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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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7 tactics to drive more links to your website - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - I recently presented at SMX East in New York. Aside from being one of my favourite cities in the world, it was a great conference and I want to expand upon my presentation and dive a bit deeper into …

December 2018 – Spectrecoin [XSPEC]

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news.spectreproject.io - Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Spectrecoin newsletter. The main news this month are the completion of the CI build system, further work on Spectrecoin v2.2 and the release of the public …

HelloWorld Discusses Customer Loyalty and Experience

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loyalty360.org - HelloWorld is a digital marketing solutions company that specializes in strategizing for and developing loyalty programs. The company offers promotions such as sweepstakes, games, trivia, contests, a…

Signal Integrates with Adobe Audience Manager for Customer Data

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loyalty360.org - Signal, a provider of real-time, omnichannel customer data onboarding and identity resolution, has announced it is joining the Adobe Exchange Partner Program. This collaboration extends Signal’s abil…

Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1

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arstechnica.com - Apple simultaneously released minor software updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TV boxes today with iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1. The focus is on bug fixes and security,…

Google Sounds app makes it easier to pick ringtones, alarms

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androidcommunity.com - We weren’t exactly clamoring for Google to come up with a separate app to manage all the sounds coming from your Android device, but here we are with the brand new Sounds app. The description says th…

Seized cache of Facebook docs raise competition and consent questions

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techcrunch.com - A UK parliamentary committee has published the cache of Facebook documents it dramatically seized last week. The documents were obtained by a legal discovery process by a startup that’s suing the soc…

Google invests in Japanese AI and machine learning startup ABEJA

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techcrunch.com - Google has made a rare investment in Japan after the company led a follow-on round for AI and machine learning startup ABEJA. The deal amount is undisclosed but a little digging suggests that it is l…

Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

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techcrunch.com - Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short,…

JioSaavn becomes India’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music

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techcrunch.com - India finally has its answer to Spotify after Reliance Jio merged its music service with Saavn, the startup it acquired earlier this year. The deal itself isn’t new — it was announced back in March —…

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

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techcrunch.com - Who rules the 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 t…

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 o…

Workato raises $25M for its integration platform

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techcrunch.com - Workato, a startup that offers an integration and automation platform for businesses that competes with the likes of MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft’s Logic Apps, today announced that it has raised…

AT&T announces a second Samsung 5G smartphone for 2019

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techcrunch.com - Leave it to Samsung to talk up its second 5G smartphone before most companies have tipped their first. A few days after announcing its first 5G handset via Verizon, the company is already on to numbe…

Gift Guide: Ideas for bullet journalers

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. Since digital product designer Ryder Carroll’s list-based method for organizing his life first wen…

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent

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techcrunch.com - Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for…

Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice

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techcrunch.com - A number of app developers building third-party screen time trackers and parental control applications are worried that Apple’s increased scrutiny of their apps in recent weeks is not a coincidence. …

Google’s cellular service gets rebranded, offers support for iPhones

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arstechnica.com - Hot off the release of fully encrypted traffic earlier this month, Google's cellular service, Project Fi, is getting a new name and greatly expanded device support—although that device support comes …

Ajit Pai buries 2-year-old speed test data in appendix of 762-page report

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission yesterday released broadband speed test data for the first time in two years, after ignoring months of inquiries about why the annual speed test reports hadn't b…

Why, in 2018, is Microsoft adding security questions to Windows 10?

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arstechnica.com - Security questions—the annoying shared secrets used as a secondary form of authentication—have been around forever and are used by just about everyone to deal with users who forget their password. Th…

Bethesda’s attempt to fix a Fallout 76 blunder leaks angry shoppers’ PID

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arstechnica.com - Bethesda's latest video game, Fallout 76, launched last month with its share of uneven reviews and responses (including our own), and chief among players' complaints is that the always-online game is…

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…

Dozens of hidden game names found in PlayStation Classic source files

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arstechnica.com - Buried in the system's "title.h" file is a list of enumerated variable names and associated PlayStation serial numbers referencing various games. That list includes all the games packaged with the Pl…

Facebook also let dating apps have further access to Graph API back in 2015

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arstechnica.com - Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In addition, the Wednesday release by a British lawmaker also confirms what Ars previously discovered via a failure to adequately redact public c…

How Images Could Be Your Secret SEO Weapon | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Jumpshot took a look at how online searches were most commonly conducted in 2016. What’s not surprising is that Google owned the majority of online search queries (with U.S. users, at least). What is…

How to Use Google Analytics with WordPress? (Video Tutorial) - WinningWP

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winningwp.com - When it comes to websites, the audience is everything: no audience = really not a lot of point in even having a website at all! So how best to find out how popular your website is (or isn’t)? How man…

​Microsoft, SpaceX, and T-Mobile's various plans to bring broadband to rural America | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - SpaceX plots 4,000 satellite constellation for home broadband SpaceX has revealed technical details of the constellation of satellites it wants to launch as an internet service provider (ISP) for the…

Samsung's 5G prototype phone packs a very peculiar screen

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www.engadget.com - Samsung has been understandably protective of this phone, as it's been streaming 4K video over Verizon's 5G network and outputting the results onto a big, beautiful television. Forget about touching …

Verizon/Aol fined $5m for knowingly helping advertisers track children

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boingboing.net - Aol deliberately provided advertisers with the means to illegally track children and target advertising to them. It will pay a $5m fine, reports The New York Times. At Ars Technica, Jon Brodkin repor…

Samsung found to be faking Portrait Mode for promotion

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androidcommunity.com - We’re certain this isn’t the first and only incident of fake photos being used in promotion and marketing but we expect more from Samsung. The industry still hasn’t forgotten the fake Huawei Nova 3i …

Xiaomi POCO F1 receives MIUI 10 beta update in India

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androidcommunity.com - Your Xiaomi Poco F1 is about to get an update. A Xiaomi India executive shared over on Twitter the MIUI 10 for POCO will deliver 960fps video recording. The new version will also bring super low-ligh…

YouTube app now has Autoplay on Home for regular users

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androidcommunity.com - When you’re scrolling through your YouTube home screen, you sometimes don’t have time to open each and every video to see if it’s actually something you might want to watch or skip. That’s why when Y…

AT&T to deliver 5G mobile internet next year, partners with Samsung

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androidcommunity.com - Mobile Internet connectivity is getting a significant boost soon as 5G technology will officially be available beginning next year. Trials are underway and almost done for some networks and carriers.…

A year after switching from the iPhone to the Google Pixel, I'm sad to admit it wasn't worth it

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www.businessinsider.com.au - Every time my brother downloaded a new song or app, it would appear on my iPhone. And every time we got an iOS update, I would start to receive his text messages. We tried everything, but the glitch …

Microsoft Takes on the Digital Divide, This Time with Data - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Yesterday, Microsoft refuted U.S. governmental numbers about broadband Internet access, stating that its own data shows that the digital divide is far worse than previously reported. “The country’s a…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Launches With 45% Performance Boost, 20% Faster Graphics - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - It’s here. Qualcomm’s latest and greatest 7nm processor has just been officially announced at the company’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit. Meet the Snapdragon 855. Snapdragon 855 is Qualcomm’s …

Tip: Hey Google, Show Me a Vermeer Gallery - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - This week, Google added a Vermeer gallery to its Arts & Culture mobile app, providing a new, AR-powered way to enjoy the complete works 17th-century Dutch painting master from a single location. “Now…

Facebook discussed cashing in on user data, emails suggest

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www.theguardian.com - Facebook staff in 2012 discussed removing restrictions on user data for companies who were able to spend upwards of $250,000 on mobile advertising, before ultimately deciding to apply a uniform polic…

John Stossel On Censorship: Google & Facebook Cross ‘The Creepy Line’ Daily

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www.infowars.com - John Stossel has recently said that Google and Facebook aren’t just guilty of censorship, but they cross “the creepy line” of suppression of speech daily. Both companies have an obvious agenda, and t…

Seized Facebook Internal Emails Published by U.K. Lawmakers

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www.newsmax.com - Internal emails at Facebook Inc., including those involving Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, were published online by a committee of U.K. lawmakers investigating social media’s role in the sp…

Facebook built Portal for friends to connect, but it has more to offer businesses

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mashable.com - Smart camera frees you up to move around • Great in the office App support is limited • Doesn't work with Messenger.com • Facebook hasn't done enough to address privacy concerns Facebook's Portal and…

The 9 Most Weird and Hilarious Questions Congress Asked Mark Zuckerberg

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www.inc.com - Mark Zuckerberg is no doubt relieved to be finished with his two days of testimony before Congress. He acquitted himself well: no gaffes, no disrespect, and thankfully no flop sweat. On the other han…

Ajit Pai admits Russia interfered in net neutrality process amid lawsuit

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www.dailydot.com - Federal Communications Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai said it was a “fact” that there was Russian interference in the public comments ahead of its controversial net neutrality vote last year, amid sparring …

3 Crucial Ingredients to Create a Killer Instagram Marketing Strategy • My Lead System PRO (MLSP) Blog

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blog.myleadsystempro.com - If you're looking for a simple Instagram Marketing Strategy that absolutely anyone can follow, no matter how busy or tech UN-savvy you are, then you'll want to devour this post. This is about as simp…

How to Use Hashtags Successfully on All Major Social Platforms

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instapage.com - Content hashtags Trending hashtags Brand-specific hashtags Using hashtags on Instagram Using hashtags on Facebook Using hashtags on LinkedIn Using hashtags on Twitter Using hashtags on Pinterest Usin…

Computer Archives - The Bitcoin Ecommerce

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www.sh8pping.com - The Ematic 10″” HD Quad-Core blue tablet includes Android 7.1 Nougat providing a new visual style, improved performance, and adds… 1000Base-T to 1000Base-SX Multi-Mode SC Fiber Converter. Gigabit Fib…

Mobile Marketing Is Easy With This Great Advice – Marketing Tips

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Mobile marketing is a broad term that can be defined several ways. The definition of mobile marketing is simply marketing to users on cell phones or other mobile devices. The following article can he…

Here Is How To Get The Most From Internet Marketing – How To Advertise

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durac.info - You will have to come up your marketing techniques to be successful. Yet, with the differences in each company, there are some core bits that remain similar in those that make good profits and a few …

How To Prepare For A Car Shopping Excursion

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carshopping.biz - Do you seem to only find bad luck and used vehicles? This is because a great commission out of you. This is the reason why you’re not think of a dealer as a friend when going to a dealership. Keep re…

Novices And Pros Alike Require This Social Media Marketing Information

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firstadsense.com - You can do this by learning the best methods of new and improved media marketing. Post new blog content frequently and with regularity. Fresh content will keep visitors coming back. This is very much…

Useful Advice For Bettering Your Photography Skills

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slr-digitalcamera.com - Many people find the complexities of photos. This is generally because such people are not sure where to get expert photography advice. This article will help you a few useful photography you did not…

Easy To Follow Ideas About Website Development That Will Really Help You

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agentmonhost.com - So, you have a website all sketched out, but you don’t know where to begin. You have an idea of what you’d like to share, but actually setting it up is beyond your skill level. This is where the webs…

Easy Ways To Get The Most From Your Car Repairs

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carshopping.biz - A basic auto repair services is really a necessity for anybody who owns (or even just drives) a car. The article will provide you with many excellent pieces of advice for keeping your car in peak con…

Why You Should Think Twice about Writing How-To Posts – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - It’s an old adage you’ve probably heard before. And many bloggers and content writers have taken it very much to heart — myself included — and interpreted that advice to mean, “Write how-to posts.” I…

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