Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Syscoin 2.2 Beta 1 with Masternodes – BlockchainFoundry – Medium

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medium.com - The Syscoin community is invited to begin testing our upcoming Syscoin Core 2.2 release, which heralds significant advancements for the Syscoin product -family, and is built upon the foundations of D…

86 Awesome Free Marketing Templates To Make Your Life Easier

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coschedule.com - We publish tons of content full of downloadable marketing templates to complete all kinds of tasks. However, you may not have time to read EVERY blog post we publish. So, we rounded up a total of 86 …

Troopers: Drivers to blame for I-4 being country's deadliest

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www.fox13news.com - TAMPA (FOX 13) - Whether it's overturned semis or small Cessnas making emergency landings, there's no telling what you may encounter on Interstate 4. And for local residents, it's no secret the main …

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals - VRScout

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vrscout.com - While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators, i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this h…

VMware's Susan Wu: You Don’t Have to Be a Coder to Contribute to Open Source - The New Stack

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thenewstack.io - The following interview is part of a series, called Open Source Leaders, where we profile project leaders in the open source IT community, to learn more about how they developed their software as wel…

FCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality laws

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arstechnica.com - In addition to ditching its own net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission also plans to tell state and local governments that they cannot impose local laws regulating broadband serv…

Apple's hypocrisy on iPhone privacy and civil liberties - Hot Air

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hotair.com - When Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik murdered 14 people in San Bernardino, California in 2015, authorities were desperate to see if the pair had communicated with anyone else. Was ther…

It's on: DoJ sues AT&T in biggest anti-trust action since ... - Hot Air

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hotair.com - Get ready for Sherman Act Wars II: The Revenge of the Death Star. Almost four decades ago, the Department of Justice forced the breakup of AT&T in an anti-trust settlement that set the stage for an e…

With today’s launch of the OnePlus 5T, the OnePlus 5 is dead

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arstechnica.com - Today is OnePlus 5T launch day. The $500 phone with high-end specs and a slim bezel design is up for sale on the OnePlus website, where the current ship time is seven days. The release also makes it …

New York Attorney General launches investigation of Uber’s $100,000 hack cover-up

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techcrunch.com - The revelation that Uber concealed a major 2016 data breach affecting 57 million users and paid hackers to destroy the evidence is yet another PR nightmare from Uber’s darkest era, but it’s also a ma…

The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed

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techcrunch.com - For someone who claims to be working for the American people, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the Commission would vote whether t…

With Dabbl, you can earn gift cards for interacting with ads

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techcrunch.com - Dabbl is giving users a straightforward reason to interact with ads — the ads earn them money in the form of gift cards. For example, when I signed up for Dabbl this morning, I was presented with a m…

Baidu and electric vehicle startup NIO lead $195M investment in Chinese limo booking app

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techcrunch.com - Chinese internet giant Baidu is continuing its push into the automotive space after it led a RMB 1.3 billion ($195 million) Series B investment in Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, an offshoot of the sta…

Misfit’s new hybrid smartwatch offers a better notification system

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techcrunch.com - Hybrid smartwatches are a weird category right now. No one’s really mastered the perfect balance between the smart and dumb, though a handful of products have done a decent job, most notably Withings…

Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

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techcrunch.com - As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acq…

How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 16 generations

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techcrunch.com - The Kindle has become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of specialty electronics in the world since it launched 10 years ago today, but the device has changed so much since its debut that one can har…

Broadband News | DSLReports, ISP Information

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www.dslreports.com - The FCC today made it official: it's ignoring the will of the public and will vote to kill popular net neutrality rules on December 14. FCC Boss Ajit Pai is circulating his plan among fellow commissi…

Foxconn and Apple face controversy over student worker overtime claims

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arstechnica.com - A report in the Financial Times claims Apple has employed teenaged students to manufacture iPhone X components and that those students worked illegal overtime. Additionally, according to one of the s…

Aston Martin reveals its all-new Vantage, a 503hp V8 sports car

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arstechnica.com - Yes, it is available in colors that won't scorch your retinas. The entry-level Aston Martin might still cost $150,000, but the interior alone might justify that price after you've sat in it for a few…

Pixel Buds review: OK Google, go back to the earbud drawing board

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arstechnica.com - Find me a critic who would recommend any company's first-ever earbuds priced at $159, and I will find you that critic's sordid history of wire-transfer scams on Craigslist. Headphones and earbuds hav…

Intel warns of widespread vulnerability in PC, server, device firmware

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arstechnica.com - Intel has issued a security alert that management firmware on a number of recent PC, server, and Internet-of-Things processor platforms is vulnerable to remote attack. Using the vulnerabilities, the …

If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal

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www.businessinsider.com - Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque On Tuesday, the US Federal Communications Commission announced that it planned to vote on an order to roll back…

How to Easily Analyze the Social Activities of Your Competitors : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to freshen up your social media marketing? Have you thought about looking at other accounts for inspiration? Checking out what other companies are doing on social media can help you brain…

6 Ways Content Marketing Has Changed Public Relations

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thenextweb.com - Shannon Byrne is the Content and PR Manager at Mention where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal advocates. Back in 2007-2008, when Twitter was really taking off, the PR industry…

Walmart is unleashing a key weapon against Amazon in 500 stores

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www.businessinsider.com - Walmart's pickup towers are coming to more stores. Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Walmart is building giant self-service kiosks that retrieve customers' online orders in its stores. The company jus…

The Robocall Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse—But Help Is Here

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www.wired.com - You probably get robocalls all the time. Some pretend to be from the IRS, others come from a phone number very similar to yours. And then there's the rash of free airline tickets/problem with your cr…

Google working on fixes and solutions to Pixel 2 phone woes

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androidcommunity.com - The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are perhaps two of Google’s biggest product offerings this year. We highly anticipated the two but sadly, we’ve been hearing a number of not so positive news. There’s are p…

FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

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www.washingtonpost.com - Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News) Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what …

AT&T Sued by U.S. Seeking to Block Merger With Time Warner

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adage.com - The Justice Department has sued to block AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner, delivering a major blow to the carrier's bid to create a media and telecommunications empire. "This merger would…

Hayneedle Focuses On Mobile Design And Customer Experience

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www.loyalty360.org - As an online retailer of indoor and outdoor furniture, home furnishings, and d├ęcor, Hayneedle looks to move the needle with the customer in mind. Seizing the massive opportunity with mobile engagemen…

Harnessing the Power of CX Innovations

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www.loyalty360.org - Confirmit wanted to find out how CX (Customer Experience) practitioners could develop a holistic approach to their domains through tactics such as improving the survey and re-evaluating KPIs, and exp…

The Right Way to Run a Rewards Program

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www.loyalty360.org - Choosing the right gift card is just the beginning. We all know a successful rewards program engages and retains customers while driving sales — that’s a given. And with over 75% of millennial consum…

What Does Amazon-Whole Foods Partnership Mean for Loyalty Marketers?

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www.loyalty360.org - When Amazon acquired Whole Foods earlier this year in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, it certainly enlightened many loyalty marketers as to the clear convergence of the…

What is a Landing Page? Best Practices & Tactics To Grow Your Business!

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting comb…

Top 10 Customizable WordPress Themes In 2017

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Windows 10's Upcoming Sets Feature to Bring Tabs to UWP Apps - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - One of the biggest feature requests for Windows has been the ability to get tabs within apps like File Explorer. For years, Microsoft didn’t allow users to open up different tabs in File Explorer, bu…

Google Is Quietly Building a Facebook Page Killer for Local Businesses

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www.adweek.com - In case you missed it, topping the 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index, which evaluates how users feel about internet social media companies, was none other than Google+—that’s right, Google’s …

Will Blockchain Change Real Estate? EA Listens to the Community - The Brief for 11.21.17 - chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com - Here are the notes from the Chris Brogan Media broadcast for 11/21/17. (You can watch this on my Facebook account). The goal of these posts is that there are trends and ideas here that might impact y…

Want To Know How Much You're Getting Done In A Day?

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www.lifehack.org - I’ve always been interested in finding new ways to boost my productivity. Recently, a colleague of mine recommended an online productivity assessment tool that he’d tried out. His words caught my att…

An Ethereum Startup Just Vanished After People Invested $374K

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motherboard.vice.com - A startup on the Ethereum platform vanished from the internet on Sunday after raising $374,000 USD from investors in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fundraiser. Confido is a startup that pitched itsel…

Should you AMP-lify your site in 2018?

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moz.com - This is a question on the mind of many publishers. To help answer it, this post is going to dive into case studies and examples showing results different companies had with AMP. If you’re not familia…

Volkswagen AG Trusts In Getac's Robust Hardware

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tass.com - In addition to the high performance, reliability and ease of use of the devices, Volkswagen has chosen Getac especially for the price-performance ratio, the optimised delivery times and the convincin…

Google News Targets Sputnik, RT in 'Global Information War' - Dr. Gordon Hahn

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sputniknews.com - The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, has said that the search engine is working on "deranking" Sputnik and RT from its Google News aggregator. "We're working on detecting this…

Google Will 'De-Rank' RT Articles to Make Them Harder to Find - Eric Schmidt

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russia-insider.com - Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search e…

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

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www.newsmax.com - Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by …

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to hide year-old breach of 57 million users: report

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www.usatoday.com - epa06219374 An Uber app on a mobile telephone in central London, Britain, 22 September 2017. Transport for London (TFL), the governing body responsible for transport in London, announced on 22 Septem…

Chinese Company Tencent Now Worth More Than Facebook - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - China’s Tencent Holdings is winning the battle for the burgeoning Southeast Asian virtual marketplace, edging ahead of rivals Alibaba and now Facebook. This is due in large part to the dominance of T…

Six Women Accuse Democrat Raul Bocanegra of Sexual Harassment - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - The six women told the Los Angeles Times that Bocanegra sexually harassed them after the Assembly Rules Committee disciplined him for similar behavior in 2009. The accusations date back to when Bocan…

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