Monday, December 17, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

Postmates has created a robot to speed up and automate its deliveries

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www.theverge.com - Postmates, the food and grocery delivery company that operates across 550 cities in the US, has announced an autonomous delivery robot called Serve. This small robot can carry 50 pounds of cargo and …

“We’re sorry,” Facebook says, again—new photo bug affects millions

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arstechnica.com - The company announced Friday morning that a photo API bug might have resulted in millions of people having their private photos become improperly accessible by up to 1,500 apps for a period of 12 day…

New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter

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techcrunch.com - Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter. The malware itself is relatively underwhelming: like most primit…

In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs

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techcrunch.com - Every year I teach an MBA course at Stanford about the exciting opportunities for tech investors and entrepreneurs in developing economies. When we designed the syllabus back in 2013, Rocket Internet…

AWS signs on to defend itself in Oracle’s JEDI RFP lawsuit against US government

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techcrunch.com - Just when you didn’t think there could be any more drama over the Pentagon’s decade-long, $10 billion JEDI contract RFP, the plot thickened again last week when Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined the U…

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techcrunch.com - It’s the end of an era. Earlier this month, Tumblr announced that it would delete all adult content from its platform on December 17. That day, friends, is today. The blogging platform has been furio…

Equifax, Western Union, Priceline settle with New York attorney general over insecure mobile apps

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techcrunch.com - New York’s attorney general has settled with five tech and financial giants, requiring each company to implement basic security on their mobile apps. The settlements force Credit Sesame, Equifax (yes…

As adult content ban arrives, Tumblr clarifies and refines rules

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techcrunch.com - Let’s talk about the grown-up stuff — the adult content that Tumblr says it’s banning starting today. The wording of the company’s initial plans were admittedly confusing, upsetting both artists and …

Moonbug nabs $145M to buy up kids’ digital media brands

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techcrunch.com - Moonbug, a kid-focused media business founded by a pair of entertainment executives, has brought in a $145 million Series A investment led by The Raine Group, a merchant bank that supports technology…

Meeshkan raises €370K for its ‘ChatOps’ bot for training machine learning models

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techcrunch.com - Meeshkan, a Finnish startup that made quite a splash at the recent Slush conference, has quietly raised €370,000 in pre-seed funding to continue developing its “ChatOps” product for machine learning …

Twitter’s support form leaked phone number country codes to IPs in China and Saudi

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techcrunch.com - Twitter accidentally exposed the ability to pull an account’s phone number country code and whether the accounts had been locked by Twitter. The concern here is that malicious actors could have used …

BMW’s premium ride-hailing service is now live in China

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techcrunch.com - BMW has joined a handful of automakers to compete with transportation upstart Didi Chuxing, which bought Uber’s Chinese business in 2016. Last Friday, the German luxury carmaker launched a premium ri…

New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep

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www.washingtonpost.com - Some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues. (Jon Elswick/AP) By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg N…

How to Create an Online Quiz for Social Media

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want a fun way to learn more about your audience and customers? Have you considered running your own online quiz? In this article, you’ll discover two tools to design and publish a customized persona…

Huawei Watch GT review: When hardware and software don’t mesh

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arstechnica.com - Only a handful of wearable operating systems exist today. Dominating the market are watchOS and Wear OS, unsurprisingly so, as they accompany the two most popular smartphone operating systems. But th…

FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

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arstechnica.com - California telecom regulators have abandoned a plan to impose government fees on text-messaging services, saying that a recent Federal Communications Commission vote has limited its authority over te…

Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

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arstechnica.com - With Microsoft's decision to end development of its own Web rendering engine and switch to Chromium, control over the Web has functionally been ceded to Google. That's a worrying turn of events, give…

Apple will spend $1 billion and hire up to 15,000 people for new Austin office

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arstechnica.com - Earlier this year, Apple announced it would launch a major new campus in the US, its second largest behind the Cupertino headquarters. Now we know where. Apple announced this morning that it will spe…

Samsung Dismisses Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet Reports as ‘Rumor and Speculation’

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cointelegraph.com - Samsung has refuted rumors that it has plans to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its Galaxy S10 smartphone, in comments to Cointelegraph Dec. 11. The Korean-headquartered transnational tech cong…

How to Use Google's SMTP Server to Send Emails for Free - Onextrapixel

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onextrapixel.com - Google’s SMTP server is a free service that you can use to send emails from your custom domain, website, or web application. SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Basically, it’s an internet…

What We Talk About When We Talk About Design Ethics

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99u.adobe.com - It’s hard to imagine a time when creatives had more tools and resources at their fingertips. Today, a website can be built in days, an audio file edited in minutes, an image socialized in seconds. Bu…

What's New for Designers, December 2018 | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - This collection of new tools and resources is our gift to you this season. And there are plenty of holiday-themed elements sprinkled in. Enjoy! If we’ve missed something that you think should have be…

Insider awarded $10,000 bounty for reporting enterprise software piracy | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - A manufacturing company which settled a piracy lawsuit for AU$160,000 was exposed through an inside informant that received a substantial reward for their report. According to CRN, the tipster was pa…

Tech CEOs: This Year's Favorite Books

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www.forbes.com - While writing my posts Forbes.com, I have a chance to talk to many CEOs. Often I will ask them what books they have read recently. If anything, this gives me a chance to check out what’s good in the …

Amazon Is Reportedly Sick of Hawking You Cheap 'Crap' That Doesn't Make It Any Money

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gizmodo.com - Amazon, a company valued at $1 trillion earlier this year, is reportedly sick of selling you cheap shit that isn’t making it more money. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Jeff Bezos’ e-com…

2018’s top 2 worst passwords are still the same for the 5th consecutive year

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androidcommunity.com - One of the year-end lists that we look forward to is SplashData’s annual list of the world’s worst passwords. And it seems like people still did not learn their lesson from previous years as the top …

Huawei Nova 4 gets official camera-hole screen, 48MP camera sensor

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androidcommunity.com - After weeks of leaks, rumors, and tears, Huawei has finally announced the new Nova 4 phone. Moving on from the Huawei Mate 20 series, here is the Huawei Nova 4 ready to bring innovation when it comes…

Google Playground AR Stickers unofficially ready for ARCore devices

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androidcommunity.com - Google has added AR Core support to new devices and we know the tech giant will continue to implement this feature. The technology has been out for over a year now and not many people know about it. …

Google Maps‘ new share menu may be the future Android share sheet

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androidcommunity.com - When you’re sharing an image, document, or something from an app you’re currently using, the Android’s built-in share sheet isn’t the user-friendliest. Aside from the fact that it’s slow and clunky, …

Niantic to get $200 million in funding, Samsung included in investors

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androidcommunity.com - Software company Niantic, most famous for creating Pok√©mon Go, is not content with just being a unicorn or a billion dollar company. It looks like they’re shooting for being a 4 billion dollar compan…

Galaxy S10 to reportedly have Powershare reverse wireless charging

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androidcommunity.com - While we’re still waiting for something concrete about next year’s flagship devices from Samsung, we will have to content ourselves with various rumors and speculations. One of the strongest ones is …

Honor Magic 2 slider can now launch selfie camera

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androidcommunity.com - While we’re all still waiting for the truly flexible display that the likes of Samsung have reportedly been developing, there’s another trend with smartphones, at least for Chinese brands. It’s actua…

This PowerPoint presentation proves Huawaei’s Meng is guilty, says US

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www.scmp.com - In August 2013, Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou faced a HSBC banker and did something countless other executives have done before – she gave a PowerPoint presentation. But according to the United Sta…

Watchdogs close in on Silicon Valley giants as monopoly concerns mount

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www.yahoo.com - Tech giants face having their rising monopoly power curbed by tough new rules after the world’s top competition regulators pledged to clip their wings. Joe Simons, the chair of America’s Federal Trad…

China's ZTE taps Joe Lieberman for D.C. damage control

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www.politico.com - Joe Lieberman is the third former U.S. lawmaker working on ZTE’s behalf in Washington. | Win McNamee/Getty Images By DANIEL LIPPMAN and STEVEN OVERLY Chinese telecom giant ZTE is tapping a deeply con…

Paranoid Optimism – Courage to Shine a Light into the Darkness

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leadershipfreak.blog - Optimism doesn’t serve you well when it prevents you from acknowledging dark realities. We don’t need leaders spewing blind optimism. It’s better to name the challenge, craft a response, and take act…

Expired Domains for SEO: An Affiliate Site's Revenue Revealed

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detailed.com - “Hey Glen. My name is Suumit and I wanted to share a case study of how I launched an Amazon affiliate site from scratch and hit $28,000/m in just eight months.” I didn’t know who Suumit was or how he…

#JUUL: How social media hyped nicotine for a new generation

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www.cnn.com - Zayas, who had been an occasional cigarette smoker, hadn't had a good experience with e-cigarettes in the past but found the Juul easier to use, and she liked the flavors. She had tried it a week bef…

Google Posts decline in traffic leave many to wonder if strategy is worth the time - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Last year at LocalU Advanced in Santa Monica, Joel Headley from PatientPop shared a strategy they were using for Google Posts which sparked my interest. His use of Google Posts increased bookings by …

Android phone users should delete these 22 'criminal' apps straight away

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www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Android users have been warned to delete these 22 apps because of "clickfraud" worries. They might pose as normal, straightforward Google Play Store ones, but are actually performing criminal activit…

The digital swirl is real, it’s disconcerting and it’s loaded with possibility

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seths.blog - For millions of years, we’ve evolved to live in community. Our brains, which are hugely expensive to maintain, got bigger and bigger, primarily to support our ability to engage with others. It’s not …

Google to Invest More Than $1 Billion to Establish NYC Campus

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www.newsmax.com - Google will invest more than $1 billion as part of the search giant’s plans to expand its New York City presence, the Alphabet Inc. unit said in a blog post Monday. The company said it had reached le…

The Biggest Tech Lies Of 2018

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www.gizmodo.com.au - The tech world told a lot of lies in 2018, and it was caught in those lies at what feels like an unprecedented rate. Some Silicon Valley players even began to wake up to the lies they told themselves…

Why customizable skincare products are the future of beauty | Well+Good

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www.wellandgood.com - If you asked me to predict what the future would look like in terms of beauty—like, I’m talking Blade Runner-slash-The Fifth Element future—I’d picture completely personalized serums put together by …

Maximize Website Design With These Important Strategies

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agentmonhost.com - Do you want to learn how to build a website? You’ve come to the right place! The following information found here can assist you with learning the field of site design. This will help your customer q…

Things Your Mechanic Knows That You Should Also Know About Your Engine

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iim.internetinfomedia.com - It is hard for most people to understand SEO techniques. There are many things you need to think about when optimizing your website.This article will break down some of the essential things you shoul…

Experts And Novices Alike Need This Lead Generation Information

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iim.internetinfomedia.com - The article can help you how to do that. Pay attention and use what you learn to help increase sales and boost your business. If you are using digital advertising, develop landing pages for your pote…

How to Stop Drowning in Data and Begin Using Your Metrics Wisely – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - Digital marketers have a problem: We’ve got too much data. It sounds like a ridiculous complaint coming from a data analyst, but it’s true. Google Analytics alone has more than 150 default metrics, w…

Why Physical Security Is Important for GDPR Compliance

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www.securitysales.com - Think General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not apply to businesses that do not offer goods or services to EU consumers or process personal EU data? Think again, and keep reading. Many busin…

Alphabet’s Waymo unveils its first commercial driverless taxi service: Waymo One

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www.impactlab.net - Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo today took a huge step toward launching its first public self-driving taxi service. Waymo has been testing a driverless car service in Phoenix for a while alrea…

OLED display gains momentum in smartphone market

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www.theinvestor.co.kr - [THE INVESTOR] OLED displays are rapidly gaining market share in the global smartphone industry, crossing the 60 percent threshold in the July-September period, according to a report on Dec. 17. The …

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