Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Apple iPad is just the opening act before the big show — iPhone

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www.usatoday.com - Apple released a new 9.7-inch iPad without fanfare. The new tablet, which is $70 cheaper features a brighter display and faster processor. USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO— Apple's introduction of a cheaper...

The NDAA Legalizes The Use Of Propaganda On The US Public

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www.businessinsider.com - The newest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes an amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on the American public, reports Michael Hastings of BuzzFeed. The...

Instagram Announces New Option to Save Live Broadcasts

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www.socialmediatoday.com - When Instagram introduced the addition of a live-streaming option to their app back in November, many (including myself) questioned whether live-streaming would fit into the Instagram process. But ...

A rare look inside a telephone exchange

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arstechnica.co.uk - The first thing you'll notice is just how tidy the room is. It looks like a server room, or perhaps even a small data centre, with very few exposed wires and some nice overhead ducting. Unlike a da...

How China's Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation - Idea to Value

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www.ideatovalue.com - When people talk about innovative cities, most people think of Silicon Valley near San Francisco, Berlin, London or Singapore. But hardly anyone usually thinks of anywhere in China. Most people sti...

How to Stop Multitasking and Start Focusing

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www.baselinemag.com - Multitasking is a myth. The key to personal productivity is to do things one at a time with laser-like focus. The great plague of our era is endless distraction. The internet and social sites never...

Hackers claim they will wipe iPhones and iCloud accounts unless...

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hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com - A group of hackers are allegedly threatening to remotely wipe millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts, unless Apple agrees to pay a ransom by April 7th. As Motherboard reports, the hackers – who ar...

All social media sites should offer profit sharing and ad revenue - Biznology

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biznology.com - There is no reason why the executives at Facebookand Twitter couldn’t offer ad revenue share to their users in much the same way that Google offers AdSense revenue share to their users — and not on...

The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS

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techcrunch.com - After a decade of turning products red in a fundraising fight against HIV/AIDS, Apple has finally adopted the hue for its biggest product of all. This Friday, the company will start selling a strik...

After years waiting for Google Fiber, KC residents get cancellation e-mails

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arstechnica.com - Some Kansas City residents who have been waiting years for Google Fiber to install service at their homes recently received e-mails canceling their installations, with no word on whether they'll ev...

Need booze or bandages immediately? Alexa can get it for you with Prime Now

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arstechnica.com - On the heels of embedding Alexa into the Amazon Shopping app for iOS last week, Amazon is bringing a new feature to the digital assistant. Now you can ask Alexa to order essentials that you need im...

Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad ups the processing power and lowers the price

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s got a brand new iPadthis morning. The latest version of the company’s tablet is really the successor to the Air 2, announced in late 2014, but drops that bit of the name for the sake of sim...

Apple offers its own take on Snapchat and Instagram Stories with the simple Clips video editing app

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techcrunch.com - It won’t arrive in the App Store until next month, but Apple’s already offering up a preview of its new mobile video app. The company is positioning Clips as a halfway mark between iMovie and Memor...

Qualcomm has made a new chip for flip phones (yes, in 2017)

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arstechnica.com - It has been ages since any old-style feature phone could credibly be described as "cutting-edge," but that doesn't mean people don't still buy them. Especially in poorer countries where the smartph...

Conversocial buys live chat and in-app messaging startup HipMob to bolster customer care platform

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techcrunch.com - Conversocial, the U.K.-headquartered social customer care platform, has acquired Silicon Valley startup HipMob. The Y Combinator alumnus had developed an integrated live chat platform for websites ...

LinkedIn steps closer to CRM as it gives Sales Navigator an enterprise boost

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techcrunch.com - LinkedIn, thesocial network for the working world that is now owned by Microsoft, is quietly adding more features to fill out some of its bigger ambitions to provide more services to enterprises, t...

Torment: Tides of Numenera review: Mind reading

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arstechnica.com - Torment: Tides of Numenera opens with a literal bang. A moon explodes over the game's setting (simply called “the Ninth World”), and your avatar comes hurtling out of it toward the ground. Of cours...

Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts

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techcrunch.com - Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable shortcuts to areas like sports, we...

Alexa now takes orders from Amazon’s instant Prime Now and alcohol delivery services

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techcrunch.com - After embedding its Alexa voice assistant into its main Amazon app last week, this week Amazon is expanding Alexa’sfunctionality yet again: today the company announced that it will now let Prime su...

After YouTube boycott, Google pulls ads from more types of offensive content

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techcrunch.com - Google is pullingdisplay ads from being placed alongside a wider range of content on YouTube and other sites, in the wake of a spike of criticism that its automatic, programmatic advertising seemin...

Kindle for iOS finally gets the “Send to Kindle” feature, challenging Pocket and Instapaper

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techcrunch.com - Amazon has quietly rolled out the “Send to Kindle” feature to its Kindle for iOS application that will allow you to save articles and documents found on the web to the app. That means your Kindle d...

“How is babby formed?” The meme that will define Yahoo forever

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arstechnica.com - Now that Yahoo is on the verge of being eaten by Verizon, it's hard to remember that the troubled company was once an innovative startup. But Yahoo rocketed to popularity after building the first d...

Apple’s new $329 9.7-inch iPad replaces Air 2, has no Pro features

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arstechnica.com - Apple quietly announced via press release this morning that it would be replacing not any of its top-end iPads, justits two-year-old midrange iPad Air 2. The company's new mainstream 9.7-inch table...

Hope fades for cheap TV-over-Internet as FilmOn loses copyright fight

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arstechnica.com - Remember the startup Aereo? That's the Boston-based outfit that tried to sell TV over the Internet for $8 a month before it was stymied by the TV networks. The networks argued that Aereo's system i...

How police unmasked suspect accused of sending seizure-inducing tweet

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arstechnica.com - The man accused of sending a Newsweek writer a seizure-inducing tweet left behind a digital trail that the Dallas Police Department traced—beginning with the @jew_goldstein Twitter handle, leading ...

Developer gets a Game Boy emulator running on the Apple Watch, because he can

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arstechnica.com - If it's sufficiently fast and has a screen, someone will eventually get an old-school game emulator running on it.Over the weekend, iOS developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan made that happen for the Ap...

7 Ways to Stand Out With LinkedIn Visual Content : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to attract more attention on LinkedIn? Have you considered adding visuals to your profile? Consider using images to build out each section of your LinkedIn profile. In this article I’ll...

5 Email Marketing Hacks to Try Today | SEJ

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www.searchenginejournal.com - In many ways, email marketing is like the redheaded stepchild of online marketing. It just doesn’t come acrossas sexy as inbound, as flashy as SEO, and neither does it have the viral buzz of conten...

Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure

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arstechnica.com - The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla's Bugzilla bug-reporting service to complain that the Firefox browser is warning that ...

Samsung to ship more 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 as the main model - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now the highly-anticipated premium flagship smartphone in the mobile community. It skipped the Mobile World Congress because the South Korean tech giant has been working on...

ZTE Quartz smartwatch photos, details leaked - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Last month, we had news of ZTE finally having an Android Wear smartwatch coming soon to the market through some FCC documents that were leaked. We did not know much about it then but now an “indepe...

Microsoft Bookings now rolling out to Office 365 users globally - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - For small and medium businesses that need to keep several appointments with clients and customers, using the usual calendar may not be enough sometimes. So when Microsoft introduced their Bookings ...

Several Android icon packs free for downloading - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Apparently, it’s become the ultimate mission of some people on Reddit to look for and then post which icon packs are temporarily free. It’s not that big of a deal for some of course, but for those ...

Pottery Barn brings augmented reality app to help you shop - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Pottery Barn used to be the go-to shop when it comes to furnishing your home with furniture and even little knick knacks. Lately though, they have been experiencing a slump and parent company Willi...

ZTE intros new Nubia M2 and M2 Lite - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - ZTE’s Nubia brand recently introduced new smartphones in China. The OEM has revealed the Nubia M2, M2 Lite, and the Nubia N2. We’ll focus more on the M2 and M2 Lite for the obvious reason football ...

How This Mexican Immigrant Became an Entrepreneur Right Out of College

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medium.com - “It has a nice design without be stigmatizing and, at the same time, helps them organize much more quickly, reminding them to take their medicine and track compliance.” The Elliegrid pillbox was bo...

Mobile Apps Continue to Have Bright Future for Customer Experience Enhancement

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loyalty360.org - Mobile apps have changed all facets of everyday life nearly as much as the smartphones on which they’re downloaded, and the ways in which consumers interact with brands is certainly no exception. I...

Xerendi Initiative : Educational Learning For Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Uchenna Ibekwe”, Principa and Founder of the Virginia – United States based startup Xerendi_Initiative” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What...

ZWOOKY : Innovative Contact System - Start-Ups.Co

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www.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 what...

CMYKC : Uniting Creatives Within Local Kansas City - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Abigail Gallagher, Co–founder at the Missouri, USA-based start-up “CMYKC.” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what y...

KillerStartupsDesigns.com: A Website that Features Daily Start-Ups Based on Strict Aesthetic Standards - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - KillerStartupsDesigns features ONE startup daily that meets strict aesthetic standards and that is reviewed by a highly experienced Web/Graphic designer. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

Create a Facebook Landing Page In Minutes, Drop Ad Costs By 50%

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marketaire.com - You’re browsing Facebook and you get a new notification – a new fan or customer has liked one of your posts or left a comment about your business! Engagement on your Facebook page can definitely ma...

Physical Product Experiment [PPE #1] — Let's Start Something New - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Through even more research I discovered that most people who had these twelve-month calendars—and there are a lot on Amazon too, another place I did my research—really only planned up to six months...

How an Immigrant Cabinetmaker Accidentally Invented the Toy That Defined American Childhood

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www.adweek.com - It was 1917, and Antonio Pasin had what you might call a product line problem. The 19-year-old carpenter had emigrated from Italy three years earlier and set up a small woodworking shop to make pho...

Dark Horse No More: Three Reasons Why Pinterest Is Killing It

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www.adweek.com - Snapchat is getting all of the PR, and Facebook is too big for anyone to ignore. But while investors and digital digerati watch every move of the social media front-runners, Pinterest just keeps gr...

SearchCap: Google search shortcuts, exact match & local entities

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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. From Search Engine Land: SMX West keynote: Google talks about ranking, more in Google...

4 reasons you should attend MarTech this May

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searchengineland.com - Successful organizations repeat and improve upon what works. And while last year’s MarTech San Francisco was a hit, it’s our job to find ways to improve the experience and bring more value to atten...

Why and how entities are shaping location marketing

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searchengineland.com - A year ago, I wrote in Search Engine Land about how Google is making entities smarter. Since that time, entities have become more important to Google— which means they are more important to busines...

Here's everything Apple just announced this morning

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www.businessinsider.com - Apple just announced a load of new products on Tuesday morning. From glamorous red iPhones to cheap new iPads, the California tech company unveiled updates, refreshes, and accessories for many of i...

Branding: Consumers Are Getting Nastier This Year

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azleen.com - Unlike previous new year celebrations, this year’sbegan very moderately. It will be the same for the next one I presume, and so on. With all uncertainties happening around us, everyone welcome the...