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Friday, February 22, 2019

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How to Track Shopping Cart Abandonment with Google Analytics

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www.monsterinsights.com - Wondering how to determine the shopping cart abandonment rate of your site? With Google Analytics’ Enhanced eCommerce tracking, you can track your cart abandonment rate and come up with measures to r…

8 Big Myths of Content Marketing

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www.jeffbullas.com - We have heard about the Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti, dragons and other man made creations and legends that live more within the imagination than reality. But without those tales, the tapestry of our …

How I Increased My Email Conversions by 344%

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www.jeffbullas.com - If you’re trying to build an audience, you need a laser-like focus on one thing: Increasing email conversions from your blog content. Someone’s inbox is sacred. You can talk to them away from the noi…

Learning Agile from the Expert -

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intrepidnow.com - Hamid Shojaee, the Founder of Axosoft and Product Manager of GitKracken, joined Practical Project Management to assist in our pursuit of Learning Agile from the Expert. Specifically, we discuss the f…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Make sense of your data with these essential keyword segments Shared by Leeanne Nuttall-Lowe moz.com - This blog post was originally published on the STAT blog. The first step to getting t…

Twitter’s latest test changes ‘Retweet with Comment’ so it looks more like a Reply

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techcrunch.com - Twitter’s new prototype testing program isn’t the only way it’s working to fix conversations on its site. The company confirmed it’s currently running another public-facing test focused on making Twi…

Daily Crunch: Pinterest files to go public

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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. Pinte…

Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses

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techcrunch.com - China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from rivals. The c…

Opera Touch brings website cookie blocking to iOS

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techcrunch.com - Last fall, Opera introduced Opera Touch for iOS – a solid alternative to Safari on iPhone, optimized for one-handed use. Today, the company is rolling out a notable new feature to this app: cookie bl…

Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo

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techcrunch.com - Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo code be…

Venmo launches a ‘limited edition’ rainbow debit card for its payment app users

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techcrunch.com - Hoping to entice more users to attach the Venmo MasterCard to their account, Venmo this morning announced it’s launching a “special edition” rainbow-colored version of its debit card that will only b…

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 is offering interest-free financing to boost iPhone sales in China

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techcrunch.com - Apple is looking to get over its sales woes in China but offering prospective customers interest-free financing with a little help from Alibaba. Apple’s China website now offers financing packages fo…

Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texas

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techcrunch.com - Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas – a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according to the…

Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature

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techcrunch.com - Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped a…

Latchel wants to make maintenance easier for landlords and property managers

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techcrunch.com - Relationships between landlords and their tenants don’t need to be fraught ones. With Y Combinator -backed Latchel, landlords and property managers can access a 24/7 maintenance service that takes re…

5 Ways Small Retailers Overcome the Amazon Effect - Small Business Trends

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smallbiztrends.com - In the last six months, 83% of U.S. consumers (and 90% of millennials) made a purchase on Amazon, according to a recent BigCommerce survey. In fact, 49% of all online spending in the U.S. takes place…

Halo Infinite now linked to next Xbox’s launch, rumor suggests RPG elements

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arstechnica.com - As rumors heat up over what to expect from this summer's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), one Microsoft-focused news site has tossed a few more logs on the next-Xbox fire. In today's case, that sp…

YouTube loses advertisers over “wormhole into pedophilia ring”

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arstechnica.com - YouTube is losing advertising from Fortnite maker Epic Games, Disney, and other companies because of ads appearing alongside videos shared by pedophiles. YouTube told Ars that it has taken action aga…

Facebook pulls its privacy-invading VPN app from Google Play store

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arstechnica.com - Facebook has pulled its privacy-invading Onavo Protect VPN app off the Google Play store and will reportedly stop gobbling up data from users who still have the app on their devices. Facebook "will i…

Samsung’s foldable phone is finally official—meet the Galaxy Fold

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arstechnica.com - Samsung's first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. Here it is in its folded mode. Those bezels are not tiny! The Fold resembles a typical small Android tablet in its unfolded mode. It also has a d…

FTC plans to examine loot boxes with public workshop later this year

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arstechnica.com - Unlike this ceramic replica, video game loot boxes are not filled with real candy. The FTC said it hopes to attract "consumer advocacy organizations, parent groups, and industry members" to take part…

Why putting Xbox games on Switch isn’t as ridiculous as it might sound

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arstechnica.com - Here at Ars, we tend to be skeptical of the regularly recurring rumors that two major video game competitors are going to be merging or teaming up in some way. From the early 2000s whispers that Micr…

Google Play apps with >10 million installs drain batteries, jack up data charges

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arstechnica.com - Is your Android phone feeling hot to the touch, acting sluggish, in need of frequent charges, or using dramatically more data than it used to? It may be a victim of DrainerBot, a major fraud operatio…

Coinbase Wallet Users Can Back Up Encrypted Keys on Google Drive and iCloud

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cointelegraph.com - Users of Coinbase Wallet can now back up their private keys on Google Drive or iCloud, according to an official announcement on Feb. 12. In the statement, Coinbase states that allowing users to uploa…

15 Critical Website Fixes to Make Before Launching a Mobile App | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Your target market has gone mobile. Mobile users spend up to 12% of their time browsing on their device, which works out to 87 hours a month or 1,044 hours a year spent on their phone; 90% of that ti…

Pinterest has a perfect response to harmful misinformation

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www.theverge.com - Programming note: The Interface will be off Thursday as I finish up a project that I will share with you next week. Since the reckoning over social networks began in 2016, a popular genre of content …

How to KonMari Your Browser Tabs

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lifehacker.com - I like to write about different methods for organizing your web browser because my own Chrome browser looks like a tab farm. It never fails. No matter how often I dump all of my open tabs into some k…

Android 9.0 Pie OS update rolls out for the Nokia 2.1

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androidcommunity.com - Not many people may be familiar with the Nokia 2.1 but it is one of HMD Global’s numerous mid-range phone offerings from the old Finnish phone maker. The phone was unveiled last year in May together …

API requirements in 2019 now on level 28 for Android 9 Pie

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androidcommunity.com - The Android Q is now part of the rumor mill but before the new Android dessert is served or previewed, we’re interested to know more about the other upgrades available for Google Play in general. API…

Spotify app finally available for Garmin’s vivoactive 3 Music

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androidcommunity.com - When Garmin first launched the vivoactive 3 Music, an updated version of its vivoactive 3 GPS smartwatch, music lovers were excited and then a bit disappointed that the only supported service at laun…

Samsung Galaxy S10 Bixby adds Vision, Routines, Voice, and Key Customization

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung is busy justifying the Galaxy S10 is a worthy investment. We can all agree that the premium phones are awesome but the price point may be a little too high. Perhaps that is expected of the So…

Google opens up ticket draw for I/O conference in May

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been wanting to go to the Google I/O developer’s conference and you have a thousand dollars or so to spend, it’s now time to enter your name into the “lottery”. Google has officially opened…

Facebook for Android improves location settings feature

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androidcommunity.com - Long-time Android and Facebook users know that the location settings for the app is pretty barebones and “all or nothing”. There is just one on and off switch for the Location Services which makes it…

Android app update causes Nike’s smart sneakers to stop working

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androidcommunity.com - While a lot of sneaker-heads and early adaptors were pretty excited about the Nike smart sneakers, we have to remember it’s early days and so you can expect problems. Apparently that’s what’s happeni…

Google Chrome may also darken web pages in dark mode

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androidcommunity.com - Google finally caught on to the fact that not everyone appreciates the white-heavy design of their Material Theme design especially now that people are looking at dark mode to manage their batteries …

Sony and Light team up to work on a multi-camera phone technology

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androidcommunity.com - The name Light has already come to light last year when we heard it received $121 million in funding from Softbank. We speculated a smartphone will be launched by the company and the time has come. K…

Microsoft to Talk Next Gen Consoles at E3 2019 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In June, Microsoft will be heading to Los Angeles where the company will be hosting its annual E3 keynote. And even though Sony won’t be there, Microsoft is not holding back on making significant ann…

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Could Go Beyond the Xbox - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is reportedly planning to bring its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to the Nintendo Switch. The company’s $9.99 a month subscription service gives Xbox One owners access to hundreds of …

Yep, Intel Will be Late to the 5G Party - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Furthering the perception that it is having trouble competing in this always-connected age, Intel’s 5G technology will be late and won’t appear in smartphones and other mobile devices until 2020. The…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: February 22 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Because I’m off to Barcelona, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft at MWC, Microsoft’s “inner source” moves, Microsoft’s next Chromebook competitor, Xbox Game Pass on Nintendo Switch, and m…

Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling EV in the world last year

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www.theverge.com - The Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric car in the world in 2018, according to data firm JATO Dynamics. JATO says the Silicon Valley automaker sold about 138,000 Model 3s, beating out contend…

Here Is A List Of The 21 Best Lightroom Plugins of 2019

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www.lightstalking.com - Ok so here we are going to take a look at the best Lightroom plugins for 2019. For those who aren’t that tech savvy, a little reminder – plugins are programs coded to fit in with another program, in …

Not just for auto anymore: Google tests giant image search ads in new verticals. - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Remember when Google introduced that giant model automotive ad format to advertisers a few years ago? Well, it appears the format might be expanding to more verticals. What they look like. A version …

The WIRED Guide to 5G

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www.wired.com - The future depends on connectivity. From artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to telemedicine and mixed reality to as yet undreamt technologies, all the things we hope will make our lives ea…

iPhone & iOS Data Loss - How To Make A Full Recovery | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - iSkysoft is a group of young people who have a knack for technical issues. They appreciate learning about the issues people have had to deal with on Mac, Windows, iOS iPhone, and iPad and Android sma…

Period tracking app says it will stop sharing health data with Facebook

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mashable.com - After The Wall Street Journal reported that popular period-tracking app Flo had been secretly sharing some of its users' most personal health data with Facebook, Flo is promising to make some changes.

Futurist Speakers - how to become a world-class keynote speaker who predicts industry trends, challenging and entertaining at the same time

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m.globalchange.com - Dr Patrick Dixon: Futurist Keynote Speaker - Patrick Dixon: Futurist Keynote Speaker Interview with Futurist Speaker Patrick Dixon by Bitrix Blog - with updates (February 2019) You wrote “Building a …

Google ends forced arbitration for employees

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techcrunch.com - Google is finally ending forced arbitration for its employees. These changes will go into effect for both current and future Google employees on March 21. While Google won’t reopen settled claims, cu…

Apple and Goldman Sachs are reportedly teaming up to offer a joint credit card

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www.theverge.com - Apple and Goldman Sachs are gearing up to launch a joint credit card later this year, a report from The Wall Street Journal claims. The main selling point of the card is expected to be deeper integra…

Tech-savvy Trump: 5G and 6G 'so obviously' the future

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www.rcrwireless.com - President Donald Trump, who used a Samsung Galaxy s3 as late as 2017 and is known for having “the best words,” apparently has strong opinions not only about burgeoning 5G cellular technology but also…

The 7 Best Ways Cross-Channel Messaging Can Create a Great Post-Signup Experience

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instapage.com - The 7 best channels Email Direct mail SMS Mobile push notifications In-app notifications Web push notifications Social retargeting Bringing it all together In a world where marketers care about the c…

Learn All You Need To Know About Car Shopping Here

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carshopping.biz - Car shopping sometimes seems like a Herculean effort. Some people lack knowledge about automobiles, but there are others who know too much and constantly feel like they aren’t getting a good deal. Be…

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