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Help TechCrunch find the best lawyers for startups

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is working on a new project to help you build a better company. We’re looking for the great service providers in the startup world: the lawyers, accountants, recruiters, human resource man…

SQL Server help and feedback - SQL Server

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docs.microsoft.com - APPLIES TO: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse We're interested in your ideas for improving our products and documentation. We can't always respond persona…

AWS launches WorkLink to make accessing mobile intranet sites and web apps easier

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techcrunch.com - If your company uses a VPN and/or a mobile device management service to give you access to its intranet and internal web apps, then you know how annoying those are. AWS today launched a new product, …

Facebook is shutting down Moments. Here’s how to save all your photos

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techcrunch.com - Facebook Moments, the standalone mobile app designed to let users privately share photos and videos, is shutting down next month. Facebook confirmed that app’s services will end February 25. Facebook…

Daily Crunch: Apple shrinks its autonomous car team

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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. Apple…

Massive mortgage and loan data leak gets worse as original documents also exposed

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techcrunch.com - Remember that massive data leak of mortgage and loan data we reported on Wednesday? In case you missed it, millions of documents were found leaking after an exposed Elasticsearch server was found wit…

Blue Prism looks to partners to expand robotic process automation with AI

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techcrunch.com - Blue Prism helped coin the term robotic process automation (RPA) when the company was founded back in 2001 to help companies understand the notion of automating mundane business processes. Today, it’…

WhatsApp Business app adds customer service features to its desktop and web apps

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techcrunch.com - A year ago, Facebook-owned WhatsApp officially introduced its standalone app aimed at small business customers. Today, the WhatsApp Business app has grown to reach 5 million business customers, the c…

The Plankk launches mobile app providing fitness classes from influencers

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techcrunch.com - Leveraging years of building out white-labeled fitness applications for the health and wellness spokesmodels made Instagram famous, wellness startup, Plankk, is now launching a digital app called The…

Hidden screen in iOS 12.2 beta hints at AirPods that can handle “Hey Siri”

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techcrunch.com - Its a weird quirk of the current generation of AirPods: they support Siri, but only if you double tap one of the earbuds first. Unlike with iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and HomePods, you can’t just…

Humio raises $9M Series A for its real-time log analysis service

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techcrunch.com - Humio, a startup that provides a real-time log analysis service for on-premises and cloud infrastructures, today announced that it has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Accel. It previously r…

Parse.ly’s new feature helps writers find topics that are (relatively) under-covered

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techcrunch.com - Okay, I’ll admit it: Sometimes, I write stories because I think they’re going to be popular. And sometimes, those stories fall flat anyway. It makes sense — both on a cosmic level, because life isn’t…

Verizon’s unlimited data carrier Visible starts selling iPhones, announces Android compatibility

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techcrunch.com - When Verizon stealthily launched a new startup called Visible last year, it operated under a bring-your-own-device model — to sign up, you needed to already have an unlocked iPhone, and Visible would…

Smartphones are about to get more interesting, but is it enough to drive growth?

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techcrunch.com - Smartphone numbers are down. In 2018, global shipments dropped 3 percent, and while the long-promised arrival of 5G will help numbers get back into the black, IDC predicts that even then growth will …

Apple cuts 200 staff from its Project Titan autonomous car division

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s secretive efforts to develop a self-driving car — its so-called “Project Titan” — have taken a hard turn in 2019 after it emerged that the iPhone-maker has reassigned 200 employees previously…

Postmates brings on two new execs from Pinterest

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techcrunch.com - Postmates has made two new hires, both of which hail from Pinterest, in the form of Eric Edge and Andreas Lieber. Edge joins Postmates as the SVP of Brand & Communications while Lieber joins as SVP o…

Lightning Motorcycles is taking reservations for its $12,998 electric motorcycle

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techcrunch.com - A teaser image of headlights plus a few details about the upcoming electric Strike motorcycle from Lightning Motorcycles was apparently too much for some to bear. The company, prompted by an unexpect…

Mixtape podcast: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and that meme life

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techcrunch.com - Welcome back to TechCrunch Mixtape, the podcast that goes a bit behind the headlines to bring tech to culture. This week Megan Rose Dickey and I welcome Tiana Kara, the head of partnerships and growt…

Twitter testing ‘Original Tweeter’ tag to distinguish who started a thread

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techcrunch.com - Twitter is testing a new tag that will make it easier to parse who started a thread. The new feature, which is starting to pop up for some users, makes it easier to find posts from the original tweet…

Top 10 U.S. subscription video apps pulled in $1.3B last year, a 62% increase from 2017

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techcrunch.com - Subscriptions are booming on the app stores, and particularly subscription video apps thanks to the growing number of cord cutters who are choosing to stream their TV shows and movies, instead of pay…

Even Teens Worry That Teens Are Addicted to Their Phones

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www.wired.com - American teenagers have a complicated and sometimes contradictory relationship with their smartphones—just like the rest of us. A new Pew Research study shows that kids are trying to negotiate betwee…

Senate Democrats step up campaign against T-Mobile/Sprint merger

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arstechnica.com - Five US Senate Democrats today warned that the T-Mobile US/Sprint merger could hurt consumers and urged the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the deal's potential harms. The Democrats se…

Malvertisers target Mac uses with stenographic code stashed in images

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arstechnica.com - Researchers have uncovered a recent malicious advertisement campaign that’s notable for its size, scope, and resourcefulness: a two day blitz triggered as many as 5 million times per day that used hi…

Arcimoto raised $19 million to build “fun utility vehicles”—now what?

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arstechnica.com - EUGENE, Ore.—It's 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, and Eugene, Oregon is about to witness the (re)launch of its most serious entry in the electric mobility industry to date. Outside of Arcimoto's new fac…

Sorry, Ajit: Comcast lowered cable investment despite net neutrality repeal

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arstechnica.com - Comcast's cable division spent 3 percent less on capital expenditures last year, despite promises that the repeal of net neutrality rules would boost broadband network investment. Comcast's cable div…

15-inch, 4K OLED laptops are coming thanks to new displays from Samsung

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arstechnica.com - Larger OLED laptop screens are coming sooner than we anticipated. Samsung Displays announced that it has made a 15.6-inch 4K laptop display and will begin producing the panels next month. The company…

Emulator project aims to resurrect classic Mac apps and games without the OS

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arstechnica.com - Want to be able to run classic Mac OS applications compiled for the Motorola 68000 series of processors on your ever-so-modern Mac OS X machine? Or maybe you'd rather run them on a Raspberry Pi, or a…

Google doesn’t want employees to use work email to organize, per report

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arstechnica.com - According to a Thursday report by Bloomberg, Google has urged the NLRB in both May 2017 and as recently as November 2018 to overturn a 2014 decision known as Purple Communications. In that case, the …

Apple might start making its own batteries for iPhones and Macs

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arstechnica.com - Apple has hired Soonho Ahn, a former Samsung executive who worked primarily on lithium-ion batteries and other battery-related technologies, Bloomberg reports. Ahn joined Apple in December after a fo…

25 years of Macintosh: Ars Technica's favorite Mac moments

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arstechnica.com - With January coming to an end, we can't help but look forward to the rest of (hopefully less-frigid) 2009. But that doesn't mean the end of the month is insignificant. January 24 marks the 25th anniv…

On CRM: Will Nimble Solve Microsoft's Small Business CRM Problem?

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www.forbes.com - As a Microsoft partner that focuses on small and medium sized companies my firm has had little to offer our clients when they ask about CRM options other than to direct them elsewhere. Their flagship…

10 Year Challenge: How Popular Websites Have Changed

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www.arun.is - As the #10yearchallenge is making its way around the internet, I thought I would look at how some of the most visited websites on the internet have aged over the last 10 years. Note: this post is bes…

7 Ways to Sell Words Online | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - If a picture is worth a thousand words, a lot of photographers aren’t getting paid enough. When a writer actually manages to build a business for themselves…well let’s just say we do okay. Most of us…

Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - A planned update to one of the Google Chrome extensions APIs would kill much more than a few ad blockers, ZDNet has learned, including browser extensions for antivirus products, parental control enfo…

Huawei phones deleting Twitter images

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androidcommunity.com - We’re not sure what’s happening here but Huawei is reportedly deleting images downloaded from Twitter. There’s a long thread on Reddit right now that talks about the issue of the top Chinese OEM and …

Volvo’s Polestar 2 will have an Android-based Google HMI dashboard

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androidcommunity.com - While there are already several cars that have Android Auto running on their dashboards, the upcoming new electric car from Volvo’s brand Polestar, obviously named the Polestar 2, is bringing somethi…

YouTube TV expands to 95 more areas in the US

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androidcommunity.com - With the SuperBowl weekend being just a few days away, all of the relevant brands are scrambling to get in on the action. And in case you’re still looking for a way to watch the game (or the ads or t…

Hulu lowers basic price but increases Live TV monthly subscription

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androidcommunity.com - In what seems to be a “Suck it Netflix!” move, streaming service Hulu has changed its pricing for some of its plans, and it’s a good news-bad news situation. If you’re a subscriber to their basic pla…

Xiaomi's double-folding phone really exists, and it looks amazing

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mashable.com - A few weeks ago, a leaked video showed a tablet-like device, allegedly made by Xiaomi, that folded in two places to create a pretty sleek smartphone. Now we know that this phone is real, and that it'…

Happy 35th birthday, Macintosh! Here are 11 wild photos from the 1984 release.

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mashable.com - On this day in 1984, the computer that launched a thousand nerds was born. SEE ALSO: How the Mac's Power Has Changed in 3 Decades Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a happy birthday message on Twitter to the …

United MileagePlus X App Offers Innovative Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - Frequent flyer programs hold an important place in the history of customer loyalty. When first launched, they were the genesis of points-based systems, which means that they’re responsible for the co…

Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

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www.msn.com - BEIJING — Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete with Weste…

Hands-On with Microsoft Edge’s Fake News Warning - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft has partnered with NewsGuard to warn users of its Edge mobile browser about fake news. And I just had to see what that looked like. As you may have seen, Microsoft quietly added the NewsGua…

Qualcomm vs. FTC, Apple and Intel: Deceptions and Misdirection

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www.itbusinessedge.com - The Qualcomm/FTC trial is pulling a lot of interest because the outcome could shift mobile technology leadership from the U.S. to China, which sadly isn’t an uncommon result of trials like this. I’ve…

Microsoft Ships Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18323 to Fast Ring - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft has shipped a new Windows 10 Insider Preview with improvements to raw image support and the new Light theme. “Due to a small outage in our build publishing system, this build will be rollin…

Google Takes Java Fight to the U.S. Supreme Court - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google announced today that it has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the long-running legal battle over its use of Java in Android. “We built Android following the computer industry’s long…

HP Delivers AMD-Based ProBook Laptops for Small Businesses - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - HP today announced its sixth-generation AMD-based ProBook laptops for small businesses, delivering more modern designs, better performance and battery life, and enterprise-grade security and connecti…

Your customer service strategy

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seths.blog - Customer service isn’t simply an expensive, time-consuming obligation. It’s a strategic marketing investment if you want it to be. When Tony built Zappos, he invested in having his customer service p…

Timeline: How the Covington Hate Hoax Spread on Social Media

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www.breitbart.com - The episode has sparked questions among information warfare researchers, who say it has the hallmarks of a disinformation campaign. More questions were raised after Twitter suspended the account, @20…

Tesla Reduces Production of Model S and X Cars | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Bloomberg reports that concerns about the demand for Tesla vehicles have been reignited following the company’s announcement that it will be lowering the production hours spent on Model S and Model X…

UTM Parameters: How to Use Them to Personalize Every Campaign

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instapage.com - What are UTM parameters? Why use them? How do UTM parameters work? The components of UTM parameters UTM Source UTM Medium UTM Campaign UTM Content UTM Term Best practices for UTM tagging Creating UTM…

Digital Disruption Common Sense

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cxo-transform.com - Facebook took 3.5 years to acquire 50 million customers, Whatsapp took 15 months, Angry Birds took 15 days. Since 1995 when Clay Christensen and Joe Bower published the HBR article Disruptive Technol…

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…

How Amazon will change the Australian retail landscape in 2019 - AdNews

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www.adnews.com.au - It’s a little over a year since the juggernaut that is Amazon opened it’s doors in Australia, but unlike in other countries, it’s perhaps a little premature to say the retail giant triumphed over its…

5 Content Marketing Ideas for B2B eCommerce Sites | Magento

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magento.com - It’s no secret that in marketing, “Content is King.” But in the B2B eCommerce space content marketing can be an especially helpful tool. Dealing with businesses can be an impersonal, purely transacti…

How to download your Google+ data

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www.theverge.com - Google+ — Google’s unsuccessful attempt at creating yet another social network — is shutting down soon. Originally slated to be shut down last August, the service will now be disappearing in April as…

Government, E-commerce Sites Hacked Through Database Tool - Security Boulevard

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securityboulevard.com - For the past year, hackers—some of them associated with the MageCart online skimming group—have broken into high-profile online stores by exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in a web-based …

Blizzard will show off Google's Deepmind AI in StarCraft 2 later this week

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www.pcgamer.com - Back in 2016, artificial intelligence researchers at Google's Deepmind turned their attention to StarCraft 2, an effort that picked up steam the following year when Blizzard released tools that enabl…

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