Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

Amazon wants to use lampposts, churches as drone ‘perches’

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cnbc.com - Amazon has been awarded a patent for "docking stations" for its delivery drones that will be built on tall structures such as lampposts or churches and allow the unmanned machines to recharge and p...

My @Canva Addiction: Now on iPhone

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socialprchat.com - Well now there’s one more reason to be obsessed with your mobile phone; Canva – Graphic Design & Photo Editing is now on iOS. Download, point, shoot, design, upload, live… action. All on the go wit...

This reversible Micro USB cable is impossible to plug in wrong

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mashable.com - I have never nerded out so hard over a USB cable the way I am over Winnergear's MicFlip reversible Micro USB-to-USB Type-A cable. Charging cables suck. I know it. You know it. They friggin' suck, e...

WhatsApp is back in Brazil after yet another ban

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mashable.com - WhatsApp is back online in Brazil following a court ruling that suspended the service for several hours Tuesday, marking the third time in less than a year the Facebook-owned app has been banned an...

There may soon be a rainbow flag emoji

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mashable.com - Your devices could soon be getting an extra emoji added to their keyboards. Unicode Consortium, the organization tasked with overseeing the creation of new emoji characters, may soon add support f...

StoryMarkLife.com: A Mobile and Tablet Applications Company for Lifestyle and Business that’s Redefining the Way we Capture and Share Experiences - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - StoryMark Life is a mobile and tablet applications company for lifestyle and business that is redefining the way we capture and share experiences. “StoryMark Life” is a mobile and tablet applicatio...

MediaNest : Manage Video Marketing Campaigns on Social Media - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Natasha Robinson”, Co-Founder & CMO at the California- USA based start-up “MediaNest” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that ...

The 10 greatest social media advertising tips for content marketers

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wordstream.com - Let’s start with the bad news first. It’s tougher than ever to get your content noticed. Changes to Google’s search results pages have further obscured content organically, especially on competitiv...

How to watch the Republican National Convention

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techcrunch.com - The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, where the GOP is expected to finalize its nomination of Donald Trump. The entire Trump clan is attending, plus Donald backers like inves...

Snapchat now lets you use Bitmojis in chat or on snaps

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techcrunch.com - Snapchat bought Bitstrips, the startup behind Bitmoji, back in March. The acquisition was worth a reported $100 million, but at the time, how the product would be integrated wasn’t clear. Today, Sn...

Deezer opens its $9.99 on-demand music service in the US to everyone, no free tier included

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techcrunch.com - As rumors swirl of yet more consolidation in the digital music market, a longtime player out of Europe already live in 180 countries is finally making a full entry into the U.S. in a play for more ...

Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation

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techcrunch.com - Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startup acts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lost by an airline or ...

Withings’ incredibly sophisticated thermometer is now available

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techcrunch.com - Even though Nokia acquired Withings for $190 million, the French company is going forward with its product releases. At CES, Withings announced the $100 Withings Thermo, a smart thermometer to trac...

Zenreach raises $30 million; Peter Thiel joins board

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve used free wi-fi in San Francisco, there’s a good chance you’ve used Zenreach and just don’t know it yet. The company, until now, has flown largely under the radar, because they wanted to ...

Meet 6 weird new Pokemon from Pokemon Sun and Moon

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have another game besides Pokemon Go that they want you to remember: Pokemon Sun and Moon. Since I loved Pokemon before it was about getting exercise and meeting ne...

The Volata high-tech bike is designed to have everything a cyclist needs

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techcrunch.com - San Francisco-based Volata Cycles looked around at the bicycle market and found it lacking, especially when it came to included options. Bikes are still largely sold as basic packages, with a rider...

Kiip, a mobile rewards startup, raises $12 million Series C round

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techcrunch.com - Mobile advertising can be really intrusive. But, if done right, you might not even notice you’re being advertised to. That’s what mobile rewards startup Kiip is all about. It allows advertisers to ...

Skycure lands $16.5M series B round for mobile cyber security platform

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techcrunch.com - Sitting in a Tel Aviv office, my interviewee borrowed my iPhone for a simple demo. Inside 2 minutes he was displaying my key strokes and web browsing onto a big screen in the meeting room, entirely...

Open Letter: Why Cloud Business Needs Better Metrics

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om.co - Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive officer of Microsoft and the current owner of the L.A. Clippers, has a lot to say about Microsoft — especially about the Microsoft Azure cloud business. In...

5 New Features Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram That You Need to Know About

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socialmediatoday.com - One of the best things about covering social media and digital marketing is that there’s always something new happening, some new update or feature being rolled-out to cover. But some of them are r...

Forget about 54.5 mpg by 2025. Americans love their SUVs too much

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arstechnica.com - Way back in 2012, the US government released a relatively ambitious plan to increase US passenger fleet average fuel efficiency to 54.5mpg. Back then, we looked at some of the new technologies that...

File-sharing lawsuit numbers drop by more than half

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arstechnica.com - The number of copyright lawsuits in the US over online file-sharing have dropped significantly this year, according to data compiled by Lex Machina. Data released by the legal research company show...

Meet Olli, the autonomous electric people mover from Local Motors

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arstechnica.com - Local Motors has a large retail location at National Harbor (selling merchandise), along with a test lab complete with a gigantic 3D printer for rapid prototyping. Several of the company's designs ...

What it’s like to play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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arstechnica.com - Which, when I stop and think about it, is odd, because that wasn't the reason Jensen was in Prague in the first place. Earlier, he'd fought his way through a sandstorm in Dubai, gunning down augmen...

Software flaw puts mobile phones and networks at risk of complete takeover

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arstechnica.com - A newly disclosed vulnerability could allow attackers to seize control of mobile phones and key parts of the world's telecommunications infrastructure and make it possible to eavesdrop or disrupt e...

Annoyed at crypto, Brazilian judge orders mobile carriers to block WhatsApp

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arstechnica.com - According to Reuters, Judge Daniela Barbosa Assunção de Souza in the state of Rio de Janeiro did not give a reason for the blockade due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case and said it "will only be...

How to Steal the Best SEO Tricks From TOP 5 Online Marketing Experts

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iwannabeablogger.com - Who are you? A beginning internet marketing manager? Or perhaps an expert in online marketing? Or maybe you’re working on your blogging skills, and are on your way to becoming the next big hit. Do ...

Lifetime Access to 90+ Tech Courses with Stone River Academy - 93% off! - MightyDeals

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mightydeals.com - Lifetime Access to 90+ Tech Courses with Stone River Academy - 93% off! When it comes to getting an education in technology, there's an awful lot to learn. Good thing you've got a lifetime ahead of...

OnePlus 3 has an edge over Samsung Galaxy S7 in speed test

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androidcommunity.com - Last month, speed tests between the OnePlus 3 and the unofficial reigning king of Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy S7 showed that despite the former’s 6GB RAM, it still had nothing on the latter...

The ZTE ZMAX PRO gives you great specs at a ridiculously cheap price

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androidcommunity.com - As technology moves ever forward, we are inundated with new models of flagship phones each year. The top gadget manufacturers come up with their own mix of what leading edge technology is available...

Pokemon GO: Here’s how you can defeat any gym battle

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androidcommunity.com - Caught any Pokemon yet? If you live in any of the 27 countries mentioned where the biggest mobile game in US history are available, then you've probably spent hours playing the game. We're not expe...

Making Siri Spell Your Name Right

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nytimes.com - Q. The Siri app on my iPhone spells my name incorrectly when I talk to it and it transcribes its response back. How can I fix this? A. Apple’s Siri virtual assistant pulls information from your Con...

Former Googler Aims To Create A New Hate-Free Social Media Site

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fastcompany.com - Former Google engineer Bindu Reddy has spent years thinking about how people engage on the web. From 2005 to 2008, she worked on the early versions of Google+ as well as the web publishing network ...

This is what happens to your social network accounts after you die

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techradar.com - Facebook has 1.6 billion users. Inevitably, a sizable portion of those people pass away, leaving behind a number of inactive social media accounts. Last year Facebook took a major step forward in h...

Five Steps to Keep Customers Loyal

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loyalty360.org - Customer loyalty is the goal for any marketer, but maintaining that brand loyalty is crucial to the long-term success of any brand. Here are five key steps to keep customers loyalty, provided by th...

Innovative Solutions Build Powerful Customer Experience at The Container Store

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loyalty360.org - Staying on top of rapidly changing technologies to effect positive behavioral change in loyal customers is one thing, but to leverage this in a sustainable fashion that engenders long-term brand lo...

Retailers Seeking Brand Loyalty Challenged by Volatile Store Traffic Environment

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loyalty360.org - In the past year, a plethora of retailers made assertions pertaining to a “challenging store traffic environment,” and its negative impact on sales and, ultimately, brand loyalty. What’s more, thes...

Generation Z Proving to be Another Challenge When It Comes to Customer Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - Over the past several years, Millennials have been the hottest topic in marketing. Just hearing the word conjures up a veritable buffet of emotions: Analysts try to understand them, marketers try t...

FedEx Intersects the User and Technology for Powerful Customer Experience

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loyalty360.org - The intersection of the user and technology creates the opportunity to provide a unique and powerful customer experience. That is the mantra for FedEx, which prides itself on using technology and s...

ApprovalQ : Email Project Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sharif Aly”, Aly of the California – USA based start-up “ApprovalQ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what you...

EzyOnlineBookings.com: An Online Booking System that Allows Businesses to Take Appointment Bookings Right on their Existing Website - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - EzyOnlineBookings.com is an online booking system that allows businesses to take appointment bookings right on their existing website. According to Mr. ‘Gol'; EzyOnlineBookings.com is an online boo...

Mekiwi Oy : Finnish Startup To Manage Daily Life - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Antti Kananen”, CEO of the Finland based start-up “Mekiwi” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-u...

BlackBox-BI: A French Start-Up that Provides Easy to Use Affordable Business Intelligence for Companies of all Sizes - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - BlackBox-BI makes creating business dashboards easy. From data load to dashboard creation, BlackBox-BI focus is to make each step as easy as possible without compromising on functionality. “BlackBo...

How to Repurpose Audio Content Like a Machine - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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smartpassiveincome.com - The sawdust analogy is really strong and makes complete sense, but of course there’s a balance that needs to happen, because hypothetically you could keep going and going with repurposing your stuf...

Facebook Thinks Shoppers Will Use Their Phones More Than Ever This Holiday Season

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adweek.com - If last year's holiday shopping habits were any sign of things to come, marketers planning their holiday budgets might want to prepare for more mobile advertising and shopping than ever before. Res...

Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain

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dailymail.co.uk - Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if ...

Digital Leaders Q&A: Sandeep Menon, global marketing director for Google Play

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clickz.com - Sandeep Menon, based in California, is global marketing director for Google Play, the app and digital content store for Android users that offers apps, games, a music subscription service, TV and f...

Are We Becoming A #hashtag World?

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sd-entrepreneur.com - With all the different Social Media Platforms out there like the ones named above, marketers and businesses are looking for ways to curate content and reach a target market of group of people via #...

dubdub Video Editing, Sharing App Launches on iOS

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adweek.com - Video editing application dubdub is now available on iOS, allowing users to create and share up to 90-second videos with others. With dubdub, users can add one or more video clips or images to each...

Developing a Crisis Communication Strategy | UX Booth

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uxbooth.com - Fortunately he insisted [on a crisis plan], and I relented, and when the storm hit us, we were ready. Cabinet secretaries and commissioners knew what they were supposed to do. Folks in the field ha...