Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

3 Ways to Make More Affiliate Income as Bloggers

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problogger.com - This is a post by ProBlogger expert Jerry Low. Promoting affiliate products is still one of the most effective ways to make money from your blog. Jayson DeMers points to affiliate marketing as an exc…

With ‘Watch,’ Facebook Takes Big Step Toward TV

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www.voanews.com - Facebook on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a safari show…

How to Create a Facebook Contest that Actually Works

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neilpatel.com - Facebook recently passed 2 billion monthly users. No one in the history of humanity has ever had the means to talk directly to so many people. We need a new word for behemoth! But predictably, with s…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced

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techcrunch.com - Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander thro…

Intel to build a fleet of over 100 self-driving test cars starting later this year

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techcrunch.com - Intel is moving quickly to ramp its autonomous driving technology efforts now that it has closed its acquisition of Mobileye, the Israeli self-driving sensor and computing company. The plan is to bui…

Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain

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techcrunch.com - Sony said today that it has finished developing a digital system for storing and managing educational records on the blockchain. The Japanese firm is now looking to commercialize the product, in part…

Anker announces its own $35 version of the Echo Dot

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techcrunch.com - Given the fact that the Echo Dot runs $50 a piece or three for $130, I suspect price isn’t a major factor hampering Alexa adoption. But leave it to the folks at Anker to undercut the price of Amazon’…

Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

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techcrunch.com - Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language q…

The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you’re looking at the screen

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techcrunch.com - Last week, Apple accidentally released an early build of the HomePod firmware. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around a library file to spot strings and references that hint at future products and f…

Facebook bans ‘cloaking’ of spam sites that fool filters

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techcrunch.com - “Cloaking” sounds sci-fi, but it’s actually a trick used today by spammers to show content moderators or search engine spiders an innocent-looking version of their site while real visitors just see a…

AWS just proved why standards drive technology platforms

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techcrunch.com - When AWS today became a full-fledged member of the container standards body, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, it represented a significant milestone. By joining Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat …

This app quickly mutes 100 crowdsourced topics from your Twitter timeline

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techcrunch.com - If you’re sick of politics, sport and general world news then you’re probably best off avoiding social media altogether. But if you want to have your cake and eat it, there is another option to preve…

Essential confirms $300M funding, Amazon and Best Buy retail availability

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techcrunch.com - Smartphone company Essential, which is founded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, has finally made official a $300 million funding round first reported in June. The funding round comes from investors …

Reuters: Tesla looking to start testing autonomous semi in “platoon” formation

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arstechnica.com - Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in April that the company is working on pushing a long-haul electric semi truck to market, which is set to be formally revealed in September. Now, Reuters has viewed e-m…

Maybe Americans don’t need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests

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arstechnica.com - Americans might not need a fast home Internet connection, the Federal Communications Commission suggests in a new document. Instead, mobile Internet via a smartphone might be all people need. The sug…

Fortnite poisons a potentially great game with agonizing F2P limits

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arstechnica.com - Fortnite comes very close to standing out from the crowded online-shooter fray. Some video games let you hunker down with friends and shoot a zillion oncoming zombies. Other games let you build a gia…

Social Growth: How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Following on Facebook, YouTube and Beyond

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you thought about using Pinterest to grow your other social networks? To discover how to drive traffic from Pinterest to other networks, I interview Natalie Jill. The Social Media Marketing podc…

Lonely Planet’s New Trips App Makes You The Travel Guide

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www.fastcompany.com - “[Trips] is kind of part two of our mobile strategy,” says Houghton. What you create is pretty much up to you, and it exists just within the Trips platform, not in Guides or any of Lonely Planet’s ot…

Lenovo K8 Note launches in India with dual camera, stock Android 7.1.1 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Those who guessed that the selling point of the Lenovo K8 Note was a dual rear camera (like so many of the new devices now) were obviously right. The smartphone finally, officially launched in India,…

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sales roadmap leaked - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We all know that the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be happening this August 23. We even know that the official release date will be on September 15, at least in the US and its native…

Instagram testing out a go live with a friend feature - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - It’s probably almost a certainty that features on Facebook Live will eventually make it to Instagram Live. We saw a few months ago that the former added the ability to add a “co-host” or choose a fri…

7 Surefire Ways to Build Your Email List – and Your Community - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Building an email list isn’t just an item to cross off on your crowdfunding checklist. List growth is more than adding names to a database. It’s part of growing the community around your product, and…

Optimize your AdWords account with these hidden gems

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searchengineland.com - Ahhh… summer. A time to hang out at the lake, fire up the barbecue and gaze at the stars. And, if you’re a PPC pro, it’s also a great time to catch up on some of the smaller, sometimes overlooked ele…

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 f…

Top 10 Customizable WordPress Themes In 2017

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marketaire.com - The Web is a beautiful place of opportunity. With endless marketing and business opportunities, creating a platform for your business has never been so important. However, it’s also incredibly compet…

What’s next (and now) for mobile attribution

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marketingland.com - There is a prevailing misconception among mobile marketers that measuring the ROI of their activities is highly challenging. A Forrester survey revealed that 67 percent of mobile marketers either can…

Trendii : Social Commerce Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Christopher Latter”, Co-Founder at London – UK based start-up “Trendii” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what …

AbbeyPost : Brand-New Marketplace and Community - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - AbbeyPost is a brand-new marketplace and community designed exclusively for plus size women’s fashion! Shopping is an inherently social activity, but for over 100 million plus size women in the US, t…

BunchCut : Sort Large Volumes of Images Fast - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Nathalie du Preez”, CEO and Co-Founder of the London and New York based start-up “Bunchcut” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly th…

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. “La…

Living with Windows 10 S: Games - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - While hardcore gamers will never be satisfied with Windows 10 S, this system should be fine for more casual gamers. Taking a break from the more painful aspects of my Windows 10 S testing—ranging fro…

Xbox Insider Program Gets a Bit More Open, a Lot More Complex - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Responding to what I assume was a mountain of negative feedback, Microsoft will retool its Xbox Insider Program to be just a bit more open to everyone. “Xbox gamers will now be able to easily opt int…

How Does Twitter Influence New Smartphone Purchases?

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www.adweek.com - One-third of U.S. smartphone owners will purchase new devices in the next year, and Twitter teamed up with Nielsen and Foursquare to figure out the role the social network plays in this process. The …

Facebook and Snapchat Aren't Draining Android Devices as Much

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www.adweek.com - Digital security company Avast released its latest quarterly report, analyzing the impact Android applications have on device battery life, storage capacity and data use. The report gathered data fro…

Facebook Is Finally Launching Its Long-Awaited Original Video Tab

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www.adweek.com - Facebook is getting ready to introduce a new tab for original video. The social network today announced it will soon be launching the much-anticipated feature, which could help it siphon video advert…

How To Choose The Right Home Security Camera

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www.bitrebels.com - As technology continues to improve, security products continue to go down in price. For example, a home security camera is now realistically available to any homeowner at a decent price. But do you k…

The Advantages Of Using GPS Tracking Software For Your Business

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www.bitrebels.com - It’s not a secret anymore that nowadays life goes faster and faster. Daily routine, deadlines, schedules and other things make it completely stressful. It especially concerns business owners who mana…

6 Effective Ways To Get More Followers On Instagram

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www.bitrebels.com - Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networking platforms today. This is actually an app where people can share their photos and short videos publicly or privately with their followers. The…

Capitalizing On The Personalized Internet Experience People Expect

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www.bitrebels.com - A personalized experience is the core of today’s internet browsing. News stories, product recommendations, Facebook posts, and advertisements are all tailored to an individual user’s preferences. Peo…

AdWords mobile extensions get major upgrades with tappable sitelinks & more visible content

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searchengineland.com - So far in 2017, we’ve seen location extensions for display, automated call extensions, a global rollout of price extensions, and most recently, call extension bid adjustments. Google AdWords extensio…

YouTube CEO perfectly sums up why Google engineer’s memo is so hurtful

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mashable.com - Another Google executive has spoken out against the sexist memo written by a former engineer at the company. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote about how the memo brought up the pain associated with th…

The Reason for Beacons: Versatility - DGI Wire

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www.dgiwire.com - (DGIwire) – Beacons (also called “connectors”) are increasingly a part of American society. According to Advertising Age, these devices—which use low-energy Bluetooth connections to communicate with …

Zap&Go Charges Device in Under 15 Seconds, Targets Lucrative Electronic Vehicle Market — Red Herring

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www.redherring.com - Rapid-charge battery technology will soon become a behemoth market. British firm Zap&Go made a major breakthrough yesterday with the demonstration that its ‘Instant Charging’ carbon-ion cells can cha…

Current Google employee: 'Google is run like a religious cult' - Hot Air

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hotair.com - Earlier I wrote about James Damore’s interview in which he described his experiences at Google after he authored a memo questioning some of the company’s diversity practices. This week Breitbart News…

Teens Social Media Addiction Harder to Beat Than Cocaine and Alcohol

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socialprchat.com - I find it shocking what social media and smartphones are doing to the culture of teens today. Snapchat streaks. Instagram like competitions. Texting wars. Immediate response required because let’s fa…

4 Tips Your Brand Can Use to Make Its Best, First Impression

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instapage.com - Wouldn’t it be great if we could control the first impressions others have of us with every new interaction? Imagine the power behind managing the perceptions others have of you as an individual or a…

Confused By Facebook Marketing? Learn The Ins And Outs With These Handy Tips!

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Are you wanting to get yourself out to a lot of customers to your business? Are you aware Facebook can let you do this? The greatest way to interact with your fans is to talk back to them when they p…

Mozilla rolls out new initiative to fight 'fake news'

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www.washingtonexaminer.com - Mozilla is joining the fight against "fake news" with a new initiative designed to combat the spread of misinformation on the Internet, the company announced Wednesday. In a post on its blog, the com…

5 Things You Should Do Today to Prevent Insider Data Breaches

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www.egnyte.com - When you think about data leaks, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hackers? Trojans? Ransomware attacks? If your perception of organizational vulnerabilities as they pertain to confidential …

The No-Risk Question that Overcomes Resistance

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smartcallingonline.com - My lease is up on my car in a couple of months. I haven’t given a lot of thought to what I’m going to do, other than probably go with a different make. I’m not a car guy at all, other than I like to …

Microsoft Fixes 27 Remote Code Execution Flaws

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www.darkreading.com - Microsoft released fixes for 48 vulnerabilities as part of its August Patch Tuesday update. Fifteen affect Windows, 25 were rated as critical, 21 as important, and 27 could result in remote code exec…

Diablo6 Ransomware Virus on the Loose

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www.tripwire.com - A ransomware virus is on the loose again! It has been a long time, but it seems that the notorious Locky virus is back with a new alteration. Its latest variant goes under the name .Diablo6 Virus Ran…

Sextortionist caught by investigators’ booby-trapped video

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - This is the type of threat that sextortionist “Brian Kil” posted publicly to Facebook, directed at one of many underage girls he victimized, along with sexually explicit photos he coerced out of them:

SMBs Practice Better IoT Security Than Large Enterprises Do

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www.darkreading.com - Massive IoT botnet Mirai helped fuel a 280% rise in telnet botnet attack activity in the first half of the year over the previous period, but small-to midsized (SMB) business are surprisingly better …

Hotspot Shield VPN accused of logging user data, selling it to advertisers

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www.grahamcluley.com - Privacy researchers have accused Hotspot Shield VPN of logging user data and selling it to advertisers despite claims to the contrary. In a complaint submitted to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), …

FBI filzt Trumps Wahlkampfchef Manafort

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www.n-tv.de - Bei den Ermittlungen zur Russland-Affäre durchsucht das FBI das Haus von Paul Manafort. Der Ex-Wahlkampfmanager von US-Präsident Donald Trump könnte eine Schlüsselfigur sein. Zwar kooperiert Manafort…

More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap

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www.theguardian.com - More than 60 current and former Google employees are considering bringing a class-action lawsuit alleging sexism and pay disparities against women, as the technology giant wrestles with a deepening c…

What Is The Best Erp Software In The Age Of Big Data?

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www.boredpanda.com - One of the main requirements for an ERP system that’s subject to Big Data technologies is integration with a powerful BI solution. As Jerri Ledford states in an article titled Big Data: The Challenge…

How Established Business Owners Can Test Out New Ideas

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tech.co - A lot of established businesses need to be careful. Brand new companies can get away with anything, but if you have a reputation to uphold it can hurt you. It leaves you at a slight disadvantage, whi…

10 Fatal Social-Media Mistakes No Marketer Can Afford to Make

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www.entrepreneur.com - Over 2.6 billion people currently use at least one social media platform. By 2021, that number is expected to increase 15 percent to over 3 billion people. Social media marketing is a powerful tool f…


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