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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Kevin Rose on the next wave of consumer apps and what’s happening in the podcast industry

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om.co - Kevin Rose is someone I’ve known for quite a while. I think it was 11 years ago we first worked together when he was starting out as an intern. The promise I saw in him at that time has undoubtedly b…

The Scoop on Premium Customer Loyalty Programs

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loyalty360.org - More retailers are providing membership plans and betting that you’ll pay a fee for the privilege of shopping with them. For example, Amazon charges $119 per year for Amazon Prime and has more than 1…

10 Creative Techniques Using CSS3 Box Shadow - Hongkiat

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www.hongkiat.com - We have seen a tremendous number of advancements in CSS3 web development over just the past few years. Popular websites all around the Internet have begun incorporating many unique styles such as rou…

President Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing the 'American AI Initiative'

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www.pcmag.com - This story originally appeared on PCMag President Trump today signed an executive order establishing the "American AI Initiative" to guide AI development in the United States. The Trump administratio…

Vape Hardware Review: The Aspire Tigon Starter Kit - Soupwire

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soupwire.com - Aspire has wowed vaping enthusiasts with their quality sub-ohm tanks. You may have heard of, or even owned, the Aspire Nautilus, the Aspire Cleito Pro, or any other number of products from Aspire. Th…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY 3 Ways to Protect Your Best Startup Ideas Shared by Reg Saddler www.inc.com - In 2019, with the role social media plays in our lives as people and entrepreneurs, someone stealing your idea…

Instagram is now testing a web version of Direct messages

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techcrunch.com - Insta-chat addicts, rejoice. You could soon be trading memes and emojis from your computer. Instagram is internally testing a web version of Instagram Direct messaging that lets people chat without t…

Google expands partnership with Founder Gym to support underrepresented founders

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techcrunch.com - Google for Startups has expanded a partnership with startup training program Founder Gym to better serve underrepresented founders through a new scholarship program. The program typically charges $39…

Amazon looked to the past to build the future

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techcrunch.com - Over the last 20 years, smart home gadgets have evolved from fantasy to commodity. Walk into Best Buy and there are dozens of products that take just a few minutes to set up. It’s wonderful. Even bet…

WeWork launches skills-based profiles as a value add for tenants

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techcrunch.com - WeWork has made a big name for itself in a short period of time as a global co-working space. In fact, WeWork is now the largest private office tenant in all of Manhattan. But whether the real estate…

No, your tweets aren’t awful. Twitter’s Likes are currently borked.

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techcrunch.com - If you have been experiencing issues with the Like or Retweet count on Twitter and are desperately seeking validation, here it is: yes, it’s Twitter, not you (probably). The company confirmed today t…

Mode, a collaborative analytics platform focused on empowering data scientists, just landed $23 million in fresh funding

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techcrunch.com - Mode, a five-year-old collaborative analytics platform based in San Francisco, has raised $23 million in Series C funding led by Valor Equity Partners. Foundation Capital and REV Venture Partners, wh…

Glide helps you build mobile apps from a spreadsheet without coding

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techcrunch.com - The founders of Glide, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class, had a notion that building mobile apps in the enterprise was too hard. They decided to simplify the process by starting with a s…

Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle

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techcrunch.com - When it comes to the cloud market, there are few known knows. For instance, we know that AWS is the market leader with around 32 percent of market share. We know Microsoft is far back in second place…

Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps’ Augmented Reality mode

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techcrunch.com - I think most of us have had this experience, especially when you’re in a big city: you step off of public transit, take a peek at Google Maps to figure out which way you’re supposed to go… and then s…

Jim Steyer runs the powerful nonprofit Common Sense Media; now he’s using his influence to battle big tech

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techcrunch.com - California Governor Gavin Newsom earlier today proposed a so-called digital dividend that would let consumers share in the profits generated by California-based tech companies that have been “collect…

Devialet’s Phantom Reactor turns music into an emotional experience

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techcrunch.com - French startup Devialet has done it again. The new Phantom Reactor is a smaller, more effective speaker that packs everything that made Devialet speakers good in the first place. Devialet’s first spe…

How I podcast

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techcrunch.com - I’ve been podcasting in various forms for about a dozen years now. Sometimes it has been within the corporate confines of the various publications I’ve worked for and sometimes it has just been for m…

Apple fails to block porn & gambling “Enterprise” apps

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techcrunch.com - Facebook and Google were far from the only developers openly abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate program meant for companies offering employee-only apps. A TechCrunch investigation uncovered a doz…

Ubisoft and Mozilla team up to develop Clever-Commit, an AI coding assistant

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techcrunch.com - Game developer Ubisoft today announced that it has partnered with Mozilla to develop Clever-Commit, an AI-based coding assistant that learns from your code base’s bug and regression data to analyze a…

A modest proposal to make apps suck less

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techcrunch.com - As the landscape for designing and building technology continues to evolve, so should the process for designing such systems. Whether it’s for investing or helping to build a product, it’s important …

Y Combinator’s latest batch of startups is too big for one Demo Day stage

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techcrunch.com - Y Combinator has been steadily ushering in more and more startups into its classes, but this year the poll position accelerator is having to make some major logistical adjustments to accommodate just…

Google takes Hire, its G Suite recruitment platform, to its first global markets, UK and Canada

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techcrunch.com - The recruitment market is big business — worth some $554 billion annually according to the most recent report from the World Employment Confederation. In the tech world, that translates into a big op…

Sub-brands are the new weapon in China’s smartphone war

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techcrunch.com - One of China’s top smartphone brands Vivo appears to have joined its fellows Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi in setting up a new sub-brand as a softening market and heightened competition at home drive playe…

Amazon is bringing its delivery Lockers to Coachella

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techcrunch.com - Amazon Lockers are coming to a new location: Coachella. The retailer says it will make its storage lockers available to festival-goers, allowing them to order both in advance and same-day to have ite…

No, Tencent isn’t about to burn Reddit down

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techcrunch.com - Ahoy, it’s doom and gloom for Reddit after the company welcomed investment from Chinese censorship overlord Tencent. The reality is, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. In recruiting the company behind…

Datadog acquires app testing company Madumbo

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techcrunch.com - Datadog, the popular monitoring and analytics platform, today announced that it has acquired Madumbo, an AI-based application testing platform. “We’re excited to have the Madumbo team join Datadog,” …

Donde Search picks up $6 million to help fashion retailers with visual search

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techcrunch.com - Donde Search has just closed a $6 million Series A investment led by Matrix Partners, with participation from previous investors such as senior leaders from AliExpress, Google, and Waze. Donde first …

Report: Voice assistants in use to triple to 8 billion by 2023

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techcrunch.com - The use of voice assistants is set to triple over the next few years, according to a new forecast from the U.K.-based analysts at Juniper Research. The firm estimates there will be 8 billion digital …

Save the date and save a bundle on Disrupt San Francisco 2019

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techcrunch.com - Mark your calendars startup fans, because Disrupt is returning to the beautiful City by the Bay to host TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2019, October 2-4 at the Moscone North Conve…

Startups, demo tables are still available for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is known for helping startups get to the next level by providing a platform for them to showcase their work at a demo table. Startup demo tables for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on A…

How Four Ex-Amazoners Made a Crazy-Good Wireless Cam for $20

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nymag.com - In the world of gadgets, there are plenty of good deals to be found, but it’s usually either a high-priced item with exceptional value, or a slightly cheaper item that feels more expensive than it is…

The gadgets and gear Ars staffers love the most this Valentine’s Day

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arstechnica.com - Valentine's Day and consumer technology don't exactly go hand in hand. Every couple is different, but if you're getting a loved one a gift for the holiday, it should come from the heart. A new smartp…

Nintendo reveals it invented “Bowsette” before the Internet did

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arstechnica.com - This month's major Nintendo Direct video presentation included a reveal of another New Super Mario Bros. game—a Switch port of its last Wii U installment—with one curious twist. It includes a few new…

Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 people after “record results in 2018”

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arstechnica.com - Game publisher Activision-Blizzard will lay off 8 percent of its work force, or around 775 people, CEO Bobby Kotick announced on the company's earnings call today. The move is being made in an effort…

Mozilla to use machine learning to find code bugs before they ship

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arstechnica.com - In a bid to cut the number of coding errors made in its Firefox browser, Mozilla is deploying Clever-Commit, a machine-learning-driven coding assistant developed in conjunction with game developer Ub…

Lawsuit: Verizon tempted customers with free Amazon Echos, failed to deliver

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arstechnica.com - Pennsylvania's attorney general has sued Verizon, alleging that the company promised free Amazon Echo devices and Amazon Prime subscriptions to new customers but failed to deliver the items after cus…

Researchers use Intel SGX to put malware beyond the reach of antivirus software

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arstechnica.com - Researchers have found a way to run malicious code on systems with Intel processors in such a way that the malware can't be analyzed or identified by antivirus software, using the processor's own fea…

Microsoft: Yeah, we make Office 2019 and Internet Explorer, but don’t use ‘em

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arstechnica.com - Two twins race to complete a PowerPoint challenge. In an unusual turn of events, Microsoft this week warned Windows users off from using its Internet Explorer and dissed its new Office 2019 suite in …

The 9 Online Tools Vital for Small Business Suc...

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smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com - When you own a business, it can feel like doing the work of 10 people. Particularly at the start, a business owner can be responsible for managing everything from accounting to travel arrangements to…

Report: Analyst Finds Nvidia Earned $1.35 Billion More in Total Crypto Revenue Than Stated

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cointelegraph.com - This story has been updated with Nvidia’s decline to comment. Taiwan-based computer hardware producer Nvidia reportedly earned nearly $1.35 billion more due to crypto and blockchain than it had state…

A UX Guide For Designing Error Pages. – Prototypr

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blog.prototypr.io - Be mindful of the pronouns you use. Who’s actions are you referring to? Was it the user’s fault? The company’s fault? This will also help you determine whether you should say things like ‘sorry’ or ‘…

How to Increase Mobile Engagement with Simpler Contact Forms | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Contact forms are a necessity for websites. Without them, your clients would be relegated to handling website- or business-related matters over the phone or email. Worse, they’d have absolutely no co…

Blog - Next.js 8

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nextjs.org - We are proud today to introduce the production-ready Next.js 8, featuring: As always, we have strived to ensure all these benefits are completely backwards compatible. For most Next.js applications, …

Email Confirmation with React – Bits and Pieces

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blog.bitsrc.io - For the Mongoose model we only need to track two things. An email address and whether or not it has been confirmed. If you have read any of my other posts like React Authentication with Twitter, Goog…

Samsung Internet has been installed 1 billion times on the Play Store

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androidcommunity.com - While Google Chrome is still the most popular mobile browser, it seems like there’s a challenger for second place and it’s not Firefox. Samsung Internet has now been installed more than 1 billion tim…

Galaxy Watch Active may have a smaller 1.1″ display and no bezel ring

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androidcommunity.com - We don’t know yet if we’ll be seeing the announcement of Samsung’s new wearable but we do have some new leaks about the supposed Galaxy Watch Active, the sequel to the Samsung Gear Sport. The folks o…

Nokia 9 leaked in Google’s Enterprise Program site

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androidcommunity.com - -At the upcoming Mobile World Congress happening in Barcelona in a couple of weeks, one of the highly-anticipated announcements is the new Nokia 9 PureView smartphone with emphasis on being a camera …

Pushbullet beta now has updated Material Design and Dark Mode

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androidcommunity.com - Pushbullet has been one of the best-reviewed and most popular apps on Android as it allows you to exchange SMs, links, and even files rom your Android smartphone and your PC. The latest update for it…

LG Q9 One announced in South Korea

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androidcommunity.com - LG has recently announced a new smartphone, days before the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) opens. It’s not the LG G8 ThinQ selfie camera because that one is expected in Barcelona. The latest device…

Spring Marketplace Executive Discusses Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - The customer loyalty and engagement space has clearly been evolving, and brands should understand the changing behavior of their customers to remain relevant and competitive. Customers are now lookin…

Ford planning a battery-electric F-150

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www.detroitnews.com - Thanks to the addition of a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited is the most powerful light-duty pickup in America Detroit — Ford Motor Co. plans to launch full batt…

Apple is getting serious about augmented reality with this new appointment

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mashable.com - For most people, AR is Pok√©mon Go and little else. But for Apple, it's an important part of the company's future Apple just re-assigned Frank Casanove, former lead for iPhone Partner Marketing, into …

How Google will shift resources to media search and other tidbits from Gary Illyes' AMA on Reddit - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google webmaster trends analyst Gary Illyes, who has been with Google for over eight years working exclusively on search-related topics, participated in an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit over the we…

How to Identify and Tackle Keyword Cannibalisation in 2019

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moz.com - If you read the title of this blog and somehow, even only for a second, thought about the iconic movie “The Silence of the Lambs”, welcome to the club — you are not alone! Despite the fact that the t…

e-ChannelNEWS & eCNTV

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e-channelnews.com - What a fantastic evening! The industry’s best of the best in the Canadian Channel gathered at the fabulous Eglinton Grand in Toronto to celebrate their award wins at the 12th Annual Reseller Choice A…

Trump Orders US Agencies to Turbocharge A.I. Research

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www.infowars.com - President Donald Trump has compelled federal agencies to step up research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) with a new order, calling the US lead in AI of “paramount importance” to Amer…

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