Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Meet the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018

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www.inc.com - Meet the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018 Nothing better illustrates the vibrancy of entrepreneurship than Inc.'s Rising Stars, the inspiring under-30 founders who are blazing paths in f…

Should Artists Get a Cut When Their Songs Land On Branded Playlists on Spotify?

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www.billboard.com - Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist has more than 9 million followers, and for many young listeners it has taken the place of local hip-hop stations in discovering new artists. It has been called “the most …

Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

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techcrunch.com - Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Login Wit…

Facebook's login-to-other-sites service lets scum slurp your stuff

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www.theregister.co.uk - A security researcher has claimed it's possible to extract user information from Facebook's Login service, the tool that lets you sign into third-party sites with a Facebook ID. Readers will be famil…

WiFi Router Firmware with Flimsy Security is Increasingly Putting Consumers and the Internet at Risk

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www.embedded-computing.com - The security of Internet-connected devices relies, at least at this point, on the dedicated vigilance of their manufacturers. This proves especially true when it comes to routers managing web connect…

Chat and Messenger Bots: New Research for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Interested in how savvy businesses are using bots to improve communications with their customers? In this article, you’ll discover insights from research that show how bots are evolving and affecting…

Tens of thousands of Facebook accounts compromised in days by malware

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arstechnica.com - Facebook's guidelines visually sum up "offensive things" with this blue text balloon. Meaning, it doesn't resemble a "fully exposed buttock." Criminals have compromised tens of thousands of Facebook …

YouTube TV adds its first digital-only networks with launch of two channels from Cheddar

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techcrunch.com - The first digital media networks have popped up on YouTube TV, with the addition of two new channels from the startup Cheddar. Earlier this month, Digiday had reported how YouTube’s streaming televis…

Emphasizing social, shareable, and meaningful work, Girlboss launches a new site

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techcrunch.com - Girlboss, the juggernaut business and lifestyle brand launched by serial entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso (the founder of Nasty Gal), has launched a fresh redesign of its website as the company looks to e…

Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits

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techcrunch.com - Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their privacy.

Amazon finally made its e-commerce service usable for international customers

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techcrunch.com - Amazon is making a push to globalize its e-commerce service after it added a new international shipping feature to reach more than 100 countries. The core Amazon service itself is still limited to a …

Only two weeks left to score the best pricing for Disrupt SF passes

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techcrunch.com - Entrepreneurs know the stress that comes from bootstrapping a tech startup on a shoestring budget — and a frayed one at that. That’s why we’re reminding you that you can still save big bucks on passe…

YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators

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techcrunch.com - YouTube says it’s rolling out more tools to help its creators make money from their videos. The changes are meant to address creators’ complaints over YouTube’s new monetization policies announced ea…

Google Chrome now mutes annoying videos that autoplay with sound

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techcrunch.com - There’s good news for Google Chrome users, the latest version of the world’s most popular web browser has arrived with a new feature that prevents websites from automatically playing sound. That mean…

Snapchat now lets advertisers sell products directly through Lenses

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techcrunch.com - This week Snapchat is rolling out Shoppable AR, a new feature that makes it even easier for advertisers to sell goods through sponsored lenses. The new offering builds on top of the Sponsored Lenses …

Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live

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techcrunch.com - Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaS…

Here’s the 23rd batch of 500 Startups companies

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techcrunch.com - 500 Startups may soon be coming up on the one-year mark for the end of a tumultuous saga involving its founder, but its accelerator classes still continue to plug along — and its next batch is now ge…

A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is about to start pushing European users to speed through giving consent for its new GDPR privacy law compliance changes. It will ask people to review how Facebook applies data from web to t…

Amazon taps Best Buy to begin selling its smart TVs with Alexa

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techcrunch.com - Amazon is looking to sell its Fire TV Edition smart televisions in a big box store, but thankfully it’s not Whole Foods. Instead, Amazon will be tapping a retailer whose life it has made incredibly d…

The Hidden Camera Level in iOS 11 - TidBITS

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tidbits.com - Have you ever tried to use your iPhone or iPad take a picture of a box, a sheet of paper, or something else that’s precisely rectangular, but been annoyed that the image came out skewed because it wa…

5 Reasons Why Nobody is Engaging With Your Social Posts (and How to Fix it)

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blog.kissmetrics.com - Your content is poppin’. Polished and proofed, you’ve put this piece of content through the wringer to get it ready. Now all you have to do is let people know where it is and wait for those likes, re…

This isn’t the first time a tech boom has interfered with democracy

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arstechnica.com - Ars Technica Live #21, featuring economist Bradford DeLong and Ars editor-at-large Annalee Newitz. Filmed by Chris Schodt, produced by Justin Wolfson. Last week, we had lots of questions about the fa…

Google’s US Android Go launch derailed by ZTE ban

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arstechnica.com - The ZTE Tempo Go is the first Android Go device to launch in the US, but it's probably dead now. The Axon M folds in half, and then it looks like a more normal phone... other than the extra screen on…

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

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arstechnica.com - Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you'll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you're about to do something unwise. …

New Boosted Boards have more affordable shortboard and better batteries

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arstechnica.com - Left to right: the Boosted Mini S, Boosted Plus, and Boosted Stealth. There's another one called the Mini X, too, but I wasn't able to see that in person. Here's a press shot. The Plus is the closest…

A little ❤ can go a long way – Google Design – Medium

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medium.com - On Tuesday, April 3rd, at 1:23 PM, I received a text from a coworker: Someone had opened fire on employees at YouTube HQ in San Bruno. As you can imagine, I’d caught wind of the news relatively quick…

How to Upgrade Your Computer With a New Drive

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lifehacker.com - Drives fail. And no matter how many backups you have, losing a drive when you’re in the middle of working on something important—my namesake’s law—can be a real pain in the ass. Thankfully, replacing…

TicPods Free is an AI-powered true wireless earbuds from Mobvoi

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androidcommunity.com - There are a lot of true wireless earbuds that are currently available in the market, but this new product from Mobvoi (company behind TicWatch and TicHome Mini) called TicPods Free claims it is one o…

Olixar Moto G6 protective phone cases, screen protectors teased

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androidcommunity.com - The Moto G6 phones are expected to be revealed tomorrow, April 19, the same day ZTE is announcing a new gaming phone called this early as the Nubia Red Devil that may rival the Razer Phone. We’ve hea…

Why Do Grocery Retailers Face Challenges With Their Loyalty Programs?

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www.loyalty360.org - There are challenges associated with loyalty programs in every industry, but it appears there might be more facing grocery retailers. Loyalty360 talked to Eastwest Marketing Group CEO Lou Ramery abou…

Vital Facebook Advertising Objectives That Will Make Or Break ROI

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marketaire.com - You’ve worked hard on your website, and traffic doesn’t appear from thin air. It’s time to use Facebook ads to send people there. First, let’s take a look at the Facebook ad campaign setup process. W…

Microsoft Demotes OneNote 2016, Moves Forward with Modern OneNote - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Confused why Microsoft is maintaining two different versions of OneNote on Windows? Well, that’s about to end. “Beginning with the launch of Office 2019 later this year, OneNote for Windows 10 will r…

Volvo's New Campaign and App Promote a Radical Concept: Subscribing to a Car

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www.adweek.com - Remember the halcyon days of 2012, when iTunes was the only place to go for new music? As in songs and albums you had to purchase, download and “own?” That market already seems like a quaint memory i…

How to Use Social Media to Bring Customers Closer to Your Brand When They’re Vacationing

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www.adweek.com - You’d think people would take a break from social media once they go on vacation. But why would they? Even before Instagram and the selfie, our vacations have always been a busy time to take pictures…

4 Ways the Adobe Summit 2018 Proved Experience Means Business

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www.adweek.com - While advances in technology were a major focus at Adobe Summit 2018, CEO Shantanu Narayen and other industry leaders reinforced the point that people are still at the center of a successful experien…

Physical Retail Isn't Dead: It's Working With Tech to Be More Human-Focused

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www.adweek.com - To understand the future of retail and its ever-evolving intersection with technology, look no further than Daft Punk. Early on, Daft Punk tried to convince the world that they were technology rather…

A Device That Alerts Your Phone When the Light Turns Green? It's a Hoax With a Message

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www.adweek.com - Texting while driving is universally recognized among people who are not idiots as a terrible, very dangerous, no good idea. Texting while driving but stopped at a red light is still a bad one, even …

YouTube Updated Creators on its 2018 Priorities

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www.adweek.com - YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki updated content creators on the steps the video-sharing platform has taken, or will take to improve their experience going forward. In a blog post, Wojcicki said that, sinc…

Chrome 66 rolls out: Autoplay video silenced by default plus 62 bugs fixed | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Video: New Google Chrome filter will only eliminate the most annoying ads. Chrome 66 is out and, as Google promised last month, it will now block sound on autoplay content by default to reduce unexpe…

Four Senators Seek Details on Mobile Spying in DC

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www.newsmax.com - Four U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) to disclose additional information about unusual cellular surveillance activity that has been detected around the nat…

JMH Marketing Group - San Diego, CA

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www.thumbtack.com - JMH Marketing Group specializes in all aspects of Digital and Social Media Marketing including Instagram, LinkedIn, Blogs, Video Marketing, Twitter, Facebook, SEO, Local Search and Lead Generation. L…

S.E. Cupp: Fox News ‘Increasingly Becoming Untethered’ from ‘What We Expect News to Be’

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www.mediaite.com - HLN’s S.E. Cupp––who used to appear on Fox News––had some tough words for the network tonight over the ongoing scrutiny surrounding Sean Hannity. She reviewed the Fox News host’s “lawyer problem” ove…

Popular YouTubers Debate Leaving Over Secret Algorithms

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www.newsbusters.org - With over 6 million subscribers, Philip DeFranco is one of the most prolific and popular YouTubers. The site’s lack of transparency when it comes to demonetization, however, is driving him and many o…

Drug dealer caught by WhatsApp photo

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www.bbc.com - A pioneering fingerprint technique used to convict a drugs gang from a WhatsApp message "is the future" of how police approach evidence to catch criminals. An image of a man holding ecstasy tablets i…

6 Instagram Stories Design Tools for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to create more professional-looking Instagram stories? Wondering how to easily add design elements or music to your stories? In this article, you’ll discover six easy-to-use design tools that wi…

Everything You Should Know About AdWords Final URLs

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instapage.com - In AdWords paid search campaigns, two URLs require careful consideration: the AdWords display URL and the AdWords final URL. With a display URL, advertisers can show an easy-to-read URL that gives pr…

5 Advertising Opportunities Your Competitors Are Not Using Yet

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instapage.com - It is getting expensive to reach target audiences with paid ads. Facebook CPMs are up 122% year-over-year, business services keywords on Google AdWords have an average CPC of $58.64, and LinkedIn’s C…

Tips To Keep Your Social Media Marketing A Step Ahead Of The Competition

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firstadsense.com - Set up memberships on Twitter and Facebook beneath your small business. Do this so no one else uses your title to put up unrelated or inappropriate content material. When you snatch the title now you…

Ways To Improve Your Mobile Marketing Skills

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firstadsense.com - Mobile marketing has shown to be a whole new group of people to market your product. Just about everybody has some sort of mobile or other connected devices such as tablets. Start by building a good …

Tesla’s new Semi could change shipping as we know it

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www.impactlab.net - Tesla is shaking up logistics world with its semiautonomous truck. Thanks in part to Tesla, the logistics industry is on the road to a transportation transformation. In November 2017, Tesla rolled ou…

Facebook crime forums existed unchallenged for up to nine years

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www.grahamcluley.com - More and more companies are trying to scare the willies out of Joe User in regard to your personal information possibly being on the “dark web”. Hmm. The truth is that more often than not, you don’t …

It may be time for Tesla's board to stage a Twitter intervention for Elon Musk

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www.thestreet.com - Tesla Inc.'s (TSLA) temporary production halt on the mass-market Model 3 electric vehicle casts doubt on sunny projections that Chairman and CEO Elon Musk shared via Twitter Inc. (TWTR) just days ag…

Native Advertising for Ecommerce: From Content Discovery to Scaling Sales

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www.shopify.com - High-growth ecommerce businesses are adept at using search, social, and display to bring shoppers in the door … and get them to check out. But once you’ve pushed those channels to their limits, what’…

7 Effective Mobile Design Practices To Boost Customer's Interaction With Brands

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www.ruhanirabin.com - Quality customer interaction with your brand is the most important thing for your business. It brings the customer closer. When we talk about delighting customer, it may sound like the inbound market…

13 Ways to Kill Organic Search Traffic | Practical Ecommerce

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www.practicalecommerce.com - Skill and effort influence organic search success. But any number of actions can harm search engine optimization efforts. In this post, I’ll describe 13 SEO blunders that I’ve seen over the years. Av…

The 2017 Shopify Commerce Awards — Apps and Development Honorable Mentions – Shopify

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www.shopify.com - The Shopify Commerce Awards is our competition celebrating the incredible work that the partner ecosystem does for merchants around the world. This past year, we recognized four developers for the ex…

Flash! Ah-ahhh! WebEx pwned for all of us!

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www.theregister.co.uk - Cisco has patched a serious vulnerability in its WebEx software that lets an attacker remotely execute code on target machines via poisoned Flash files. Switchzilla is today advising all users runnin…

Why Email Is So Stressful, Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming

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hbr.org - It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the crush of email. In fact, one study showed the average professional spends 4.1 hours per day responding to work messages. During a recent time tracking exercise,…

Here's How Customer Service Will Kill Retail | Redstage Worldwide Blog

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redstage.com - eCommerce baked-in customer service as a standard. Perhaps early innovators recognized its importance as a differentiator from in-store retail, or maybe it came naturally. Regardless, many traditiona…

8 Up-and-Coming Businesses Capitalizing on a Forward-Thinking Business Model

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www.entrepreneur.com - "Software as a service" describes the delivery of a product to the end user, be it a business or an individual, through a software platform, for which the user typically pays on a recurring basis. An…

Find Out Who's Watching Your Videos So You Can Give Them More of What They Want

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www.entrepreneur.com - The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound As you may know, in conjunction with your YouT…

You Ask, I Answer: Small Business Marketing Strategy Mistakes - Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog

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www.christopherspenn.com - “What are the most common points where Small & Medium Sized Business go wrong in their Marketing Strategies? The three that are most common in my experience: Watch the episode for more details and ex…

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