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Monday, February 11, 2019

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3 Ways to Protect Your Best Startup Ideas

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www.inc.com - In 2019, with the role social media plays in our lives as people and entrepreneurs, someone stealing your idea is approximately the most insignificant challenge you will ever have as you look to buil…

Magento 1 End of Life Countdown Timeline

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redstage.com - Time Left To Safely Begin Your Migration: The “end of life” for Magento 1 support is slated for June 2020, but the end is closer than it seems. When support ends, Magento sites will be increasingly v…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Mistress’ Brother Leaked Bezos Texts to Enquirer Shared by Susan Cooper www.thedailybeast.com - The brother of Jeff Bezos’ mistress, Lauren Sanchez, supplied the couple’s racy texts to the…

Chrome Dark Mode now being tested on Chrome 73 beta

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androidcommunity.com - While we’re waiting for the system-wide dark mode that will supposedly be coming to Android Q, we’ll have to be satisfied with seeing individual apps adapt this option. That is, if you like having th…

Samsung Galaxy S10 colors illustrated before launch

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androidcommunity.com - A rendered image of the Samsung Galaxy S10e Canary Yellow showed up online last week. Now we’re being given information about the dimensions of the upcoming S10 Series smartphones. After dozens of ru…

How To Sell Your Products On Instagram: A Step-...

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smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com - As Instagram solidifies its place as a powerhouse social media platform more small businesses should take advantage of this growing new channel to drive awareness, but also for driving sales. Instagr…

I’m digging this ridiculous $19 folding laptop stand

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techcrunch.com - Ask me in a couple of months what I think about the Moft. Right now, I’m actually digging it. Granted, I didn’t have particularly high hopes for a $19 (for Kickstarter early birds) fiberglass and fau…

Lenovo Watch X was riddled with security bugs, researcher says

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techcrunch.com - Lenovo’s Watch X was widely panned as “absolutely terrible.” As it turns out, so was its security. The low-end $50 smart watch was one of Lenovo’s cheapest smart watches. Available only for the China…

Google Docs gets an API for task automation

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced the general availability of a new API for Google Docs that will allow developers to automate many of the tasks that users typically do manually in the company’s online office s…

LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service

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techcrunch.com - LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally — says that video is the fastest-growing format on its platform alongside original written work, shared ne…

US iPhone users spent $79 last year, up 36% from 2017

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s push to get developers to build subscription-based apps is now having a notable impact on App Store revenues. According to a new report from Sensor Tower due out later this week, revenue gene…

Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research

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techcrunch.com - Facebook has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and being amplified on its platform. A coalition of European academ…

Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C

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techcrunch.com - China’s Soocas continues to jostle with global toothbrush giants as it raises 200 million yuan ($30 million) in a series C funding round. The Shenzhen-based oral care manufacturer has secured the new…

Bumble launches Spotlight, its own version of Tinder’s Boost

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techcrunch.com - Bumble, currently Tinder’s biggest rival in the dating app market, today launched its own version of Tinder’s “Boost” feature. On Bumble, it’s being called “Spotlight” and allows users to pay to bump…

Reddit confirms $300M Series D led by China’s Tencent at $3B value

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techcrunch.com - Last week TechCrunch reported that Reddit was raising $150 million from Chinese tech giant Tencent and up to $150 million more in a Series D that would value the company at $2.7 billion pre-money or …

Another fine mesh

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s acquisition of mesh router company Eero is a smart play that adds a number of cards to its hand in the rapidly evolving smart home market. Why shouldn’t every router be an Echo, and every Ec…

PerimeterX secures $43M to protect web apps from bot attacks

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techcrunch.com - We know by now that modern website attacks are typically automated, as armies of bots knock on doors until they inevitably find vulnerabilities and take advantage. PerimeterX, a San Francisco startup…

Hulu greenlights ‘Howard the Duck’ and three other animated Marvel shows

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techcrunch.com - Four new animated Marvel series, plus a crossover special, are coming to Hulu. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hulu has greenlit “MODOK,” “Hit-Monkey,” “Tigra & Dazzler Show” and “Howard the Duc…

Apple partners with VA to bring Health Records to veterans

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techcrunch.com - Apple announced this morning it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make the Health Records feature on iPhones available to veterans. The deal will allow the veterans t…

Aurora cofounder and CEO Chris Urmson on the company’s new investor, Amazon, and much more

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techcrunch.com - You might not think of self-driving technologies and politics having much in common, but at least in one way, they overlap meaningfully: yesterday’s enemy can be tomorrow’s ally. Such was the message…

Facebook takes on LinkedIn as a career portal with e-learning, expanded mentorship and jobs features

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techcrunch.com - With the launch of a way for people to connect with each other in mentoring relationships, and to look for jobs, Facebook has over the last year or so slowly been encroaching on LinkedIn’s territory …

India Smartphone Market Exits 2018 with Highest Ever Shipments of 142.3 million, IDC India Reports

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www.idc.com - NEW DELHI, February 11th, 2019 - As per IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, India smartphone market shipped 142.3 million units in 2018, registering a healthy 14.5% year-on-year (YoY) …

Bay Area: Join us 2/13 to discuss a new hope for tech activism

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arstechnica.com - Over the past couple of years, we've seen a huge upsurge in activism within the technology community. From the walkouts at Google to labor organizing at Amazon, tech workers are starting to see a con…

Augmented Reality Google Maps is coming, starts testing in private

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arstechnica.com - It's a camera feed with 3D navigation arrows positioned in the real world. The camera feed actually helps with your precise location and orientation. Google calls the system "VPS" or "Visual Position…

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…

Texas lawmaker wants to ban mobile throttling in disaster areas

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arstechnica.com - A Texas lawmaker is proposing a state law that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling mobile Internet service in disaster areas. Bobby Guerra, a Democratic member of the Republican-controll…

Clever trick uses Windows executable file to install malicious payload on Macs

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arstechnica.com - Malware pushers are experimenting with a novel way to infect Mac users that runs executable files that normally execute only on Windows computers. The files and folders found inside a DMG file that p…

Dieter Rams’s 10 Principles of Design, illustrated by his ingenious products

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www.fastcompany.com - Every designer alive has heard of Dieter Rams’s 10 Principles of Design–the legendary designer’s quick-reference rules for making products, developed in his early days at Braun. But never has the lis…

Play this simple design game to test your UI knowledge

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www.theverge.com - Can’t Unsee is a web-based game that presents two choices of iOS interface designs, and asks the user a simple question: Which one is more correct? There are three rounds that ramp up in difficulty, …

Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

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gizmodo.com - The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by D…

Make Your Days More Productive By Timeboxing

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lifehacker.com - There are tons of hacks out there that claim they’ll make you more productive. Now one has been proven to be the “best”: Timeboxing. The idea behind the hack is simple. Whenever you have something co…

Valuable LinkedIn Features To Nurture Your Relationships

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www.forbes.com - We all know that LinkedIn is a great resource for growing your network. But that network has little value if you don't stay engaged. Nurturing your network is even more important than growing it. Lin…

Why Bringing High-Tech Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Is So Difficult

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www.forbes.com - In 1993, I was in my second year of business school at the MIT Sloan School of Management and I distinctly remember a spirited discussion about a BusinessWeek cover article titled “The Virtual Corpor…

Good enough 5G fixed-wireless broadband could change everything | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Congratulations to Optus for re-creating fixed-wireless internet in Australia, and overbuilding parts of the nation that are currently covered by a government-owned wholesaler with ridiculous return …

The Audio Boom: How Podcasts Are Changing The Game For Marketers

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www.forbes.com - A lot can change in a year, especially when it comes to marketing trends. If 2018 was the year of video, 2019 will be the year of audio. From smart speakers to connected cars, the audio content spher…

The best audio editing software for beginning podcasters

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thewirecutter.com - I have two decades of experience reviewing AV products, and I'm currently a contributing technical editor at Sound & Vision magazine and a regular contributor to the SoundStage network of websites. I…

Xiaomi patent for phone with four-edged curved display spotted

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi may no longer be the top OEM in China but it is definitely one of the busiest and most prolific, launching new products left and right. We’re not only talking about new phones but other smart …

Limited Edition Galaxy S10+ may launch on March 15 with 1TB storage, 12GB RAM

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androidcommunity.com - We’re just a few days away from learning the official specs and details of the Samsung Galaxy S10 family but we’re still not running out of rumors and leaks about the entire line. We now know most of…

Huawei and the double standards of the West

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www.scmp.com - Anyone supposing Huawei products are spying on them or that they are a security risk hasn’t given any thought to the technology already around them. Apple and Samsung smartphones, voice assistants li…

The trade war will end, but the real battle has only just started

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www.scmp.com - As the international media speculate breathlessly about whether the US and China will reach a trade agreement to resolve their deepening tariff war before the March 1 deadline, I have news for you: f…

Twitter Awards #MVP to Planters for a Winning Digital Strategy

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loyalty360.org - As broadcast and digital channels grow closer together, Big Game advertisers are quickly adapting their campaigns to extend beyond the traditional prime-time television spot. Merkle’s sixth edition o…

Cartamundi Looks to Adapt Loyalty Strategy for US Market

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loyalty360.org - As the digital age dawns, customer loyalty is becoming more and more essential to companies, especially those with tangible products. While every company worries about meeting the needs of customers …

Amazon Expands Goods Delivered to Russia

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themoscowtimes.com - American online retailer Amazon has started delivering electronics and household appliances to Russia as it looks to capitalize on a rapidly growing Russian e-commerce market currently valued at more…

How to Win with Email Marketing in 2019

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Email marketing isn’t dead. In fact, it’s very much alive and well. It’s still working really well for SPI—and it can do the same for you in 2019. I’m not the only one who feels this way—check out th…

Report: iPhone Sales Fell 20 Percent in China in Q4 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Sales of Apple’s iPhone lineup dropped an astonishing 20 percent in the most recent quarter, while Huawei sales surged 23 percent in the same time period. The news is interesting on a number of front…

The Top 10 Benefits Of Blogging On Your Website

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www.forbes.com - I’m often asked whether blogging is really a necessary part of running a business. This question is most often asked by small business owners who simply don’t have the time or skills to regularly cre…

BayCon 2018: Patchwork Fandom

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eepurl.com - Brin was a regular guest around the turn of the '80s. "I thought [BayCon] was a great convention. I used to go more often", he said, but then things got busy. For the following two decades, Brin publ…

No more walking in the wrong direction with the upcoming AR experience on Google Maps - Android Authority

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www.androidauthority.com - At the Google I/O 2018, the company teased how Google Maps can leverage the camera to overlay walking directions and business listings for an Augmented Reality (AR) experience via its new Visual Posi…

For Amazon, It's Business as Usual Despite CEO Drama

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www.newsmax.com - First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he'd been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of him and his mis…

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