Tuesday, May 01, 2018

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Facebook announces dating feature for meeting non-friends

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is invading Tinder’s space with a new set of dating features. It will let people opt in to creating a dating profile on Facebook. It will only be visible to non-friends who also opted into d…

Facebook announces dating app focused on 'meaningful relationships'

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www.theguardian.com - Facebook is launching a new dating app on the social media platform, its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced at an annual developer conference on Tuesday, unveiling a feature designed to compete with pop…

Intel Kicks Kaby Lake-X CPUs to the Curb

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www.pcper.com - So, do you remember the Kaby Lake-X processors that launched along side the Skylake-X parts back on June 19, 2017. These are (were) 14nm+ processors built into the LGA2066 socket as a part of the X29…

Identifying What’s Hurting Your Blog Conversions

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onlyonemike.com - Most bloggers and business writers have read all the tips, posts and books suggesting how to create a company blog. After all, the blog helps boost search engine optimization, which is a must for bus…

iPhone’s weirdest glitch yet: Ask Siri to define “mother” twice, learn a bad word

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arstechnica.com - On Saturday, iPhone users around the world began testing and confirming what is arguably Siri's most bizarre response to a question yet. Before grabbing your own phone to test this out, however, be m…

$199 Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale today

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techcrunch.com - Today, at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company announced that its cheap and capable Oculus Go virtual reality headset will be going on sale today. The headset costs $199 for the version wi…

Match stock is tanking in light of Facebook’s dating play

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techcrunch.com - On the heels of Facebook announcing its intent to add a dating element to its platform, dating company Match’s stock is suffering. Match is the brand behind dating services like Tinder, Match, OK Cup…

Facebook tiptoes into translation within Messenger

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techcrunch.com - Facebook could use more evidence that it brings the world together rather than tearing it apart. Luckily, technology is finally catching up with the dream of letting people become friends across lang…

Google launches Cloud Composer, a new workflow automation tool for developers

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techcrunch.com - Google Cloud is launching the first public beta of Cloud Composer today, a new workflow automation tool for developers that’s based on the Apache Airflow project. Typically, IT teams build their own …

Cisco is acquiring business intelligence startup Accompany for $270M

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techcrunch.com - Cisco just announced an agreement to acquire Accompany, which uses artificial intelligence to build databases of people and relationships at companies. Founder and CEO Amy Chang has compared the prod…

Facebook expands downvote tests on comments

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techcrunch.com - Mark Twain had it right: There’s no such thing as a new idea. To wit: Facebook is currently testing arrows to let users ‘up’ vote or ‘down’ vote individual comments in some of its international marke…

Facebook is launching a new Groups tab and plug-in

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is rolling out a new Groups tab and plugin, announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his opening keynote at Facebook’s F8 developer conference this morning. The addition of the new Groups tab on…

Following Gmail’s makeover, Outlook rolls out new features focused on business users

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft announced a series of new features for Outlook across desktop, mobile and web to take a bit of the focus off of Gmail’s massive redesign. Some of the features highlight Outlook’s usefulness…

‘SmartLens’ app created by a high schooler is a step towards all-purpose visual search

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techcrunch.com - A couple years ago I was eagerly expectant of an app that would identify anything you pointed it at. Turns out the problem was much harder than anyone expected — but that didn’t stop high school seni…

UK parliament’s call for Zuckerberg to testify goes next level

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techcrunch.com - The UK parliament has issued an impressive ultimatum to Facebook in a last ditch attempt to get Mark Zuckerberg to take its questions: Come and give evidence voluntarily or next time you fly to the U…

CoinMarketCap releases its first mobile app for tracking cryptocurrency prices

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techcrunch.com - CoinMarketCap seemed to appear out of nowhere last year during the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, establishing itself as the de facto source for tracking the rise and fall of valuations. That’…

WhatsApp’s stories hit 450M users, stealing the globe from Snapchat

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techcrunch.com - Snapchat neglected the international market in its early years, and now WhatsApp has snatched that growth opportunity. WhatsApp’s clone of Snapchat Stories, WhatsApp Status, now has 450 million daily…

Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers

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techcrunch.com - A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new terms on them in exch…

WhatsApp’s Jan Koum won’t stand for re-election to Facebook’s board

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techcrunch.com - Departing WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is ditching Facebook’s board and nearly $1 billion in unvested stock. After announcing his exit from Facebook yesterday, the parent company filed an SEC document stati…

Suki raises $20M to create a voice assistant for doctors

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techcrunch.com - When trying to figure out what to do after an extensive career at Google, Motorola, and Flipkart, Punit Soni decided to spend a lot of time sitting in doctors’ offices to figure out what to do next. …

Just 48 hours left until Disrupt SF 2018 price hike

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techcrunch.com - We’re rounding the far turn and heading into the home stretch, folks. You have a mere 48 hours left to snag the best pricing available on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place Septe…

Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is recruiting help to make its Stories more interesting than Snapchat’s. Starting with Spotify, SoundCloud and GoPro, third-party apps can now let their users share to Facebook Stories and I…

In-app purchases are coming to Facebook’s Instant Games on Android and the web

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is adding support for in-app purchases to its Instant Games platform, the company announced during a session on gaming at its F8 developer conference this afternoon. The feature will allow g…

Facebook wants to fix the ‘Happy Birthday’ spam problem by using Stories

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techcrunch.com - Have you ever turned off Facebook’s notifications or even deleted the app entirely on your birthday, simply to avoid the non-stop barrage of alerts that someone had posted “Happy Birthday!” to your t…

Facebook’s Free Basics program ended quietly in Myanmar last year

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techcrunch.com - As recently as last week, Facebook was touting the growth of its Internet.org app Free Basics, but the program isn’t working out everywhere. As the Outline originally reported and TechCrunch confirme…

The BBC will run its first podcast ads, powered by Acast

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techcrunch.com - The BBC will start running ads in its podcasts, thanks to a partnership with podcast publishing and monetization company Acast. Acast CEO Ross Adams told me that ads will start running later this wee…

Instagram launches video chat

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techcrunch.com - Facebook today announced that Instagram, its popular photo-sharing platform, is getting support for video chats, among a couple of other new features. As Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg n…

10 big announcements from Day 1 of F8

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techcrunch.com - Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and analysis of F8 here. 1. …

Amazon launches Prime Book Box, a $23 kids’ book selection, in its first physical Prime book service

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techcrunch.com - Along with the higher price that Amazon is introducing to Prime this month, the company is also bringing another first to its membership service: physical books. The company now has a new product cal…

Getting Feedback on New Tools to Protect People’s Privacy | Facebook Newsroom

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newsroom.fb.com - The past several weeks have made clear that people want more information about how Facebook works and the controls they have over their information. And today at F8 we’re sharing some of the first st…

Google I/O 2018 preview—What we’re expecting from Google’s big show

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arstechnica.com - Google's biggest show of the year, I/O 2018, will start up in just a few days. In addition to tons of developer talks, the show typically serves as a coming-out party for a bevy of Google announcemen…

Comcast won’t give new speed boost to Internet users who don’t buy TV service

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arstechnica.com - As streaming video continues to chip away at cable TV subscriber numbers, Comcast is making some of its Internet speed increases available only to customers that pay for both Internet and video servi…

Everything a VR studio had to do to port to the Mac

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arstechnica.com - Survios staffers working on VR games in the company's Culver City, Calif., office. A station for testing and developing VR games at Survios. The Survios offices sit in the back of a parking area on a…

Autonomous cars won’t solve traffic, but the Eli Zero could

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arstechnica.com - The Eli Zero won't work for everyone, but I think it—and other vehicles like it—needs to play a part in our transportation future. From the side view it looks like a cross between a Renault Twizy and…

Using The Old Mac OS Is Pure Zen

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www.fastcodesign.com - Technology does not age well. But good design? That ages like a fine Bordeaux. It’s something that I remembered after taking a stroll down memory lane, trying out the classic Macintosh operating syst…

CKEditor 5 v10.0.0 – the future of rich text editing looks stable

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ckeditor.com - It has been a long time coming, but after almost 4 years of research, planning and developing, we give you a totally new experience in rich text editing — CKEditor 5. For those who are not familiar w…

Top 15 Best One-Page WordPress Themes on ThemeForest (2018)

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winningwp.com - One-page web design (also known as ‘single page web design’) is a trend that’s really taken off this last decade. Although it’s been around since the beginning of the web itself, one-page design seem…

All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram

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gizmodo.com - At Facebook’s F8 conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how Instagram will be changing in the coming weeks. The upgrades include video chat, an Explore redesign, AR camera effects, and a bu…

Chrome 67 Beta brings support for web AR/VR APIs, adds emoji shortcut

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androidcommunity.com - After the recent release of Chrome 66 over the stable channel for most platforms, it is no surprise that Chrome 67 is now available over at the Chrome beta channel. Chrome’s beta releases are mostly …

Twitter announces new video deals with ESPN, NBCUniversal

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androidcommunity.com - Twitter probably feels that it has found its “calling” after years of identity crisis when it comes to the social media sphere. At the recent 2018 Digital Content NewFronts, they announced around 30 …

Huawei P20 Pro Durability Test: Watch the video here

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androidcommunity.com - The Huawei P20 Pro was already named the ‘Best Photo Smartphone’ so we know it’s really good. A teardown revealed the great design and its triple-camera setup. The phone also won a battery drain test…

From Box Tops to Mobile Apps: The Evolution of Today’s Loyalty Industry

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www.loyalty360.org - When you think about loyalty programs, your mind probably goes immediately to a few different iterations: airline miles with your go-to brand, the credit card points you refuse to miss out on, a bran…

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…

Surprise: Apple Delivers Another Blockbuster Quarter - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Despite rampant reports that the iPhone X was not selling as well as Apple had hoped, the firm delivered another blockbuster quarter. “We’re thrilled to report our best March quarter ever, with stron…

Bring Your Whole Self to Work, by Mike Robbins

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mike-robbins.com - Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance offers you insights, ideas, and tools to bring all of who you are to the work that you do - regardless…

3 Technological Advances That Will Sweep the Upfront Market Into the Digital Age

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www.adweek.com - While it’s no secret that the television industry is experiencing significant transformation, brands continue to invest in the medium since it’s still seen on Madison Avenue as one of the more effect…

U.K. Parliament Is Threatening Mark Zuckerberg With a Summons If He Won't Testify Voluntarily

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www.adweek.com - British Parliament is threatening to force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear for questioning about the company’s data practices. The Digital, Culture, Media and Support Committee issued a letter…

Best alternative keyword research tools

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searchenginewatch.com - Keyword research is an integral part of any search engine optimization strategy – and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Keyword research takes up a significant chunk of time, and this is the case fo…

May 2018 Tech Reviews

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www.animationmagazine.net - Just when I thought tablets couldn’t get any smaller and maintain their functionality, the brilliant folks at Wacom released their latest Intuos last month. This new Intuos line of tablets has an inc…

Are you ready for Facebook -- the Dating Site?

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hotair.com - Hey, singles — are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Maybe you need a forum with billions of potential matches, or at least hook-ups, where your dating habits will remain just between you…

Vote Wars: Facebook to Add 'Upvote' and 'Downvote' Comment System | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Facebook is beginning to roll out a new “upvote” and “downvote” comment voting system in New Zealand and Australia, according to the Guardian. The new voting system will display a vote count beside u…

Facebook launches commerce ‘Analytics’ app

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techcrunch.com - Facebook wants to prove it can earn businesses money, not just build their social media audience. This morning, just before its big F8 conference, a “Facebook Analytics” app for iOS and Android appea…

Google is launching .app domains, the first TLDs secured with built-in HTTPS, on May 7

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techcrunch.com - Over three years after Google paid $25 million to gain the exclusive rights to the “.app” top-level domain, the company is at last making .app domains available to register starting on May 7, at 9 AM…

The #1 Content Marketing Mistake You’re Making (& How to Stop It)

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onlinemarketingview.blogspot.com - In Seth Godin’s words, “Content marketing is all the marketing that’s left”. If you’re part of a content agency, you know just how much businesses are willing to invest in content marketing. And for …

Facebook F8 : Facebook annonce une nouvelle fonctionnalité "Clear History"

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www.presse-citron.net - Lors de sa grande conférence annuelle des développeurs, Facebook vient de faire une première annonce concernant la confidentialité des données de ses utilisateurs. Après le scandale Cambridge Analyti…

What is Brand Advertising, How is it Unique & Why Should You Use it?

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instapage.com - No matter how much you tout the greatness of your product or service, that alone won’t guarantee success. In the consumer marketplace, you must also establish a unique, memorable, trustworthy profile…

Platform Value? - CXO Transform

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cxo-transform.com - Platform value offers companies the opportunity to leverage a relatively new type of value and really disrupt market dynamics. Platforms have disrupted numerous brick and mortar companies and are plo…

5 Amazing Job Applications That Blew Recruiters' Minds

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www.social-hire.com - When it comes to finding the ideal role, it can be really tough for candidates to stand out in a competitive job market. The same goes for recruiters – with so cover letters and CVs pouring in for ev…

Samsung Agrees to Preload Verizon Bloatware on Galaxy Phones

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www.phonescoop.com - Today, 6:27 PM by Eric M. Zeman @phonescooper Samsung will install mobile apps from Verizon's Oath on all its Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones moving forward, according to Reuters. The two have signed a …

New Products

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www.straitstimes.com - $11,699 (65 inches), $34,999 (77 inches) The flagship LG W8P organic light-emitting diode (Oled) TV features the Alpha 9 processor that is said to provide true-to-life images with rich colours, and i…

119 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales

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insights.bookbub.com - Whether you’re an author, a marketer at a publishing house, a publicist, or anyone else looking to sell books, there’s a wide array of book marketing tactics you can use to amplify a book’s exposure …

AWS sends noise to Signal: you can't hide behind our server names

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www.theregister.co.uk - Amazon has followed Google's example by lowering the boom on a practice called “domain fronting” that organisations like Signal use to get around government censorship. As defined by Amazon Web Servi…

Why Twitter and Fitbit Surged Yesterday

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www.investopedia.com - Twitter Inc. (TWTR) and Fitbit Inc. (FIT) did a good job of winning over investors on Monday with new collaborations. The share prices of the two companies finished the day up 4.52% and 4.72%, respec…

Scammers using Google Maps to skirt link-shortener crackdown

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www.theregister.co.uk - Scam sites have been abusing a little-known feature on Google Maps to redirect users to dodgy websites. This according to security company Sophos, who says a number of shady pages are being peddled t…

How a Strong Network Can Lead Directly to Success

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www.entrepreneur.com - We've all heard the familiar phrase, "It's about who you know." This phrase stems from the idea that to travel a smooth path to success, you often need to have some people with you along the way. In …

Sprint and T-Mobile C.E.O.s Are in Washington to Sell Their Merger. Here’s What They’ll Confront.

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www.nytimes.com - The reason for two American carriers to need approval? T-Mobile, which is acquiring Sprint, is controlled by Deutsche Telekom of Germany. Sprint is mostly owned by SoftBank of Japan. Deutsche Telekom…

Facebook Jumps Into Online Dating

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www.pcmag.com - This story originally appeared on PCMag Facebook wants to help you find love. At Facebook's f8 developer conference today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an upcoming online dating feature. The service…

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