Google's Ad Mute Option Could Be a Valuable Messaging Tool


Google on Thursday announced a new feature that will let users mute so-called
“reminder ads” in third-party apps and websites that are powered by
its ad engine. It plans to expand this feature to its own services, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, in the coming months. The new tool is the latest addition to Google’s dashboard for ad controls, first launched as Ads Preferences Manager back in 2009. The addition of Ad Settings and Mute This Ad will allow users essentially to block certain ads on Google, on websites and in apps.

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Facebook to give privacy controls to users ahead of European law

Facebook will unveil new tools to make it easier for users to make choices about their privacy in response to new European privacy laws, according to the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg.

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Apple teams up with Malala Fund to educate more than 100,000 girls worldwide

Apple will become the Malala Fund’s first Laureate partner in a major push to support the education of girls globally, the tech company announced Monday.

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Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings


Google has announced that page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches, starting in July. Speed already has been a factor in desktop search rankings. Soon, as part of Google’s new “Speed Update,” page loading time will be factored in when ranking mobile search results as well. The change will affect only pages that deliver what the slowest experience, and thus should affect only a small percentage of searches. Sites that are very slow will be down-ranked, but it is not clear whether extremely fast sites will earn a rankings boost.

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Apple's Tim Cook says next iOS update will allow users to disable battery throttling

The next update to iOS 11 will allow Apple users to disable the battery performance throttling on their device, a move that comes after the tech firm admitted in December that it intentionally slows down iPhones as they age to prevent issues with batteries.

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Bitcoin miners have extracted 80 percent of all the bitcoins there will ever be

With 21 million being the maximum potential number of the cryptocurrency that will ever exist, we’re edging ever closer toward that number. The latest milestone reached was the 80 percent mark, with 16.8 million coins mined.

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IoT and 5G: New Revenues, Use Cases, Value-added Services


The 5G standards target billions of new devices that will connect to operators’ networks over the next decade and beyond. Each device type serves a use case that can be high-volume with low throughput requirements, or low-volume but high-value from a customer’s point of view. The list of use cases keeps growing as new types of devices are added to the network, and as existing devices find new use cases with embedded mobile connectivity. For instance, a GoPro-type of wearable camera helps sports fanatics capture their exciting experiences and broadcast them live worldwide through a mobile broadband connection.

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Apple apologizes for slowing down older iPhone batteries

Apple has issued an apology and said it will cut the cost of replacing iPhone batteries after the tech giant caused an uproar last week when it admitted it slowed down batteries on older iPhones for technical reasons.

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B2B Digital Ad Spending to Jump Next Year


B2B ad spending will increase 13 percent in 2018 to hit $4.6 billion from this year’s estimated $4.07 billion, eMarketer has predicted. However, its proportion of all U.S. digital ad spending will remain unchanged at 4.9 percent, which implies growth in other digital ad spend areas as well. Desktops and laptops will continue to attract the bulk of B2B digital ad spend, according to eMarketer. They are expected to account for $2.54 billion this year. Mobile B2B digital ad spend, which is forecast to hit $1.53 billion this year, also will continue to grow.

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Meet the US Army's new pistol

In future battles, U.S. soldiers will have a new sidearm for personal protection. The Army’s new pistol may see more action than the last thanks to a design that has great potential for offensive purposes like close quarter combat.

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Intel Reportedly Cutting ‘Intel Inside’ Spending, Could Drive Higher PC Prices

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A new report suggests Intel will sharply reduce its advertising cost-matching as it pivots to new markets like the Internet of Things, data centers, and cloud services.

The post Intel Reportedly Cutting ‘Intel Inside’ Spending, Could Drive Higher PC Prices appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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New B2B Payments Platform Reaches Across Borders


Nanopay has unveiled a new platform that will let companies process business-to-business payments between bank accounts across borders. The platform is currently in private beta. It will become generally available in February, initially enabling cross-border payments between Canada and the United States. Cross-border payments with India and China will be added in Q2. The platform will enable account-to-account payments, with full visibility and payment context with ISO 20022 metadata to enable straight-through processing, or STP.

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8 innovative gadget gifts for the techie in your life

What will make the techie in your life happy over the holidays? Try these brand new gadgets that all have a high-end feature that sets them apart from the pack. We tested each one to make sure they perform according to the specs and meet the demanding needs of true geeks.

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