Monday, April 17, 2017

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

Google says rogue vendor violated guidelines by instructing contractors to rate InfoWars as untrustworthy site

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uk.businessinsider.com - Google said Monday that a contractor mistakenly told staffers working for the search engine that InfoWars should be ranked as a low-quality site. The prominent right-wing website — which has been k...

Batteries could be Tesla’s secret weapon

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www.vox.com - Markets are very optimistic about Tesla’s future — so optimistic that it would be impossible to explain if Tesla were a conventional car company. On paper, Tesla shouldn’t be worth anywhere near as...

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

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arstechnica.co.uk - 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...

Cadillac’s Answer to a Self-Driving Puzzle: Shoving a Camera in Your Face

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www.wired.com - If you want your new Cadillac to drive itself, get ready for your closeup. GM’s luxury brand rolls out its Super Cruise technology in the flagship CT6 sedan later this summer. The feature lets the ...

One broadband choice counts as “competition” in new FCC proposal

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arstechnica.com - A Federal Communications Commission plan to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market uses a new test for determining whethercustomers benefit from competition. Even if a busine...

Surveillance and our Insecure Infrastructure - Schneier on Security

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www.schneier.com - Since Edward Snowden revealed to the world the extent of the NSA's global surveillance network, there has been a vigorous debate in the technological community about what its limits should be. Less...

Microsoft launches updates to PowerApps and Flow

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft’s business-centric IFTTT competitor Flowand its ‘low-code’ PowerApps platform are both getting major updates today. While these are obviously different services that solve different issue...

Facebook’s F8 developers conference will be more diverse than last year

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techcrunch.com - Ahead of Facebook’s annual developers conference, F8, Facebook shared the demographic makeup of this year’s expected attendees exclusively with TechCrunch. Of the people who chose to disclose, 28.7...

Steve Jobs’ custom Apple I and other historic machines are on display at Seattle museum

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techcrunch.com - Long before the iPhone or even the Mac, Apple was a handful of people working in an industry that was only just beginning to take the idea of personal computing seriously. In the earliest days of t...

New apps from MIT fill your waiting moments with learning opportunities

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techcrunch.com - MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has come up with a way to fill those few seconds of waiting everyone experiences while their social media apps load, or their p...

Pittsburgh’s Kerf Cases enrobes your phone in fine wood

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techcrunch.com - One iPhone case is much like the other unless it’s made of figured walnut wood from a retired woodworker in California and feels like the surface of a finely-sanded and well-made piece of antique c...

Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections

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techcrunch.com - Instagram will make its bookmarking feature more useful, the company announced this morning, with the introduction of “collections.” The new feature will allow users to organize the posts they save...

Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in Russia

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techcrunch.com - Google has reached a settlement with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) agency in the antitrust case the Russian search rival Yandex had originally filed, claiming Google had violated loca...

Random Notes from a recent trip to Japan

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om.co - It isn’t hard to fall in love with Japan. It happens slowly. In 2015, it was a trip to distant Naoshima Islands that hooked me on the Japanese sensibilities. But it was on this most recent trip, th...

Verizon’s Android Wear 2.0 watch costs $350 without a contract starting May 11

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arstechnica.com - Just after LG announced its first two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 in February, Verizon announced its own competing wearable. Now we know Verizon's Android Wear smartwatch, named Wear24, w...

Google Fiber could get FCC help in fights to compete against AT&T

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arstechnica.com - Google Fiber and other ISPs that want to build new networks might get good news from the Federal Communications Commission, which is consideringrules that would speed up the process of attaching wi...

Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is twice as efficient as the average cop car

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arstechnica.com - Pity the life of the average police car. Driven in shifts, it might easily hit 20,000 miles (32,000km) in a year. And if that's not enough, a car driven two shifts a day might spend up to ten hours...

PGP public key and self-service postal kiosk expose online drug dealers

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arstechnica.com - Just days before he was set to go to trial in Fresno, California, a Brooklyn man agreed to the government's assertion that he sold heroin and cocaine on AlphaBay. That site is one of the largest Da...

Poll: Is Google’s Mobile Developer Certification Worthwhile? | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - In keeping with Google’s tendency to always debut new initiatives for developers, the latest in the company’s plan is its new mobile certification for web developers. Recently launched, this progra...

A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

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www.wired.com - David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the founders of a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies. Two years into this stealth project, backed by $8 million in funding, they won’t say much abo...

Upcoming HTC U Ocean may not have 3.5mm headphone jack - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Some Android users may have laughed when the iPhone 7 came out without a 3.5mm headphone jack, but some smartphone manufacturers were apparently paying attention. If rumors are to be believed, the ...

Google Photoscan 3rd-party patch now has increased resolution - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - For those who were born in the era where you still had actual printed pictures, you probably have a stack of those just sitting in your house, waiting to be scanned. So when Google released its Pho...

Browse anonymously and save big with Windscribe VPN [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Want a better, safer internet experience? Then you need to get a lifetime subscription to Windscribe VPN, offered to Android Community readers with savings of more than 90% off the retail price. De...

Google Voice call recording now working properly again - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re still not sure about what the plans are for Google Voice but it’s still alive and kicking. One of the things that people find useful in this service is the call recording feature, which appar...

Goodbye Surveys. Item Options Gives Campaigners All the Information They Need - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Let’s face it: as an entrepreneur bringing your product to market, managing perks is an important but daunting task: you’re figuring out item and size preferences, dealing with shipping address inf...

Crucial Reasons Users Leave Your Website | B3 Multimedia Solutions

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www.b3multimedia.ie - Your company website is a reflection of you and your business. You don’t just want people to visit the site; you want them to stay and look around it. If you have a high bounce-rate, as in people l...

Strong Brand Identity is the Key to Continued Loyalty for GM

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - “Our CEO Mary Barra talks frequently about the speed of change facing our company and the automotive industry overall,” says David Mingle, global director for customer experience at General Motors,...

How Brands and Agencies Are Fighting Back Against Facebook and Google’s Measurement Snafus

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www.adweek.com - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a $1 billion U.S. advertiser, is fed up with playing by Facebook’s rules. As a result, the carmaker concocted its own set of measurement standards that combine video view...

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...

Unlocking Facebook Ad Retargeting Using Website Custom Audiences

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marketaire.com - The power of Facebook ads lies within its ad targeting. It doesn’t matter if your ad copy, imagery, or bidding and optimization are perfect. You absolutely need to target people that are most likel...

Following video of a murder, Facebook says it needs to move faster to remove violent content

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www.recode.net - Video of a Cleveland man shooting another man stayed up on Facebook for close to two hours Sunday before the company realized it was there and took it down. That’s too slow, according to Facebook’s...

Why Facebook Fans Still Matter: Using Facebook Ads To Expose Value

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marketaire.com - The word on the street is that Facebook fans no longer matter. For the most part, this is perpetuated by the same people that claim organic reach on Facebook is dead. It’s not. Not only to Facebook...

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...

MassivBrand : New Innovative Home Technology - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Michelle Bair”, Owner – of the Arizona – US based start-up “MassivBrand” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

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...

Cheekd : Mobile Dating App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Lori Cheek”, CEO of the USA based start-up “Cheekd” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is al...

CareerSonar a Social Job Discovery - Start-Ups.Co

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www.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 connections...

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...

Wob.io: An Online Jukebox that was Designed with the Express Aim of Being Simple and Easy to Use - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailored online radio per user, and lets you connect with artists and friends. According to Mr. Alp; Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailor...

Edge of 17(03): Microsoft's Web Browser is Still Lacking - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - It’s become a regular refrain: Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10 that includes many improvements to Edge. But despite these improvements, I still can’t use this browser. I find this fr...

Facebook Promises to Improve Controls After Man Livestreams Murder

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www.adweek.com - A day after a suspectkilled an elderly man in Cleveland and streamed it on Facebook Live, the social network said it’s reviewing the way it receives reports about content that violates its policies...

If Social Media Flunks Your Brand, Try Native Advertising

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www.adweek.com - Social media marketing is full of impressive stats. Brands that use it well have experienced record returns on investment. Marketers are always “planning to spend more on social media” the followin...

See who attends MarTech… and why you should too!

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searchengineland.com - One of the questions we get frequently is “who goes to MarTech?” Makes sense. You want to know if there will be others like you to meet, share ideas and make valuable professional connections when ...

SearchCap: PPC in higher ed, cutting through cross-channel noise & more

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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: [Reminder] Webinar — National Brands & Local Search: Use Ins...

'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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www.theregister.co.uk - Faced with an angry voter asking why he had voted away their online privacy rights, US House Rep Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) had a remarkable answer: you don't have to use the internet if you don't li...

The 9 Steps of Lead Generation Marketing to Build Your Agency

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instapage.com - Recent research suggests that, when it comes to attracting new business, many marketing agencies engage in some risky behavior. The worst part is, they may not even realize it. A look inside the re...

How to Retain Your Customer’s Attention Throughout the Onboarding Process

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blog.kissmetrics.com - Some SaaS teams may approach onboarding as an activity - a one-time event for each consumer. However, it’s time to change your perspective. Consider onboarding as an ongoing process that continues ...

Where Your Mobile Marketing Time And Money Should Be Spent

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firstadsense.com - Mobile marketing may be a steady source of major or minor income for you. These ideas will tell you understand mobile marketing and be successful with your future endeavors. You should begin your m...

Advice On Becoming A Successful Affiliate Marketer

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duracmarketing.com - Affiliate marketing can be a wise and beneficial move for your business if you know what they’re doing. Once you are making a decent amount of money, you should think about asking for more money fr...

Website Design Advice Provided By Professional Webmasters – Agentmonhost – Best Web Hosting Companies

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agentmonhost.com - Many people are starting their own online businesses in today’s shaky job market.Keep reading to learn some good web design tips that will help you profit. Make sure that a prominent tagline on you...