Thursday, April 27, 2017

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

Transcribing Audio Sucks—So Make the Machines Do It

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www.wired.com - A new voice-transcription technology can tell you not only what’s being said, but who is saying it. The software, named Trint, can listen to an audio recording or a video of two or more speakers en...

Google Pixel camera’s low-light abilities are stunning in new analysis - SlashGear

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www.slashgear.com - Google’s Pixel smartphone is notable for several reasons, not the least of which is its incredible low-light camera performance. We’ve seen the camera put to the test multiple times, but few analys...

6 Ways Small Practices Can Thwart Cybercrime

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www.physicianspractice.com - The "bad guys" are no longer limited to gangs that roam the streets with chains and backward baseball caps. These days, they may wear thick glasses and are likely to be part of an organized cybercr...

Oracle delivers artificial intelligence across its customer experience cloud

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techcrunch.com - Oracle announced a slew of AI-driven capabilities across its Customer Experience Cloud Suite today that are designed to help users to deliver better, faster and more personal experiences. If you th...

Here’s hoping this Google Pixel low-light photography experiment gets real

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techcrunch.com - Google’s Pixel already boasts a formidable camera, among the best in smartphone photography. A Google Daydream engineerFlorian Kainz revealed how much more incredible it could be specifically in th...

Sen. Schatz on FCC: ‘They have no idea how outraged people are about to be’

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techcrunch.com - FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stirred up the hive today with his official declaration of war on the net neutrality rules established in 2015. Reactions have been mixed — depending on whether the person rep...

OverOps scores $30 million led by Lightspeed Ventures

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techcrunch.com - OverOps, a startup that wants to help companies find software bugs more efficientlythan by pouring over log files, announced a $30 million Series C round led by Lightspeed Ventures with participati...

Navdy’s aftermarket HUD proves a big in-car upgrade

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techcrunch.com - In-car navigation and infotainment options now abound, and more vehicles are shipping with support for native vehicle smartphone software from Apple and Google. But these all still prove distractin...

Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem

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techcrunch.com - Spotify has acquired the Brooklyn-based blockchain startupMediachain Labs, whose team will join the company’s office in New York where they will work on developing better technology for connecting ...

Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies

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techcrunch.com - With the addition of a camera, Amazon’s new Echo Look device can now see and hear all. The device is a sort of standalone selfie machine so users can take full-length photos and videos of themselve...

Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

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techcrunch.com - We’re healthy enough to IPO but we’re not going to just yet — that was the subtext of an interview that Dropbox CEODrew Houston had on Bloomberg earlier this afternoon. Houston asserted, for the fi...

Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating

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techcrunch.com - Uber is making a couple of changes to its rating system, which should balance out the means to evaluate rides with a bit more fairness towards drivers. The new rating changes include greater specif...

Amazon’s camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy

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techcrunch.com - Given all of the security concerns raised by the rise of the Echo and other smart home hubs, Amazon surely knew that adding a camera to one of its devices was going to reinvigorate the privacy deba...

The FCC’s Myths vs Facts sheet defending its plan to reverse net neutrality, annotated

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techcrunch.com - Immediately after FCC Chairman Pai announced his intention to remove the net neutrality rules set in place in 2015, the agency issued a little preemptive strike against detractors. “Internet Regula...

Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

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techcrunch.com - Everfi Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Everfi...

Ars is teaming up with GOG and we’re giving away The Witcher to everyone

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arstechnica.com - Here at Ars, we like to celebrate the classics—especially classic video games—and we've long been fans of the folks over at GOG (formerly known as "Good Old Games"). They sell modern games, sure, b...

Picture this: Senate staffers’ ID cards have photo of smart chip, no security

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arstechnica.com - When Congress held hearings following the breach of the systems of the Office of Personnel Management(OPM) in 2015, one of the issues that caused great consternation among lawmakers was that the OP...

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: Beefing up the Vivo line with new and borrowed features

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arstechnica.com - The thinner-and-lighter trend isn'tjust dominating smartphones and laptops—fitness tech companies are constantly trying to make "the next big thing" as thin and light as they possibly can. Fitbit r...

The first Kirby game was programmed without a keyboard

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arstechnica.com - The tidbit comes from a talk Sakurai gave ahead of a Japanese orchestral performance celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original Game Boy release of Kirby's Dream Land in 1992. As reported by ...

Dealmaster: Get FiOS gigabit internet with TV, phone, and HBO for $79 per month

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arstechnica.com - reader comments Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, the Dealmaster is back with a bunch of new deals to share. Today,you can get a good deal on Verizon FiOS Internet with ...

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

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arstechnica.com - Earliertoday, Pai shared with his fellow commissioners a plan to "reverse the mistake of Title II and return to the light-touch regulatory framework that served our nation so well during the Clinto...

No Guest Post Required: Interesting Alternatives for Getting High-Quality Backlinks

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www.smedio.com - Backlinks from authority sites, or those that Google holds in high regard, are invaluable in raising the search ranking of your website. The traditional means of getting these backlinks has been to...

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

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lifehacker.com - Every once in a while, an app like Unroll.me pops into the spotlight to remind us that we all tend to authorize a lot of apps to access our email and social media accounts without much thought. Som...

8 Snapchat Content Ideas That Your Fans Will Love : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - In this article, you’ll discover eight ways to create Snapchat content that brings your account to life. For this content hack, interview people one 10-second snap at a time. The “10 snap questions...

Here's Exactly How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

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www.inc.com - Is Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube or Twitter the best place to put your marketing dollars? It all depends on your brand and what you're trying to accomplish. That's according to ...

Beware! New Android Malware Infected 2 Million Google Play Store Users

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thehackernews.com - Initially thought to be 600,000 users, the number of Android users who have mistakenly downloaded and installed malware on their devices straight from Google Play Store has reached 2 Million. Yes, ...

ZTE USA launches 6-inch MAX XL on Boost Mobile - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - ZTE USA seems to be on a roll these days, launching new smartphones left and right. It works with several mobile carriers in the country and after the Axon 7Sand Blade Max 2 on US Cellular, it’s Bo...

Google improves Search to fight fake news proliferation - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Search is no doubt the tech giant’s number one product. Google will not be Google if not for its search engine. It’s been almost two decades since the service was introduced on the web. The brand h...

Google updates list of Chrome OS systems receiving Android apps - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Chrome OS on notebook computers is now made even better with Google Play Store support. This means most Android apps can run on select Chromebooks as they would on any smartphone or tablet. There m...

YouTube Kids app can now be accessed from select smart TVs - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The YouTube Kids app has reached its second year milestone last February. Google added original content for the family audience after updating it with better parental controls. A number of changes ...

Pitching Your Passion: How to Make An Amazing Crowdfunding Video - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - As you put your crowdfunding campaign together, you’ve probably been wondering about what you need to make a great video. All well-made campaign videos — from the small projects to the great big wh...

Loyalty360 Customer Loyalty Award Finalists Announced

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - After deliberation by an objective judging panel of top-level customer loyalty executives, the finalists for the 2017 Loyalty360 Customer Loyalty Awards have been announced. Each of these brands ha...

Playing into Strengths, Identifying Weaknesses: How A Strong Brand Identity Gives GM the Information

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - Identifying a challenge in the customer loyalty space can often be as valuable, if not more so, than solving one. Many brands find themselves stagnant simply due to their inability to find a starti...

Unlocking Facebook Ad Retargeting Using Website Custom Audiences

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marketaire.com - The power of Facebook ads lies within its ad targeting. It doesn’t matter if your ad copy, imagery, or bidding and optimization are perfect. You absolutely need to target people that are most likel...

My advice to Google and Facebook on brand safety

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marketingland.com - What do buzzwords and populism have to do with one other? Undoubtedly, you’ve heard the latest buzzword, “brand safety,” as major advertisers like Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Verizon and hundreds of o...

Mangomolo : Stream Personlized Live and On-Demand Content - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Wissam Sabbagh”, CEO of the Beirut – Lebanon based StartUp “Mangomolo” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

XLR8 : Social Matching and Communication Platform for Entrepreneurs - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rick Duree”, Chief Firestarter of the Missouri- United States based startup “XLR8″ Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that y...

MeasurableMediaLabs.com: A Company that Conducts Advertising Case Studies for Online Publishers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - MeasurableMediaLabs.com is the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for online advertisers by validating the CPM publishers charge in order for publishers to be successful. “MeasurableMediaLabs.com...

Label 59: A Web-Based Application that Requires No Coding Skills and That Helps you to Label Anything Interactively on your Own in Minutes - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Label 59 is a web application that helps you to label anything interactively on your own in minutes. It is ideal for creating engaging presentations that have interactive labels attached to them. “...

FoodTrucksNearMe.com: A Website that Allows Users to Find Food Trucks Locations and Menus via Computer or Smartphone - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Food Trucks Near Me is a website that allows users to find food trucks locations and menus via computer or smartphone. “Food Trucks Near Me”is a website that allows users to find food trucks’ locat...

Boxagon: Social Commerce Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Juan Diego Farah'; Co-Founder and CEO of the UK-Based Start Up “Boxagon”. Below, is the full interview that we have conduc...

Musistic : Music Technology Company - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had a nice chat with Mr. “Jimbo Lattimore”,CEO of the Memphis USA-based start-up “Musistic” about his Company. Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and...

Cheekd : Mobile Dating App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Lori Cheek”, CEO of the USA based start-up “Cheekd” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is al...

Trainoholics : Skill Development Arena - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Sandesh HS'; Founder of the Karnataka – India start-up “TRAINOHOLICS”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted ...

Pajap: A DIY Mobile Apps Service embedded with a New Technology that Allows you to Create Full Featured 100% Native and Hardware Accelerated Mobile Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Pajap provides an innovative mobile service, which provides new routes in native mobile application development, end user experience and advertising methods. “Pajap” is aDIY mobile apps service wit...

Fanaka : Automates Sales, Projects and Accounting - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Michael Mbugua”,Founder and CEO at the Nairobi, Kenya based start-up “Fanaka-Hybrid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that yo...

CUBICUS SMART TOYS : Child's Daily Activities - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Gema ParreƱo Piqueras”,CEO of the Madrid – Spain based start-up “CUBICUS SMART TOYS SL” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that...

Oracle Just Expanded Its Marketing Cloud With Chatbots and New AI, Accenting a Recent Flurry of Moves

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www.adweek.com - Some industry observers may still be getting used to the idea of Oracle as an advertising power player, but with 2017 U.S. digital ad spend hitting $83 billion, per eMarketer, consultancies and age...

Tired of Facebook? Here Are 6 Up-and-Coming Alternatives

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www.adweek.com - The amount of time we spend on social media is increasing. Teens can spend up to nine hours per dayon social platforms, and nearly 20 percent of the total time spent online in the U.S. across both ...

Newly Redesigned and Renamed HuffPost Also Has a New Twitter Strategy

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www.adweek.com - The Huffington Post’s design overhaul and rebranding as HuffPost, announced earlier this week, also included a change to the media site’s Twitter strategy. Starting this week with editor in chief L...