Sabtu, 21 Juli 2018

Editor's Pick: Who's Your Buddy? The Evolution of OTT Video Partnerships


Brett Sappington
Jul 21, 2018 5:00 AM PT
Buddy movies have been an entertainment staple for years. Like Felix and Oscar in The Odd Couple or Murtaugh and Riggs in Lethal Weapon, the buddy film genre shows how two people can overcome obstacles, and each other, to produce a happy ending. Today, we are seeing over-the-top video services buddy up with others in the market to find their own happy endings. [More...]

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Data Partners Team Up to Get ABM Right
Openprise has announced new partnerships and a new service designed to streamline marketing automation and account-based marketing operations. The new partners offer capabilities such as reverse-IP lookup, business-to-personal-email address lookup, business data in the UK, and more in-depth business-to-consumer and business-to-business data capabilities. [More...]
Is Philanthropy Becoming Sexy?
The Internet has a long and storied history of democratizing information and influencing social change. It has flattened hierarchies and made information accessible to many more people -- though, ironically, it also has sometimes assaulted democracy in the process. Just think about how philanthropy has been changing at the instigation of Salesforce, one of the Internet's poster kids. [More...]
New MacBook Pros Get Major Power Boost
Apple has announced updated MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch notebooks with a Touch Bar, 8th-generation Intel Core processors, support for up to 32 GB of DDR memory in the larger notebook, a True Tone display, and an improved third-generation keyboard for quiet typing. The 15-inch model comes with 6-core Intel Core i7 and i9 processors rated at up to 2.9 GHz -- with Turbo Boost, up to 4.8 GHz. [More...]
Microsoft's New Skype Could Be Risky Gamble
Microsoft has announced a new version of its Skype messaging app, along with a warning that previous versions of the software will be disabled after Sept. 1. "As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we must shut down older services and application versions," wrote the Skype Team in an online post. "This is done to ensure that all customers have the best possible Skype experience." [More...]
Pinguy OS Puts On a Happier GNOME 3 Face
Pinguy OS 18.04 is an Ubuntu-based distribution that offers a non-standard GNOME desktop environment intended to be friendlier for new Linux users. This distro is a solid Linux OS with a focus on simple and straightforward usability for the non-geek desktop user. If you do not like tinkering with settings or having numerous power-grabbing fancy screen animations, Pinguy OS could be a good choice. [More...]
Linux Skills Most Wanted: Open Source Jobs Report
The Linux Foundation's 2018 Open Source Technology Jobs Report shows rapid growth in the demand for open source technical talent, with Linux skills a must-have requirement for entry-level positions. Linux coding is the most sought-after open source skill. Linux-based container technology is a close second. The report provides an overview of open source career trends. [More...]
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Jumat, 20 Juli 2018

E-Commerce Minute


E-Commerce Minute: Friday -- July 20, 2018

The E-Commerce Times -- E-Business Means Business
http://www.ecommercetimes.com
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Headline Scan
Data Partners Team Up to Get ABM Right
Is Philanthropy Becoming Sexy?
Cover Up, Your Smart TV May Be Spying on You
Marketing Partnership to Help Fine-Tune Targeting
How E-Commerce SMBs Can Weather Political, Social Firestorms

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Today's Story Highlights

Data Partners Team Up to Get ABM Right
Openprise has announced new partnerships and a new service designed to
streamline marketing automation and account-based marketing operations.
The new partners offer capabilities such as reverse-IP lookup, business-
to-personal-email address lookup, business data in the UK, and more in-
depth business-to-consumer and business-to-business data capabilities.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85459.html

Is Philanthropy Becoming Sexy?
The Internet has a long and storied history of democratizing information
and influencing social change. It has flattened hierarchies and made
information accessible to many more people -- though, ironically, it
also has sometimes assaulted democracy in the process. Just think about
how philanthropy has been changing at the instigation of Salesforce, one
of the Internet's poster kids.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85460.html

Cover Up, Your Smart TV May Be Spying on You
Did you know that fancy smart TV sitting in your living room, kitchen,
bedroom or bathroom actually may be watching you? Sorry to break it to
you. It's another example of amazing modern technology designed to help
marketers while striking a blow to privacy. Then again, we haven't had
privacy in more years than I can remember. There are two ways to look at
this. If you are a marketer, you love it.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85453.html

Marketing Partnership to Help Fine-Tune Targeting
Sonobi and LiveRamp have partnered to help marketers improve targeting.
The partnership will let brands and agencies build media packages using
the Sonobi JetStream multichannel ad platform and LiveRamp's identity
resolution system. "Sonobi has a forecasting and planning engine that
understands the visitation patterns of an individual user across the
open Web," said CEO Michael Connolly.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85454.html

How E-Commerce SMBs Can Weather Political, Social Firestorms
A national debate over civility erupted after Stephanie Wilkinson, a co-
owner of a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia, asked White House Press
Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave. That wasn't the only
consequence of the incident, though. Restaurant owners in various parts
of America whose businesses had the words "red hen" in their name were
deluged with a storm of angry reactions.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85448.html

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WhatsApp takes aim at false rumors. It's The Daily Crunch.

THE DAILY CRUNCH
FRIDAY, JULY 20 2018 By Anthony Ha

WhatsApp introduces forwarding limits in an effort to combat misinformation, tech giants team up on a new data transferability project and your friends will now see when you're on Instagram. Here's your Daily Crunch for July 20.

1. WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a new trial, users will only be able to forward messages to 20 groups. In India, which is WhatsApp's largest market, the limit will be lowered to five groups.

Recent coverage has highlighted how false rumors have spread on the Facebook-owned messaging app, leading to vigilante action and multiple deaths in India. The company says, "We believe that these changes — which we'll continue to evaluate — will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app."

2. Facebook, Google and more unite to let you transfer data between apps

While many companies already let you download your information, that's not very helpful if you can't easily upload and use it elsewhere. So The Data Transfer Project is a new team-up between tech giants to let you move your content, contacts and more across apps.

3. Instagram adds a status indicator dot so people know when you're ignoring them

If you're cruising around Instagram, you can expect to see a green dot next to the profile pics of friends who also are Instagramming right then and there.

4. Blavity raises $6.5 million Series A round led by GV

Blavity is a digital lifestyle media company geared toward black millennials. The company says most of the funding will go toward opening a new office that is strictly focused on engineering and data.

5. Dish is the first TV provider to offer support for Apple's Business Chat

Launched earlier this year, Business Chat allows companies to communicate with their customers over iMessage in order to answer questions, provide customer service or even enable purchases.

6. Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

A research project that has kept tabs on the top sites and their password habits for the last 11 years shows that most of those sites provide only rudimentary password restrictions and do little to help users.

7. Here's what Facebook employees were saying about Holocaust denial … in 2009

We exhumed these old comments not as a "gotcha!" moment, but simply as a reminder that this is a longstanding debate — one in which senior Facebook figures have articulated a pretty consistent position.

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Tech News Flash


Tech News Flash: Friday -- July 20, 2018

TechNewsWorld -- All Tech - All The Time
http://www.TechNewsWorld.com
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Headline Scan
The Pain and Potential of Making a 180-Degree Policy Shift
Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Slated for Next Year: Report
Google Adds Kubernetes to Rebranded Cloud Marketplace
Microsoft's New Skype Could Be Risky Gamble
New Roku Speakers Offer Sophisticated Audio for Smart TVs

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The Pain and Potential of Making a 180-Degree Policy Shift
Photo-hosting service Photobucket in May quietly restored third-party
hosting of photos, reversing its unpopular year-old policy that required
users to pay nearly $400 for hosting privileges. Many irate users
claimed their photos were "taken hostage." Hosted photos on blogs,
forums and other sites were replaced by an image of a dial indicating
the hosted data quota had been surpassed.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85458.html

Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Slated for Next Year: Report
Samsung plans to launch a foldable-screen smartphone early next year,
according to reports, possibly priced around $1,500. It will resemble a
book, with the main display inside the covers, said Ken Hyers, director
of the emerging device strategies service at Strategy Analytics. The
exterior will have a smaller notification display on the front, and a
camera, or cameras, on the back.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85452.html

Google Adds Kubernetes to Rebranded Cloud Marketplace
Google has announced the rebranding and expansion of its Cloud Launcher
platform. Going forward, it will be known as the "Google Cloud Platform
Marketplace," or "GCP Marketplace." It will offer production-ready
commercial Kubernetes apps, promising simplified deployment, billing and
third-party licensing. Google's goal is to make containers accessible to
everyone, especially the enterprise.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85457.html

Microsoft's New Skype Could Be Risky Gamble
Microsoft has announced a new version of its Skype messaging app, along
with a warning that previous versions of the software will be disabled
after Sept. 1. "As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we
must shut down older services and application versions," wrote the Skype
Team in an online post. "This is done to ensure that all customers have
the best possible Skype experience."
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85451.html

New Roku Speakers Offer Sophisticated Audio for Smart TVs
Roku has earned a reputation for making streaming TV products that are
easy to set up and use, and that deliver above-average quality at
affordable prices -- and that's the approach it has taken with its new
Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The company unveiled the speakers on Monday,
and expects to start shipping them in October, when they will sell for
$199.99.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85449.html

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Editor's Pick: The Pain and Potential of Making a 180-Degree Policy Shift


Peter Suciu
Jul 20, 2018 5:00 AM PT
Photo-hosting service Photobucket in May quietly restored third-party hosting of photos, reversing its unpopular year-old policy that required users to pay nearly $400 for hosting privileges. Many irate users claimed their photos were "taken hostage." Hosted photos on blogs, forums and other sites were replaced by an image of a dial indicating the hosted data quota had been surpassed. [More...]

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Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Slated for Next Year: Report
Samsung plans to launch a foldable-screen smartphone early next year, according to reports, possibly priced around $1,500. It will resemble a book, with the main display inside the covers, said Ken Hyers, director of the emerging device strategies service at Strategy Analytics. The exterior will have a smaller notification display on the front, and a camera, or cameras, on the back. [More...]
Cover Up, Your Smart TV May Be Spying on You
Did you know that fancy smart TV sitting in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom actually may be watching you? Sorry to break it to you. It's another example of amazing modern technology designed to help marketers while striking a blow to privacy. Then again, we haven't had privacy in more years than I can remember. There are two ways to look at this. If you are a marketer, you love it. [More...]
Marketing Partnership to Help Fine-Tune Targeting
Sonobi and LiveRamp have partnered to help marketers improve targeting. The partnership will let brands and agencies build media packages using the Sonobi JetStream multichannel ad platform and LiveRamp's identity resolution system. "Sonobi has a forecasting and planning engine that understands the visitation patterns of an individual user across the open Web," said CEO Michael Connolly. [More...]
Google Adds Kubernetes to Rebranded Cloud Marketplace
Google has announced the rebranding and expansion of its Cloud Launcher platform. Going forward, it will be known as the "Google Cloud Platform Marketplace," or "GCP Marketplace." It will offer production-ready commercial Kubernetes apps, promising simplified deployment, billing and third-party licensing. Google's goal is to make containers accessible to everyone, especially the enterprise. [More...]
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