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Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Loyalty360 Reads: May 8, 2019

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loyalty360.org - Programs Air Canada Shares See Surprise Jump Despite the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX Jets, Air Canada has seen a growth in profits. “Air Canada on Monday reported a surprise quarterly profit that sen…

Opinion | It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

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www.nytimes.com - Late last year, he proposed an independent commission to handle difficult content moderation decisions by social media platforms. It would afford an independent check, Mark argued, on Facebook’s deci…

Google Search Console New Speed Report

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www.seroundtable.com - At Google I/O they demonstrated a new report within Google Search Console named the Speed Report. It is currently in beta or experimental mode but they showed some screen shots of it in action. Here …

Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools.

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www.nbcnews.com - The Ever AI website makes no mention of “best moments” snapshots. Instead, in news releases, it describes how the company possesses an “ever-expanding private global dataset of 13 billion photos and …

Electronic Cryptocurrency Wallets: Storing Your Crypto » M.I.N.G

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mingmag.com - While the term “wallet” makes many people assume that crypto wallets hold coins themselves, in reality, the coins remain on the blockchain. A cryptocurrency wallet is a program that stores access key…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Loyalty360 Reads: May 7, 2019 Shared by Loyalty360 loyalty360.org - Programs Ford Revamps Customer Loyalty Points Program Ford has unveiled FordPass Rewards, an app-based loyalty program t…

Moto E6 rendered image surfaces online

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androidcommunity.com - Those Moto E6 specs spilled before official launch may be confirmed soon as new image renders have been revealed recently. As an obvious follow-up to the Moto E5, we’re looking forward to how Motorol…

Justice Department charges Chinese hacker for 2015 Anthem breach – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - U.S. prosecutors have brought charges against a Chinese national for his alleged involvement in the data breach at health insurance giant Anthem announced in 2015 that resulted in the theft of 78.8 m…

Clean.io raises $2.5M to fight malicious advertising – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Existing approaches to blocking malicious advertising aren’t working — at least according to digital ad veteran Seth Demsey. That should resonate with anyone who’s ever encountered an ad that immedia…

VW’s new electric hatchback receives 10,000 pre-orders in first 24 hours – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Volkswagen opened up pre-orders in Europe at a special launch event Wednesday for the first model in its new all-electric ID brand. Within 24 hours, the company received more than 10,000 registration…

Netflix acquires kids’ educational content co., StoryBots – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Netflix is further investing in its children’s programming ahead of the launch of a highly anticipated rival: Disney+. The company announced today it has acquired StoryBots — a children’s media compa…

Factmata gets backed by eyeo, maker of Adblock Plus, and takes over its Trusted News app – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - “Fake news” — news content that either misleads people with half-truths, or outright lies — has become a permanent fixture of the internet. Now, as tech and media platforms continue to search for the…

Daily Crunch: Google Play rethinks app ratings – 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. Googl…

Sign up for Extra Crunch membership from TechCrunch – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Sign up today to help us support builders like you. Original Research and Reporting Extra Crunch membership offers exclusive access to analysis of successful startups, resources on company building, …

Docpack offers a simple, enterprise-friendly way to share documents – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Docpack is offering businesses a simple way to share their documents — particularly with customers at large enterprises that may block services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Founder and CEO Rurik Bra…

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focused edition of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. The com…

Three ‘new rules’ worth considering for the internet – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Daniel M. Gerstein works at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and is an adjunct professor at American University. He was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in the Science…

Tencent’s new alternative to PUBG is already topping the revenue chart – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - In a move clearly driven by economic interests and an urgency to meet stringent regulations, the world’s largest games publisher Tencent pulled its mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on …

Google and Qualcomm launch a dev kit for building Assistant-enabled headphones – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm today announced that it has partnered with Google to create a reference design and development kit for building Assistant-enabled Bluetooth headphones. Traditionally, building these headphon…

Weird Cuts is Google’s new AR experiment that lets you cut out pieces of reality to make collages – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - In addition to preserving art and historic landmarks around the world, Google’s Arts & Culture division also likes to collaborate with artists to experiment with integrations between technology and a…

Cisco open sources MindMeld conversational AI platform – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Cisco announced today that it was open sourcing the MindMeld conversation AI platform, making it available to anyone who wants to use it under the Apache 2.0 license. MindMeld is the conversational A…

With new Fit technology, Nike calls itself a tech company – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire…

Fortnite Season 9 adds two locations and wind transport, but is mostly just new virtual items – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - It’s that time again. Parents across the world are doling out $15 to Epic Games after the developer released Season 9, the latest update for its hit game Fortnite that’s particularly popular among ki…

The definition of brand loyalty and how to build it – Learn

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www.canva.com - There are plenty of guides out there for growing your audience and gaining a bunch of shiny, new customers. But even as you’re building your following, it’s important to remember to nurture the custo…

46% of Consumers Want to Deal with Ecommerce Issues through Email - Small Business Trends

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smallbiztrends.com - How you respond to your customers is a good indicator of the long-term success of your business. And as more people shop online, this will entail addressing issues with eCommerce. This means making a…

Feds charge Chinese national in 2015 hack of health insurer Anthem

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arstechnica.com - Federal prosecutors have indicted a Chinese national they say carried out sophisticated network intrusions on four US companies, including one on health insurer Anthem that stole personal information…

Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller accessory for the blind

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arstechnica.com - Those rows of dots would display in-game text as finger-readable braille dots. From above, the braille accessory bears some resemblance to the existing Xbox Elite controller. Detail on how the grid o…

Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal

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arstechnica.com - In a report published today, researchers at the threat-research company Advanced Intelligence (AdvIntel) revealed that a collective of Russian and English-speaking hackers are actively marketing the …

Final Fantasy VII remake finally looks like a video game—and it’s a pretty one

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arstechnica.com - Depending on where you freeze-frame the trailer, you'll see different versions of the characters' renders. We think this shot, with some slight fuzziness and smoothed-over details, is most representa…

Bill Gates the blogger reminisces about Microsoft in 1979

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has written and sent Gizmodo a blogpost in which he reminisces about how Microsoft was like in 1979. The story was in response to a recent series of posts, dubbed "Gizmo…

Open source bug poses threat to sites running multiple CMSes

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arstechnica.com - Websites running the Drupal, Joomla, or Typo3 content-management systems are vulnerable to attacks that could possibly execute malicious code until administrators install just-released patches, devel…

Stolen NSA hacking tools were used in the wild 14 months before Shadow Brokers leak

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arstechnica.com - One of the most significant events in computer security happened in April 2017, when a still-unidentified group calling itself the Shadow Brokers published a trove of the National Security Agency’s m…

Dealmaster: Grab a pair of Anker wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $80

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by the return of a deal on Anker's Soundcore Space NC, one of the few wireless noise-cancell…

4 Reasons Why Brands Need to Start Live Streaming Now - BeLive TV Blog

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blog.belive.tv - Brands have relied on four traditional ways to promote their product over the years: TV, newspapers, radio, and word of mouth. Later on, they added billboards and using celebrities to spread the word…

Why Do We Need Logos? Logo Design in The Light of Human Psychology

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inkbotdesign.com - Why Do We Need Logos? Logo Design in The Light of Human Psychology Have you ever wondered why brands spend tens of thousands of dollars on their company logo? Why don’t they just slap a name on it fo…

Designers Need the “Regret Test”

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medium.com - What are the ethical responsibilities of companies that are able to manipulate human behavior on a massive scale? It’s a question one hopes technologists and designers ask themselves when building wo…

How to debug web apps with Firefox Developer Tools

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medium.com - The pointer option will help you find a DOM element in your webpage by simply hovering on it in the UI. Page Inspector: The page inspector allows you to view your webpage’s HTML code at runtime. It a…

How to Take Your Website Viral | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - It’s no surprise that some businesses are convinced that all they need is a Facebook page and some awesome paid posts in order to go viral. I get it. It’s relatively cheap. It’s easy. And they see it…

Apple and Google battle for the future of privacy | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Listening to recent presentations from Apple and Google (and, indeed, Facebook and Microsoft), you'd be hard-pressed to tell which one sounds like a greater champion of privacy. Following a run of Ap…

Instagram Can Find Misleading Posts—but Won’t Take Them Down

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www.wired.com - Instagram has begun using image recognition and other tools to identify posts and stories that may contain misinformation and send them to Facebook’s fleet of fact-checking partners for review. If th…

Your Smartphone's 5G Icon Might be Bogus

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lifehacker.com - If you’re among the first early adopters of 5G smartphones, we’ve got some bad news for you: That 5G icon displayed next to your network signal might be lying to you, but it’s hard to say just how di…

Deleting Alexa recordings doesn’t wipe the transcripts

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www.fastcompany.com - A new report by CNET has found that when you delete an Alexa voice recording picked up by smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, Amazon still keeps a copy of the transcript. Amazon never mentions this …

Huawei P Smart Z with pop-up selfie cam announced

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androidcommunity.com - While waiting for the Honor 20 Pro and right after Honor P20 Lite, here’ s Huawei launching a new smartphone. The Huawei P Smart Z is the latest from the top Chinese OEM. We’ve only been waiting for …

Family Link will be available soon in all Android devices

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androidcommunity.com - If adults already have a hard time weaning themselves away from their devices, imagine how that can be more difficult for the young ones. That’s why Google’s Family Link app has been a very welcome t…

Google Live Relay can help people “talk” on calls through text

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androidcommunity.com - For people who cannot communicate the way most of us are used to, receiving phone calls or talking to people over their phones is not always that easy and sometimes near impossible. A new product tha…

OnePlus 7 Pro is shaping up to be a true flagship killer

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www.slashgear.com - OnePlus has always prided its phones as flagship killers but, after the first two or three generations, it has mostly become known for offering a more affordable alternative to premium models. OnePlu…

Pokemon Go getting new lure models, raid week quests

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androidcommunity.com - The Pokemon GO team is still intact. It’s been almost three years since the augmented reality game has served our senses. The Android community started the game with a Pikachu but even before the off…

Project Mainline delivers newer, updated mobile OS all the time

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androidcommunity.com - Earlier this week, Google announced a number of new products. We were introduced to the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones plus the new Nest Hub Max. Google’s smart home line has been rebranded as G…

Try this fix for Pixel 3 slow performance issues

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androidcommunity.com - The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have finally rolled out. Key markets have announced availability so you don’t have to wait for so long. The new phones aren’t flagship models. They’re only mid-range but …

Google announces roll-out of new privacy, security tools

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androidcommunity.com - While most of those who attended or are following the Google I/O Developer’s conference are there for the new developments and features for Google and Android, another thing that seems to have taken …

Android Focus Mode lets you pause apps that will distract you

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androidcommunity.com - There are times when you’re at work and you want to focus on tasks without being distracted by the apps on your phone. You can’t not look at or use your smartphone because you need emails and message…

Android Q Beta program now available on select smartphones

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androidcommunity.com - Android Q Beta 3 is ready for more OEMs. The subject has been mentioned several times and we’re glad the Android development team and major mobile companies are staying true to their word. Project Tr…

Google Play Store will have cash option for app, in-app purchases

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androidcommunity.com - Not everyone who wants to buy apps or make in-app purchases has a credit card that they can use to make the purchases. This is especially true in emerging countries where credit card ownership isn’t …

ARCore version 1.9 and its new features now support LG G8, V50

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androidcommunity.com - It was actually just last year that Google introduced their ARCore Platform which lets developers build Augmented Reality experiences for mobile users. Since then, they say there have been thousands …

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Executive Discusses Tech Trends and Personalization

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loyalty360.org - To create the best customer experience, brands need to know what their customers want. That’s pretty much a given. However, what often goes unstated in this truism is the fact that brands need to und…

Missouri Sen. Hawley finds a new target in his war with tech industry: Candy Crush

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www.kansascity.com - Sen. Josh Hawley has a new target in his crusade against Big Tech: Candy Crush and other apps aimed at kids that can be surprisingly costly for parents. The Missouri Republican introduced legislation…

Is PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel influencing Missouri AG Josh Hawley’s Google probe?

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www.kansascity.com - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office would not directly answer Wednesday when asked whether his investigation into Google had any connection to campaign donations from billionaire Peter Thi…

Windows 10 + PWAs: A Progress Report - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In October 2017, I spoke with Microsoft’s Jeff Burtoft and Aaron Gustafson about the company’s plans to bring Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to Windows 10. Since then, a lot has changed: Microsoft incor…

Digital marketing strategy guide for B2B industrial manufacturers

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searchenginewatch.com - The digital marketing strategies used in B2B for the industrial sector are completely different from the strategies used in other industries because the audience is unique. According to the 2018 buye…

Google bans adverts for anti-censorship sites in China

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searchenginewatch.com - Google has sported a rocky relationship with China for more than 10 years. While the company’s on again, off again approach to the Internet’s largest ‘untapped’ market has always been tempestuous, re…

Facebook co-founder: Bust it up -- and start regulating speech online

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hotair.com - Chris Hughes has two ideas. One of them seems counterintuitive for a man who helped build Facebook into an empire. The other seems counterintuitive for someone who recently took part in the publishin…

Co-Founder: Break Up Facebook, Zuckerberg Has 'Unchecked Power'

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www.newsmax.com - Facebook Inc. co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes called for the break up of the world’s largest social media network in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Thursday. In…

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