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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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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…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: A long-term review of 2018's most ambitious phone

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thenextweb.com - When I first laid my hands on Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro in October, I thought it was the most ambitious phone I’d seen in years. It checked off almost every feature you’d want in a 2018 phone: an in-displ…

Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

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www.csoonline.com - If your IoT device secretly contained a microphone, which was previously undocumented, would you be happy when the device maker announced an over-the-air update that can enable the microphone for vir…

Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString - DailyScene.com |

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www.dailyscene.com - Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primac…

A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks — Krebs on Security

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krebsonsecurity.com - The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks that allowed suspected Iranian hackers to siphon huge…

Facebook posts 'marketplace payments blockchain' job ad

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www.finextra.com - Facebook set up its blockchain unit last year, giving it the freedom to operate as a startup under the leadership of former PayPal president and Coinbase board member David Marcus. The operation has …

Antescofo’s Metronaut adds an orchestra when you play music

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techcrunch.com - Meet Metronaut, an app for smartphones and tablets that could change the way you play classical music. The startup behind the app, Antescofo, raised a $4.5 million funding round (€4 million) and has …

TPS Consulting Daily

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Amazon Filed A Patent Application That Could Link You To Your Identity And Your Job Shared by Arleen Boyd www.buzzfeednews.com - Over the past year, Amazon has faced a growing public outcr…

Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week

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techcrunch.com - Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with off-road camper company Opus to create the ultimate “smart” pop-up ca…

Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’

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techcrunch.com - Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehicles for the…

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…

Google acquires cloud migration platform Alooma

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced its intention to acquire Alooma, a company that allows enterprises to combine all of their data sources into services like Google’s BigQuery, Amazon’s Redshift, Snowflake and A…

YouTube revamps its strike system to include a one-time warning, consistent penalties

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techcrunch.com - YouTube today announced a significant change to its strike system – the penalty system used when YouTube’s reviewers identify a video has violated the site’s Community Guidelines. These strikes could…

Sphero hits Kickstarter with new RVR robotics platform

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techcrunch.com - Last year, Sphero stepped away from the flashiness of Disney IP, opting instead to focus on education. It was a pragmatic business decision, above all. The draw of licensing brands like Star Wars, Ma…

You can now register .dev domains

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced that you can now register .dev domain names. Google acquired the .dev top-level domain when ICANN opened up the web to new generic top-level domains (gTLD) a few years ago. At …

GN acquires Altia Systems for $125M to add video to its advanced audio solutions

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techcrunch.com - Some interesting M&A is afoot in the world of hardware and software that’s aiming to improve the quality of audio and video communications over digital networks. GN Group — the Danish company that br…

Lenovo leads $10M investment in 6-legged robot maker Vincross

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techcrunch.com - Vincross, the company behind the six-legged robot Hexa, said on Tuesday that it’s picked up $10 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Lenovo Capital, the startup fund managed by Lenovo Group. R…

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 pe…

Daily Crunch: Huawei founder remains defiant

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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. ‘Ther…

Introducing the Verified Experts of Extra Crunch

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is launching something a little different today. We’re going to help startup founders find the best outside experts to work with — so you can build a better company, faster. From lawyers t…

IFTTT co-founder Linden Tibbets steps down as CEO, replaced by turnaround specialist Chris Kibarian

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techcrunch.com - After raising $24 million in funding led by Salesforce in April 2018, the startup IFTTT — which provides an API platform so that people can create short scripts for apps to work together — has announ…

Slack off — send videos instead with $11M-funded Loom

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techcrunch.com - If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many emails can you replace with a video? As offices fragment into remote teams, work becomes more visual and social media makes us more comfortable on cam…

Audi’s new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light

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techcrunch.com - Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. The tech, called GLOSA or Green Light Op…

Orai raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker

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techcrunch.com - Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it’s raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded the company with Paritosh Gupta and Aasi…

Deeply discounted student tickets for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2019

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techcrunch.com - Are you a student within striking distance of Berkeley, California? Do you have a burning passion for robots and artificial intelligence? We have great news for you. We’re offering deeply discounted …

Medal.tv’s clipping service allows gamers to share the moments of their digital lives

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techcrunch.com - As online gaming becomes the new social forum for living out virtual lives, a new startup called Medal.tv has raised $3.5 million for its in-game clipping service to capture and share the Kodak momen…

Qualcomm launches its next-gen 5G modem and mmWave antenna

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techcrunch.com - There can be little doubt that 5G is going to take center stage at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. After years of hype without any real products, this is finally going to be the year …

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…

SendBird snags $52M Series B to expand messaging API tool

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techcrunch.com - SendBird, a San Francisco area startup, helps developers add messaging to their apps with a couple of lines of code. It’s an idea similar to Stripe for payments or Twilio for communications. Today, t…

SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions

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techcrunch.com - Last year, Spotify took a stake in music distribution service DistroKid. Apple acquired Platoon. And today, SoundCloud announced it’s adding its own music distribution tools to its premium accounts a…

Movable Ink adds augmented reality to email marketing arsenal

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techcrunch.com - Movable Ink has always helped marketers create highly customizable, visually interesting emails. Today, the company announced a new capability for marketers who want to introduce light-weight augment…

How to Make Friends in a New City

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hbr.org - Whether you’ve been promoted, taken a new job, or just needed to make a change — moving to a new city can be a scary endeavor. You’ve been uprooted from your social circle, severed from your former c…

5 essential elements of brand storytelling – Learn

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www.canva.com - From Airbnb to Nike, all well-known brands have found success by telling a consistent brand story. A compelling brand narrative can help you build an audience that is truly invested in your product. …

The Verge briefly censored YouTubers who mocked its bad PC building advice

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arstechnica.com - Last week, The Verge got a reminder about the power of the Streisand effect after its lawyers issued copyright takedown requests for two YouTube videos that criticized—and heavily excerpted—a video b…

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…

Pirate TV provider lied about paying for licensing, Hollywood lawsuit says

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arstechnica.com - Most of the major Hollywood movie studios are trying to cripple multiple alleged pirate TV services with a single lawsuit. The studios last week filed a copyright infringement suit against Omniverse …

Dealmaster: Take $340 off Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, the Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a discount on the current-gen model of Lenovo's …

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 …

Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes

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arstechnica.com - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will imminently have to deploy a mandatory patch if they want to continue updating their systems, as spotted by Mary Jo Foley. Currently, Microsoft's Windows u…

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 …

Retina resolution headset puts the “reality” into “virtual reality”

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arstechnica.com - Current virtual reality headsets are pretty good at the "virtual" bit but tend to fall down on the "reality" side of things. It's all too obvious that you're looking at a screen, albeit a screen held…

The McLaren 600LT Spider: A lighter, more focused track supercar

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arstechnica.com - Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case McLaren flew us to Phoenix to drive the 600LT (and the 720S Spider; more on that next week) and provided two nights in a hote…

Samsung’s new Tab S5e is super thin, supports Bixby, and costs just $399

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arstechnica.com - The company's thinnest and lightest tablet yet, the Tab S5e measures 5.5mm thick and weighs about 14 ounces. It has an all-metal body, but Samsung removed some premium features to keep the slab's pri…

A tour of elementary OS, perhaps the Linux world’s best hope for the mainstream

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arstechnica.com - Everyone is a Linux user, but almost no one knows it. The operating system is a strange beast. You'd be hard pressed to come up with another tool so widely used, so widely deployed, and so absolutely…

EA opts Origin users out of “real-name sharing” after complaints

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arstechnica.com - Electronic Arts is opting all users out of the "real name sharing" option on its Origin gaming service following complaints that some users may have been entered into the program without their consen…

Measure the Metrics that Matter to Generate Sales

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smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com - Management expert Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” In order to grow and improve your business, you have to be able to measure and monitor the right …

How I added Dark Mode to my website – freeCodeCamp.org

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flaviocopes.com - I recently redesigned my website. Here are 2 pictures of how it looked, for reference: I designed this website almost 1 year ago, and did many changes along the way, just as we do with any website. E…

What's New for Designers, February 2019 | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Get ready to create a new list of bookmarks! The new tools featured this month are perfect for saving; some of them you’ll want to come back to over and over, such as a security checklist, cool backg…

Nintendo & designing humanly – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - In many UX books, the same thing rings true: UX is a pretty intuitive process. When we learn new psychological phenomena, the resounding reaction is almost always a “Oh, wow, I knew that was a thing.…

Google explains how it is fighting fake news

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www.engadget.com - At the Munich Security Conference last weekend, Google presented a white paper explaining how it tackles "deliberate efforts to deceive and mislead using the speed, scale and technologies of the open…

Sony Mobile getting ready for the Mobile World Congress 2019

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androidcommunity.com - The Mobile World Congress is opening its doors in a few days. OEMs and mobile brands are busy right now setting up their booths and finalizing demos and keynotes. One of the companies we want to high…

OnePlus to make Google Duo its default video calling app

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androidcommunity.com - In the world’s second most populous country, Google Duo apparently is the video calling app of choice in India, over WhatsApp, Viber or other app that bring free video calling. Chinese brand OnePlus …

Android Q may do away with the back navigation button

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androidcommunity.com - The next Android Q dessert won’t be revealed officially anytime soon but we welcome any related teasers and information. Even if they are only leaks, we’ll take note of everything and save them for f…

Galaxy Buds to reportedly have Canary Yellow version to match Galaxy S10e

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androidcommunity.com - If you like your devices to have eye-catching colors, then you were probably stoked when news came out that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10e would come in a Canary Yellow version. In even better news…

Galaxy S10 screen protectors for the ultrasonic fingerprint reader ready

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung Galaxy S10 screen protectors and image renders surfaced online as early as November last year and since then, we’ve been seeing several photos, leaks, and more renders. Another screen protect…

Huawei P30 series event invite teaser is here, can’t wait for Paris

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androidcommunity.com - Huawei is expected to show up in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress but it will also make another big announcement next month. It won’t be in China but in Paris, France on March 26. No need to g…

ARCHOS Oxygen series, new Diamond phone announced

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androidcommunity.com - ARCHOS is one of the most prolific mobile brands we know. It offers several new smartphones at once so there are definitely more choices to confuse the consumers. At the upcoming Mobile World Congres…

Samsung Internet 9.2 Beta now has OneUI design, dark theme

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androidcommunity.com - Just last month we reported that Samsung Internet has already reached a billion downloads, although it comes pre-loaded on Samsung devices so it has an advantage over other browsers. Nevertheless, it…

Maritz Loyalty Executive Advises on the Future of Customer Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - There has been a lot of buzz recently in the market from brands and technology providers alike that the customer loyalty industry is changing. This change is creating challenges for some in the marke…

Huawei Hits Back at U.S., Pledges Autonomy from China - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Huawei has gone on the offensive this week against what it says is politically-motivated fear-mongering by the U.S. government. More substantially, the firm says that it will never collaborate with t…

Qualcomm’s Next 5G Modem to Hit 7 Gbps Download Speeds - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Qualcomm today announced its next 5G-capable modem, which will debut in 2020 and hit download speeds of 7 Gbps. That’s a nearly 30 percent performance improvement over its predecessor, which maxes ou…

Google's Hosting a Gaming-Related Keynote Next Month - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Next month at the Game Developers Conference, Google is going to be hosting a keynote but the company isn’t saying what they will announce. The company has previously shown off its work in creating a…

Apple's Newest Macs Seem to Have a Serious Audio Bug - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple’s new Mac products might have a serious audio glitch for professional users. The company’s newest Mac products with its T2 security chip suffer from a software-related bug that leads to issues …

Microsoft Brings Official Windows Timeline Support to Chrome - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is releasing a new Google Chrome extension today that brings support for Windows Timeline to Google Chrome. The company announced a new Web Activities extension for Chrome that adds the new…

Photzy Action Cards Review: What Photographers Need To Know

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www.lightstalking.com - Taking up any new pastime or profession can be tough. Photography is no different. We are lucky enough, these days, to have sophisticated cameras that can take care of pretty much everything technica…

Wallets Beware: Canon EOS RF Getting 6 New Lenses

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www.lightstalking.com - For those of you obsessed with new glass and Canon gear, this story might set your budget back a few grand this year. Especially if you use the EOS RF system. Canon announced that they are bringing n…

Luminar 3.02 Released.

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blog.thomasfitzgeraldphotography.com - Skylum has released Luminar 3.02 which features a fairly long list of bug fixes and improvements. I haven’t had a chance to fully test this personally yet, but below is the list of what’s been fixed,…

Google Ads 2019: What to look out for - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - 2018 was an eventful year for Google Ads. We saw a number of big changes and improvements including: However, 2019 is promising to be an even better year as advertisers take full advantage of the pre…

Link reclamation: A practical guide for turning unlinked brand mentions into links

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searchenginewatch.com - Your latest content campaign has been covered by a top-tier global publication… but there’s no link! Your brand (or your client) has been mentioned, but that’s all. At this stage, do you simply accep…

ViewSonic VP2785-4K

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www.pcmag.com - As careful parsing of its model number would suggest, the ViewSonic VP2785-4K ($899.99) brings a native 4K resolution to its 27-inch screen. Geared toward creative professionals such as photographers…

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