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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY SAP Business Transformation Summit Wrap-up - CXO Weekly Shared by Rob Llewellyn robllewellyn.com - The 5th SAP Business Transformation Summit was held last week at SAP’s birthplace St Leon…

Muy difícil defender la Tierra de amenazas de asteroides según la NASA

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www.telemundo.com - Un grupo de científicos de la NASA ha ideado una estrategia para defender la Tierra de posibles impactos de asteroides en su superficie, según un estudio presentado a la American Physical Society. “S…

Overcast makes it easy to turn clips from podcasts into viral clips – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The popular iOS podcasts app Overcast wants to make it easier for people to share clips from their favorite shows across social media. The feature will likely be well-received by podcasters looking t…

Mirantis makes configuring on-premises clouds easier – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Mirantis, the company you may still remember as one of the biggest players in the early days of OpenStack, launched an interesting new hosted SaSS service today that makes it easier for enterprises t…

Why did last night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ look so bad? Here comes the science! – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was a wild ride and inarguably one of an epic show’s more epic moments — if you could see it through the dark and the blotchy video. It turns out even one of…

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth on dueling open-source foundations – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - At the Open Infrastructure Summit, which was previously known as the OpenStack Summit, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth used his keynote to talk about the state of open-source foundations — and wh…

With Kata Containers and Zuul, OpenStack graduates its first infrastructure projects – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Over the course of the last year and a half, the OpenStack Foundation made the switch from purely focusing on the core OpenStack project to opening itself up to other infrastructure-related projects …

2019 Audi RS 5 review: A bruising high-tech cruiser – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The Audi RS 5 Sportback is an animal. Tamed, sure, but not domesticated. It’s important to remember as one day, maybe next week or next year or both, the RS 5 will revert to its natural state and bec…

Amazon is testing a Spanish-language Alexa experience in U.S. ahead of a launch this year – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Amazon announced today it’s begun to ask customers to participate in a preview program that will help the company to build a Spanish-language Alexa experience for U.S. users. The program, which is cu…

Founders, apply today for our free startup programs at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - As spring takes its sweet time rolling across the northern hemisphere, October may not be the first thing on the minds of early-stage startup founders. But it should be. The experience that is Disrup…

Daimler pulls the plug on electric smart car sales in U.S., Canada – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Daimler is ending sales of its diminutive all-electric smart fortwo cars in the U.S. and Canada, officially pulling the plug on a vehicle that has struggled to gain ground in North America as the Ger…

NYT’s ‘The Daily’ now reaches 2 million listeners per day – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The New York Times’ popular podcast “The Daily” is continuing to grow. The news media organization this morning announced its show — which today is ranked No. 7 on Apple’s Top Charts for Podcasts — n…

ManyChat raises $18M to help businesses tap into messaging – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Mobile marketing company ManyChat has raised $18 million in Series A funding. The startup, co-founded by CEO Mikael Yang, is currently focused on Facebook Messenger. It offers tools for creating a bo…

Alphabet cites ‘headwinds’ in smartphone sales, teases I/O hardware announcement – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Alphabet’s Q1 earnings were a disappointment for Wall Street, courtesy primarily of ad revenue shortcomings. The hardware team met with some difficulties, as well, owing in part to a stagnating globa…

Interactive content is coming to Walmart’s Vudu & the BBC – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Netflix’s early experiments with interactive content may not have always hit the mark. Its flagship effort on this front, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, was a frustrating experiment — and now, the subje…

Daily Crunch: Spotify surpasses 100M paying users – TechCrunch

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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. Spoti…

10 essential iPad features you need to start using

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www.macworld.com - The iPad isn’t really the laptop replacement Apple wants us to think it is, but anyone who outright dismisses it as a productivity device shouldn’t be taken too seriously, either. The iPad can feel m…

Password1, Password2, Password3 no more: Microsoft drops password expiration rec

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arstechnica.com - For many years, Microsoft has published a security baseline configuration: a set of system policies that are a reasonable default for a typical organization. This configuration may be sufficient for …

Frozen lakes and ice rinks—how Tire Rack goes tire testing

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arstechnica.com - Of all the areas of automotive technology that have improved over the years, perhaps none is as significant—or as little understood by the public—as the advances in tire technology. After all, a vehi…

Id Software’s open source shooters get ported to Apple’s iOS, tvOS

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arstechnica.com - A lone coder has ported many of id Software's classic shooters to Apple's iOS and tvOS, though you'll have to do a bit of work to get them working on your iDevices. That sunsetting inspired mobile de…

New ToeJam & Earl game, 8Bitdo controller get Genesis nostalgia right [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - Roughly a week ago, two bulletins landed in my inbox from companies eager to capitalize on Sega Genesis nostalgia. I nearly shrugged them off, since neither actually came from Sega. But their coincid…

Systems with small disks won’t be able to install Windows 10 May 2019 update

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arstechnica.com - Traditionally, Microsoft would use the release of a new operating system to bump the minimum hardware requirements that the software needs. With Windows 10 being the "last" version of Windows, Micros…

Blackmagic eGPU Pro mini-review: Quiet, fast, and extremely expensive—like a Mac

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arstechnica.com - There are enough ports on this thing that it doubles as a hub. There are many criticisms of Apple's Mac products, but one of the most commonly cited is that they often don't have graphics power that'…

Comcast usage soars 34% to 200GB a month, pushing users closer to data cap

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arstechnica.com - Comcast said its customers' monthly Internet data usage increased 34 percent between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019, rising to a median of 200GB. The rise is being driven by streaming video, and, in particular,…

Samsung Invests $2.9 Million Into Crypto Wallet Startup Ledger

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cointelegraph.com - Hardware cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger has secured 2.6 million euro ($2.9 million) from electronics giant Samsung, a company spokesperson told Cointelegraph on April 24. While the Ledger …

Blockchain Browser Brave to Reward Users with BAT Tokens for Watching Ads

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cointelegraph.com - Decentralized browser Brave has launched Brave Ads, an option that enables its users to earn rewards for watching advertising. The development was announced on Brave’s website on April 24. The announ…

Let's Take a Second to Admire Sci-Fi User Interfaces

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io9.gizmodo.com - Computer interfaces in the real world are, generally, frustrating, boring, and at best functional. No one has great joy in using Google Chrome, and everyone is always mad at whatever update Twitter i…

User-centered versus user-centric design

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www.kooslooijesteijn.net - The goal of user-centered designI wrote a post about what design actually is. is to develop something new that is beneficial for people. User research plays an important role here. It ensures that pe…

What’s a UX Strategy? - Anton Sten - UX-Lead

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www.antonsten.com - 23 April 2019 One of the first things I like to do when joining larger projects is to research if there’s any UX strategy in place. You might not be familiar with the term, but be assured you aren’t …

What Your Airline Won't Tell You About Those Creepy Airport Face Scanners

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gizmodo.com - Last week, a Twitter conversation between an airline passenger and JetBlue went viral after she asked about the company’s creepy facial recognition cameras. Mostly, the passenger seemed shocked to le…

The Terrible Truth About Alexa

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gizmodo.com - This week, I read through a history of everything I’ve said to Alexa, and it felt a little bit like reading an old diary. Until I remembered that the things I’ve told Alexa in private are stored on a…

Report: Apple Is One Of Amazon's Biggest Customers, Spending Over $350 Million Per Year

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www.forbes.com - Apple's spending heavily on Amazon this year. But it's not TVs or health food or smart speakers: Apple is a top Amazon Web Services customer. According to a new report, Apple spent $350 million on AW…

Motorola RAZR foldable phone images leaked on Weibo

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androidcommunity.com - The Motorola RAZR lineup may be getting a new lease on life once a new RAZR smartphone is introduced. It won’t be the first Android Moto RAZR phone though because there was the Motorola DROID RAZR fr…

Google starts removing and banning apps from DO Global, ES File Explorer too

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androidcommunity.com - Chinese Android developer DO Global has been called out for committing ad fraud and as well as deceiving users about who actually owns several of their apps. It looks like Google is listening to the …

Sony Mobile’s numbers down, only 1.1 million units sold in Q1

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androidcommunity.com - Sony needs to work harder if it wants its mobile division to remain in the industry. The past few years have been challenging for some of the old names in the business. A number of not so good update…

This huge Microsoft Azure Certification Bundle is now at its lowest price [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - In an ever-changing landscape of digital business requirements and goals, it’s imperative to stay on top of the most functional and trusted programs on the market. Especially if you’re looking to ele…

Royuu FlexPai foldable phone starts selling, sold out already

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung and Huawei may be close rivals right now but the two weren’t the first to launch foldable phones. The Chinese OEM Royole was the first company to introduce a real, working foldable phone in t…

Samsung files for patent of PlayGalaxy Link, may be new gaming platform

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androidcommunity.com - Since it’s already an open secret that Samsung is developing a gaming-focused smartphone (which may also be foldable, similar to the Galaxy Fold), then it’s not really surprising that we’re getting n…

OPPO Realme to include 5G option, Android Q updates

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androidcommunity.com - Huawei has Honor as its sub-brand while Xiaomi has several like the Redmi, Black Shark, and the Pocophone. As for OPPO, it has introduced Realme last year. Sure, it already has OnePlus but Realme is …

OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro: Here’s what we know so far

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androidcommunity.com - In about a couple of weeks, OnePlus will finally launch its new flagship phone offering. Instead of the usual one model, there will be two: the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The Chinese OEM will u…

HP TouchPad receives a slice of Android 9 Pie

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androidcommunity.com - The HP TouchPad has been around since 2011. Of course, HP no longer sells the device but some units still work. The tablet is considered iconic because of its humble beginnings from webOS to Android.…

Nubia Red Magic 3 out with 90Hz screen, special cooling system

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androidcommunity.com - It’s been almost a year since Nubia, a sub-brand of ZTE, launched the Red Magic phone. The series has got a new entry in the form of the Red Magic 3. It’s a gaming phone that follows the Red Magic Ma…

Chrome now has dark mode, translate shortcut, remove animation toggle

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androidcommunity.com - By now, you’ve probably gotten used to two things when it comes to Google: they will bring updates to Chrome every six weeks and they will bring a dark mode option to all its native apps. We’re getti…

Special Avengers edition of Redmi Note 7 phones teased on video

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi’s sub-brand has recently released the Black Shark 2. We’re anticipating for the Xiaomi foldable phone and a new one from Redmi. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 has rolled out as another budget-friendly sma…

Loyalty360 Reads: April 29, 2019

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loyalty360.org - Customer Experience Delta Diminishes Your Recline The airline’s seats will no longer recline as much as they used to, but the move is actually intended to increase customer satisfaction. “Delta has n…

Can We Just Change the Channel? Five Ways to Fortify Your Mobile Marketing Channel

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loyalty360.org - Are you satisfied with the return on your investment for each of your chosen marketing channels – or do you have a sinking feeling it could be better? If you work in marketing, you know that the pres…

SPI 125 : Small Secrets to Stay Mentally Focused and at the Top of Our Entrepreneurial Game

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - This might come as a surprise to you, but I don’t actually listen to very many podcasts. Over the past couple of years, I’ve discovered that the more I listen, the less time I have to take action. Th…

Microsoft Is Expanding its Advertising Ambitions with a Re-branding and AI - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - This morning, Microsoft announced that they are re-branding their advertising channel from Bing Ads to Microsoft Advertising. With this announcement, the company is also signaling that it is going to…

Alphabet Quarterly Results Underwhelm Investors - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Alphabet—Google’s parent company—delivered net income of $6.66 billion on revenues of $36.3 billion for the quarter ending March 31. But the results were underwhelming to investors, and they were fur…

Week One with the Google Pixel 3 XL - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - I’ve been using a Google Pixel 3 XL since last week. Here are a few follow-up notes about my experiences so far. First up, let’s talk about money a little bit. This is a topic I take very seriously, …

Chrome Mobile Susceptible to Phishing Attacks - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - A software developer has identified a simple exploit in the mobile version of Google Chrome that can be used for phishing attacks. He calls it “the inception bar.” “In Chrome for mobile, when the use…

Pro Tips for Shopping Safe on Amazon

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www.wired.com - With a few keystrokes you can find almost anything on Amazon ... and buy it with as little as a single click. It’s a wonderbox of capitalism. Twenty minutes ago I typed in “yak” for no good reason an…

Bing Ads rebrands to Microsoft Advertising - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - First there was Microsoft adCenter. Then there was Bing Ads. Now there is Microsoft Advertising. Why we should care. The rebrand emphasizes a focus on personalization and AI. “In the next year, we’re…

Google may decide to charge for Google My Business listings - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google is sending out surveys to some local businesses to see if they would pay for some features they are currently getting for free from the search engine company. Google My Business is a free serv…

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