Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

NAB 2018: Backblaze Is Here To Revolutionize Your Data Backups

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indieshooter.com - Backblaze is a media backup service that allows unlimited backup and storage for PC and Mac computers for just $5 a month. Yes, it sounded too good to be true to us too, so we stopped to speak with B…

The Practical Effects of GDPR at Backblaze

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www.backblaze.com - GDPR day, May 25, 2018, is nearly here. On that day, will your inbox explode with update notices, opt-in agreements, and offers from lawyers searching for GDPR violators? Perhaps all the companies on…

Control Your Email Inbox: Stop Email Notifications From Twitter, Facebook - Small Business Trends

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smallbiztrends.com - Social media is a great medium that connects people, their hobbies and businesses in an easy to use platform. This, of course, has increased its popularity, as well as the notifications in my email i…

Write Compelling Back Cover Copy

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writingwarriorscollective.com - You must write compelling back cover copy if you want to sell books. It’s your elevator speech your sales pitch. It’s the brief 200 words snapshot telling your potential reader all the exciting thing…

Zuckerberg didn’t make any friends in Europe today

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techcrunch.com - Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR’s core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver com…

Microsoft Talks Up Coming OneDrive Updates - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft announced several coming new features for OneDrive at its SharePoint Conference North America on Monday. And while most are business-focused, at least one of them will impact OneDrive for c…

What if JavaScript wins? – Anil Dash – Medium

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medium.com - There are a lot of things that are considered “JavaScript” these days. There’s the open language described in the ECMAscript standard. There are adjacent languages like TypeScript that offer niceties…

Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

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techcrunch.com - A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for…

Realeyes, which uses AI and a front-facing camera to read viewers’ emotions, raises $16.2M

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techcrunch.com - One of the more interesting applications of AI to the world of advertising and marketing has been in how it’s being used to help measure and ultimately shape campaigns. Now, a company providing the t…

Zuckerberg avoided tough questions thanks to short EU testimony format

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techcrunch.com - Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queires before leaving just a half-hour for his responses. Zuc…

Quit Genius, helping smokers quit, picks up an extra $1.1 million in seed

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techcrunch.com - Quit Genius, the YC-backed app that helps users quit smoking, has today announced the close of an additional $1.1 million, bringing their seed round to a cool $2 million. Village Global VC, Pioneer F…

Packet teams up with Platform 9 and Datera to launch its new private cloud platform

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techcrunch.com - Packet, the bare metal cloud provider, today announced that it has partnered with open source hybrid cloud specialist Platform9 and storage and data management service Datera to launch a new private …

Tencent leads $50M investment in NewsDog, an app vying to be India’s Toutiao

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techcrunch.com - The growth of China’s Bytedance, an ambitious $30 billion tech firm, and its highly-addictive Toutiao news aggregator app has set off a search for services with similar growth potential across the wo…

Yubico launches an SDK that lets iOS devs add support for its NFC keys

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techcrunch.com - Yubico, the company behind the increasingly popular YubiKey security keys, today announced the launch of a new SDK for iOS developers that allows them to add support for two-factor authentication ove…

OpenPath raises $7M to help you access your office with your phone

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve ever worked in an office building, chances are somebody issued you a keycard or NFC-enabled badge to open the doors to the building. Those cards and badges do their job, but they can be bot…

Email client Spark becomes collaborative

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techcrunch.com - Readdle, the company behind popular email client Spark, is releasing a major new version of Spark on iOS and macOS. Spark is expanding beyond a personal email client. You can now work on emails with …

Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving

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techcrunch.com - As Slack tries to graduate beyond a Silicon Valley darling to the go-to communications platform within a company, it’s had to find ways to increasingly pitch itself as an intelligent Swiss Army knife…

Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU

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techcrunch.com - Amazon hasn’t exactly kept Rekognition under wraps. In late 2016, the software giant talked up its facial detection software in a relatively benign AWS post announcing that the tech was already being…

FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands

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techcrunch.com - The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones from 2017 alone that investigator…

Instagram now lets you mute accounts

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techcrunch.com - Instagram today introduced a way to mute accounts, giving users a way to continue following accounts without seeing their posts all the time. Muted accounts will not be made aware that they’ve been m…

Starbucks’s mobile payments system is so popular in the U.S., it has more users than Apple’s or Google’s

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www.recode.net - By the end of this year, a quarter of U.S. smartphone users — 55 million people — over the age of 14 will make an in-store mobile payment. More than 40 percent of those people will have done so throu…

Days Gone world premiere hands-on: Have you played a zombie game before?

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arstechnica.com - SANTA MONICA, California—Twenty minutes behind the motorcycle handlebars of Days Gone was long enough to determine one thing: 20 minutes isn't nearly enough to get us excited. Greatness may very well…

Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

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arstechnica.com - Amazon is actively courting law-enforcement agencies to use a cloud-based facial-recognition service that can identify people in real time, the American Civil Liberties Union reported Tuesday, citing…

MegaBots’ Eagle Prime was born to smash anything in its path

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arstechnica.com - On Sunday, MegaBots, a Hayward, California-based company (approximately 19 miles south of Oakland) that builds these robo-gladiators, held its second live event. It was an experiment of sorts. Instea…

Razer slims down Blade, debuts macOS-compatible eGPU enclosure

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arstechnica.com - Anti-ghosting keyboard and the Precision touchpad. Users can customize the keyboard colors using Razer Synapse 3 software. Amidst Razer coming out with a smartphone, a three-screen laptop concept, an…

Streaming video trounces cable TV in customer-satisfaction ratings

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arstechnica.com - TV watchers are far more satisfied with streaming video services than cable or satellite TV systems, a new survey has found. That isn't much of an accomplishment, as cable and satellite TV providers …

Facebook is killing Snapchat with the format it created

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thenextweb.com - After introducing Stories in 2013, Snapchat’s most prominent feature has really come into its own in the past two years. In 2016, Facebook poked the proverbial bear by making off with Snapchat’s sign…

My top 5 must-listen UX/UI podcasts – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - I almost never have time to sit down in a quiet room and read design books or blogs and find out what’s new in the UX/UI industry or what patterns famous designer have used. So, I’ve found podcasts t…

ACLU tells AWS: Stop selling facial recognition tools to the government | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - More than three dozen civil rights organizations, led by the ACLU, sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, demanding his company stop providing government agencies with facial recognition …

Google And Microsoft Are Warning About A Troubling New Chip Bug -- Here's What You Need To Know

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www.forbes.com - Intel is playing down the Variant 4 exploits uncovered by Google and Microsoft. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Google and Microsoft have warned of a fresh vulnerability affecting vast number…

FCC Commissioner Says the Agency Is a Shill for ISPs as She Slams the Door on Her Way Out

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gizmodo.com - In an interview just prior to leaving the FCC this month, former Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took aim at the agency where she worked for nearly nine years, saying it has abandoned its mission to safe…

FX File Explorer v7: four things that make it even better than before

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androidcommunity.com - In choosing file explorer apps in Android, we understand the hopelessness of an Android newbie in choosing one, as there are hundreds upon hundreds of these apps and only very few that actually prior…

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 specs leak: how it compares with the Galaxy Tab S3

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androidcommunity.com - The tablet market is no longer in a good shape. The slate market has been slowing down as detachables continue to grow but we know there is still a market for such. Some OEMs have not completely stop…

Moto Z3 Play: Everything we know so far

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androidcommunity.com - Motorola is one of the more prolific phone makers in the market today. The brand is already owned by Lenovo and so it has more time to focus on development and improvements. Moto G and Moto E smartph…

Alcatel 3V: US availability, pricing of the bezel-less phone detailed here

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androidcommunity.com - Before the Mobile World Congress, an Alcatel 3V promo video was published and we soon learned the entry-level phone will be out in the US soon. The phone may be a budget device but it already boasts …

Google Photos adds favorites in the latest of constant updates

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androidcommunity.com - People who save and take a lot of photos and videos on their mobile device probably cannot live without Google Photos, whether for storage, organizational, or even editing purposes. The past few mont…

LG K30 on Amazon Prime Exclusives: What you’re getting for the price

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androidcommunity.com - The LG K30 with 600MHz was expected to be unveiled by T-Mobile. The Un-Carrier did make an announcement a few days later and we were told to avail of the phone in full or installment for the 32GB var…

HMD Global Nokia gets $100M to help make more Nokia phones

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androidcommunity.com - Nokia has never gotten back to the phone superpower that it was before, but under Finland-based HMD Global, it has made strides towards getting back into the smartphone market. Over the past year, th…

YouTube Music starts rolling out to 5 markets today: here’s the lowdown

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androidcommunity.com - Google figured that since a lot of people are already using YouTube to listen to their favorite songs and not just watch music videos, why not just launch a music streaming app based on the video sha…

Senators ask the FCC to investigate fake net neutrality comments

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www.engadget.com - To start with, they want the FCC disclose the total number of fake (mostly anti) net neutrality comments to the public. They want to know how the FCC is working with the DOJ to uncover the identities…

Twitter for Android is getting its own standardized emoji set

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www.techradar.com - There are so many versions of Android in circulation, all with different emoji sets, so a message that looks perfectly reasonable on one phone might be a mess of black boxes and grey flags on another.

Nintendo Reportedly Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches

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www.ubergizmo.com - Consoles these days are harder to hack than before, although in recent times we have been hearing reports of users who have successfully hacked their Nintendo Switch console. However if hacking your …

Facebook is full of could-be CEOs — but no one ever leaves

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www.recode.net - This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook. The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months because of Russia or Cambridge Analytica or Myanmar or one of numerous other co…

Google accused of "illegal" tracking by group seeking £750 payout for UK iPhone users

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www.trustedreviews.com - Google has been taken to court for allegedly covertly tracking millions of iPhone users in the UK, and collecting their personal details. The search giant is being sued by a collective calling itself…

Top Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Restaurant’s Legacy Loyalty System

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www.loyalty360.org - The battle for the customer has never been so fierce in the restaurant industry. Restaurant operators need to differentiate from the pack and win the hearts and minds of their guests. Key to achievin…

Intel Finds New Spectre Derivative - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Intel found a new derivative of the Spectre security flaw in its chipset. And while this one isn’t as serious from a security perspective, its fix could further impact PC performance. “We have not se…

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review Part 3: Unique Software and Features - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In the Galaxy S9+, one can clearly see Samsung’s smartphone ambitions writ large: The firm wants to control the entire experience. And that leads, at times, to unwanted duplication and to confusion. …

3 Ways to Use Experiential Marketing to Deepen the Impact of Social Media

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www.adweek.com - In a world where people check their smartphones 85 times per day, usually for less than one minute at a time, consumer engagement can seem elusive, but short attention spans and screen addiction don’…

Here’s How Much More Satisfied Customers Are With Streaming Services Than Subscription TV

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www.adweek.com - The American Customer Satisfaction Index released its 2018 telecommunications report and, perhaps unsurprisingly, streaming services have blown subscription TV out of the water when it comes to custo…

9 Ways To Take More Initiative At Work

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www.fastcompany.com - Initiative and creativity move the world. They foster the realization of innovative ideas in various industries and contribute to constant development. advertisement There is a great demand for energ…

Ask the SMXpert: SEO markup and structured data - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - The Ask the SMXpert series continues the question and answer (Q&A) segment held during sessions at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2018. Today’s Q&A is from the Successful SEO Using Markup & Structu…

Yelp asks Europe to take new antitrust action against Google - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - According to the Financial Times (paywall), Yelp has formally complained to the European Commission (EC) that Google “abused its dominance in local search” and is seeking a formal Statement of Object…

EU lawmakers raked Mark Zuckerberg over the coals — but, as usual, it didn’t matter

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mashable.com - The Facebook CEO appeared before Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday to discuss data protection in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The questions of European lawmakers we…

White Cop Shouts At Black Suspect: 'Pretend Like We're Going To Shoot You'

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www.huffingtonpost.com - Tanisha Anderson: Died Nov. 13, 2014, age 37, Cleveland Over a year after Tanisha Anderson lost her life in an incident with Cleveland police officers, People are losing faith in self-driving cars following recent fatal crashes

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mashable.com - For a while, people were really excited about the potential of self-driving cars, which promised to make our future commutes easier, more productive, and safer. Then came some high-profile autonomous…

How to Use Facebook Group Units to Organize Your Content : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to organize the content and resources available in your Facebook group? Wondering how the Units feature for Facebook groups can help? In this article, you’ll discover how to create and us…

Solid Tips To Boost Your Social Media Marketing Campaign

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firstadsense.com - If comments are left on social media web sites, reply to them. This will have to even be done for unhealthy feedback. By doing this, individuals will believe that their voice matters to you. Conseque…

Nearly Everyone In The U.S. And Canada Just Had Their Private Cell Phone Location Data Exposed

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www.techdirt.com - A company by the name of LocationSmart isn't having a particularly good month. The company recently received all the wrong kind of attention when it was caught up in a privacy scandal involving the n…

How did Google get so big?

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www.cbsnews.com - This past week the Federal Trade Commission was asked to investigate the data collected by Google on its Android operating system, which powers most of the world's smartphones. It was a tiny blip in …

Build Your Online Marketing Skills With These Great Ideas

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marketingpromotion.biz - This article is full of great tips and advice on how to help your affiliate website. Try advertising through multiple programs that have the same niche. Using multiple affiliates within the same nich…

Tesla still isn’t shipping its $35,000 Model 3 — and Elon Musk keeps shifting his production targets

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www.recode.net - Two years ago, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s first mass-market vehicle — the Model 3, starting at $35,000 — inspiring hundreds of thousands to deposit $1,000 to get on the waiting list. But the company …

The Movement to Break Up Facebook Has Begun

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gizmodo.com - Privacy and anti-monopoly advocacy groups launched the Freedom from Facebook campaign on Monday, demanding that the Federal Trade Commission force the social media giant to break up into four separat…

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