Monday, May 07, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

Yes Your YouTube Videos Can Be Featured Snippets in Search

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www.stonetemple.com - Featured Snippets in Google Search put your site at the top of the search results. They feature an answer to the searcher’s query with a link to the complete content, and often drive a lot of traffic.

10 Expert Tips for Scaling Your Small Business - Small Business Trends

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smallbiztrends.com - As your business grows, you’re going to need to make some adjustments and add some new strategies to your toolkit. In order to do that in an effective way, it can help to learn from other successful …

Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature

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techcrunch.com - Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better a home for sensitiv…

How to Keep Hackers Out of Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts

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www.wired.com - It's important to proactively secure your social media accounts, especially since you never know when an innocuous mistake could put you at risk. But it isn't just a theoretical threat. Pranksters, v…

Instagram code reveals upcoming music feature

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techcrunch.com - Instagram is preparing to let you add music to your Stories, judging by code found inside its Android app. “music stickers” could let you search for and add a song to your posts, thanks to licensing …

As Kubernetes grows, a startup ecosystem develops in its wake

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techcrunch.com - Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration tool, came out of Google several years ago and has gained traction amazingly fast. With each step in its growth, it has created opportunities for c…

Google Announces Android Things 1.0 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - On the eve of Google IO, and while Microsoft was talking up IoT at its own developer show, Google announced the release of Android Things 1.0, its own Android-based IoT platform. “Android Things is G…

Uber's self-driving car may have "decided" not to swerve to prevent the fatal crash

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futurism.com - When a self-driving car is involved in a fatal accident, who is at fault? Is it the “safety-driver,” the company behind the car, or the lawmakers that allowed the self-driving car to hit the road in …

‘Facebook Avatars’ is its new clone of Snapchat’s Bitmoji

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techcrunch.com - Hidden inside the code of Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased feature called Facebook Avatars that lets people build personalized, illustrated versions of themselves for use as stickers in Messen…

Microsoft overhauls its conversational AI chatbot tools

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked briefly about a major update to the company’s conversational AI tools. You can now more easily create, test and improve bots that run on Azure or your own servers a…

Tech watchdogs call on Facebook and Google for transparency around censored content

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techcrunch.com - If a company like Facebook can’t even understand why its moderation tools work the way they do, then its users certainly don’t have a fighting shot. Anyway, that’s the idea behind what a coalition of…

Microsoft Kinect lives on as a new sensor package for Azure

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing camera for its Xbox consoles was walking dead for the longest time. Last October, it finally passed away peacefully — or so we thought. At its Build developer confer…

Google I/O kicks off tomorrow — here’s what to expect

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techcrunch.com - Google has been rolling out news at a steady rate since last week, in what feels like a bit of a last-minute clearinghouse ahead of tomorrow. The company’s already taken the wraps off of news about A…

Ajit Pai gives a nice nothingburger to those in Congress demanding answers on net neutrality

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techcrunch.com - Around the time of the FCC’s vote to roll back existing 2015 rules and replace them with threadbare new ones, many Senators and Representatives were sending stern letters to the agency informing its …

Nintendo Switch Online costs $20 per year and comes with 20 online-playable NES games

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo has finally revealed the details of its paid online service after months of speculation by fans. The pricing is pretty much as expected ($20 per year), but the additions of online save game …

Microsoft and DJI team up to bring smarter drones to the enterprise

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techcrunch.com - At the Microsoft Build developer conference today, Microsoft and Chinese drone manufacturer DJI announced a new partnership that aims to bring more of Microsoft’s machine learning smarts to commercia…

The Velop AC3900 mesh router offers cheaper whole-home Internet

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techcrunch.com - The whole-home wireless craze peaked and waned last year with the rise of Orbi, Eero, Google WiFi, and Linksys’ Velop. These routers use mesh technology to blanket your home in soft, velvety Wi-Fi, e…

Drive.ai is launching an autonomous ride-hailing network in Texas

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techcrunch.com - Drive.ai, the self-driving car startup with roots in Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, has partnered with Friso, Texas and the Hall Group to deploy the first autonomous ride-hailing platform in…

Microsoft Pay comes to Outlook, integrating Stripe, Braintree, Sage, Wave and more

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft Pay — Microsoft’s answer to Android Pay and Apple Pay that was originally launched in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet — is getting a little more useful today. At Build, Microsoft announced that it…

Without its own phone OS, Microsoft now focuses on its Android Launcher and new ‘Your Phone’ experience

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft may have retreated from the smartphone operating system wars but that doesn’t mean it has given up on trying to get a foothold on other platforms. Today, at its Build developer conference, …

Influencer Fatigue cartoon | Marketoonist | Tom Fishburne

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marketoonist.com - Gartner L2 recently reported that 70% of brands across industries worked with influencers on Instagram in 2017. Influencer marketing is projected to become a $5 to $10 billion market in the next 5 ye…

Customers of small ISPs could pay more if AT&T/Verizon lobby gets its way

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arstechnica.com - A lobby group that represents AT&T, Verizon, and other telcos is asking the government to stop enforcing 22-year-old rules that let smaller network operators purchase access to the incumbents' networ…

Racing needs new fans—and paywalls and geoblocking aren’t helping

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arstechnica.com - The World Endurance Championship is trying something new. As it transitions to becoming a winter series at the end of 2019, it's running a "Super Season," which got underway at Spa Francorchamps in B…

Android Things 1.0 launches, Google promises 3 years of updates for every device

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arstechnica.com - It's Google I/O week and even though the keynote isn't until tomorrow, news is already hitting the (Wi-Fi) airwaves. After being announced all the way back in 2016 and going through eight developer p…

Hundreds of big-name sites hacked, converted into drive-by currency miners

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arstechnica.com - A mass hacking campaign that targets a critical vulnerability in the Drupal content management system has converted more than 400 government, corporate, and university websites into cryptocurrency mi…

The Ars Technica Mother’s Day gift guide

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arstechnica.com - We won’t knock anyone who treats their mom to a brunch date, a box of chocolates, or some jewelry this Mother’s Day. But being a collection of tech-obsessed androids, we’d be remiss not to argue that…

AT&T will ask Supreme Court to cripple the FTC’s authority over broadband

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arstechnica.com - AT&T will appeal to the Supreme Court in an attempt to avoid a government lawsuit over its throttling of unlimited data plans. The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T in October 2014 in US District Co…

User Onboarding: How To Get The Little Things Right

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www.chargebee.com - Great user onboarding does three things: it educates users on the problem, showcases the features of your solution, and drives users to take action. Collectively, the hope is that these three things …

How to Delete Items From Your Netflix Watch History

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lifehacker.com - Your Netflix viewing history can be both a blessing and a curse. The app keeping track of what you’ve watched in the past helps it make some more educated suggestions about what you should watch in t…

What is edge computing?

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www.theverge.com - Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have proven to us that we can trust them with our personal data. Now it’s time to reward that trust by giving them complete control over our computers, to…

Android P to restrict apps from monitoring network activity

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androidcommunity.com - There’s one security flaw in Android that has been there for a while now, but almost no one is aware of this – that apps have the ability to monitor the network activity of other apps without even as…

Microsoft's mobile strategy: Create Windows-like app 'experiences' for smartphones

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www.pcworld.com - Windows watchers worried what would become of Microsoft after a sweeping reorganization that emphasized “experiences,” rather than Windows. As Microsoft kicks off its Build developer conference in Se…

Sandwiches to the S&P 500 with the Bumped App

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty has been rewarded in some innovative ways. Cash, discounts, gifts. Cryptocurrency is an example from the 21st Century. Now start-up company Bumped has created a new method: Stock. By register…

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…

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting comb…

.NET Core 3 Will Support Windows Desktop Applications - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft announced today that .NET Core 3 Will support Windows desktop applications via a set of add-on packs. The firm expects to ship these releases in 2019. “We are planning on releasing a first …

To Exist in the Voice Era, Brands Need to Stop Appealing to the Abstract

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www.adweek.com - Voice AI has opened a new frontier in marketing, and we’re already seeing the emergence of winners and losers. Moving forward in an automated world where value is all there will be casualties, and br…

Rethinking Out of Home: Why Digitally Native Brands Are Flocking to the Medium

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www.adweek.com - In late April, Postmates became the latest digitally native brand to go big with an out-of-home campaign in New York. The first effort, from 180LA, used poppy, bright colors with clever lines tailore…

Conversational Commerce Is on the Rise, and It's Perfect for Mother's Day

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www.adweek.com - With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many consumers are frantically Googling “2018 Mother’s Day gifts” to come up with last-minute ideas, often needing to sift through pages of search results t…

Instagram Is Quietly Introducing a Native Payments Option

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www.adweek.com - Instagram appears to be diving further into the social commerce arena with the unannounced launch of a native payments feature that operates under the same rules as Facebook’s payments system. The Fa…

Chaos in West Virginia: Convict Blankenship Surges on Eve of GOP Primary with Anti-McConnell Message | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - However, that message is also terrifying Republicans nationally in what may become a repeat of the disaster in Alabama in last year’s special Senate election. Blankenship, flush with cash despite bei…

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…

Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

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www.forbes.com - Apple has big plans for new iPhones in 2018, but before it can fully concentrate on a potential game changer the company needs to stop iOS repeatedly breaking current models. The latest problem of wh…

Self-driving Uber that killed pedestrian reportedly didn’t realize she was human

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mashable.com - The 49-year-old woman struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona earlier this year was detected by the autonomous vehicle's sensors, but the car didn't avoid her due to an improper s…

Ray Ozzie's Encryption Backdoor - Schneier on Security

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www.schneier.com - Last month, Wired published a long article about Ray Ozzie and his supposed new scheme for adding a backdoor in encrypted devices. It's a weird article. It paints Ozzie's proposal as something that "…

Smart cities and IoT: Technology's potential huge but security concerns remain

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www.afr.com - "If you lived on an island by yourself and you aren't willing to give any information about yourself and your movements, there is no way of estimating the demand and time you might need to leave and …

Express Logic Supports Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update for STM32 MCU Family (X-CUBE-SBSFU)

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www.embedded-computing.com - San Diego, CA, May 07, 2018 — Express Logic, provider of the comprehensive X-Ware IoT Platform® Secure Cloud (SC) powered by the industry-leading ThreadX® RTOS with more than 6.2 billion deployments,…

iPhone X - Price, Specifications & Rumours - MobileAppDaily

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www.mobileappdaily.com - Apple can’t stay away from the limelight for too long. It keeps on springing some or the other surprises and in-line with that, iPhone X is the latest device from Apple that has taken the world by st…

Using Customer Profiles as a Filter for Making Better Business Decisions

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www.shopify.com - Felix: Today I’m joined by Gloria Hwang from Thousand. Thousand’s on a mission to rebrand the bike helmet to help save lives and reconnect people to their cities. They make a bike helmet that you act…

Brand community: embracing the marks of your tribe

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www.articulatemarketing.com - ‘The Beatles didn’t invent teenagers,’ says Seth Godin in his TED talk, The Tribes We Lead. ‘They merely chose to lead them.’ Godin discusses how a tribe connects similar people, and through that a m…

That Drupal bug you were told to patch weeks ago? Cryptominers hope you haven't bothered

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www.theregister.co.uk - A set of high-severity vulnerabilities in Drupal that were disclosed last month are now the target of widespread attacks by a malware campaign. Researcher Troy Mursch of Bad Packets Report has spotte…

Study: Attack on KrebsOnSecurity Cost IoT Device Owners $323K — Krebs on Security

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krebsonsecurity.com - A monster distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against KrebsOnSecurity.com in 2016 knocked this site offline for nearly four days. The attack was executed through a network of hacked “Internet…

Nokia acquires SpaceTime Insight, adding AI to its Internet of Things business

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techcrunch.com - Nokia last week said that it was selling off its digital health business, after failing to develop it into a substantial business itself, but this week the Finnish company is announcing an acquisitio…

Android P to improve users' network privacy

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www.theregister.co.uk - The forthcoming Android P release will protect the operating system's network processes against snoops and nasties. Android's problems lie in a folder and file inherited from Linux, the source of And…

If You're Going to Copy a Company's Marketing Strategy, Make Sure You Do It Better

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www.entrepreneur.com - In this video from Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel, the marketer talks about examining other successful marketing strategies and making them work for you. Just because someone does one thing,…

Searching for a Job? Here's How to Stay Positive While You Wait for the Right Opportunity.

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www.entrepreneur.com - Searching for a job can be a job in itself and is not truly finished until you are offered employment. Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy offers a few tips on how to stay motivated during this …

Have You Made a Big Mistake? Here's Why That's Good News for Your Company.

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www.entrepreneur.com - March 2018 was a lousy time to be a Facebook executive. As the Cambridge Anaytica data fiasco unfolded, the world held the social media giant under a microscope. Time and again, Facebook’s reactions …

3 Sales Meeting Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

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www.entrepreneur.com - Running effective sales meetings doesn’t come naturally to me. Over time, I’ve learned how to structure them in a way that takes advantage of my introverted nature and my natural awkwardness. But, if…

4 Valuable Lessons From Major ERP Fails

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www.erpnews.com - There’s no doubt that an ERP can bring immeasurable benefits to a manufacturing company. As the backbone of any organization, ERPs play a crucial role in keeping all back office operations running sm…

4 Cloud Services That do a Lot More Than Just Store Data

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www.entrepreneur.com - It’s 2018, and the cloud still manages to draw puzzled looks from many a CIO the world over. Part of the reason why this happens is because the cloud has been marketed as a be-all fix-all to virtuall…

iOS Design Inconsistencies Across Apple's Apps - Roger Stringer

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rogerstringer.com - Benjamin Mayo on the state of iconography in Apple’s built-in iOS apps This has been bugging me for a while — definitely since iOS 11 was unveiled last June and probably before then. I have no clue w…

Trust Issue in a Virtual Workplace: How to Manage it?

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www.noobpreneur.com - Running a business exclusively in a virtual location is an option our forefathers likely could never have imagined. Yet, here we are running as fast as we can into a digital age where brick-and-morta…

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