Thursday, December 14, 2017

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This poll gave Americans a detailed case for and against the FCC’s net neutrality plan. The reaction among Republicans was striking

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www.washingtonpost.com - Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo) On the eve of a pivotal vote that would deregulate the broadband industry, a fresh survey from the …

Intel Rolls Out New Pentium, Celeron Chips for Low-Cost PCs

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www.eweek.com - Intel officials are rolling out new Pentium and Celeron processors based on its new “Gemini Lake” architecture and aimed at such devices as two-in-one and all-in-one PCs, laptops and desktops used fo…

Disney-Fox Deal: How It Ranks Among Biggest All-Time Media Mergers

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deadline.com - At a valuation of $66.1 billion, including assumption of debt, the Disney-Fox combination announced today is certainly a major disruption of the media business status quo. But it is not the richest m…

Standing Out from the Crowd: Magento for Fashion - Redstage Worldwide | Magento Development | Magento Support | Shopify Plus | BigCommerce

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redstage.com - Maybe you consider yourself a fashionista, though more likely, you’re simply one of a select group of marketers interested in selling to the fashion-frenzied masses. Whatever fuels your passion for y…

Andrew Ng’s Landing.ai wants to bring artificial intelligence to the manufacturing industry, starting with Foxconn

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techcrunch.com - AI pioneer Andrew Ng is probably best known for his work on the Google Brain project and for leading Baidu’s AI group (and his machine learning course on Coursera). After leaving Baidu earlier this y…

Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games

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techcrunch.com - In the eight years since Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard launched their last gaming startup, the industry they helped shape with A Bit Lucky now brings in more than $100 billion in revenues glob…

Apple launches its podcast analytics service into beta

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techcrunch.com - At WWDC this year, Apple announced it would soon offer its own podcast analytics service for show creators who publish on iTunes. Today, that service has launched into beta, offering podcasters the a…

Snapchat launches augmented reality developer platform Lens Studio

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techcrunch.com - Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool …

Apple Maps gets indoor mapping for more than 30 airports

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techcrunch.com - As of this morning, Apple Maps has expanded to include indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe. The company has primarily hit American cities thus far, covering what looks to be most of the bi…

Edge Mobile Payments buys what’s left of Plastc in hopes that there’s still life left in smart cards

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techcrunch.com - The death of Plastc back in April looked to many like the final nail in the smart card coffin. After all, the news came only a few months after the space’s other big player, Coin, called it quits. Of…

Disney details overarching direct-to-consumer plan possible through Fox deal

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techcrunch.com - Disney CEO Bob Iger positioned his company’s acquisition of Fox’s TV and movie businesses as a way for the company to prepare for a future in which streaming and direct-to-consumer dominate media con…

Chromecast is back on Amazon

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techcrunch.com - Amazon will once again allow sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its site, after banning them two years ago in an effort to promote its own Fire TV hardware to online shoppers. The addition of…

The difference between good and bad Facebooking

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techcrunch.com - “Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we …

Microsoft looks to make Bing results smarter with new AI-powered features and Reddit partnership

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techcrunch.com - At a special AI-focused event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a number of feature updates to Bing that it hopes will make results smarter by leveraging the company’s AI research, as well …

SoundCloud resuscitates home screen with personalized playlists

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techcrunch.com - After laying off 40% of its staff and securing $169 million in emergency funding, SoundCloud’s first product push is a much needed step in the right direction. It’s filling its home page with persona…

New York Times Start-Up Reporter Job in San Francisco, CA

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www.glassdoor.com - Job Description The Times is seeking an ambitious, fearless and energetic reporter to cover the Wild West world of Silicon Valley start-ups and venture capital. From tiny tech companies in a garage (…

Any lawful device: Revisiting Carterfone on the eve of the Net Neutrality vote

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arstechnica.com - As tomorrow's FCC net neutrality vote looms, Ars has been sharing as much of our reporting on the topic as possible. And this week, a longtime reader nudged us about this classic on the FCC's Carterf…

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…

Tips and Tricks to Mastering the Art of Networking – The Startup – Medium

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medium.com - Being employed within the world of business, whether you are an intern or on the executive board of a company, can be cut throat. The business industry itself is traditionally known as a shark-eat-sh…

Instagram just showed Apple how to fix the iPhone X’s notch

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bgr.com - Among many new design changes to the Instagram iOS app lately is one little tweak for the iPhone X: A new volume slider that activates when you use the iPhone X’s volume buttons to change the sound o…

From Porn Sites to Starbucks Wi-Fi, CPUs Are Getting Hijacked to Mine Cryptocoins

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gizmodo.com - It’s one thing to wake up and discover that you missed the boat on a cryptocurrency boom that’s making a handful of people very wealthy. It’s another thing to find out that your computer is making so…

10 Proven Ways to Increase Your Email Open Rates

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blog.bookly.co - Email marketing still has one of the highest engagement rates for marketing messages. For ecommerce and marketing emails, open rates tend to be around 20%. If your open rates are below this average, …

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

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www.fastcompany.com - With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a massive collection of digital images doesn’t have to be a nigh…

Microsoft is giving Bing more intelligence—and a dash of Reddit

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www.fastcompany.com - At an event in San Francisco, Microsoft just unveiled a bunch of AI-related enhancements for its Bing search engine. Research honcho Harry Shum also welcomed Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian onstage t…

The 10 Worst Social Media Marketing Decisions and What to Do Instead

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Have you seen any social media users make a mistake? Of course you have because we all do. Unfortunately, some of these mistakes can be quite damaging to your image, especially when they are easily a…

Net neutrality is now officially on life support. Here’s what happens next.

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www.vox.com - The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality, despite overwhelming public support for the regulation, which requires internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast to…

Google finally has seamless Duo switching button for phone calls

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androidcommunity.com - We saw the video call button appear on the Pixel 2 during its unveiling last October, but somehow when the device actually came out, that switch button was nowhere to be found, despite several update…

McAfee, Samsung protects your Note 8 from nefarious WiFi connections

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androidcommunity.com - When we’re outside of our home or office, chances are you look for WiFi connections, especially if you’re saving up on your data. But not all connections are safe, especially those that unofficially …

7-ElevenNow app brings shopping convenience to your phone

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androidcommunity.com - If you can get your local grocery to deliver goods for you, why not the nearest convenience store that’s open 24 hours a day and probably has whatever you need at the moment? That is exactly what 7-E…

Huawei may offer the Mate 10 Pro first through Verizon

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androidcommunity.com - Huawei is set to officially become a household name in the United States. The Chinese OEM has made it known that it’s officially entering the American market. It’s first partner is believed to be Ver…

Holo: Take Back the Internet - Shared P2P Hosting

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www.indiegogo.com - Nervous about digital currencies? Don't worry, you've probably been using digital money via bank accounts and credit cards for a long time. The main difference here is that the group making the softw…

Use this Handy Campaign Marketing Workbook to Manage Your Outreach Efforts - Indiegogo Education Center

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entrepreneur.indiegogo.com - The planning for your crowdfunding campaign is underway. Great work! As you think about building your support base for your project, we know it can be daunting to think about all the people you need …

5 Key factors for a successful restaurant loyalty program

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty is more than a marketing program Loyalty should be viewed as the journey to growing and retaining your customers through a mutually valuable relationship. Loyalty is not a points program an…

A Loyalty Program Should Support a Brand’s Value Proposition and Its Customer Experience

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www.loyalty360.org - There are varying strategies attached to loyalty program performance, but some tactics should be universal to ensure long-term success and growth. Loyalty360 talked to Michela Baxter, Senior Director…

Christmas Wish Program A Special Customer Engagement Time at C Spire

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www.loyalty360.org - Christmas is the most special time of year for many people, and it’s extra special to officials at C Spire, the Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services firm. For the …

Journey Management vs. Mapping – What’s The Big Deal?

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loyalty360.org - Customer Journey Mapping is a well-documented practice that helps organizations understand and guide improvements in the customer experience (CX). When done effectively, it uncovers valuable insight …

Rite Aid Set To Add New Component To Its Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - “Our wellness store format has resonated with customers as these stores continue to outperform the rest of the chain in terms of same-store front-end sales and script count,” Standley said at the tim…

Trends in Using Mobile to Boost Loyalty & Consumer Engagement

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www.loyalty360.org - When it comes to brands, consumers have far too many buying choices. They have come to expect having this array of choices and that means their loyalty to your particular brand depends in large part,…

Artificial Intelligence and Its Potential Impact on Customer Engagement, Customer Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - We hear time and time again about artificial intelligence. To some, it sounds exciting and impactful in the loyalty marketing industry. To others, it evokes a 2001 science fiction film directed by St…

Fat Brain Toys Moves Toward More Tangible Product Customer Engagement Via Virtual Toy Tour

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www.loyalty360.org - Mark Carson, President and Co-founder of Fat Brain Toys, wants to move in the direction of more tangible product interaction that would magnify customer engagement levels. Fat Brain Toys is a Nebrask…

7-Eleven’s Customer Experience Goal: Every Interaction is Valuable and Delightful

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www.loyalty360.org - Officials at 7-Eleven pride themselves on their ongoing efforts around innovation. One recent example of that is when the company revamped its 7Rewards loyalty program. Loyalty360 talked to Tarang Se…

The Best Flat Design WordPress Themes In 2017

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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…

Mick George is going to start developing luxury homes in Cambridgeshire

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www.cambridge-news.co.uk - Mick George is shaking things up by making an unexpected venture into the property market. Already a titan in the local construction industry - working on the A14 improvement project and recently dem…

Facebook Pages Can Now Add Click-to-WhatsApp Buttons to Their Boosted Organic Posts

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www.adweek.com - The monetization of WhatsApp by parent company Facebook took another step forward: Advertisers on Facebook can now include a button on their Facebook boosted organic posts that enables users to conta…

The FCC Is Ending Net Neutrality Laws, Presenting New Concerns for Brands and Tech Companies

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www.adweek.com - Navigating the internet is about to get a lot thornier for tech companies and marketers. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to break apart net neutrality laws, which were …

Can Your Bed Be Your New Favourite Gym Place? Let This App Tells You

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www.lifehack.org - If you are like most people, not really ready for the day’s challenges when you first get out of bed in the morning. Unfortunately, most people are extremely busy and getting as much sleep as possibl…

George P. Johnson Internal Email Announces Sudden Departure of President Denise Wong

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www.adweek.com - It is unclear what opportunity led Wong to leave GPJ. In an internal memo sent to employees, project agency George P. Johnson (GPJ) announced the unexpected departure of president Denise Wong, severa…

Hyundai Returns for Super Bowl LII, Its 10th Appearance in 11 Years

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www.adweek.com - Hyundai will return for Super Bowl LII, marking the brand’s third consecutive Super Bowl appearance and 10th in the past 11 years. Hyundai’s agency of record, Innocean, will be responsible for creati…

Google: Fundamentals of writing meta descriptions don't change with longer search snippets

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searchengineland.com - Earlier this month, Google confirmed they have extended the search results snippets from 160 characters all the way to a maximum of 320 characters long. Google told Search Engine Land that even thoug…

New York attorney general announces a multi-state lawsuit challenging the net neutrality vote

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techcrunch.com - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a leading voice in the fight against the FCC’s net neutrality rules repeal, has stepped forward with one of the first legal challenges to the commission’s…

LOL: Moron Liberals Love 'Net Neutrality', They Just Don't Know How To Spell It

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - This afternoon, Twitter was full of various far left defenses for the disastrous “Net Neutrality” legislation the left is trying to push. As of publication, it is the top trending hashtag on Twitter……

This Startup Revolutionized VR Gaming. Now It Wants to Do the Same for Music.

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variety.com - Los Angeles-based video game maker Survios, best known for its “Raw Data” VR game, has set its sights on virtual reality music production. The company plans to introduce a new VR experience called “E…

Koch, Apple's Cook Write WaPo Call to Act on DACA Before '18

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www.newsmax.com - The top officers of Apple and Koch Industries spoke up Thursday for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children — saying they should not be held "hostage to the debate over immigration." In…

Twitter on Net Neutrality Repeal: 'A Body Blow to Innovation'

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www.newsmax.com - Reaction flooded onto Twitter Wednesday after the Federal Communications Commission decided to repeal most net neutrality rules — including from Twitter itself. The @FCC's vote to gut #NetNeutrality …

Uber Claims No Evidence Hackers Took Rider Credit Card Numbers - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - But the ride-hailing company disclosed that in some cases, the hackers got location information from the place where people signed up for Uber, as well as heavily encoded versions of user passwords. …

Activists: FCC Net Neutrality Decision Heralds End of ‘Free and Equal’ Internet

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sputniknews.com - ​Brian Becker and John Kiriakou on Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear spoke to Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, the co-founders of Popular Resistance, a populist anti-corporate movement of activists. "Wha…

FCC Overturns Fallacy of Net Neutrality – Trump Administration Returns Freedom To The Internet…

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theconservativetreehouse.com - “Net Neutrality” was always about giving control over internet content, and all the downstream consequences therein, to an elite few control agents who use political ideology to control the internet.…

UK Tribunal Court Validates WikiLeaks as ‘Media Organization'

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sputniknews.com - "The circumstances of [Julian Assange's] case arguably raise issues about human rights and press freedom, which are the subject of legitimate public debate," the ruling added. The announcement came o…

FCC Meeting on Net Neutrality Abruptly Evacuated Following 'Security Incident' (VIDEO)

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - The FCC’s meeting on Net Neutrality was abruptly evacuated amid an unidentified security incident. The meeting is back on after police officers swept the room with bomb-sniffing dogs. “Whoa. “On advi…

Kaspersky Lab CEO 'Shocked and Confused' by US Ban of Company's Products

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sputniknews.com - NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky held a press conference with reporters in the Russian embassy in India, during which he touched upon the recently signed US controversial law …

Top 5 Strategies To Improve Your Online Presence

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sd-entrepreneur.com - Everywhere you look online lately, people are offering their opinions about anything and everything. Why not put this effort to good use to further your career and showcase your expertise in a positi…

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