Friday, March 23, 2018

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Relive portable gaming’s limited LCD past through the magic of emulation

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arstechnica.com - Waiting for your Tamagotchi to hatch is just as thrilling as ever. The handheld MC Hammer game is a hard-to-control mess of a rhythm-matching title way ahead of its time. Not shown here: Q-bert's cur…

Approaches to Deprecating Code in JavaScript | CSS-Tricks

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css-tricks.com - Recently, I had to dig into the topic of code deprecation in JavaScript. I feel like this topic gets less coverage even though it may a play key role in certain projects, especially when working in b…

Epic Games CEO: AR glasses will “eventually replace smartphones”

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arstechnica.com - "I expect this to eventually replace smartphones," Sweeney told Ars in an interview. "Walking around in real life, instead of watching people fiddling around with the cell phone in their pocket, you'…

Spotify Stats Reveal Hidden Challenges And Opportunities [Mark Mulligan]

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www.hypebot.com - One of the core values that we deliver to our clients at MIDiA Research is finding the ‘third number’— the data point that wasn’t reported by a company but that can be arrived at through a process of…

How Raya’s $8/month dating app turned exclusivity into trust

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techcrunch.com - The swipe is where the similarity ends. Raya is less like Tinder and more like a secret society. You need a member’s recommendations or a lot of friends inside to join, and you have to apply with an …

Microsoft to re-enforce March patch that owns Windows over RDP

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www.theregister.co.uk - Black Hat Asia Microsoft will soon prevent Windows from authenticating un-patched RDP clients to cap a March patch addressed a flaw that can allow lateral movement across a network from a compromised…

Best Buy walks away from Huawei, leaving it with zero US retail partners

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arstechnica.com - Here's another nail in the coffin for Huawei's US expansion plans: Best Buy will reportedly stop selling Huawei products over "the next few weeks," according to a new report from CNet. Best Buy is th…

Lawyaw uses AI to help lawyers draft documents faster

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techcrunch.com - It’s no secret that much of the legal industry is build on reusable content. Most law firms have their own customized set of standard documents (like NDAs or Wills), but lawyers or associates still h…

Apple could be announcing a new cheap iPad

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techcrunch.com - According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple could be unveiling a new version of its entry-level iPad at its event next week. The company is holding a press event on March 27 in Chicago. And the o…

Dropbox and Box were never competitors

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techcrunch.com - As Dropbox had its IPO moment this morning, more than 10 years after launching, we can finally put one myth to rest. Dropbox and Box were never targeting the same customers. As Anshu Sharma, founder …

Rainforest Connection enlists machine learning to listen for loggers and jaguars in the Amazon

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techcrunch.com - The vastness that makes the Amazon rainforest so diverse and fertile also makes it extremely difficult to protect. Rainforest Connection is a project started back in 2014 that used solar powered seco…

IPOs are back, but for how long?

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techcrunch.com - The first quarter is almost over, and despite Dropbox’s splashy debut on the public market earlier today, it was preceded by just two other U.S. tech companies to IPO in 2018: Cardlytics and Zscaler.…

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston emphasizes user trust on IPO day amid Facebook’s troubles

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techcrunch.com - Dropbox made its public debut today, with the stock soaring nearly 40% on its first day of trading — meaning the company will now be beholden to the same shareholders that sent the company’s valuatio…

Telegram chalks up 200M MAUs for its messaging app

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techcrunch.com - Another usage milestone for messaging platform Telegram: It’s announced passing 200M monthly active users “within the last 30 days”. The platform passed 100M MAUs back in February 2016, when it held …

Apple proposes new emojis to represent people with disabilities

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techcrunch.com - Apple has proposed a number of emojis to the Unicode Consortium, the emoji gatekeeper of sorts, to better represent people with disabilities. That’s because Apple is unable to include these emojis in…

Here is how to delete Facebook

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techcrunch.com - Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a con…

Storytelling for B2B startups: Avoiding ‘buzzword bingo’ to make your wonky enterprise company worth talking about

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techcrunch.com - If there’s one thing I learned from my time as both a journalist at The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and, now, advising a global venture capital firm on communications, it’s that storytelling can m…

Dropbox finishes up 36% on first day of trading

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techcrunch.com - Dropbox was off to the races on its first day as a public company. After pricing above the range at $21 per share, raising $756 million, Dropbox kicked off its first day soaring above $31, and closin…

Facebook knows literally everything about you

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techcrunch.com - Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place? Let’s put…

Pivotal Software files for IPO

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techcrunch.com - While everyone was looking at Dropbox’s debut, Pivotal Software dropped its IPO filing. The enterprise cloud computing company is majority-owned by Dell, which came about after its merger with EMC in…

The web will soon be a little safer with the approval of this new security standard

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techcrunch.com - Hear that? It’s almost as if thousands of spooks and hackers suddenly cried out at once… The Internet Engineers Task Force has just unanimously approved a security framework that will make encrypted …

Equity Podcast: Facebook says ‘oops’ and Dropbox with a wave of enterprise IPOs

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to “Equity,” TechCrunch’s venture capital and tech business podcast. For this week, we talked about the wave of enterprise IPOs. And we were joined by Dharmesh Thakker, general partner at Bat…

Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston on Dropbox IPO: “It was just a dream of ours”

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techcrunch.com - Dropbox, after more than a decade, finally went public this morning — and the stock soared more than 40% in its initial trading, making it a marquee success for one of the original Web 2.0 companies …

Facebook hit with shareholder lawsuits over data misuse crisis

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techcrunch.com - The lawsuits are piling up against Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse and political ad targeting scandal. According to SF Gate the company has been hit with four suits in fed…

Dropbox soars more than 40% in its debut as a publicly-traded company

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techcrunch.com - It’s a big day for Dropbox — the first marquee Web 2.0 name to go public this year and one of the biggest since Snap last year — which made its public debut today, with the stock soaring nearly 43% t…

Why Facebook will never do subscriptions

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om.co - It was a week where the media finally started pushing Facebook around data, privacy and its lackadaisical approach to it all. And despite all the sound and fury, we will soon move on, and nothing rea…

4 Old-School Marketing Tactics Making a Comeback in 2018

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blog.kissmetrics.com - Online marketing promises a holy grail of customer acquisition where you can flip a switch and watch leads waltz through the door. But that fairytale notion is becoming exceedingly rare and infinitel…

Chrome 66 will try to block unwanted noisy autoplaying video

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arstechnica.com - Google is continuing to work to crack down on autoplaying video around the Web. On the one hand, having a new tab unexpectedly start squawking and making a racket is tremendously annoying. But on the…

Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - Update: Cambridge Analytica has suspended CEO Alexander Nix. In addition to controversy over unauthorized access to private Facebook data, Nix is also facing a scandal over comments captured by hidde…

How blind players succeed at sports video games they’ve never seen

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arstechnica.com - As you watch this video, close your eyes and imagine playing the game. SAN FRANCISCO—Blind people might not seem like a natural audience for most video games since they can’t experience the “video” p…

Nine Iranians indicted by US for hacking to steal research data

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arstechnica.com - Today, the Department of Justice announced charges against nine Iranian nationals connected to the Mabna Institute, a company which an FBI spokesman said was "created in 2013 for the express purpose …

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…

Thousands of servers found leaking 750MB worth of passwords and keys

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arstechnica.com - Thousands of servers operated by businesses and other organizations are openly sharing credentials that may allow anyone on the Internet to log in and read or modify potentially sensitive data stored…

Un asteroide del tamaño del Empire State amenaza con impactar la tierra

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www.telemundo.com - * La agencia estadounidense ya tiene un proyecto para impedir que esto suceda * El cuerpo mide casi 0.310 millas de diámetro y viaja en una órbita alrededor del sol Un asteroide de casi 0.310 millas …

LG to still continue with G-series, secretly unveils new flagship

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androidcommunity.com - There have been some rumors that LG will be discontinuing their current G-series of flagship devices and will launch something totally new. But according to notorious and reliable tipster Evan Blass,…

Files Go brings better search, duplicates detection, backup deletion

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androidcommunity.com - For those struggling with internal storage space in their smartphones, the arrival of the lightweight Files Go app has been a much-needed tool. Not only was it built to free up space but you should a…

Instagram trying to tweak news feed again (hopefully for the better)

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re one of the people who are still complaining about how Instagram messed up your feed when they removed the chronological order, the photo/video sharing app is once again messing with what yo…

Don’t underestimate the power of SMS for your loyalty program

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www.loyalty360.org - Text messages can help you acquire and engage loyalty program members Getting people to join your loyalty program and keeping them engaged is a challenge, but with the rise of smartphones there are m…

The Secret To Successful B2C Conversion Strategies

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www.loyalty360.org - Perhaps the biggest shift we've seen in marketing over the past decade or so is towards consumer empowerment. Due in large part to the sheer volume of companies out there vying for the attention of c…

Emotional Customer Engagement Drives Customer Experience at Pilot Flying J

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www.loyalty360.org - Officials at Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, know a little something about catering to customers. Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 75…

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…

Is this the best time in history to learn languages?

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www.bbc.com - Hillary Yip is a 13-year-old student from Hong Kong. She’s also an ambitious app developer and CEO. Designed by a kid, for kids, her smartphone app, Minor Mynas, connects children from around the wor…

The Best Hosting Services for Musicians

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hubpages.com - Hostbaby.com provides all of the tools that you will need to get started with creating your band's website, including live editing of the site with complete design control. You can choose fonts and c…

4 Ways Online Video Content Can Better Connect With Viewers

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www.adweek.com - 2017 was an explosive year for online video content. In just 12 months, Netflix released over 200 new originals and YouTube Hulu launched live TV services. Despite an overwhelming increase in origina…

3 Trends That Emerged From Shoptalk and What They Mean for the Retail Industry

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www.adweek.com - At the third annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas, brands spoke on panels, at keynotes and with others in the industry about the various innovations they’re working on to make consumers happy. Som…

The power of podcasting: How to boost your reputation and search engine rankings - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - If you’re in the digital marketing industry, you know podcasts are HOT. Whether you’ve started your own or are a regular podcast listener, podcasting is a medium all digital marketers should pay atte…

SearchCap: Google GDPR notification, AdWords ad version history & podcasting SEO - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Publishers are being asked to manage the consent process on behalf of Google. Compare o…

Why Spotify Thinks Its 'Self-Driving Music' Strategy Will Benefit Creators

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www.billboard.com - During its first investor day on Thursday (Mar. 15), Spotify not only announced that its shares would begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3, but also tried to convince investors tha…

Boycotting digital monopolies like Facebook is harder than it seems

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www.theverge.com - You may have heard of the #DeleteFacebook campaign, but you, like me, are probably among the vast majority of Facebook’s nearly 2 billion users who probably won’t actually follow through. CEO Mark Zu…

China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech

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www.theatlantic.com - Across the country, other applications of the technology are proliferating. Many exist somewhere in the range between helpful and unsettling: A “smart boarding system” from the tech giant Baidu reduc…

Do This Before Pitching Your Music To Spotify Playlists | Disc Makers Blog

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blog.discmakers.com - Who wouldn’t want to get their music on a hot Spotify playlist? It’s a great way to get discovered and get your music in front of a potentially huge audience. Plus, all those streams will provide you…

10 5 Year Personal Development Plan Template - Templatesz234

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templatesz234.com - 11+ best picture 10 5 Year Personal Development Plan Template. This format picture collections about 10 5 Year Personal Development Plan Template is available to download. We collect this best pictur…

Make Money Easily With Affiliate Marketing Tips

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duracmarketing.com - If you want a career in internet marketing, then you may need some helpful tips to use for beginning your own career. Here are some suggestions to launch you can get started with this potentially luc…

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