Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Vault7 - Home

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wikileaks.org - Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named "Vault 7" by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential ...

vSphere and TLS 1.2 - VMware vSphere Blog

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blogs.vmware.com - I traditionally don’t write much about compliance. I’ve been very focused on security. But some might ask “Aren’t they the same thing?” My answer is unequivocally “No” but remember, this is my opin...

The Anatomy of Double Opt-In Forms That Increase Conversions

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instapage.com - There’s lots of reason why people don’t like completing forms. Big ones include: visitors want to safeguard their personal information as best as possible; because a long form is too much work; the...

Growing Opportunities for Cloud Partners with Open Source - Microsoft Partner Network

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blogs.partner.microsoft.com - We are in an unprecedented era of digital transformation with cloud IT spending growing rapidly. IDC forecasts worldwide public IT cloud services revenue to reach $141.2 billion by 2019, with over ...

CUBICUS SMART TOYS : Child's Daily Activities - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Gema ParreƱo Piqueras”,CEO of the Madrid – Spain based start-up “CUBICUS SMART TOYS SL” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that...

Teardown shows antenna design causing Switch’s Joy-Con connection issues

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arstechnica.com - Spawn Wave Media's Joy-Con teardown video goes into significant detail identifying the various parts of both Switch controllers. The key bit, though, starts around the 20-minute mark, where the lef...

Several icon packs available for free for a limited period - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re the kind of person who likes to play around with themes and icon packs on your mobile device, then you might want to take advantage of this news. Several icon packs that usually cost arou...

Samsung Pay now officially available in India - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you live in India and have been waiting for the time when your smartphone can be used to make purchases online and offline, well now is your time to shine. Samsung Pay has finally, officially go...

Verizon FiOS offers prepaid plan, no contract or credit check needed

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arstechnica.com - Verizon is now selling FiOS Internet, TV, and phone services on a prepaid basis, with new plans that don't require annual contracts, deposits, or credit checks. Announced yesterday, FiOS prepaidcom...

Final Firefox version with Windows XP, plugin support released today

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arstechnica.com - Firefox 52 is out today, and it's a landmark release for a couple of reasons. Therelease is the final major version to support two legacy operating systems: Windows XP and Windows Vista. Future maj...

Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business – Product Habits

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producthabits.com - In 2011, Joel Spolsky launched his company Fog Creek’s new product at TechCrunch Disrupt called Trello. It looked a lot like a whiteboard with sticky notes translated into a web browser and an iPho...

Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 makes AI computing possible within cameras, sensors and more

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia has a new generation of its Jetson embedded computing platform for devices at the edge of a network, including things like traffic cameras, manufacturing robotics, smart sensors and more. Th...

Twitch introduces Pulse, its very own gamer news feed

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techcrunch.com - With the introduction of its own in-house social stream, Twitch hopes users won’t stray too far beyond its purple walls. Twitch’s newest feature is called Pulse and will collect into one big gaming...

Pinterest brings its visual search technology to the web

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techcrunch.com - Pinterest has been ramping up its efforts in visual search to make its search and discovery featuresmore useful, but today it’s opening up the technology a bit more with an integration into the com...

This AR-enhanced globe would be a fun addition to any iPad-equipped classroom

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techcrunch.com - Geography is cool, whatever the kids say. In fact, the only thing cooler is augmented reality. So what if I told you there was a gadget that combined these two cool things into one?! It’s called th...

Russia says ‘Nyet’, continues LinkedIn block after it refuses to store data in Russia

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techcrunch.com - Russia’s internet regulator today confirmed that access to social networking site LinkedIn — which has been blocked in Russia since November 2016 — is not returning to Russia anytime soon, after it...

2017 Land Rover Discovery: hardcore tech for normcore drivers

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techcrunch.com - The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery — Disco to its friends — is packed from skid plates to sunroof with technology. Most of this tech falls into two segments: stuff most people will use all the t...

Spotify acquires audio detection startup Sonalytic

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techcrunch.com - Streaming music service Spotify announced this morning it has acquired a company called Sonalytic, makers of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as...

Student tickets to Disrupt NY are now available

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techcrunch.com - Are you sitting on campus but dreaming of the Big Apple? We’ve got the opportunity for you. TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we will once again be giving college students the opportunity to ...

After pushing back, Amazon hands over Echo data in Arkansas murder case

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s First Amendment fight was short lived. After pushing back against investigators, the tech giant handed over data from an Echo believed to contain vital information pertaining to 2015 murde...

British TV streaming service BritBox launches in U.S.

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techcrunch.com - Adding to the plethora of streaming services on the market, BBC Worldwide announced the launch of its subscription-based, video-on-demand service called BritBox, arriving today. The service offers ...

Goodyear’s AI tire concept can read the road and adapt on the fly

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techcrunch.com - Goodyear is thinking ahead to how tires – yes, tires – might change as autonomous driving technology alters vehicle design, and as available technologies like in-vehicle and embedded machine learni...

Spacer acquires Roost to grow its peer-to-peer parking empire

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techcrunch.com - Australian peer-to-peer car parking marketplace Spacer has acquired U.S.-based Roost, which provides the same services stateside from its San Francisco-based headquarters. It’s a move that lets Spa...

Europe’s OIP files antitrust complaint against Google focused on apps and Google Play

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techcrunch.com - While the European Commission continues to work through a stack of antitrust complaints against Google and its dominance in the market across areas like search, advertising and mobile, one of the g...

How to Create a Winning Instagram on a Budget

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pegfitzpatrick.com - Instagram is growing like wildfire and if you’ve put learning how to use it for your blog or small business, now is the time to learn how to create a winning Instagram on a budget. Your Instagram p...

Trump's H1-B Squeeze Threatens U.S. Tech Leadership

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www.bloomberg.com - It's hard to calculate the effect of H-1B visas-- which the U.S. government is now making it harder to obtain -- on the U.S. technology sector, but it's likely rather large. If restricting H-1B vis...

Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours

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arstechnica.com - Harsh language was appropriate under the circumstances. My router had just been hacked. Setting up a reliable home network has always been a challenge for me. I live in a cramped three-story house,...

Wikileaks publishes what it says is trove of CIA hacking tools

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arstechnica.com - This morning, Wikileaks posted the first of what the organization's spokesperson says is a multi-part series of documents and files from the Central Intelligence Agency. "The first full part of the...

TV-streaming services compared: YouTube TV is strong but struggles with variety

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arstechnica.com - To aid in that decision, here's a breakdown of these four TV-streaming services and their major features. The first thing to note about YouTube TV is that it will launch with just one subscription ...

Did Alexa hear a murder? We may finally find out

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arstechnica.com - Amazon is handing prosecutors cloud-stored data from its Alexa Voice Service that the Arkansas authorities say might be used as evidence in a murder prosecution. The Seattle-based company originall...

Trump renominates FCC Chair Ajit Pai for another five-year term

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arstechnica.com - President Donald Trump has renominated Ajit Pai to serve another term at the Federal Communications Commission, Axios reported today. The move requires Senate approval, but it is basically a formal...

Nintendo says dead Switch pixels are “normal”—is that true?

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arstechnica.com - Some early Nintendo Switch buyers are complaining of dead or stuck pixels on the tablet's display, according to a report inThe Guardian about a fairly active Reddit thread. A pixel is considered "d...

Gboard beta brings translate feature, theme selector, other new bits - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The beta version of Google Keyboard or better known as Gboard is on its 6.1 iteration and it seems that this virtual keyboard keeps getting better, or at least more competitive and at par with the ...

Samsung reportedly codenamed Galaxy Note 8 as “Great” - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - “What’s in a name?”, Shakespeare once asked. Well some people use names on people and things to be self-fulfilling prophecies. Apparently, Samsung has the same idea and after the Galaxy Note 7 fias...

5 Ways To Build an Audience For Your Campaign - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - You’ve decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign for your new idea, project, product or film: Now what? Draft your pitch text, upload your photos and launch? Not so fast! Did you know that most cam...

The Transformation of Payments: A Flashpoint of Innovation

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loyalty360.org - For any brand or company, the payment experience must be considered part of the sale. Think about the last time you went to a store and left because the line to pay was too long. Or the last time y...

How Can Brands Demonstrate Loyalty to Their Customers?

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loyalty360.org - That is a very intriguing question in the customer loyalty world, reversing the traditional model. Loyalty360 asked Evan Magliocca, brand marketing manager for Baesman Insights & Marketing, for his...

As Mobile Presence Grows, So Do Customer Experience Expectations

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loyalty360.org - Of countless technological innovations that have come into the market, few, if any, have had a bigger impact on every facet of our lives than smartphones. The explosion of the mobile platform has c...

The Impact of Mobile Customer Engagement and What Loyalty Marketers Can Do to Cash In

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loyalty360.org - The mobile customer experience has become so prominent among loyalty marketers today because of its vast potential for significant impact on customer engagement, and customer loyalty. According to ...

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting co...

Pajap: A DIY Mobile Apps Service embedded with a New Technology that Allows you to Create Full Featured 100% Native and Hardware Accelerated Mobile Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Pajap provides an innovative mobile service, which provides new routes in native mobile application development, end user experience and advertising methods. “Pajap” is aDIY mobile apps service wit...

HiveFlux : Real-time Overview of What Everyone In the Company is Working - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Bruno Figueiredo”,CEO at the Lisbon – Portugal based start-up “Hiveflux” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wh...

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

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www.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 ...

Google tells retailers the Trusted Stores program is shutting down

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marketingland.com - Google began notifying Google Trusted Stores merchants last week that the program will soon wind down. In its place will be Google Customer Reviews. The change was first reported by Exclusive Conce...

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 ...

Full transcript: Raftr co-founder Sue Decker and VC investor Michael Dearing on Recode Decode

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www.recode.net - On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, former Yahoo CFO and President Sue Decker talked about her new company, Raftr, that is trying to create conversation spaces online that are...

Visual Studio 2017 is Now Available - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft today released Visual Studio 2017, the latest version of its world-class software development IDE (integrated development environment). This release also marks the 20th anniversary of Vis...

Facebook Is Giving All Advertisers Cross-Platform Stats in Its Latest Push for Transparency

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www.adweek.com - As Facebook continues to grapple with concerns on the part ofadvertisers that the platform doesn’t provide enough metrics from campaigns, the company is making its sophisticated “people-based” mark...

Best Time Management Apps ( Personal ) | 5BestThings

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5bestthings.com - Time never seems to be enough. Whether you are a freelancer, employed worker, employer or just enjoying your leisure time, you’ll always want more time to enjoy what you are doing or accomplish you...

Facebook’s Algorithm Change, Twitter’s Bot Revamp, Instagram Story Ads Go Global | Social Media Trends

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katiewagnersocialmedia.com - Social giant Facebook has always valued its users’ interests. So to keep your timeline tailored to exactly what you want to see, the platform will soon be changing up its algorithm in terms of the ...