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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Amazon Filed A Patent Application That Could Link You To Your Identity And Your Job

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www.buzzfeednews.com - Over the past year, Amazon has faced a growing public outcry over privacy concerns surrounding its facial recognition technology. Especially in the hands of law enforcement, experts say, the tech has…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Marc Barros - How To Write Creative Briefs In Startups Shared by OM marcbarros.com - Everything gets a brief. It does’t matter if we’re launch a product, a service, or a campaign…it has a …

Microsoft Teams Is Down and Users Aren't Happy - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Update #2: Microsoft has confirmed to Thurrott.com that the issue has been resolved, stating: “We can confirm that we have fully resolved connectivity issues that some users may have experienced.” Up…

Keeping Changing Customers Loyal with Aimia: Q&A Part I

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loyalty360.org - The loyalty space is ever changing. A mere decade ago, we weren’t talking about data the way we are now, and personalization, if mentioned at all, only came up when we were discussing the most luxuri…

TCL might be working on several smart devices with foldable displays

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androidcommunity.com - A lot of OEMs are in a sort of race to come out with the next great smart device with a foldable display. While Samsung has gotten a lot of headlines for its suppose upcoming Flex smartphone, there a…

Daily Crunch: Stop repeating this privacy lie

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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. Stop …

Apple partners with Oakland nonprofit Dream Corps on Swift coding initiative

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techcrunch.com - Apple this morning announced a new partnership designed to train more people to code using its own programming language, Swift. The company says it’s now working with the Oakland-based nonprofit orga…

Razer is closing its game store after less than a year

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techcrunch.com - Razer is one of the dominant brands in gaming when it comes to buying equipment to play, but one of its biggest efforts to own a larger slice of digital spending hasn’t gone according to plan. After …

What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

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techcrunch.com - The ‘below the belt selfie’ media circus surrounding Jeff Bezos has made encrypted communications top of mind among nervous executive handlers. Their assumption is that a product with serious cryptog…

Apple could be looking for its next big revenue model

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techcrunch.com - Apple has always been an evolving company. While it never really invented any product categories, it always seemed to make those product categories work better and smarter. It also found a way to mak…

VPN protocol WireGuard now has an official macOS app

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techcrunch.com - WireGuard could be the most promising VPN protocol in years. It lets you establish a connection with a VPN server that is supposed to be faster, more secure and more flexible at the same time. The de…

Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers

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techcrunch.com - Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 roadmap for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things from Instagram etc, Facebook needs their cred…

HiHello raises $2.5 million to finally fix contact management

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techcrunch.com - HiHello, the latest startup to take aim at business cards with its own digital alternative, has now raised a $2.5 million seed round to continue its efforts in building a better contact management so…

What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019

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techcrunch.com - I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: 2019 just might be the year that smartphones get fun again. After years of similar form factors and slight upgrades, the mobile industry’s back is against …

YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments

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techcrunch.com - More than a year on from a child safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect a search for “bikini haul” videos…

The product of Patreon

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techcrunch.com - Patreon is aggressively pursuing a new three-year product vision that is, in the words of SVP of Product Wyatt Jenkins, to build “the world’s best membership SaaS product for creators.” With about 90…

TCL leaks foretell a weird future for foldable phones

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techcrunch.com - Foldables are going to get weird. And I’m here for it. Just check out these leaked TCL renders from CNET. All manner of strange and wonderful folding devices — two tablets and three smartphones, incl…

Oculus co-founder shipping free Rift repair kits to users with VR headset audio issue

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techcrunch.com - Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey isn’t in the VR hardware business these days since getting canned by Facebook (he’s focused on smart border security at his new company Anduril) but he still wants peo…

Google Assistant Actions up 2.5x in 2018 to reach 4,253 in the U.S.

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techcrunch.com - In addition to competing for smart speaker market share, Google and Amazon are also competing for developer mindshare in the voice app ecosystem. On this front, Amazon has soared ahead – the number o…

Another blow to Blu-ray: Samsung will no longer make Blu-ray players for the US

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arstechnica.com - Samsung's UBS-K8500, introduced in 2015, was positioned as the world's first UltraHD, 4K Blu-ray player. It hasn't been that long since the market for these players opened up, and Samsung was one of …

Behold, the Facebook phishing scam that could dupe even vigilant users

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arstechnica.com - Phishers are deploying what appears to be a clever new trick to snag people’s Facebook passwords by presenting convincing replicas of single sign-on login windows on malicious sites, researchers said…

HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 review: A little bit bigger, a little bit better

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arstechnica.com - The battle of the business notebooks is in full swing as HP tries to one-up Lenovo—and itself—all in one go. HP scored a winner with an updated 13-inch Elitebook x360 it released last year. Now it's …

Inside the DNSpionage hacks that hijack domains at an unprecedented scale

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arstechnica.com - Since the beginning of the year, the US government and private security companies have been warning of a sophisticated wave of attacks that’s hijacking domains belonging to multiple governments and p…

Super Mario Maker 2, Link’s Awakening remaster headline latest Nintendo Direct

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arstechnica.com - Cat-suit Mario is a new addition. Another new ability is being able to build enemies coming toward the screen in the third dimension. Clear pipes will let you warp quickly through them or, in this sc…

Insert coin, drive home car

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arstechnica.com - Now three of those markets have a pickup option. The new Austin vending machine is Carvana's latest, while others are located in Nashville and Houston. Depending on local zoning laws and the physical…

Amazon caught selling counterfeits of publisher’s computer books—again

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arstechnica.com - Bill Pollock, the founder of the tech how-to book publisher No Starch Press, called out Amazon on February 13 for selling what he says are counterfeit copies of his company's book, The Art of Assembl…

Coinbase Gives Out $30,000 Reward for Detecting Critical Bug

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cointelegraph.com - Major United States crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase has given a $30,000 reward for reporting a critical bug on its system, according to data from Coinbase’s vulnerability disclosure progr…

Spoofing Google Search results

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www.wietzebeukema.nl - TL;DR - By adding two parameters to any Google Search URL, you can replace search results with a Knowledge Graph card of your choice. A malicious user can use this to generate false information or ‘f…

Apple Leak Reveals Surprise New iPhone Release

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www.forbes.com - While Apple has already confirmed one unplanned iPhone upgrade this month (which the company is very unhappy about), now another new iPhone release is coming which should be welcomed by everyone… Spo…

Samsung Galaxy S10+ colors, pricing, RAM, and ROM options detailed

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androidcommunity.com - One of our favorite leaksters, Evan Blass (@evleaks), isn’t stopping with sharing everything he knows about new and upcoming gadgets. He recently shared that the LG V50 5G phone will be ready in the …

Deezer now supported on Waze’s in-app audio player

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androidcommunity.com - If you Waze a lot when you’re driving (or even when you’re just a passenger), previously you probably had to switch from app to app in order to play your favorite music. But late last year, they laun…

ARCore update adds AR selfies and animation, Shared Camera Access

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androidcommunity.com - The idea of ARCore has been made official back in 2017. Google launched it as augmented reality for Android devices. Not many people know about the technology but it’s now usable. A few apps are now …

Energizer’s Max P18K Pop has 18KmAh battery, 5 cameras (inc. dual pop up)

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androidcommunity.com - Energizer might not be a name that you associate with smartphones right now. They want to be able to change that perception that they’re just a battery company by bringing us a smartphone…that has a …

LG V50 ThinQ 5G phone leaked online

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androidcommunity.com - After the LG G8 ThinQ, we can expect the LG V50 ThinQ from the other South Korean tech giant to be announced. It’s happening just before the month of March ends as per our last report. We’re anticipa…

CrowdTwist Partners with Movable Ink to Improve Personalization

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loyalty360.org - Movable Ink, a visual experience platform provider for digital marketers, has announced a partnership with CrowdTwist, a New York-based provider of omnichannel loyalty and engagement solutions. The g…

How Strong Loyalty Programs Take Fan Engagement to The Next Level

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loyalty360.org - Rewards programs have long been synonymous with retailers and brand manufacturers, but over the past couple of years, entertainment and media companies have started getting in on the action. Given th…

Income Report: This Game-Changing Tool Helped Me Earn 6-Figures

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Welcome to another campaign-based income report here on Smart Passive Income. This month, we’re going to examine a promotion I ran at the end of last year for Cyber Monday to promote my online course…

Samsung's Upcoming Galaxy S10 Case Has a Weird Effect on the Back - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Samsung is about 2 days away from officially launching the new Galaxy S10. And although we have already had more than enough leaks, the leaks aren’t stopping just yet. Ronald Quandt today leaked a ne…

Report Details Apple’s 2019 Product Plans - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - A trusted source says that Apple is readying a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a more modular Mac Pro, a three-camera iPhone, and more for 2019. Depending on the publication, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is descr…

My Original Crackdown Review from 2007 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In celebration of this past week’s release of the eagerly-awaited Crackdown 3, here’s an annotated look at my review of the original Crackdown, from 2007, along with a few additional notes. So, I was…

Android Q's Gesture-Based Navigation Will Work a Lot Like the iPhone - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google introduced a major redesign for the navigation system on Android with Android 9 Pie. The gesture-based navigation system took a lot of influence from that of the iPhone X, where there was only…

Don’t Let Waiting be a Waste

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stevekeating.me - People around the world are waiting. We wait for meetings, we wait for appointments, we wait at airports, we wait for people who are late, we wait and we wait some more. Many people think “wait time”…

Nissan concept uses recycled Leaf batteries to power camping trips

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www.theverge.com - Nissan has sold more than 350,000 Leafs since the car debuted in 2011, and as they’ve aged, the company has thrown around a lot of ideas about how to recycle their batteries. The latest idea: a smart…

Huawei UK cyber-security risk 'manageable'

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www.bbc.com - Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have determined. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre's decision under…

Build a Search Intent Dashboard to Unlock Better Opportunities

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moz.com - We've been talking a lot about search intent this week, and if you've been following along, you’re likely already aware of how “search intent” is essential for a robust SEO strategy. If, however, you…

Regulate Facebook now, say UK MPs

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www.bbc.com - Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm's fo…

5 of Spotify's biggest imminent challenges in 2019 - Music Business Worldwide

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www.musicbusinessworldwide.com - In many ways, Spotify enjoyed a spectacular end to 2018. The company finished the year with its first ever quarterly operating profit – €94m ($107 million) — something that challenged many of the lon…

Facebook Turns 15 but Feels Old & is Committing Malpractice

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medium.com - Have we all been “Zucked”? Mark Zuckerberg talks a big game but has Facebook really benefited the world or the internet? It’s not a useful app like WeChat. Facebook turns 15, but has been one grand e…

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

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www.theguardian.com - A director of the controversial data company Cambridge Analytica, who appeared with Arron Banks at the launch of the Leave.EU campaign, has been subpoenaed by the US investigation into possible collu…

3 More Updates: AMP Custom Code, Overwrite Protection & Domain Setup

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instapage.com - AMP Custom Code How custom code works Overwrite Protection Example 1: What happens in the builder Example 2: What happens in the builder Domain Setup In December 2018, we announced four new product f…

Create Something Better When It Comes To Your Video Marketing

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iim.internetinfomedia.com - This article is going to provide you with tips to help you use video marketing for your business. As you make more videos, your skills improve. New videos should be posted regularly so that your cust…

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