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Monday, January 14, 2019

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19 strategies, tactics, and tips on how to launch a product in 2019

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blog.close.io - As a founder, there’s nothing more exciting (and stressful) than launching a product. You’ve sat back for a few rounds, watched the game get played, and now you’ve got a winning hand and are ready to…

The Pentagon Has More than 250 Cyber Gaps in Its Networks, Watchdog Says

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www.defenseone.com - More than 250 cybersecurity vulnerabilities, some more than a decade old, remain unaddressed in the Defense Department’s networks, according to an internal watchdog. Still, auditors found the agency …

Samsung’s new Galaxy M smartphones will launch in India first

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techcrunch.com - Samsung will launch its new lower-priced Galaxy M series in India before the smartphones roll out globally. Asim Warsi, senior vice president of Samsung India’s smartphone business, told Reuters that…

Wiliot nabs $30M from Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung for a chip that runs on power from ambient radio frequencies

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techcrunch.com - As we continue the quest for better and more efficient sources of energy to link up our connected world, companies that are developing new power solutions are attracting attention. Today, a startup c…

Tech Workers Unite to Fight Forced Arbitration

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www.wired.com - Tech workers may be new to labor organizing, but they’re learning quickly. When a November walkout by 20,000 Google employees protesting the company’s mishandling of sexual harassment claims led to s…

Samsung Pay Framework draining battery of some Galaxy smartphones

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androidcommunity.com - While some consider Samsung Pay to be one of the best mobile payment platforms around, there are also those who are getting extremely annoyed that one of the background apps that helps it out is caus…

Daily Crunch: Twitter’s new app for testing new features

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techcrunch.com - The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. A fir…

Nissan’s IMs ‘elevated sports sedan’ concept shows what its electric future might look like

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techcrunch.com - Nissan unveiled Monday its latest vision for electric vehicles at the North American International Auto Show — the third consecutive year the automaker has teased what its EV future might look like. …

Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs

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techcrunch.com - As people increasingly use their mobile phones and other devices to shop, it has become imperative for vendors to improve the shopping experience, making it as simple as possible, given the small foo…

The graceful QX Inspiration Concept previews Infiniti’s electric lineup

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techcrunch.com - Today at the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, MI, Infiniti revealed its latest electric concept vehicle. Called the QX Inspiration Concept, this crossover is a preview of what’…

A group of Google employees plan to educate people about forced arbitration

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techcrunch.com - A group of Google employees is taking to Twitter and Instagram tomorrow in an attempt to educate the public about forced arbitration, Recode first reported. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, this group will …

Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover

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techcrunch.com - Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The images of the full-size crossover SUV, which was unveiled …

Sling TV rolls out free content to non-subscribers, initially on Roku

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techcrunch.com - Last year, Dish-owned streaming service Sling TV launched a free tier to its service designed to attract those with lapsed subscriptions to come back and watch. On Roku devices, former customers were…

For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

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techcrunch.com - The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look like two transitional years, with a potential shakeout in 2019 before an inflection…

NBCUniversal announces streaming service that will be free to paid TV subscribers

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techcrunch.com - NBCUniversal is joining the long list of media giants looking to compete with Netflix. The company today announced plans to launch its own streaming service service in early 2020. The still-unnamed s…

Some of the biggest web hosting sites were vulnerable to simple account takeover hacks

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techcrunch.com - A security researcher has found, reported and now disclosed a dozen bugs that made it easy to steal sensitive information or take over any customer’s account from some of the largest web hosting comp…

Ford is making a hybrid Explorer SUV

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techcrunch.com - Ford is adding a hybrid Explorer to the mix, the first time the popular SUV has been offered with any kind of electrification. The automaker unveiled Monday the Explorer hybrid, as well as a new Expl…

Rumor suggests Apple’s AirPower mat has finally gone into production

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techcrunch.com - In 2017, Apple announced the Qi-compatible AirPower Mat, a device that would charge multiple devices at once simply by placing them on the mat. That product has been seriously delayed due to reported…

Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password

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techcrunch.com - Schneider has fixed three vulnerabilities in one of its popular electric car charging stations, which security researchers said could have easily allowed an attacker to remotely take over the unit. A…

Affordable marketing ideas for your small business – Learn

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www.canva.com - In today’s hyper-competitive market, it’s never been more important to break through the clutter and reach your target audience. But when you’re a small business, how do you compete with bigger compa…

Gearbox CEO allegedly mocked ex-lawyer’s Christianity with slurs, “ridiculing” gifts

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arstechnica.com - In October 2018—10 days before video game studio Gearbox Software sued its former general counsel over allegations of fraud—the counsel in question filed a discrimination claim with Texas authorities.

The best PCs, gadgets, and future tech of CES 2019

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arstechnica.com - CES 2019 has finally come to an end—and by and large, it was a more interesting show than last year's. To that end, the Ars reviews staff has put together another annual Best in Show list, and this g…

Remember when Bill Gates challenged Slash to Guitar Hero? 13 years of Ars at CES

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arstechnica.com - For reference: here are the Encore and the Wynn, two of the towering hotels in which attendees and exhibitors can stay and hold meetings while they're in Vegas. (Seen here in 2014.) A common site at …

Ars Technica turns 20-years-old, and we couldn’t have done it without the community

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arstechnica.com - If you've ever looked at the whois info for Ars Technica, you might already be in on a little secret: our birthday is December 29, 1998, making 2019 the site's official 20th anniversary year. For a s…

Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students

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arstechnica.com - A free texting service used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that Verizon demanded from the company that oper…

VLC media player will add AirPlay support, soon reach three billion downloads

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arstechnica.com - Popular open source video and audio player software VLC will add support for Apple's AirPlay streaming feature soon, according to statements given by the app's development team to Variety. VLC also p…

Coinbase Reportedly Bans Personal Account of Social Media Platform Gab Founder

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cointelegraph.com - The personal Coinbase merchant account of Andrew Torba, social media platform Gab’s founder, has been terminated, the official Gab.com account tweeted on Jan. 4. As blockchain blog Breaker reported e…

How to run a research session if you’re not a design researcher

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medium.com - A few months ago, our Internal Communications team at Dropbox was getting ready to launch a new intranet for employees. As a UX writer, I worked closely with them to make sure the user experience (UX…

thenativeweb/wolkenkit-boards

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github.com - wolkenkit-boards is a tool for collaboratively organizing notes. It allows you to mount public and private boards and attach notes and images to them. Its backend is powered by wolkenkit. wolkenkit i…

Consumer protection websites are down due to the government shutdown

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www.theverge.com - As the government shutdown stretches into the record for longest shutdown ever, key websites run by the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission are still down, leaving consumer…

Four out of five Americans distrust mainstream social media sites like Facebook | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Enterprise applications power the heart of business productivity, but they are traditionally difficult to implement, upgrade, and innovate. We look at how the next generation of enterprise apps could…

NTT and NEC use 5G to stream 8K footage of a steam locomotive to its passengers | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo and compatriot conglomerate NEC have teamed up to stream 8K footage of a steam locomotive back into the train. "8K ultra-high-definition live video featuring a steam locomot…

Verizon testing out Verizon Gaming cloud service

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androidcommunity.com - They have not made a major announcement about it just yet, but it looks like Verizon has gone ahead and soft-launched or is currently beta testing a new thing called Verizon Gaming. It’s part of a gr…

OnePlus 7 image leaked, new render then appears

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androidcommunity.com - Details about the Samsung Galaxy S10 are aplenty. They may be just rumors and speculations but we believe most of them. We’ll have confirmation in about a month and after that, we’ll move on to other…

Sony Mobile doing major changes in the business

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androidcommunity.com - What’s the latest on Sony? We’re not sure yet but we know the company has been planning to make known its mobile plans for the year at this year’s CES. The tech event has passed although we’re expect…

Lite version of famous Calendar Widget by Home Agenda now available

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re the type of person who likes playing around with launchers and widgets and themes and what-nots on your smartphone, finding one that’s really great and helps with your productivity is a joy…

Nokia 9 PureView arriving before end of January

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androidcommunity.com - Aside from the Nokia 8.1 Plus, HMD Global has the Nokia 9 PureView as part of its 2019 phone lineup. The device has been anticipated since 2017 but it’s only this year it will finally become a realit…

Samsung Suddenly 'Confirms' New Galaxy's Nasty Surprise

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www.forbes.com - Samsung has now confirmed the 10th-anniversary Galaxy S10 will launch very soon. But a new leak reveals you might be better off waiting for two different Samsung models which could blow it out of the…

Trump slams 'Jeff Bozo,' Washington Post over Amazon founder's divorce

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www.foxnews.com - President Donald Trump on Sunday coined a new nickname for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and praised the "far more accurate" National Enquirer reporting that revealed Bezos' alleged affair at the expense…

Android Studio 3.3 Focuses on Quality - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google announced the release of Android Studio 3.3 today. But there are no major new features: Instead, this release focuses on “quality fundamentals.” “We are excited to kick off the new year with a…

Apple Claims Qualcomm Refused to Sell Its Chips for the Newest iPhones - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Welcome to the latest edition of the Qualcomm vs Apple saga. Ever since Qualcomm was sued by Apple over excessive licencing fees and accused of being a monopoly, the company essentially went on a big…

Keeping Your Mind Open by Randy Gage

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www.randygage.com - As we watch the bitter political divisions that seem to be occurring in an increasing number of countries, it appears to be having a serious side effect: Less and less rational, logical, critical thi…

Gen-Z employees don’t do email

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www.fastcompany.com - I’ll admit I was late to the emoji party. For years now, people have been texting me thumbs up, fire bursts, and the occasional unicorn. But I held out, responding with plain old text. Then one day I…

Nofollow couldn't save the Google webmaster blog from comment spam - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google announced it has removed the ability to leave comments on Google Webmaster blog. The reason Google gave for removing the comments was “most of the time they were off-topic or even outright spa…

How to scale your social media marketing to build traffic and leads - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - Scaling is all about making repetitive tasks more productive to be able to focus on more creative things and experiments. I know a lot of people will cringe at the idea of scaling social media market…

Spotify Now Has 200 Million Users, But Only Half of Them Pay for Music

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www.rollingstone.com - Spotify surpassed 200 million monthly active users at the end of 2018, the 10-year-old streaming service announced during an interview at Las Vegas’s Consumer Electronics Show this week. In November,…

How video game tech has taken music making to another level

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www.musictech.net - There’s been a converging relationship between gaming tech and music production over the last few decades – you can trace the influence of gaming technology both old and new in the cutting-edge sound…

Here's why Apple's China situation is at 'code red,' and why it needs to take dramatic action to plug up a key weakness in the business

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www.businessinsider.com - When it comes to China, Apple might be facing a "code red" situation and may need to respond to it equally dramatically with something it rarely does — cutting prices on recently launched products. F…

7 arguments against the autonomous-vehicle utopia

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www.impactlab.net - All the ways the self-driving future won’t come to pass. Self-driving cars are coming. Tech giants such as Uber and Alphabet have bet on it, as have old-school car manufacturers such as Ford and Gene…

How AI helps businesses enhance information security

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www.ejinsight.com - Hong Kong has seen multiple data breaches and hacking incidents during the year, prompting worries that cybercrimes are posing a growing threat to businesses and organizations. The Hong Kong Economic…

SFTP: The Future of Large Data Transfers

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www.egnyte.com - In a world where sharing files is as easy as clicking a link, it’s hard to imagine using older services like FTP. Believe it or not, FTP and its derivatives, FTPS, FTPES and SFTP, are still widely pr…

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