Monday, April 30, 2018

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Facebook rolls out its downvote button to more users

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thenextweb.com - Earlier this year, Facebook confirmed it was trialling Reddit-style upvote and downvote buttons on public posts, with the aim of improving the quality of discourse on the platform. Now, it appears th…

T-Mobile and Sprint agree to merge, create giant to rival AT&T and Verizon

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arstechnica.com - T-Mobile USA and Sprint today announced an agreement to merge, a deal that would combine the US mobile industry's third and fourth biggest carriers to create a giant nearly as large as AT&T or Verizo…

100 US Mayors Sign Pledge to Defend Net Neutrality Against Crooked ISPs

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gizmodo.com - More than 100 US mayors have signed a pledge to hold internet service providers accountable for net neutrality violations, despite the FCC’s vote to repeal the regulations late last year. The pledge,…

Black Founders Matter wants to raise $10 million to fund black-led startups

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techcrunch.com - A few months ago, Marceau Michel met up with a fellow entrepreneur, Kathryn Brown of ScoutSavvy, to discuss their triumphs and tribulations of their time in the tech industry. That’s when the two dis…

How Facebook stole the news business

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techcrunch.com - Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation.…

You can now give Amazon the keys to your car

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techcrunch.com - Last week, I was sitting in the office, waiting for an Amazon package to be delivered to my house. Typically, the driver would just leave the package at the door, where anybody could steal it. But th…

Overcast 4.2: The privacy update – Marco.org

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marco.org - April 27, 2018 ∞https://marco.org/2018/04/27/overcast42 Overcast 4.2 is out now. It enhances privacy in two major areas: Overcast has offered anonymous sync accounts since 2014. They’re fully functio…

[Review] Shinola Canfield Headphones

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om.co - If you are looking for a pair of headphones, I have a surprising recommendation that manages to marry form, function, and fashion in a package that is appealing to both genders! Amongst everything, t…

People who paid Tesla $3,000 for full self-driving might be out of luck

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arstechnica.com - Tesla has an Autopilot problem, and it goes far beyond the fallout from last month's deadly crash in Mountain View, California. Tesla charges $5,000 for Autopilot's lane-keeping and advanced cruise c…

Keeping your Mac locked down: a Mac OS X security primer

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arstechnica.com - Apple's approach to security can be a little bewildering at times. It's a well-trumpeted aspect of the OS, marketed in detail on the website. Mac OS X has integrated smartcard support and Apple has c…

Mazda CX-9 review: 90% of the luxury for 75% of the price

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arstechnica.com - Language is imprecise and fungible. One person's SUV is another person's crossover. One company's mid-size crossover is another company's full-size SUV. In other words, marketing materials and commer…

Cops take dead man’s smartphone to his corpse in attempt to unlock it

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arstechnica.com - The detectives then attempted to use the fingers on Phillip's body to unlock his own smartphone, which had been recovered from the scene. Their efforts were not successful. For years, law enforcement…

Scammers Hijack Verified Twitter Account To Steal Crypto By Posing As Telegram CEO

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cointelegraph.com - The founder and CEO of Telegram and its TON Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Pavel Durov tweeted a warning on Saturday, Apr 28, telling his followers that the messaging app is experiencing downtime due to…

Flip Off 'Fast Startup' to Force Windows 10 to Shut Down for Real

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lifehacker.com - It sounds weird, but when you click that power button on the start menu to shut down Windows 10, you’re not shutting down Windows 10. Sure, Windows 10 goes through the motions of shutting down. And y…

Co-Creation: Loyalty Marketing's Big Secret

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty marketers are always looking for an edge that can push their loyalty efforts over the top. Success has been found in programmatic efforts that build customer reciprocity and status, or provid…

Axwave Increases CX with Fanduel and NBA Partnership

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www.loyalty360.org - The days of stationary, lag-filled sports viewing are nearly extinct. Multi-feed, multi-device synchronization has increased in popularity throughout the last few years, as customers are demanding ne…

Evolving Omnichannel Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - “Omni” – from the Latin “Omnis”, or “All” Much to my daughter’s chagrin, I’ve always been a student of language. Between somewhat obnoxiously pointing out the more egregious errors in her millennia…

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…

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…

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…

Pam Anderson and Julian Assange getting unusually close

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www.foxnews.com - Pamela Anderson has been making regular visits to see Julian Assange. (Reuters) Pamela Anderson has long been a defender of animal rights, but now she has a new cause: being reunited with her is-he-…

YouTube Shifts Focus From Mobile to TV Screens for This Year’s NewFronts

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www.adweek.com - YouTube’s biggest challenge used to be delivering compelling content to mobile screens. But while mobile still represents 60 percent of YouTube’s overall watch time, the focus of Thursday’s NewFronts…

Why Retailers Are Trading Points for Experiences When It Comes to Loyalty Programs

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www.adweek.com - Thanks to Amazon’s latest shareholder letter, we know its formidable Prime subscription service now has 100 million members who order more than 5 billion products a year. Competing retailers have rol…

In the Consumer-Driven Society, Direct-Brand Economy and OTT Lead to Innovation

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www.adweek.com - The cloud-based internet is propelling the new consumer economy. It started for me with a new television. When I set up my new smart TV, I noticed that there, right next to the traditional networks, …

7 Leading Voices at the Forefront of Video on Data-Informed Storytelling and Brand Safety

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www.adweek.com - With video blazing new audience and brand engagement, the 2018 NewFronts should be an important pivot point for producers and platforms as well as marketers getting more comfortable using video as a …

How do you get teens to stop cellphone use while driving? Survey says, show them the money: Teen attitudes suggests most are willing stop texting while driving with an app-based strategy and financial incentives, but are not willing to give up music and navigation apps

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www.sciencedaily.com - "More than half of teens in the United States admit to texting while driving, and this has become a significant public health issue leading to preventable deaths and disabling injuries," said study l…

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…

Daily Beast: Joy Reid's Excuse for Homophobic Posts 'Crumbles Under Scrutiny', 'None of the Images Are Faked or Doctored' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - “The Daily Beast investigated the MSNBC host’s claims that someone hacked her old blogs to make her appear homophobic and found that the evidence provided crumbles under scrutiny,” reported the Daily…

Open, Closed, and Privacy

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stratechery.com - It was eight years ago next month that Vic Gundotra, then-VP of Engineering at Google, delivered a blistering attack on Apple for not being open:1 On [my] first day I met a man named Mr. Andy Rubin. …

Irrelevance, Excruciating Painful Decline & Death - CXO Transform

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cxo-transform.com - Amazon’s Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his people of the biggest enemy being irrelevance, then excruciating, painful decline and death. So when the CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing, disrupti…

Five features that make Overcast better than Apple Podcasts

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9to5mac.com - I’ve been listening to podcasts on Apple devices long before it became mainstream. In fact, I used iPodderX to listen to podcasts on my iPod before iTunes had support. I’ve used just about every podc…

And finally: Apple's working on a powerful AR/VR headset

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www.wareable.com - What a week. We saw the return of Snap Spectacles, rising from the ashes like a phoenix with a second-generation that's lighter, water resistant and has the ability to take photos. Then we learned th…

This Start-Up Says It Wants to Fight Poverty. A Food Stamp Giant Is Blocking It.

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www.nytimes.com - But in February, when Ms. LaBelle tried to check her food stamps balance, she got a message that access to her information was “currently unavailable to the residents of Maine.” That interruption, sh…

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