Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Eight Simple Questions To Rescue Every Burned-Out Entrepreneur

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www.fastcompany.com - Starting a business can be exciting but also requires a lot of energy. As the going gets tough, one of the top challenges every entrepreneur faces is simply avoiding burnout and staying energized and…

How to delete or deactivate a Facebook account permanently

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www.wired.co.uk - With over two billion monthly active users, Facebook is the most ubiquitous online service in the world, but it's also a time and data sink that wants to keep you hooked in the name of its advertisin…

Telegram told to give encryption keys to Russian authorities

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www.zdnet.com - A top Russian court has told encrypted messaging app Telegram to share its encryption keys with state authorities. Telegram, founded by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov, has been fighting an effort b…

Windows Insider MVPs Supercharge Product Influence

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24x7itconnection.com - Windows Insider MVPs supercharge product influence This year, the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award program celebrates its 25 year anniversary. During that time it has seen a number of restr…

How to manipulate Facebook and Twitter instead of letting them manipulate you

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www.technologyreview.com - Billions of us count on social networks to help us keep in touch with friends and family, to get the latest news, and to share silly memes. But as we’re increasingly learning, this connectivity comes…

'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

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www.theguardian.com - Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambri…

Video: What younger generations think of their elders online

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arstechnica.com - I’m a reasonably “with it” fellow when it comes to tech, but I remember the first technology story I read that made me feel absolutely baffled: it was Buzzfeed’s horrifying, incomprehensible piece on…

These are the 64 startups unveiled at Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2

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techcrunch.com - Microbiome therapeutics, Photoshop for augmented reality, and cancer treatments were some of the ideas presented at Day 2 of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day. YC is increasingl…

Mythic nets $40M to create a new breed of efficient AI-focused hardware

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techcrunch.com - Another huge financing round is coming in for an AI company today, this time for a startup called Mythic getting a fresh $40 million as it appears massive deals are closing left and right in the sect…

Ford’s new SmartLink connected upgrade for older vehicles will be available mid-2018

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techcrunch.com - Ford is finally detailing availability of its FordPass SmartLink accessory, an OBD II plug-in device with Verizon 4G LTE on board which can add connected car features to model year 2010 to 2017 Ford …

Insta360 One gets a massive upgrade with FlowState stabilization

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techcrunch.com - One of the better 360-degree cameras out there just got a lot better: The Insta360 One, a standalone 4K 360 camera with a built-in iPhone or Android hardware connector now supports FlowState onboard …

Secret microLED labs, Apple R&D, and the future of product margins

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techcrunch.com - Over the weekend, Mark Gurman at Bloomberg reported that Apple has apparently built out a microLED display laboratory in California for testing and manufacturing small batches of the next-generation …

FTC reportedly eyes probe of Facebook over data violations as UK and US pols summon Zuck to testify

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techcrunch.com - The fallout from the story concerning Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, the misuse of personal data and how much Facebook knew about all this, has quickly made its way into the halls of government. Bloo…

Zuck and Sandberg go M.I.A. as Congress summons Facebook leadership by name

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techcrunch.com - The bad thing about making your face synonymous with with the company you run: When you go M.I.A., everyone tends to notice. The callout posts began over the weekend. Normal Facebook users don’t alwa…

Get ready to start seeing more local ads on YouTube

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techcrunch.com - YouTube’s video ad creation service aimed at helping small business reach YouTube viewers is now available more broadly across the U.S. The company announced this morning that YouTube Director onsite…

After selling his company to Facebook for $19 billion, Brian Acton joins #deleteFacebook

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techcrunch.com - Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging service WhatsApp (which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion) is now joining the chorus of the #deletefacebook movement. — Brian Acton (@brianacton) March …

Waze Carpool expands to the entire state of Washington

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techcrunch.com - Google -owned Waze is growing the footprint of its Waze Carpool product with a market expansion today to cover all of Washington state. That means Carpool is now available in California, Texas, Isrea…

How to Get More Social Media Followers (Without Creating Content)

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neilpatel.com - What’s your social media follower count? Whether you like it or not, people do look at your numbers. Other users consider your numbers when deciding whether they should follow you or not. Influencers…

AMD promises firmware fixes for security processor bugs

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arstechnica.com - AMD has responded to the reports last week of a range of security flaws affecting its Platform Security Processor (PSP) and chipset. The company acknowledges the bugs and says that, in coming weeks, …

Guide to capturing, cleaning, and compressing video

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arstechnica.com - This guide is the first in a series on the Art of Video Capture, Clean-up, and Compression. This guide deals exclusively with the first step: Video Capture. Further guides will cover the remaining gu…

Our week at SXSW among barbecue, Bob Ross, engine tech, and Elon Musk

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arstechnica.com - Do you prefer your video hosting platform house in red? Renting properties around the conference's official buildings is the brand option du jour. Here, Twitter has a house to celebrate its 11th anni…

Was the Connaught Type-D the best car never built?

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arstechnica.com - Not everyone will be a fan of the Connaught's looks, but I am! It's not quite as elegant as the mockup in the preceding image, though. It's reminiscent of cars like the Gordon Keeble GT, a low-volume…

Google Web Designer Reaches 3.0 Beta | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Google Web Designer just released its 3.0 beta version for public consumption and testing. Despite the product’s name, you still can’t design websites with it. For those of you who figured that out w…

UK to Summon Facebook Top Execs Over Privacy Violation, Cambridge Analytica Case

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beebom.com - British authorities have claimed that Facebook has dodged debate on the topic of lack of privacy on its platform and “consistently understated” the perils of data leaks. The recent revelation that Ca…

This Call May Be Monitored for Tone and Emotion

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www.wired.com - We all know how it feels to be low on energy at the end of a long work day. Some call-center agents at insurer MetLife are watched over by software that knows how it sounds. A program called Cogito p…

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

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www.theverge.com - Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is Cambr…

Just A Line is another Google AR Experiment, now an app

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androidcommunity.com - Google is keen to develop augmented reality (AR) technology , and this is why it is constantly funding and pushing new AR experiments. Just recently, Google has made one of its Experiments into a sta…

LinkedIn now lets you ask for a referral from people in your network

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androidcommunity.com - In real life, people who have contacts within the company are more likely to get a job they’re applying for, especially if their contact has referred them (and said contact also has a good reputation…

Galaxy Tab Active2 is for workforce that does business outdoors

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androidcommunity.com - There are some industries where workers have to go outdoors and work in “adverse” conditions but would still need a device to keep connected or have some kind of mobile solution. Samsung has been cre…

Samsung files patent for expandable display

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androidcommunity.com - Leave it to Samsung to patent all of their unique and borderline crazy display ideas because they might just be able to do it. One of these new patent applications of the Korean gadget giant with the…

AI could help give users better notifications

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androidcommunity.com - At this point in time, the notifications you get on your smartphone are pretty straightforward in that they don’t need any kind of machine intelligence for it to work. The notifications lack subtlety…

IKEA Place app now available for Android devices

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve ever dreamed of turning your house into an IKEA showroom, now is your chance. Well, at least you can do it virtually. The IKEA Place app which was released for iOS devices last year is now …

The Science of Habits and Creating a Successful Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - There are many theories as to why some loyalty programs succeed while others either fail or exist on auto pilot without generating ongoing customer engagement. Loyalty360 talked to Meg Tronquet, Mana…

Approaching Consumer-Facing Programs: Asking the Right Questions to Deliver Maximum Impact

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www.loyalty360.org - Earlier this year on CAPRAplus we discussed ensuring that the wants and needs of the consumer are put first when developing any consumer engagement program by asking the question, “Do my consumers re…

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…

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…

Wonder What's Happening With Wunderlist? Wonder No More - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - When Microsoft bought Wunderlist, the company announced that the app would eventually be shut down and that To-Do would take its place. But, as time passed, Microsoft said that Wunderlist would live-…

Atari's Next Console to be Nostalgically Branded as the VCS - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Atari’s very first video game console was originally branded as the Video Computer System, or VCS. So it is perhaps not surprising, given the wave of personal technology nostalgia that is currently s…

How Paid and Organic Facebook Efforts Support Each Other

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www.adweek.com - Facebook can be a strong source of insight into many of your followers’ behaviors and descriptions. From demographic data, geographic targeting, interests, likes, etc., you can learn quite a bit abou…

Facebook's Data Predicament Isn't Likely to Affect Advertising on Instagram

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www.adweek.com - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is presumably sweating a little this week. The social platform’s market cap dropped by $50 billion, and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic call for answer…

Instagram Shopping Is Coming to 8 More Countries

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www.adweek.com - Exactly one year ago Wednesday, Instagram Shopping officially rolled out in the U.S., after being tested in late 2016. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced Tuesday that Insta…

Facebook Exec Addresses Cambridge Analytica Breach and Offers Tips to Marketers on Using Its Platform

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www.adweek.com - Despite the news about how one firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly used Facebook to collect user data on about 50 million Facebook users, top executives have mostly remained silent on the topic. Th…

Why the CEO of Glossier Thinks Retail Companies Need to Invest More in the Customer

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www.adweek.com - Retail companies like to emphasize that they put the customer first, but in reality, it doesn’t always shake out that way. Enter Glossier, a beauty brand that tailors its packaging and in-store exper…

How to Structure Your Site's Navigation for SEO and UX

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www.portent.com - It struck me recently that while we frequently advise our clients and partners on the SEO potential held in their site’s global navigation, how to structure site nav for SEO and UX benefit i…

6 Apple Mail Rules to Deal With Email for You

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www.makeuseof.com - It’s not feasible for many of us to ditch email altogether. But at least we can get our inboxes to deal with the bulk of our emails for us. If you’re a Mac user who uses Apple Mail How to Make Apple …

Pinterest Thinks the Future Lies in Visual Discovery—and Wants Retailers to Take Notice

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www.adweek.com - Pinterest is trying to prove that it’s a visual discovery platform that can actually drive purchases and a connection for brands. That’s not to say the company has it all figured out, but Pinterest i…

The Valuable Tech Services Behind Wildly Successful Ecommerce Sites | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The nuts and bolts of websites go far beyond the domain, hosting, and design. Various tech companies are employed for services including payment processing and customer relations to email marketing a…

Brand Marketing & Advertising On Instagram Is A Win-Win | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Most businesses have hopped on the social media train as they have discovered, so many people are using it, and it has been a great way to advertise, and use targeted marketing to get their point acr…

Session recap from SMX West: Optimizing for voice search and virtual assistants

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searchengineland.com - I’m just back from another great week out at SMX West. One of the panels I went to this year was “Optimizing for Voice Search and Virtual Assistants.” This topic was of great interest to me because o…

Off-the-shelf smart devices found easy to hack: Researchers offer cyber-safety tips to protect cameras, baby monitors, doorbells, and other IoT devices

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www.sciencedaily.com - "It is truly frightening how easily a criminal, voyeur or pedophile can take over these devices," says Dr. Yossi Oren, a senior lecturer in BGU's Department of Software and Information Systems Engine…

UK Politicians Demand Facebook Answer Questions About User Data Scandal | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Sky News reports that as Facebook faces investigations from UK, EU, and US authorities over a recent data scandal that saw the user data of approximately 50 million users obtained by Cambridge Analyt…

Cambridge Analytica used self-destructing email to cover its tracks

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mashable.com - When you're in the self-described business of bribing politicians and influencing elections, it's perhaps best not to leave a digital paper trail. Cambridge Analytica has that all figured out. SEE AL…

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 Forces NYT to Quietly Delete Unflattering Reference to Sheryl Sandberg

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lawandcrime.com - The New York Times apparently offers powerful third parties the ability to edit away–that is, to delete from the internet–unfavorable coverage appearing in the paper of record’s online edition. One s…

Law student’s job offer yanked after he’s caught saying rape is ‘funny’ and 'blacks are tree ornaments’

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www.rawstory.com - A law student at the University of Exeter has seen a job offer yanked off the table after a fellow student exposed racist and vile comments he and other classmates made in a group chat. With BBC News…

FLASHBACK: Facebook COO Wanted to Help John Podesta Elect Hillary Clinton | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - In a May 2015 email thread, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta offered his condolences for the sudden death of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg. Sandberg thanked Pod…

Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg AWOL From Facebook’s Data Leak Damage Control Session

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www.thedailybeast.com - It’s not just that he’s silent in public. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declined to face his employees on Tuesday to explain the company’s role in a widening international scandal over …

So where was the outcry when Obama mined Facebook?

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www.americanthinker.com - While the press is falling over itself in search of horrifying adjectives to describe the Facebook “data breach,” calling it the scandal of the century (one example of this henny-penny stuff is in th…

UK wants answers from Zuckerberg regarding Cambridge Analytica

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www.yahoo.com - Following reports by The New York Times, The Guardian and The Observer detailing how Cambridge Analytica obtained data on some 50 million Facebook users and used it for targeted social media messagin…

How to Create a Facebook Ad That Works With WhatsApp Business : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do your prospects and customers prefer WhatsApp to Messenger? Wondering how to create a Facebook ad that integrates with WhatsApp Business? In this article, you’ll discover how to set up a WhatsApp B…

How to Use Twitter to Automatically Monitor for Press Opportunities

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www.socialmediatoday.com - From startups to established businesses, PR is an awesome growth tool that, when leveraged correctly, can boost your brand profile, and generate significant opportunities. However, the reality is tha…

A First Look! The New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe | stupidDOPE.com

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stupiddope.com - For decades Mercedes-Benz has been unleashing stunning automobiles. They return today adding something new to the Mercedes-AMG fleet, offering up a first look at the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Co…

The Mobile Landing Page Report: Learn the Biggest Factor Affecting Page Load Speeds

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instapage.com - In 2008, Mary Meeker, analyst at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, predicted “mobile will overtake fixed Internet access by 2014”. In 2014, just as she anticipated, the number of mobile users officiall…

4 Tips Your Brand Can Use to Make Its Best, First Impression

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instapage.com - Wouldn’t it be great if we could control the first impressions others have of us with every new interaction? Imagine the power behind managing the perceptions others have of you as an individual or a…

Digital Disruption Common Sense

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cxo-transform.com - Facebook took 3.5 years to acquire 50 million customers, Whatsapp took 15 months, Angry Birds took 15 days. Since 1995 when Clay Christensen and Joe Bower published the HBR article Disruptive Technol…

Looking To Market Using Facebook? Try These Ideas!

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duracmarketing.com - Do you wish to market a service or product but aren’t sure how to start? Facebook marketing could be the answer you are looking for. You have the ability to reach millions of people. The following in…

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