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Sunday, November 18, 2018

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You Know What? Go Ahead and Use the Hotel Wi-Fi

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www.wired.com - As you travel this holiday season, bouncing from airport to airplane to hotel, you’ll likely find yourself facing a familiar quandary: Do I really trust this random public Wi-Fi network? As recently …

Facebook Announces Creation of Independent Body to Judge Content | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Facebook announced this week that the company will be developing an independent body to make decisions relating to what content should be removed from the social media platform, Yahoo News reports. W…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Google Maps is the new social network Shared by Mike Elgan www.computerworld.com - To a consumer, a social network might be a place to share memes, cat photos and selfies. But to a busines…

Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games’ $16M Series A

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techcrunch.com - Fortnite, the free multi-player survival game, has earned an astonishing $1 billion from in-game virtual purchases alone. Now, others in the gaming industry are experimenting with how they too can ca…

The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. The holiday season is here again, touting all sorts of kids’ toys that pledge to pack ‘STEM smarts…

WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

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techcrunch.com - WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour d…

Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards

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techcrunch.com - European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised full credit card details for a number of its customers, as well as personal information. Compromised d…

YouTube quietly added free, ad-supported movies to its site

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techcrunch.com - YouTube quietly added around 100 ad-supported Hollywood movies to its site, beginning last month, according to a new report from AdAge. The titles include a mix of classics like “Rocky” and “The Term…

Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along

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techcrunch.com - Diane Greene announced on Friday that she was stepping down after three years running Google’s cloud business. She will stay on until the first of the year to help her successor, Thomas Kurian in the…

Comcast uses NBC to harm other cable companies, rivals say

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arstechnica.com - Comcast's smaller rivals in the cable industry have called on the Department of Justice to investigate whether Comcast uses its ownership of TV programming to harm competitors. The American Cable Ass…

Review: Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price

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arstechnica.com - Another view of Intel's 9th generation Core i9 CPU. Let's be honest here: modern processors aren’t exciting. Speed bumps no longer thrill us, and we’ve become blasé about adding more cores. But we ar…

Dealmaster: The Black Friday 2018 tech deals that might actually be worth buying

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arstechnica.com - Black Friday is less than a week away, and we’re starting to get a good sense of what deals the tech world plans to offer up. If you’re at all familiar with how days like this go, it should come as n…

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data

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arstechnica.com - New Windows 10 feature updates use a staggered, ramping rollout, and this (re)release is no different. Initially, it'll be offered only to two groups of people: those who manually tell their system t…

A leaky database of SMS messages is a reminder that SMS is really, really insecure

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boingboing.net - Berlin-based security researcher Sébastien Kaul discovered that Voxox (formerly Telcentris) -- a giant, San Diego-based SMS gateway company -- had left millions of SMSes exposed on an Amazon cloud se…

An AR Researcher Explains Why Augmented Reality Still Has a Long Way to Go

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www.inverse.com - Augmented reality systems show virtual objects in the real world — like cat ears and whiskers on a Snapchat selfie, or how well a particular chair might fit in a room. The first big break for AR was …

The Lie Behind the Lie Detector: how to beat the pseudoscientific polygraph

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boingboing.net - Brilliant Game Studios follows up on their 2016 video that showed off a crowd-renderer by pitting 11,000 penguins against 4,000 Santas with a new video demoing "our new GPU accelerated dismemberment …

Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes 'independent board'

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www.theregister.co.uk - Google has placed itself at the heart of Britain’s National Health Service by absorbing its wholly owned DeepMind Health unit into the Chocolate Factory - data and all. It has also scrapped the unit’…

Shawn Moon of Franklin Covey Talks “Fierce Loyalty”

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www.loyalty360.org - Customer Expo 2018 featured a general session hosted by Shawn Moon, Executive Vice President of Strategic Markets for Franklin Covey. Moon’s presentation touched on many of the topics covered in the …

Dunkin’ Further Integrates with Alliance Data’s Epsilon to Modernize Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - Epsilon, an Alliance Data company, has signed a new multiyear agreement with Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins. Epsilon will continue to provide loyalty marketing techn…

Foot Locker Overcomes Silos and Puts the Customer First

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loyalty360.org - Tyler Saxey, Foot Locker’s Director of Customer Experience, came out to speak at Customer Expo. Eschewing formal dress shoes for sporty Air Jordans, he gave a presentation that addressed several aspe…

Keeping CX Simple, Elegant… and Effective

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www.loyalty360.org - Last Thursday, I enjoyed an opportunity to interview, fireside chat style, Terry DuVarne, First Vice President at PennyMac Loan Services. Terry’s small team of two owns the process of listening to th…

Loyalty360 Reads: November 5th, 2018

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loyalty360.org - Yesway Supports Military Families Yesway is donating $50,000 to Operation Homefront to support the US military. Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization that provides financial and housing ass…

Spring Marketplace Delivers Crucial Data & Sales

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loyalty360.org - Today’s brands depend on data. And over the past decade, digital companies have leveraged data to thrive. E-commerce companies know their customers’ browsing and buying behaviors. And after taking ac…

Lenovo Smart Display Review - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Rarely has a technology product inserted itself so seamlessly into my family’s daily lives: The Lenovo Smart Display combines everything we like about Google Home smart speaker with a display, which …

It’s not just Facebook. GOP-linked firm “brought oppo research to Silicon Valley”

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www.fastcompany.com - When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters on Thursday that the company was dropping its contract with an opposition research firm that had been hired to spread negative stories about its rival…

Azeem Azhar has a good collection of Facebook-related links in his latest newsletter – Futurist Gerd Leonhard

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www.futuristgerd.com - 🤦 Oh, Facebook! A New York Times investigation suggests that Facebook took a strategy of “delay, deny and deflect” when dealing with the fall out of Russian disinformation on its platform. This went…

Smart Home: Is the Time Right? - Shelly Palmer

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www.shellypalmer.com - Since we first met the Jetsons on September 23, 1962, the idea of a smart home has enthralled us. In the 56 years since the show’s premiere, technology has advanced in ways Hanna-Barbera could never …

Network Marketing Success Can Be Yours. Here's How...

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www.attractionmarketingprofits.com - Todd Falcone has been answering these real-world questions for decades and, if you've watched the video, you know the secret to enjoying 6-figure “network marketing success” is all about: Plan Your W…

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…

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…

Egnyte Connect vs Dropbox Business: New vs Old

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www.cloudwards.net - Sync Sharing Productivity Apps Security Value Final Thoughts Business owners may find themselves faced with a choice between Egnyte Connect and Dropbox Business. The former is our favorite enterprise…

Google News may shut over EU plans to charge tax for links

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www.theguardian.com - Google’s top news executive has refused to rule out shutting down Google News in EU countries, as the search engine faces a battle with Brussels over plans to charge a “link tax” for using news stori…

Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting With Employees

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www.nytimes.com - On Wednesday, The Times reported about a struggle at the top ranks of Facebook with how to respond to Russian disinformation operations and revelations of weak data privacy protections. In particular…

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