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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

Apple Resorts to Promo Deals, Trade-Ins to Boost iPhone Sales

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www.bloomberg.com - Apple Inc. is experimenting with iPhone marketing strategies it rarely uses -- such as discount promotions via generous device buyback terms -- to help goose sales of its flagship product. Company ex…

5 Branding Lessons From America's Best Companies

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aepiphanni.com - Do you own your brand? Maybe you designed the logo, chose a name, built a website and crafted a witty slogan, but none of that means you actually own your brand. A brand is more than a name, patent, …

Quora Breach -- How To Find And Delete Your Account

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www.forbes.com - Golden locked padlock on gray computer laptop black keyboard. Concept of internet password security, data privacy, cybercrime prevention.Getty Getty Quora has become the latest firm to suffer a massi…

TPS Consulting Daily

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Canada’s New Trademark Laws | JD Supra Shared by TrimarkIP www.jdsupra.com - JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of profes…

Players find secret emulation menu hidden in PlayStation Classic

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arstechnica.com - A quick demonstration of the hidden emulation options on the PlayStation Classic. The YouTubers at the Retro Gaming Arts channel seem to have been among the first to notice that plugging certain USB …

Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023

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techcrunch.com - Audi, the Germany luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest 14 billion euros ($15.95 billion) over the next five years on future transportation technologies such as electric mobili…

Google’s cross-platform Flutter UI toolkit hits version 1.0

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techcrunch.com - Flutter, Google’s UI toolkit for building mobile Android and iOS applications, hit its version 1.0 release today. In addition, Google also today announced a set of new third-party integrations with t…

Alibaba replaces video streaming boss amid anti-corruption probe

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techcrunch.com - A top-level reshuffle is sending shockwaves across one of China’s biggest online video businesses. Yang Weidong has stepped down as the president of Alibaba’s video streaming unit Youku, the ecommerc…

New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission approves minimum wage rules for app-based drivers

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techcrunch.com - The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved new rules that set a minimum hourly wage of $17.22 (after expenses) for drivers who work with app-based services like Uber, Lyft, Via and …

Consumer electronics giant Samsung just became the world’s spendiest advertiser, bypassing Proctor & Gamble

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techcrunch.com - Who rules roost in the business world is very much in flux. We see it on a daily basis, with the mantle of “most valuable company” being passed between Apple, Amazon and Microsoft, depending on the d…

Bose is dabbling in ‘audio AR’ with a pair of sunglasses

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techcrunch.com - Back in March we first caught wind that Bose is dabbling in augmented reality, with the launch of a new wearable SDK. Seems the headphone maker is ready to bring that technology to market, launching …

Samsung fakes test photo by using a stock DSLR image

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techcrunch.com - Samsung’s Malaysian arm has some explaining to do. The company, in an effort to show off the Galaxy A8 Star’s amazing photo retouching abilities, used a cleverly-shot portrait, modified it, and then …

Xavier Niel unveils new Freebox with Alexa, Devialet, Sigfox, Netflix

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techcrunch.com - Iliad, the telecom company behind Free, just unveiled a new Freebox at a press conference in its office. This is somewhat significant news for French startups as French billionaire Xavier Niel is als…

‘Google You Owe Us’ claimants aren’t giving up on UK Safari workaround suit

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techcrunch.com - Lawyers behind a UK class-action style compensation litigation against Google for privacy violations have filed an appeal against a recent High Court ruling blocking the proceeding. In October Mr Jus…

Oath agrees to pay $5M to settle charges it violated children’s privacy

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch’s Verizon-owned parent, Oath, an ad tech division made from the merging of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay around $5 million to settle charges that it violated a federal children’s privac…

Facebook ends platform policy banning apps that copy its features

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techcrunch.com - Facebook will now freely allow developers to build competitors to its features upon its own platform. Today Facebook announced it will drop Platform Policy section 4.1 which stipulates “Add something…

Reddit had a pretty solid 2018

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techcrunch.com - 2018 was a big year for Reddit . The company executed an almost comically overdue redesign, continued to clean up toxic communities and promoted new features that are pushing the company toward new a…

Microsoft and Docker team up to make packaging and running cloud-native applications easier

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft and Docker today announced a new joint open-source project, the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB), that aims to make the lifecycle management of cloud-native applications easier. At it…

Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 855 and its new under-display fingerprint sensor

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techcrunch.com - This week, Qualcomm is hosting press and analysts on Maui for its annual Snapdragon Summit. Sadly, we’re not there, but a couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm gave us a preview of the news. There’ll be thre…

Fivetran announces $15M Series A to build automated data pipelines

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techcrunch.com - Fivetran, a startup that builds automated data pipelines between data repositories and cloud data warehouses and analytics tools, announced a $15 million Series A investment led by Matrix Partners. F…

Hulu to top 23 million subscribers by year-end

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techcrunch.com - Hulu will top 23 million subscribers by year-end, according to comments made by Hulu CEO Randy Freer speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition conference this morning. While Freer didn’t state the numb…

Master These 25 Mac Shortcuts to Work Faster and Smarter

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www.lifehack.org - In a busy day, you know it well what it means to save a second of time. It seems a waste of time to leave your keypad and fiddle on your mouse or keypad. Another approach to save those seconds is to …

The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life

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arstechnica.com - After focusing on gifts for the road and gifts for the home, Ars' third installment in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide goes a different route. Since Ars is a site for people who don’t mind digging deep i…

iOS apps used Touch ID feature to trick users into paying hefty fees

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arstechnica.com - Apple’s App Store has given the boot to two highly rated apps that abused the iOS Touch ID feature in an attempt to swindle users out of sums of more than $100, users on Reddit reported over the week…

“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission has once again refused a New York Times request for records that the Times believes might shed light on Russian interference in the net neutrality repeal proceed…

The Razer Blade Stealth gets an overhaul with a 4K display and better graphics

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arstechnica.com - Wait a minute, yes it was! Razer Photoshopped all sorts of stuff into this thing to prove it can do creative things, too! The top spec has a touchscreen. The tattoos mean the device is cool and edgy.…

AT&T makes it more expensive to cancel DirecTV or Internet service

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arstechnica.com - AT&T will start charging customers for the full month after they cancel TV or Internet service, ending its customer-friendly practice of providing a prorated credit for the final month. Even if you c…

Waymo’s ambitious plans for high-speed taxis could be holding it back

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arstechnica.com - In November 2017, Waymo announced that it would start taking drivers out of the driver's seat of its prototype self-driving vehicles. A year later, Waymo still seems to be far away from completing th…

Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft today made a number of developer-oriented announcements that continue its theme of the last few years: the company wants its tools—and ultimately its platforms, especially Azure—to be the c…

Thousands of sensitive emails stolen in intrusion of Republican campaign arm

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arstechnica.com - An email intrusion targeting a key Republican campaign committee allowed unknown people to steal thousands of sensitive emails from four senior aides, Politico reported Tuesday. The attack on the Nat…

Siemens Pushes Cybersecurity to the Highest Levels

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www.designnews.com - Over the past few years, cybersecurity has become a major concern for those deploying advanced automation systems. With major security breaches making headlines month after month, security is threate…

Here’s what people in tech had to say about JavaScript when it debuted in 1995

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medium.com - Time and time again JavaScript is crowned the most popular programming language in the World. Whether you agree with that or not, one thing’s for sure: It’s come a long way since its debut back in 19…

Securing Your Site like It’s 1999

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24ways.org - Running a website in the early years of the web was a scary business. The web was an evolving medium, and people were finding new uses for it almost every day. From book stores to online auctions, th…

Content Management is Design | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - I usually try to start an article with some sort of joke or metaphor for flavor, but I’m not going to do that this time. Content management is design, and that’s an important enough concept that it w…

Samsung patent presents on-screen fingerprint scanning tech

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androidcommunity.com - There is no stopping Samsung for getting ahead of innovation and technology. The South Korean tech giant’s R&D arm is always busy so don’t be surprised if it’s still as prolific as before. The compan…

December Android Security Bulletin out for Pixel, Nexus, and Essential Phone

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androidcommunity.com - Google is more serious in updating the mobile platform. It’s one way of ensuring Android is always up-to-date on most mobile devices. However, it will still always depend on OEMs or mobile carriers t…

Gartner: Chinese OEMs help improve Q3 2018 global sales

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androidcommunity.com - We’re almost done with the 4th quarter and year 2018. Expect different brands and OEMs to make announcements and release reports about how their numbers have increased or turned for the worst. We hav…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 opens the door for new mobile experiences

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androidcommunity.com - Modern smartphones impress us with their bright displays, multiple cameras, sophisticated biometrics and more. But while those features naturally require specific hardware components to be present, t…

Amazon Music app to soon be available for Android TV

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androidcommunity.com - While smart TVs are almost always used for playing movies, TV shows and other videos, there are also times when you want to stream music through your whole entertainment set-up. If your music streami…

Huawei launches StorySign app to help deaf children learn to read

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androidcommunity.com - If you don’t have a deaf person in your life or if you’re not aware of the challenges they face, it might surprise you to know that deaf children often have a difficult time in learning to read. This…

How to Increase Loyalty Program Engagement

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loyalty360.org - Consumers today not only want, but expect personalized and compelling experiences. Many brands turn to loyalty solutions to make this happen and loyalty program participation is at a high. In fact, 7…

5 Ways to Motivate Members with Real-Time Loyalty Statements

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loyalty360.org - Loyalty statements have long been a part of every loyalty program. But today, rather than being mailed monthly, statements are now real-time trackers that can use the principles of human motivation t…

Migrating to Mobile: A First Look at the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season

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loyalty360.org - Another year, another Cyber Week that generated record sales for retailers. On Black Friday, online sales in the U.S. reached $6.2 billion, and they topped $7.9 billion on Cyber Monday. As we had pre…

Microsoft Reportedly Killing Edge in Favour of a New Chromium-Based Browser - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is reportedly killing Windows 10’s default browser, Microsoft Edge. The browser, first launched in 2015 along with Windows 10, struggled to get much traction, and continues to scramble with…

Article 13 is a mess: Now even big rightholders disavow it

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juliareda.eu - The second-to-last round of trilogue negotiations to hammer out the final wording of the EU Copyright Directive takes place tonight. On the agenda again: The controversial Article 13, which would mak…

How Important Is Marketing To Your Taxi Business? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The on-demand taxi business has achieved incredible development in the previous ten years. The different possibilities pull in numerous startups, in this way becoming the most competitive sector. Des…

What Is AdChoices Ads And How To Remove It? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - It’s easy to spot AdChoices advertising you see a tiny blue triangle in the upper right corner of the ad. Though AdChoices in itself is not advertising. It is a so-called behavioral advertising strat…

How To Design A Killer Logo With Renderforest | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Every business and freelancer out there needs a logo. Logos are everywhere- from billboards to TV, websites, and letterheads. There’s a good reason for that: logos are the face of a company. They’re …

Amazon product ads evolution: A harbinger of Amazon local advertising? - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google is having a rough fourth quarter. October alone was a horrible month for one of the world’s most highly regarded brands. On the eve of a major hardware unveiling, Google found itself the cente…

Report: Facebook Employees Contacting Ex-Colleagues About Leaving Company | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - “There are new things coming out every day,” said one former Facebook executive. “It’s a quite somber atmosphere right now at the company.” Facebook employees reportedly have a tradition of posting p…

ADL Gives Tim Cook Award For Censoring Online Speech

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www.infowars.com - Apple CEO Tim Cook received a “Courage Against Hate” award from the Anti-Defamation League yesterday for censoring online speech, including Infowars’ Alex Jones, whom Cook referred to as a “violent c…

Google in Residence program debuts at Xavier to diversify tech industry

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neworleanscitybusiness.com - A Google engineer is teaching classes in Xavier University’s first foray into a program that aims to diversify the tech industry. Aaron Gable is mentoring students in Xavier’s undergraduate computer …

Radio Industry Group Wants FCC to Eliminate Competition Rules Limiting Ownership

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www.billboard.com - With the Federal Communication Commission about to embark on the review it does every four years of whether its broadcast ownership rules remain necessary in the public interest of competition, the N…

Rule by robots is easy to imagine – we’re already victims of superintelligent firms | John Naughton

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www.theguardian.com - In 1965, the mathematician I J “Jack” Good, one of Alan Turing’s code-breaking colleagues during the second world war, started to think about the implications of what he called an “ultra-intelligent”…

Sundar Pichai of Google: ‘Technology Doesn’t Solve Humanity’s Problems’

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www.nytimes.com - You started at Google 14 years ago. Does it still feel like the same company you joined? When I first joined Google I was struck by the fact that it was a very idealistic, optimistic place. I still s…

How to Recruit MLM Leaders for Fast Network Marketing Success

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www.attractionmarketingprofits.com - The problem is that most people go after their broke friends and family because they think it is easier. The actual reality is it is often much more difficult to recruit these recruit these individua…

Brief But Insiring Ideas About Best Webhosting!

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agentmonhost.com - Choosing a good web host can seem frustrating at times, but if you have the right information then it should not be that hard. The more you learn about your best webhosting options, the simpler it be…

Quick Strategies To Make Your Mobile Marketing More Effective

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marketingpromotion.biz - There are so many factors to consider when starting a mobile marketing plan that you might not know where to start. This article will take some of the guesswork out of the process of promoting your b…

Why It’s Time to Embrace a Real CRM Tool for Your Business – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - Using a spreadsheet or index cards to manage your clients may make sense when you’re first starting out: there aren’t that many to keep track of, and the clients you do have don’t have a long history…

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