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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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TECHNOLOGY

SwitchPod — The minimal, versatile, handheld tripod.

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www.kickstarter.com - Switch between the handheld and to tripod modes (and back again) in seconds. Filming yourself isn’t easy. You’re often on the go with tons of people looking at you like you’re crazy while you hold a …

India is losing the AI battle to China, one app at a time - Times of India

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timesofindia.indiatimes.com - A year ago, there were only 18 Chinese mobile apps among the top 100 apps on Google Playstore in India, and only two of them among the top ten. The number, as my FactorDaily colleague Shadma Shaikh w…

Using the Science of Habits to Create a Successful Loyalty Program

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loyalty360.org - There are many theories as to why some loyalty programs succeed while others either fail or exist on autopilot without generating ongoing customer engagement. The science behind habitual consumer beh…

3 Easy Steps to Achieve Inbox Zero and Keep It There

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www.inc.com - Email--we can't live with it, we can't live without it. No, but seriously, with all due respect to the many communication tools out there, email still serves as the primary vehicle for most business …

01-28-2019 - Unclaimed Local Businesses need your help! Plus BONUS Inside

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archive.aweber.com - Unclaimed Local Businesses need your help! Plus BONUS Inside Sent Monday, January 28, 2019 Hey there, If you are running a consultancy business, Or thinking to start working with local businesses or …

Implementing Gamification in Your Organization Part 1/4: Getting Buy-In from Your Boss - Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design

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yukaichou.com - This article was written by Contributing Writer Erik van Mechelen, based on knowledge shared by Yu-kai Chou. We recently asked you why you were part of the Octalysis Explorers Facebook group or joine…

Scam warning: WA grandmother loses $30k to NBN scam

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www.9news.com.au - A 78-year-old grandmother is one of hundreds of West Australians who've fallen victim to a scam in the past 12 months. Marion lost $30,000 when a man called her and claimed to be from the NBN trackin…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Omnichannel Retail: Connected Device Payments | PYMNTS.com Shared by Redstage www.pymnts.com - Time to take stock, then, of How We Will Pay – in the retail setting, of course, the focus of…

Report: Apple’s video streaming service to launch this spring

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s new streaming service is poised to launch this spring, according to The Information, citing three unnamed sources. Tucked away in a report about Amazon’s plans to dial down its efforts with i…

Most of the Fortune 100 still use flawed software that led to the Equifax breach

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techcrunch.com - Almost two years after Equifax’s massive hack, the majority of Fortune 500 companies still aren’t learning the lessons of using vulnerable software. In the last six months of 2018, two-thirds of the …

Nvidia significantly lowers revenue guidance

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia can’t stop falling. The company has cut its guidance for its upcoming earnings report. The company expects to generate $2.2 billion instead of $2.7 billion as it had previously announced. That…

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

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techcrunch.com - Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to F…

Announcing TC Sessions: Mobility, a one day event on the future of mobility and transportation

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techcrunch.com - Mobility is changing and the world with it. Technology is upending century-old establishments, creating new lifestyles and routines. Regions across the globe are trying to replicate Silicon Valley, b…

Nvidia’s Quadro Virtual Workstations are now available on Azure

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia today announced that its Quadro Virtual Machine Workstation (vWS) is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The promise of the Quadro vWS it to allow businesses to run high-end grap…

Apple is rethinking international iPhone pricing as revenues slip

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techcrunch.com - When Apple lowered guidance on earnings earlier this month, it cited markets like China as a major factor in its disappointing numbers. Sure enough, when earnings hit today, things didn’t look great,…

Alibaba’s alternative to the app store reaches 230M daily users

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techcrunch.com - WeChat isn’t the only one doubling down on lite apps. Ever since China’s messaging titan introduced “mini programs” two years ago, a handful of its peers including Alibaba and Baidu have followed wit…

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…

Data management giant Rubrik leaked a massive database of client data

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techcrunch.com - A server security lapse has exposed a massive database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant. The company pulled the server offline Tuesday withi…

Waze expands its Bluetooth beacons to New York City to end GPS signal blackouts

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techcrunch.com - Drivers in New York City will soon be able to use Waze — and other navigation apps — in places like tunnels or bridges where it’s common to lose a GPS signal. The new capability is courtesy of small …

It’s time to pay serious attention to TikTok

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techcrunch.com - If you haven’t been paying attention to TikTok, you haven’t been paying attention. The short-form video app hailing from Beijing’s ByteDance just had its biggest month ever with the addition of 75 mi…

Huawei ‘disappointed,’ denies charges

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techcrunch.com - The long-simmering battle between the U.S. government and Huawei heated up last night when the U.S. DOJ announced that it is pursuing criminal charges against the Chinese hardware maker. Huawei has, …

EFF lawyer joins WhatsApp as privacy policy manager

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techcrunch.com - In an effort to bolster its public credibility in the wake of a very rough year, Facebook is bringing a fierce former critic into the fold. Next month, longtime Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) c…

Yep, iPhone revenue is down

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s Q1 earnings are in, and things don’t look too rosy the iPhone. Revenue for the handset has declined 15 percent year over year for the quarter. It’s a pretty hefty drop for device that’s been …

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 dead iPod Classic. The Touch, on the other …

Argo.AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

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techcrunch.com - Argo.AI, the self-driving car startup that burst onto the scene in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford, has obtained a permit to test its autonomous vehicles in California. Unlike other self-dr…

US announces criminal charges against Huawei, seeks to extradite its CFO

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techcrunch.com - In a 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 this m…

Casper announces the Glow — a portable, sleep-friendly light

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techcrunch.com - Over the past few years, mattress company Casper has expanded its product lineup to include everything from dog beds to nap pillows. (It’s also opened its own nap store.) The latest addition: the Glo…

Researchers find a new malware-friendly hosting site after a spike in attacks

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techcrunch.com - Security researchers have traced a recent spike in FormBook infections to a new file-hosting service that’s been billed as a place for hackers to host their malware. Deep Insight analysts say in new …

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…

State Farm sponsors popular Fortnite streamer DrLupo

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techcrunch.com - DrLupo, one of the biggest names and most recognizable voices in Fortnite streaming, has closed a sponsorship deal with State Farm. Bejanmin “DrLupo” Lupo has nearly 3 million Twitch followers and of…

Southeast Asia’s Grab is adding Netflix-like video streaming to its ride-hailing app

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techcrunch.com - Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm thanks to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year. Its biggest competitor gone, the company is on a push to go beyond transport and become an…

Apple unveils new in-store sessions covering photography, Garage Band, health and more

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techcrunch.com - Apple is launching 58 new Today at Apple sessions to beef up its in-store education offerings for people who want to explore Apple’s products. The sessions, which cover video, photography, accessibil…

Facebook, Google and Twitter told to do more to fight fake news ahead of European elections

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techcrunch.com - A first batch of monthly progress reports from tech giants and advertising companies on what they’re doing to help fight online disinformation have been published by the European Commission. Platform…

Gmail on mobile gets a fresh coat of Material Design paint

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techcrunch.com - Gmail on mobile will soon get a new look. Google today announced that its mobile email apps for iOS and Android are getting a redesign that is in line with the company’s recent Material Design update…

Figma’s design and prototyping tool gets new enterprise collaboration features

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techcrunch.com - Figma, the design and prototyping tool that aims to offer a web-based alternative to similar tools from the likes of Adobe, is launching a few new features today that will make the service easier to …

Mozilla streamlines Firefox tracker blocking controls

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techcrunch.com - Mozilla has rolled out what it bills as enhanced and simplified controls for Firefox users to manage how they block trackers. An update to its browser software, released today, offers a redesigned in…

FanAI buys Waypoint Media to better track fan engagement for streaming monetization

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techcrunch.com - FanAI, an audience analysis platform for eSports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for eSports players and streamers. The deal means that Waypoint’…

Step inside NYC’s competitive slotcar racing scene

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arstechnica.com - On your mark: Racers steady their Tamiya Mini 4WD models during a monthly race at Brooklyn's Rui Yong Hobby. The top three racers at a recent Tamiya tournament at Brooklyn's Rui Yong Hobby. “I’ve onl…

Internet watchdog Citizen Lab targeted in comically inept undercover sting

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arstechnica.com - It was almost like an episode of Spy vs. Spy—a security researcher conceals a camera on his person to record an undercover operative who, under false pretenses and with his own hidden camera, quizzes…

Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact’s new demo, leaves us wanting more

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arstechnica.com - BELLEVUE, Washington—Right as this article goes live, Valve Software is taking the wraps off its next video game, Artifact, in a major way. At this weekend's PAX West expo in Seattle, lines of eager …

Senators ask Facebook why it tricked kids into spending parents’ money

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arstechnica.com - Two Democratic senators have asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain why the social network apparently "manipulated children into spending their parents' money without permission" while playing…

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 …

Dealmaster: Take 20% off Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K media streamer

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K, which is currently down to $40.…

Nintendo throws out Metroid Prime 4 work, restarts with Retro Studios

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arstechnica.com - Nintendo has announced that it is "essentially... restarting development from the beginning" on the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4, saying the game as it currently exists "has not reached the sta…

Google revamps Gmail for Android and iOS

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arstechnica.com - The new Gmail. Also, wow, Google remembered that Android tablets exist. The new Gmail inbox. Check out that search bar with a right-side profile icon. Tap on the profile icon to quickly switch accoun…

Detroit maker Quantic Dream looks beyond PlayStation

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arstechnica.com - "We will continue to work on PlayStation, which is a platform we love and that we know very well," Quantic Dream co-founder and CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière said in an interview with Venturebeat. "Bu…

Huawei Matebook 13 review: A cheaper Matebook X Pro with killer performance

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arstechnica.com - Despite company turmoil, Huawei continues to go after a slice of the US laptop market. Following the release of the Matebook X Pro last year, the Chinese company debuted the Matebook 13 today. The th…

Google asks Supreme Court to overrule disastrous ruling on API copyrights

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arstechnica.com - An application programming interface is the glue that holds complex software systems together. Until 2014, it was widely assumed that no one could use copyright law to restrict APIs' use—a view that …

Should PC games cost less on Epic’s Games Store?

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arstechnica.com - If you pre-ordered Metro Exodus though Steam before yesterday, you paid $60 (and will still receive that preorder on Steam). If you preorder the game today on the Epic Games Store or buy it there aft…

Apple says iPhones were down 15% last quarter, but everything else was up 19%

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arstechnica.com - Apple today shared its fiscal first-quarter revenue with shareholders. As investors feared and as previously warned, Apple posted revenue of $84.3 billion for the quarter ending in December, missing …

Elon Musk’s private jet appears to make frivolous flights, per Washington Post

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arstechnica.com - Flight data obtained by The Washington Post shows that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a private jet that logged about 150,000 miles in 2018. While many billionaires have private jets, Musk's jet …

BeLiver Feature: Mario Fachini – BeLive.tv

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blog.belive.tv - Have you ever wondered how some people just have so much confidence when they are on screen? Have you ever wanted to speak in front of a crowd but couldn’t even get in front of your laptop camera? Ma…

The Step-by-Step SaaS Landing page Formula [2019 edition]

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www.cortes.design - In this article, I'll give you a step-by-step formula for the "perfect" SaaS Landing page... And you know what? I'll make a bold claim. If you follow this article you'll be able to come up with a gre…

Convert a String to a Number in JavaScript

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www.thecodebarbarian.com - Converting a string to a number in JavaScript is surprisingly subtle. With NaN, implicit radixes, and numbers vs Numbers, there are a lot of ways to shoot yourself in the foot. In this article, I'll …

Designing Mobile Websites for Voice Search | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - In January 2018 alone, consumers conducted over 1 billion voice searches. By 2020, it’s estimated that 30% of all online searches will take place without the use of a screen. Needless to say, voice s…

America’s Cold War With Chinese Tech Turns Hot

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www.theatlantic.com - Read: Beijing wants to rewrite the rules of the internet This particular moment is also significant because the new generation of mobile infrastructure—termed 5G—is due to be built out over the next …

12 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Personal Brand

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www.forbes.com - Developing a strong and distinct personal brand is important today, both for businesses and individuals. When it comes to companies, consumers like to feel as though they know the individuals behind …

Huawei hit with DOJ indictment on 13 counts of fraud, trades theft

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androidcommunity.com - We know Huawei is blocked in the United States for several reasons but this is the first time the top Chinese OEM is being hit with official charges of sanctions violations, wire fraud, obstruction o…

Samsung Turkish website “confirms” Galaxy Buds are coming soon

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androidcommunity.com - While all eyes will probably be on the announcement of the new flagship smartphones Galaxy S10 and maybe the foldable Galaxy F, expect Samsung to also unveil some “surprise” new products pretty soon.…

Bluetooth 5.1 update brings new direction finding feature

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androidcommunity.com - Back in 2016, the Bluetooth group teased Bluetooth 5 and said it would be all things good, better speed, range, broadcast capacity. The new version was officially announced a few months later. Blueto…

Chrome testing out a search-friendly omnibox in mobile app

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androidcommunity.com - When Google introduced the new Duet interface for Chrome’s mobile app, one of the changes that was applied was a search button in the bottom bar that shows both the URL address and the search bar. Bu…

Snapchat reportedly considering having permanent snaps

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androidcommunity.com - Snapchat is the app that brought our attention to the art of the “disappearing” photos and videos in social networks. But according to some reports, because of a dwindling user base and pressure from…

AnTuTu intros new AI benchmarking tool

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androidcommunity.com - Not many believe may believe in benchmark tests and scores but there are people in the Android community that depend on them. One popular benchmark is AnTuTu. Any phone that hits this benchmark usual…

Samsung Galaxy M20, Galaxy M10 launch in India

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androidcommunity.com - We once thought Samsung would unveil the Galaxy M Series at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) but then we realized that is reserved for the 10th Anniversary premium flagship Galaxy S10. Well, Sams…

Corephotonics acquired by Samsung officially

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androidcommunity.com - If not the design or mobile processor, we usually look at the built-in camera of a new smartphone. We are at this day and age when you don’t really need a DSLR or a compact cam because a high-end sma…

China’s 996 work ethic stretched as tech firms feel the slowdown

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www.scmp.com - For Keith Ding, who works for a big Chinese tech company, the country’s infamous 996 work culture – where employees are expected to be in the office from 9am to 9pm, six days a week – is not going aw…

Google ups its anti-fake news game ahead of EU elections

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mashable.com - As a company with a popular online service for just about everything, from e-mail to productivity to maps, Google is in a unique position when it comes to fighting fake news. On Tuesday, the company …

Can You Trust Your Small ISP?

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potsandpansbyccg.com - FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly recently made a speech at the Media Institute “Free Speech America” Gala in which he made some serious allegations against municipal broadband. From that speech: In …

The Potential and Challenge of IoT Explained

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www.graybar.com - Are you tired of hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT)? From smart thermostats to fitness bracelets and voice-activated tech, this buzzword has invaded boardrooms and marketing departments, satu…

Roku Channel Adds Premium Subscriptions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Striking ahead of Apple’s widely-expected video service, Roku has added premium subscriptions to its own Roku Channel service. “We’re focused on making it easy to find great entertainment of all type…

Gmail is Getting a UX Makeover on Mobile - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In a bid to calm the fears of Inbox users, Google today announced a major user experience update for Gmail on Android and iOS. “Today, we’re kicking off the year with a new look for Gmail on mobile,”…

Snapchat Is Trying to Be a Lot Like Twitter - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Snap, the makers of Snapchat, is reportedly discussing some major changes to the platform. Reuters reports that the company is discussing plans to introduce snaps that last forever. The changes will …

How To Use Snapchat For Business Marketing | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Are you thinking about the ways that you could integrate Snapchat into your company’s marketing efforts? Snapchat presents an unparalleled opportunity to reach a new audience that is open to clever, …

How To Convert 4K Videos From/To iPhone With VideoProc [License Giveaway] | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - There are many good reasons why you might want an iPhone video converter. Maybe you have a substantial library of iPhone non-support formats video and movies that you want to enjoy on your iPhone, yo…

Samsung Note 10 not Galaxy S10 will be Samsung's first 5G phone. Here's why

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www.t3.com - Smartphone enthusiasts waiting patiently for the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 to be officially unveiled at the South Korean maker's Unpacked event on February 20 now look increasingly likely to be left disa…

Google My Business messaging via SMS to end, but where is the alternative? - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - When Google My Business released the new GMB app back in November, many people failed to see the massive inconvenience of their new approach to the messaging feature would cause. Previously, the Mess…

Opinion | It’ll Be a While Before Anyone Underestimates Nancy Pelosi Again

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www.nytimes.com - Gail: One big topic was what happens to working people when automation takes over the world. Don’t care so much what the Davosians thought as I do about your opinion. You wrote a really powerful colu…

Nolte: NewsGuard Admits Its 'Credible' Outlets Spread Fake News

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www.breitbart.com - NewsGuard is Microsoft’s blacklisting tool, a browser plug-in that tells readers which news outlets are “credible” and which are fake news. Naturally, NewsGuard has awarded every establishment media …

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