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  • Stripe is ending support for bitcoin payments on April 23
     Payments platform Stripe will stop supporting bitcoin in April, citing the cryptocurrency’s volatility and long transaction times, among other things. It’s a logical decision, but one likely to anger the easily provoked crypto-crowd. Read More
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 1:39pm -
  • Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain
     Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers, an innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming supply chains through emerging technologies, such as distributed…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 1:29pm -
  • Cambassy lets you be your country’s digital ambassador
     Cambassy is a new app that lets you share the favorite things about your town, city, or country. You can think of it as a sort of breadcrumb travelogue that you leave behind for others to find and lets you include phots, tips, and comments about yo…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 1:17pm -
  • RED’s ‘holographic,’ ‘SOLID’ Hydrogen phone will ship this summer
     Boutique Android phone makers didn’t have a good 2017, but RED aims to reverse that trend with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks up in a recent post on the company’s forums. The chunky, unique device will ship in th…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 1:12pm -
  • The iPhone X was the top shipping smartphone over the holidays, according to analysts
     Apple hasn’t been been particularly transparent about the iPhone X’s numbers, in part because it’s a bit of a tricky new model. For starters, it’s a $999 phone. It’s also positioned against another premium iPhone model — which got a hea…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 1:06pm -
  • Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests
     To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on soc…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:53pm -
  • France Digitale wants to teach French parliament members about tech
     France Digitale presented its roadmap for the upcoming 12 months. France Digitale is an association that acts as a lobbying organization when it comes to defending the interests of the startup community in France. And the organization had a couple…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:38pm -
  • Study: 6 in 10 Americans have heard about Bitcoin
     While crypto may be obvious to us overlords of digital media, awareness of all facets of cryptocurrency still belongs to a small – but growing – minority. In a large scale survey by SurveyMonkey and the Global Blockchain Business Council, 5,000…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:34pm -
  • Google’s Lunar Xprize to go unclaimed as moonshot deadline looms
     Google teamed up with Xprize to sponsor an audacious literal race to the Moon, but sadly the competition will end with no one taking home the grand prize of $30 million. Xprize and Google realized after discussing progress with its five finalist te…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:20pm -
  • Holy moly! Facebook test was nudging me to chat with a church
     Facebook says it’s on a mission to de-bloat its Messenger app this year. At the same time, TechCrunch has discovered, the data-mining giant is running tests on its desktop platform to inject the Messenger “contact pages” of businesses directl…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:06pm -

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Hacker News

  • People leave managers, not companies. Don’t let that manager be you
    Article URL: https://blog.intercom.com/people-leave-managers-not-companies/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219947Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 5 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:50pm -
  • How to Win Founders and Influence Everybody
    Article URL: https://www.wired.com/story/margit-wennmachers-is-andreessen-horowitzs-secret-weapon/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219946Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 5 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:50pm -
  • First Cryptocurrency Freight Deal Takes Russian Wheat to Turkey
    Article URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-23/first-cryptocurrency-freight-deal-takes-russian-wheat-to-turkeyComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219940Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 6 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:49pm -
  • Seeking a Business Co-Founder
    Seeking a business co-founder. We are a SF-based firm that has built a powerful BI platofrm, which is entirely search-powered. You can think of it as Siri for the enterprise. It can build ML models on the fly from your data and produce predictions fr…
    - 7 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:48pm -
  • Disgraced Tech CEO Gurbaksh Chalal Exploring Run for Governor
    Article URL: https://twitter.com/gchahal/status/955687535098777605Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219926Points: 2# Comments: 0
    - 9 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:46pm -
  • Unexpected challenges of making money on the internet
    Article URL: https://www.kapwing.com/blog/unexpected-challenges-of-making-money/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219892Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 17 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:38pm -
  • The kill chain: inside the unit that tracks targets for US drone wars
    Article URL: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/23/the-kill-chain-inside-the-unit-that-tracks-targets-for-us-drone-warsComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219871Points: 2# Comments: 0
    - 21 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:34pm -
  • Ask HN: Review my startup
    I've came up with an idea to make Quora but personal. Like answering & asking questions with people you know. I came up with this idea because my relatives & friends often asks me technology related problems and questions face-to-face, by chat or via…
    - 22 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:33pm -
  • Databases at the beginning: an interview with Bill Karwin of Square
    Article URL: https://theaccidentalengineer.com/databases-at-the-begninning-bill-karwin-square/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219861Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 24 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:31pm -
  • The end of road rage? A car which detects emotions
    Article URL: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/23/a-car-which-detects-emotions-how-driving-one-made-us-feelComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219859Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 24 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:31pm -
  • Victory for libre networks: ActivityPub is now a W3C recommended standard
    Article URL: https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/victory-for-libre-networks-activitypub-is-now-a-w3c-recommended-standardComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219845Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 27 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:28pm -
  • What's in a Lichen? How Scientists Got It Wrong for 150 Years
    Article URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/video/shorts/whats-in-a-lichen-how-scientists-got-it-wrong-for-150-years/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219842Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 28 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:27pm -
  • Crypthol – Buy Alt Coins with USD, No Need for Bitcoin exchanges
    Article URL: https://www.crypthol.ioComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219840Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 29 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:26pm -
  • Year in Review: 2017 Edition
    Article URL: http://about.crunchbase.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Crunchbase-2017-Year-In-Review.pdf?utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=yir-2017&utm_content=1&utm_term=cta_download-the-free-reportComments URL: https://news.ycombinat…
    - 30 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:25pm -
  • First Footage of a Tesla Semi in the Real World
    Article URL: http://fortune.com/2018/01/21/tesla-semi-real-world-video/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219816Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 36 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:19pm -
  • J Programming Language Essays
    Article URL: http://code.jsoftware.com/wiki/EssaysComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219815Points: 2# Comments: 0
    - 36 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:19pm -
  • China’s Social Credit System puts its people under pressure to be model citizens
    Article URL: https://theconversation.com/chinas-social-credit-system-puts-its-people-under-pressure-to-be-model-citizens-89963Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219804Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 38 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:17pm -
  • The boring technology behind Listen Notes
    Article URL: https://broadcast.listennotes.com/the-boring-technology-behind-listen-notes-56697c2e347bComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219798Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 39 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:16pm -
  • Tails 3.5 is out
    Article URL: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_3.5/index.en.htmlComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219794Points: 2# Comments: 0
    - 40 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:15pm -
  • The Not So Sexy Reality of Entrepreneurship
    Article URL: https://code.likeagirl.io/the-not-so-sexy-reality-of-entrepreneurship-1092a9e800edComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16219793Points: 3# Comments: 0
    - 40 mins ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:15pm -

Mashable Tech

  • Firefox's Quantum update will block websites from tracking you 24/7
    Mozilla's speedy Firefox Quantum browser hit the ground running when it rolled out in November. On Tuesday, Mozilla released an update to the browser, called Firefox 58. Its most significant feature: 24/7 tracking protection.  SEE ALSO: Firefox u…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 7:25pm -
  • Mark Zuckerberg's answer to 'fake news' is this garbage 2-question survey
    Mark Zuckerberg is here to save us from Mark Zuckerberg.  On Tuesday, just four days after the Facebook CEO announced his intention to revamp the News Feed in favor of "high quality content," we were gifted a sneak peek at the means by which he wil…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:14pm -
  • One of Silicon Valley's most powerful CEOs compares Facebook to cigarettes
    Facebook should be treated like other companies that make addictive, and potentially harmful, products.That's according to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, one of Silicon Valley's most influential leaders, who says it's times for the government to step…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:03pm -
  • Thanks to AI, it's now way easier to make memes
    Artificial intelligence might be scary to some. But for anyone who spends time editing photos, it's about to be a dream come true. On Tuesday, Adobe announced the release of Photoshop 19.1, the newest iteration of its flagship graphics and photo ed…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:39pm -
  • DuckDuckGo's new app is here for all your private mobile browsing needs
    These days, on the internet, everybody knows you're a dog. Practically everything you do online is tracked, analyzed, categorized, packaged, and sold off to hordes of faceless behemoths exploiting your clicks for that sweet reward of fractions of a…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:31pm -
  • A Tesla that crashed into a fire truck may have been on autopilot
    A Tesla sedan slammed into a fire truck on Los Angeles' heavily trafficked 405 freeway, on Monday. Such an incident on this accident-prone highway wouldn't normally be newsworthy, but an official Twitter account for the fire department in question…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:26pm -
  • 10 Hidden iPhone Tricks You Should Know About
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    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:15pm -
  • Instagram is supposedly testing a feature that tells you when someone's recorded your story
    Did you really think Instagram was going to stop copying Snapchat features in 2018? Now, Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature — one that Snapchat already has — that notifies users when someone's taken a screenshot or screen recording o…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:11pm -
  • Elon Musk will get nothing if Tesla fails, almost everything if it succeeds
    Billionaire Elon Musk's future compensation from Tesla is now completely dependent upon the electric car company's future success.Under a new 10-year plan announced on Tuesday, the Tesla CEO will henceforth receive $0 in salary. Instead, Musk will b…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 3:44pm -
  • Stripe won't accept Bitcoin anymore
    Bitcoin has been dealt another blow — Stripe will no longer accept payments with the decentralized cryptocurrency.It seems like Bitcoin is getting battered this week with its declining value, but Stripe's decision is pretty logical and inevitable.…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 2:56pm -

Search Engine Land Headlines

  • Searchmetrics wins important victory in patent infringement lawsuit
    Federal judge invalidates five patents SEO platform provider Brightedge claimed in lawsuit against competitor Searchmetrics.The post Searchmetrics wins important victory in patent infringement lawsuit appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please v…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 5:04pm -
  • SearchCap: Bing Hotel search ads, AMP rankings & SEO AI
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.The post SearchCap: Bing Hotel search ads, AMP rankings & SEO AI appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engine Land f…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • How AI can uncover new insights and drive SEO performance
    Columnist Jim Yu believes that by incorporating the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, search marketers can move beyond simple observations and find new patterns in user behavior.The post How AI can uncover new insights and dr…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 12:12pm -
  • Will AMP improve your rankings? How to set up an AMP test
    Wondering if AMP is worth the investment? Columnist Stephanie LeVonne walks through how to set up a test to determine what kind of boost, if any, you can expect from implementing AMP across your mobile site.The post Will AMP improve your rankings?…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 10:31am -
  • Bing Hotel Ads moving out of beta to general release with Koddi
    The release opens up another paid channel for hotel marketing.The post Bing Hotel Ads moving out of beta to general release with Koddi appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 9:06am -
  • Don’t miss your chance to save $300 on a ticket to SMX West! Book now!
    We’re excited to bring SMX West 2018 to San Jose, California, March 13-15! The agenda is posted, the speakers are selected, but these Early Bird rates won’t be around much longer. Book your ticket by February 3 and enjoy $300 off on-site rates. I…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • SearchCap: Google Search Console beta live, PPC tips & SEO tasks
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.The post SearchCap: Google Search Console beta live, PPC tips & SEO tasks appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engi…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • It’s here! ‘Enterprise SEO Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide’ is all new for 2018.
    MarTech Today’s “Enterprise SEO Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide” has been updated for 2018. Compiled from the latest research, this 55-page report is your source for the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing the market for SEO soft…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 1:01pm -
  • New Google Search Console may be rolling out for everyone now
    Go check your Google Search Console now. You probably have access to the long-awaited beta version.The post New Google Search Console may be rolling out for everyone now appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engine Land for the…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 11:12am -
  • 15 PPC pro tips for writing text ads
    Want to know how to write great paid search ads? Columnist Pauline Jakober shares some tips from her years of experience writing PPC ad copy.The post 15 PPC pro tips for writing text ads appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search En…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 10:43am -

PC Mag Breaking News Headlines



Xconomy

  • GoDaddy Picks Up Online Marketing Business Main Street Hub for $125M
    Austin—Website hosting company GoDaddy is paying $125 million to acquire Austin online marketing business Main Street Hub, giving the hosting company an inside line to the world of social media. Main Street Hub hires “branding experts”—people…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:31pm -
  • Facebook, Amazon Snap Up Boston Cybersecurity Startups Confirm, Sqrrl
    Facebook and Amazon are turning to Boston tech companies to beef up their cybersecurity capabilities. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has acquired Confirm.io, while Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has purchased Sqrrl, according to posts on the two Boston-area security s…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:08pm -
  • NeuroPointDX Turns to Crowdfunding to Get Key Study Past Finish Line
    Autism is hard to diagnose—there’s currently no medical test to diagnose the disorder, and teams of experts typically make diagnosis decisions based on their assessments of patients’ behavior. NeuroPointDX aims to change that with a test that c…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:43pm -
  • Should Startups Extend the Window to Exercise Options?
    Pinterest did it. Square did it. And Coinbase did it, too. These unicorns have all given departing employees more than the standard 90 days to exercise their stock options. They’ve extended the window to exercise options for employees who have at l…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 3:01pm -
  • Facebook Touts Countermeasures to Election Hacking: Are They Enough?
    Facebook expanded its mea culpa on Monday for failing to prevent “bad actors” such as Russian entities from using the social media platform to distort democratic processes—notably the U.S. presidential election in 2016. The company unveiled ano…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 1:11pm -
  • Announcing “Robo Madness 2018: Homecoming” at iRobot on April 12
    Robo Madness is back. Xconomy’s fourth annual robotics and artificial intelligence conference in the Boston area will be held April 12 at iRobot’s headquarters in Bedford, MA. The theme this year is “Homecoming,” as robotics and A.I. have see…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:57am -
  • Disney, Family Offices Back Second Bio Startup from Tech Entrepreneur Haney
    To launch his first biotech startup, Dragonfly Therapeutics, Bill Haney went to private family offices, including one linked to the Disney family, rather than venture firms. Now the tech investor, entrepreneur and filmmaker is at it again, leaning on…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:55am -
  • Hey Alexa, What’s in a Name? Actually, Let’s Call You Amazon
    With “Hey Google” and “Alexa” echoing from the expo halls of Las Vegas to millions of homes, the hype around voice-controlled computing is reaching a new peak in early 2018. Voice-controlled devices are permeating our world, and this new user…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 7:59am -
  • Tmunity Reels in $100M for “Next Generation” Cancer Immunotherapy
    [Updated 1/23/18, 11:21 a.m. See below.] Two therapies from the emerging field of engineered T cells won FDA approval to treat blood cancers last year, and the scramble is on to treat more types of cancer. Led by Usman “Oz” Azam (pictured above),…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:55am -
  • Cargo Zooms Ahead with New Cash, Plans to Expand to 10 Cities
    Score one for mobile convenience stores. Cargo, a New York City-based graduate of the Techstars Mobility accelerator, announced Monday it has raised more money from investors, reached its one millionth passenger, and will soon expand from test market…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 3:51am -
  • BioCryst, Idera Plan Merger in Tie-Up of Rare Disease Drug Developers
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals and Idera Pharmaceuticals have struck a deal to combine into a single company focused on treatments for rare diseases. The stock deal announced Monday calls for each share of Research Triangle Park, NC-based BioCryst (NASDAQ:…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 1:58pm -
  • Luna DNA Uses Blockchain to Share Genomic Data as a “Public Benefit”
    A San Diego startup says it has adapted the blockchain technology that underpins digital currencies like Bitcoin for use as a distributed database for genomic information. Luna DNA’s efforts mark one of the early attempts to apply blockchain techno…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 12:59pm -
  • Amazon Go Reviews: Praise for Shopping Speed, Caution Around Privacy
    Whole Foods has always been on the bleeding edge of improving the efficiency of the grocery store checkout. The New York Times praised the chain a decade ago for its single-line strategy, which other retailers copied. Other trade publications have no…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 12:55pm -
  • Paytronix Rings Up $65M to Boost Customer Loyalty Software Business
    Paytronix Systems, a seventeen-year-old software company that manages customer rewards programs and other sales initiatives for restaurants and convenience store chains, said Monday it pulled in $65 million in funding from Great Hill Partners, a Bost…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 10:12am -
  • With $20B to Spend, Sanofi, Celgene Bet Big on Hemophilia, CAR-T
    Two top drugmakers, Sanofi and Celgene, agreed on Monday morning to shell out more than $20 billion combined, cinching deals for hemophilia drug maker Bioverativ and cell therapy developer Juno Therapeutics. Each agreement represents an expensive, ri…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 6:55am -
  • Why Spark and Watchdog ICER Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on $850K Gene Therapy
    The first gene therapy approved in the U.S. costs $850,000. Announcing the price on Jan. 3, its owner Spark Therapeutics held out the possibility of some relief, such as installment payments, or slim rebates if the drug, a one-time shot into each eye…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 5:30am -
  • Democratization of Automation: The Next Generation of Industrial Robotics
    In the coming years, artificial intelligence will have many transformative impacts, but the one perhaps most resembling science fiction will be the rise of autonomous physical systems: real-world systems that can make decisions for themselves. Of the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • Exact, Spectrum, PerBlue, & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist
    It was a newsy week for Wisconsin’s innovation community. Catch up on some of the major happenings with these recent headlines: —Exact Sciences’ (NASDAQ: EXAS) stock price finished the trading day on Wednesday down nearly 10 percent after the A…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 6:27pm -
  • After Whirlwind 2017, May Mobility Plans to Expand Driverless Fleet
    May Mobility, the autonomous vehicle startup based in Ann Arbor, MI, had an action-packed 2017. The company launched in January, completed a stint in the Y Combinator accelerator over the summer, put driverless shuttles on downtown Detroit streets th…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 3:49pm -
  • Q&A: Dell Med’s DeSalvo Talks Social Health Startups, Data Ownership
    Karen DeSalvo has experience working in the public sector, but she’s hardly what you’d call a government bureaucrat. DeSalvo, who is trained as a physician, served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2014 to 2016 un…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:06pm -

Marketing Land

  • 15 PPC pro tips for writing text ads
    Want to know how to write great paid search ads? Columnist Pauline Jakober shares some tips from her years of experience writing PPC ad copy.Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 4:41pm -
  • 3 SEO tasks to start 2018 off with a bang
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Krebs on Security

  • Some Basic Rules for Securing Your IoT Stuff
    Most readers here have likely heard or read various prognostications about the impending doom from the proliferation of poorly-secured "Internet of Things" or IoT devices. Loosely defined as any gadget or gizmo that connects to the Internet but which…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:36pm -
  • Serial SWATter Tyler “SWAuTistic” Barriss Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter
    Tyler Raj Barriss, a 25-year-old serial "swatter" whose phony emergency call to Kansas police last month triggered a fatal shooting, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and faces up to eleven years in prison.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 7:41pm -
  • Canadian Police Charge Operator of Hacked Password Service Leakedsource.com
    Canadian authorities have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Ontario man for allegedly selling billions of stolen passwords online through the now-defunct service Leakedsource.com.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 10:44am -
  • Bitcoin Blackmail by Snail Mail Preys on Those with Guilty Conscience
    KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader whose friend recently received a remarkably customized extortion letter via snail mail that threatened to tell the recipient's wife about his supposed extramarital affairs unless he paid $3,600 in bitcoin. The frie…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:25pm -
  • Microsoft’s Jan. 2018 Patch Tuesday Lowdown
    Microsoft on Tuesday released 14 security updates, including fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown flaws detailed last week, as well as a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office that is being exploited in the wild. Separately, Adobe pushed a security…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 10:07am -
  • Website Glitch Let Me Overstock My Coinbase
    Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) just fixed a serious glitch in the Coinbase bitcoin payment section of its site that allowed customers to buy any item at a tiny fraction of the listed price. Potentially more punishing, the flaw let anyone paying with bi…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:48pm -
  • Scary Chip Flaws Raise Spectre of Meltdown
    Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants have released updates for a pair of serious security flaws present in most modern computers, smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. Here's a brief rundown on the threat and what you can do to protect y…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 2:38pm -
  • Serial Swatter “SWAuTistic” Bragged He Hit 100 Schools, 10 Homes
    The individual who allegedly made a fake emergency call to Kansas police last week that summoned them to shoot and kill an unarmed local man has claimed credit for raising dozens of these dangerous false alarms -- calling in bogus hostage situations…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 11:15am -
  • Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack
    A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home. The false report was the latest in a dangerous hoax known as "swatting," wherein th…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 3:17pm -
  • Happy 8th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!
    Eight years ago today I set aside my Washington Post press badge and became an independent here at KrebsOnSecurity.com. What a wild ride it has been. Thank you all, Dear Readers, for sticking with me and for helping to build a terrific community.
    - 25 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 9:29am -

eMarketer

  • Article: Five Stats to Understand Christmas in Japan
    Christmas is not an official holiday in Japan, nor a widely observed religious holiday, but it is celebrated nonetheless in its own unique way. Here's some data that highlights Christmas in Japan.
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 10:01pm -
  • Newsroom: Wearables Still Far from Mass Adoption in US
    <p>Less than 20% of the US population will use one next year New York, NY (December 21, 2017) – Smart speakers will likely beat out wearable devices as the electronic gift […]</p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.emarkete…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 10:01pm -
  • Article: Will Blockchain Blow Up Digital Advertising Paradigms?
    Ian McKee, founder and CEO of Singapore-based Vuulr, explains the value of blockchain technology—and the threat it poses to the structure of traditional digital advertising.
    - 35 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 10:01pm -
  • Newsroom: UK Smartphone Spending Overtakes Tablet Spending
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  • Newsroom: eMarketer Appoints Ezra Palmer New Head of Media
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  • Newsroom: Smartphones Take a Bite Out of Worldwide Tablet Market
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  • Article: Balancing Omnichannel Advertising with Individual Channel Considerations
    Ivo Totev, CMO of SAP’s ERP solution, S/4HANA, discusses the challenges of delivering omnichannel digital advertising while still optimizing every channel.
    - 40 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:01pm -
  • Newsroom: Worldwide Instagram Users Continue to Grow
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  • Newsroom: US B2B Ad Spending to Grow 13% in 2018
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    - 42 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:01pm -
  • Newsroom: China’s Wearables Market to Overtake the US this Year
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AdExchanger Headlines

  • Procter & Gamble Plans To Keep Slashing Marketing Costs
    AdExchanger |Procter & Gamble isn’t done trimming its agency and advertising investments, even after a year of deep cuts to media and production budgets, according to senior managers during the company’s Q2 earnings report on Tuesday. Digital me…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 2:32pm -
  • Programmatic Efficiency Should Focus On Audience, Inventory and Working Media
    AdExchanger |“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Will Luttrell, founder and CEO at Amino Payments. For years, programmati…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 1:22pm -
  • Screen6 Has A Solution For Cookie Decay: Grab Those Cookies While They're Fresh
    AdExchanger |The cookie is under pressure. On Tuesday, Amsterdam-based cross-device vendor Screen6 released a tool that CEO David de Jong says can add cookies to cross-device graphs in real time before they have a chance to decay. Device fragmentati…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:05am -
  • Ecom Startups Purple And MVMT Take The Drudgery Out Of Cross-Channel Data Wrangling
    AdExchanger |The paid ads folks at mattress brand Purple and online watch retailer MVMT spend their days obsessing about measurement – and stressing over data silos. Budgets are lean, and they’re under pressure to tie spend to success. A six-pe…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • How Marriott’s Loyalty Data Program Is Driving Its Media Ambitions
    AdExchanger |Many large brands have in-housed advertising technology as part of a data-driven marketing overhaul. But for Marriott, the data-driven plan has meant taking more ownership of media production, including travel news sites and documentary…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:19am -
  • Facebook Algo Change Could Boost Ad Revenue; Toy Makers Look To Content
    AdExchanger |Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. When Less Is More Facebook’s recent algo change could lure TV dollars if it reduces the amount of publisher video content in the news feed. If pubs s…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jan 18, 11:03pm -
  • Forget Viewability: Your Ads Aren’t Serving
    AdExchanger |"Brand Aware” explores the data-driven digital ad ecosystem from the marketer's point of view. Today's column is written by Bennett Rosenblatt, rider display marketing lead at Uber. At Uber, our programmatic strategy prioritizes trans…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 12:34pm -
  • Netflix Will Have Ads, And Other Predictions From Top TV Ad Chiefs
    AdExchanger |Netflix will inevitably need ads, predicted Jo Ann Ross, CBS’ president and chief advertising revenue officer, during a fireside chat at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview on Thursday. “Maybe they’ll offer a lower-cost version of th…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 5:00am -
  • TV Advertisers Need Better Audience Segments
    AdExchanger |"On TV And Video" is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Tom Weiss, chief technology officer and chief data scientist at Dativa. With online segments overlaid on linea…
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  • Publicis’ Steve King On Trust, Transparency And Transformation In A Post-ANA-Report World
    AdExchanger |Within the context of Publicis Groupe’s broader restructure, Publicis Media was born to simplify the group’s media offering while leveraging a more modern definition of scale. “Although it’s become so much more complex, media ha…
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Google Developers Blog

  • Google Play Games Services C++ SDK 3.0 Released
    Posted by Clayton Wilkinson, Developer RelationsWe're pleased to announce the availability of the Google Play Games Services C++ SDK version 3.0. The highlights of this release are: Requires Android NDK r14 or greater. Compiled using the clang toolc…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Real-world data in PageSpeed Insights
    Posted by Mushan Yang and Xiangyu Luo, Software Engineers PageSpeed Insights provides information about how well a page adheres to a set of best practices. In the past, these recommendations were presented without the context of how fast the page per…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 5:18pm -
  • Actions on Google: new directory, device availability and smart home controls
    Posted by Brad Abrams, Product Manager With the Google Assistant and Actions on Google, we're excited for 2018 and look forward to continuing the developer momentum you've helped us build. To start the year off right, we're at the Consumer Electronic…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 4:54pm -
  • Harness your data with Data Studio Community Connectors
    Posted by Minhaz Kazi, Developer AdvocateGoogle Data Studio lets users build live, interactive dashboards with beautiful data visualizations, for free. Users can fetch their data from a variety of sources and create unlimited reports in Data Studio,…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • The Google Assistant SDK - new languages, API updates, and Device Actions
    Posted by Glen Shires, Google Assistant SDK Tech Lead The Google Assistant SDK lets developers like you embed the Google Assistant into any device with a microphone and speaker. Since we first introduced the SDK, you've created innovative projects an…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Creating Custom Estimators in TensorFlow
    Posted by the TensorFlow TeamWelcome to Part 3 of a blog series that introduces TensorFlow Datasets and Estimators. Part 1 focused on pre-made Estimators, while Part 2 discussed feature columns. Here in Part 3, you'll learn how to create your own cus…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 4:01pm -
  • Introducing the winners of the Actions on Google Developer Challenge
    Posted by Akansha Sharma, Product Marketing ManagerThis past year we worked hard to make the Google Assistant better for users and developers like you, but we also wanted to find new ways to reward you for doing what you love – building great apps…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Announcing Core ML support in TensorFlow Lite
    Posted by The TensorFlow Team On November 14th, we announcedthe developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, TensorFlow's lightweight solution for mobile and embedded devices. Today, in collaboration with Apple, we are happy to announce support for Core ML…
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 12:03pm -
  • Getting Started with the Poly API
    Posted by Bruno Oliveira, Software EngineerAs developers, we all know that having the right assets is crucial to the success of a 3D application, especially with AR and VR apps. Since we launched Poly a few weeks ago, many developers have been downlo…
    - 54 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • Introducing the AIY Vision Kit: Add computer vision to your maker projects
    Posted by Billy Rutledge, Director, AIY Projects Since we released AIY Voice Kit, we've been inspired by the thousands of amazing builds coming in from the maker community. Today, the AIY Team is excited to announce our next project: the AIY Vision K…
    - 55 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Introducing the 5th class of Launchpad Accelerator!
    Posted by Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad To cap off another amazing year for Launchpad Accelerator, we're excited to announce the 5th class of our hands-on mentorship program. This includes a diverse group of startups from all…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 2:26pm -
  • Actions On Google Best Practices Video Series
    Posted by Ido Green (@greenido), Developer Advocate We recently launched a new YouTube video series focused on teaching developers best practices for the Actions on Google platform. Apps for the Google Assistant are the gateway for users to engage wi…
    - 56 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Introducing container-diff, a tool for quickly comparing container images
    Originally posted by Nick Kubala, Colette Torres, and Abby Tisdale from the Container Tools team, on the Google Open Source Blog The Google Container Tools team originally built container-diff, a new project to help uncover differences between contai…
    - 63 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:13pm -
  • Introducing TensorFlow Feature Columns
    Posted by the TensorFlow TeamWelcome to Part 2 of a blog series that introduces TensorFlow Datasets and Estimators. We're devoting this article to feature columns—a data structure describing the features that an Estimator requires for training and…
    - 64 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Introducing our new developer YouTube Series: “Build Out”
    Posted by Reto Meier & Colt McAnlis: Developer AdvocatesEver found yourself trying to figure out the right way to combine mobile, cloud, and web technologies, only to be lost in the myriad of available offerings? It can be challenging to know the bes…
    - 68 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:50pm -
  • Launchpad comes to Africa to support tech startups! Apply to join the first accelerator class
    Posted by Andy Volk, Sub-Saharan Africa Ecosystem Regional Manager & Josh Yellin, Program Manager of Launchpad Accelerator Earlier this year at Google for Nigeria, our CEO Sundar Pichai made a commitmentto support African entrepreneurs building succ…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 6:55pm -
  • Help users find, interact & re-engage with your app on the Google Assistant
    Posted by Brad Abrams, Product ManagerEvery day, users are discovering new ways the Google Assistant and your apps can help them get things done. Today we're announcing a set of new features to make it easier for users to find, interact, and re-engag…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 11:04am -
  • Announcing TensorFlow Lite
    Posted by the TensorFlow teamToday, we're happy to announce the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, TensorFlow’s lightweight solution for mobile and embedded devices! TensorFlow has always run on many platforms, from racks of servers to tiny IoT…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • Reminder: Grow with Google scholarship window closes soon
    Posted by Peter Lubbers, Head of Google Developer TrainingLast month, we announced the 50,000 Grow with Google scholarship challenge in partnership with Udacity. And today, we want to remind you to apply for the programs before the application windo…
    - 71 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 7:45pm -
  • Best practices to succeed with Universal App campaigns
    Posted by Sissie Hsiao, VP of Product, Mobile App AdvertisingIt's almost time to move all your AdWords app install campaigns to Universal App campaigns (UAC). Existing Search, Display and YouTube app promo campaigns will stop running on November 15th…
    - 74 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Migrating to the new Play Games Services APIs
    In 11.6.0 of the Google Play Services SDK, we are introducing a major change to how the APIs are structured. We've deprecated the GoogleApiClient class, and introduced a decoupled collection of feature-specific API clients. This reduces the amount o…
    - 75 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 4:06pm -
  • Fun new ways developers are experimenting with voice interaction
    Posted by Amit Pitaru, Creative LabVoice interaction has the potential to simplify the way we use technology. And with Dialogflow, Actions on Google, and Speech Synthesis API, it's becoming easier for any developer to create voice-based experiences.…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Announcing TensorFlow r1.4
    Posted by the TensorFlow TeamTensorFlow release 1.4 is now public - and this is a big one! So we're happy to announce a number of new and exciting features we hope everyone will enjoy. KerasIn 1.4, Keras has graduated from tf.contrib.keras to core pa…
    - 77 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 1:03pm -
  • Resonance Audio: Multi-platform spatial audio at scale
    Posted by Eric Mauskopf, Product ManagerAs humans, we rely on sound to guide us through our environment, help us communicate with others and connect us with what's happening around us. Whether walking along a busy city street or attending a packed mu…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 11:15am -
  • Google Developers Launchpad Studio works with top startups to tackle healthcare challenges with machine learning
    Posted by Malika Cantor, Developer Relations Program ManagerGoogle is an artificial intelligence-first company. Machine Learning (ML) and Cloud are deeply embedded in our product strategies and have been crucial thus far in our efforts to tackle some…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 11:07am -

IBM Research Blog

  • Prediction of psychotic onset with AI: words portend the future
    Psychiatrist characterize schizophrenia, a mental condition with devastating effects on those who suffer it, by a set of intuitively understandable concepts including “poverty of speech” and “flight of ideas.” These concepts, however, are sub…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 18, 2:19pm -
  • Advancing cloud with memory disaggregation
    Here at IBM Research – Ireland, we are rethinking the very foundations on which the cloud is built. We are developing a concept and prototype for low-power and high-utilization disaggregated cloud data centres that break known boundaries, enabling…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 7:53pm -
  • Now Open: Get quantum ready with new scientific prizes for professors, students and developers
    Submissions for the IBM Q Prizes are now open: IBM Q Awards website. Whether its PCs, smartphones or quantum computers, one fact remains consistent: the recipe for success relies heavily on building an engaged and thriving ecosystem. For example, on…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 11:47pm -
  • How AI can help enterprise workers automatically triage conversations
    Knowledge workers spend an average of 28 hours in a typical work week on email and messaging, conversations and collaboration. Much of these communications are centered around getting organized and getting work done — define actions or tasks,…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 1:55pm -
  • IBM Fellow Awarded Levchin Prize for Contributions to Cryptography
    We can all thank an elementary school teacher for keeping our electronic data safe and secure. Growing up in Argentina, and studying in Israel, not far from where his career started at IBM’s Haifa Lab, IBM Fellow and cryptographer, Hugo M. Krawczyk…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 5:03am -
  • Published in Science: IBM and Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers solve cancer immunotherapy mystery
    Cancer immunotherapies, treatment approaches which harness a person’s own immune system to target and kill cancer cells, are currently a major driver in the development of new cancer treatments.  With the advent of next-generation gene editing tec…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 1:58pm -
  • ROMEO Seeks to Improve Wind Farms with Machine Learning and IoT at the Edge
    This past summer a five-year, €16 million EU Horizon 2020 project kicked off to reduce the maintenance cost of wind turbines using predictive machine learning algorithms, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. The project called ROMEO, or “R…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 4:41pm -
  • Genomics and AI push the boundary of precision medicine in blood cancer
    Every nine minutes, someone in the US dies from blood cancer which accounts for about 10 percent of all cancer deaths. And, every three minutes, one person in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer — about 170,000 people annually.  In 2017, 62,13…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 12:45pm -
  • Making container technology work for persistent microservices
    In the technology realm, containers are an approach to running a compute environment, a bit like virtual machines (VM). Users typically prefer containers because they use resources more efficiently, start and stop much faster, and are less expensive…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 2:01pm -
  • New Research: Unlocking the secrets of Huntington’s Disease
    Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating neurological disorder that causes death in neurons – a major component of the brain – and eventually the loss of physical and mental abilities. Currently, there are only very limited treatment options.…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 8:01am -

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