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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Loyalty360 Reads: May 13, 2019

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loyalty360.org - Customer Experience Party City Faces Helium Shortage, Closes 45 Stores Helium is a finite resource, and unfortunately for Party City, it is getting harder to find. “Filling balloons with helium is am…

‘NHS Cyber Security Batsignal’ peer-to-peer alerting system to launch next month - htn

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www.thehtn.co.uk - The two chairs of the largest independent communities of NHS digital leaders will launch the ‘NHS Cyber Security Batsignal’, a new peer-to-peer cyber security warning alerting system, at the first Pu…

How to Research Your Competitors' Facebook Ads

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to know more about your competitors’ Facebook ad campaigns? Wondering how to study their ad strategy? In this article, you’ll discover six ways to research your competitors’ Facebook advertising…

Website Attack Attempts Rose by 69% in 2018

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www.darkreading.com - Websites suffer an average of 62 serious attack threats per day -- an average of 376 million per day, according to a new study of more than 6 million websites worldwide. "Even though the numbers seem…

How Often Does Google Update Its Algorithm?

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moz.com - In 2018, Google reported an incredible 3,234 improvements to search. That's more than 8 times the number of updates they reported in 2009 — less than a decade ago — and an average of almost 9 per day…

WhatsApp points finger at Israeli firm over hack

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news.sky.com - WhatsApp has pointed the finger at an Israeli firm after confirming that a sophisticated hacking group had developed a tool which could take control over victim's phones by sending them a call. The c…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY ShipperHQ - General Technology Partner / Magento Shared by Redstage partners.magento.com - ShipperHQ gives merchants full control to customize shipping rates like never before. Whether you…

Control data from Google Assistant, check what you can share

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androidcommunity.com - Google continues to improve its many products and services. Last week during the Google I/O conference, the tech giant has rolled out a number of new devices and mobile OS upgrades. Android Q changes…

Google’s latest app, Rivet, uses speech processing to help kids learn to read – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Rivet, a new app from Google’s in-house incubator, wants to help children struggling to read. The app hails from Area 120 — Google’s workshop for experimental projects — and includes more than 2,000 …

Android Q to allow app to record audio from other apps

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androidcommunity.com - Further on the topic of Android Q, Google is sharing to the whole Android community what to expect from the next Android dessert. We’re hopeful it will be sweeter than the Android Pie and by now you …

Unpaid UX Work Disguised As “Design Exercises”: How To Handle It

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medium.com - After a very enjoyable initial call where I had a great rapport with the interviewer, she explained that the next round of interviews was a design exercise: I was to redesign a section of their exist…

Hailo launches its newest deep learning chip – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Hailo, a Tel Aviv-based AI chipmaker, today announced that it is now sampling its Hailo -8 chips, the first of its deep learning processors. The new chip promises up to 26 tera operations per second …

Google Express becomes an all-new Google Shopping in big revamp – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Google is giving its Shopping destination a revamp and introducing a universal cart across its platform of services, including Search, Shopping, Images, and even YouTube. The search company announced…

Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Of the many categories in the tech world, none is more ferociously competitive than enterprise. For decades, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce, to name a few of the giants, have battl…

Adobe Lightroom adds tutorials, shared albums and texture control – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Adobe Lightroom is getting its first new slider in a long time today that helps bring out texture in images. This new feature, which will be available in Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw, …

Twitter’s new Developer Labs offers beta access to rebuilt APIs – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Twitter is finally modernizing its core APIs after 7 years of stagnation, and it wants early feedback from developers. That’s why today it’s launching Twitter Developer Labs, which app makers can sig…

Uber Black launches Quiet Driver Mode – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Tired of chatty drivers? Uber is finally giving users its most requested feature: an in-app way to ask for minimal conversation during your ride. The “Quiet Mode” feature is free and will be availabl…

Spotify-owned Soundtrap launches a podcast studio in the cloud – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - In November 2017, Spotify picked up the online music studio Soundtrap as part of its efforts to offer more services to artists on its platform. Now that Spotify has a growing interest in podcasts and…

Google makes travel planning easier – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced a major revamp of its travel planning tools on the web. After launching a similar set of tools on mobile last year, the company today announced that google.com/travel on the we…

Google Cloud launches its second region in Japan – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced the launch of its Osaka region, its second cloud region in Japan and seventh in Asia Pacific. With this, the company now offers its users a total of twenty regions, all of whic…

Facebook pivots to what it wishes it was – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - In Facebook’s dreams, it’s a clean and private place. People spend their time having thoughtful discussions in “meaningful” Groups, planning offline meetups with Events, or laughing together in a Fac…

The Statue of Liberty gets an AR app to celebrate its new museum – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - This week, the new $100 million Statue of Liberty Museum opens in the shadow of one of America’s most iconic landmarks. The 26,000 square foot space offers insights into the statue’s storied history,…

LinkedIn integrates and updates jobs and hiring platforms, hits 20M job postings – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - LinkedIn, the social networking platform for the working world that’s now owned by Microsoft, has leveraged its role as a repository for people’s work profiles into making itself a job hunting and re…

Apply now for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2019 – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - We’re looking for fearless early-stage startup founders who want to launch their business on a global stage. We’re talking about competing in Startup Battlefield, our legendary, life-altering pitch-o…

Adobe ties up with Amazon to build D2C stores powered by Amazon’s commerce and fulfillment tools – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - E-commerce giant Amazon was built on the concept of a large marketplace that could be the home for all online shopping, whether it was for items and services it was selling itself or those sold by th…

EV startup Rimac scores $90M investment from Hyundai and Kia – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Rimac Automobili, the European EV startup that landed an investment from Porsche last year, has again gained the backing of traditional automakers after Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors jointly i…

AR display-maker DigiLens lands $50 million from Samsung, Niantic – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The broader AR market is made up of a lot of hype and excitement, but fundamentally it’s all based around the promise that waveguide displays can continue to stay wafer-thin while getting better and …

World leaders ask tech giants to tackle toxic content with Christchurch Call – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - On Wednesday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will ask tech companies to sign a pledge called the Christchurch Call, as The New York Times previously reported. Digital ministers of the Grou…

Daily Crunch: Impossible Foods raises $300M – 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. The comp…

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Phil Weiner – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - As a former entrepreneur turned independent designer, Phil Weiner gets the startup life. He often describes himself as a second co-founder for his clients, unafraid of 2AM phone calls and prepping pi…

VR’s best game is getting more features (and more expensive) – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - VR’s most popular game is getting a price bump later this month as it expands the amount of headsets that it’s playable on. We did a big deep-dive last week on Beat Saber, the best seller from a tiny…

Jeff Bezos personally dumps a truckload of dirt on FedEx’s future – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Amazon want to be plenty of things, the most predictable of which is its ambitions to control America’s shipping backbone. The company’s efforts to bring users whatever they desire in 24 hours requir…

After year-long lockout, Twitter is finally giving people their accounts back – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Twitter is finally allowing a number of locked users to regain control of their accounts once again. Around a year after Europe’s new privacy laws (GDPR) rolled out, Twitter began booting users out o…

Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla release patches for ZombieLoad chip flaws – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Big tech is stepping in to patch newly disclosed security flaws affecting almost every Intel chip since 2011. Researchers on Tuesday released details of the vulnerability, known as ZombieLoad — or mi…

TC Sessions: Mobility announces its July 10 agenda – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch Sessions is heading to San Jose on July 10 and we’re thrilled to announce our jam-packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in the transportation…

WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer’s Phone

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www.nytimes.com - The WhatsApp hole was used to target a London lawyer who has been involved in lawsuits that accuse NSO Group of providing tools to hack the phones of Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi dissident in Canada; a Qa…

One month later, $249 All-Digital Xbox One S still seems unsustainable

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arstechnica.com - Now that the All Digital edition has been on store shelves for about a week, that state of affairs has continued. While the less-capable, disc-drive free system was officially supposed to undercut th…

OnePlus 7 Pro Review—The fastest, best-designed, best-value Android phone

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arstechnica.com - The OnePlus 7 Pro. With a front that is nearly all pixels, there isn't much you can do to improve smartphone design from here. Notches? Bezels? Camera holes? Nope, there's nothing here to interrupt t…

OnePlus won’t sell the OnePlus 7 in the US, but the 6T gets a $30 price drop

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arstechnica.com - We promise these are pictures of the OnePlus 7, and not just recycled OnePlus 6T images. The top still has that teardrop notch and an earpiece. The bottom has a USB-C port, a bottom-firing speaker, a…

The flexible future of branding and the death of the logo as we know it

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uxdesign.cc - Designers know that a logo is not a brand, and a brand is not a logo. It’s something much broader. Jeff Bezos is regularly quoted as saying “your brand is what other people say about you when you’re …

A Modern Take on the Pomodoro Technique

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blog.usejournal.com - Whether you work in a shared space with a kegerator and an office puppy or you rake in the dough by sitting on your couch writing code in your underwear while Slayer spins on the turntable, you’ve pr…

Why 'The Expanse' Season 4 will be 'darker, sexier' on Amazon

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www.newsweek.com - The Expanse could feel different when it returns for Season 4. In a recent interview, cast member Cas Anvar, who plays Martian fighter pilot (with a Texas accent) Alex Kamal on The Expanse, described…

ZombieLoad attack lets hackers steal data from Intel chips

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www.theverge.com - A newly discovered security flaw in Intel processors allows attackers to steal any data that’s been recently accessed by the processor. That even holds true on cloud servers, which could allow an att…

How Silicon Valley’s successes are fueled by an underclass of "ghost workers"

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www.theverge.com - “Ghost work” is anthropologist Mary L. Gray’s term for the invisible labor that powers our technology platforms. When Gray, a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, first arrived at the company, sh…

Here’s why the Pixel 3a comes with a headphone jack

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androidcommunity.com - “Bringing the power of hardware, software, and AI.” These are the words of Google Project Manager Soniya Jobanputra in a video that presents the 411 on the sleek new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones. …

Redmi K20, K20 Pro from Xiaomi will be powered by Snapdragon 855

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi is one prolific brand. It’s no secret the former top Chinese OEM is always busy working on innovations and new products. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is on the list of upcoming phones as a new prem…

Huawei P20 Lite 2019 images leaked

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androidcommunity.com - The Huawei P30 Lite has been announced already. The pre-order page went live a couple of months ago so we’re assuming a lot of people have the new Huawei phone. The Lite variant has joined the Huawei…

Coolpad Legacy is its $130 4,000 mAh “flagship” smartphone

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androidcommunity.com - While flagship devices from major OEMs now cost an arm and a leg, there are still other brands out there that can offer more affordable alternatives. And while oftentimes those brands are from China,…

Mi Express kiosk setup by Xiaomi in India

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi may no longer be the top Chinese OEM but the company still flourishes today. It has since evolved into a smart home and lifestyle brand, offering affordable gadgets, smart devices, and even cl…

Indiegogo presents: Hardware Startup Bootcamp

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www.eventbrite.com - From concept to crowdfunding and prototyping through manufacturing, navigating the entrepreneurial world can be challenging. That’s why Indiegogo, Arrow Electronics and AT&T have teamed up to support…

NICE inContact Introduces CXone

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loyalty360.org - Selecting the right technology to manage customer data can be difficult. A brand needs to understand the exact features it requires to be able to adopt the proper solution. Recently, Loyalty360 spoke…

Google Pixel 3a XL Follow-Up - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - After spending more time with the Google Pixel 3a XL, I can report some early findings on the display, audio, and performance, each compared with the far more expensive Pixel 3 XL. While it’s somewha…

Google Agrees to Pixel Class Action Settlement - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that accused it of knowingly selling defective Pixel handsets to customers. If approved, the settlement will pay Pixel buyers up to $500 for a total…

There's no way to know for sure whether your smartphone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.

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www.businessinsider.com - A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app enabled attackers to spread surveillance software to iPhones and Android smartphones with just a phone call, The Financial Times recently reported.

What you need to do about the WhatsApp vulnerability

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news.sky.com - WhatsApp has confirmed that a vulnerability in its app could allow hackers to take control of victims' phones just by sending an unanswered voice call. Dozens of WhatsApp users including human rights…

Welcome to the Golden Age of competitive research - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Robert Brady, founder of Righteous Marketing, presented at HeroConf this year on what he’s calling the the Golden Age of competitive research. The competitive research discussion focused on four main…

A summary of Google Data Studio: Updates from April 2019

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searchenginewatch.com - April was a big month for Google Data Studio (GDS), with Google introducing some significant product updates to this already robust reporting tool. For those not familiar with GDS, it is a free dashb…

Walmart’s ambitious plan to beat Amazon on free one-day shipping is here

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www.fastcompany.com - In the age of free two-day shipping with Prime, few companies can challenge Amazon’s dominance when it comes to products arriving right at your doorstep with effortless speed. advertisement advertise…

Pat Buchanan to Newsmax TV: Trump Right to Challenge China

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www.newsmax.com - The Trump administration is right to launch a trade war with China because America's dependence on Chinese goods and China's trade advantage is a "very serious matter," Pat Buchanan told Newsmax TV. …

Security Risk of Huddle Rooms are a Very Real Thing—Here's Why

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futurumresearch.com - We have all seen the headlines. Target was hacked, Experian was compromised. No one seemingly seems to think it can happen to them. Yet there are thousands of network security threats that exist thro…

Yikes, WhatsApp exploit allowed spyware to be installed with a phone call

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mashable.com - A WhatsApp vulnerability allowed attackers to remotely install spyware onto phones — by simply calling them. First reported by the Financial Times and confirmed by WhatsApp, the issue was discovered …

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