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Media Cause | Sharing the Love: Free Google Ad Grants Audit - Media Cause

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mediacause.org - No conversation hearts or drugstore perfume this year. This Valentine’s Day, we are sharing the love a with free Google Ad Grant audits. For many nonprofits, managing a Google Ad Grants account can...

Microsoft Band Gets Major Features and SDK in Update

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thenextweb.com - Microsoft’s quirky amalgamation of fitness tracker and smartwatch, the simply named Band, is about to get more powerful; the company is launching a series of updates for the tracker, as well as int...

Mobile phones hacked: can the NSA and GCHQ listen to all our phone calls? | Technology

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theguardian.com - The latest revelations from the NSA files have shown that US and UK surveillance agencies could have the ability to listen in on billions of mobile phone calls from around the world. But how can th...

Opera Max Lets Operators Grant Free Access to Android Apps

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thenextweb.com - Opera Max, the data-saving Android app, now has a new feature that allows mobile operators to offer users free access to select apps for a set period of time. Dubbed App Pass, the feature is intend...

How Google determined our right to be forgotten | Technology

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theguardian.com - Mario Costeja González spent five years fighting to have 18 words delisted from Google search results on his name. When the Spaniard googled himself in 2009, two prominent results appeared: home-fo...

These Are Apple's New, Diverse Emoji

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thenextweb.com - Apple has today delivered a new beta of OS X to developers that comes with a major new feature: diverse emoji. A tipster sent in these screenshots of the new emoji palette found in OS X 10.10.3. Yo...

DIY: How To Make A Free Social Media Monitoring Dashboard

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stevefarnsworth.wordpress.com - IMPORTANT UPDATE: This post refers to using Google Reader, and as you might know Google has discontinued that service.  There are LOTS of other RSS Readers. You can find plenty of great free RSS Re...

Landing Your Skype Audition Like a Star – - Skype Blogs

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blogs.skype.com -  Cara Gargano is an owner of Cara G Casting, a company that casts and develops reality television shows. Cara is constantly using Skype to interview potential cast members for various programming. ...

Samsung's Got a Steve Jobs Problem

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gizmodo.com - Welcome to Reading List, your weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week we learn the problem behind Samsung's design, why America's infrastructure is rotting, and on a le...

Apple is reportedly poaching Samsung battery experts to build electric car - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - Apple is reportedly in the process of hiring several chip and battery experts from Samsung, according to a report from the Korea Times (via Apple Insider). Citing “an unnamed Samsung official,” the...

Google Will Begin Blocking Sexually Explicit Content on Blogger

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thenextweb.com - For reasons as yet unknown, Google is cracking down on sexually explicit content on its blogging platform. Starting March 23, users will no longer be allowed to share sexually explicit images and v...

An ‘Uber for motorcycle taxis,’ beefed up Microsoft data services and the cloud gets bigger, and more secure — Weekend Reading: Feb. 20 Edition - The Official Microsoft Blog

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blogs.microsoft.com - Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but there’s still love in the air: Love for technology that empowers. From the cloud to the classroom, to the streets of Uganda, this news is worthy of heart...

Lenovo Made An Automatic Removal Tool For Its Adware Mess

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gizmodo.com - Lenovo's pre-installation of the Superfish adware is one of the biggest fuck-ups the company could have made, but at least it's cleaning up fairly quickly: it created a custom uninstall tool to cle...

Facebook's Privacy Policy Breaches EU Law, says Watchdog

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thenextweb.com - Facebook’s privacy policy violates European law, according to a study commissioned by the Belgian privacy commission, and released today, The Guardian reports. Conducted by the Centre of Interdisci...

How to Participate in Twitter Chats (and Make a BIG Splash!)

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postplanner.com - Those are Twitter chats!.. which is basically a group of Twitter users coming together to discuss a specific topic. It’s like having a discussion over coffee with 50 people at a time! You’re litera...

Is Apple Really Making A Car? Here's What We Know So Far

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huffingtonpost.com - While the iPhone maker has issued no official statements on a possible car -- and declined to comment to The Huffington Post -- reports have circulated in recent weeks that strongly suggest it's ha...

$14 million startup Wigo is going crazy - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - Since September, an app called Wigo, the brainchild of 23-year-old college dropout Ben Kaplan, has become the hottest thing on college campuses. Wigo helps college kids find out where their friends...

Facebook Introduces Product Ads: This Week in Social Media

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. Facebook Introduces Produ...

These are Apple's new, diverse emoji we've been waiting for

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mashable.com - Apple is rolling out the new beta of OS X to developers — and, for the first time, we have a close look at more diverse emoji. Apple has openly acknowledged that emoji lack racial diversity; even t...

Top 50 Most Valuable Social Media Influencers, 2015 – Report

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generalsentiment.com - General Sentiment names the top social media influencers on Twitter by their overall earned media value since Feb. 1, 2014. These Twitter users, identified by StatSocial’s “Power Influencers, 2015”...

BBC News - Lenovo offers tool to remove hidden adware 'Superfish'

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bbc.co.uk - Chinese computer maker Lenovo is offering customers a tool to help them remove pre-installed software that experts warned was a security risk. The Superfish adware program - which offered shopping ...

Facebook Now Lets You Put Stickers On Pictures From Your Phone

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huffingtonpost.com - Goodbye, lame Facebook photos. Hello, photos filled with cartoon characters! Starting Thursday, you'll be able to add stickers to your photos from Facebook's mobile app on iOS and Android. You'll s...

Best productivity apps for iPhone and Android - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, it's never been easier to sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team. There's even an app that acts like your digital but...

The Importance of Being on Time (and Why We Often Run Late)

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thenextweb.com - Gadi Shamia is the co-founder and CEO of Magneto, a smart system that fixes your calendar. In my first startup, TopManage (now SAP Business One) I spent the first couple of years as the chief sales...

Google Analytics: How to Know If Your Marketing is Working

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to know how data can help improve your marketing? To learn how to measure what’s working with Google Analytics, I interview Christopher Penn. The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand...

Superfish Admits It Installed a Root Certficicate Authority

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thenextweb.com - Earlier this week it was discovered that many Lenovo PCs released between September 2014 and January 2015 shipped with an adware application called Superfish. This application, while annoying, was ...

This Magician Does Strange And Wonderful Things With An iPad

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gizmodo.com - The original skeumorphic iOS was designed to make digital stuff more tangible and physical — but I'm not sure these amazing magic tricks were exactly what Jobs had in mind. We've seen illusionist S...

How working at a day job can make you a better entrepreneur - GeekWire

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geekwire.com - I’m an entrepreneur with a day job. For a while now I’ve been asking myself if this is reasonable, and I’ve recently decided that it is. The caveat: I believe day job entrepreneurs can only still c...

Smart goggles, killer robots: Podcast 207 (Wired UK)

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wired.co.uk - Listen this week for an entertaining 45-minute look at the most interesting technology and science stories from the last seven days, with WIRED.co.uk's Liat Clark, Katie Collins and James Temperton...

BBC News - Banks to allow account access using fingerprint tech

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bbc.co.uk - Two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology, in a UK industry first. RBS and NatWest customers must activate the feature ...

How Malware Can Track Your Smartphone Without Using Location Data

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technologyreview.com - So what can be done to prevent this kind of spying? Michalevsky and co have considered a number of ideas. One option is to prevent apps gaining access to power usage data at all, although this is p...

What it's like to be Satya Nadella's boss - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - Satya Nadella has now been CEO of Microsoft for a year. By all accounts it's been a fantastically successful year, too. While Wall Street is starting to get a little antsy about how he plans to mak...

Another Celebrity Is Leaving Twitter—Can You Blame Her?

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gizmodo.com - Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving daughter,...

We Don't Just Do Lunch: the Five Things Effective Salespeople Do Before 5:00 P.M. - Microsoft Dynamics Blog

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community.dynamics.com - Sales can be a little mystifying for anyone who hasn’t gotten a ton of insight into what it’s like to work in the field. And these days, many jobs are a potpourri of multiple disciplines or are so ...

Tinder Bots Have Evolved to Mimic the Girl Next Door

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motherboard.vice.com - They used to pretend to be prostitutes. Now, ​Tinder spam bots ​pretend to be football fans. Spammers took to ​Tinder soon after the matchmaking app went mainstream in 2013, setting up automated ac...

How to Prepare for Linux Sysadmin Certification

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linux.com - The pervasiveness of Linux technology means there’s a world of job possibilities for skilled pros. Eighty-six percent of Linux professionals in a Linux Foundation/Dice survey report that knowing Li...

Google Inbox comes to iPad, Android tablets and more browsers

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mashable.com - Google has expanded Inbox, its latest email app, to the iPad and Android tablets, the company announced on Thursday. Before, Inbox was only available on iPhones and Android smartphones. Initially o...

Someone Spent $122,500 On Warren Buffett's Autographed Cadillac In Charity Auction

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huffingtonpost.com - By Jonathan Stempel Feb 20 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's 2006 Cadillac attracted a high bid of $122,500, more than 10 times its market value, in a charity auction that concluded on Thursday night. T...

Linaro Launches 96Boards SBC Standard and First ARMv8 Board

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The Linux Foundation

linux.com - The arrival last week of Linaro's open source 96Boards specification -- ARM's first pseudo-official SBC form factor standard -- shows that ARM is serious about bringing order to the chaotic ARM hac...

The 10 Biggest Social Media Time Wasters - Forbes

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forbes.com - I started some research on some of the ways people waste time on social media and came across a bunch of articles from the late 2000s discussing whether or not social was a big waste of time for bu...

How to Get More People to Attend Your Google Hangout

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socialmediaexaminer.com - When you cultivate a live audience for your Google Hangout on Air, you have more opportunities to connect with your fans. In this article I’ll share five things you can do to bring more live viewer...

Microsoft Portal Network

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mspartner.microsoft.com - Membership Manage my account Enroll Renew Manage my membership Cloud program status Membership programs Overview Core benefits & requirements Microsoft Action Pack Microsoft Cloud competencies All ...

Essential apps - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - The apps on my home screen are always shifting around. I try to keep only stuff on there that I know I'll use every day. Besides the fun stuff (Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, etc.), there are a handf...

Dell partners with Coinbase to accept bitcoin in the UK (Wired UK)

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wired.co.uk - US technology company Dell's partnership with bitcoin wallet and exchange service Coinbase has allowed it to become the first major retailer to accept bitcoin in the UK. These measures, which allow...

Dropbox for Windows Phone Update Adds Shared Folders

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thenextweb.com - Dropbox for Windows Phone update adds shared folders Share Tweet HN Playmoss lets you mix SoundCloud, YouTube and Vimeo in one place Bing now lets you order food and book hotels directly from searc...

Masque Attack II iOS hack puts Apple iPhone and iPad devices at risk of data theft - IT News from V3.co.uk

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v3.co.uk - A second dangerous flaw in Apple's iOS operating system, codenamed Masque Attack II, is leaving enterprise iPhone and iPad users open to attack, according to research from FireEye. FireEye research...

Comcast Is Copying Apple With "Designed In Philadelphia" Remotes 

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gizmodo.com - And even if it is, it's still funny. Twitter user John Anthony points out that Comcast's new Xfinity XR5 remote has a stamp on the back that looks very familiar, a fact seemingly confirmed by this ...

Intel Security Wins Big by Thinking Big at the Canadian Reseller Choice Awards 2014 - McAfee

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Intel Security News

blogs.mcafee.com - Intel Security receive d three of the top honors during the 8th Annual Canadian Reseller Choice Awards. Each year, e-ChannelNews and ChannelBuzz survey the reseller channel community to vote for th...

14 Recent Changes Social Media Marketers Need to Know

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blog.bufferapp.com - To paraphrase Ferris Bueller, social media moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. That’s why from time to time we like to offer an overview of all ...

These Gorgeous Maps Show The World's Great Cities From A Local's POV

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huffingtonpost.com - Everyone knows that tourists tend to take a lot of photos—especially in cities that attract a lot of them. Any New Yorker will gripe about the selfie sticks and endless camera flashes in Times Squa...

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