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Friday, May 3, 2019

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Loyalty360 Reads: May 2, 2019

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loyalty360.org - Customer Experience Why Amazon Is Moving to Make One-Day Prime Shipping the New Norm Amazon is moving toward one-day free shipping because its loyalty program has become its strongest asset in the fa…

Impromptu Movie Night Ideas & S'mores Popcorn

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cutefetti.com - After a hot summer day, it’s extra fun to cool off with a good movie. There are a few simple musts for the perfect impromptu movie night at home and that includes snacks like the S’mores Popcorn I’m …

6 Steps To Writing The Ultimate Top List - How To Make Money Online

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www.incomediary.com - This is my absolute top way of driving traffic to my website because everyone loves a list, packed full of useful information, and if someone disagrees (and they will) with what you’ve written, they’…

3 Ways Marketing Is Becoming a Technical Discipline - Foundation Capital

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foundationcapital.com - Technology is changing the world around us—from the way we communicate to the way we collect data, even the way we shop. As a direct result, marketers are having to evolve the way they work, too. Whi…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Navigating the Leap from Big Tech to Startups — Advice from a Former Google and Flipkart Exec Shared by Rob Llewellyn firstround.com - At 11:58pm on October 13, 2015, Flipkart’s product an…

SEC hits failed Apple sapphire glass manufacturer with fraud charges – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Way back in 2013, Apple spent a whopping $578 million on sapphire glass. The sum, spread out over four installments, was an advance to GT Advanced Technologies. Already in use on the company’s home b…

Trump’s tariffs could knock Tesla’s Autopilot off course – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The White House has refused to exempt the “brain” of Tesla’s Autopilot technology from punitive import tariffs, a decision that could endanger the company’s self-driving ambitions, TechCrunch has lea…

Daily Crunch: Facebook bans far-right figures – 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. Faceb…

Spotify’s leanback instant listening app Stations hits iOS – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Spotify has launched its instant listening app Stations on iOS, but only in Australia for the time being. The release comes nearly a year and a half after the Stations app first arrived on the market…

How Amazon’s HQ2 could disrupt government IT, for the worse – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - When Amazon entered markets like bookselling or groceries, its competition proved highly disruptive to incumbents. In November 2018, Amazon declared that it had selected northern Virginia as one of t…

The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program

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www.vox.com - It’s easy to forget now, but Amazon wasn’t always the king of online shopping. In the fall of 2004, Jeff Bezos’s company was still mostly selling just books and DVDs. That same year, Amazon was under…

The Fragmentation of Truth

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points.datasociety.net - As I said before, YouTube is not just a search engine, it’s also a recommendation engine. When you watch a video on YouTube, you are recommended a slew of “related” videos to watch. More importantly,…

Windows Solitaire inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

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arstechnica.com - The classic Windows game Solitaire has joined such landmarks as Doom, Tetris, and World of Warcraft in being inducted into the Strong Museum of Play's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The award recogni…

Blockchain, zero-code machine learning coming to Azure

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft's annual developer conference kicks off on Monday, and the company will no doubt have all manner of things to announce for Azure and, if we're lucky, Windows. To whet our appetites, the com…

Report: Facebook looking to disrupt credit cards with cryptocurrency

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arstechnica.com - Facebook is looking to raise as much as a billion dollars for a new cryptocurrency-based payment network that could compete directly with conventional credit cards, the Wall Street Journal reports. W…

iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 review: Apple’s tablets strike an ideal balance

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arstechnica.com - Comparing the 2019 iPad Air to the very first iPad Air from years ago. From left to right: the 2019 iPad mini, the first iPad Air, the 2019 iPad Air, and the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro. You were either …

After 32-bit purge, GameClub raises $2.5M to bring back classic iOS games

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arstechnica.com - Games originally coded for older, 32-bit iOS devices can be recompiled for newer versions of the operating system. But that requires access to the original source code, which is often held by compani…

Pornhub wants to buy Tumblr and restore site to former porn-filled glory

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arstechnica.com - Less than two years after buying Tumblr as part of its Yahoo acquisition, Verizon is reportedly trying to sell the blogging platform. Pornhub has also announced that it wants to buy Tumblr and end th…

A trip down memory lane and beyond at Vintage Computer Fest

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arstechnica.com - This past weekend, we spent some time among the computer enthusiasts at the Vintage Computer Fest East, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists. The event was a mix of things: part histo…

Fortnite’s Creative Mode Builds New Online World… For Now - GritDaily

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gritdaily.com - A quiet revolution has been taking place online for the last few months. In December 2018, Epic Games, makers of the mammoth gaming hit Fortnite, rolled out an extension that introduced an entirely n…

Number of Infected Electrum Bitcoin Wallets Reaches 152,000

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cointelegraph.com - The number of infected Electrum bitcoin (BTC) wallets has reached 152,000 following an ongoing Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack on its servers. The development was reported by anti-malware software fir…

Local Media: HTC Plans to Launch 2nd Gen Blockchain Smartphone in 2019

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cointelegraph.com - Taiwanese consumer electronics giant HTC has revealed plans to launch a second-generation model of its blockchain-centric smartphone before the end of 2019. The news was announced in a report from En…

How Facebook and Google are using algorithms to predict your next thought

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thenextweb.com - Advertisements follow you everywhere. Google and Facebook have become the de facto diarchs, mining your online attention to track every single move to serve their needs. While it’s becoming increasin…

How can your content strategy help to boost your brand credibility? • Creative.onl Ltd

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www.creative.onl - Your business content is very valuable, especially for a business involved in selling a product or professional service to their target audience. However, working out the right content strategy that …

Setup Express with TypeScript in 3 Easy Steps

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levelup.gitconnected.com - During development, we can run our TypeScript code directly from the .ts files that we create. For production though, we should transpile them to JavaScript so our server can be run directly from Nod…

How to Create a Web Directory in WordPress (Step by Step)

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www.wpbeginner.com - Are you looking to create a business web directory? Web directories are a popular online business idea, allowing you to monetize your website with user-generated content. Angie’s list, a popular web …

Netflix Boosts the Audio Quality of Its Streams

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www.wired.com - The opening scene of season two of Netflix’s Stranger Things, a popular horror series that appeals to pretty much everyone who grew up in the 1980s, would sound great to the average ear. A little lou…

Harry Potter Wizards Unite beta pre-registration now open

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androidcommunity.com - Hello, Potterheads. There’s a new game in town for you. Perhaps by now, you’ve already heard about the Harry Potter Wizards Unite. It still is in beta mode but you are free to try it out. Thanks to N…

OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7 image renders surface before launch

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androidcommunity.com - D-Day is coming for OnePlus fans. The Chinese OEM that “never settles” is about to unveil a new flagship phone. This time, two new OnePlus smartphones will be unveiled. There will be a regular OnePlu…

Polestar 2 Android Automotive OS-powered EV coming in 2020

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androidcommunity.com - Yesterday, we told you that Google and Polestar are allowing devs to work on the Android Automotive OS. We’ve got some information about the platform and its integration into the new Polestart 2 elec…

Pixel 2 Top Shot camera feature not happening, Google confirms

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androidcommunity.com - One of Pixel 3’s redeeming features is its camera. The camera app offers several features but not all were made available at launch. Top Shot was added later on. It was made available together with t…

Pokemon Pass lets you collect special promos at partner stores

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re a huge Pokemon fan, you’re probably aware that every once in a while Nintendo will have some special promos with retail partners. You’re probably one of the first few people who would go in…

Galaxy Tab S5e has to be held a certain way for WiFi not to shut down

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androidcommunity.com - It’s because of things like this that people wonder if those over at Samsung actually test the products they manufacture before releasing it to the public. After the recent Galaxy Fold issues and som…

POKEMON Detective Pikachu Playground stickers ready for download

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androidcommunity.com - Before the movie ‘POKEMON Detective Pikachu’ is released in theaters, fans will be presented with a few more treats. There may be new trailers for the upcoming adventure but on your Android smartphon…

ASUS ZenFone 6 teased with Snapdragon SoC, notch-less screen

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androidcommunity.com - The ASUS ZenFone 6 has long been overdue if we are to follow the company’s yearly schedule. The ZenFone 5 was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018). This year’s MWC has already passed but…

Smartwatch shipments increase by 49% in Q1 2019

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androidcommunity.com - Just when you think that the smartwatch industry is already down and out for the count, it seems like it’s getting its second wind, at least when it comes to shipment numbers. According to Counterpoi…

Pixel 3a XL box sighted in the wild days before official launch

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androidcommunity.com - While others have been anticipating for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, fans of the Google Pixel line are also waiting for the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The new-gen Pixel duo will be announced e…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 image renders out this early

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy S10 line is thriving. The arrival of the 5G variant has done well to the company because of the improved specs and features. It’s also the new mobile king on DxOmark although it’s …

Google brings auto-delete option for location history, activity data

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androidcommunity.com - It’s sometimes helpful to have your location history and your activity data on your digital products so it can custom search results or you can easily find where you were a few weeks ago. But over th…

Shifting the Pentagon’s Employee Training to OPM Could Save Millions

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www.nextgov.com - With the stroke of a pen Friday, federal officials shifted responsibility for managing the Defense Department’s skills training courses to the Office of Personnel Management’s USALearning platform. T…

Xiaomi Sold 27.5 Million Smartphones in Q1 2019 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi said today that it sold 27.5 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2019. But the reason it revealed this figure is perhaps the more interesting story. As you may…

Apple's Explanation for Removing Rival Wellness Apps is “Misleading” - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - The makers of the top-rated wellness app for iPhone have lashed out at Apple for removing it from the App Store. And it is calling Apple’s explanation for this action “misleading.” As you may have se…

One... Trillion Dollars - Windows Weekly 619 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s quarterly earnings, Windows 10 1903 and 20H1, Microsoft’s cloud, and much more. Download the episode and subscribe Enjoy Windows Weekly on YouTube Tip of th…

A Conspiracy To Kill IE6 • Chris Zacharias

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blog.chriszacharias.com - The bittersweet consequence of YouTube’s incredible growth is that so many stories will be lost underneath all of the layers of new paint. This is why I wanted to tell the story of how, ten years ago…

The SEO metrics that really matter for your business

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searchenginewatch.com - Whether you are a business owner, marketing manager or simply just interested in the world of ecommerce, you may be familiar with how a business can approach SEO. To every person involved, the percep…

The Most Valuable Company (for Now) Is Having a Nadellaissance

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www.bloomberg.com - The congratulatory texts and tweets started the last week of November. Microsoft had overtaken Apple to become the world’s most valuable company, a stunning climax in a year that also saw it pass Ama…

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