Friday, August 19, 2016

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

Uber paid $680 million for self-driving truck company Otto for the tech, not the trucks

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recode.net - If the fact that Uber acquired a self-driving trucking company for $680 million along with an agreement that included giving the company 20 percent of its trucking profits shocked you, you’re not a...

Reddit Finds Matthew McConaughey's Tiny YouTube Channel

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adage.com - Just because you win an Oscar doesn't mean you're a YouTube star. Just ask Matthew McConaughey. The seemingly super-chill star had an "official" YouTube channel with only 240 subscribers, but that ...

Tesla Model S battery bursts into flames, car “totally destroyed” in 5 minutes

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arstechnica.co.uk - A Tesla Model S has burst into flames during a test drive in the south west of France. Four people were in the car, including a Tesla employee; they all escaped safely before the car was "totally d...

AMD says Zen CPU will outperform Intel Broadwell-E, but delays release to 2017

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arstechnica.co.uk - AMD's new Zen CPU architecture has been officially delayed until "early 2017." The first Zen chips, which will be produced on a 14nm FinFET process, had originally been expected sometime in Q3 or Q...

BT and Nokia ink 5G research deal to develop standards and kit

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arstechnica.co.uk - BT and Nokia have buddied up on developing 5G mobile technology which they say will speed up networks to allow effective live-streaming of VR, and offer low enough latency for simultaneous live mob...

Yooka-Laylee: The ‘90s 3D platformer is back

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arstechnica.co.uk - The tiny booths in the back halls of Gamescom's Koelnmesse might not be as cosy as my living room floor, but there's no denying it: Yooka-Laylee is one heck of a nostalgia play, and 12-year-old me ...

Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

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techcrunch.com - Dexter, the betaworks-backed company that helps people build integration-based apps, has today announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round. The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures, with ...

Espresa wants to help companies pamper their employees

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techcrunch.com - The range of benefits that Silicon Valley companies offer employees may vary from dental, vision and 401(k) all the way to yoga massages, car washes and beauty services. With tech giants like Faceb...

Uber acquires Otto to lead Uber’s self-driving car effort, report says

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techcrunch.com - Uber is making yet another big push in the self-driving car space. In addition to launching self-driving rides in Pittsburgh with the help of Volvo, the company is acquiring Otto and its all-star t...

Mercedes' new all-electric Maybach coupe concept puts Tesla to shame

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mashable.com - People seem to have forgotten that Mercedes resurrected the Maybach brand as an all-new suffix to Mercedes' most luxurious models, like the Mercedes-Maybach S600. To remedy that, it's created a new...

Inside Home: Apple’s plan to finally give you a smarter house

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mashable.com - It’s worth wondering if we’d be further along in our quest for the ultimate smart home if we had never called it a Smart Home. The idea that an entire dwelling could achieve something approaching s...

The business side of the Karma reboot

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techcrunch.com - In 2009, I went to what was probably the saddest auto show Detroit has ever seen. It was the January after the economy collapsed and auto makers were teetering on the edge of going bust. But there ...

Jobless in the self-driving economy

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techcrunch.com - Uber’s self-driving cars will hit the road this month, earlier than anticipated. That’s an exciting surprise…unless of course you’re a driver. They won’t be the only ones affected, though. The cons...

Redbooth adds Apple TV app to bring project management to big screen

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techcrunch.com - Redbooth, makers of project management and collaboration software, announced a new Apple TV app today that brings their service directly to Apple TV. We mostly think of Apple TV as a consumer devic...

Microsoft helps Mac users ditch Evernote for OneNote with new tool

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft is making it easier for Mac users to ditch Evernote in favor of OneNote, its rival note-taking app, and a part of the Microsoft Office suite. The company has today released a new app call...

Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft today announced that it is open sourcing PowerShell and bringing it to Linux and OS X. PowerShell is Microsoft’s command line shell for Windows power users, as well as an extensible scrip...

“Mr. Robot” is now a mobile game that’s played through a fake messaging app

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techcrunch.com - The hit cybersecurity-focused TV show “Mr. Robot,” a psychological thriller popular among the tech crowd for its relatively accurate portrayal of hacking, is now a mobile game. Released by Telltale...

Boston Dynamics Founder Marc Raibert and the SpotMini robot will be joining us at Disrupt

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techcrunch.com - In an age dominated by short attention spans, Boston Dynamics has managed to capture our imaginations time and again through sometimes frightening, sometimes adorable and always fascinating robots....

Gartner: Android’s smartphone marketshare hit 86.2% in Q2

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techcrunch.com - What growth there is left in the smartphone market continues to center on emerging markets where consumers are upgrading from feature phones. And that ongoing transition is helping boost Android’s ...

How the VPN industry is creating its stake in online gaming

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techcrunch.com - Aurangzeb Durrani is a former professional gamer and has been in the e-sports industry since 2006. He is currently the manager of international marketing for Kill Ping. From single-player, 16-bit 2...

Uber and Volvo put $300M into building self-driving cars ready for sale by 2021

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techcrunch.com - Part of the arrangement that will bring self-driving Uber on-demand vehicles to Pittsburgh roads by the end of this year will also help Volvo bring its own self-driving cars, for use as either pers...

Uber’s launch of self-driving cars mimics its approach to ride-for-hire

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techcrunch.com - Uber revealed today that it would put self-driving Volvo SUVs on the road in Pittsburgh, picking up actual passengers, with a driver on board only to make sure everything goes smoothly. It’s a laun...

9 Social Media Marketing Pros Share Their Best Advice for Today's Entrepreneurs – Shopify

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shopify.com - Ten years ago, social media marketing was a lot different. Competing online simply meant establishing a compelling presence that would spread organically. Choosing your channels involved only a han...

How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last

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arstechnica.com - CANCUN, Mexico — In 2009, one or more prestigious researchers received a CD by mail that contained pictures and other materials from a recent scientific conference they attended in Houston. The sci...

Uber and Volvo partner up, robot ride-sharing starts this summer

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arstechnica.com - On Monday, the Ford Motor Company made news with the announcement that it will build a fleet of self-driving ride-share vehicles. Whether or not that news had any impact at Uber is unknown, but tod...

8 Creative Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Next Conference

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socialmediatoday.com - Is your organization gearing up for your next conference? Are you looking for ways to curate events while increasing engagement and awareness? In this post, we'll go over some creative ways to util...

How to promote a boring brand on social media

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blog.hootsuite.com - ‘Boring’ products and services help make the world go around; but, unlike things people are clamouring to buy, they’re not so easy to market on social media. After all, how do you promote pesticide...

The Difference Between "Following" and "Stalking" in Sales

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socialbusinessengine.com - You know who your target customer is - you know her name, title, and responsibility. But, you've never had a conversation with her, so, you decide to follow her online to find a way to engage with ...

Instagram adds an Events channel to show you the best videos from concerts and sporting events

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techcrunch.com - Over the past year Instagram has been working to reinvigorate the Explore tab, which is the app’s place for showing you personalized content. What started as a simple algorithm to determine photos ...

10 LinkedIn Tips for Connecting With People at Live Events : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to strengthen the connections you make at conferences? Have you considered using LinkedIn to develop relationships during events? As a business-centric social network, LinkedIn is valua...

Huawei Mate S2 might be a Nexus 6P lookalike, possible launch on September 1

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androidcommunity.com - The only solid look we have of the upcoming Huawei Mate S2 is what we’ve seen at China’s TENAA – which is basically their FCC, approving gadgets ready for the market. From experience, once a gadget...

Samsung Galaxy S7 gets dual SIM capability via device hack

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androidcommunity.com - Ok, before you raise your eyebrows at the word “hack”, we understand that users of the Samsung Galaxy S7 are very iffy about doing stuff to the hardware of their smartphones that cost them over USD...

Get the Certified White-Hat Hacker and Penetration Testing Course for Over 60% Off [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - Network security professionals are in demand and can make six-figure salaries. Get the education you need to succeed with the Certified White-Hat Hacker and Penetration Testing Course, 63% off the ...

Google Duo to soon support audio-only calls

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androidcommunity.com - Google just recently launched their new app called Duo, a one-to-one video calling app that you can use regardless of what platform you’re on. It seems like a pretty good app, with a fast and effic...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Video details why it’s an ultimate entertainment device

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androidcommunity.com - Together with Samsung, we have high hopes about the new Galaxy Note 7. It's the first non-flat Note ever. The South Korea tech giant skipped the Note 6 to move up from the '5' to '7'. It's currentl...

Nordstrom Rewards 2.0 Takes Customer Loyalty to Greater Heights

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loyalty360.org - Opening up its loyalty program to allow all of its customers to reap the benefits is a momentum-changing strategy for Nordstrom. Since the company launched Nordstrom Rewards 2.0, it has sparked con...

Wingstop Carries Its Innovative Spirit Through Digital Customer Engagement

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loyalty360.org - Wingstop likes to display its innovative spirit and commitment to digital technology that helps magnify brand loyalty. And company officials have big plans for today, which is National Chicken Wing...

The Face of Customer Loyalty is Changing

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loyalty360.org - Is great customer service really worth the effort? It might seem like a no-brainer, but many businesses struggle with this question. The answer is yes: loyal customers are satisfied customers. The...

Mobile Customer Engagement A Critical Ecommerce Component

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loyalty360.org - Mobile customer engagement has emerged as a critical component for ecommerce, according to a new study from LogMeIn. Respondents reported that 27% of all of their purchases in the past year were ma...

Live Streaming – 4 Things You Need to Know

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loyalty360.org - Who doesn’t love puppies? Who doesn’t love live streaming? We all do. BarkBox knows its brand. An employee opened his phone but instead of taking an Instagram photo, he opened Periscope, Twitter’s ...

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

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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 d...

Papadakis Konstantinos : Latest Technologies Designed by High Detailed Graphics - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Konstantinos Papadakis”, Developer and Owber of the Greece based start-up “PapadakisKonstantinos” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it e...

LoopLR.com: A Real-Time Social Video Platform for the Creation and Distribution of User Produced Video Content on Smartphones - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - LoopLR is a real time social video platform for the creation and distribution of user produced video content on Smartphones and Tabs. LoopLR is a real-time video sharing app for Smartphones. It let...

My Tour Deal : Mobile ONLY Booking App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Patrick Ncho”, Co-Founder at the California – USA based Startup “MyTourDeal” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and...

Room In The Moon : Social Travel Website - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Rafael Dos Santos'; CEO of the – UK start-up “Room in the Moon”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. W...

SpareFoot.com: The World's Largest Marketplace for Self-Storage - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Sparefoot is a simple and efficient solution for locating storage facilities, comparing prices, and booking storage units online. According to Mr. ‘Betts'; Sparefoot is a simple and efficient solut...

Render.st: An Easy to Use and Affordable Online Render Farm, with a Great Customer Support - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Render Street is an easy to use and affordable render farm for 3D projects with very good customer support. “Render Street” is a global provider of rendering services. Below is the full interview t...

HeadFunder : Social Crowdfunding Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneurs; Mr. ‘Nolan Thompson and Mr. Chris LaBonty'; Partners at the Start Up “HeadFunder”. Below, is the full interview that we have ...

SkilledWizard.com: A Professional Social Network Platform Dedicated Exclusively to Skilled Workers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - SkilledWizard is a platform for Skilled Workers Worldwide. They set out to erase the void that currently exists today. “SkilledWizard.com”‘s mission is to unite skilled / blue collar workers worldw...

nspHire : Job Search App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rasheen Carbin”, CMO at the US based start-up “nspHire” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up i...