled car while moving at about 80 miles per hour on a Florida freeway. Tesla's Autopilot technology was engaged at the time, and Hud…

Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream. According to two sources, Facebook reorganized its AR and VR team this week from…

Up close and hands-on with the new MacBook Air

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techcrunch.com - Why, it seems like only yesterday that Steve Jobs first pulled the MacBook Air from a manila envelope for the world to see. It wasn’t, of course — that was 10 years ago this January. In that past dec…

Folding screens are here, and they look crappy

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techcrunch.com - I dunno, man. Maybe it’s 2018 getting me down. Maybe I’ve just been at this for too long. Maybe it’s the flu shot I just got. Whatever the case, count me among the unsurprised when some long-awaited …

Japanese auction reveals Nintendo’s first Wii remote—for the GameCube

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arstechnica.com - This controller comes with a sensor bar, meant to plug into a GameCube's memory-card port. This image includes the final Wii sensor bar for comparison's sake. This one-handed "nunchuk" controller loo…

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is an upmarket hydrogen fuel-cell SUV

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arstechnica.com - Once again, there were insufficient opportunities to photograph the Nexo, so please enjoy Hyundai's images. The interior design says to me "Art Deco meets Starfleet." I like it. This bronze color loo…

Mario Segale, namesake for Nintendo’s mascot, dies at 84

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arstechnica.com - Mario Segale, the Seattle real estate and construction business owner who inspired the name for Nintendo's famous mascot, passed away on October 27 according to reports from The Seattle Times and The…

PlayStation Classic’s full game list announced, and it might annoy you

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arstechnica.com - When the PlayStation Classic was announced in September, the mini-retro box had plenty of details confirmed, including a December 3 release date and a $99.99 price. But its full 20-game list was miss…

The Evolution of Async JavaScript: From Callbacks, to Promises, to Async/Await

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tylermcginnis.com - One of my favorite sites is BerkshireHathaway.com - it’s simple, effective, and has been doing its job well since it launched in 1997. Even more remarkable, over the last 20 years, there’s a good cha…

Instagram introduces new hashtag search API for businesses - MarTech Today

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marketingland.com - Instagram rolled out a new hashtag search API on Wednesday that allows businesses to search for up to 30 hashtags within a seven-day period. The new hashtag search API will replace the hashtag search…

Facebook blames malicious browser plugins for leak of 81,000 users' private messages and offer of account data for 120,000,000 users

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boingboing.net - A user called FBSaler is offering personal data for Facebook users at $0.10 each, claiming to have account data from 120,000,000 users to offer; to prove that they have the goods, they've dumped the …

Apple's Next iPad Could Get Game-Changing Camera Update

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www.inverse.com - The rear camera on the back of iPads has always seemed a bit extra. You can make a case that’s it’s helpful for scanning documents, but in almost every other case people will always opt for their pho…

One way Twitter’s ad archive improves on Facebook’s

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www.theverge.com - As the midterms approach, a central question has been how campaigns would adapt to the fact their digital ads were now public. Thanks to online archives established this year by Facebook, Google, Twi…

Security Roundup: New Legislation Champions a Radical Future for US Data Privacy

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www.wired.com - This week, Apple introduced new iPad Pros and a MacBook Air and a Mac Mini. It also, though, quietly enhanced the capabilities of the T2 security chip that lives inside recent Mac computers. And that…

The 5 types of mentors you need in your life

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ideas.ted.com - Everyone can use a mentor. Scratch that — as it turns out, we could all use five mentors. “The best mentors can help us define and express our inner calling,” says Anthony Tjan, CEO of Boston venture…

This bot for workplace harassment takes the bias out of reporting

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www.wired.co.uk - AI startup Spot wants to make it easier for victims of workplace harassment to speak up. Co-founded by psychologist Julia Shaw at University College London, Spot has built a chatbot-style platform th…

You don't need to skip sleep to be successful at work

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www.wired.co.uk - Apple CEO Tim Cook once said he hits the alarm clock to start his day at 3:45am. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey bragged about being ultra-efficient despite only sleeping four hours a night. Tesla founde…

What Google Can Learn From adidas In The Wake Of The Employee Walkout

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www.forbes.com - Workers leave Google's Mountain View, Calif., main offices on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 in a protest . (AP Photo/Noah Berger) If you are just as frequently present at HR, workplace, and Future of Work c…

Is China really snapping at the heels of the US as an AI superpower?

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www.scmp.com - Go, also known as weiqi, has been played in China since the Zhou dynasty that ran from 1,046-256BC. A two-person strategy game on a 19 X 19 grid board with black and white stones, weiqi is the most c…

4 Reasons Why CMOs Should Invest in Voice Marketing

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loyalty360.org - This post originally appeared on the PullString blog. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twelve months, you’ve heard about voice assistants. They go by the name of Alexa, Google As…

Marketing Evolution: From Personalization to Individualization

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loyalty360.org - Personalization. Personalization. Personalization. “Be sure to personalize the content you create and send to customers.” We’ve heard it time and time again. But it is 2018 now, and personalization d…

Intel NUC (NUC8i7BEH) Mini-PC Kit First Impressions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Intel’s latest generation of NUC mini-PCs and kits represent a major step up from the NUC I reviewed two years ago. But they also retain the small form factor and basic functionality that are prized …

7 Best Websites To Make Money Online | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The Internet has made it possible for anyone to actually make money online. While none of the sites listed below are easy, get-rich-quick schemes, the following sites have proved themselves to be the…

Five Facebook Issues to Watch Out For Ahead of Midterm Elections | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - As the November midterm elections draw close, social media firm Facebook has begun attempting to crack down on “misinformation” on the platform as well as focusing on platform security, an area which…

Big Tech Encouraging Young Users to Vote in Midterms with New Features | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - According to Reuters, “Snap Inc, Facebook Inc and other firms will remind users to vote and link to a nonprofit guide for identifying the correct polling place, ballot items and hours,” in an effort …

From Politics To Big Tech: Why Are Nick Clegg And Other Politicos Changing Careers?

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www.huffingtonpost.ie - The UK’s former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has started his new job as vice-president of global affairs and communications for Facebook, after a months-long hiring process led by Mark Zuckerberg…

Visualizing the World's Tech Giants 2018

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howmuch.net - Technology companies have a unique advantage over other businesses, and it’s called the network effect. Each new user who joins a platform adds value to everyone already on it. Facebook would be bori…

An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built It

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nymag.com - Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his platform has screwed up, from fake news and…

The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

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www.computerworld.com - Samsung is rumored to be working on a folding-screen phone, code-named “Winner.” Unfortunately, the phone will be a loser. It’s one of many products we’ve been hearing about lately that either use fo…

Serious Email Marketers Use These Great Tips And Tricks

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internetmarketinginfos.com - There is a right way to be professional with your email promoting professionally. Read this article to learn some strategies for marketing via email. If you plan to use emails as a marketing tool, yo…

The Great Facebook Video Swindle – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - Back in the day, only digital publishers and marketers knew to never trust Facebook. You know, like that one time when they encouraged us to build audiences on their platform, and then made us pay to…

Backup Strategies: Why the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy is the Best

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www.backblaze.com - In a recent Backblaze survey, 54% of people said they either know someone, or have themselves recently lost data. Most of those surveyed were individuals. If you consider how many businesses have har…

How Twitter Predicted The Disappointment From Apple

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www.forbes.com - Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jo…

How To Create Google Shopping Campaigns That Drive Profit (2018)

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www.bigcommerce.com - It’s an incredibly exciting time for ecommerce business owners. The world today is, for all intents and purposes, a digital one. News, entertainment, shopping, and so much more are now but a keystrok…

Why People Are Saying 'Thank You' to Chatbots

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www.entrepreneur.com - Most of us offer these two words various times a day to coworkers, friends, family, strangers -- and robots? Related: A Humanoid Robot Called Sophia Mocked Elon Musk After Being Asked About the Dange…

Balfour Beatty US - Success Story

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www.egnyte.com - Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services, and the US subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a leadin…

These Brands Make It Big By Using Amazon Pay (Benefits + Examples)

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www.bigcommerce.com - It’s no surprise that Amazon is a major player in the ecommerce space. With more than 310 million active customer accounts worldwide, Amazon is considered one of the largest and most valuable brands …

New iPad Pro Has Comparable Performance to 2018 15

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www.macrumors.com - New iPad Pro Has Comparable Performance to 2018 15" MacBook Pro in Benchmarks Thursday November 1, 2018 6:33 am PDT by Joe Rossignol A series of benchmark results have shown up on Geekbench for the n…

Get and keep customers with AI-driven UX design (VB Live)

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venturebeat.com - User experience (UX) is overtaking price as the top competitive differentiator, and with AI, you can move to the head of the pack. Learn how AI can help craft relevant, engaging, and delightful custo…

RPV: The Most Valuable eCommerce Metric | Magento

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magento.com - This article is part of our ongoing Mobile Optimization Initiative series designed to help Magento merchants close the mobile revenue gap. You’ve always kept a sharp eye on your key performance indic…

How to pick the best iPad Pro storage option for you | Cult of Mac

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www.cultofmac.com - I’m a pretty seasoned iPad buyer. I’ve been using them since the very first iPad back in 2010, and I’ve always known exactly how much storage to buy. Back in the early days it was easy — never buy th…

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…

Will 'Deepfakes' Disrupt the Midterm Election?

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www.wired.com - Plenty of people are following the final days of the midterm election campaigns. Yale law researcher Rebecca Crootof has a special interest—a small wager. If she wins, victory will be bittersweet, li…

Apple Will No Longer Reveal How Many iPhones, iPads, and Macs It Sells - Slashdot

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apple.slashdot.org - A trillion dollar company, supported in vast majority by (essentially) a single product. (...) Really, the whole iThing ecosystem came to be in 15 years, and it's a monoculture. It's a huge bet for i…

Gaining a Competitive Edge with Technology

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aepiphanni.com - According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, truly great companies don’t scramble to adapt to the future but instead adapt and work to create the future. This includes anticipating, adapti…

Public Knowledge to Join FTC Hearings on Vertical Mergers and the Consumer Welfare Standard - Public Knowledge

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www.publicknowledge.org - Tomorrow, Public Knowledge President and CEO Gene Kimmelman will join a Federal Trade Commission hearing on vertical mergers, and a second hearing on the consumer welfare standard in antitrust law. D…

Customer Experience Is How You Can Differentiate Your Brand

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www.entrepreneur.com - Competitive product quality and price aren’t enough anymore. There’s no mistaking the fact that customer experience (CX) is a focus as a brand differentiator. According to a worldwide survey by Sales…

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