Thursday, April 26, 2018

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New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.1.0 - VMware PowerCLI Blog

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blogs.vmware.com - April has been a release heavy month for VMware. We have seen releases for vSphere 6.7, the entire vRealize suite, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, Horizon 7.4.1, and quite a few more. As of today, PowerCL…

Malicious apps are still stealing your info on Facebook. Here’s how to disconnect them now.

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www.marketwatch.com - Clicking “connect with Facebook” when logging onto a new site may seem like an easy time-saver, but it could be putting your privacy in danger. Some 25,936 malicious apps use Facebook login services,…

Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope

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www.bloomberg.com - Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., are invited to pause and commemorate the moment.…

Samsung announces 970 Pro and Evo NVMe SSDs

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arstechnica.com - Samsung has announced availability of the next generation of its popular line of M.2 SSDs: the Samsung 970 Pro and 970 Evo will be available worldwide starting May 7. Samsung impressed users with its…

Snap’s updated Spectacles are doubling-down on an unfulfilled vision

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techcrunch.com - Snap showed off a new update to it’s fabled Snap Spectacles today. They’re new, but only sort of, and it’s not clear that they’ve learned much since the glasses first debuted in fall of 2016. The cha…

A beginner’s guide to the world of weird and wonderful Japanese import cars

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arstechnica.com - Did you grow up playing Gran Turismo, marveling over the weird and wonderful Japanese market (JDM) cars that never made it to these shores? If you, too, always wanted to drive JDM exotica like a Niss…

BMW has a new all-electric model coming in 2020—the iX3

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arstechnica.com - This is the BMW Concept iX3. It's a preview of a battery electric vehicle that will go into production in China in 2020. In addition to debuting BMW's fifth-generation eDrive powertrain, it's remarka…

Snap to change how Snap Map operates in Europe ahead of GDPR

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techcrunch.com - Snapchat is making changes to the information it collects about under-16s in Europe as it works to comply with an update to the EU’s data protection rules. The changes could see its location tracking…

Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear

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techcrunch.com - Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charg…

IFTTT raises $24M led by Salesforce to expand its platform to ‘connect everything’

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techcrunch.com - IFTTT, a startup that was an early mover in API integrations by creating a platform for people to write easy scripts to connect different apps to each other (the name stands for “if this, then that”)…

Report: Chinese smartphone shipments drop 21% to reach lowest level since 2013

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techcrunch.com - Analysts have long-warned of a growth crunch in China’s smartphone space, and it’s looking like that’s very much the case right now. China’s smartphone growth has been the feel-good story for domesti…

Tesla’s Autopilot VP is leaving for Intel

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techcrunch.com - Tesla’s VP of Autopilot and low voltage hardware, Jim Keller, is leaving the company, Electrek first reported. In a statement to TechCrunch, Tesla said it appreciates “his contributions to Tesla and …

Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it’s offering a product that brings them together under one roof — your roof. Amazon has quietly launched a portal off…

The 5G wireless revolution will come, if your city council doesn’t block it first

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techcrunch.com - The excitement around 5G is palpable at the Brooklyn 5G Summit this week, and for good reason. Once the province of academic engineers, there is increasingly a consensus emerging among technology lea…

Native Union’s new speaker strikes directly at my weakness for tasteful brass accents

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techcrunch.com - Bluetooth and smart speakers are a dime a dozen these days, and many of them aren’t bad — so what it often comes down to is style. Native Union has my number with its latest device, which accentuates…

Mozilla Hubs is a super-simple social chat room for robots

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techcrunch.com - The socially networked web is frightening enough, but maybe chatting with some friendly robots will ease the tension? Today, Mozilla showed off a preview of Hubs, a dead-simple social WebVR experienc…

Apple ends production of AirPort base stations

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techcrunch.com - It’s an end of an era in Cupertino today. Apple just announced the end of production on its AirPort line of base stations, a list that includes the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time C…

Comcast's $31 Billion Bid For U.K.-Based Sky Complicates Murdoch Plans

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www.npr.org - Sky's independent directors have withdrawn their support for a deal for 21st Century Fox to buy the British company, setting the scene for a possible bidding war. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images …

Verizon says Yahoo users must waive class-action rights—or stop using Yahoo

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arstechnica.com - Verizon is forcing users of Yahoo services to waive their class-action rights and agree to resolve disputes through arbitration. Yahoo users who don't agree to the new terms will be cut off from the …

Ever wanted to see a race series just for Teslas? I’ve got good news

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arstechnica.com - On the left, a standard Tesla Model S. On the right, the Electric GT-modified car. That big wing does nothing for range, but it does give the car a lot more downforce. In addition to stripping out th…

Why Ray Ozzie’s plan for unlocking encrypted phones won’t solve the crypto wars

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arstechnica.com - Ray Ozzie's proposal to end the long-simmering crypto war between law enforcement and much of the tech world is getting a chilly reception from privacy advocates and security experts. They argue his …

What I learned working for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

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hackernoon.com - When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  …

YouTube Basically Admits Algorithms Aren't Such Good Babysitters After All

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gizmodo.com - In its latest attempt to please anxious parents, YouTube is finally offering an option to (slightly) favor human moderators over algorithms in its app for kids. The YouTube Kids app now lets parents …

Here's How to (Probably) Lock In Another Year of Prime For $99

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deals.kinja.com - Try not to panic, but Amazon is raising the price of Prime for the first time in four years, from $99 per year to $119. The change goes into effect on May 11 for new members, and June 16 for renewing…

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

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futurism.com - Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you. BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically works like a search engine for coding: tell it wha…

Huawei being investigated in the US over illegal sales in Iran

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androidcommunity.com - A couple of weeks ago, ZTE was sanctioned for lying to the US government. This week, another OEM is facing a similar challenge. Huawei is now facing criminal investigation in the United States for il…

Pay what you want for cutting edge network security training [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - Network security professionals are currently in demand. Get the cutting edge training you’ll need to enter this lucrative field with the Pay What You Want: Complete Cyber Security Certification Bundl…

Dos and Don’ts of Rolling Out a Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - Rolling out a loyalty program is a critical part of making sure you’re set up for success in the future. Capturing customers interests and getting them to enroll in a program takes a lot of energy to…

Studies confirm appealing to customer preferences is key to loyalty program success

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www.loyalty360.org - Find out about the latest loyalty industry trends and consumer attitudes Loyalty programs remain a powerful strategy for companies looking to build relationships and lifetime value with customers, bu…

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…

Will the Sequel of Snapchat’s Spectacles Succeed Where the Originals Failed?

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www.adweek.com - Snapchat released the second generation of its Spectacles camera sunglasses Thursday in the hopes that several improvements and new features will deliver better results than the initial version of th…

7 Tips for Protecting Your Brand Against Cyberattacks

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www.adweek.com - The price of falling victim to cybercrime is much costlier than simply losing data. Cyberattacks can permanently tarnish a company’s reputation. Take the Target breach, for example. Last year, Target…

Foursquare’s New In-House Agency Will Crank Out Location-Based Mobile Creative for Brands

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www.adweek.com - Foursquare wants to be known for more than just its location data. The company, once known primarily for its consumer-facing app but more as a location-intelligence firm in recent years, is unveiling…

Customers Don't Want Content - They Want a Better Path - chrisbrogan.com

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chrisbrogan.com - I’m in the business of helping companies use tech to drive better customer interactions. I help companies earn more customers. The most common way people employ me is to help them build content marke…

TD Ameritrade and Havas Placed an Ad on the Blockchain

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www.adweek.com - Late last week, TD Ameritrade planted—well, technically, embedded—a flag when they created what they said was the first ad inserted within the bitcoin blockchain. The ad, which appears on its own lan…

Tips For Choosing The Best Wireless Headphones | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Whether you are riding the train, training at the gym, or running, you need to figure out what the best headphones are. Here are some things to consider when buying wireless headphones. In the past, …

4 Office Management Trends To Watch In 2018 | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - With technology and the Internet literally at our fingertips, things are changing in the workplace. Offices are being traded in for shared workspaces and even home offices. Office receptionists are b…

The Increasing Growth Of MMORPG Games | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Online PC games can be based on the client software (they require a client installation) or in the web browser (without installing the client software). Online PC games are popular at 1.15% BPOP, but…

Campaign structure gives killer competitive advantage

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searchenginewatch.com - When pitching to new clients, business is rarely won based on the ability to tactically execute. It’s usually talking about how we will use data, or be able to deliver better than our competitors wit…

Intent-based keyword research: Let Google be your guide - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Whether paid or organic, when it comes to search marketing, keywords are king. Good keyword research is at the heart of any successful search marketing campaign, so it pays to get it right from the g…

Study: Google Assistant most accurate, Alexa most improved virtual assistant - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Two more studies analyzing interactions with voice search and virtual assistants were released this week: one from Stone Temple Consulting and the other from digital agency ROAST. The latter focuses …

PragerU: Tech Giants Turning into 'Authoritarian Tyrants' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - In a statement published on its website, PragerU announced that it has filed an appeal of its lawsuit against Google over alleged censorship of their content on Google-owned video streaming website Y…

AI: friend or foe - Delivered. The Global Logistics Magazine.

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www.delivered.dhl.com - For instance, we're developing a microinsurance platform for Asian farmers powered by AI that uses satellite image processing to undertake early loss detection due to risk events, such as typhoons. T…

Fuchsia support for Android Runtime appears in AOSP

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9to5google.com - Today, Fuchsia has made a surprising first entrance into Android’s source code. While not necessarily important for anyone now (outside of Google), this might be a helpful hint for us continue piecin…

China's smartphone market plunges; Apple falls out of the country's top-4 sellers

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www.cnbc.com - China's smartphone sales saw a record decline in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report by independent analyst company Canalys. According to the report published Thursday, smartphone sh…

14 Ways to Use Live Streaming for Business and Get More Sales

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www.influencebuzz.com - Here are fourteen different ways that you can not only implement live streaming videos into your business, but also examples of how other brands that we have worked with have already done it effectiv…

iOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on 4.6% of Android Devices

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www.macrumors.com - iOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on 4.6% of Android Devices Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:38 am PDT by Juli Clover The iOS 11 operating system is installed on 76 …

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