Thursday, July 13, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors

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hbr.org - In today’s digitally driven world, companies are competing ferociously for technological skills. They believe the ability to create the hard code that makes a product come to life is at the heart of …

On Philosophy and Riches

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tim.blog - “Riches have shut off many a man from the attainment of wisdom.” – Seneca Whenever I succumb to social pressure to treat time as less valuable than income, that’s when I turn to stoicism. In this spe…

Leaked Documents Show Democrats Plotted to Blame Russia For Hacking

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - A whistleblower provided a very damaging email showing that the Democrats were plotting to ‘manufacture false evidence of the Russian security services’ involvement in cyber attacks during the U.S. p…

Indianapolis VMUG UserCon 2017

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www.vmug.com - After spending the last decade consolidating our servers with VMware, we’ve now entered a whole new era of consolidation around secondary storage. As vSphere became more and more prolific, an entire …

How Mark Zuckerberg Effectively Communicates Facebook's New 5-Word Mission Statement

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www.forbes.com - Mark Zuckerberg (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images) Facebook is a service that connects friends, families and groups. At least, that’s the way founder Mark Zuckerberg promoted the platform for its f…

Apple's Billion Devices Give Augmented Reality Edge Over Google

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www.bloomberg.com - Later this year, Apple Inc. will put augmented reality software in as many as a billion mobile devices. Alphabet Inc.’s Google beat Apple by three years in releasing AR tools, but its features are on…

Google bans its ads on sites that use those annoying ‘pop-unders’

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techcrunch.com - Google today clarified a change to its ad policies, which have now been updated to include a ban on Google advertisements on any websites that utilize “pop-under” advertisements. These obnoxious, irr…

PCMag Startup Toolkit: February 2017

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www.pcmag.com - Hello again, fair startup founders and daring entrepreneurs. We're a full month into 2017 and, as always, PCMag has compiled a list of newly tested tech that can make an impact on your business. Whet…

The PC Market Decline Continued in Q2 2017 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - I personally don't see this has much of a problem. Not even I see it has a failure of the PC standard aka Microsoft but the maturity of technology and the technological world at large. In the "beginn…

Crowdid : E-Commerce Platform Selling Crowdfunded Products - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ed Havens”, Founder (CMO) at the San Francisco – USA based start-up “crowdid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and…

Cisco acquires network security startup Observable Networks

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techcrunch.com - Cisco has made another acquisition in the enterprise security space — underscoring the ongoing market demand for security services amid a growing threat of cyber breaches and malicious hacking among …

Framebridge adds $17M in funding as it takes custom framing mainstream

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techcrunch.com - We throw around the word disruptor a lot in the startup world, especially at TechCrunch. But Framebridge, a custom framing startup launched in 2014, is actually worthy of that title. And today Frameb…

Amazon said to be working on a premium version of the Echo

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s Echo is a lot of things to a lot of people — but the word “premium” never really enters the conversation. That’s because, like most of the devices Amazon makes, the product isn’t really abou…

Spotinst raises $15M to help businesses better utilize the cloud

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techcrunch.com - Spotinst, a service that helps businesses optimize their cloud utilization and reduce their cloud computing cost through the use of Amazon’s EC2 spot instances, today announced that it has raised a $…

Razer’s Blade Pro THX Edition is an epic mobile production powerhouse with noisy fans

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techcrunch.com - With these improvements, Razer has created a certified production machine. In fact, Razer is so confident the Blade Pro THX can be a production-level rig that they’re bundling FL Studio — the music p…

Oculus reportedly planning $200 standalone wireless VR headset for 2018

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is set to reveal a standalone Oculus virtual reality headset later this year, Bloomberg reports, with a ship date of sometime in 2018. The headset will work without requiring a tethered PC o…

Alexa brings hands-free TV to more devices

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techcrunch.com - Alexa’s latest trick is offering a hands-free TV viewing experience, that will allow consumers to turn on or off their television, change inputs, fast forward, rewind and more, without having to firs…

Streaming killed the download star

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om.co - Do you remember the iPod Nano with touch capabilities? The sixth generation iPod Nano caused quite a stir — thanks to its touch interface and beautiful screen. And it also set Apple on the path to th…

Broadband News | DSLReports, ISP Information

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www.dslreports.com - Yesterday we noted how AT&T was widely mocked for "joining" the internet-wide protest against killing net neutrality rules, despite playing a starring role in trying to have those rules crushed. AT&T…

Trent Reznor’s cold call led to an awesome game-filled Nine Inch Nails video

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arstechnica.com - Industrial and synth-rock music fans got good news on Thursday when Nine Inch Nails announced its next EP, titled ADD VIOLENCE, coming in only eight days. What's more, fans got a hint of the EP with …

Kaspersky under scrutiny after Bloomberg story claims close links to FSB

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arstechnica.com - The article, which was published in the early morning hours on Tuesday, says that the Moscow-based firm "has maintained a much closer working relationship with Russia's main intelligence agency, the …

Ars Asks, part two: electric IT bugabear boogaloo, cloud edition

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arstechnica.com - Last time we asked about the IT threats that keep you up at night, and you answered (and gave us a few nightmares ourselves). Though your reported IT fears varied over a pretty broad range, the thing…

Asus ROG GX800VH review: A ludicrous liquid-cooled $6,000-plus laptop

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arstechnica.com - The Asus ROG GX800VH, a liquid cooled monstrosity of a gaming laptop, is one of those things that, like 4K phones or the Apple Watch, is wholly unnecessary yet awfully desirable. Beneath its fully me…

Microsoft wants all of rural America to get high-speed broadband

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft wants to connect two million rural Americans to high-speed wireless broadband by 2022, and it will get started with 12 pilot projects over the next year. The company is also offering free a…

If at first you don't succeed, you're Microsoft pushing its magical white space broadband

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www.theregister.co.uk - Analysis As you enter the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, you step back in time. Abraham Lincoln stayed here just prior to his inauguration; Martin Luther King made the final edits to his most famou…

Hackers able to turbo-charge DJI drones way beyond what's legal

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www.theregister.co.uk - Drone hackers in the UK are busy at work exploiting the application security shortcomings of a major manufacturer to circumvent restrictions, including flight elevation limits. DJI says it has pushed…

How Google Is Teaching Robot Cars To Respond To Emergency Vehicles

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jalopnik.com - In order for driverless cars to work, they’ll need to be able to do tackle a bevy of ordinary tasks that motorists perform each day: navigate roadways, stay within a lane, stop for pedestrians who un…

Receive 4 years of strong password protection with RoboForm Everywhere [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Secure your data and eliminate the need to remember complex passwords with a 4 year subscription to RoboForm Everywhere, offered with savings of 62% off the regular price. RoboForm Everywhere is an i…

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 now available for your mobile device - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Who would have ever thought that a whole engaging storyline could actually come out of a simple but popular mobile game that doesn’t have a storyline originally? Well apparently with the folks over a…

Galaxy A7 (2017) in South Korea already has Bixby - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - While those in the US and other non-Korean speaking countries are still waiting for the Bixby on their Galaxy S8 to finally have full functionality, those in Samsiung’s native South Korea are having …

Outlook update brings redesigned navigation, conversations, search - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Having a robust and easy-to-use but with a great UI and UX email app is much more of a need than a want these days, with a lot of people working on their smartphones while commuting or eating at a re…

KFC is releasing a smartphone, so you can show off your love for fried chicken

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mashable.com - Die-hard chicken fans, this is the phone for you. KFC and Chinese smartphone giant Huawei have released a new smartphone to mark the fast food chain's 30-year presence in China. SEE ALSO: KFC employe…

Gen Z Holds Distinct Customer Engagement Expectations

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loyalty360.org - When it comes to customer service and customer engagement through emerging channels, Gen Z has distinct expectations of brands, according to an American Express study that was conducted by Forrester …

Tune into Engagement: What if we Designed Loyalty Programs for TV’s Favorite Hotspots?

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loyalty360.org - We’ve all been there: Two seasons into a binge watching session and you wonder, “Is the coffee at Central Perk really that good?” Or, “What would it be like to play, ‘Haaave you met Ted?’ with Ted an…

Walmart Holds Customer Experience on Pedestal

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loyalty360.org - Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is always very cognizant of the importance of customer experience and offering the tools for consumers to interact seamlessly. Embracing technology to empower associates and…

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 make…

The Best Flat Design WordPress Themes In 2017

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marketaire.com - If you’ve used iOS or used any of Google’s revamped products, you’ve experienced flat design, a trend that’s overtaking digital design everywhere. With increasing popularity (and my personal love of …

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 s…

SmartUse: Mobile Application To Handle Construction Projects - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Ms. ‘Lucie Perrier'; Marketing Director of the New York-based start-up “SmartUse”. Below, is the full interview that we have condu…

GetQuantify.com: A Real-Time Online Collaboration Application for Small Businesses - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Getquantify is real-time online collaboration application for small businesses. Organize your tasks into projects and keep your team up to date. “GetQuantify.com” is a real-time online collaboration …

nspHire : Job Search App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rasheen Carbin”, CMO at the US based start-up “nspHire” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is …

Scoopinion.com: A Web-Based Application that Turns Your Browser into a Learning Magazine - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Scoopinion builds your personal magazine by matching what people like you have read well and you haven’t. It’s an effortless way to make the news good for yourself and the community. As per Mr. Koshi…

HeadFunder : Social Crowdfunding Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneurs; Mr. ‘Nolan Thompson and Mr. Chris LaBonty'; Partners at the Start Up “HeadFunder”. Below, is the full interview that we have co…

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 Trustworthy…

Boxagon: Social Commerce Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Juan Diego Farah'; Co-Founder and CEO of the UK-Based Start Up “Boxagon”. Below, is the full interview that we have conduct…

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 powe…

Talk.io A New Way To Meet People - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Tomasz Dominiak'; Project Manager / CEO of Talk.io in Warsaw. Talk.io (http://www.talk.io) is a new product designed for anyone who wants to break free from …

New Yorker Hires BuzzFeed's Dan Oshinsky as Director of Newsletters

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www.adweek.com - The New Yorker has snagged BuzzFeed’s director of newsletters to lead its own newsletter efforts. Dan Oshinsky will join the publication from BuzzFeed on Aug. 7 to serve in the same role there. It’s …

Nine Inch Nails' new music video features Polybius

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www.eurogamer.net - Since 1989's Pretty Hate Machine Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor has pined for something he can never have. And now we know what that something is: the mythical early 1980s arcade game, Polybi…

Digital Disruption Common Sense

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cxo-transform.com - Facebook took 3.5 years to acquire 50 million customers, Whatsapp took 15 months, Angry Birds took 15 days. Since 1995 when Clay Christensen and Joe Bower published the HBR article Disruptive Technol…

The new Audi A8 luxury sedan is a high-tech beast that can drive itself

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www.theverge.com - Audi just unveiled its new A8 luxury sedan in Barcelona, and as you would expect from the German automaker, this car is brimming with high-tech features. There’s a brand-new infotainment system, full…

The TOP 10 Social Media Marketing Hacks

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pureresiduals.com - Social media is quickly becoming one of the most effective tools to generate leads, traffics and sales. In fact, social media marketing may already be the number one way that businesses use to increa…

It’s time to save the internet — again

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www.theverge.com - FCC chairman Ajit Pai is fond of saying that “the internet was not broken in 2015” when he argues for repeal of our nation’s net neutrality rules. This is particularly funny to me, because in 2014 I …

Decluttering Your Digital Life | The Art of Manliness

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www.artofmanliness.com - Hamlet’s Blackberry. The Joy of Missing Out. Irresistible. Reclaiming Conversation. The Tech-Wise Family. Recent years have seen a boom in books (and articles) about being digitally mindful — putting…

Excellent Advice About Facebook Marketing That You Will Want To Read

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duracmarketing.com - Facebook marketing does not have you employ certain “set in stone” rules. Instead, you must learn how to adapt the different strategies to your business. All companies have specific audiences they ne…

Iphone Tips And Tricks You Would Never Have Thought Of On Your Own

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Many people have iPhones these days, but few really know the secrets to mastering it. You are not the only person who is unsure about all the most of their phone. Read the following article if you wo…

Google Pixel XL 2 Render LEAKS Showing EPIC New Display

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www.knowyourmobile.com - Now THIS is exciting. A 3D render has leaked via Android Police showing what is alleged to be the Google Pixel XL 2, which will reportedly be produced by LG. The design language is similar to the exi…

Audi, Automotive News: 2018 A8 to have Level 3 ‘hands off the steering wheel’ partial autonomy

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www.repairerdrivennews.com - As soon as regulators allow it, Audi will activate full Level 3 self-driving capabilities on 2018 Audi A8s carrying that option, Automotive News reported. It’s the first production vehicle to claim t…

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blogs.msdn.microsoft.com - It’s that time of year again, and today I am kicking off my annual FREE MICROSOFT EBOOK GIVEAWAY extravaganza! And this time, I’m posting MORE FREE EBOOKS in this post than I ever have in any of my p…

Can 3D Holograms Transform Shopper Marketing?

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apparel.edgl.com - PRN, a STRATACACHE company and a provider of in-store shopper marketing solutions, announced a partnership with Provision Interactive Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Provision Holding, Inc., a pr…

Amazon.com, Inc.'s Prime Day in 6 Wild Stats -- The Motley Fool

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www.fool.com - Amazon.com's (NASDAQ:AMZN) third annual Prime Day on July 11 was a smashing success. The e-commerce giant raked in more sales in a single day than ever before, even surpassing Black Friday and Cyber …

Marketing in 2017: Return of The Stack

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www.egnyte.com - It’s hard to imagine that in the past seven years, the marketing technology landscape has grown to over 5000 companies. The latest MarTech Landscape Supergraphic “MarTech 5000” unveiled (not to be co…

So long, Windows Phone – it was nice knowing you

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Ah, Windows Phone. I’ve never personally owned a Windows Phone device, but it was nice knowing you. As of July 11, Microsoft has ceased supporting Windows Phone 8.1. With only about 20% of Windows Ph…

Malware roundup: WannaCry, DoublePulsar, and EternalRocks

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blog.klocwork.com - The world of software security vulnerabilities provides endless news topics to cover and this past week is no different than any other. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss two pieces of malware that have …



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