Thursday, November 30, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Oculus Go Headsets Are Now Arriving to Developers

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www.roadtovr.com - The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. Oculus Go, the upcoming standalone VR headset from the makers of …

Mobile consumers in the sports apparel industry - Think with Google

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www.thinkwithgoogle.com - The speed is relentless. In the past we could introduce a new line of shoes and nurture its growth in a measured period of time, region by region. We called the shots. But now, thanks to mobile, the …

A Complete Guide to the Google Penguin Algorithm Update

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www.searchenginejournal.com - Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! In 2012, Google officially launched the “webspam algorithm update,” an algorithm …

Wearable numbers get a bump, as consumers shift focus to smarter devices

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techcrunch.com - The wearable space seems to still be figuring itself out — though in spite of some reports about the death of the category, overall growth remains one of the few constants. According to the latest nu…

Facebook will temporarily disable a tool that lets advertisers exclude people of color

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techcrunch.com - Facebook has been under fire for its practices and policies that enable advertisers to exclude “multicultural affinity” groups from the audiences they reach via the social network. Now, in light of a…

Dropbox acquires publishing platform Verst, will shut it down on Dec. 21

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techcrunch.com - The team behind Verst is joining Dropbox, in an acquisition that marks the end of the Verst publishing platform. The startup actually started life as DWNLD, a platform that transformed websites into …

Qualcomm alleges that Apple’s iPhone infringes on its Palm Pre patents

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techcrunch.com - Shortly after the announcement of the iPhone X in September, my colleague Natasha Lomas noted the similarities between the phone and how WebOS operated on the Palm Pre. She ended her article, noting …

Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

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techcrunch.com - There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of…

Fire TV owners can now control Hulu, NBC, CBS and other video apps via their voice

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techcrunch.com - Amazon Fire TV owners will now be able to control more video apps using Alexa and their voice, the company announced today. This feature lets you ask Alexa to “watch,” “play,” “pause,” “rewind,” “fas…

Thanks to the Play Store, Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks

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arstechnica.com - Word on an Android tablet. Pay for Office 365, and you'll get this version on a Chromebook. Through the magic of the Play Store, the official Microsoft Office apps have arrived on Chromebooks. It has…

Essential CEO Andy Rubin goes on leave for “personal reasons”

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arstechnica.com - Andy Rubin, the founder of Google’s Android and current CEO of Essential, is taking a month-long leave from Essential for “personal reasons.” At the same time, a report of an “inappropriate relations…

The state of video journalism on Ars Technica—and its future

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arstechnica.com - Ars Technica will soon be celebrating its 20th birthday--an eternity online. In that 20 years, we've experimented with different formats of reporting and blogging, with each experiment aimed at bette…

These are the best gaming laptops and accessories of 2017

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televisions.reviewed.com - Whether you prefer to game from your couch or on a full-blown gaming PC, there is a ton of specialty gear out there to choose from. But how do you know what's worth the money? We've spent the year te…

Twitter as a Business-Building Powerhouse

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kimgarst.com - Twitter launched in March of 2006. I joined and started building my Twitter community about 2 years later. When I first started with Twitter, I didn’t get it. How could the “what’s happening” Twitter…

How to block the ultrasonic signals you didn’t know were tracking you

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www.wired.com - Dystopian corporate surveillance threats today come at us from all directions. Companies offer “always-on” devices that listen for our voice commands, and marketers follow us around the web to create…

How Bots Broke the FCC's Public Comment System

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www.wired.com - On a single day in late May, hundreds of thousands of public comments poured into the Federal Communications Commission regarding its plans to roll back net neutrality protections. A week and a half …

7 Ways to Use Color to Boost Your Twitter Ad Efforts

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nanigans.com - Whether you're an insurance, travel, mobile gaming or ecommerce advertiser, you can't afford to overlook the importance of color in online campaigns. In the same way that bright hues stand out in Fac…

New Snapchat overhaul separates social and media

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androidcommunity.com - Snapchat still has to make things new and interesting for its users, even if all other messaging apps are trying to emulate and copy them, in the hopes they will be as successful or even more success…

SnapBridge 2.0 ready with new screen design, faster operations

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androidcommunity.com - It’s been over a year since we were introduced to the SnapBridge. It’s an app developed by Nikon that lets you connect your camera to your smartphone. We included it on our list of ‘Top 5 Apps That W…

Waze gets motorcyle, Talk to Waze, HOV route support

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androidcommunity.com - Waze is bringing Christmas early to its users as they say that three of the most requested features are now coming to the app as they will help you navigate your way through the holidays. You can now…

Santa Tracker update brings Android TV support, new content

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androidcommunity.com - It’s that most wonderful time of the year again. No, we’re not talking about Christmas. Well, not directly. Google’s Santa Tracker app has been updated for its 2017 edition and with it comes support …

Google Datally launches worldwide, helps you save mobile data

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androidcommunity.com - Who doesn’t want to save their precious mobile data? We couldn’t think of anyone who would pass the opportunity to use free Internet connection. Of course, there are people who would gladly pay for f…

Samsung Spain releases limited edition Galaxy S8+ SMARTgirl

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re the kind of girl (or guy, we don’t discriminate) who likes pink, floral, and crystal stuff, then you will probably covet this new edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8+. It is a limited edition …

INTERVIEW: Famous 'raccoon-on-alligator' photo was shot on a smartphone (updated 4.50pm) - Amateur Photographer

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www.amateurphotographer.co.uk - It appears that the image, which Richard described as a ‘photo of a lifetime’, was captured on an iPhone. Richard documented the unusual behaviour at the Ocklawaha River while on a family trip to the…

Adobe teases new update to make Photoshop selection easier - Amateur Photographer

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www.amateurphotographer.co.uk - Adobe has released a teaser video for an improved Photoshop selection tool which will be available in an upcoming CC update. The new ‘Subject Selector’ tool allows users to select the part of the ima…

How to Use Mobile Coupons to Gain an Edge

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www.loyalty360.org - People love to use coupons. As many as 92% of Americans used a coupon in the last year, according to PRRI. Coupons encourage people to shop, but most coupons that are issued still go unredeemed. Whil…

Behavioral Trends That Could Impact Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty360 asked a few experts in the loyalty industry about trends related to customer behavior, how brands can leverage these insights to strengthen relationships and spark expanded brand loyalty, …

First-Ever Customer Expo Kicks Off Monday!

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www.loyalty360.org - It’s finally here: Customer Expo 2017 begins Monday and the top minds in the customer loyalty industry are descending on Nashville, Tennessee for three days of sessions, networking, and recognition o…

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - Loyalty Expo, powered by Loyalty360, is the premier conference for marketers and other business professionals who are working to build customer loyalty. Loyalty360 sees this as an evolutionary time f…

Internal Mobile Mindshift Raises Brand Loyalty at Chick-fil-A

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www.loyalty360.org - Since Chick-fil-A launched its mobile app in June 2016, a noticeable shift has occurred that has led to surging brand loyalty. What’s more, Chick-fil-A recently partnered with Taplytics to further en…

Create a Facebook Landing Page In Minutes, Drop Ad Costs By 50%

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Vital Facebook Advertising Objectives That Will Make Or Break ROI

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marketaire.com - You’ve worked hard on your website, and traffic doesn’t appear from thin air. It’s time to use Facebook ads to send people there. First, let’s take a look at the Facebook ad campaign setup process. W…

Want Successful Landing Pages That Convert? These Are 5 Must Haves!

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Hands-On: Google Datally for Android - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - After a months-long testing period, Google today made its Datally data usage management app for Android available to the public. Here’s a quick peek. Yes, it’s a weird name. (Google says it is pronou…

Hands-On with Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is an amazing augmented reality (AR) experience that will delight Star Wars fans young and old. More to the point, it’s technically impressive, offering a wider field of vi…

Dealing with Naysayers - Lisa McLeod

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www.mcleodandmore.com - If you get caught in a riptide, the best way to survive is swim with it – go in the direction it’s carrying you. When people try to overpower the tide, they drown. Instead you should use the tides’ …

Snapchat Is Taking a Page From Facebook’s Playbook to Grow Into a Bona Fide Social Media Platform

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www.adweek.com - They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For the past couple of years, Facebook and Instagram’s product teams have relentlessly chipped away at Snapchat, copying features like stories, s…

Crispin Porter + Bogusky to Close Its Miami Office After Almost 30 Years

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www.adweek.com - Crispin Porter + Bogusky announced plans today to close its Miami office in March as part of an effort to consolidate U.S. operations. In 1988, the agency launched in Miami, with Florida serving as i…

The best fitness trackers you can buy in the UK today

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www.techadvisor.co.uk - What about the C5 Bluetooth 4.2 they sell at geekbuying? it's about $24 from Spain Hope for Fitatu (calorie counter app) and Fitbit connection in the future. My wife and I bought Fitbit Charge HR's l…

The Customer Chat Plugin for Messenger Is Now Available in Open Beta

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www.adweek.com - Facebook announced that the customer chat plugin for Messenger that it launched in closed beta earlier this month is now available in open beta. The plugin allows businesses and customers to continue…

Here's What Happened When I Gave Up My Phone for a Week

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www.adweek.com - After writing recently that we are on the brink of a post-phone world with profound consequences for all of us, several people challenged me to put my hypothesis to the test and give up my phone for …

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks’ Live Block Connector Approved

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urbanmilwaukee.com - Live Block Connector. Rendering by Rinka Chung Architecture. The Milwaukee Bucks have expanded their Live Block entertainment center proposal, and those plans were given unanimous approval by the Zon…

BuzzFeed Can’t Dodge Libel Liability for Dodgy Dossier, DOJ Finds

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www.infowars.com - The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has thrown out viral media company BuzzFeed’s argument that their revelation of the infamous Fusion GPS Trump-Russia dossier was part of their “fair reporting privi…

Amazon Steps up Pace in Artificial Intelligence Race

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www.newsmax.com - The new offerings will enable AWS customers to develop and quickly "train" their own artificial intelligence algorithms, build software applications capable of translating language on the fly, analyz…

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