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Friday, February 15, 2019

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Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

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techcrunch.com - When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always, or even at all, if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY 3 things we can learn from those living their lives offline Shared by Tamara Dull theconversation.com - Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to se…

Investment in automotive innovation to make vehicles safer and create jobs for Canadians

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pm.gc.ca - Self-parking, automatic braking, driverless – the vehicles of tomorrow are bound not only to be autonomous, but also connected to one another. That is why the Government of Canada is making bold inve…

When do you go native?

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techcrunch.com - So you’re a startup founder. Or you’re in charge of a new project at a big company. (Or maybe you just imagine being either of these things.) And you suddenly realize: you have to make a whole slew o…

Facebook may face a record-setting multi-billion-dollar fine from the FTC

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techcrunch.com - The Washington Post is reporting that Facebook’s row with the FTC could result in fines an order of magnitude larger than any levied against a tech company by the regulatory body before. While the ta…

Twitter considering a tweet ‘clarifying’ function

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techcrunch.com - Clarification hasn’t always been Twitter’s strong suit. Fittingly, there’s a bit of confusion around the long standing succession that the service could add an “edit” button in order to save users fr…

BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa’s public Wi-Fi

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techcrunch.com - Kenyan communications hardware company BRCK has acquired the assets of Nairobi based internet provider Surf and its U.S. parent EveryLayer in a purchase deal of an undisclosed amount announced Friday.

Save the date and save a bundle on Disrupt SF 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 SF 2019, October 2-4 at the Moscone North Convention Cente…

Urban unicorn renewal

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techcrunch.com - Three cities, three dead urban unicorn renewal projects. In just the past few days, we’ve had Foxconn renege on Wisconsin, Amazon renege on NYC, and GE renege on Boston. Each followed the Anna Kareni…

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 knowns. 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 plac…

ChargedUp picks up £1.2M seed to grow its mobile charging network across UK

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techcrunch.com - ChargedUp, a U.K. startup that offers a mobile charging network that takes inspiration from bike-sharing, has closed £1.2 million in seed investment. Leading the round is Sir John Hegarty’s fund The …

Everything you need to know about GM’s new electric bikes

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techcrunch.com - General Motors announced last year it was getting into the electric bike business. But besides a crowdsourcing name competition and a few teasers, details were scant. Now, GM has given this new brand…

Zendesk just hired three former Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe execs

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techcrunch.com - Today, Zendesk announced it has hired three new executives — Elisabeth Zornes, former general manager of global support for Microsoft Office, as Zendesk’s first chief customer officer; former Adobe e…

Amazon’s NYC educational investments will continue, despite cancellation of New York HQ2

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s plans to invest in New York-area engineering training programs and other local educational initiatives are not being canceled, despite Amazon’s announcement today that it will no longer open…

Postscript wants to be the Mailchimp for SMS

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techcrunch.com - Email is certainly not dead, despite many such exclamations, but there’s no question that it’s a bloated, seeping hog of a platform on which it’s incredibly difficult for businesses to develop meanin…

Daily Crunch: Amazon scraps HQ2 plans in NYC

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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. Did N…

As GE and Amazon move on, Google expands presence in Boston and NYC

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techcrunch.com - NYC and Boston were handed huge setbacks this week when Amazon and GE decided to bail on their commitments to build headquarters in the respective cities on the same day. But it’s worth pointing out …

Des investissements dans l’innovation automobile contribueront à rendre les voitures plus sécuritaires et à créer des emplois pour les Canadiens

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pm.gc.ca - Qu’il s’agisse de stationnement autonome, de freinage automatique ou de technologies sans conducteur, les voitures de demain seront non seulement autonomes mais connectées les unes aux autres. C’est …

Why You Should Consider Scrapping This Unoriginal Type of Content - Copyblogger

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www.copyblogger.com - I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. My personal resolutions always feel contrived, so several years ago I just stopped making them. But the new year can be powerful, especially on a social level.…

The Bigscreen Beta “2019 Update” is now live! – Bigscreen

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blog.bigscreenvr.com - Our shiny new cinema has curved seating to make it easier to see and chat with people sitting next to you. This is especially nice on 3DOF headsets — like the Oculus Go and Samsung GearVR — where you…

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…

Opera shows off its smart new redesign that’s just like all the other browsers

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arstechnica.com - Opera has unveiled a new look and feel for its browser. Expected to ship in version 59 and codenamed "Reborn 3" (R3), the new appearance adopts the same square edges and clean lines that we've seen i…

Gambling, porn, and piracy on iOS: Apple’s enterprise certificate woes continue

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arstechnica.com - Rival tech giants like Google and Facebook aren’t the only companies abusing Apple’s enterprise certifications to distribute unapproved apps in the Apple App Store on iOS, according to reports from R…

Microsoft shaking up how Windows feature updates are rolled out—again

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arstechnica.com - Customers using Windows Update for Business will lose some ability to delay the deployment of each new Windows feature release once version 1903 goes live. When Microsoft first started delivering Win…

The Roger Stone indictment shows a conspiratorial comedy of Opsec errors

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arstechnica.com - Former Trump advisor and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" Roger Stone—the man with a Richard Nixon tattoo on his back and a penchant for playing the evil genius—was arrested early on January 25 by a…

Facebook may face multi-billion dollar fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal

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arstechnica.com - Facebook may have to pay a multi-billion dollar fine for violating its users' privacy, or face a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has been investigating Facebook and is negotiating …

The 2019 Genesis G70—can a good car overcome brand snobbery?

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arstechnica.com - The Genesis G70 is an attractive car, but in this part of the market, can good looks overcome brand snobbery? Luc Donckerwolke and the Genesis design team have given the G70 its own look. The proport…

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…

Microsoft begins work on its 2020 Windows releases in new preview

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has published a new preview release of Windows 10, build 18836, to participants of the "Skip Ahead" group. But it's not quite the preview that they were expecting to get. Microsoft's previe…

Apple in talks to create “Netflix for news” subscription service

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arstechnica.com - Apple CEO Tim Cook alluded to more services coming this year, and this week we're learning more about what the company has in store for news. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple h…

Dealmaster: As Switch sales slow, Nintendo launches a new bundle

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arstechnica.com - Nintendo has released a new Switch bundle that pairs the popular game console with a $35 credit to its eShop digital store. The company announced the bundle last week, but the deal has now become ava…

The Best Platforms to Launch Your E-commerce Si...

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smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com - Side hustles are a great way to start a business, while keeping your day job or a smart way to start or test an additional business. One increasingly common side hustle is selling products online. Bu…

Designing for Conversions

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alistapart.com - What makes creative successful? Creative work often lives in the land of feeling—we can say we like something, point to how happy the client is, or talk about how delighted users will be, but can’t o…

A Love Letter to the People Who Build the Internet Archive

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blog.archive.org - When you visit a public library, you get to meet the librarians and others who build and care for those collections. You know there are people who empty the garbage cans, who put back the borrowed bo…

Facebook Tracks the Location Data of Some Users Who It Views as Potential Threats

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gizmodo.com - Facebook wields unparalleled power when it comes to the amount of data it collects on its billions of users—this we know. But thanks to all that information it hoovers up across its various services,…

Flash Photography Tips

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www.picturecorrect.com - Flash photography is the use of a camera flash bulb in a variety of possible situations where there doesn’t seem to be enough light. The most common use of flash photography is group portraits at gat…

Thousands of Android apps permanently record your online activity for ad targeting | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - At least 17,000 Android applications are creating permanent records of your online activity for advertising purposes even when you ask for such information to be forgotten. New research published by …

11 Things Your Phone Can Do That You Might Not Know About

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gizmodo.com - You use your smartphone a lot, we’re sure of that, but you’re probably just touring round the same apps and the same settings day after day. Are you aware of everything your pocketable mobile device …

The 15 companies hiring the most jobs paying over $100,000 in February

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finance.yahoo.com - The first quarter of the year is one of the best times to find a new job and so far, 2019 is shaping up to be a solid year for job seekers. According to the Labor Department there were a record-break…

Fujifilm Camera Remote app to undergo overhaul, update by May

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androidcommunity.com - If you have or are planning to buy any Fuji wireless-enabled digital camera, then you will probably need the Fujifilm Camera Remote app to make using your camera and your mobile device easier. They a…

More Xiaomi Mi 9 images made public, Snapdragon 855 confirmed

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androidcommunity.com - The Xiaomi Mi 9 is coming. It’s been spotted in the wild and we were told the new flagship phone is arriving next week. A Xiaomi executive confirmed that the device will launch on February 20. Wang X…

OPPO F11 Pro to have Panoramic Screen, dual cams, pop-up selfie shooter

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androidcommunity.com - An OPPO F11 Pro official render showed a familiar selfie camera. It’s similar to the 32MP selfie cam of the Vivo V15 Pro. A new video teaser shows an almost bezel-less screen that is surprisingly not…

Google Play gives $1 off apps when you redeem code

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androidcommunity.com - Whether you celebrate it or not, whether you had a date or stayed home alone, Google Play Store still has a Valentine’s gift for you. Well, if you live in the US, that is, but hopefully some other pl…

Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode now available for home use

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androidcommunity.com - A couple of weeks ago we told you that the Interpreter Mode was already spotted on the Google Assistant support page but there wasn’t an official announcement yet. Now Google has officially talked ab…

Tip: Zoho Suite is Free for Individuals - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - This week, Zoho released major new versions of its Zoho Suite office productivity apps—Zoho Writer, Sheet, Show, and Notebook—and they’re available to individuals for free. This might be the free, hi…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: February 15 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Because all I can taste is snow, this edition of Short Takes looks at a Windows 10 development spaz attack, Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft’s cooler than it wants you to think, Amazon vs. NYC, Apple vs…

5 Image Editing Apps That Every Mobile Photographer Will Love

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www.lightstalking.com - Most people use their phone to take fun, informal snaps. Others use it to do serious work. And then there are all the people who fall in the middle. In any case, it all adds up to a whole lot of peop…

How To Improve Your Website Credibility - Best Practices | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - With constant news of hackers and phishing, consumers have become savvier and more suspicious when it comes to website credibility. This makes it more important than ever that you can convince a cust…

Google drops mobile app properties from GSC, reminds site owners to remove G+ integrations - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - This week, Google sent out notifications to webmasters, SEOs and developers through Google Search Console telling them that mobile app properties and Google+ web integrations will no longer be suppor…

4 Ways to Improve Your Data Hygiene - Whiteboard Friday

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moz.com - We base so much of our livelihood on good data, but managing that data properly is a task in and of itself. In this week's Whiteboard Friday, Dana DiTomaso shares why you need to keep your data clean…

Britain's MI6 Spymaster: Al Qaeda Is Back, Getting Stronger

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www.newsmax.com - Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and U.S.-led allegations that its equipment could be u…

Apple, Google pressured to drop Saudi app that lets men track and control women

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mashable.com - Google and Apple are under pressure from human rights groups and a U.S. senator to remove from their stores an app called Absher. The app was created by the Saudi government and includes a feature th…

Title II Is the Best Way to Protect the Internet. Period.

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www.freepress.net - Last week, Free Press VP of Strategy and Senior Counsel Jessica J. González testified in Congress about the importance of restoring real Net Neutrality protections and a strong legal framework for in…

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