Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

Cloud Spending Will Soar as Enterprise Reliance on SaaS Grows: IDC

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www.eweek.com - Enterprises will continue to increase their spending on a variety of cloud services, including Platform as a Service, (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (SaaS) and Software as a Service (Saas) applic…

Xbox Games with Gold for January 2018 • Pureinfotech

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pureinfotech.com - Microsoft has announced the four titles that Xbox Live subscribers are getting in January as part of the Games with Gold Program. During the month of January 2018, members will receive The Incredible…

Internet and Affiliate Marketing, Email List Building Coaching

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kennethholland.com - Got a little story for you that might help you learn how to stop blaming others… “This is just another scam to get my money, right?” I could feel the whiny, tire-kicking, excuse-making ‘I-want-400K-b…

5 Steps to Improve Your Customer Service Using Twitter

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blog.thesocialms.com - The following is a guest post by Patrick Cole. Patrick Cole is an entrepreneur and freelancer. He is also a contributing blogger for several websites. Patrick loves self-education and rock music. Con…

Cloud Storage Providers: Backblaze Reaches 500 Petabytes of Data

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www.backblaze.com - It seems like only yesterday that we crossed the 350 petabyte mark. It was actually June 2017, but boy have we been growing since. In October 2017 we crossed 400 petabytes. Today, we’re proud to anno…

Microsoft 2Q18: $6.3 billion loss due to massive repatriation tax hit

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has posted the results of the second quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until December 31, 2017. Revenue was $28.9 billion, up 12 percent year-on-year, and operating income was …

Supermedium launches its virtual reality web browser backed by Y Combinator

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techcrunch.com - Virtual reality’s content problem has been so frustrating for users because the medium’s promise has been that it can take users anywhere. As developers continue to build up these worlds, Supermedium…

Oops! Don’t say ‘Google’ in your Alexa voice app, Amazon says

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techcrunch.com - The competition between Alexa and Google Assistant is fierce. How fierce? Cover all of Las Vegas in Google Assistant ads for CES fierce? Put voice assistance in weird things like a light switch or a …

Samsung confirms it is making ASIC chips for cryptocurrency mining

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techcrunch.com - Fresh from toppling Intel as the planet’s biggest seller of chipsets, Samsung has confirmed that it has begun manufacturing ASIC chips which are used to mine bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies.

Ex-Apple execs take on Twitch with launch of new social broadcasting platform Caffeine

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techcrunch.com - A team of ex-Apple engineers and execs is taking on Amazon-owned Twitch and Google’s YouTube Gaming with today’s official launch of a new social broadcasting platform, Caffeine. Backed by $46 million…

Equifax launches its credit locking app and extends free credit freezes through June

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techcrunch.com - Today was supposed to be the deadline for Equifax’s free credit freeze offering, but the company has decided to extend the service to consumers for another five months. Now, Equifax customers can req…

TimeFlip is a time-tracking gadget simple enough that I might actually use it

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techcrunch.com - If you’re like me, and I’m going to assume you are for the purposes of this post, you like the idea of time tracking, but generally it’s a bit too fiddly or complicated. TimeFlip is a super-simple ga…

Google tweaks search snippets to try to stop serving wrong, stupid and biased answers

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techcrunch.com - Spare a thought for Google. ‘Organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful’ isn’t exactly easy. Even setting aside the sweating philosophical toil of algorithmica…

Fools and their crypto

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techcrunch.com - What should we do about token sales? Two days ago a Lithuanian “company” called Prodeum looked like a promising if silly blockchain startup. Their stated goal? To track every piece of food on the int…

Lexip’s joystick-mouse combo is a strange but promising hybrid

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techcrunch.com - While at CES I try to avoid getting bogged down by dozens of random gadgets, and this time I mostly succeeded — but the mouse reviewer in me was intrigued by Lexip’s new gaming mouse that’s also a so…

Google Flights will now predict airline delays – before the airlines do

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techcrunch.com - Google is rolling out a few new features to its Google Flights search engine to help travelers tackle some of the more frustrating aspects of air travel – delays and the complexities of the cheaper, …

Microsoft’s Azure revenue nearly doubled year-over-year in its second quarter

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft posted a relatively good second quarter this year that continued the ongoing process of its growth into a major cloud entity, in addition to saying it would be taking a significant charge a…

Chat app Line announces plan for cryptocurrency services, loans and insurance

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techcrunch.com - Line, the messaging app with around 200 million monthly users, is embracing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fend off increased competition from Facebook and others. The Japanese company today a…

Twitter now says 1.4 million people interacted with Russian trolls during 2016 presidential campaign

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techcrunch.com - Twitter has now updated the number of people engaging with Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential campaign to 1.4 million. That’s more than double the initial 677,775 Twitter originally said had…

Hulu’s Live TV app now lets you personalize the Olympics to your liking

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techcrunch.com - Teased earlier this month at CES, Hulu today has quietly launched its personalized Olympics experience in its Live TV app. The company hasn’t officially announced the new feature, but the option to t…

Amazon is experimenting with its own QR code style ‘SmileCodes’

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techcrunch.com - QR code style markers — those lil’ barcode-looking boxes you’ll see on ads from time to time, meant to be scanned with your phone to launch some website or app — have yet to really find their footing…

Uber is piloting a bike-sharing service with JUMP

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techcrunch.com - Uber is launching a bike-sharing service next week in partnership with JUMP, a startup that recently received the first and only permit to operate dockless bike-sharing in San Francisco. JUMP’s contr…

Soraa’s new light bulbs skip the smart home and focus on the science of the color spectrum

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techcrunch.com - Everyone’s trying to build a better light bulb. These days, that means things like adjustable colors and smart home connectivity — for most companies. Bay Area startup Soraa is skipping all the noise…

GoPro adds mobile cloud backup to its Plus subscription service

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techcrunch.com - Whether the action cam business can alone sustain the GoPro business (in light of the recent Karma drone program shutdown) is going to at least rely on them continuing to dominate it and find new rev…

How to keep them on the page so your content ranks on Google’s first page

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blog.upscope.io - This article is part of the Content Distribution series. Look at both Neil Patel and Brian Dean’s blog posts. Notice anything similar in the layout? They use 1 and 2 line sentences and even their rea…

Waymo orders way mo‘ self-driving minivans from Chrysler

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arstechnica.com - Waymo, the self-driving Google spin-off, is getting ready to seriously expand its operations. On Tuesday morning, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it has signed an agreement to supply Waymo with "…

Microsoft might finally have a forward-thinking game with Sea of Thieves

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arstechnica.com - After years of teases and press-only demos, Microsoft and Rare's pirate-battling game Sea of Thieves has finally arrived in a form that looks like the online game we've been promised for so long. And…

Cisco drops a mega-vulnerability alert for VPN devices [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - On January 29, Cisco released a high-urgency security alert for customers using network security devices and software that support virtual private network connections to corporate networks. Firewalls…

High-severity vulnerability in Lenovo laptops let hackers access passwords

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arstechnica.com - Lenovo has fixed a high-severity vulnerability in a wide range of laptop models that allowed hackers with physical access to log in and then obtain users' Windows login credentials and other sensitiv…

Huawei loses another carrier deal as spying fears impede its US growth

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arstechnica.com - Huawei is the world's third biggest smartphone company—behind Samsung and Apple—and sells phones across the globe. But the Chinese company is virtually unknown in the US. Allegations of stolen intell…

California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law

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arstechnica.com - The California State Senate yesterday approved a bill to impose net neutrality restrictions on Internet service providers, challenging the Federal Communications Commission attempt to preempt such ru…

Formula E’s new electric car looks like nothing else in racing

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arstechnica.com - This futuristic-looking machine isn't a concept or movie prop; it's Formula E's new race car. It's called the Spark SRT05e, and it's a bold new look for the electric racing series. Each team will use…

Tinder must stop charging its older California users more for “Plus” features

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arstechnica.com - Now, an older-than-30 user like "Gemma" here won't have to worry about paying more for "Tinder Plus," at least in California. The online dating service Tinder must change one of its key monetization …

Reports allege Apple making fewer iPhone Xs due to weak demand

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arstechnica.com - Apple's $1,000 iPhone X has apparently proven to be a hard sell for many. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple will cut its planned production of its flagship iPhone through March …

Google Fiber’s wireless Internet service is leaving Boston

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arstechnica.com - Google Fiber is ending its wireless home Internet service in Boston, and existing customers in the city will lose their service sometime in the next several months. Google Fiber has had its struggles…

Respect Always Comes First

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www.smashingmagazine.com - While I sincerely appreciate and applaud the efforts that go into the work around making the web faster and more engaging and more visually pleasing, I’d love to see us pushing stronger towards respe…

How to Setup an FAQ Page in WordPress - Developer Drive

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www.developerdrive.com - Do you get a lot of emails from different customers each asking the same question? Having an FAQ section on your website can help you address your visitors’ frequently asked questions proactively. Wh…

Amazon Patents Wristband to Track Hand Movements of Warehouse Employees

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gizmodo.com - Companies love using the latest and greatest technology to keep track of employees, even when they’re at home. But Amazon’s new idea goes to extremes to treat employees like fleshy robots. The Seattl…

Updated bootloader of Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8 prevents flashing of ‘out of region’ ROMs

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androidcommunity.com - One of the tweaks that Samsung flagship users do on their devices if they got them from US mobile carriers is to unlock the bootloader and flash an unlocked version of the Samsung software. This is l…

Samsung foldable OLED phones confirmed for 2018

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung is one of the top brands in the world today. It has since grown into a household and lifestyle brand that reaches all kinds of consumers in most parts of the globe. The South Korean tech comp…

RAVPower launches 2-in-1 wall charger and power bank

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androidcommunity.com - Usually we carry around several devices when we travel or even on our daily commute. You have your device’s wall charger and then your power bank/s and then other wires and stuff you may need to keep…

Huawei Honor 7X ready for an update that brings Face unlock and AR Lens

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androidcommunity.com - The Huawei Honor 7X was first launched in India as an Amazon-exclusive offering. It went up for purchase in the United States the following month and will soon reach more markets in Latin America. Be…

Build Excitement for Your Crowdfunding Campaign with a Pre-Launch Page - Indiegogo Education Center

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entrepreneur.indiegogo.com - You’re in the process of planning your crowdfunding campaign, but you’re not quite ready to launch. A Pre-Launch Page will help you give potential customers a hint of what’s coming so you can start b…

How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic to Your Site

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nopassiveincome.com - We all know about the big players in the social media world – but Pinterest may not be on everyone’s radar. Well, if I told you that it dishes out more referral traffic than LinkedIn, Twitter and You…

What Happened to Brand Loyalty?

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www.loyalty360.org - The evolution of brand loyalty marketing Does it seem to you that customers aren't loyal to brands and their products any more? Today, shoppers research purchases online, price compare and then purch…

Beware the Shiny Object

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www.loyalty360.org - If you are in business, you are concerned about cyber security. The best solutions deploy technology and engage employees. It is that time of year again when the little part of me says it is time to …

Loyalty Marketers Should Explore Contextual Commerce to Magnify Customer Engagement

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www.loyalty360.org - Connecting with shoppers is an ongoing quest for loyalty marketers, and one option they should consider to heighten and magnify customer engagement is contextual commerce. Loyalty360 talked to Gerry …

The Time Is Right for a Loyalty Program at Hannaford Supermarkets

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www.loyalty360.org - Better late than never. Until now. For Hannaford Supermarkets, which was founded in 1883, a loyalty program never existed. On Jan. 21, however, Hannaford launched My Hannaford Rewards, a loyalty pr…

What you Can Learn from Email Unsubscribes

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www.loyalty360.org - It’s always hard when someone says good-bye, whether they unfriend you on Facebook or unsubscribe from your email list. But unsubscribes aren’t always a bad thing. Plus, they can teach you a few thin…

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…

Microsoft Edge Making Its Way to the iPad Next Month - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Last year, Microsoft made its Edge browser cross-platform by bringing it to Android and iOS. The browser picked up a couple of small improvements over the past few months, but Microsoft is currently …

The 'Old School' Factors that Lead to 21st-Century Sales - Copyblogger

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www.copyblogger.com - When I first started out as a business owner, marketing my freelance copywriting services, I was very aware of my biggest constraint: When I was a kid, I had a hard time selling raffle tickets to my …

Bing Ads has a conversion tracking fix for Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention

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searchengineland.com - In September, Google announced its solution to maintain campaign tracking from Safari, with a new Google Analytics cookie. Now Bing is introducing its method for addressing the challenge of tracking …

10 Ways to Use Google Trends for Better SEO

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www.searchenginejournal.com - If you’re like me, you love SEO tools – especially free ones! One of the most underutilized free tools is Google Trends. Think of Google Trends as your personal barbershop, a place you can turn to ge…

Google EU shopping rivals complain antitrust remedies aren't working

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searchengineland.com - In the wake of the European Commission’s $2.7 billion antitrust fine against Google last year, the company opened up product listing ads (PLAs) to rival comparison shopping services. It also pledged …

Google's Page Speed Update does not impact indexing

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searchengineland.com - Google’s Page Speed Update won’t impact how Google indexes your mobile or desktop content; it will only affect how the mobile pages are ranked in the Google mobile search results. To be clear, indexi…

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…

Facebook's traffic is down 50 million hours per day as Zuckerberg demands less 'viral videos'

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mashable.com - One of Facebook's core statistics doesn't look so good. Time spent on the network — a number that drives the tech giant's revenue — is down by an estimated 50 million hours per day. Facebook now reac…

Google Senior VP Urs Hölzle Threatens to 'Identify' Whistleblowers - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - For the past several months, Google employees have been anonymously sharing evidence of alleged harassment, intimidation, and misconduct directed at conservative employees of the company. These inclu…

Why Is Twitter Hiding the Real Number? – Mike Elgan – Medium

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medium.com - In a Friday afternoon bombshell, Twitter pretended to reveal the scale of interaction by Twitter users with Russian fake accounts. These accounts, now all deleted, were designed to enable the Kremlin…

How to Use AdRoll to Create Better Performing Advertisements

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instapage.com - AdRoll is a performance marketing platform that has evolved over the last 10 years using the largest advertiser data co-op in the market. What that means for marketers is that they can reach their au…

8 Ways Marketo Uses Landing Pages to Drive Leads and Sales

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instapage.com - Founded in 2006, Marketo and its powerful marketing automation software began helping marketers all over the world effectively engage customers and prospects. Today, ten years later, the company has …

Landing Page Differences: Paid Search vs. Marketing Automation

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instapage.com - You know that when it comes to converting prospects into leads and customers online, no web page does it better than a landing page. But there are so many… Squeeze pages, splash pages, sales pages, v…

How to secretly Spy on any Phone ( SMS, Call Logs, Whatsapp … ) for FREE !

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iphonefindmyphone.com - Click Here to Find Your Cell Phone or Accessories Do you have a girlfriend you intend to spy? Do you a youngster you intend to track? You can spy on Whatsapp, FaceBook message Call Logs, Telephone ca…

Don't Know Anything About Laptops? Read These Tips!

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Laptops are a useful piece of tech. No matter what you intend to use the laptop for, it should help you with life. The advice below covers what you find out what you have to know about getting laptop…

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