China's inescapable Tencent adds Hollywood movies to its vast 'walled garden'

After getting off work at a real-estate company in eastern China, Zhu Feiyue spends most of his time on his smartphone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/chinas-inescapable-tencent-adds-hollywood-movies-to-its-vast-walled-garden.html

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Instagram no longer requires square photos in private messages

Private chats on Instagram are getting even more streamlined — photos can now be sent without editing, no crop required. The change also comes with in-chat link previews as Instagram continues to refine Direct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/instagram-no-longer-requires-square-photos-in-private-messages.html

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Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity


Competition in telecom price and service packages has been getting a lot of attention lately. However, network providers also have been pursuing other opportunities that consumers might miss if they’re exposed only to traditional advertising. AT&T’s cooperation with the U.S. government in developing a national emergency responder network is a case in point. AT&T moved quickly to take the first steps toward launching the network since late March, when the Commerce Department chose it to be the government’s partner for establishing the system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84533.html?rss=1

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Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/researchers-fly-camera-drones-over-erupting-volcanoes-with-spectacular-results.html

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YouTube TV launches, but what are you getting for $35 a month?

YouTube is finally getting into the skinny bundle wars, competing against Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Netflix and a host of others looking to grab consumers who want great television, but don’t want to pay for what they don’t watch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/youtube-tv-launches-but-what-are-getting-for-35-month.html

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Galaxy S8 vs. ' iPhone 8': Samsung gets first crack at next-gen phone

Samsung is getting ready to tee up its next flagship Galaxy smartphone against a backdrop of growing rumors about rival Apple’s 2017 iPhone.

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Output vs. Outcomes


How many times have we been lulled into complacency over getting a project or a product done but not necessarily well received, because it was someone else’s gig? This is a great reminder that the job isn’t done simply because we produce something and shove it out the door. It’s also a cue to pay close attention to what our CRM systems tell us. If you look at this idea a certain way, it’s telling us that our concept of a product has changed — it actually changed a long time ago, but old rationales persist.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84303.html?rss=1

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Why can’t Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right?

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Everyone agrees that getting Windows Update right is a hard problem, but it’s more than legacy hardware and software that have kept Microsoft from fixing it.

The post Why can’t Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242808-microsoft-hasnt-fixed-windows-update?source=Computing

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The Growing Customer Trust Gap


Like most of you, I’m a bank customer — and I expect that like me, most of you are getting sick and tired of all the stories about how banks abuse customers. Recent national stories about bad behavior in the banking industry, as well as my own personal experiences, have shown that banks often do not care about their customers. It’s just the opposite: Banks seem to be trying to squeeze every dime out of every customer. Remember the stories about how banks used to time the posting of checks and withdrawals to charge more in service fees?

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83936.html?rss=1

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Apple wants you to know that it loves AI more than you realize

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Tired of getting sand kicked in its face by high-profile AI efforts from Google and Facebook, Apple opens the kimono to reveal that it is using AI technologies throughout its product line

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234639-apple-wants-you-to-know-that-it-loves-ai-more-than-you-realize

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Feds Make Big Strides in Big Data Management


U.S. government agencies gradually have been getting a handle on utilizing the potential of big data and data analytics. At the same time, the Obama administration has recognized that significantly more investment will be required for federal big data research in order to guide agencies toward maximizing the value of processing huge chunks of data and improving their data analysis capabilities. During the past 12 to 24 months, federal agencies “have significantly changed the status quo,” noted IDC Research Director Adelaide O’Brien.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83804.html?rss=1

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Would Facebook hire you? Maybe if you could answer this tricky question

Getting through the interview process can be a grueling task. Find out the one question this major employer is asking candidates to stump them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/05/would-facebook-hire-maybe-if-could-answer-this-tricky-question.html

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Apple’s stagnant product lines mostly reflect the state of the computer industry

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Some of Apple’s hardware is getting long in the tooth — but that’s more a reflection on the moribund state of the industry than a statement about Apple.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233058-apples-stagnant-product-lines-mostly-reflect-the-state-of-the-computer-industry

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