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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Our Year In Review: Top Insights Of 2018 | Redstage

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redstage.com - “It is easier to invent the future than it is to predict it.” This variation of a quote by computer scientist Alan Kay was the last line of a 1994 job listing written by Jeff Bezos, and still holds t…

Here’s what you missed at Startup Battlefield Lagos

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techcrunch.com - Yesterday TechCrunch held its first-ever event in Nigeria — our second in Sub-Saharan Africa. The day was packed with Battlefield presentations from 15 startups from across the region, along with pan…

Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure

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arstechnica.com - Verizon is parting ways with 10,400 employees in "a voluntary separation program," despite the Trump administration providing a tax cut and various deregulatory changes that were supposed to increase…

FCC panel wants to tax Internet-using businesses and give the money to ISPs

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arstechnica.com - A Federal Communications Commission advisory committee has proposed a new tax on Netflix, Google, Facebook, and many other businesses that require Internet access to operate. If adopted by states, th…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Report: Lightning Network Still Way off Being Ready for Commercial Use - Bitcoin News Shared by Rob McNealy news.bitcoin.com - The Lightning Network (LN) is a second-layer protocol that wa…

Prisma’s new AI-powered app, Lensa, helps the selfie camera lie

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techcrunch.com - Prisma Labs, the startup behind the style transfer craze of a couple of years ago, has a new AI-powered iOS app for retouching selfies. An Android version of the app — which is called Lensa — is slat…

Changing consumer behavior is the key to unlocking billion-dollar businesses

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techcrunch.com - In the summer of 2012, I had just learned of a new service where a driver would pick you up in their own car, not a taxi or licensed town car. You’d be able to recognize the car by the pink mustache …

Popular avatar app Boomoji exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data

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techcrunch.com - Popular animated avatar creator app Boomoji, with more than five million users across the world, exposed the personal data of its entire user base after it failed to put passwords on two of its inter…

What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple

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techcrunch.com - Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where most of the West’s mainstream tech serv…

France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says emergency contact information database has been breached

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techcrunch.com - The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in France has released a statement announcing that personal information has been stolen in a data breach. Around 540,000 records have been stolen — those re…

Tumblr’s back in the App Store following porn ban announcement

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techcrunch.com - Tumblr is back. Sort of. The social blogging platform reappeared on Apple’s App Store this week, some three weeks after being pulled over child pornography concerns. Ten days ago, the company adopted…

They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale

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techcrunch.com - When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from …

Nielsen: the second screen is booming as 45% often or always use devices while watching TV

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techcrunch.com - Americans are regularly checking a second screen while watching TV, according to a new report from Nielsen that examined the media consumption habits of U.S. adults in the second quarter of 2018. Tod…

Online ads and games would benefit from more rewards, according to UCLA survey

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techcrunch.com - A new study from Versus Systems and the MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports) Center at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management examines at how gaming and advertising are evo…

This early GDPR adtech strike puts the spotlight on consent

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techcrunch.com - What does consent as a valid legal basis for processing personal data look like under Europe’s updated privacy rules? It may sound like an abstract concern but for online services that rely on things…

Lyft is becoming a one-stop transportation app in these 3 cities

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techcrunch.com - Lyft is turning its app into a one-stop multimodal transportation app in a few U.S. cities, the latest illustration of its transformation from ridesharing startup to a company that wants to own, or a…

Glose raises $3.4 million for its collaborative reading app

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techcrunch.com - French startup Glose just raised a $3.4 million funding round (€3 million) for its reading app on iPhone, iPad and Android. The company wants to make reading books more social. If you’re an avid book…

Google’s parental control software Family Link now supports Chromebooks

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techcrunch.com - Since its public debut in fall 2017, Google’s parental control software dubbed Family Link, has been steadily expanding, both in terms of its capabilities and its reach. Today, it’s making the jump b…

Opera brings a flurry of crypto features to its Android mobile browser

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techcrunch.com - Crypto markets may be down down down, but that isn’t stopping Opera’s crypto feature — first released in beta in July — from rolling out to all users of its core mobile browser today as the company b…

Powering customer journeys in the age of AI

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techcrunch.com - Technology has been the cornerstone of economic growth around the world for hundreds of years. It has underpinned the last three industrial revolutions and is now the driving factor in today’s Fourth…

Android users can now donate to charities through the Google Play Store

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techcrunch.com - The Google Play Store is receiving an update today that will allow customers to make charitable donations to nonprofits from their Android device. While it may seem odd to be rallying for support for…

Hands-on: Switch’s NES controllers offer unmatched old-school authenticity

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arstechnica.com - Playing old-school games on the Switch thus far has been a choice between various control compromises. You can use two Joy-Cons held in two hands, but the tiny buttons and lack of a true d-pad make t…

T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say

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arstechnica.com - T-Mobile lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage, according to a trade group that represents rural wireless providers. T-Mobile claimed—under penalty of …

Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

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arstechnica.com - A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass two-factor authentication protections of…

We finally talked to an actual Waymo passenger—here’s what he told us

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arstechnica.com - For the last 18 months, Waymo vehicles have been ferrying passengers around the southeast corner of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The company has tightly controlled information about the project by …

Hands-on with a $434 replica lightsaber: may the dork be with you

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arstechnica.com - If you want to fake like a true Jedi master, your hardware options are limited. Robes and beards are easy enough to track down, but sword-like hilts that project concentrated beams of controlled, tac…

Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

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arstechnica.com - If you're a technology enthusiast—and you obviously are, because you're reading Ars Technica—you'll know that poor software or a bad UI can drag down even the best hardware. It's frustrating, and not…

First encounter: COMPUTE! magazine and its glorious, tedious type-in code

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arstechnica.com - A pair of COMPUTE! covers. I spent many hours typing in the code contained in these two issues. My first computer was an Atari 600XL, a 16KB model with a cartridge slot and no disk drive which my par…

Intel unveils a new architecture for 2019: Sunny Cove

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arstechnica.com - OK, it's not all that sunny, but it's a nice picture of a cove. In 2019, Intel will release Core and Xeon chips built around a new architecture: the chips will add a bunch of new instructions to acce…

Microsoft is putting together a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has had success in the enterprise space with its Microsoft 365 subscription, which bundles Office 365, Windows 10, and remote management with Enterprise Mobility + Security. Its home-orient…

Intel promises big boost to integrated GPU, breaks teraflop barrier

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arstechnica.com - Intel is promising a huge improvement to the performance of its integrated GPUs. Its generation 11 ("Gen11") GPU will more than double the execution units from (usually) 24 to 64, and in so doing boo…

The Ultimate Marketing Technology Stack for 2019 | Inside Intercom

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www.intercom.com - You might be familiar with Scott Brinker’s famous martech landscape slide. Known as the Martech 5000 — nicknamed after the 5,000 companies that were competing in the global marketing technology space…

The great balloon of User Experience: from UX to Product Design

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uxdesign.cc - Over 10 years ago I woke up one day and I decided to change my job title from Information Architect to User Experience Designer. I remember many Usability Specialists, Information Architects, Interfa…

4 Smart Strategies to Refresh Your Resume

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www.payscale.com - If you’re looking to land a new role in the new year, refreshing your resume is a great way to get the ball rolling. Reviewing and refining how you present yourself on paper will pay dividends. Accor…

Samsung and LG announce holiday promo on flagships

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androidcommunity.com - Both South Korean tech giants want to usher the public into the Christmas mood and holiday cheer by announcing great deals. You can start your holiday shopping by checking out Amazon and Samsung’s on…

Samsung Galaxy S10 variants, UK pricing, launch, and market release detailed

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy S10 is fast approaching. We’re anticipating a February launch during the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) while the Galaxy Fold foldable phone may be out the following month. The n…

Playground (formerly AR stickers) now available for Pixel, Pixel 2

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androidcommunity.com - While our smartphones and apps have continuously evolved into helping us become smarter and making life easier for us, we must not forget that it also helps us have more fun, especially during times …

Android Pie adds Keystore features to make phone safer, more secure

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androidcommunity.com - The Android 9 Pie may be slow in rolling out but it’s better this year compared to Oreo. The Pie is being served to several flagship smartphones already including the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Xiaomi Mi…

Google has 12 Made by Google gift suggestions for the holidays

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androidcommunity.com - The holiday gift-giving season is truly here, as evidenced by all the panic-buying that people are doing now either in actual stores or online. The latter is of course more convenient now and hopeful…

Samsung Galaxy S10 cameras revealed

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve got more information from our favorite Chinese Leakster Ice universe (@UniverseIce). Specifically, our source shared over on Twitter the number of cameras all three Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphon…

NVIDIA SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.2 adds Amazon Music, Google Home functions

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androidcommunity.com - The last SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.1 was released back in September. More good news from NVIDIA: the next upgrade is now available. From 7.1, the NVIDIA Shield is being upgraded to 7.2 complete wit…

Google hearing sees 'idiot' trending

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www.bbc.com - The word "idiot" has been searched for more than one million times, following testimony typing it into Google Images threw up pictures of President Trump. The link between the two was mentioned durin…

The hypocrisy of the US war on China’s Huawei

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www.scmp.com - The arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou is a dangerous move by the Donald Trump administration in its intensifying conflict with China. History, as the saying attributed to …

HP Spectre Folio Review - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - That HP’s Spectre Folio is unique is the understatement of the year. With its hybrid leather and metal body, it presents a handsome and professional design that is unlike anything else in the market.…

This Guy in a Costume Fooled Russian TV into Thinking He Was a ‘High-Tech’ Robot

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www.vice.com - A man wearing a $3,700 fake robot suit duped countless people into thinking he was a fully-functional dancing android at a big event celebrating Russian technological advancement earlier this week. A…

PR response to Tablet’s Women’s March story turns into an embarrassing disaster

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hotair.com - Monday I wrote about a lengthy exposé of the Women’s March published by Tablet magazine. The piece featured a number of threads but I focused on the anti-Semitism of the group’s co-chairs and how tha…

Report: Google Funds Establishment Conservatives to Fight Tech Regulation | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Audio recordings obtained by Wired reveal that Google cooperates with and funds a range of establishment conservatives in D.C. that help it fend off scrutiny and oversight from politicians. The organ…

Facebook pushes back on claims that outside fact-checking is a PR stunt

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mashable.com - Facebook is pushing back on claims that its work with third-party fact-checkers amounts to little more than "crisis PR." That's how one former employee of Snopes, one of the fact-checking websites th…

The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2018 Will Make You Feel Like a Security Genius

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gizmodo.com - For the last seven years, SplashData has revealed its annual list of the most commonly used passwords of the year. This time around, the results reveal that, uh, we still have work to do. The 2018 Wo…

Facebook Filed A Patent To Calculate Your Future Location

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www.buzzfeednews.com - Facebook’s app says it collects your current location data in order to “provide more relevant and personalized experiences” right now, like serving you localized advertising or helping you use its ch…

A Declaration of Independence from Facebook

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elgan.com - I’m deleting my Facebook accounts. I think you should, too. There's a growing movement of people who have decided to delete their Facebook accounts. And I’m joining that movement and encourage you to…

Google's top searches of the year show we want change—and we're ready to make it

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www.wellandgood.com - If there’s one thing you can thank President Trump for, it’s that his election brought on a total feminist revolution. Women across the country—even those who previously had no interest in politics—h…

Use The Power Of Mobile Marketing For Your Business

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Mobile marketing can be a great way to attract a lot of individuals. Just about everyone owns some sort of mobile device today. Don’t forget to use QR codes on your printed advertisements to appeal t…

Having An Internet Marketing Strategy Is Key To Success

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duracmarketing.com - Online marketing is very profitable for your business if you know what they’re doing. If your program is proving to be profitable, you should not hesitate to inquire about making more money for the w…

Website Development Is A Snap With These Techniques

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agentmonhost.com - This can be tough if there are a vast amount of places to find them. Read below for suggestions that will help you design in creating great websites. Make sure there is a prominent tagline is promine…

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