Tuesday, December 04, 2018

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Canada’s New Trademark Laws | JD Supra

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www.jdsupra.com - JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations. This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC (…

Report: Amazon is testing cashierless checkout for larger stores

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s cashierless checkout technology is now being tested for use in larger stores, according to a report from The Wall St. Journal on Sunday. The system, which involves an array of cameras to tra…

Gift Guide: 11 picture perfect gifts for your photographer friends

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. Photographers are tricky to get gifts for because every one of them has preferences they may alrea…

Sleep tracking ring Oura raises $20 million from Michael Dell, Lance Armstrong and others

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techcrunch.com - Oura Health, a sleep tracking and improvement platform, just raised $20 million in a funding round led by MSD Capital with participation from YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, Twitch co-founder Kevin Li…

Investors still don’t understand the fundamentals of US/China relations

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techcrunch.com - This weekend, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to something of a d├ętente around American tariffs on Chinese goods. Stocks across Asia swooned, for reasons that make no sense to me. Plus,…

Trackr rebrands to Adero, pivots to finding whereabouts of groups of items

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this year, we reported that Trackr, a startup that makes a small Bluetooth device that you attached to items like keys to locate them when lost, would be rebranding as Adero and pivoting the …

Skype launches real-time captions and subtitles

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techcrunch.com - Alongside news that PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019, Microsoft announced similar technology is now available in Skype. Launching today to coincide with the UN Internati…

Former eBay product chief RJ Pittman takes the reins at 3D capture company Matterport

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techcrunch.com - Matterport, a provider of 3D image capture technology, has named former eBay chief product officer RJ Pittman as its new chief executive. Pittman will take the reins from former chief executive Bill …

Google is building digital art galleries you can step into

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techcrunch.com - Google wants to help you to take a closer look at the art world. The company’s Arts and Culture app has long been one of the company’s cooler niche apps and one that I often feel guilty about overloo…

AWS wants to rule the world

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techcrunch.com - AWS, once a nice little side hustle for Amazon’s e-commerce business, has grown over the years into a behemoth that’s on a $27 billion run rate, one that’s still growing at around 45 percent a year. …

Tim Cook addresses white supremacists in ADL address

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techcrunch.com - Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t mince words when he took to the stage to accept the Anti-Defamation League’s first Courage Against Hate Award at an event in New York City today. The executive used the keyn…

Marriott’s poor data breach response is putting victims at risk of phishing

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techcrunch.com - Last Thursday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s …

How to build (and maintain) an effective LinkedIn network

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www.fastcompany.com - It’s no secret that the right connections can make a huge difference in landing your next job or making a career move. Having a strong LinkedIn network and engaging your connections can be an invalua…

Apple published a surprising amount of detail about how the HomePod works

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arstechnica.com - Today, Apple published a long and informative blog post by its audio software engineering and speech teams about how they use machine learning to make Siri responsive on the HomePod, and it reveals a…

Waymo’s ambitious plans for high-speed taxis could be holding it back

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arstechnica.com - In November 2017, Waymo announced that it would start taking drivers out of the driver's seat of its prototype self-driving vehicles. A year later, Waymo still seems to be far away from completing th…

AT&T makes it more expensive to cancel DirecTV or Internet service

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arstechnica.com - AT&T will start charging customers for the full month after they cancel TV or Internet service, ending its customer-friendly practice of providing a prorated credit for the final month. Even if you c…

Tesla has a problem with racism in its factory—so do many of its rivals

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arstechnica.com - Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images At least six black former Tesla employees have told The New York Times that they suffered from racial harassment while working at the company. Th…

Report: AirPods with wireless charging expected in early 2019

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arstechnica.com - The approaching new year may bring updated AirPods sooner than we thought. A report by 9to5Mac cites noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's predictions that Apple may release a new model of its truly wir…

“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission has once again refused a New York Times request for records that the Times believes might shed light on Russian interference in the net neutrality repeal proceed…

Dodgy iOS apps scammed users by abusing the iPhone’s Touch ID feature

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arstechnica.com - Apple’s App Store has given the boot to two highly rated apps that abused the iOS Touch ID feature in an attempt to swindle users out of sums of more than $100, users on Reddit reported over the week…

BitPay’s Copay Wallet Compromised by Malicious Code, Firm Issues Advice for Users

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cointelegraph.com - Crypto payment processor BitPay issued advice on its official blog yesterday, Nov. 26, for users of its open-source Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Copay, which has reportedly been compromised by malicious code.

A Visual Interface Redesign of a Poor Hardware User Experience

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medium.com - Boring subject matter? Perhaps. Excellent design exercise? You know it! Let’s jump in by locating the elements that need fixing and how we might be able to approach solutions. Starting with the most …

The Dark (Mode) Web Rises

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charlesrt.uk - This is part 3 in a series about why we need Dark Mode to be an inclusive design consideration. Molly Watt Apple need a Dark Mode The Dark (Mode) Web Rises I was inspired by Molly and her experience …

This Startup Program Is Harder To Get Into Than Harvard And Has Helped Entrepreneurs Raise Billions

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www.forbes.com - What cofounder structures, locations and entrepreneurial traits can best help today’s startups accelerate their way to success? I just had the great privilege of interviewing the cofounder of AngelPa…

Intel’s Sameer Sharma Makes A Brilliant Case For The Smart City

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www.forbes.com - While the citizens of Singapore, Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio—cities big and small—are learning to live in a smart city, you could say Sameer Sharma lives it, period. As Intel’s global genera…

Google Call Screen transcipts now rolling out to select Pixel users

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androidcommunity.com - If you own a Google Pixel device, probably one of your most favorite features here is the Call Screen which lets your Google Assistant screen your phone calls. While this was already good enough, Goo…

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo available for $50 for a limited time

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androidcommunity.com - Are you still looking for a Christmas gift for yourself or for a family member but you only have a $50 budget? Well you have 5 hours to decide now as you can get the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo, Fas…

Instagram now lets you share your Stories only with “close friends”

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androidcommunity.com - It probably will not be that surprising for you to know that Instagram Stories is one of the most popular social media tools that people use right now to express themselves more creatively and to jus…

Sirin Lab’s FINNEY blockchain smartphone about to roll out

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androidcommunity.com - The blockchain fever is just starting. Aside from the HTC Exodus and Opera crypto wallet, there’s also the FINNEY dual screen we told you about last July. If you may remember, Foxconn and Sirin were …

Spotify may let you import own Android phone music soon

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androidcommunity.com - While you probably will never run out of songs to stream on Spotify since after all, they have millions of songs in their library, there are still a lot of music that is not yet there. The music stre…

Google Photos to bring Express backup settings in India

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androidcommunity.com - Google says that India is one of their most active markets when it comes to the use of their Google Photos app and service. But as we are probably already aware of, it is also one of the countries wi…

Manafort Tried to Broker Deal With Ecuador to Hand Assange Over to U.S.

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www.nytimes.com - Mr. Assange had been pursued by Swedish prosecutors on a rape accusation from 2010. The Ecuadorean Embassy in London granted him asylum in the summer of 2012. That was under Mr. Moreno’s predecessor,…

11 Things Google Doesn’t Care About in Ranking Your Website

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www.successcenter.com - The Updated Truth About Google Ranking Like most businesses, Google constantly changes to make their customers happy. Things that were once important for you to get a good website ranking (and to get…

HP Tango First Impressions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - HP has transformed its PC business over the past several years. And it’s doing so with its printer business as well. I have to be honest: When HP asked whether I was interested in looking at a new ki…

Google's local pack adds 'sold here' label on query match - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google has added a new label to the local pack results in both desktop and mobile search. When you search for an item and Google knows the local store has that item, Google may show a label named “so…

Google Map’s tracking problems keep piling up - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Last August, The Associated Press and researchers from Princeton University teamed up to investigate how Google Maps tracks user’s locations and incorrectly claimed Google tracks users’ movements whe…

Report: EU antitrust unit exploring broader local search complaint against Google - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - The European Commission is asking local search competitors in Europe whether Google’s algorithm changes and other practices are hurting them, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters. If the answ…

How does the First Amendment relate to prosecuting Assange?

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hotair.com - We’ve already been covering the strange way in which it may or may not have been revealed that there’s a secret warrant out for Julian Assange. Personally, I find it implausible, based on the governm…

Using One-to-One Email Personalization to Increase Sales

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instapage.com - Marketing automation personalization today One-to-one email UTM parameters in emails After one-to-one emails, what’s next? Today’s consumers expect brands to know exactly who they are and what they w…

How to Make an Ebook in Minutes to Create Instant Authority

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www.attractionmarketingprofits.com - One of the most powerful ways to enhance your brand, generate leads and guide prospects into investing with you and your business is to learn how to make an ebook and publish it on your own ebook. Wh…

Marriott sued hours after announcing data breach | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Hours after announcing a data breach on Friday, two Oregon men sued international hotel chain Marriott for exposing their data. Their lawsuit was followed hours later by another one filed in the stat…

These smart yoga pants promise to fix your poses at home

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www.theverge.com - A new smart clothing line promises to help you get your yoga moves right when you’re at home and without an instructor. It’s called Pivot Yoga and it claims to give feedback through small sensors on …

The worst tech failures of 2018 | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Looking for the perfect gift? CNET delivers advice, reviews, and recommendations. A boatload of products, trends, and people in the tech sector really disappointed us this year. In the spirit of the …

16 Best WordPress Chrome Extensions that You Should Try

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www.wpbeginner.com - Are you looking for the best WordPress Chrome extensions to boost productivity? Browser extensions can help improve your WordPress workflow and make you more productive. In this article, we have hand…

Rolls-Royce demonstrates fully autonomous passenger ferry in Finland

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venturebeat.com - Rolls-Royce has publicly demonstrated what it calls the “world’s first fully autonomous ferry” on a trip between Parainen and Nauvo in Finland. The British company entered a research partnership with…

28 inspiring mobile marketing quotes - Econsultancy

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econsultancy.com - Wendy Clark, former SVP at Coca-Cola and now CEO at DDB Worldwide, famously said, “If your plans don’t include mobile, your plans are not finished.” These words are so ingrained in internet history (…

How To Boost Your Landing Page Conversion Rate - Blog | Sunny Landing Pages | Marketing and Advertising

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sunnylandingpages.com - Landing pages are probably the most simple and obvious thing on your website, yet sometimes they’re really hard to get. And it rattles when you see those visitors going away without performing a prod…

What is Google Tag Manager and How to Use It | Oneupweb

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www.oneupweb.com - Google Tag Manager is a free Google tool that allows you to drop code (or tags) on your website through a container snippet. Therefore, you don’t have to hardcode anything. You can just load tags and…

Ecommerce Product Releases: December 2, 2018 | Practical Ecommerce

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www.practicalecommerce.com - Here is a list of new products and services for late November from companies that cater to online merchants. There are releases on landing pages, shipping, payment options, social commerce, artificia…

In Review: The Mighty Hasselblad X1D

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abduzeedo.com - Before I start anything I just want to get things straight, I am not a professional photographer, although I studied photography and have developed quite a few photographs in a darkroom. By all means…

The dingo... er, Google stole my patent! Biz boss tells how Choc Factory staff tried to rip off idea from interview

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www.theregister.co.uk - Jie Qi, cofounder of edu-tech electronics biz Chibitronics, marked the launch of patent education site PatentPandas.org with her account of how Google tried to patent her research after inviting her …

Samsung, Verizon will partner on 5G smartphone in first half of 2019

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www.cnet.com - One of the world's first 5G phones will be coming to the US from Samsung and Verizon. The two companies on Monday said they plan to bring a device able to tap into next-generation cellular technology…

8 tech announcements of 2018 that will define the future of customer… | nexxworks

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nexxworks.com - Let’s take a look at eight tech announcements that I believe will shape the future of customer experience. I’ve seen so much this year in the evolution of retail, and it is already starting to shake …

The Five Hottest New Apps For Freelancers

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