Thursday, October 20, 2016

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We’re Excited to Offer You More Vudu, on Us. « VUDU Blog

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blog.vudu.com - At Vudu, we’ve always been committed to giving you the best possible anywhere, anytime movie and TV experience. That’s why we’re so excited about our latest service offering because it provides jus...

Minding the gap, blind

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arstechnica.com - Most commuters keep their eyes down in the morning while traipsing through the gleaming corridors of London’s Euston Underground station. Their attention is focused on the feet, the coffee or, beyo...

Verizon user’s mysterious $20,300 data bill canceled after media coverage

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arstechnica.com - Verizon Wireless has agreed to forgive a $20,300 bill sent to a nonprofit that was accused of using 1.3TB of data from one phone in just 10 days. Horizon Education Centers of Cleveland, Ohio fought...

Instagram's new support tool could help people with mental illness

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mashable.com - LONDON — For many people, Instagram is a place where we share moments from our daily lives that bring us joy. But it's also a space where people share their innermost thoughts and, sometimes, crie...

Google will make it easy for Airtel, Vodafone users in India to buy paid apps with carrier billing

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mashable.com - Google will make it easier for more people in India to purchase apps, music and other items from it Google Play store. The company today revealed that it will be bringing carrier billing option to ...

Tesla Is Now Equipping Every Car To Go Completely Driverless

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huffingtonpost.com - The electric automaker announced late Wednesday it is equipping all its vehicles ― including the Model 3, its first affordably priced car ― with the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving. “...

Are Small Business Owners Aware of All Marketing Options? - VR World

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vrworld.com - What if I told you… that a banner advert on a website isn’t the only way you can market your business online? A recent article on marketingtechnews.net suggests that the way consumers are finding p...

Tesla says all its cars will ship with hardware for “Level 5” autonomy

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arstechnica.com - Late Wednesday, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would be adding its own hardware to new all new Tesla cars to allow up to Level 5 autonomy. In the automotive industry, Level 5 deno...

Microsoft’s new appointment scheduling service Bookings now works with Facebook Pages

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techcrunch.com - Along with a series of new integrations Facebook announced today, which bring features like food ordering and ticketing to Facebook business pages through third-party services, Microsoft this morni...

If elected, Clinton would support an “Encryption Commission” to help feds

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arstechnica.com - Last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign team released a plan to address "the cyber," as the candidate had promised to do in a speech he gave earlier this month. Like mo...

Google’s Android 7.1 Developer Preview starts rolling out to beta testers

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techcrunch.com - No major surprises here: earlier this month, Google announced that the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview and its SDK tools would roll out to developers sometime later this month — and now that w...

Leanplum raises $29M Series C round for its mobile marketing platform

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techcrunch.com - Leanplum started out as a mobile A/B testing platform but has since built on this foundation to become a fully-fledged mobile marketing platform. The company has now raised a $29 million Series C r...

Productboard raises $1.3 million to help product teams prioritize what to build next

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techcrunch.com - Productboard, the makers of a product management system that helps to organize user research and prioritize development tasks, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to further its business. The r...

New numbers home in on Vive sales

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techcrunch.com - A brief in 87870 news offers us some interesting news about Vive sales worldwide. Alvin Graylin, China Regional President of VR at HTC, said that the company sold 100,000 units in August, an accept...

Under Armour brings heart-rate monitoring and a bulky design to its Bluetooth earbuds

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techcrunch.com - First and foremost, a pair of earbuds ought to be comfortable. I mean, if you don’t want to wear the things around, what’s the point, really? But try as I might, I just couldn’t get a good fit with...

Google reportedly signs CBS for web TV service

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techcrunch.com - Google has arrived at a deal with CBS to carry its broadcast content on its upcoming web TV offering, according to the Wall Street Journal. Locking in CBS will go a long way to making a compelling ...

LeEco takes on Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Samsung, Oculus, Tesla and Uber in US debut

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techcrunch.com - LeEco is not a household name in the States. You don’t see their products in Walmart or Best Buy. Chances are you don’t know anyone that uses LeEco’s movie streaming service or a LeEco smartphone. ...

Oyoty is a chatbot designed to teach kids to be safe online

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techcrunch.com - Given there are apps for everything, it seems inevitable there will soon be bots trying to do everything, And while it remains to be seen which of these AI-powered chatbots will prove to have lasti...

Is VR a leap back in time for the games industry?

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techcrunch.com - Mark is CEO of deep-data analytics and real-time player marketing platform deltaDNA, based in San Francisco and Edinburgh. When we look back through the annals of time, there, etched in the history...

LeEco’s bringing two phones and a VR headset to the US

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techcrunch.com - Go big or go home, right? LeEco threw a heck of a lot at the proverbial walls today during its big event in San Francisco designed to introduce the so-called “Netflix of China” to the US. It’s a lo...

Instagram tackles self-harm and suicide with new reporting tools, support options

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techcrunch.com - While Twitter continues to struggle with rampant bullying and abuse, Instagram is instead stepping up its game when it comes to keeping users safe from harm. The Facebook-owned photo sharing networ...

Remembering David Bunnell (1947-2016), The Maverick Who Helped Invent Tech Media

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fastcompany.com - In 1973, a former schoolteacher named David Bunnell got a $110-a-week job as a technical writer for a tiny Albuquerque-based maker of calculators called Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems,...

5 Ways to Secure Data on Your Phone

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lifehack.org - Our mobile phones and portable devices reveal a lot about us. If it were to fall into the wrong hands, someone could see the most personal things. From our saved favorites and bookmarks on web page...

Comcast accused of falsely promising low prices, hiding “bogus” fees

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arstechnica.com - A proposed class-action lawsuit accuses Comcast of falsely advertising low prices and then using poorly disclosed fees to increase the amount paid by cable TV customers. Comcast's "Broadcast TV Fee...

Halo Wars 2’s new Blitz mode: Getting Hearthstone mixed up in your RTS

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arstechnica.com - REDMOND, Washington—Card economies are pretty much everywhere in video games right now, and Microsoft is leading that charge. The company's first major card stab was last year's Halo 5, whose "Warz...

77 Tremendous Tools to Make You a Content Marketing Superstar

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blog.wishpond.com - If you're a content marketer, chances are you have the same obsession with new, fancy content marketing tools that I do. I find myself spending lots of time looking for the next big thing - the con...

8 best drag and drop page builders for wordpress

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wpacademypro.com - Just got fed up of coding in editing & customizing your website? Well, I am here to give you a better idea. A super easy way to build and customize your website would be choosing drag and drop page...

With Self-Driving Cars, The Feds Get A Tech Policy Right For A Change

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fastcompany.com - For the last few months, Tesla, GM, Ford, Uber, and every other company seeking to play a part in the future of autonomous transportation has been anxiously awaiting the Next Big Thing, which would...

Uncover the Truth With Google’s New Fact Check Labeling System

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searchenginejournal.com - Google is making it easier for searchers to find the most credible stories with a new “Fact Check” label which has been added to Google News. Fact Check joins existing labels in Google News, such a...

You can now finally choose sides in Plants vs Zombies Heroes - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - You’ve been playing Plants vs Zombies for some years now. However, you’ve always wanted to be on the side of the undead, but the game forces you to be #teamplant. Now, finally, you’re being given t...

Boom Bit is a portable, wearable speaker from Polk BOOM - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - There are times when you cannot wear earphones but you’d still want to listen to some music while going about your outdoor or fitness activity. It will probably be inconvenient if you lug around a ...

Basecamp 3 gets new homescreen and UI, faster account switching - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Just like the saying first impressions last, an app’s homescreen is just as important as it is the first interaction you get with the app, whether it’s new or an already familiar one. Productivity ...

Rumored Blackberry Mercury specs appears on Geekbench - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Blackberry was pretty popular back in the day (and we mean a few years or so ago) and one of the reasons why is their QWERTY keyboard. And so when rumors came out that a more affordable (sorry Blac...

ParkParrot : Automated System Showing Available Parkings - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Chandler Burke”, Founder of the Chattanooga – USA based start-up “ParkParrot” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do an...

Google Surveys 360 joins the Analytics 360 Suite

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marketingland.com - Google has announced big changes to its four-year-old Google Consumer Surveys product. It’s essentially splitting the tool in two: a new version specifically for enterprise-level marketers that’s i...

RunLastMan : Sports Betting Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Graham Carrick”, CEO at the Dublin – Ireland based start-up “RunLastMan” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wh...

ZWOOKY : Innovative Contact System - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Thomas Stoll”, CIO at the Uerikon – Switzerland based start-up “ZWOOKY ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

MassivBrand : New Innovative Home Technology - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Michelle Bair”, Owner – of the Arizona – US based start-up “MassivBrand” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

Musistic : Music Technology Company - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had a nice chat with Mr. “Jimbo Lattimore”, CEO of the Memphis USA-based start-up “Musistic” about his Company. Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do an...

Brian Zuercher Of VenueSeen On Social Media Photography And Managing Customer Relationships - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Brian Zuercher had a precocious interest in business for a boy from the Buckeye State. He likes his sports, too, but ever since the days of running the school store, the entrepreneurial path has be...

LivingJunction.com: A Drag-and-Drop Social Publishing Platform to Create Social Magazines Around your Hobbies and Interests - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Living Junction is a social publishing platform that let’s you drag-and-drop rich media content to the pages of your own gorgeous magazine to bring your favorite topics alive. “Living Junction” is ...

Hands On With Cache: The Latest From Microsoft Garage - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Back in August, Brad wrote about an upcoming Microsoft Garage app called Cache. And because Cache is a fluid research project right now, pinning down what it’s meant to be is a bit difficult. But w...

The Beginner’s Guide to Using Uber App

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lifehack.org - The Uber app has been one of the most enjoyable of its kind for some time. Not only is it offering an easy way to get yourself from A to B without too many problems, it removes the usual clunky nat...

How Jeff Bezos Is Turning the Washington Post Into a Digitally Driven Publisher

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adweek.com - SAN FRANCISCO—When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took over the Washington Post in 2013, many wondered what a tech exec's leadership would look like at a 140-year-old newspaper. But with a growing digital b...

Whether Mobile Shoppers Are Fickle or Smart, Holiday Retailers Need to Deal With Their Elusive Ways

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adweek.com - Holiday shoppers can be pretty fickle, according to Google's retail-based study being released today. Fickle to the point that 76 percent of shoppers change their mind about which brand to purchase...

Easy Ways to Transfer Android Files to Mac

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lifehack.org - You may have plugged your android phone into your Mac and nothing happens. This is familiar, right? That shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Here’s how you can transfer files easily between Android and...

Six Essential Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Marketing

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lifehack.org - Most brands realize that they should be investing in social media. According to research from Ambassador, 71% of customers that have had a positive experience with a brand are much more likely to r...

Pin Collective: Pinterest Connects Best Content Creators With Brands

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adweek.com - Pinterest Wednesday announced the formation of the Pin Collective, which is aimed at giving brands access to the social network’s best content creators. The Pin Collective is made up of select publ...

Here are all the updates Apple could give to Macs next week

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mashable.com - Apple just sent out invites for an event next week where the company is expected to announce an updated MacBook Pro and possibly refreshes to the rest of the Mac lineup. Here are all the rumors we'...

Microsoft to show code in Brazil to calm fears about spy 'back doors'

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reuters.com - BRASILIA Microsoft Corp, still stung by accusations that it installed "back doors" for the U.S. government to access customers' communications, opened a center in Brazil on Wednesday where official...