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Monday, February 4, 2019

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T-Mobile used a Twitter meme to give away Lyft rides

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www.theverge.com - T-Mobile is giving customers one free Lyft ride in February, and the company’s Super Bowl announcement used a viral meme in the process. A fake text message conversation between a Lyft driver and a T…

Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2

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blogs.msdn.microsoft.com - Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2. It includes new features in .NET Core 3.0 and C# 8, in addition to the large number of new features in Preview 1. ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 2 is also re…

Magento Introduces the Mobile Optimization Initiative for Merchants | Magento

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magento.com - Retailers of all sizes continue to have a common problem: converting sales on mobile devices. While smartphones continue to gain share as a primary channel for consumers to shop online, the ratio of …

Stellenangebot: (Senior) iOT Architect (m/w/d) Industrie 4.0

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www.vacantum.com - Der Arbeitgeber Unser Mandant ist ein führendes IT-Beratungsunternehmen für die Digitale Transformation bei Mittelstand und Großkunden. An mehreren Standorten in Deutschland sowie dem benachbarten Au…

Crooks Continue to Exploit GoDaddy Hole — Krebs on Security

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krebsonsecurity.com - Godaddy.com, the world’s largest domain name registrar, recently addressed an authentication weakness that cybercriminals were using to blast out spam through legitimate, dormant domains. But several…

Ajit Pai loses in court—judges overturn gutting of tribal broadband program

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arstechnica.com - A federal appeals court has overturned Ajit Pai's attempt to take broadband subsidies away from tribal residents. The Pai-led Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in November 2017 to make it m…

Spotify pourrait miser 200 millions sur les podcasts

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www.lesechos.fr - Spotify réfléchit à mettre la main sur Gimlet, un réseau de podcasts à succès outre-Atlantique. Les discussions ont atteint un stade avancé, selon Recode et le « Wall Street Journal », et le géant su…

TPS Consulting Daily

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Facebook Fights Multibillion-Dollar Privacy Class Action Shared by Eric Garland www.courthousenews.com - SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Friday rejected Facebook’s argument that it…

ZTE Visible R2 is the OEM’s comeback phone offering

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androidcommunity.com - ZTE is still facing some challenges especially in the United States but the OEM will have a US carrier launch this year. An MVNO known as Visible is releasing a new $99 smartphone called this early a…

Putting Switch’s 32 million shipments in context

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arstechnica.com - Fig. 1: The Switch isn't quite matching the Wii's record-setting sales pace, but it is outpacing most other consoles at this point in their cycles. Fig. 2: Despite healthy year-over-year growth, Nint…

Using Artificial Intelligence to Generate Alt Text on Images | CSS-Tricks

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css-tricks.com - Web developers and content editors alike often forget or ignore one of the most important parts of making a website accessible and SEO performant: image alt text. You know, that seemingly small image…

Start-Ups Aren't Cool Anymore

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www.theatlantic.com - Meanwhile, in the United States, products and services are increasingly being created on top of existing platforms like Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android platform. While a mobile app can make for a dec…

Instagram’s Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns

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techcrunch.com - The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that promotes suici…

YouTube expands test of its Instagram-like Explore tab to more devices

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techcrunch.com - YouTube is expanding the test of its “Explore” feature, a new discovery tool it first introduced as an experiment within its iPhone app last year. Similar to Instagram’s Explore page, the new YouTube…

VW’s Electrify America will use Tesla battery packs to lower charging costs

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techcrunch.com - Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, plans to install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more …

Microsoft acquires DataSense management from BrightBytes to step up its education play in Azure

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techcrunch.com - One of Microsoft’s oldest and biggest verticals for its Azure cloud business has been education, and today it announced an acquisition that it hopes will help it deepen its reach: it has acquired Dat…

Periscope’s latest feature turns your broadcast into a radio talk show

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techcrunch.com - When it comes to live streaming, the viewer contributions are pretty light. In Periscope, you can drop a comment of leave a floating heart icon, but there isn’t a deep way to contribute to a stream. …

Daily Crunch: Google launches Live Transcribe

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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. Googl…

Firefox will soon mute all autoplaying videos

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techcrunch.com - There are many things worse than autoplaying video and audio on the web. The world is a messy place, after all. But it sure is distracting when you surf to a website and suddenly some video starts pl…

After 5 years, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has transformed more than the stock price

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techcrunch.com - Five years ago today, Satya Nadella took over as CEO at Microsoft, and by most any measure has been wildly successful. It’s common to look at the stock price as the defining metric of Nadella’s tenur…

Account linking could make Instagram the heir to Facebook Login

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techcrunch.com - Teens’ aversion to Facebook jeopardizes not only the company’s feed ad revenue, but its dominance as an identity provider. The Facebook Login platform keeps people tied to the social network in order…

On my Om

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om.co - There were too many of us doing the same job. When I started reporting in 2006 on fresh new companies like Facebook and Twitter, it was a novelty beat that sometimes came across to my senior colleagu…

Volkswagen’s Electrify America will buy Tesla Powerpacks to manage peak demand

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arstechnica.com - On Monday, Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America announced a partnership with Tesla to deploy Powerpack batteries (the utility-grade version of the stationary storage, Tesla Powerwall) at 100 charg…

What can this Japanese patent tell us about PS5 backward compatibility?

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arstechnica.com - A Japanese patent application recently filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment is being seen by many as a hint that the next PlayStation could be fully backward compatible with PS4 software. However,…

Itanium’s demise approaches: Intel to stop shipments in mid-2021

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arstechnica.com - If you're still using Intel's Itanium processors, you'd better get your orders in soon. Intel has announced that it will fulfill the final shipment of Itanium 9700 processors on July 29, 2021. The co…

Google+ shuts down April 2, all consumer data will be deleted

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arstechnica.com - The latest beleaguered Google product to get a death date is Google+. Google's controversial Facebook clone is shutting down on April 2. Google has been backing away from the service for years, but i…

In the lab with Xbox’s new Adaptive Controller, which may change gaming forever

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arstechnica.com - REDMOND, Washington—The Xbox Adaptive Controller (XAC), slated to launch "later this year," looks almost incomplete at first glance. The clean, confusing-looking slab, nearly the length and width of …

It’s not that sporty, but it is rather good—the 2019 Lexus ES350 F Sport

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arstechnica.com - The headlights are obscuring the ES350 F Sport's weakest feature, that hourglass/cheese grater grille. But it looks a bit better than the ES300h hybrid or the non F Sport ES350. The trunk will hold a…

In the name of privacy, Apple plans to limit AR features in mobile Safari

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arstechnica.com - The beta for iOS 12.2 contains a change to mobile Safari that could have implications for the advertising and marketing worlds, as well as for Web-based augmented or virtual reality more generally. T…

3 Essential Design Trends, February 2019 | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - This month, we are looking and some rather obvious visual trends in web design. While some trends are rooted more in the user experience or cool JavaScript, others are purely aesthetic. That’s what y…

Selling fake likes and follows is illegal, rules New York

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Last week, a year after the New York Times reported that an obscure company called Devumi was making millions by selling fake likes, followers and retweets to celebrities, businesses or anyone who wa…

These are all the times you need to make sure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date

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www.themuse.com - Almost everything in your life eventually needs an update–your car, your clothing, your Facebook profile picture. Just the other day, I discovered that my running shoes are so worn down I’m basically…

5 Steps to Better Smartphone Photography

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www.picturecorrect.com - There is photography, there is videography, and now there is iPhoneOGRAPHY! Compared to DSLRs, iPhones are less bulky and more convenient to carry around. We always carry our phones around nowadays. …

Can chatbots make workers more ethical?

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www.fastcompany.com - Some questions in life and work have clear answers. But many are more opaque. Consider a question like this: “I have a small business that I am building on nights and weekends. Is that an issue with …

New Samsung Galaxy S10E rendered images appear online

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung Galaxy S10E is the South Korean tech giant’s next-gen flagship smartphone. It’s just one of the three variants Samsung will be introducing this coming February 20 at the Unpacked event. The M…

Huawei foldable phone teased before its MWC 2019 unveiling

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androidcommunity.com - It’s final and official. Huawei is launching its very own foldable phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) on February 24, 2019, Sunday, 2:00 PM (CET). The top Chinese OEM has shared the event …

Galaxy S10 will reportedly still have a 3.5mm headphone jack

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re not a fan of smartphones without a 3.5mm headphone jack, you can rest easy as it looks like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 will still have it. While there were previously reports that they…

System-wide dark mode can save up to 50% of power consumption

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androidcommunity.com - One of the most-awaited supposed features for the Android Q is that it will have a system-wide dark mode. While a lot of apps now have a dark mode option, it’s still different if you have that option…

Samsung officially terminates collaboration with Supreme Italia

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androidcommunity.com - It took them more than a month to finally make a decision but Samsung has now officially terminated its supposed collaboration with Supreme Italia, considered a fake version of the Supreme brand from…

Some beauty camera apps found to be malicious, deleted from the Play Store

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androidcommunity.com - More apps are being deleted by the Google Play Store team. Most of these apps are being tagged as malicious, posing as beauty camera apps. The alarming danger is that these apps are said to be sendin…

Google Play Store testing out deals alerts, New and Premium categories

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androidcommunity.com - With the hundreds or thousands of apps that are going in, updating themselves, or offering deals, it’s hard to keep up with all of what’s going on in the Google Play Store. It looks like they are now…

Samsung Galaxy A90 will reportedly have pop-up camera

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androidcommunity.com - “A90, perfect”. With those two words, reliable tipster IceUniverse got Samsung fans talking. What he apparently meant was that the upcoming Galaxy A90 will have a perfect screen because there is no n…

Why Youth Screen Time and Video Game Obsessions Are Not the Issue •

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www.media-collusion.org - Psychologists, journalists and those in the health industry have been peppering you with messages about media consumption, screen time, and gaming. Yet, these people don’t quite understand how your k…

Meet the SwitchPod: My First Physical Product (Costs, Manufacturing, and More)

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - “There’s got to be a better way.” This is what my videographer Caleb Wojcik and I said to each other 15 months ago—almost in unison—as we observed video creators of all types walking around the VidSu…

Microsoft Authenticator Picks Up Security Notifications - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft’s invaluable Authenticator mobile app just got even better, with support for security notifications. “When important events—such as a password change—happen on your personal Microsoft accou…

Blogging Best Practices - The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz

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moz.com - WordPress: One of the most popular blogging platforms in existence, WordPress is a free and open-source tool that can be hosted either on WordPress or on another domain of your choice. Incredibly fle…

YouTube Optimization: Complete Guide - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - When you think SEO, naturally you think Google. Some of you might even think Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, or Baidu depending on your target location. But the often-forgotten search engine when it comes to pr…

Huawei CFO May Fight Extradition by Claiming US Political Motive

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www.newsmax.com - Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada and faces possible extradition to the United States, is exploring a defense that claims U.S. charges against her are politically motivated, t…

YouTube Looking Into Removing Dislike Button After Gillette Ad, YouTube Rewind Fails

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www.infowars.com - The social justice warriors at Google-owned YouTube appear to be very angry that the public keeps rejecting their propaganda. According to a new report, YouTube is looking into removing the downvote …

Facebook will shut down its controversial market research app for iOS

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www.theverge.com - Facebook will end a controversial market research program that violated Apple developer guidelines in order to harvest user data from the phones of volunteers. The company said early Wednesday evenin…

What Is the Future of Ecommerce? 10 Insights on the Evolution of an Industry

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www.shopify.com - “No industry,” wrote Harvard Business Review at the close of 2018, “is failing faster than retail.” At risk of contradicting the Crimson: bullshit. Sweeping proclamations make for great sound bites a…

Facebook’s first 15 years were defined by user growth

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www.recode.net - Over the past 15 years, there has been no greater or more important metric at Facebook than user growth. Adding users — “connecting the world” in Facebook-speak — has been the company’s mission from …

Channel Authority Builder Review – Think beyond optimization, this one is about right video positioning, literally!

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durac.info - So you have been trying really hard with keywords and backlinks and don’t seem to be getting anywhere. Well here is a product that can rank you albeit differently almost in disguise. What’s that? Wel…

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