Wednesday, April 05, 2017

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

Uber is '5,000 times worse than Google's Waymo at self-driving cars'

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www.theguardian.com - According to driving statistics published by California, Uber is the worst of six major self-driving car companies testing its vehicles in the state. The minicab firm experienced a “disengagement” ...

The Future According to Kevin Kelly

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www.stratfor.com - Wired magazine's founding editor has identified the 12 technological forces that he says will change the world. Enter your email address below to receive this article directly to your inbox. If you...

OVH Announces Intent to Acquire VMware vCloud Air Business

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ir.vmware.com - PALO ALTO, CA and RESTON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/17 -- VMware (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and OVH, a global hyper-scale cloud provider, today a...

#SMMW17: What were the top influencers talking about?

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www.onalytica.com - We were really interested in seeing which topics received the most attentionat #SMMW17, so we analysed over 61K tweets and blogs from 25th February – 27th March 2017 mentioning the keywords SMMW17 ...

Apple talks about future Mac Pro design, updates current ones

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xtreme-mobile.com - Apple finally broke the silence on the growing and near deafening criticism on the lack of focus on the Mac lineup, especially with regards to the current Mac Pro, which was launched back in 2013 a...

My 20 top social media marketing, search, and reputation business articles

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biznology.com - I went into the historical analytics of the Biznology business blog and used the Google Analyticsrecords from all the way back in 2012 through to today and these are the twenty most successful by v...

Amazon bans “certain” media streamers, but are Kodi-loaded boxes barred?

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arstechnica.co.uk - Amazon appears to have recently changed its policy on streaming media players that are sold on its website but has refused to reveal whether fully-loaded Kodi set-top boxes are on its "prohibited" ...

Don’t Get Trapped in iCloud

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www.backblaze.com - Let me preface this with a bit of history: I’ve been using Macs for more than 30 years. I’ve seen an enormous amount of changes at Apple, and I’ve been using their online services since the AppleLi...

Anything you post can and will be used against you

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www.computerworld.com - Everybody's freaking out over the Wikileaks revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency can hack Apple and Android smartphones, major PC operating systems -- and even TV sets. The news is caus...

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon.

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mashable.com - In the battle between a massive prehistoric beast and a fluttering bird, we all know what's destined to come out on top. But in the case of Mastodon, a social network with the potential to take on ...

SpotLoss: A Device that Keeps Track of Everything from your Keys to your Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - SpotLoss is a device that allows you to keep track of everything from your keys to your phone to your kids. The SpotLoss fob allows you to press a button on the fob to find your phone, or a button ...

Valve discusses user-centric changes to Steam’s game discovery problem

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arstechnica.com - A decade ago, Steam was a carefully curated PC game marketplace where you could be confident that the relative handful of titles that showed up for sale were at least worth considering. Today, Stea...

Uber exec accused of stealing from Google made $120M while working on the side

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arstechnica.com - New legal filings in the Waymo v. Uber litigation lay out more of Google's allegations against ex-Googler Anthony Levandowski, who now heads up Uber'sself-driving car unit. According to a Google do...

Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft is getting into the “fun camera app” game with a new iOS application called Sprinkles, which has now earned a featured spot in the “New apps we love” section of the App Store. The gist wi...

Apple has a new iMac and Pro display in the works, too

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techcrunch.com - The big news out this morning from Apple’s unprecedented sit-down with the press this week is the company’s plans to tear down and rethink the Mac Pro. But a few other hardware nuggets arose from t...

Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

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techcrunch.com - “If we’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro, and we’re going to come out with something great to replace it.” Apple Senior Vice President of...

CheckRecipient, a London startup that uses machine learning to stop misaddressed emails, raises $2.7M

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techcrunch.com - The discourse around email security is often framed as the bad folk trying to get in, rather than something as simple as human error. And yet, a plethora of high profile cases in recent years prove...

Daimler and Bosch: fully autonomous cars within 5 years

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techcrunch.com - Look out, startups. The big guns are taking on autonomous driving with serious intent. Daimler, one of the largest vehiclemanufacturers in the world, announced that it is partnering with Bosch, one...

Money transfer startup Azimo now lets you send money to a phone number

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techcrunch.com - Azimo, the U.K. money transfer startup backed by Rakuten, is rolling out a neat new feature that makes it a lot easier to send money through the app and should add additional network effects to hel...

High school junior launches TagDat, an emoji-based local reviews app

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techcrunch.com - Buffy Li was very patient when she took time off from her Spring Break to talk to me. Li, an 11th grader at Santa Cruz’s Kirby prep school, spent her most of the week off coordinating the launch of...

Marshall’s Monitor Bluetooth headphones are crisp but uncomfortable

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techcrunch.com - If you’re into rock and roll, then you’ve probably come across Marshall’s audio hardware before. It’s the “brand of rock stars”, similar to howBeats has been marketed as the headphones of hip-hop a...

Apple Music on Android catches up with iOS, but bugs remain

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s subscription streaming service, Apple Music, rolled out a major (ver. 2.0) release to Android users today, introducing a new design that largely brings the app to parity with its iOS counte...

Slate, The New Yorker dump those terrible “Around the Web” links (but plenty of publishers still use them)

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www.niemanlab.org - — Keith R. Hernandez (@keithrhernandez) October 31, 2016 A report released last month by the nonprofit ChangeAdvertising.org found that 82 percent of the top 50 news sites “were using ‘content ads’...

Cole Rise - Pi.co

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pi.co - Om Malik: I’ve been fascinated by your work, and I don’t mean the Litely app or the presets. I often go to your website and look at your work. Goddamn, those pictures. Every single time I see them ...

Lighter weight, lower drag, and more power—the Jaguar F-Type SVR

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arstechnica.com - When Jaguar launched the F-Type a few years ago, it awoke something long-dormant in the British carmaker. Jaguar used to make legitimate sports cars which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times in ...

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

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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 ...

Formula 1: A technical deep dive into building the world’s fastest cars

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arstechnica.com - For over 60 years, Formula 1 teams have developed, tested, and built the fastest and most technologically impressive cars the world has ever seen. An almost unending list of superlatives can be lad...

45 Best WordPress Theme Companies/Shops for 2017

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winningwp.com - In the world of WordPress, your chosen theme will determine the way your website looks — and to some extent, the way it works. All of your site’s style — the layout, the images, and the typography ...

Why we don’t take Siri seriously – Mission Log – Medium

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medium.com - The rise of the robot assistant is happening. Last year, Amazon’s Echo accounted for a quarter of all speaker sales. Siri, Cortana, M, Magic, Alexa, and Slackbots have all begun vying to fulfill yo...

Uploading With Rails and Carrierwave

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code.tutsplus.com - This is another article in the "Uploading with Rails" series. Today we are going to meet Carrierwave—one of the most popular file uploading solutions for Rails. I like Carrierwave because it is eas...

Oppo finally brings Marshmallow to R9 Plus, R9, F1s - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Yes, that’s not a mistake. Yes, we’re talking about Android 6.0 Marshmallow and not the more current Android 7.0 Nougat. Oppo is finally bringing the former to its devices, the R9 Plus, R9, and F1s...

Moto G5 undergoes Scratch, Burn, Bend Durability Test - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Motorola Moto G5 is finally out and as expected, here’s a durability test as conducted by who else– Zack Nelson aka JerryRigEverything. We knew it’s about to happen anytime soon. You know Zack,...

Playing into Strengths, Identifying Weaknesses: How A Strong Brand Identity Gives GM the Information

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - Identifying a challenge in the customer loyalty space can often be as valuable, if not more so, than solving one. Many brands find themselves stagnant simply due to their inability to find a starti...

Point Shout : Mobile App to Listen, Engage and React to Customers' Needs - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ionut Danifeld”, Co-Founder at the Brussels – Belgium based start-up“PointShout” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do...

Here@ : Find New Friend, Love Interest, or Find a Job - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sam McCaa”, CEO of the US based start-up “Hereat” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is al...

Ubooly: A Voice Interactive Stuffed Animal Smart Toy Powered by your iPhone or iPod Touch - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Ubooly is a stuffed animal powered by your iPhone or iPod touch. We use voice recognition and ongoing updates to make the world smartest toy. According to Mr. ‘Gloge'; Ubooly is a stuffed animal po...

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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www.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...

ServiceSutra.com: An Online Marketplace to Hire Quality Service Providers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - ServiceSutra helps consumers compare price from Trustworthy, Qualified and Verified Local Service Providers in India. As per Mr. Chaudhary; ServiceSutra helps consumers compare price from Trustwort...

Conversion In A Box : Web Based Niche Marketing Tool - Start-Ups.Co

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Debbas





www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Mark La Fay'; Founder of the – USA start-up “Conversion In A Box”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1....

Label 59: A Web-Based Application that Requires No Coding Skills and That Helps you to Label Anything Interactively on your Own in Minutes - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Label 59 is a web application that helps you to label anything interactively on your own in minutes. It is ideal for creating engaging presentations that have interactive labels attached to them. “...

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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www.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 a...

Apple Finds Itself With Its Back Against The Wall - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple has found itself in a precarious position, the company is on its heels doing damage control over slow Mac updates. This is an unusual position for the company and they are asking for more tim...

Snapchat Marketing Unleashed: Here’s How To Do It Right! - Ahfaz Ahmed

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www.ahfazahmed.net - The reason why many marketers are not using Snapchat is because there is no way to measure your success. Another reason is that many marketers are too lazy to measure their Snapchat ROI because it ...

AOL's Marketing Chief Explains the Name 'Oath' and Why It Matters for AOL and Yahoo's Brands

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www.adweek.com - Oath is the name AOL has chosen to house two dozen of thecompany’s media, business-to-business and advertising-tech properties later this summer. The newly (and prematurely) announced umbrella bran...

Dell XPS 13 Ultra-portable laptop review - Dragon Blogger Technology

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www.dragonblogger.com - Ultra-Portable Laptops were supposed to be our answer to Ultra heavy laptops of yesteryear, but they more often than not lacked the power of their bigger and heavier counterparts. It’s the year 201...

How a Vintage-Inspired Watch Brand Used Crowdfunding and Social Media to Raise Millions

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www.adweek.com - You wouldn’t normally associate the Kickstartercrowd, an audience of techies and millennials, with vintage watch success, but that’s exactly what is happening. Some early movers in the watch space ...

Google Drive Unable to Connect - Fix Google Drive Not Working Issue

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technegi.com - As a Gmail account holder, you enjoy the Google Drive services either through your browser or the Google Drive app. It is possible that you sometimes encounter problems when attempting to access th...

3 Myths About Why Offline Businesses Shouldn’t Be Online

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www.shoemoney.com - Imagine how many brands and businesses there are in the world today. Now think about your local neighborhood and how many of them are or aren’t online. It’s actually quite amazing when you think ab...

The problem with obsessive rank tracking

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searchengineland.com - Keyword ranking is one of the most overrated and misused metrics in SEO. Yes, tracking your positions is important, but placing too much emphasis on this metric is problematic. When it comes to SEO...

7 Tips On How To Write A Resume That Grabs Recruiters' Attention [Infographic]

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www.bitrebels.com - Professionals cling to jobs they hate for many reasons. Some are afraid of change, others don’t feel like facing the challenges of today’s job market, including the time and effort it takes to writ...