Wednesday, December 07, 2016

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

Poorly Trained Salespeople Are Putting Lives In Danger With Semi-Autonmous Cars

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jalopnik.com - Cars are increasingly able to drive themselves in various ways, but they’re not fully autonomous yet. And their various functions require a knowledgeable and attentive human behind the wheel. So wh...

Microsoft-LinkedIn deal cleared by regulators, opening doors for people around the world - The Official Microsoft Blog

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blogs.microsoft.com - It was roughly six months ago, on June 13, that we announced that Microsoft would acquire LinkedIn. At that time, we said that we aimed to close the deal by the end of the year. Today, the Europea...

Chris Abraham Cindy Crescenzo Steve Farnsworth on FIR with Shel Holtz

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biznology.com - Episode 64 of the #FIR podcast is up. Chris Abraham, Cindy Crescenzo, and Steve Farnsworth join host Shel Holtz to talk about Breitbart News’ call for a boycott of Kellogg’s after the cereal compan...

Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform

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techcrunch.com - Facebook will compete directly with Slack through a full-fledged new collaboration app platform built atop its pay-per-user enterprise communication product Workplace. Exclusively announced on stag...

Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017

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techcrunch.com - Green energy projects for data centers and other facilities are goals for a lot of tech companies, but one of the largest – Google – now says it’s going to tip the scale at 100% renewable energy po...

Millions in US still living life in Internet slow lane

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arstechnica.com - Millions of Americans still have extremely slow Internet speeds, a new Federal Communications Commission report shows. While the FCC defines broadband as download speeds of 25Mbps, about 47.5 milli...

BetterCloud completes pivot from G Suite to general SaaS management

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techcrunch.com - BetterCloud, the 5-year old startup that launched originally as a way to manage G Suite (nee, Google Docs), has been in the midst of a transformation — rebuilding its entire product from the ground...

AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

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techcrunch.com - The 2017 Chevy Bolt is coming to California and Oregon before the end of 2016, and along with it comes its very own official charger from AeroVironment. The company’s EVSE-RS charger has been avail...

You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids

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techcrunch.com - If you were thinking of getting your kid a little doll or robot that they can talk to — and, critically, that responds — you should probably hold off for a few years. A complaint to the FTC filed b...

Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance

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techcrunch.com - Workplace by Facebook officially launched six weeks ago and director Julien Codorniou came onstage at Disrupt London today to talk about how the platform is responding to and building features to r...

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD: Exploring its California home with new life

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autoweek.com - Sturdy, reliable and seemingly infused with DNA from a tardigrade, the Mercedes-Benz W123 series of executive vehicles represents a golden age in German engineering. Coveted for their reliability a...

An Early Benefactor of Bite-Size Benevolence

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news.nationalgeographic.com - As satisfying as volunteering is for many of us, the time commitment can often limit opportunities to do good. And though the Internet, through websites like VolunteerMatch.org, has made it easier ...

SaaS to the max: The limits of shifting from on-site to cloud services

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arstechnica.com - Everything old is new again. Software as a Service (SaaS) may seem like a recent innovation, but the basic concept stretches back half-a-century to IBM's mainframe timesharing of the 1960s. Even it...

Android 7.1.1 released for Pixel and (most) Nexus devices

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arstechnica.com - Today, Google released a new minor version of Android: 7.1.1 Nougat. The new release means different things to different Google devices. The Pixel and Pixel XL move from Android 7.1 to 7.1.1, bring...

Hands-on with the Surface Studio, Microsoft’s first desktop computer

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arstechnica.com - NEW YORK—Microsoft has built a really strange computer. As a piece of design, there's a lot to like about the Surface Studio. There's no avoiding the fact that its screen, a custom-built, 28-inch 4...

How to Sell on Instagram : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - To find out how to use Instagram for sales, I interview Jasmine Star. The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marke...

Obama Has a Plan to Fix Cybersecurity, But Its Success Depends on Trump

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wired.com - The Obama White House has had to reckon with cybersecurity like no other presidential administration in history, from China’s 2009 hack of Google, to the Office of Personnel Management breach, to t...

Meizu announces new M5 Note with 5.5-inch Full HD screen, 4000mAh battery - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Aside from the H1 Band, Meizu also introduced a new smartphone in the form of the M5 Note. This new addition to the M Series is something we’ve been waiting for since the Meizu M5 was introduced in...

Dual-screen Hisense A2 phone sighted on TENAA - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Dual-screen smartphones are nothing new. We’ve seen the YotaPhone before but that one didn’t have any follow-up. The last we heard was that Yota received a multimillion dollar investment for produc...

Count.ly: An Innovative, Open Source, Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Countly is an innovative, open source, real-time mobile analytics platform intended for game studios, marketers, agencies, operators, and pretty much everyone with an aim to increase loyalty, user ...

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...

CareerSonar a Social Job Discovery - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co interviewed Mr. ‘Aviram Ben Moshe'; Co-founder & CTO at the US (NY)based start-up “CareerSonar”. “CareerSonar” ranks all jobs available online by the strength of your inside connection...

Flipit : Global Couponing Environment in Australia - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Jochem Vroom'; Founder of the Netherlands start-up “Flipit”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. What ...

Needls : Get Notified of Leads in Real Time - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Justin Hartzman”, Founder and CEO – of the Toronto – Canada based start-up “Needls.” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1- What is it exactly that yo...

MonitorBacklinks.com: An Easy Backlink Checker Tool that Notifies you via Email or in your Changelog if Someone Removes your Links or Makes them Nofollow - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Monitor Backlinks looks to replace the notepad and spreadsheets that SEOs use to keep track of their backlinks, checking their status regulary and notifies when they get removed or nofollowed. “Mon...

Dead Rising 4 Launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Frank West makes his comedic and action-packed return this week in Dead Rising 4, the latest installment in this over-the-top zombie survival horror game series. For those looking for something a b...

Thurrott Daily: December 6 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Support for music video comes to Groove in the Windows 10 Insider Preview First they added this support to Groove on Xbox One, and now it is coming to Windows 10 for PCs and phone. Neowin reports: ...

Ad of the Day: Kids Act Out Romeo & Juliet in Apple's Charming New iPhone 7 Spot

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adweek.com - Here's a charmer for the digital scrapbook. In its ongoing efforts to convince us the incremental changes of the iPhone 7 are actually quite magical, Apple has released "Romeo and Juliet." The ad f...

The State of Social Media in 2016: Platform and Usage Trends

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marketingprofs.com - Facebook remains the most popular social network with adults in the United States, according to recent research from the Pew Research Center. The report was based on data from a survey conducted be...

If You Tweet an Emoji at Google's Account, It Will Link to Local Search Results

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adweek.com - Google wants to understand the language of emoji. The tech giant today launched a fun feature that lets people tweet emojis at the brand's Twitter account. For each tweet people send, Google automa...

How To Choose The Perfect Travel Stroller This Holiday Season

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Stephan Stavrakis





lifehack.org - Travel strollers come in handy when you are traveling with your child. There is a variety of them in the market. They come in many shapes, sizes, and with many features. You need to choose the best...

Ad extensions for the entire decision journey

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searchengineland.com - Not only do ad extensions work to encourage immediate sales, but they can also be used to move consumers along the decision journey/buy cycle. In our work, we’ve effectively used ad extensions in m...

SEO trends to prepare for in 2017

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searchengineland.com - Search engine optimization is evolving at lightning speed. As 2016 begins to wind down, it is time to examine the digital marketing landscape for the upcoming year. There have been numerous develop...

SearchCap: Google app update, Bing & Google Ad Editor & holiday decorations

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Google is now asking searchers to rate movies and TV shows. Google confirmed this is ...

4 Reasons Why Vine Couldn’t Keep Up

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adweek.com - Social media platforms serve various users, from the everyday account holder to company investors and now talented content creators whose influential posts turn fad into phenomenon. Keeping these i...

Are We Becoming A #hashtag World?

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James Hickey





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 #...

Amid 'PizzaGate,' Reddit Moves to Prevent Ads From Appearing on Conspiracy-Driven Topics

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Susan Cooper





adage.com - Before PizzaGate morphed into an event where a 28-year-old man opened fire with an AR-15 inside a Washington D.C. restaurant, the popular Reddit conspiracy page was often viewed as a place where ha...

More than movie magic: How 'Lion' integrates Google Earth in its stirring story

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mashable.com - Technology may be the scourge that drives humans apart, but the new film Lion takes a different tack. In the Oscar-hopeful film — based on a true story — Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) is separated fr...

The line between Instagram and Facebook is getting very, very thin—and here's why you should care

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mashable.com - An algorithmic feed. Live video. A seemingly unquenchable thirst to copy Snapchat. Sound like an app you know? You'd be forgiven for thinking the answer was Facebook, though, it's not. Instagram's...

YouTube says all those ads you watch are worth it

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Jefferson Faudan





mashable.com - Music streaming subscriptions are on the rise, but YouTube isn't intimidated. The video giant reported Tuesday that it paid out $1 billion to the music industry based solely on advertising. In a bl...

Facebook is asking users to identify 'misleading' stories

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mashable.com - Mark Zuckerberg may insist that Facebook doesn't have a serious fake news problem, but his company is apparently taking steps to identify misleading stories. Some Facebook users tweeted Monday tha...

7 practical gifts for people who always break their phones

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mashable.com - Most of today's flagship smartphones can be described as beautiful, but fragile. Materials like glass and metal also make smartphones more prone to slipping out of our hands than the plastic models...

Google's emojitastic Twitter feature is great — when it's not totally failing

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mashable.com - If you're on Twitter, you may have noticed people tweeting some pretty questionable emoji at Google. It all started after Google announced a new feature Tuesday that allows users to tweet emoji to ...

Samsung latest Gear smartwatch is like a smartphone on your wrist

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mashable.com - The Samsung Gear S3 is an excellent smartwatch just a few ticks short of perfection. With built-in LTE and GPS it’s more connected than rivals, but noticeably thicker as well. The device gets off o...

Technology vs. Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine (FutureScapes) - Kindle edition by Gerd Leonhard. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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amazon.com - Review Gerd Leonhard is most definitely a member of Team Human. Here s his convincing and heartfelt call for the reinstatement of people and purpose into the technology program. --Douglas Rushkoff,...

Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week, says Apple's Cook

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reuters.com - SAN FRANCISCO Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc (AAPL....

Exclusive: Galaxy S8 is not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack

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Steve Hultquist





sammobile.com - If you were cross with Samsung for ditching removable batteries with the Galaxy S6 then you might not like what it’s going to do with the Galaxy S8. We can exclusively confirm that Samsung is going...

SetApp: Another take on the Mac App Store

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sixcolors.com - When the Mac App Store arrived, flush with the success of the iOS App Store, I thought it had the potential to transform the way Mac users use third-party software. Instead, at my most charitable I...

Internet Business for First Time Marketers: Create Your First Successful Online Business via Google, Shopify or Clickbank Affiliate Marketing

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duracmarketing.com - Replace Your Job with Your Own Online Business from Home! CREATE A BUSINESS THAT CAN REPLACE THE INCOME FROM YOUR 9 TO 5. What you'll discover in thsi bundle: PHYSICAL GIFT JACKING * How to find ke...

Useful Advice For Buying New Or Used Cars

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Rolf Joho




carshopping.biz - While it’s hard to get good terms and prices on vehicles, that is all behind you now. You just have to learn the necessary skills of negotiation. You do not have to get something that you are just ...