Saturday, October 21, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

The 'retail apocalypse' is a myth

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www.computerworld.com - If you read the business headlines, it sounds like brick-and-mortar retail stores are dying – a so-called "retail apocalypse." Around 8,600 stores could close in the U.S. this year, according to a re…

Announcing VMware VR Datacenter Experience

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www.virtu-al.net - It gives me great pleasure to announce a new open source project from VMware called VMware VR Datacenter Experience, this is an immersive experience that allows you to put on your virtual reality hea…

Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life

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www.businessinsider.com - Google CEO Sundar Pichai talked about merging Google AI with software and hardware at the Pixel 2 launch event earlier this month. AP Suddenly, Google is starting to look like a hardware company. As …

Brain Fuel - a unique brainstorming tool

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Michael





www.kickstarter.com - Make your brain(storm) lift off with the Brain Fuel brainstormingtool! Brain Fuel is a fast, easy and fun brainstorm tool for creators, businesspeople, students, workshop enthusiasts and innovators. …

Here’s Why You Should Be Excited About iOS 11

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www.egnyte.com - Like an unscathed concept car, Apple has once again pulled off delivering what the market wants. The new iPhone and iOS 11 will be making a dent in the technological evolution and all things mobility…

5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

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www.foxnews.com - Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts. “Scam or phishing…

Be Careful Buying a Smartwatch for Your Kid

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uk.pcmag.com - Be careful around smartwatches designed for children. Not all are built with security in mind, according to a Norwegian consumer watchdog group. In tests of smartwatches sold internationally, the Nor…

KindCritic.com: A Social Platform that Allows you to get Crowdsourced Feedback on your Creative Projects - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - KindCritic is a social platform where creatives can give and get crowdsourced constructive feedback on their creative works from real experts in their field of interest. “KindCritic” is A Social Plat…

4 Mistakes Brands Make About Human Behavior | Branding Strategy Insider

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www.brandingstrategyinsider.com - Recently, University of Chicago professor Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the decision-making habits most people are prone to when it comes to making purchase …

Apple hires Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell in push for scripted programming

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s first few pieces of original programming, Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, felt more like stumbles out of the gate. In this era of prestige television from cord-cutting platforms like …

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules

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TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Earlier this month, my five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings …

Jaybird’s Run totally wireless earbuds are wire-free wonders for everyone

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techcrunch.com - The market for totally wireless earbuds is really maturing fast, with many entries from both new and established companies. Jaybird recently joined the crowd, with its own Run earbuds. The Logitech-o…

Antisocial media?

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techcrunch.com - As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads‘, issue pushing Facebook pages, and…

GitHub’s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug

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techcrunch.com - Translation earbuds might eliminate some utilitarian reasons to know a language, but if you want to understand jokes, read poetry, or fall in love in a foreign tongue, you’ll have to actually learn i…

Redesigning the TechCrunch app

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techcrunch.com - Angela Medina is a product designer who led the redesign of TechCrunch's mobile apps. She's now based in New York City. Over the last two years we have been working hard to improve the experience of …

BlackBerry’s KEYone ‘Black Edition’ offers more than just good looks

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techcrunch.com - BlackBerry’s most interesting phone in years – if not an entire decade – is the KEYone, an Android device with a classic BlackBerry hardware keyboard that finally answers the needs of truly dedicated…

Vine’s founders are back with HQ, a live trivia game show app

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techcrunch.com - “It’s a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new.” That’s how former Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov describes his new trivia game show app HQ, which feels like Who W…

Teens are sleeping less – but there's a surprisingly easy fix

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Guy Kawasaki





theconversation.com - In a newly released analysis of two large national surveys, my co-authors and I found that the number of U.S. teens who reported sleeping less than seven hours a night jumped 22 percent between 2012 …

HP’s new workstation tablet makes Surface Pro look like Surface Amateur

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arstechnica.com - HP has a Thunderbolt 3 dock that supports two 4K displays. From left to right: SD, USB 3.1 generation 1, HDMI 1.4, two Thunderbolt 3, power. The other side has a smartcard reader and headset jack. Th…

This 11-year-old is selling cryptographically secure passwords for $2 each

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arstechnica.com - Watch out, NSA. Mira Modi is helping everyone use better passwords. Diceware is a well-known decades-old system for coming up with passwords. It involves rolling actual six-sided dice as a way to gen…

Gran Turismo Sport review: A brilliant, but very new, direction for the series

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arstechnica.com - This helicopter will fly over the Alsace track periodically while you're doing an endurance race there. This is an example of what you can find on each brand's channel. The game awards you plenty of …

Android 8.0 Oreo, thoroughly reviewed

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arstechnica.com - Android 8.0 Oreo is here! Click through for a gallery of top features. Project Treble finally separates the OS from the hardware, which has big implications for updates, third-party ROMs, and securit…

The Mac mini isn’t dead yet, says Tim Cook

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arstechnica.com - More than 1,000 days have passed since Apple updated its Mac mini hardware. Since then, Apple has launched the Apple Watch, AirPods, the retina MacBook, and the Touch Bar MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, the …

How to Measure Social Media Using Google Analytics Reports : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to see how social media impacts your business? Want to learn how Google Analytics can help? In this article you’ll discover four ways you can use Google Analytics to measure the impact of…

iPhone 8 Plus vs. Google Pixel 2 Camera Shootout: Apple Wins

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www.tomsguide.com - The iPhone 8 Plus and Google Pixel 2 represent the pinnacle of camera phones right now. But which one is best? We put both of these sharpshooters to the test, comparing them head to head in all sorts…

A new IoT botnet called Reaper could be far more virulent than Mirai

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boingboing.net - In 2016, an Internet of Things worm called Mirai tore through the internet, building botnets of millions of badly designed CCTVs, PVRs, routers and other gadgets, sending unstoppable floods of traffi…

Walmart Leverages App to Enhance Customer Experience Via Mobile Express Returns

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www.loyalty360.org - In June, Chirpify CEO Chris Teso told Loyalty360 that he was very impressed by Walmart’s take on technology, in particular, the mobile app. “Integrating more technology into the future of shopping wi…

How Loyalty Marketers Can Make Videos Impactful

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www.loyalty360.org - Can loyalty marketers adapt their strategies to spark customer engagement through interactivity? Loyalty360 will examine this topic when it hosts a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT, …

Connecting Brands and People through Loyalty Programs

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www.loyalty360.org - Fast-changing media, ecommerce and constantly-connected consumers are among the reasons that building and keeping customer loyalty is one of the major challenges marketers are currently facing. New r…

Transform Customer Care with a Moment of Impact in the Call Center

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www.loyalty360.org - Looking to buy shoes online? Need to upgrade your phone? In the market for a ridesharing app? Today’s customers can buy any one product or service from at least a half-dozen different vendors. So, ho…

Want Successful Landing Pages That Convert? These Are 5 Must Haves!

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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…

Create a Facebook Landing Page In Minutes, Drop Ad Costs By 50%

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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…

Sleeves Up Productions : Digital Content For Brands - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Erika Kramer”, CEO and Founder at New York – USA based start-up “SleevesUpProductions” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that y…

GetQuantify.com: A Real-Time Online Collaboration Application for Small Businesses - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Getquantify is real-time online collaboration application for small businesses. Organize your tasks into projects and keep your team up to date. “GetQuantify.com” is a real-time online collaboration …

KillerStartupsDesigns.com: A Website that Features Daily Start-Ups Based on Strict Aesthetic Standards - Start-Ups.Co

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Debbas





www.start-ups.co - KillerStartupsDesigns features ONE startup daily that meets strict aesthetic standards and that is reviewed by a highly experienced Web/Graphic designer. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what “K…

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

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Debbas





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 …

Point Shout : Mobile App to Listen, Engage and React to Customers' Needs - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ionut Danifeld”, Co-Founder at the Brussels – Belgium based start-up “PointShout” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do …

9 Quick Tips to Significantly Improve PPC Performance

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www.jeffbullas.com - PPC advertising is arguably the most effective form of online marketing. As the name suggests, it works on a pay-per-click basis – in other words, when ads are clicked on by a user, the advertiser pa…

Twitter aims to boost user safety, updates its rules

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www.foxnews.com - File photo -- People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw Sept. 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illus…

New iPhone scam which gives hackers easy access to your details

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www.burtonmail.co.uk - If you are ever asked to sign into your Apple ID account on your iPhone be aware of this simple scam which can wreak havoc. The newly identified con-trick means that compromised apps can show a passw…

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