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Monday, January 28, 2019

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Omnichannel Retail: Connected Device Payments | PYMNTS.com

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www.pymnts.com - Time to take stock, then, of How We Will Pay – in the retail setting, of course, the focus of our latest survey of how devices and apps will drive sales. The registers, virtual ones and real ones, ar…

01-27-2019 - 3Pack Google Maps Key Factors for Organic Traffic CRACKED!

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archive.aweber.com - 3Pack Google Maps Key Factors for Organic Traffic CRACKED! Sent Sunday, January 27, 2019 Hey there, What I love about Mapify360 is it allows you to easily reverse engineer what your clients GMB has d…

Apple may be gearing up to release new iPads, 7th-gen iPod Touch soon

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arstechnica.com - Apple's beta release of iOS 12.2 continues to deliver possible clues about the tech giant's upcoming devices. A report by MacRumors cites a find by developer Steve Troughton-Smith that references fou…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY 01-26-2019 - Local Businesses will pay you thousands for this… Shared by Peter Drew archive.aweber.com - Local Businesses will pay you thousands for this… Sent Saturday, January 26, 2019 R…

Microsoft Retiring a Windows Media Player Feature on Older Windows Versions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is removing a feature from the media players in older versions of Windows. As Windows 7 is now nearing the end of extended support, the company is no longer going to officially support the …

Xiaomi teases a double-folding smartphone… ohhai digital triptych!

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techcrunch.com - China’s Xiaomi has become the latest smartphone maker to tease a folding smartphone, dropping the below video clip of its president and co-founder, Bin Lin, fondling the device on social media today.…

Dropbox snares HelloSign for $230M, gets workflow and e-signature

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techcrunch.com - Dropbox announced today that it intends to purchase HelloSign, a company that provides lightweight document workflow and e-signature services. The company paid a hefty $230 million for the privilege.…

Daily Crunch: Dropbox acquires HelloSign

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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. Dropb…

Will the iPod return in 2019?

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techcrunch.com - I get a little giddy at the notion of another iPod. It’s almost entirely nostalgic, of course. And Apple long ago abandoned my own favorite, the definitely dea iPod Classic. The touch, on the other h…

Apple’s new developer guidelines signal that scammy subscription apps’ time is up

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techcrunch.com - Apple is sending out a message to app developers: stop tricking users into subscriptions. The company updated its guidelines for mobile developers to more clearly spell out what is and what is not al…

Contentsquare, the digital experience insights platform, raises $60M Series C

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techcrunch.com - Contentsquare, the cloud-based software that helps businesses understand how and why users are interacting with their app, mobile and web sites, has raised $60 million in further funding. Leading the…

Porsche Taycan owners will get three years free charging at hundreds of Electrify America stations

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techcrunch.com - Owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan will get three years of free charging at hundreds of Electrify America public stations that will blanket the U.S. in the coming months. And in many cases, that w…

U.S. announces criminal charges against Huawei, seeks to extradite its CFO

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techcrunch.com - In a joint press event today, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that it is pursuing criminal charges against Chinese mobile giant Huawei. Following a story from The Wall Street Journal earlier …

BuzzFeed employees demand it pay out earned PTO to all laid-off U.S. staffers

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techcrunch.com - A group of current and former BuzzFeed employees are asking the company to pay out paid time off to all recently laid-off staff. In response, Lenke Taylor, BuzzFeed’s human resources lead, said it wa…

China’s social credit system won’t tell you what you can do right

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techcrunch.com - For the past few years, China has been rolling out a Black Mirror / Harry Potter-esque social rating policy known as the Social Credit System (SCS). Far from just a credit score in the financial sens…

How to Write a Compelling CTA for Social Media: A Guide for Marketers

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blog.hootsuite.com - Want your fans, followers, and readers to do something? Like, sign up for a free trial? Download a guide? Drive more traffic to a landing page? Call you? A solid call-to-action (CTA) can do wonders t…

Even with the Google/Fossil deal, Wear OS is doomed

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arstechnica.com - Google and Fossil Group were involved in some kind of acquisition deal yesterday. Despite being a fashion brand, Fossil is probably the biggest remaining seller of Android Wear OS hardware. Brands li…

US indicts Huawei for stealing T-Mobile robot, selling US tech to Iran

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arstechnica.com - US prosectors unsealed a pair of indictments against Huawei on Monday, escalating the Trump administration's battle with the Chinese smartphone giant. One of the indictments also names Meng Wanzhou—H…

Linux Mint 19.1: A sneaky popular distro skips upheaval, offers small upgrades

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arstechnica.com - While Ubuntu and Red Hat grabbed most of the Linux headlines last year, Linux Mint, once the darling of the tech press, had a relatively quiet year. Perhaps that's understandable with IBM buying Red …

The Roger Stone indictment shows a conspiratorial comedy of Opsec errors

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arstechnica.com - Former Trump advisor and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" Roger Stone—the man with a Richard Nixon tattoo on his back and a penchant for playing the evil genius—was arrested early on January 25 by a…

Nvidia CEO warns of “extraordinary, unusually turbulent, disappointing” Q4

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arstechnica.com - On Monday, Nvidia took the unusual step of offering a revised Q4 2019 financial estimate ahead of its scheduled disclosure on February 14. The reason: Nvidia had already predicted low revenue numbers…

Guidemaster: Picking the right Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C dock for your desk

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arstechnica.com - After testing some of the newest docks and hubs, we’ve updated a few of our picks for the start of 2019. The introduction of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports and the transition away from legacy ports ha…

Google Fiber outage leaves KC customers offline two weeks after storm

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arstechnica.com - More than two weeks after a snowstorm hit Kansas City, Google Fiber still hasn't restored Internet service to all customers. There are still dozens of Google Fiber customers without home Internet ser…

Facebook’s Decline Shows the Face of the Next Social Media Wave - GritDaily

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gritdaily.com - A government minister has threatened to ban social media firms if they don’t start censoring content. The threat hasn’t come from China, which recently closed Bing for a day, after already locking ou…

The Most Important Points Nobody Told You Before You Started Building That App

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medium.com - On the surface, this would seem to make perfect sense to limit the number of chefs in the kitchen, yet you’d be surprised at just how many perfectly sensible people ignore this. Instead, there’s a ru…

A Beginner’s Guide to Server-Side Web Development with Node.js

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blog.bitsrc.io - When I was starting out in the web industry a couple years back, I stumbled upon a Computer Networks course by Professor David Wetherall on Coursera. Unfortunately, it is no longer available but the …

Private Messages Are the New (Old) Social Network

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www.wired.com - It’s onto me, anyway. I am merely one anecdata point among billions, but I’m sure I’m not the only Facebook user who has found herself shying away from the very public, often performative, and even t…

Nvidia cuts Q4 revenue projections by $500 million

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www.theverge.com - Nvidia warned investors today that it expects much weaker sales, thanks to China’s weakened economy and slipping demand from cryptocurrency miners. Nvidia says it likely made $500 million less than p…

Facebook will reportedly integrate Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp

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androidcommunity.com - This latest bit of news is still a big rumor but already people are reacting negatively to the whispers that Mark Zuckerberg is planning to integrate his company’s three biggest products: Facebook Me…

Android Q blocking background clipboard reads, adding new permissions

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androidcommunity.com - Android Q won’t be rolling out anytime soon. It won’t be served yet but we’re expecting teasers and hints will be published in the coming weeks and months before the ‘Q’ dessert is made known to us. …

Google Play Store’s browser version says games are incompatible with devices

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been using Android for some time now then you know that aside from the app on your phone, you can also install apps and games from the browser version of the Google Play Store. However, lat…

Google compares Pixel 3 Night Sight to iPhone XS

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androidcommunity.com - Now that the Night Sight camera feature has been rolled out to all Pixel devices, Google will probably be marketing it heavily, especially now that Super Bowl weekend is almost upon us. They have rel…

HMD teams up with three North American mobile carriers

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androidcommunity.com - Nokia’s present mother company, HMD Global, is working on gaining more partnerships with other big names. Nokia is expected to be more known in North America, specifically Canada and the US, as HMD t…

Nokia 9 with multiple cameras teased ahead of its MWC 2019 launch

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androidcommunity.com - The MWC 2019 doors are all set to open and we’re expecting dozens of OEMs from all over the world to arrive in Barcelona next month. The Mobile World Congress will be the launching pad of most mobile…

T-Mobile’s Coolpad Surf now available for 600 MHz LTE connection

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androidcommunity.com - While we’re all waiting for 5G connection sometime in the next few months or years, don’t forget that we still have some pretty good LTE connections out there for your immediate Internet needs. And T…

How the Trump Administration Is Handling Pay and Benefits for Shutdown-Impacted Feds

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www.govexec.com - Most federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown that ended on Friday will receive their back pay by Jan. 31, according to new guidance from the Trump administration. Agencies that …

Acting AG Whitaker: Mueller investigation is 'I think close to being completed'

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hotair.com - Monday acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker held a press conference to announce that the U.S. was filing criminal charges against China’s largest telecommunications firm. But during the press con…

DOJ Announces Indictments Against Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei | People's Pundit Daily

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www.peoplespunditdaily.com - Federal grand juries have returned indictments against Huawei, its CFO Wanzhou Meng, several affiliates, and one of its subsidiaries here in the United States. Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whit…

ProPublica flagged Russian political ads Facebook didn't know about -- then they blocked anyone from finding future ads

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www.rawstory.com - A number of organizations, including ProPublica, have developed tools to let the public see exactly how Facebook users are being targeted by advertisers. Now, Facebook has quietly made changes to its…

Google and IAB ad category lists show “massive leakage of highly intimate data”, GDPR complaint claims

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techcrunch.com - Male impotence, substance abuse, right-wing politics, left-wing politics, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, mental health. Those are just a few of the advertising labels that Google’s adtech inf…

Mysterious, non-existent artists racked up thousands of listens on hijacked Spotify playlists

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www.businessinsider.com - Strange and seemingly non-existent artists have inveigled their way onto unsuspecting Spotify users' playlists, in a mysterious phenomenon first reported by the BBC. In a statement to Business Inside…

City Launches Logo Design Competition For Privately Owned Public Spaces - BKLYNER

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bklyner.com - Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Department of City Planning (DCP), The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), and Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space (APOPS) announced on Monday the kickoff to an …

How To Completely Block Unwanted Calls And Robocalls: The 'Nuclear Option' On iPhone, Android

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www.forbes.com - While apps provide some level of protection against robocalls, spam, and scams, they're not bulletproof. The hard truth is that call screening apps that claim to block unwanted calls are not always e…

Google's internal SEO strategy: Make small changes, embrace change, consolidate - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Sean O’Keefe, a data scientist at Google, on Thursday shared how Google thinks about their own internal SEO efforts for the 7,000 websites they manage. O’Keefe said Google makes on average over 200 c…

Contrasting of Borqs Technologies Inc. (BRQS) and Alteryx Inc. (NYSE:AYX) | Financial Headlines

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finheadlines.com - We are comparing Borqs Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:BRQS) and Alteryx Inc. (NYSE:AYX) on their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation. T…

US Law Enforcement Shuts Down Massive Marketplace for Compromised Servers

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www.darkreading.com - US law enforcement authorities in collaboration with their counterparts in Belgium, Ukraine, and the Europol have taken down xDedic, a Russian language website notorious for selling stolen identity d…

Oneupweb | The Rise of Video Marketing

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www.oneupweb.com - While a catchy tagline and a polished image in a magazine might have captivated an audience in years past, the days of static content have gone by the wayside. In fact, we consumers spend more time t…

Why Apple can’t make computers in the USA

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www.theverge.com - Anyone who understands how iPhones and Macs are made knows how hollow President Trump’s boasts about Apple bringing production back to the United States are. But if you’re looking for a solid anecdot…

Why Data-Sharing is Imperative to Omnichannel Retailing | Omni Channel Retail Strategy | omnichannel.me

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omnichannel.me - In our cornerstone post on What Is Omnichannel, we discussed how a shopper’s personal data could conceivably live across brands. And perhaps that idea sounds strange at first, to suggest that compani…

TPG kills the rollout of its mobile network

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www.arnnet.com.au - TPG Telecom has decided to stop the rollout of its mobile network in Australia due to factors "outside TPG control", the company said. In an announcement to shareholders, the publicly-listed telecomm…

Want to Adopt a Proactive Approach to Disruption? Here's How.

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www.entrepreneur.com - Soon, Amazon won’t have to worry about accusations that the company treats its warehouse workers like robots. That's because those workers will be robots. And it's close to happening: In Japan, start…

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