Facebook's Move to Dial Back News Ratchets Up Drama


Facebook once again has found itself at the center of a media storm, following Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement of plans to shift its focus away from promoting news and business content and more toward emphasizing interactions from friends and family. The shift follows more than a year of heavy criticism directed against Facebook. It has been blamed for failing to combat fake news during the 2016 presidential election. In addition, concerns have been growing over mental health issues linked to spending too much time on social media.

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5 Ways to Use Snapchat to Target Millennials


Once just a hangout for teenagers, Snapchat has matured into an engaging and effective social media platform. If you’re trying to reach a younger demographic, it’s somewhere you probably want to be. “Snapchat is the best channel to reach young people, as they count for more than two-thirds of its audience and are very active users,” said Melissa Sanchot, head of marketing & communication for MakeMeReach. Snapchat is its own world, though, and using it for marketing and advertising means working creatively with its unique features.

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How to stay private on public Wi-Fi

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you’re safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major liability.

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The Subscription Economy's Maturation


A lot happens in a decade. Bill Gates once said that we overestimate what we can do in two years and underestimate what we can do in 10. 2017 is a particularly good time to stop paddling and look back at what’s been going on in the last decade. While we will all have our favorite memories, there’s one in CRM that stands out more than others for me. After all, 2007 was the year of the iPhone, as well as the year before everything in the financial world began going down in a big way. There was barely any social media to speak of.

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SC Ruling Signals New Era for Software Patent Enforcement


The U.S. Supreme Court once again has changed the landscape for software infringement litigation. In a decision released last week, the court severely undercut the ability of plaintiffs to seek out courts that have a track record of being “friendly” to the plaintiff’s position — a practice called “forum shopping.” The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling compels plaintiffs seeking software infringement remedies to submit their cases only in district courts located where the defendant either resides or conducts a significant amount of business.

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Internet's Biggest Companies Ask FCC to Please Leave Net Neutrality Alone

Here we are again: Years after the last big net neutrality fight, key players are once more setting down their stakes, drawing their lines in the sand, and every other metaphor for preparing to w…

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Tractor Hack: Farmers are harnessing hacked software for John Deere repairs

Farming was simple once. It was hard, backbreaking work, but it followed a basic formula: You plant it, you grow it, you harvest it.

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iPhone Turns 10: How It Became a Cultural Icon

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said as he introduced the first iPhone in San Francisco on January 9, 2007.

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Facebook removes photo of historic statue for violating nudity guidelines

Facebook is courting controversy once again following its removal of a photo of an iconic Italian statue of Neptune. The company claims it violates its nudity policy, but the user who uploaded it is not taking the matter lying down.

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Hands on with the AI-boosted Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15

Photoshop Elements 15 screen shot showing editor and organizer
Once the poor step-siblings of their Pro versions, each year Adobe’s Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements become more capable. They are now the better choice for just about anyone who doesn’t already know Photoshop or Premiere, and doesn’t need to edit photos and videos for a living.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236368-hands-on-with-the-ai-boosted-adobe-photoshop-and-premiere-elements-15?source=Computing

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Tim Sweeney claims Microsoft will destroy Steam gradually using Windows 10

Tim Sweeney
Unreal developer Tim Sweeney has blasted Microsoft once again, claiming that the Universal Windows Platform is a long-term scheme to destroy applications like Steam. Is there any truth to it?

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