Thursday, July 20, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

DHS Confirms There Will Be More And Greater Intrusiveness During Border Searches

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www.techdirt.com - DHS boss John Kelly continues to push for ultimate government intrusiveness, whether at the borders where the CBP will handle the getting all up in your everything, or at airports, where the TSA will…

That massive DDoS attack on FCC was so powerful, the watchdog made no notes about it

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www.theregister.co.uk - US broadband watchdog the FCC has declined to spare any more details on the cyber-assault that supposedly downed its website after it announcing its intent to kill net neutrality. The regulator said …

Why were Facebook, Google, and Amazon so quiet about net neutrality?

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hackernoon.com - In the weeks leading up to Wednesday’s day of protest over net neutrality in the U.S., big tech names signed on to join the fight to keep it. Among them were some of the biggest names on the internet…

Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performance

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techcrunch.com - Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP earning…

Alexa is coming to the Amazon app on Android, starting this week

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techcrunch.com - This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer’s main shopping app. However, that integration – which al…

Amid a tough field, Vyking.io wins the TechCrunch London Pitch-Off

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techcrunch.com - Well the TechCrunch London Meetup + Pitch-Off in London is over for another year, and this one was arguably the best vintage ever in terms of quality of startups and the sheer enthusiasm from the att…

The long-term cost of sexual harassment

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techcrunch.com - I saw many comments praising McClure for his “courage” after he wrote a blog post titled “I’m a Creep. I’m Sorry.” The truly courageous people, however, are the women who have come forward. As we hav…

Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise

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techcrunch.com - For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and economics that …

Petcube Bites treat camera lets you monitor and reward your pet from afar

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techcrunch.com - Petcube’s existing pet camera iss basically an advanced video camera and voice intercom, but the new Petcube Bites is also a treat flinging machine that gives you more ways to interact with your pet …

Vimeo promotes Anjali Sud to CEO after canceling SVOD plans

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techcrunch.com - IAC-owned streaming video site Vimeo has a new CEO: Anjali Sud, who previously led the company’s creator business. The appointment comes as the company has scrapped plans to launch a subscription vid…

GoDaddy sells PlusServer for $456M, kills off its AWS-style cloud services

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techcrunch.com - As web hosting and domain registration business GoDaddy prepares to report its quarterly results in a couple of weeks, the company is making some moves to reorganise its business. Earlier this week i…

Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app

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techcrunch.com - While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce gi…

Citymapper will offer actual paid bus service in London this year

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techcrunch.com - Citymapper has long been a top option for navigating in major urban centers thanks to its app, but now it’s getting even closer to the heart of the problem – by operating its own buses, starting with…

YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits

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techcrunch.com - Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. …

Doom’s cover art had one secret—and John Romero just spilled it

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arstechnica.com - Multiple Doom-related stories landed on the nerd newswire on Wednesday, and they focused on decidedly different eras of the decades-old series. Bethesda announced a significant freebie for the game's…

Senator challenges Ajit Pai over evidence for net neutrality repeal

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arstechnica.com - The evidence for repealing net neutrality rules isn't good enough, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday. Pai claims that the rules issued…

Google drops the boom on WoSign, StartCom certs for good

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arstechnica.com - Last August, after being alerted by GitHub's security team that the certificate authority WoSign had errantly issued a certificate for a GitHub domain to someone other than GitHub, Google began an in…

Formula E wows the crowds with street racing in NYC

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arstechnica.com - ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport's Lucas di Grassi hard at work. The Brazilian was present for the original Formula E planning meeting and has been a title contender since day one. He's also jolly clever. F…

Microsoft 4Q17: Office 365 revenue surpasses traditional licenses

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arstechnica.com - In the fourth quarter of its 2017 financial year, Microsoft posted revenue of $23.3 billion, up 13 percent on a year ago, with an operating income of $5.3 billion (up 73 percent), a net income of $6.…

Sony legal quest to remove its leaked developer’s kit from the Web

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arstechnica.com - Sony appears to be using copyright law in an attempt to remove all traces of a leaked PlayStation 4 Software Development Kit (PS4 SDK) from the Web. That effort also seems to have extended in recent …

Racing comes to the Big Apple: The New York City ePrix

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arstechnica.com - Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport's Lucas Di Grassi hard at work. The Brazilian was present for the original Formula E planning meeting and has been a title contender since day one. He's also jolly clever. F…

Google right to be forgotten spat returns to Europe’s top court

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arstechnica.com - Google's dispute with France's privacy watchdog over a call to apply "right to be forgotten" rules globally to some Web links will be weighed by Europe's top court—three years after it told the ad gi…

Gobierno bloquea la aplicación de WhatsApp en este país

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www.telemundo.com - -Analistas de seguridad confirmaron que el boqueo de WhatsApp es obra del sistema de censura chino -De ser definitivo el bloqueo, WhatsApp se sumaría a la lista de sitios prohibidos en china, en la q…

Make Sure You Avoid These Security Mistakes in Your Next Project - SpyreStudios

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spyrestudios.com - Whether you’re building a website, application or server, make sure you don’t make these security mistakes on your next project. Backups are a crucial part of running a anything online. They preserve…

Reverse Engineering A Successful Lifestyle Business: Here's Everything I've Learned From Reading IndieHackers.com

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www.toomas.net - Lifestyle business are truly something remarkable. They allow the founders to live life on their own terms, with much more freedom from societal constraints. Working from exotic places? Taking mornin…

10 must-have travel tech accessories

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www.businessinsider.com - The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Life …

Google has a new plan to make the entire internet faster

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www.businessinsider.com - When it comes to internet speed, small, often obscure things can make a big difference. Take the congestion control algorithm. A piece of code standardized in the 1980s, the algorithm slows data tran…

Bixby shows off "powers" in series of videos - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The long overdue rollout in the US of the voice functions of the Bixby digital assistant has finally arrived. After much delay and hullabaloo, it will be arriving through a software update. And of co…

Lenovo invests on artificial intelligence, more AI products in the works - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve been hearing about the term for decades but do we really know what artificial intelligence is? It’s not science fiction but a real technology that is now being integrated into a number of produ…

OnePlus 5's 911 reboot issue also happens to some Android phones - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Dialing 911 for an emergency is something we all don’t want to do. We dread that time when we have to do it but when something bad happens, we need to grab that phone and dial the number. Unfortunate…

5 Accessories That Upgrade Your Smart Phone - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - We all rely on our smartphones, whether it’s to get us from point A to point B, capture life’s greatest moments or catch Pokemon. Stay connected with these innovative phone accessories, designed to m…

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 infor…

You Have Eight Seconds. Do One of These Four Things.

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loyalty360.org - Recently in Business Insider, Hayley Peterson argued that Tinder’s affect on culture is now affecting retail, as a generation of consumers accustomed to swiping for a more relevant romantic match are…

Stellar Loyalty and Loyalty360 Launch New Mobile Event App, Blending Digital & Physical Experiences

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loyalty360.org - Next generation of event app debuts at Loyalty Expo 2017; Stellar Loyalty CMO Narina Sippy to moderate panel on Customer Loyalty in Travel & Entertainment FOSTER CITY, CA – April 28, 2017 – Stellar L…

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 ach…

Snapchat releases Snap Publisher: self-serve ad creation tool converts horizontal videos, websites into vertical video ads

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marketingland.com - One of the knocks against advertising on Snapchat is that it’s hard to make ads for Snapchat. The mobile app’s insistence on vertical video compels advertisers to create campaigns from scratch rather…

ShareWhere : Social Sharing Application - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Geoffrey Chan”, Founder of the Miami based start-up “ShareWhere” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your sta…

RunLastMan : Sports Betting Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Graham Carrick”, CEO at the Dublin – Ireland based start-up “RunLastMan” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what…

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 wha…

Vertical Method : Posture Strength For Techies and The Desk-Bound Workforce - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Jennifer Davis”, Founder and CEO of the San Francisco- United States based startup “Vertical Method” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is i…

Contus : Mobile App Development Company - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Today, we had an in-depth and very interesting interview with Mr. ‘Sriram Manoharan'; Founder of Contus at Tamil Nadu – India. “Contus” is a leading mobile app development company Below is the full i…

Flipit : Global Couponing Environment in Australia - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Jochem Vroom'; Founder of the Netherlands start-up “Flipit”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. What is…

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

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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. W…

Microsoft Shows Off a Smart Thermostat - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - A new Microsoft promo video depicts a smart thermostat that is powered by Cortana, Windows IoT Core, and Azure. How’s that for a digital transformation? The device, called GLAS, will be made by Johns…

SwiftKey for iPhone Gets Emoji Prediction, New Themes, and More - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard for iPhone has received a significant update that adds emoji prediction, new themes, new languages, and more. As you may recall, Microsoft purchased the popular SwiftKey…

Amazon Prime Day’s surprising effects on Google AdWords performance

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searchengineland.com - Prime Day is now Amazon’s largest sales day of the year, growing more than 60 percent YoY and surpassing last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Amazon’s numbers. With so much shoppin…

Google to radically change homepage for first time since 1996

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www.theguardian.com - Google’s famously simple homepage with its logo and single search box on a white background is set to undergo a radical change for the first time since its launch in 1996, with the addition of Google…

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 will launch on August 23rd

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www.dailymail.co.uk - Samsung has sent out invitations for a product launch event for its next major smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, on August 23 in New York City. The Galaxy Note 8 will be the new version of the ill-fated…

LinkedIn report: Sales tech ‘is changing the game for sellers’ (and buyers)

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martechtoday.com - Ironically — according to a new LinkedIn-sponsored report — sales tech now allows B2B buyers to turn the tables on B2B sellers. That’s because B2B buyers now frequently pre-qualify sellers, when it u…

Female trio are first Irish entrepreneurs to attend Dell event - Independent.ie

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www.independent.ie - Over 150 female entrepreneurs from 20 countries will attend the eighth annual event, which will be held in San Francisco this week. Kate Hyde, managing director of tech company Glencove, the Cork fir…

Facebook Is Launching a Subscription News Product

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www.investopedia.com - Information wants to be free – or does it? In a move that could signal a shift in fortunes for the news industry, Facebook, Inc. (FB) said it is launching a subscription-based news product, with init…

Did Japan’s first lady pretend she couldn’t speak English to avoid talking to Trump?

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www.rawstory.com - The wife of Japan’s prime minister may have pretended not to understand English in order to avoid speaking with President Donald Trump at a G20 Summit dinner where Trump left his seat to speak privat…

SegWit or Not, Bitfury is Ready for Lightning With Successful Bitcoin Main Net Test

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bitcoinmagazine.com - While Segregated Witness (SegWit) activation is looking more likely by the hour, Bitfury is getting ready to deploy a version of the Lightning network with or without the protocol upgrade. The blockc…

Make your LinkedIn Homepage Feed relevant to you. [reading time: 2 min]

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petrafisher.com - Do you suffer from FOMO? For those over 30: FOMO means Fear Of Missing Out. FEAR NOT! On your LinkedIn Homepage Feed, you don’t need to see everything. Be happy to (strategically) miss out. Do you us…

5 Big Data stats that will convince your boss - RedPixie

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redpixie.com - While there has been a recent flourish around data science, and vast pressures surrounding big data – the matter of putting it together into a business case has become difficult. More than just a foc…

How Your Business Can Take Advantage of LinkedIn's New Lead Gen Forms - Cox Blue

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www.coxblue.com - LinkedIn is great for networking, but it can also be an amazing resource for prospecting and lead generation. Let’s look at some facts about its users, courtesy of HubSpot: LinkedIn is patronized by …

How to Make Your Ad Copy Pay Off: 5 Things to Consider With Text Ads

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instapage.com - People often use search engines like Google to find appealing solutions when faced with specific problems. If your product offers an appealing solution, then this moment gives you an excellent opport…

Supposed Stickler For Transparency, FCC Boss Won't Release Net Neutrality Complaints

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www.techdirt.com - When Ajit Pai was first appointed as the new head of the FCC, he promised to be a stickler for transparency at the agency. And in one way he followed through, by making it standard operating procedur…

AT&T Tricked Its Customers Into Opposing Net Neutrality

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www.techdirt.com - As most of you probably noticed, last week saw a massive, online protest against FCC boss Ajit Pai's plan to completely ignore consumer welfare and gut popular net neutrality protections. Giant ISPs …


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