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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Roku Channel adds subscriptions for Showtime, Starz, and other premium networks

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www.theverge.com - The Roku Channel, which offers free-to-watch, ad-supported movies, TV shows, and live news, is introducing premium subscriptions. Users will soon be able to get networks including Showtime, Starz, an…

Chinese app developers have invaded India

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in the world of consumer apps. …

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Conversational AI goes mainstream at Capital One bank | ZDNet Shared by Tamara Dull www.zdnet.com - Capital One is one of the largest banks in the world, with revenue over $27 billion. The…

No Agenda Newsletter

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - No Agenda Newsletter Show 1100 A Moment in Podcasting History Help us Celebrate ! Dear Producer, Tomorrow marks show 1100 and the first show of 2019. We want you to celebrate with us by starting the …

Hackers are spreading Islamic State propaganda by hijacking dormant Twitter accounts

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techcrunch.com - Hackers are using a decade-old flaw to target and hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread terrorist propaganda, TechCrunch has learned. Many of the affected Twitter accounts appeared to be hijacked…

Shine brings its female-focused self-care app to Android

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techcrunch.com - Shine, one of the many apps capitalizing on the growing self-care trend, has now brought its app used by 3 million people to Android devices. Originally launched as a simple messaging bot that doled …

Apple lowers guidance on Q1 results, cites China trade tensions

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techcrunch.com - Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a letter today, revising guidance for the company’s Q1 fiscal results. Per the letter, revenue has been shifted from an initial projection of between $89 billion and $93 bil…

Will the gaming industry clutch up in 2019?

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techcrunch.com - 2019 promises to be a great year in games. Innovation and competition will elevate the industry’s offerings and drive more inclusivity among a broader range of audiences. Cloud gaming emerges as the …

Magic Leap and other AR startups have a rough 2019 ahead of them

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techcrunch.com - Very rarely does an early technology garner such an air of inevitability like AR has in the past few years. 2018 was supposed to be a year where the foundational tech for augmented reality was built …

Senate confirms new FCC Commissioners Carr and Starks

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techcrunch.com - The Senate has officially confirmed the incoming FCC commissioners, Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks have been officially confirmed by the Senate for their five-year terms. This completes the five-se…

The number of Alexa skills in the U.S. more than doubled in 2018

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techcrunch.com - Amazon Alexa had a good year as a developer platform – at least in terms of the number of voice apps being built for Alexa, if not yet the monetization of those apps. According to new data published …

What to expect from CES 2019

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techcrunch.com - The timing is… less than ideal. Just as the industry is recovering from a holiday-induced hangover, we’re thrust into the country’s largest consumer electronics show. The timing, of course, is not co…

FCC Chairman Pai celebrates failure to nullify his net neutrality repeal

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techcrunch.com - As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power — especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily retook in November. But FCC Chairman …

Sorry that I took so long to upgrade, Apple

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techcrunch.com - Apple had some bad news tonight. It was so bad in fact that it had to halt trading for a time while posting a grim report that its numbers would be lower than it had forecast at the last quarterly ea…

Mozilla promises a faster, prettier Thunderbird with better Gmail support

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techcrunch.com - Thunderbird, Mozilla’s desktop email client, doesn’t have anywhere near the amount of mindshare of the organization’s Firefox browser, yet even in this age of web-based email services, it still has a…

FCC says ‘most’ operations will be suspended Thursday if partial government shutdown continues

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www.theverge.com - The Federal Communications Commission will wind down most of its operations on Thursday if the partial federal government shutdown isn’t resolved by then. Should its lapsed funding not be restored, t…

Why we need to slow time and scale down

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om.co - I wore my Grand Seiko for almost 300 days last year – whether I was going to work, staying at home, out for coffee, or on a photo adventure. In other words, it went through some serious abuse and the…

Review: GMC Terrain gives you the ride you want—at a price

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arstechnica.com - The GMC Terrain starts at $25,000. The model we tested was just over $40,000. The Terrain has the usual massive grille and big GMC logo. One thing I hate in a car is incongruous design. If something …

Nokia 9 leak shows off all five rear cameras

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arstechnica.com - Seven holes, five cameras, an LED flash, and a sensor cluster. I'll say it: those are some awfully big bezels for a flagship device. An in-screen fingerprint sensor! Will it be Qualcomm's new ultraso…

GM’s 200,000th vehicle sold triggers Federal Tax Credit phase out, Reuters says

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arstechnica.com - A source speaking to Reuters on Wednesday said that General Motors sold its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) in Q4 2018, triggering a 15-month phaseout of the Federal Tax Credit that has benefitted GM…

Original Star Control creators deploy nuclear option against Stardock

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arstechnica.com - The ongoing legal battle between original Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III and Star Control: Origins developer Stardock escalated significantly on the last day of 2018. Following a…

Windows 10 creeps past Windows 7 usage, latest update barely used

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arstechnica.com - About three and a half years after its release, Windows 10 seems to have convincingly passed Windows 7 in usage share. Online stat-tracking service Net Market Share puts Windows 10 at 39.22 percent o…

Netflix delivers a blow to Apple’s services story by ending in-app subscriptions

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arstechnica.com - Netflix will no longer offer in-app subscription purchases for users of iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, VentureBeat reports. The change cuts off a substantial amount of revenue for Apple at a tim…

A game studio with zero hardware experience is building a VR-ready console

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arstechnica.com - Are you ready for another video game console, complete with promises of high-speed performance for 4K TVs and wireless VR headsets? Are you ready to believe that such a system can be delivered by a g…

5 novedades en WhatsApp que llegarán en el 2019

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laopinion.com - Llegó el 2019 y con él muchas novedades en todos los sentidos, incluido el mundo de la tecnología y las aplicaciones más utilizadas por millones de personas en todo el mundo. Justamente, con el nuevo…

Five Ways to Look at Apple’s Surprise Bad News

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www.theatlantic.com - For many years, China has been important to American companies as a site of production, but over the last 15 years, Chinese consumption of American products has become a major part of global corporat…

Google Just Got U.S. Approval for Radar Tech That Could Kill Touchscreens

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www.inverse.com - Google is one step closer to replacing the touchscreens on its hardware with a motion-sensing system. The company’s Soli Project venture wants to embed a tiny radar array into a quarter-sized chip th…

Apple Patents Depict Three New Products That Could Transform the Tech Brand

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www.inverse.com - Apple is looking to leave its mark on much more than just the smartphone and computer industries. A series of newly granted patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Tuesday reveal th…

Huawei P Smart 2019 Edition announced with dual AI cameras, dewdrop notch

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androidcommunity.com - The Huawei P smart launched last year on Vodafone with low monthly payments. The smartphone made an impression with the decent specs and affordable pricing. We can expect the new P Smart version will…

Google Duo now testing out group calls, low light

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androidcommunity.com - For those who find Google Duo, the company’s video chat mobile app, pretty useful, probably one of the features that you wish it had is group calling. Back in March, folks already spotted this along …

Sony may announce mobile plans for the year at CES on Jan 7

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androidcommunity.com - While traditionally Sony makes its major announcements for its flagship devices at the Mobile World Congress late February or early March, that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything up their sleeves …

Google Maps now lets you message businesses on app

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve seen Google add some features that should make their Maps app more than just something you go to when you’re lost or when you have nothing better to do in a new place. Now the latest thing that…

AOSMark ranks top 20 OEMs, Android phones in terms of OS updates

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androidcommunity.com - This is the first time we’re mentioning AOSMark. This isn’t related to DXOMark but we can say the lists provided below will also give the consumers ideas on what brands to trust or what new smartphon…

Fortnite developer to challenge Google Play Store in app distribution

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androidcommunity.com - Both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store may soon make changes to their methods as the two are being challenged by Epic Games. The company which released Fortnite back in August proved it can b…

Essential is NOT dead, what else can be done

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androidcommunity.com - The Essential as a company isn’t dead. Okay. That’s what the Essential team wants us to believe. Contrary to what we heard and mentioned the Essential Phone will be no more and a “next mobile product…

New LG tablet gets certifications, listed on developer website

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androidcommunity.com - There is no official announcement yet about the upcoming LG Android tablet but based on a couple of things seen on the Internet, we may be getting some news from the Korean OEM soon. The LG-V426 has …

Google Assistant now lets you make donations to charities

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androidcommunity.com - If one of your goals this year is to be more giving and to support charities that speak to your values, then Google is making it a bit more convenient for you to do so. Previously, we told you about …

Nokia 9 PureView with five-camera design demoed on video

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androidcommunity.com - Will 2019 be the year the Nokia 9 is finally distributed? We’re badly hoping and crossing our fingers HMD Global will officially introduce the Nokia 9 since the model has been heard as early as 2017.…

Loyalty360 Trends Report Q&A

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loyalty360.org - Alliance Data develops private label, co-brand, and business credit card programs for many of the world’s most recognizable brands, providing them with actionable insights about their customers that …

SPI 352: How Powerhouse YouTuber Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD) Grew His Massive Brand

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Pat Flynn: What’s up Team Flynn? Welcome to not just The Smart Passive Income Podcast, but also 2019! Happy New Year to all of you, and I got a special treat for you today to kick off the year here o…

Apple Warns of Quarterly Revenue Shortfall - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple has finally confirmed what industry onlookers have known for months: It is experiencing a “challenging quarter” thanks to lower-than-expected sales of its newest iPhones. “Our revenue for Apple…

Google Shopping is largest growth opportunity for most online retailers in 2019 - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - I’ve made the argument for the importance of Google Shopping many times now, but it still doesn’t feel like reality has truly set in for many retail paid search advertisers. Put simply, Shopping is t…

Roger Stone: The Treachery of Jerome Corsi

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www.infowars.com - In recent weeks, Dr. Jerry Corsi has done a virtual media offense by blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller for attempting to pressure into repeating things under oath that he says are not true. Bef…

The Antisocial Network

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logicmag.io - Facebook claims to bring people closer together. In fact, it’s helping derail and destroy some of the few remaining places that actually do. The Silent Barn, a now-closed DIY space in Brooklyn, as se…

Anybody Can Do Well Through Marketing Via Email

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iim.internetinfomedia.com - If you think email marketing as a tool is a worn out concept, think again! Even though marketing via email has been used for some time now, it still is very useful and is far from being exhausted. Ne…

Marketing On The Information Super Highway – How To Steer Into The Skid

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marketingpromotion.biz - Many people are using Affiliate marketing. The article below can help you start making a little extra income with Online marketing. Consider the ways you wish to employ on your site. There are many o…

Make Mobile Marketing Work With Your Business

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internetmarketinginfos.com - There are so many factors to consider when starting a mobile marketing strategy for your business that you might not know where to begin. The following tips will help you become smarter at using mobi…

5 tech trends that we're watching for in 2019 | Digital Trends

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www.digitaltrends.com - Innovation in the tech industry moves at a breakneck pace, and 2018 was a fantastic example of that. Wireless companies took gigantic steps towards 5G (including merging to get there), while Google w…

Data breach predictions: 6 hacks that will likely happen in 2019

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www.thespectrum.com - Account takeover fraud is on the rise and can be a financially draining and stress-inducing affair for victims. The year 2018 was another banner one for cybercriminals. Massive data breaches, ATM ski…

California Begins Effort to Use More Open Source Technology

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www.govtech.com - (Techwire) — The state of California's Government Operations Agency has launched the California Code website. The site will host policies and, eventually, the state's open source projects. "Technolog…

Approaching the “empty pockets” lifestyle - Futurist Thomas Frey

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futuristspeaker.com - When is the last time you made a prediction that people paid attention to? Like many things in life, there are a number of methods and techniques that can be used, but the thought processes involved …

How Much Photo & Video Data Do You Have Stored?

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www.backblaze.com - Backblaze’s Director of Marketing Operations, Jim, is not just a marketing wizard, he’s worked as a professional photographer and run marketing for a gear rental business. He knows a lot of photograp…

Digital Brand Experiences: How to Help your Brand Think Digitally

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www.emotivebrand.com - Historically, brands used to rely heavily on brand marketing and advertising for awareness of their products and services. But in the digital age, many brands are born solely online or as an app. In …

Integrating bricks & clicks

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www.businesstimes.com.sg - MUCH has been said about the demise of brick-and-mortar stores. To be clear, physical retail is far from dead. What is firmly buried six-foot under, however, is staid retail – boring, unimaginative a…

Here Is What the World of 2045 Will Be Like

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www.popularmechanics.com - Back in the 2020s, the tech industry started talking about transportation as a service (TaaS). Instead of owning and operating your own car or even your own bicycle, you told an app where you needed …

How To Bypass App Store 150MB Download Limit On Cellular Data

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www.redmondpie.com - It’s that time of the year again when new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are starting to head to the App Store to download the best games and apps. But wait, there’s a problem: Apple enforces a …

5 Engagement Best Practices for Omnichannel and Digital UX

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www.applause.com - It should be easy for consumers to engage with your brand. People want to interact. They want to have an experience tailored to them. And they want this experience to be seamless and genuine. Here ar…

Shireen Smith | Brand Names and Trademarks

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www.shireensmith.com - Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, says ‘It had always been a girlish dream of mine to love someone whose name was Ernest. There is something in that name that seems to inspire absolute c…

Google wins U.S. approval for new radar-based motion sensor

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www.reuters.com - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit won approval from U.S. regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli. The Federal Communications Commissio…

Protecting Your IP Is (No Surprise) Even Harder in the Cannabis Business

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www.greenentrepreneur.com - Cannabis is a nascent industry where uncertainty and novelty reign, which much too often cause entrepreneurs forget important considerations -- think entity formation, employee benefits, patents, etc…

20 Skills to Learn This New Year for Under $20

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