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Friday, December 7, 2018

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Contrary To Media Claims, There's No Evidence Russia Was Behind Fake Net Neutrality Comments

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www.techdirt.com - Earlier this week we noted how the Ajit Pai FCC again shot down journalist FOIA attempts to find out who was behind the millions of bogus comments that plagued the agency's net neutrality repeal. The…

South Park Depicts Jeff Bezos as a Sinister Telepath

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www.pcmag.com - What is Jeff Bezos really like away from the public eye? It's impossible to tell, but that hasn't stopped Trey Parker and Matt Stone answering the question in the South Park episode "Unfulfilled." As…

Everise Acquires Trusource to Improve Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - Singapore-based Everise, parent company of C3 (CustomerContactChannels), has announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Trusource Labs. The acquisition is expected to close before th…

5 Self-Care Apps and Sites for Positive and Healthy Reminders

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www.makeuseof.com - In the rush of looking after your family, meeting your work requirements, and getting things done, it’s easy to neglect your own well-being. These websites, apps, and social accounts will ensure you …

Huawei CFO, accused of fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison

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techcrunch.com - At a bail hearing today, new details emerged surrounding Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou’s arrest in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend. The daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei is acc…

Google Play Services ending support for API level 14, 15

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androidcommunity.com - Google Play Services allow most apps and device to improve further. Before you can update some Android apps, you may be required to update first the Google Play Services. There are different Android …

Apple acquired Platoon, a platform for musicians to create and distribute work

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techcrunch.com - Spotify has made some significant moves to bypass record labels and work directly with artists, and there are signs that Apple could be eyeing up a similar approach to get a bigger share of original …

The Epic Games Store is now live

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techcrunch.com - It’s a busy week for Epic Games . Fresh from pushing out a major season 7 update for Fortnite, so the gaming giant has taken the wraps off its own games store. First announced earlier this week, the …

Gift Guide: So your [friend, partner, kid, parent] wants to be a Twitch streamer…

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techcrunch.com - Though many people still scratch their head at the idea of watching people play video games, Twitch and its content creators have proven that the platform is attractive (even beloved) to tens of mill…

Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud

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techcrunch.com - A few days ago, Google removed popular Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech apps from its Play Store following a BuzzFeed investigation, which discovered the apps were engaging in ad fraud. Today, as a resul…

AI desperately needs regulation and public accountability, experts say

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techcrunch.com - Artificial intelligence systems and creators are in dire need of direct intervention by governments and human rights watchdogs, according to a new report from researchers at Google, Microsoft, and ot…

Qualcomm lays off 269 employees in North Carolina and California

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm’s struggling data center business was hit another massive blow as the company laid off hundreds. The news, first revealed by the Information, has since been confirmed by TechCrunch. The chip…

Putting Nintendo Switch’s 8.2 million US Switch sales in context

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arstechnica.com - The Switch has had a pretty successful first 20 months in the US, all things considered. Normalized to average monthly data (for varying data periods), the Switch still performs pretty well. This mor…

Why driving is hard—even for AIs

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arstechnica.com - Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Each day this week from Wednesday through Friday, we're bringing you a pair of sto…

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…

Obsidian Entertainment finally announces its Fallout: New Vegas successor

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arstechnica.com - It looks like there's a mix of melee and gun combat, of course. Obsidian Entertainment, developers of games like Pillars of Eternity, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and Alpha Protocol ran…

Even self-driving leader Waymo is struggling to reach full autonomy

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arstechnica.com - The Wednesday rollout of Waymo One, Waymo's commercial self-driving taxi service, falls far short of expectations the company itself set earlier in the year. In late September, a Waymo spokeswoman to…

We’ve driven Audi’s first proper electric car, the 2019 e-tron SUV

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arstechnica.com - In the wake of its emissions scandal, Volkswagen Group has been on a mission to reinvent itself. After staking its reputation on diesel, the German automaker has conducted a volte face; electricity i…

Bikini app maker draws another disgruntled developer to its Facebook fight

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arstechnica.com - On Friday, both sides in the Six4Three v. Facebook lawsuit, which alleges breach of contract, appeared before a San Mateo County judge for the second time in a week in a hearing that dragged on for o…

Google’s Chrome browser will get better because of Microsoft

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www.theverge.com - Microsoft has always used pop-ups, notifications, and warning signs to sway people away from installing Chrome on Windows 10. The software maker even performed battery tests to show how bad Chrome is…

Millions of smartphones were taken offline yesterday by an expired certificate

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www.theverge.com - Ericsson has confirmed that a fault with its software was the source of yesterday’s massive network outage, which took millions of smartphones offline across the UK and Japan and created issues in al…

How To Become A Top Voice At LinkedIn-Grow Your Network And Business

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www.forbes.com - Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg© 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP Have you ever wondered how LinkedIn could change your professional life, business or startup? My story…

Outlook facelift hopefully to come to Android soon

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androidcommunity.com - Microsoft has been building (or rebuilding?) a reputation for creating great apps and software for mobile devices. And as part of their goal to become the best in that field, they have opened up thei…

Google Assistant now offers audible Google News

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androidcommunity.com - The Google Assistant has been a helpful guide for many mobile users. Whether on the smartphone or at home with the Google Home or Google Home Hub, the smart voice assistant still needs to further imp…

Lenovo Yoga C630 Review Check-In: Performance - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - The Snapdragon 850-based Lenovo Yoga C630 provides better performance than its Snapdragon 835-based predecessors. And this improvement can be seen anecdotally, by using the systems side-by-side, and …

MicrosoftEdge/MSEdge

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github.com - Authors: Microsoft Edge Team Last Updated: 2018-12-06 For the past few years, Microsoft has meaningfully increased participation in the open source software (OSS) community, becoming one of the world…

O2 customers to get credit compensation for data outage

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news.sky.com - The UK's second largest mobile operator, which has more than 25 million customers, saw disruption to its network begin at around 5am on Thursday and last for most of the day. The firm said 3G was ful…

I rode in Waymo’s new self-driving taxi service

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www.theverge.com - It is late afternoon in Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and I’m getting jittery waiting for my self-driving car to make a left turn before arriving at the coffee shop. Seconds tick by, and th…

All The Right Moves – Fiat Chrysler Opening Jeep SUV Plant in Detroit…

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theconservativetreehouse.com - Background first: There’s a massive shifting of manufacturing in the auto-industry and President Donald Trump is at the center of it. The USMCA trade agreement is the newly constructed Trump fulcrum …

Where are the Linchpin jobs?

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seths.blog - [We’re launching a new free project today. Read on for the details…] Industry offered a deal to the worker: Here’s a job. We’ll pay you as little as we can get away with while still being able to fil…

Facebook kept granting private data to high-profile advertisers long after it said it stopped

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www.salon.com - On Wednesday, British lawmakers published 250 internal Facebook emails spanning from 2012 to 2015, which bring to light the tech behemoth’s presumably long-standing goal: To turn a profit by monetizi…

Few people are actually trapped in filter bubbles. Why do they like to say that they are?

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www.niemanlab.org - The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might h…

The New Google Popup Penalty - Don't Get Penalized for Mobile Popups! • My Lead System PRO (MLSP) Blog

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blog.myleadsystempro.com - Late last year, Google made an announcement that they were going to start penalizing websites (in terms of ranking) that use ‘intrusive interstitials’ on their mobile pages. We'll call this the Googl…

Ditch Boring Strategies With These Clever Website Marketing Ideas – How To Advertise

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durac.info - While you may want to start your online business right way, you will benefit more from careful planning and analysis. You can get a great start on building up your store of knowledge by reading throu…

The Only Hosting Advice You Should Read

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agentmonhost.com - A lot of people have the mistaken idea that it is impossible to make a poor decision when selecting a best webhosting solution. This is not how you should think. Just as companies who perform other t…

When You’re In A Hurry, This Article About Making Money Online Is Perfect – Get Money Maker

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getmoneymaker.com - Many people want to work from the comfort of their home. You might be someone who wants to do this but you’ve never tried it before. You just need some good ideas that will get you started, and this …

Valuable Information For Bettering Your Photography Skills

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slr-digitalcamera.com - Are you often frustrated or disappointed by the outcome of your photographs’ quality? Keep your technique for snapping photographs simple and easy. You can take great pictures without changing your c…

Struggling With Auto Repair? Read These Tips!

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carshopping.biz - Are you the owner of a car owner? If you do, then you’ve probably needed to get it repaired from time to time. It is important to find a good and honest car service to tend to your needs. The tips be…

New Ideas For Using Mobile Marketing In Your Business

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marketingpromotion.biz - You can use mobile marketing as a supplemental income or your secondary one. These ideas will help you what the experts know in achieving success in mobile marketing and be successful with your futur…

Design Your Web Site Like A Pro

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agentmonhost.com - The design of your website is instrumental when it comes to showcasing your business is design. Read on for suggestions that will help you can design to higher levels. A good website should be compat…

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