Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Over 10,000 People Have Downloaded Fake Cryptocurrency Apps - Bitcoin News

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news.bitcoin.com - The open web can be a dangerous place for cryptocurrency users. Phishing, trojans, and social engineering all come with the territory, ensuring that even the savviest of bitcoin-holders must remain a…

5 Ways to Optimize Your SMB's Ecommerce Site for Maximum Conversions

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www.inc.com - If you're not making as much money from your ecommerce site as you'd like, start checking out your analytics reports and identify where exactly the problem exists. If your site sees solid traffic but…

This is the woman who’s in charge of engineering Uber’s driverless trucks

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www.technologyreview.com - Uber is publicly dealing with a lot of nasty problems: a revelation that it paid hackers to conceal a huge data breach, a lawsuit filed by Alphabet’s self-driving-car unit alleging the theft of auton…

The Differences Between Cloud Backup, Cloud Storage, and Cloud Sync

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www.backblaze.com - Google Drive recently announced their new Backup and Sync feature for Google Drive, which allows users to select folders on their computer that they want to back up to their Google Drive account (not…

8 Powerful Instagram Tools To Boost Your Social Media Presence

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bloggingwizard.com - So you finally decided to take this whole social media thing seriously for your business. Nobody wants to be left behind, and there’s no doubt – your business needs to be on social media. You’re prob…

Seth's Blog: The minimum critical mass

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sethgodin.typepad.com - For your idea to spread, your app to go viral, your restaurant to be the place, it's likely you'll need to hit critical mass. This is a term from physics, describing the amount of plutonium you need …

“Malware-free” attacks mount in big breaches, CrowdStrike finds

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arstechnica.com - No file-based malware—or balaclava—was required for most of the attacks CrowdStrike investigated in the past year. Despite the rise of massive crypto-ransomware attacks, an even more troubling trend …

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 is here with enterprise and security updates

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arstechnica.com - Rounding out several days of OS updates that included iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2, and watchOS 4.2, Apple today rolled out macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for supported Macs. You can download the update now from t…

Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google

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techcrunch.com - Foursquare’s VP of business development Mike Harkey, who has been with the company for more than five years, has left to join Google as its director of global product partnerships. His LinkedIn page …

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

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techcrunch.com - Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attent…

Pinterest integrates deeper with Facebook with a new bot and messenger extension

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techcrunch.com - As Pinterest looks to further expand beyond just the audience you’d expect to use it, it’s going to have to start chasing down users and meet them on different territories — and that includes messagi…

Health2Sync raises $6M to expand its diabetes tracking and management service in Asia

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techcrunch.com - Health2Sync, a Taiwan-headquartered company that offers a diabetes tracking service, has closed a $6 million Series B round aimed at expanding its business in Japan and other markets in Asia. Health2…

Pokémon GO will get 50+ new Gen III Pokémon this week

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techcrunch.com - Good news, Pokèmon Go fans: Gen III Pokemon are landing this week Or, I should say, more Gen III Pokémon are landing this week. Niantic tells me that at least 50 new Pokèmon will be added to the game…

For some reason Tim Cook thinks China will allow VPNs to return to the App Store

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techcrunch.com - This year has seen Apple widely criticized for aiding China’s censorship push by removing VPN apps from its App Store in China. Company CEO Tim Cook painted a rather rosy picture of the situation wit…

Google releases “Android Go” to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps

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arstechnica.com - Google's upcoming low-end configuration of Android—"Android Go"—has hit a major milestone. With the launch of Android 8.1 (which is happening some time in the next 24 hours!), Android Go is being rel…

Snapdragon 845 unveiled with 25-percent faster CPU, 30-percent faster graphics

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arstechnica.com - Qualcomm is hosting the "Snapdragon Technology Summit" in Hawaii this week, where it unveiled its flagship system-on-a-chip (SoC) for 2018: the Snapdragon 845. Qualcomm has a near-monopoly on the hig…

Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules

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arstechnica.com - Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took aim at his successor's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules today, saying that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is selling out consumers and …

Net neutrality protests start Thursday—how to find one near you

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arstechnica.com - Net neutrality supporters plan a nationwide series of protests starting Thursday outside Verizon stores, where they will express their opposition to the pending repeal of net neutrality rules. You ca…

Judge sentences Volkswagen executive to 7 years in prison, plus a fine

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arstechnica.com - On Wednesday, a US District judge in Detroit sentenced Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, to seven years in prison for his role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal of 2015. Schmidt…

How to Use Pinterest for Business: 8 Strategies You Need to Know

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blog.hootsuite.com - With 200 million monthly users, Pinterest may not be a social media behemoth like Facebook, but it’s an important social platform with deep penetration in valuable demographics. Half of all U.S. mill…

A New WarGames Reboot Promises a Contemporary Spin on Cold War Hackers

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io9.gizmodo.com - MGM has partnered with interactive video company Eko to revive its 1983 cult classic WarGames, reimagined with contemporary hackers. A new trailer for the interactive series, out in 2018, has just dr…

Content Creation Hacks: How to Quickly Produce Valuable Content : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Looking for an easier way to make your content work for you? Discover easy ways to create and repurpose your content, courtesy of Nick Westergaard. The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand …

Phishing Schemes Are Using Encrypted Sites to Seem Legit

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www.wired.com - A massive effort to encrypt web traffic over the last few years has made green padlocks and "https" addresses increasingly common; more than half the web now uses internet encryption protocols to kee…

Verify Your Facebook Page Through These Steps | SEJ

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www.searchenginejournal.com - The importance of Facebook verification for your business or personal page has one again been called to the forefront due to Facebook’s new branded content rules. Why should you verify your page? It’…

Restoring a light touch to FCC internet regulations

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www.washingtontimes.com - Over the last two weeks, there has been a vigorous debate about internet regulation. Under the plan I recently proposed, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would restore internet freedom by …

Sprout Social acquires Seattle social media analytics startup Simply Measured

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www.geekwire.com - Sprout Social has acquired Simply Measured, a Seattle startup that helps brands get deeper insights into their social media marketing campaigns. Sprout CEO Justyn Howard announced the acquisition in …

VSCO now lets you send messages, forward content, profiles

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androidcommunity.com - VSCO has become more than just an app to post pictures in or a hashtag to use for your social media photo posts. They have turned it into a community for mobile photography enthusiasts and those look…

Fitbit finally updates OS for Fitbit Ionic, brings apps and watchfaces

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androidcommunity.com - When Fitbit launched its new Ionic smartwatch a few months ago, one complaint was that there were not a lot of apps available for it. And then for a couple of months, they didn’t even update the Fitb…

Kodak Mini Shot Instant Print cam also connects with Android devices

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androidcommunity.com - Finding an instant printing camera that also can connect to the digital world is probably a requirement of most people doing the digital and analog thing that seems to be the current trend now. Not a…

Nokia 8 not able to support Google’s Project Treble

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androidcommunity.com - HMD Global, the manufacturers of the Nokia 8, have recently updated the software of their flagship phone to Android Oreo, and users are eager to know if the flagship will support Android’s new Projec…

Manfrotto announces new 190go! M-series tripod range - Amateur Photographer

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www.amateurphotographer.co.uk - Manfrotto has unveiled the new 190go! M-series tripod range, which is available in aluminium and carbon fibre. Credit: Manfrotto Manfrotto has launched a new 190go! M-series range of lightweight and …

How Employee Commitment Can Spark Brand Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - Jonathan Ruchman, Senior Director of Customer Experience for Brookdale Senior Living communities, shared an intriguing example of how employee commitment is a crucial link to overall brand loyalty du…

Two Underlying Reasons to Maintain Loyal Customers

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty and gift cardproviders will tell you that they can help boost your sales and client traffic. It’s true when they tell you “it takes a client more than one visit to spend the amount of a gift …

Kmart Sees Incredible Customer Engagement Opportunity Through Ugly Sweater Holiday Challenge

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www.loyalty360.org - With Christmas just 24 days away, the holiday season is in full swing and what does that mean at Kmart? The #UglySweaterforBetter Social Media Challenge, which launched Nov. 28. Each day through Dec.…

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…

Microsoft Touts 'Strong Growth' for Windows in Education - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Windows is finally hitting back at Chrome OS in the Education market. Following the downfall of Windows in the education sector, Microsoft recently started focusing on the market to gain back its mar…

Why "Inbox Zero" Isn't Worth the Hassle

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tech.co - In the last few years everyone has become obsessed with the concept of Inbox Zero. Inbox Zero is exactly what it sounds like, to have zero emails in your inbox. As if somehow seeing the message “ther…

BMW Incumbent Agency KBS Will Not Be Competing in the Brand's Creative Review

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www.adweek.com - Less than two months after luxury auto brand BMW announced a U.S. creative agency review, incumbent KBS confirmed it will not participate. The MDC Partners agency has been working with the client for…

Snapchat and Coach Just Debuted Snapcodes Embedded Into Fashionable Pins

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www.adweek.com - Forget about camera-equipped sunglasses—Snapchat and Coach are hoping to make Snapcodes become en vogue. Today, the companies announced they’ve partnered to create a limited-edition set of Coach pins…

Cisco Names Independent Shop DWA as Global Media Buying Agency of Record

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www.adweek.com - Tech conglomerate Cisco has chosen DWA or David Wood and Associates Media to handle its media planning and buying business after a competitive review. The independent agency, which specializes in ser…

Brands Are Learning How to Master Push Notifications Like Publishers

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www.adweek.com - On a typical morning, the first thing people do is check their phone and see a screen full of push notifications filled with breaking news, social alerts from Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram and occa…

Why Marketers Should Own, Not Rent

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www.adweek.com - It seems like every day, there are new channels that brands can use to reach their customers—especially with the proliferation of social media in recent years. For example, Small Business Trends rece…

The Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts on 8 Major Social Networks

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blog.contentstudio.io - It won’t be unfair to say that social media apps often engage us in a way that we get carried away – and yes, I mean by scrolling through the Facebook feed and dragging down the Twitter timeline for…

What 5 CMOs Are Doing to Change the Conversation About Gender Equality and Diversity

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www.adweek.com - For all the talk of championing diversity in the workplace, the news this week that next month’s Consumer Electronics Show will not include any women keynote speakers made waves in the technology and…

The importance of targeting branded searches

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searchengineland.com - Search experts understand the importance of targeting non-branded search terms: Optimizing for high-volume, non-branded terms can drive a significant amount of traffic to your brand’s site. While tar…

Omnichannel shoppers collide with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, setting new records

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searchengineland.com - Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to gain cultural significance across the US and the globe as shoppers and retailers deepen their relationships through enhanced technology, stronger/more person…

Google Lens an impressive start for 'visual search'

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searchengineland.com - Google Lens has gone live or is about to on Pixel phones in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore (in English). Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using it extensively and have…

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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