Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

The 'World's Fastest Electric Car' Just Set Two Incredible Lap Records

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jalopnik.com - The NIO EP9 electric supercar wasn’t content with merely entering the never-ending vehicular stat war—it recently set a couple of lap records at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, including one for ...

Trump's FCC wants to let your cable company sell your data, because who cares about privacy?

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mashable.com - Under President Donald Trump, it seems like every department in the executive branch is racing to see who can undo regulations the fastest. And at the FCC? That means negotiating with cable compani...

The Importance of Building Trust Online

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www.entrepreneur.com - Regardless of the type of business you're talking about, the importance of building trust cannot be overstated enough. In many ways, it's the most powerful weapon that an organization has -- it's w...

The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Is What Happens When You Add A Track Package To A Track Monster

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jalopnik.com - Chevy’s ZL1 is already a total monster on the track, but now the brand is offering a 1LE performance package which could very possibly mean we all need to brace ourselves for the beastliest Camaro ...

Note to self: Stop taking notes!

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www.computerworld.com - Specifically, I like to capture ideas about things I'd like to remember, do or write. And I'm sure you do, too. If I'm sitting in front of my laptop, I'll just type these notes into Google Keep. Ot...

Mobile World Congress 2017: Porsche Design reveals 2-in-1 with Windows 10 - Windows Experience Blog

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blogs.windows.com - Today at Mobile World Congress, Porsche Design announced the launch of its new premium 2-in-1 convertible and detachable – the Porsche Design BOOK ONE with Windows 10 Pro. This slideshow requires J...

Dealmaster: Snag Dell, Asus, and Lenovo laptops for less than $550 each

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arstechnica.com - reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we're back with a new batch of deals. Now we have a number of laptops on sale for less than $550 each. Among them isa...

“High-severity” vulnerability in Edge/IE is third unpatched MSFT bug this month

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arstechnica.com - A member of Google's Project Zero security research team has disclosed a high-severity vulnerability in Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer browsers that reportedly allows attackers to execute m...

Mozilla pockets Pocket in first acquisition

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techcrunch.com - Mozilla has bought content time-shifting app Pocket for an undisclosed amount, the companies announced simultaneously on their blogs. What started out as a handy Firefox plug-in for saving articles...

Uber’s SVP Amit Singhal leaves company because he didn’t disclose a sexual harassment allegation

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techcrunch.com - Uber’s SVP of engineering, Amit Singhal, left the company earlier today after UberCEO Travis Kalanick asked him to step down, Recode reports. According to Recode, Singhal failed to disclose a sexua...

Oppo shows off impressive new zoom technology, but forgets to put it on a real phone

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techcrunch.com - Oppo’s big Mobile World Congress announcement wasn’t an actual phone. Sure it arrived in a prototype roughly the size and shape of a phone, but it wasn’t really. It was proof of concept, the compan...

Peugeot’s Instinct concept car has active driving and autonomous modes

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techcrunch.com - Some concept cars aren’t really cars and stop at the concept part. But Peugeot’s new Instinct concept car has a couple of interesting ideas. In particular, the interior will change depending on the...

2017 crowdfunding guide

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techcrunch.com - Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder and managing partner of Hax, the Shenzhen and SF-based hardware startup accelerator. Benjamin Joffe is a partner with Hax, the Shenzhen and SF-based hardware startu...

Cordial raises $6 million for its customized, automated email marketing service

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techcrunch.com - Developing a software that tracks user behavioracross apps and websites, and generates targeted marketing emails for those users has garnered the San Diego-based technology company Cordial $6 milli...

Car companies are now coming to MWC too

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techcrunch.com - There are four automotive manufacturers at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona this year: Daimler, BMW, Ford, and Peugeot. And if CES is any indicator, expect more to follow in the next few...

PebblePost raises $15M to combine online data and old-school mail

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techcrunch.com - PebblePostis betting that there’s a big marketing opportunity in printed postcards and catalogs. The startup is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series B funding. The round was led by R...

Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are due Tuesday, Feb 28

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techcrunch.com - There is now less than 24 hours to register for the next Startup Battlefield event. The application process takes just a few minutes. All you have to do is fill out some fields, upload a video demo...

Hater, an app for finding someone who dislikes the same things as you, to expand beyond dating

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techcrunch.com - Not a fan of Trump? Can’t stand country music? Think selfie culture is the worst? Wouldn’t go camping if someone paid you? Bonding over the things you hate can be more powerful than bonding over wh...

Twitch will sell video games on its site starting this spring

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techcrunch.com - Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch announced this morning that it will now sell games directly on its platform – a not entirely surprising expansion forthe service where developers are a...

Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda as TIP commits $170M to startups

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techcrunch.com - While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices — specifically in chat apps — the world’s biggest chat app company is doing something completely differen...

Jolla inks exclusive license to kick-start its Android alternative in China

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techcrunch.com - Mobile OS maker Jolla, whose Sailfish platformremains one of the few smartphone alternatives in play these days, has signed an exclusive license to a Chinese consortium to develop a Sailfish-based ...

Skype is killing off its WiFi service March 31 to focus on ‘core’ features

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techcrunch.com - Skype, the Microsoft-owned service that helped pioneer and popularize the rise of voice and video calls over the internet, is killing off one of the features that it added in later years to try tom...

YouTube is coming to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box

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techcrunch.com - Google and Comcast announced a new deal this morning that will see the YouTube application installed on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes nationwide later this year. The integration will allow X1u...

Why Nokia’s feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year’s flagships

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techcrunch.com - Mobile World Congress kicked off over the weekend with press conferences from Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola. But all anyone seems to care about is a 17-year-old device. A reboot. A candy bar featu...

Kinetise now lets you download the code you make in their drag and drop app creator

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techcrunch.com - The world of mobile development is a hairy one. You can code things yourself and hurt your brain on React Native or you can use a drag-and-drop editor and get locked into one platform forever. But ...

Nokia 6 hands on: A metal phone with stock Android?! Someone is listening!

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arstechnica.com - BARCELONA, SPAIN—We're at Mobile World Congress and tons of new smartphones are launching, but MWC isalso serving as the debut of a brand-new Android OEM. That company is HMD, a new Finnish upstart...

Creepy IoT teddy bear leaks >2 million parents’ and kids’ voice messages

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arstechnica.com - A maker of Internet-connected stuffed animal toys has leaked a database of sensitive customer data. The leak includes more than 2 million voice recordings of children and parents, as well as e-mail...

Famous patent troll’s lawsuit against Google booted out of East Texas

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arstechnica.com - Aninfamous "patent troll" called Eolas Technologies has continued to file against big companies, even after losing a landmark 2012 trial. But following an appeals court order (PDF) last week, Eolas...

Uber’s self-driving cars ran through 6 stoplights in California, NY Times says

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arstechnica.com - According to internal documents seen by The New York Times, Uber’s self-driving cars ran six red lights in the short span of time that the company was shuttling customers around in autonomous vehic...

Huawei P10 hands on—Basically an iPhone 7 clone, which is good and bad

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arstechnica.com - BARCELONA, SPAIN—We're making the rounds atMobile World Congress checking out all the new flagship smartphones, and next up is Huawei's latest: the P10 and P10 Plus. The rumors on the P10 Plus clai...

7 Tips to Increase Conversions By Keeping Your Digital and Social Media Promises

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Is your marketing making promises that you can’t keep? Are your websites, blogs, social profiles, Instagram photos, tweets and Facebook updates over promising? Is your blog or website filled with s...

How to Increase Awareness, Generate Leads and Create Advocacy With Social Media : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you been tasked with generating more awareness, more leads and more advocates? Need a plan to get you started? In this article you’ll discover how your business can use social media to achieve...

Hacker Shows How Easy It Is To Hack People While Walking Around in Public

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thehackernews.com - Wi-Fi enabled devices — widely known as the Internet of Things (IoT) — are populating offices and homes in greater and greater numbers. From smartphones to connected printers and even coffee makers...

The Essential Guide to Using Messengers for Marketing [Video]

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www.socialmediatoday.com - WEBINARS SOCIAL NETWORKS How Full-Time Sellers Can Use Facebook Marketplace to Reach More Consumers Snapchat Lens Games Could be a New Marketing Option Facebook Updates Profile Frames Page, Adds 20...

As Windows 10 Creators Update nears completion, new build focuses on fixes

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arstechnica.com - This doesn't mean that Microsoft isn't still making modifications in response to user feedback. Flash in Edge is going to be click-to-run, and the latest Windows build will make it more obvious tha...

Wayne Sutton: Why black leaders matter in technology

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www.usatoday.com - SAN FRANCISCO — It's hard to believe that on the eve of 2015, instead of ringing in the new year, minority communities are marching across the country to send the message that black lives matter. A...

4 Tips to Help Boost Your Social Media Engagement

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Social is all about sharing and the aim of that sharing is to boost engagement. Sure, it's carried out differently on different platforms -on Facebook, for example, conversations are usually more d...

New Report Shows Social Media Preferences and Habits Among Generations

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Marketers everywhere are crazy for the Millennial market, looking for any way they can to boost their appeal to Millennials and tap into their massive buying potential. The problem with this is tha...

Nokia to rebrand Withings devices, overhaul Health Mate App - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - When Nokia acquired health device brand Withings, we expected of course that there will be major changes happening soon. It took them several months to make any formal announcements, but now the of...

Alcatel unveils a trio of new Android smartphones - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Alcatel went to the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain prepared with new Android devices to show off. Looks like the company really worked on these new products that are expected to sel...

AT&T offers more incentives to get people to get their “unlimited” plan - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Carriers are getting increasingly competitive, not just with their price points but even more with their add-ons and additional plan offerings. And if you use a lot of your allocation on watching v...

Samsung new Galaxy Book will slot in seamlessly to Samsung Flow ecosystem - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung just recently announced a 2-in-1 device – yes, and we’re mildly surprised that they’re into those as well and it’s not just an ASUS or Lenovo thing – called the Samsung Galaxy Book. It’s a ...

MediaTek takes covers off Helio X30 chipset, gives premium processing power - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - It’s time to meet the next generation flagship chipset from MediaTek which they are launching at the ongoing MWC 2017, following the steps of last year’s deca-core chipsets. This year, it will be t...

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 s...

MediaNest : Manage Video Marketing Campaigns on Social Media - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Natasha Robinson”,Co-Founder & CMO at the California- USA based start-up “MediaNest” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that y...

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting co...

Brian Zuercher Of VenueSeen On Social Media Photography And Managing Customer Relationships - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Brian Zuercherhad a precocious interest in business for a boy from the Buckeye State. He likes his sports, too, but ever since the days of running the school store, the entrepreneurial path has bec...

Imboard : Event Discovery and Promotion App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Dominic Smith”, CEO of the Baltimore USA-based start-up “Imboard” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your ...

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. “...

Morces.com: Get More Than Just a Mobile Site! - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Morces is an absolute free platform for all users to go mobile in a matter of minutes! In addition to optimizing website for mobile devices, Morces provides comprehensive set of social tool such as...