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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Apple Music account tweets using Twitter for Android

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9to5google.com - There have been a number of amusing cases where Android smartphone makers or their brand ambassadors have tweeted using Twitter for iPhone, but the official Apple Music account has now managed to do …

There’s an App For That

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loyalty360.org - POV: Developing a loyalty program app strategy Overview Mobile has rapidly emerged as a significant channel for loyalty programs to engage with their members. Americans have rapidly integrated smartp…

American CEOs are worried about 4 things. No. 1 is Trump.

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www.businessinsider.com.au - A survey of 134 American CEOs was conducted during last week's Yale CEO Summit in New York. The event was off the record, but The New York Times got access to the results of the survey. At the top of…

A Year in the Life of Backblaze: 2018 in the Rear View Mirror

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www.backblaze.com - Thank you to all of our customers and friends. You’ve made 2018 a great year for Backblaze. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been up to in the past year. Backblaze likes to be transparent in how we …

These faces show how far AI image generation has advanced in just four years

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www.theverge.com - Developments in artificial intelligence move at a startling pace — so much so that it’s often difficult to keep track. But one area where progress is as plain as the nose on your AI-generated face is…

5 things we learned about GDPR in 2018 - Digiday

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digiday.com - Love it or hate it, the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation became the biggest topic — and cause of hand-wringing — for advertising companies across Europe in 2018. One of the biggest c…

Uber to resume autonomous vehicle testing months after fatal accident

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techcrunch.com - Uber has been granted permission by the state of Pennsylvania to reinstate tests of its autonomous vehicles, as first reported by Reuters. A spokesperson for Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that the rid…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Postmates has created a robot to speed up and automate its deliveries Shared by Michael Tchong www.theverge.com - Postmates, the food and grocery delivery company that operates across 550 …

Google gives tips on how to use tech with your kids during holidays

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androidcommunity.com - Usually, the holidays mean spending time with family and loved ones. But with the advent of gadgets and devices, it has also become a time for people, especially kids, to immerse themselves in their …

Video: Total War: Rome II devs built all of Europe—and the AI ignored most of it

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arstechnica.com - Creative Assembly's Total War franchise has been around for so long that it's old enough to drive, vote, and even drink in most countries. For the three people reading this who haven't played at leas…

Ola, Uber’s India rival, invests $100M in scooter rental startup Vogo

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techcrunch.com - We’re familiar with Uber cozying up to scooter startups — it has bought one and invested in another — but over in India, the U.S. firm’s key rival is hatching a major alliance of its own it invested …

Google still claimed to be blocking search rivals on Android, despite Europe’s antitrust action

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techcrunch.com - Mobile licensing changes made by Google this fall, when it tweaked terms for OEMs wanting to license its Android smartphone platform on devices destined for the European market, don’t appear to be of…

Gift Guide: Indie games for players worn out on AAA titles

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techcrunch.com - 2018 has been a big year for big games, and with new titles from the Assassin’s Creed, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty, and Battlefield franchises all competing… it’s enough to make a gamer want to…

As adult content ban arrives, Tumblr clarifies and refines rules

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techcrunch.com - Let’s talk about the grown-up stuff — the adult content that Tumblr says it’s banning starting today. The wording of the company’s initial plans was admittedly confusing, upsetting both artists and s…

Pretend to be productive by reading TechCrunch in your terminal window

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techcrunch.com - Developers and hipsters, it’s time to join together and ditch your web browser to read this article. Kosuke Yoshimura developed a fun little project and shared it on Product Hunt today. TechCrunch-CL…

How Russia’s online influence campaign engaged with millions for years

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techcrunch.com - Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics and sway public opinion were consistent and, as far as engaging with target audiences, largely successful, according to a report from Oxford’s Computational…

Smart security camera maker Lighthouse AI shuts down

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techcrunch.com - Smart security camera maker Lighthouse AI is calling it a day. The news, first reported by The Information, has since been confirmed by CEO Alex Teichman. “I am incredibly proud of the groundbreaking…

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 a…

How a Chinese anti-virus software maker builds a fintech firm to wrestle with giants

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techcrunch.com - 360 Finance, an online consumer loan platform that spun off from China’s anti-virus service giant 360 Group, has joined a raft of Chinese fintech companies to go public in the U.S. over the last two …

The 5G wars have entered the petty stage

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techcrunch.com - If you’re reading this the year it was written, you’re almost certainly not getting it over 5G. If you’re reading this in the future, congrats, you made it. And hey, remember polar bears? 5G is the l…

In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs

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techcrunch.com - Every year I teach an MBA course at Stanford about the exciting opportunities for tech investors and entrepreneurs in developing economies. When we designed the syllabus back in 2013, Rocket Internet…

Levandowski’s Pronto.ai plans to ship automated driving systems for trucks in 2019

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techcrunch.com - Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has taken his newest autonomous vehicle technology com…

Skip unveils scooters with cameras and locks

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techcrunch.com - Under the guidance of Shalin Mantri, a former product lead at Uber for its advanced technologies group, Skip is gearing up to make its scooters smarter and improve its businesses unit economics. “Whe…

Ex-Microsoft Intern: Google Deliberately Crippled Edge Browser - ExtremeTech

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www.extremetech.com - Allowing any one company too much control over the internet and the long-term development of web standards has always been a bad idea. It didn’t work well in the late 1990s and early 2000s when Micro…

Windows 10 October 2018 Update now available for just about everyone who wants it

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arstechnica.com - The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, continues to limp out of the door. While the data-loss bug that saw its release entirely halted has been fixed, other blocking issues have restricted…

Kroger-owned grocery store begins fully driverless deliveries

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arstechnica.com - Nuro, a startup founded by two veterans of Google's self-driving car project, has reached an important milestone: it has started making fully autonomous grocery deliveries on public streets. Fry's Fo…

CenturyLink blocked its customers’ Internet access in order to show an ad

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arstechnica.com - CenturyLink briefly disabled the Internet connections of customers in Utah last week and allowed them back online only after they acknowledged an offer to purchase filtering software. CenturyLink fal…

T-Mobile denies lying to FCC about size of its 4G network

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arstechnica.com - T-Mobile has denied an allegation that it lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. A group that represents small rural carriers says that T-Mobile claime…

Apple to bring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts to its streaming service

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arstechnica.com - Apple snagged a whole group of stars in its latest get for its upcoming streaming service. According to a report by Variety, Apple signed a deal with Canadian broadcaster DHX Media to produce new con…

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 …

Los anillos de Saturno van a desaparecer, según los científicos

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www.telemundo.com - La NASA confirmó que los anillos de Saturno se están deshaciendo al ser atraídos por la gravedad de Saturno. Los anillos, cuyo origen sigue siendo un misterio para los científicos, están formados por…

New Malware Takes Commands From Memes Posted On Twitter

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thehackernews.com - Security researchers have discovered yet another example of how cybercriminals disguise their malware activities as regular traffic by using legitimate cloud-based services. Trend Micro researchers h…

Zanco S-Pen works more than just a phone and a stylus

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androidcommunity.com - At first glance, you may think this is some sort of a mini karaoke mic but it’s not. It also looks like a remote control but it really is a stylus pen that does many things. The Zanco S Pen is a phon…

LG foldable, flexible phone may not be announced at CES 2019

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androidcommunity.com - LG has been reported to release a foldable phone. As early as July, we learned such is in the works as a patent application surfaced. We also noted LG may make an announcement ahead of Samsung and ou…

HTC Desire 12s out as another affordable mid-range with dual cameras

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androidcommunity.com - The HTC Desire 12 was first detailed with 18:9 display earlier this year. The mid-ranger was expected to arrive with the HTC Desire 12 Plus phone. Specs and features were detailed and the pair was in…

Lenovo Z5s up for pre-order, Lenovo Z5 Pro GT surprises with 12GB of RAM

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve only been waiting for new smartphones from Lenovo after several teasers and early renders. Lenovo Z5S phone images surfaced online three weeks ago while the Lenovo Z5 Pro launched with a slider…

Google reminds developers, users about ratings and review policies

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androidcommunity.com - With the millions of apps available in the Google Play Store, it’s really hard to look for one especially if you don’t have a particular app in mind. That’s why user reviews and ratings come in handy…

Marshall Stanmore II, Acton II Bluetooth speakers now with Google Assistant

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androidcommunity.com - Marshall has already released a number of speakers most musicians and audiophiles approve of. We’ve lost count of how many Marshall products we’ve featured but we remember a music-centric London smar…

Google shares travel tools you can use for your upcoming vacation

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androidcommunity.com - December to January is usually the time when people travel home for the holidays or go on vacation somewhere either familiar or new (to get away from home, perhaps?). And of course, Google is always …

This $19.99 Cable Lets You Charge the Surface Pro or Laptop With USB Type-C - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - I have been using the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 over the past few weeks, and the lack of Type-C charging is really annoying. Even though Microsoft is slowly embracing Type-C with products li…

Is Your Digital Marketing Agency Wasting Your AdWords Budget? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - It’s a million-dollar question. On the average, small businesses waste 25% of their PPC budget—that’s millions of dollars. So, if you don’t know the answer, it’s probably a yes. How to Find out if Yo…

4 Important Tips To Improve Quality Management And Productivity | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Attaining the highest level of productivity is the utmost goal of any company regardless of the industry it is associated with. A lot goes into bringing the most out of the staff employed within the …

Best Ways To Keep Your Car Safe | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Although vehicles and technology have undoubtedly become much more sophisticated in recent times, it looks as though criminals are finally starting to catch up. Over the past two decades, advances in…

Tips For Building Your Own Gaming PC Rig | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Building a PC rig is the dream of many gamers, but it can be a daunting task. Knowing where to start, which parts to select and how much to budget – some experts recommend setting aside thousands – c…

Rip All DVD Movie Easily & Fast With MacX DVD Ripper Pro [Review / Giveaway] | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - More and more, physical discs are becoming a thing of past, yet DVD films and TV shows aren’t gone completely, and you’ve probably got some lying around your house. However, it’s frustrated to find t…

Is Remote Working A Security Concern For Businesses? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Employees generally enjoy remote working and the flexibility it brings, and employers too can recognize the sense in it. However, are employees that work remotely opening up companies to security ris…

Live Casino Canada - A Guide To How They Work | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Having the option for live casino at online casinos Canada has revolutionized the way Canadians can play their favorite casino games online. And so, it is no surprise that they are rapidly becoming o…

Online shoppers find parcels in bins and over fences in Christmas run-up

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news.sky.com - Consumer group Which? surveyed more than 2,000 adults and 58% said that last year they had some sort of delivery related problem, including parcels left in bins or thrown over fences. One shopper sai…

Professor: “God-Like” Google Has Been “Weaponized” For Political Purposes

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www.infowars.com - Professor of cyber security Kevin Curran says that Google now has “God-like” power which has been weaponized for political purposes. Responding to a story about how Google considered banning Breitbar…

Facebook Blocks Christmas Ads from 'Christ Centered Gamer' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Popular Christian video game review website Christ Centered Gamer ran into issues when attempting to advertise on Facebook recently when the social media platform refused to publish their advertiseme…

NAACP Launches Facebook Boycott

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www.infowars.com - Facebook is now facing a boycott from the NAACP, which is the latest in a trend of ideologically-diverse groups moving away from the embattled social media giant. The NAACP said it was launching its …

Uber fired Anthony Levandowski. Now he's back with a self-driving truck startup.

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mashable.com - A name that came up often during the Uber v. Waymo trade secrets trial is back in the headlines: Anthony Levandowski. The former Google-engineer-turned-autonomous-truck-startup-founder-turned-Uber-se…

A Declaration of Independence from Facebook

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elgan.com - I’m deleting my Facebook accounts. I think you should, too. I’m deleting my Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger accounts on July 4th, 2019. I’m calling it “Independence from Facebook Day.” (F…

How to Use CRM for Audience Segmentation – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - All customers today are looking for a highly personalized experience. They expect businesses—from the big guys like Amazon all the way down to their local coffee shop—to understand their wants and ne…

Mobile Marketing Trends And Making Your Business Grow

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marketingpromotion.biz - There are so many choices when it comes to building a mobile marketing plan that it’s hard to know where to start. The following tips will help you craft an effective approach to using mobile technol…

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