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Mental health in the IT industry

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24x7itconnection.com - *** Warning: This post and the links in it contain content relating to mental health, depression and burnout. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline h…

My Take on Inside Sales, and Where it's Going - Smart Calling Blog

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smartcalling.com - A few months ago I was introduced to a young, but rapidly-growing group, the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals. I was impressed. They are dedicated exclusively to advancing the profe…

Waymo announces 7 million miles of testing, putting it far ahead of rivals

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arstechnica.com - A Waymo executive announced on Tuesday that the company's self-driving car fleet would reach 7 million miles of testing this week. "We've amassed close to 7 million miles—we'll hit 7 million miles th…

Facebook launches gameshows platform with interactive video

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techcrunch.com - Rather than build its own HQ trivia competitor, Facebook is launching a gameshow platform. Today the company announced a new set of interactive live and on-demand video features that let creators add…

Amazon rolls out Hub delivery lockers to apartment buildings across the country

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techcrunch.com - Hub by Amazon has been around for about a year now. The company introduced its package delivery lockers for apartment dwellers with little fanfare, as it no doubt worked out some of the kinks in the …

IRL wants to get people together offline

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techcrunch.com - Social planning apps are a dime a dozen, but none have risen to become a mainstay in our digital lives. IRL, founded by Abe Shafi and Scott Banister, is looking to break the pattern, focusing on posi…

Adobe debuts Project Rush, its new all-in-one video editor

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techcrunch.com - Adobe today announced the launch of Project Rush, a new video editor that takes the core features of its pro tools like Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition and combines them into a single, more …

Crate.io raises $11M and launches its hosted IoT data platform.

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techcrunch.com - Crate.io, the winner of our Disrupt Europe 2014 Startup Battlefield competition, today announced that it has raised an $11 million Series A round. In addition, the company also launched its ‘Crate Ma…

Yahoo Mail aims at emerging markets and casual users, launches versions for mobile web and Android Go

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techcrunch.com - The days for Yahoo Messenger are now numbered, but Yahoo and its parent Oath (which also owns TC) are still counting on growth for other communications services, specifically Yahoo Mail. Today, the c…

Cisco buys July Systems to bring digital experience to the real world

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techcrunch.com - Customer experience management is about getting to know your customer’s preferences in an online context, but pulling that information into the real world often proves a huge challenge for organizati…

Bag Week: Pad & Quill Heritage Satchel is a modern leather classic

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outwar…

Feds crack down on Tesla Autopilot safety cheat device

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techcrunch.com - The federal government is stepping in to end the use of an aftermarket product designed to let Tesla owners skirt a safety feature from the electric automaker’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. The …

Instagram’s “IGTV” video hub for creators launches tomorrow

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch has learned that the Instagram longer-form video hub that’s launching tomorrow is called IGTV and it will be part of the Explore tab, according to multiple sources. Instagram has spent the…

Engineer.ai aims at build-an-app platforms by using AI for speed and cost

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techcrunch.com - Engineer.ai has been up and running in private beta mode for two and a half years, totally boo-strapped by its founders. But today it launches with the claim to be the world’s first human-assisted AI…

[Updated] GameStop reportedly discussing buyout with private equity firms

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techcrunch.com - Update: GameStop issued a brief statement confirming it is in “exploratory discussions with third parties regarding a potential transaction,” adding “There can be no assurance any agreement will resu…

Patriot Boot Camp wants to turn soldiers into entrepreneurs

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techcrunch.com - From the earliest moments of boot camp, budding soldiers learn about entrepreneurship. They learn how to operate in unknown terrain, how to listen to signals, and perhaps most importantly, how to mak…

Review: Chrome’s Vega transit brief makes your work commute a little less uncool

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techcrunch.com - You’re either a Chrome bag person or you’re not. And if you’re not a Chrome bag person, it might be time to give the newly Portland-based bag maker another look. I’ve been a fan of Chrome Industries …

Hackers, sign up for Disrupt SF Virtual Hackathon today

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techcrunch.com - Calling all creative hackers, coders and programmers around the world. We’ve cooked up a special Virtual Hackathon to celebrate TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 — our biggest Disrupt event ever.…

Anchor brings podcast creation and editing to the iPad

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techcrunch.com - Following its relaunch earlier this year as a podcast creation platform, Anchor today is bringing its suite of mobile podcasting tools to the iPad. Like its iPhone counterpart, the iPad version of An…

Bag Week 2018: Chrome’s BLCKCHRM Bravo 2.0 backpack is a burly, stylish beast

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techcrunch.com - If you needed to pick a bag to have your back in a street fight, you should probably choose Chrome’s Bravo 2.0. I tested a version of this pack from the company’s higher-end BLCKCHRM line. The BLCKCH…

CityMapper, the urban transportation app, is integrating with bike-sharing company Mobike

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techcrunch.com - Hot on the heels of getting acquired for $2.7 billion by on-demand services startup Meituan-Dianping en route to its own $60 billion IPO, Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike is ramping up its interna…

Tech leaders condemn policy leading to family separations at the border

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techcrunch.com - By now you’ve seen the photos and videos and probably heard the audio tape. The media coming out of the U.S./Mexico border over the past week has been truly heart-wrenching and horrifying, including,…

Startup Grind founders raise $6.4M for community event platform Bevy

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techcrunch.com - The founders of entrepreneurial community Startup Grind have a startup of their own — Bevy, which announced today that it has raised $6.4 million in Series A funding. The funding comes from Upfront V…

More than one in three drivers doesn’t know when their tires are bald

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arstechnica.com - The most important safety feature on your car isn’t its airbag or even the seat belts—it’s the tires. This should be obvious; those four round black things are the only part of the vehicle to actuall…

Exclusive: Plume’s new “Superpod” hardware is here—and it’s fast

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arstechnica.com - Plume made a splash into the burgeoning Wi-Fi mesh scene a couple of years ago by promising to do things differently. In a market where vendors vie with each other to put the biggest, nastiest-lookin…

Hackers who sabotaged the Olympic games return for more mischief

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arstechnica.com - The advanced hacking group that sabotaged the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February has struck again, this time in attacks that targeted financial institutions in Russia and chemical- and biologica…

The impossible task of creating a “Best VPNs” list today

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arstechnica.com - For the security minded, one of the scariest revelations from the now three-year-old Snowden leaks had nothing to do with accommodating ISPs (shocking) or overreaching and often vague anti-terrorism …

Microsoft’s new diverse avatar editor represents more body types, disabilities

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arstechnica.com - In its E3 presentation last year, Microsoft announced that it was making a major overhaul to the Xbox avatar system. The goal of the new system is to make the avatars much more representative, showca…

Is it time to take the Hyperloop seriously?

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arstechnica.com - Concept sketches of the Hyperloop passenger capsules from back in 2013; note the air intake noses. A hyperloop test track built outside SpaceX headquarters. Imagine traveling the length of the United…

The top ten games from E3 2018

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arstechnica.com - Since attending the show last week, our E3 brain trust (Kyle Orland, Sam Machkovech, Samuel Axon) has been arguing over our favorite hands-on and hands-off demos. We managed to settle on this definit…

Elon Musk lauds new temporary assembly “tent” as “Factory 2.0” awaits

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arstechnica.com - On June 16, CEO Elon Musk publicly announced a "new general assembly line" made with "minimal resources." However, a January 2018 geotechnical investigation report newly on file with the city buildin…

I Figured Out What I Can Do To Help The World – Be Yourself

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byrslf.co - I’ve been paying too much attention to the news lately. Dang, it seems like there’s a lot of anger in the world. Media is full of examples of anger in our streets, our politics, our schools, our work…

Website Pop-ups: The Good, the Bad, and 18 Rules You Should Never Break | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - A website is a place where a business can educate its audience about its brand. What it does. Why it does it. What they’ll get out of being there. That, in and of itself, is a lot of information. Whe…

Ellen Pao Explains Why Incels Thrive at Tech Companies

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www.wired.com - The world has recently become more terrifyingly aware of incels, which, if you don’t already know, stands for “involuntary celibate.” It’s an underground coalition of mainly men who complain about ho…

The paranoid's guide to traveling to digitally scary places like Russia or China | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Video: World Cup fans beware: Russia travel comes with cyber risk Look, I grew up in New Jersey and lived in Florida, so I'm pretty comfortable with the idea of scary places. But the kind of scary I'…

Tesla Plant Hit by Fire, Sabotage Weeks Before Model 3 Deadline

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www.inverse.com - The Tesla plant in Fremont, California was hit with two major problems over the weekend, leaked emails from CEO Elon Musk detail. One problem had to do with an employee making code changes to its sof…

OPPO Find X: Taking smartphone technology right to the edge

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androidcommunity.com - OPPO has just launched their most premium and innovative phone to date – this is the OPPO Find X. The Chinese manufacturer may not be as big in the US as the other popular brands, but OPPO is the sam…

Update your Google Home and Chromecast ASAP, Google to roll out fix

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androidcommunity.com - A security vulnerability present in Google Home and the Chromecast device was made public recently, as it presented a very accurate physical location on these devices when connected to a network. Whe…

Daisy and Goofy joins Samsung’s Disney AR Emoji family

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androidcommunity.com - For those who have Samsung Galaxy S9 devices, probably one of the things that you like playing around with on your phone is the Augmented Reality emojis or AR emojis. The Korean OEM struck a deal wit…

ZTE isn’t out of the woods yet: Senate blocks Trump deal

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androidcommunity.com - Earlier this June, ZTE received a second chance to clean up its act via White House. It was a welcome change because President Donald Trump himself declared he would be helping the Chinese telecommun…

Hands-On with Google Podcasts - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - UPDATE: The actual app is available now. –Paul There’s no official announcement yet, but Google Podcasts is now available. You just need to know where to look. I first wrote about Google Podcasts abo…

Nielsen and Comcast Team Up to Measure VOD and OTT Ads

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www.adweek.com - Nielsen is taking a big step to strengthen its measurement efforts for ads on OTT and set-top box video on demand, teaming up with Comcast’s ad-serving platform FreeWheel to determine ratings for the…

Pinterest Partners With FabFitFun For a New 'Pinterest Box'

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www.adweek.com - Interested in commerce? Hear from Zappos CMO Tyler Williams and other executives at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle—apply here to attend. Pinning products is taking a backseat on Pinte…

Tech Giants Are Starting to Line Up for a David-Versus-Goliath Privacy Fight in California

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www.adweek.com - When California voters go to the polls in November, they might have a chance to drastically change how companies collect online data about consumers in the state. Now that the General Data Protection…

How to Start Developing A Fitness Brand

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www.dumblittleman.com - The fitness industry is evolving. In the old days, people would get a gym membership, go a couple of times per week, and that was that. Now, being fit is no longer just about the state of your body. …

Why You Should Adopt Security Orchestration & Automation For Your Company | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Cybercrime in the corporate sector is on them and with the high investment being garnered in the cybercrimes, the cyber criminals are launching out newer methods of attacks, stealing crucial informat…

Five Great Resources For Learning React JS | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Since its launch in 2013, Facebook’s React has quickly become an essential language for programmers and app developers. Alongside the Redux framework, React is now a dominant language for app develop…

5 things to check if your traffic suddenly drops - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - No one’s immune to traffic drops, and the causes may be easy to overlook. Still, to avoid barking up the wrong tree, gather the evidence first: look closely at the overall stats for a long enough per…

Google changed the way it works, and no one really noticed - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - In October 2017, Google announced it had updated the way it labeled country services on the mobile web, the Google app for iOS and desktop Search and Maps. Today, we’ve updated the way we label count…

IG Report Questions Why FBI Did Not Investigate Huma Abedin's Emails During Hillary Probe

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www.breitbart.com - The report noted Abedin should have been a point of interest since the FBI obtained from other sources classified email exchanges between Clinton and Abedin that were missing from the 30,490 emails t…

Dunkin’ Donuts store sign tells customers to report employees speaking a language other than English

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www.theblaze.com - A Baltimore Dunkin’ Donuts store is under fire after reportedly putting up a sign requesting that customers call and report any store employees who speak any language other than English. On Monday, t…

Turn Social Media Conversations Into Actionable Sales Leads | Marketo

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blog.marketo.com - While having thousands upon thousands of social followers is certainly something to brag about, the number means little if those followers largely ignore your brand. Engagement is the key to success …

After buying PureWow, Gary Vaynerchuk's company is launching a new men's media brand about the collision of entrepreneurship and pop culture

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www.businessinsider.com - When the serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk bought PureWow early last year, the plan was to use the women's lifestyle media company to launch a suite of brands under the leadership of its CEO, Ryan …

A million Indian users are testing out WhatsApp’s payments feature

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qz.com - Already the largest messaging app in the country with over 200 million active monthly users, WhatsApp has over the past few months quietly rolled out its payments feature to a select few. With almost…

It’s time to rein in the data barons

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www.technologyreview.com - When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress earlier this year to discuss how the now-defunct political-data company Cambridge Analytica acquired data of up to 87 million Facebook users without thei…

Keepsafe launches a privacy-focused mobile browser

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techcrunch.com - Keepsafe, the company behind the private photo app of the same name, is expanding its product lineup today with the release of a mobile web browser. Co-founder and CEO Zouhair Belkoura argued that al…

How to Optimize Your Instagram Profile for Business : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to make a stronger first impression with your Instagram profile? Wondering how to add branding and personality to your Instagram bio? In this article, you’ll discover useful tips to help you bui…

Ajit Pai Now Trying To Pretend That Everybody Supported Net Neutrality Repeal

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www.techdirt.com - By now it's abundantly clear that the Trump FCC's repeal of net neutrality was based largely on fluff and nonsense. From easily disproved claims that net neutrality protections stifled broadband inve…

How To Make Your Car Shopping Effective

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carshopping.biz - Many people find the thought of us hate shopping for cars and consider it a car frightening. It might be confusing to know what is available, the best prices, and how to haggle. This article has prof…

Think The GDPR Only Regulates Big Internet Companies? The EU Says It Regulates You Too.

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www.techdirt.com - People tend to think of the GDPR as regulation companies must comply with. But thanks to a decision by the Court of Appeals for the EU earlier this month, there's particular reason to believe that or…

Lessons From Making Internet Companies Liable For User's Speech: You Get Less Speech, Less Security And Less Innovation

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www.techdirt.com - Stanford's Daphne Keller is one of the world's foremost experts on intermediary liability protections and someone we've mentioned on the website many times in the past (and have had her on the podcas…

Website Creation: Tips To Help You

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agentmonhost.com - Most people don’t have the resources or time to build their own cars from scratch. But all have the tools necessary to design custom websites. If you can learn how it works, it will be easy to create…

Renters can have security cameras too, with these landlord-friendly options

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www.gearbrain.com - Home security cameras have been around for a long time, but the recent boom in the smart home market means they are simpler and smarter than ever. Being 'smart' means they connect to your home's Wi-F…

What is Cybersecurity and Why Is Raising Awareness So Critical

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www.backblaze.com - A few years ago, I was surprised by a request to consult with the Pentagon on cybersecurity. It surprised me because I have no military background, and it was the Pentagon, whom I suspected already k…

Larger 6.46" OLED 2018 iPhone X(s) Takes The Lead As Apple Orders 45 Million Display Panels ; Yield Problems Plague LCD iPhone 9

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wccftech.com - It’s no secret that this year Apple will launch its biggest iPhone to date. The company has come a long way since Steve Jobs’ hatred of larger displays and is now conforming to market pressures and n…

Sorting out security: Making sense of today’s solutions

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www.embedded-computing.com - Today’s cybersecurity landscape is confusing and difficult to navigate. There are thousands of vendors selling different flavors of security solutions for embedded systems and networks. Solutions ran…

Google to Invest $550M in JD.com | Light Reading

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www.lightreading.com - BEIJING -- JD.com, China's leading technology-driven e-commerce company, and Google announced today that Google will invest $550 million in cash in JD.com as part of a strategic partnership. Google a…

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