Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Larry’s Digital Transformation Stroke of Genius - Digital Leadership Associates

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www.social-experts.net - This week @CBROnline posted an article about Oracle investigating $70 Billion to takeover Accenture. Some people thought it was a slow news day or a rehash of the rumours that came out 20 years ago...

TRYING TO BE(e) SIMPLE ABOUT BRANDING AND PERSONAL BRANDING

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www.bebee.com - Unlike my other articles where I tried to complicate things, here is an attempt to be simple. Simply because wordplay [PLAYING WITH WORDS ] can make life and work messy and painful. I pushed its bo...

Egnyte launches a latency-optimizing desktop client for its file sharing service - SiliconANGLE

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siliconangle.com - The desktop applications that accompany every leading file locker are often perceived as secondary to the core cloud-based platform itself. But where most providers see little more than a frontend,...

Advanced Android spyware found by Google after bypassing security...

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hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com - Google has detected Chrysaor, the Android version of the infamous Pegasus iOS spyware. It is believed to have been infecting devices for three years while avoiding detection, the company wrote on i...

App Users Would Sacrifice Privacy for Security, Survey Finds

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www.pcmag.com - British citizens would be happier if instant messaging services like WhatsApp came with encryption-hobbling backdoors installed. According to a 2,000-strong survey from broadband price comparison s...

Amazon Alexa developers can now ask for customer’s location, track their skills’ performance

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techcrunch.com - Amazon this morning rolled out new tools for developers of Alexa apps, aka “Skills,” which aim to give them more insight into their app’s users,as well as allow them to build location-based skills....

What is a Landing Page? Best Practices & Tactics To Grow Your Business!

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marketaire.com - You might be a brick and mortar business looking to grow your audience for the first time, or you may be a more seasoned digital marketer – but we’re all travelling down the path with the goal of a...

Utah becomes the first Power Five school to give scholarships to video gamers

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techcrunch.com - Kids everywhere are thanking the University of Utah for giving purpose totheir video gaming addictions. The school is now offering scholarships to compete in its esports program, as reported by Blo...

You may get 53 cents from iOS address book invasion-of-privacy class action

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arstechnica.com - Twitter, Yelp, Instagram, Foursquare and a few other apps are agreeing to a $5.3 million settlement to an invasion-of-privacy class action in which the companies' apps were accused of accessing the...

Judge orders Uber to search servers, work harder to find Waymo’s 14,000 files

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arstechnica.com - SAN FRANCISCO—The federal judge overseeing the trade secret litigation between Google's Waymo division and Uber said today that he's likely to slap Uber with an injunction unless the company does m...

Ubuntu Unity is dead: Desktop will switch back to GNOME next year

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arstechnica.com - Sixyears after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops, Canonical is giving up on the project and will switch the default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME next year. Canonical is als...

Wide range of Android phones vulnerable to device hijacks over Wi-Fi

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arstechnica.com - A broad array of Android phones is vulnerable to attacks that use booby-trapped Wi-Fi signals to achieve full device takeover, a researcher has demonstrated. The vulnerability resides in a widely u...

Netflix’s new Thumbs rating system goes live

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techcrunch.com - Netflix’s new way of rating the shows and movies you watch on its platform is binary: Thumbs up if you like it, thumbs down if you don’t. The streaming service is looking for clear-eyed decisions o...

After an unexpected reveal, AOL’s CEO explains that Oath is about B2B branding

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techcrunch.com - You weren’t supposed to know about Oath. Not this week, at least. And certainly not under these circumstances. The newly minted and already much maligned poster child of the forthcoming face of Ver...

Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT

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techcrunch.com - Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linuxdistribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy an Ubuntu-powered phone today (at...

Ben Casnocha and Erik Torenberg are raising a $50M investment fund

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techcrunch.com - A member of the founding team of Product Hunt and a LinkedIn veteran are teaming up to invest in early-stage startups. Sources tell us that Erik Torenberg, who was employee #1 at Product Hunt, and ...

Google invests in new subsea cable that connects Singapore to Australia

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced that it will invest in a new subsea cable that will connect Singapore to Perth and Sydney in Australia (with a branch to Jakarta, Indonesia). The so-called INDIGO cable will ...

AT&T’s Unlimited Plus wireless plan now includes free HBO

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techcrunch.com - AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner hasn’t yet completed, but the company is already leveraging Time Warner assets to boost its own services – first with its streaming TV service DirecT...

London self-driving shuttle test aims to get people comfortable with the tech

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techcrunch.com - A self-driving shuttle will ferry around 100 people in Greenwich, London along a short route on a public cycle and pedestrian path over the next three weeks, in a trial using Oxbotica’s driverless ...

Review: Elite: Dangerous is the best damn spaceship game I’ve ever played

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arstechnica.com - This is my third attempt at an Elite: Dangerous review. It’s one thing to play a game for a few dozen hours to form some opinions and then write a release-day review—not to trivialize game reviewin...

Apple is completely redesigning the Mac Pro... again

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arstechnica.com - Wonders never cease. Apple, normally secretive to a fault and allergic to talking about future products before it considers them ready, summoned a small group of journalists from outlets including ...

Microsoft opens up on Windows telemetry, tells us most of what data it collects

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has published the full range of data that Windows 10 version 1703, the Creators Update, will collect in its default "basic" telemetry setting. The company has also provided details on the...

Utah Supreme Court ruling bars direct sales of Teslas through a subsidiary [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - In a decision on Monday, the Utah Supreme Court decided(PDF) that the state’s regulators could prohibit an auto manufacturer from having ownership interest in a dealer. In what the court called “a ...

Dealmaster: Today only, save big on unlocked smartphones from Amazon

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arstechnica.com - reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we're back with a new list of deals. Today only, Amazon is offering hundreds of dollars off select unlocked smartphon...

Spotify finally lets artists restrict new albums to premium subscribers

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arstechnica.com - Two years after reports that Spotify might let labels limit new albums to paying subscribers, Universal Music Group—one of the "big three" music publishers—has finally inked such a deal with the st...

Designing with extreme prejudice | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - It’s a controversial third rail topic most people acknowledge, but do their best to avoid talking about: classism dominates our lives. Most people mistakenly believe class is simply about how much ...

15 Psychology Hacks that Boost UX | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - There loads of things that subconsciously sway our decision making everyday, subtle psychological influences working away in the background. Psychology affects your users’ experience. It has an una...

Google just discovered a dangerous Android Spyware that went undetected for 3 Years

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thehackernews.com - An Android version of one of the most sophisticated mobile spyware has been discovered that remained undetected for at least three years due to its smart self-destruction capabilities. Dubbed Chrys...

Samsung Galaxy S8 screen gets the DisplayMate treatment - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle which started last year when consumers began complaining about overheating and battery explosions, here is Samsung again showing off the Galaxy S8. The premium flags...

We’ve cut the price of HERO True Wireless BT Earbuds by 36% [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Looking for earbuds that are completely wireless but still produce exceptional sound? Get more enjoyment from your jams with a pair of HERO True Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 Sport Earbuds, offered to And...

Google Play Music users experiencing playback issues - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been using Google Play Music as your default player or streaming service, then you might have been experiencing some playback issues lately. Apparently these intermittent playback problem...

Twitter may soon be rolling out Night Mode for mobile devices - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - One of the things that can badly affect your vision in the long run is the fact that we spend hours at night just browsing through our devices while in bed. Some OEMs have tried to solve this probl...

ISPs and mobile carriers vow not to sell user browsing histories -- for now

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marketingland.com - Last week, Congress voted to overturn online privacy rules created by the Obama FCC, which had not yet gone into effect. The rules required opt-in consent before ISPs (broadband and mobile carriers...

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

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www.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 you...

Classified Post : Online Classfied Ad Website - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Robbie Alvarez”, CEO of the US based start-up “The Classified Post” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1-What is it exactly that you do and what your...

Ven.io: A Comprehensive Healthy Lifestyle Solution which Generates a Nutritional Plan that is personalized for You - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Venio provides a comprehensive healthy lifestyle solution, which generates an interactive meal-plan that is personalized around your taste, health goals, and dietary preferences. Below is the full ...

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...

Growing Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT, rather than Phone and convergence

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insights.ubuntu.com - This is a post by Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu and Canonical We are wrapping up an excellent quarter and an excellent year for the company, with performance in many teams and products that ...

Windows 10 Tip: Windows Insiders Can Now Opt-Out - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft has completed development of the Creators Update, so Windows Insiders who would like to make a change can now do so without danger. It’s what I call the “magic window,” and it only happen...

The Company Behind AdBlock Plus Is Acquiring a Swedish Micropayments Startup

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www.adweek.com - The company behind one of the biggest ad blockers is getting into the micropayments business. Eyeo—the creator of AdBlock Plus—has acquired Flattr, a Swedish startup focused on micropayments in ord...

Ram Will Blanket History With Branded Content, Quizzes and Ads Throughout April

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www.adweek.com - Sponsoring a single show or night of programming wasn’t big enough for Ram, which wanted to make a statement with its latest media partnership. So the company struck a deal with History to create a...

A Surefire Way to Get Constant Traffic to Your Content - Copyblogger

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www.copyblogger.com - Two weeks ago, my side project Further had one of its highest traffic days ever. If you’re not familiar, Further is a personal development email newsletter in which I curate content from around the...

Roborace - The Autonomous Racing Car Finally Breaks Cover

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www.bitrebels.com - Roborace. A race all about autonomous cars, no human drivers in the cockpit, racing each other on a conventional road racing circuit. To the motorsport purists, the idea sounds outrageous, even sac...

The Public Won’t See the Rest of Hillary’s Emails Until 2020

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www.infowars.com - A federal attorney said Tuesday that officials at the Department of State and other agencies can’t make the remaining 100,000 unreleased Hillary Clinton emails public for 42 months, or until Octobe...

Next-gen Google Home could control your lights and fix your bad Wi-Fi

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mashable.com - It's barely been five months since Google Home arrived to take over homes and there are already whispers of version 2.0. According to a report from The Information, Google's working on an upgraded ...

7 Social Media Blunders Executives Make (And How To Avoid Them).

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www.social-hire.com - I’ve made a commitment tomake 2014 the year in which I take my social media skills to a whole new level. I came to this conclusion after reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s excellent book Jab, Jab, Jab Jab, ...

Microsoft launches “Who’s In,” a social event planning app for iMessage

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft’s name isn’t exactly synonymous with social networking, though that hasn’t stopped the company from finding angles into this space – generally, with more of a focus on the business side o...

Analysis | The future of net neutrality in Trump’s America

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www.washingtonpost.com - Now that President Trumphas signed legislation repealing landmark federal privacy protections for Internet users, many in Washington are trying to decipher what the move could mean for net neutrali...

Binge on virtual reality with HTC Vive's 'Netflix for VR'

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mashable.com - Just a week after the one-year anniversary of the Oculus Rift's consumer debut, the HTC Vive is celebrating a similar birthday with the launch of its Viveport subscription service. The easiest way ...

Modern Speed & Style! The 2017 Acura TLX SH-AWD – stupidDOPE.com

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stupiddope.com - Known for creating a blend of luxury and performance, Acura’s latest designs are a nice evolution of both from the brand. Recently Acura let us spend a few days behind the wheel of one of their imp...