Monday, April 09, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Challenges Mark Zuckerberg to ‘Fix’ Facebook

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www.bloomberg.com - Jack Ma, the billionaire co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, urged Mark Zuckerberg to tackle the growing criticism aimed at Facebook Inc. by regulators and users around the world, and “re…

How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS

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arstechnica.com - Encrypting DNS traffic between your device and a "privacy-focused" provider can keep someone from spying on where your browser is pointed or using DNS attacks to send you somewhere else. The death of…

China Isn’t Happy About Its Newest Internet Stars: Teenage Moms

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www.nytimes.com - It was not clear whether or when the apps would be returned to stores. Spokeswomen for Kuaishou’s and Huoshan’s parent companies declined further comment. Online video has become a fierce battlegroun…

Taschen publishes "King Tut. The Journey through the Underworld" by Sandro Vannini

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artdaily.com - NEW YORK, NY.- Buried in the 14th century BC but unearthed by Howard Carter in 1922, the objects entombed with Tutankhamun are an invaluable window into a long-extinct belief system. Seen today, they…

Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers

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techcrunch.com - Only a few weeks after launching a major overhaul of its Cloud Text-to-Speech API, Google today also announced an update to that service’s Speech-to-Text voice recognition service. The new and improv…

App downloads and revenue again broke records in the first quarter of 2018

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techcrunch.com - Global app downloads and consumer spending in apps had yet another record quarter, according to a new report from App Annie, out on Monday. In the first quarter of 2018, iOS and Google Play downloads…

HQ Trivia finally gets social with ‘Friends on HQ’ update

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techcrunch.com - The popular quiz startup HQ Trivia is beginning to roll out the first of many new social features to its app focused on leveraging competition with friends and family during game time. HQ Trivia has …

First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes

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techcrunch.com - Instagram is preparing to launch a feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow you. TechCrunch broke the news of Name…

Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat

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techcrunch.com - Sick of chatting but want to stay connected? Tribe‘s app lets you play clones of Space Invaders, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Name That Tune and more while video chatting with up to 7 friends or strange…

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors, and other dying tech

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techcrunch.com - All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cad…

Facebook teams with nonprofits to launch election research commission

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techcrunch.com - Facebook’s post-Cambridge Analytica apology tour continues this morning with the announcement of an initiative aimed at helping social science researchers gauge the site’s impact on key political eve…

Uber acquires bike-share startup JUMP

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techcrunch.com - Uber has acquired bike-sharing startup JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes shortly after TechCrunch reported that JUMP was in talks with Uber as well as with investors regarding a pot…

12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech

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anildash.com - Tech is more important than ever, deeply affecting culture, politics and society. Given all the time we spend with our gadgets and apps, it’s essential to understand the principles that determine how…

Amplification & the changing role of media

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om.co - For the past few days, I have been thinking about the evolution of what media is and its expanded role in the information ecosystem. What got me thinking was Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Do…

HP jumps on Chrome OS tablet bandwagon with new Chromebook x2

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arstechnica.com - It has a 12.3-inch, 2400×1600 IPS touchscreen and supports up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The ceramic white model has the same Advanced electro deposition coating found on the Spectre 13. It …

How to use imagery more effectively in app design

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www.creativebloq.com - App design is an exercise in brutally simple, user-centred design. The sweet spot is an interface that's as beautiful as it is functional. It should be intuitive to navigate, quick to load, but also …

Down The Tubes: 10 Closed & Abandoned TV Factories

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weburbanist.com - TV factories once churned out countless cathode ray tube television sets but when the Golden Age of Television faded to black, the TV factories followed. You have to look for the abandoned factory in…

This sketchy rumor about the 2019 iPhone’s new feature actually makes some sense

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bgr.com - iPhone rumors that make the rounds months before a new iPhone launch have to be taken with a grain of salt, so any 2019 iPhone rumors should be taken even less seriously. But Apple’s vault of secrets…

Twitter postpones platform change that would cut off third-party apps

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www.theverge.com - The people behind third-party Twitter clients Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings are warning users that their apps could lose important features like push notifications and an auto-refresh …

Consumer Buying Patterns, Preferences Dictate Loyalty Industry Landscape

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www.loyalty360.org - The loyalty industry seems to be more active now than ever before and various factors play a multitude of roles. Loyalty360 talked to Jarod Sutton, Business Solution Manager at Comarch, about this …

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…

Top 10 Customizable 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…

How much does Facebook make off you? The amount may surprise you

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www.foxnews.com - In an interview with Dana Perino, the number two executive at Facebook says mistakes were made and there will be changes. There is an old adage in technology that if you are not paying for it, you ar…

The Best Tips to Boost Pinterest Conversion

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www.dumblittleman.com - Pinterest has emerged as an important marketing platform to drive conversion for businesses. But how exactly can it drive sales and generate leads? To understand the potential of Pinterest, it is imp…

Why Your Multichannel Approach Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It)

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www.adweek.com - 95 percent of marketers realize that multichannel strategies are important for targeting customers. It’s puzzling, then, that only 14 percent of them are integrating their approach across every chann…

10 Great Reasons To Attend SMX Advanced

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searchengineland.com - The search marketing profession is defined by change. Tactics that work today are outdated next quarter. Platforms launch while others sunset. Pillars of the industry crumble in the blink of an eye. …

How long does it take to go from being a millionaire to a billionaire?

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www.usatoday.com - Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is one of the world's richest people. (Photo: MARTIN E. KLIMEK/USA TODAY) The number of millionaires and billionaires in the world continues to grow as mor…

Consumer Groups Call for FTC Investigation of YouTube for Targeting Ads at Children | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Groups that signed the complaint included the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the Center for Digital Democracy, Common Sense, Consumer Action, the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers …

Facebook Punishes Conservative News Site for Criticizing Mass Migration

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www.breitbart.com - Voiceofeurope.com, which takes pride in its “uncensored news,” has been effectively bludgeoned into submission by Facebook and recently announced it will self-censor on the social media site to avoid…

Analysis | How big could Facebook’s fine theoretically get? Here’s a hint: There are four commas, and counting.

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www.washingtonpost.com - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday ahead of congressional hearings this week. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Former Federal Trade Commission officials have been pu…

Duolingo adds new language exercises and revamps its leveling system

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techcrunch.com - Duolingo today launched one of its biggest updates in recent years. The company is introducing a range of new exercise types, as well as a new leveling system that lets you choose between delving dee…

5 questions Mark Zuckerberg should answer at Facebook’s congressional hearings

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mashable.com - Mark Zuckerberg is going to testify, but the question remains as to whether or not he'll really say anything of substance. The CEO is in Washington D.C. this week to assure lawmakers and the concerne…

How to Use Customer Lifetime Value to Clone a Facebook Audience : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Need to increase the effectiveness of your Facebook ads? Want to target better-quality audiences with your ads? In this article, you’ll discover how to reach a highly targeted lookalike audience of y…

How Swell Uses Landing Pages & Retargeting to Increase Signups

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instapage.com - It is becoming increasingly clear that personalization is key in the financial industry because when faced with the potential of dealing with somebody else’s finances, it’s critical to deliver the ri…

Auto Future: Self-Driving Cars - Ubercool Innovation

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ubercool.com - A few days later, a Tesla driver was killed when his Model X struck a median barrier. Tesla reported that the 38-year-old driver’s hands were not on the steering wheel in the six seconds prior to the…

Another Company Blows Off Breach Notification For Months, Lies About Affected Customers When It's Exposed

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www.techdirt.com - Another day, another security breach. Another day, another security breach handled badly by the company leaking data. Another day, another security researcher being treated like garbage for attemptin…

Send Facebook & Twitter a message: Use MeWe instead

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www.appleworld.today - A lot of people have finally gotten fed up with the kings of social networks -- Facebook and Twitter. Facebook started by finally admitting that yes, YOU are their product and they're busy selling yo…

Take On Website Marketing Gurus With These Crucial Tips

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firstadsense.com - You wish to keep the content to your web site as up to the moment as you may. When clients are exceeded outdated knowledge, they most often suppose that the web site will not be practicable or doing …

Top 7 plug-in cars listed by price per mile of electric range

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www.impactlab.net - Range is all the rage when it comes to electric cars, but often range comes at a cost. So, which plug-in cars offer the most miles of electric range for your hard-earned buck? For starters, no plug-i…

Why Universal Display Corp. Stock Fell 22% Last Month

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www.fool.com - Shares of Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) fell 22.2% in March 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Big-ticket customer Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was reported to have its own display…

Premier Farnell announces new global franchise with Nordic Semiconductor

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www.embedded-computing.com - Newark element14 now stocking key range of Nordic Semiconductor wireless devices Chicago, April 9, 2018 – Premier Farnell, the Development Distributor, announces the addition of Nordic Semiconductor …

Egnyte Business

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www.pcmag.com - You may not be familiar with the service but Egnyte Business (which begins at $8 per employee per month) is one of the best platforms in the cloud backup service market. It captures some of the favor…

You Need to Dump This Stereotype

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www.engageselling.com - Millennials in the professional world have been a hot topic for the past few years. It seems every second or third article online discusses how to communicate with them, what they seek in an employer…

Congressmen tell the FCC to sort out stingray fake cell sites

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www.theregister.co.uk - Senior Congressmen have demanded "immediate action" over mysterious fake cell phone towers in Washington DC that they worry could be being operated by foreign governments. Congressmen Frank Pallone (…

When Jack Dorsey’s Fight Against Twitter Trolls Got Personal

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www.fastcompany.com - Last November, Twitter stripped Richard Spencer, the high-profile white nationalist, of his blue checkmark, his verified status on the social media platform. His badge’s removal, coinciding with a pu…

Women in Information Security: Sorene Assefa

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www.tripwire.com - In my last interview, I had the pleasure of speaking with Senior Security Analyst and Brakeing Down Security podcast host Amanda Berlin. Defensive security and blue teams are cool, and it’s about tim…

Sorry spooks: Princeton boffins reckon they can hide DNS queries

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www.theregister.co.uk - The Domain Name System (DNS) is a plain-text service that lets anyone who can see “the wire” capture a user's DNS traffic and work out whether they're asking for naughty.com or nice.com. So to help e…

You. FCC. Get out there and do something about these mystery bogus cell towers, huff bigwigs

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www.theregister.co.uk - Senior Congressmen have demanded "immediate action" over mysterious fake cell phone towers in Washington DC that they worry could be being operated by foreign governments. House Reps Frank Pallone (D…

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