The Comunicano Communique for Monday January 25th 2016

 
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It's still a bit cold in Miami, and I'm off shortly to head to Fort Lauderdale for IT Expo and to catch up with the VoIP/WebRTC and Video crowd. On Wednesday I'm moderating a panel at 10, and then racing to catch my noon flight back to the west coast....Today though the news story thread is more about DISRUPTION. It's hitting all industries so take the time to read these gems....Oh, and don't forget to catch me onBusiness Rockstars later today at 145 PM PST/445 PM EST. I've found a few gems of apps and web sites tailored just for people like you...

Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson

 
 
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Facebook friends are fake friends, according to a study

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Why I've Shifted More Attention to Facebook | Bothsides of the Table

I've been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did. So I thought it was worth explaining why. And I'm going to cross post this entire post on Facebook as an experiment rather than just posting a link on FB and trying to drive people to my blog.
 
 

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Spotify's video streaming service set to launch this week

Spotify seems ready to move past streaming music and embrace video as well. Just as rumored before, the company wants to offer video content as well and the new product will reportedly roll out later this week with a heavy focus on mobile.
 
 

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iPass partners with Panasonic Avionics to offer inflight wifi on 23 airlines

Jan. 22 2015: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the world's largest Wi-Fi network, today announced an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) to bring inflight Internet access to iPass customers on 23 international airlines. Under terms of the agreement, iPass, which provides convenient, secure, always-on Wi-Fi connectivity on any mobile device, will be available on over 747 Panasonic-equipped aircraft that fly over 32,000 routes monthly.

 
 

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Why Big Companies Keep Getting Disrupted

Clayton Christensen's book "The Innovator's Dilemma" was published nearly 20 years ago, and companies continue to fall prey to nimble competitors. Anshu​ Sharma, a venture capitalist, thinks he knows why so many businesses that should have all the resources required to build the next big thing so often fail to.
 
 

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CES 2016 and the Evolution of Conferences as Global Media Platforms

Over 170,000 people attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, including 50,000 international visitors. CES 2016 marked somewhat of a transition year for the overall positioning of the conference. The discussion on the trade show floor transcended the individual technology products and services to themes about how technology will impact every facet of our daily lives.
 
 

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Daimler CEO says Apple, Google making progress on car: Welt am Sonntag

FRANKFURT Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche told German weekly Welt am Sonntag that a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that Apple and Google have made more progress on automotive projects than he had assumed Several carmakers and silicon valley companies are working on developing a self-driving car.
 
 

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Bleisure is going mainstream: Airbnb business travel study

Airbnb has unveiled some of the top trends that show how "bleisure" is going mainstream for business travelers in 2016, and highlighting top destinations and travel habits.
 
 

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Corporate digital transformation, Telefonica style

 
  Few sectors weathered the economic crisis like the telecoms industry. Reminding those fortunate enough to escape unscathed of the potential pitfalls that come with being unprepared. Some commentators put the unwavering resilience down to a reduction in prices, which, driven by regulation and competition was already being done before the downturn.  
 

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2016 will be the year of conversational commerce

Nearly a year ago today, I wrote a post inventorying the forebears to what I believe has become the dominant trend of consumer computing apps in 2016, a trend that I dubbed Conversational Commerce and have tracked with the hashtag #ConvComm.
 
 

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The Sunday Edition of the Comunicano Communique for January 24th 2016

 
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Hello from COLD and CHILLY MiamiYou read right. Cold and Chilly. It's only 46 degrees, and I'm staying INSIDE. The Marathon is running outdoors, but before the race began you could feel the chill in the air. Today's top story has to be the winter storm that is wrecking havoc all along the east coast, messing up transportation this weekend and potentially impacting travelers to this week's IT Expo in Fort Lauderdale....You've heard of rain outs in baseball and games getting called because of rain. Well here's one in hockey. The Islanders and Flyers game in Brooklyn was cancelled, DUE TO SNOW. 

Ooops . I did it again. I proved YOU CAN make phone calls on Wi-Fi equipped airliners.

Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson

 
 
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Calling from 35,000 Feet Using Switch and Fly-Fi on Jet Blue

JetBlue just became my favorite airline.....I'm flying my way to Fort Lauderdale and next week's IT Expo when I decided to try something that back in 2008, along with now Wall Street Journal Tech Reporter, Joanna Stern, caused quite a stir with AirCell and the GoGo team.
 
 

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Battered by East Coast Snowstorm, Cities Face Digging Out

The day after a blizzard covered New York City with more than 30 inches of snow in some parts, grappling with its sheer volume was the next order of business. At 7 a.m. on Sunday a travel ban imposed by New York State and city officials on Saturday afternoon was lifted.
 
 

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Flyers-Islanders game postponed due to storm

Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016, 10:55 AM NEW YORK -- The Flyers' scheduled game against the New York Islanders Saturday night at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn has been postponed. No makeup date was immeditely announced, but the team planned to go through with its morning skate at 11:30 a.m.
 
 

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Shaquille O'Neal surprises Florida teens, officer with game of basketball | Fox News

A former NBA superstar surprised a Florida police officer and a group of teenagers days after the officer was captured on video responding to a call of children playing basketball too loudly in the street and instead of breaking up the game, the officer joined them.
 
 

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Amazon brings personalized sports updates, movie theater details to Echo - GeekWire

Updates to Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant are coming in thick and fast, with Jeopardy! showing up on the Echo smart speaker last week and the ability to start your car coming in the future. This week, Amazon announced a couple entertainment-related abilities coming to the Echo.
 
 

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LinkNYC's free Wi-Fi could threaten cellular carriers with Passpoint roaming, speedy connections

As Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and others work to bolster their cellular networks in the heart of the Big Apple, they are now facing another competitor: New York City, which this week began offering public access to its small but growing network of LinkNYC-branded public Wi-Fi hotspots.
 
 

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Google's free Wi-Fi launched at Mumbai Central Station

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday launched a free high-speed public Wi-Fi service in collaboration with technology giant Google at Mumbai Central, the first station in the country to get such facility. Terming the facility as "world class", Prabhu said around 100 busiest stations across the country will be brought under the free public Wi-Fi service by this year-end, making it the world's largest such project.
 
 

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How Facebook's Plan To Give The World Free Mobile Internet Went So Wrong

On a Tuesday afternoon in May 2010, a Facebook program manager named Sid Murlidhar published a blog post announcing "another way for people to access Facebook anytime, anywhere." It was called 0.Facebook, literally a URL you could type into your mobile phone's browser that called up a stripped-down, quick-loading, text-only version of Facebook - accessible only as long as you were using a participating mobile operator.
 
 

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FreeBee Data - Verizon's Sponsored Data Service is Out

Verizon, the largest mobile operator in the US has unveiled its own version of Sponsored Data service, dubbed FreeBee Data, joining the likes of T-Mobile and AT&T. FreeBee Data will help businesses drive better engagement with mobile content, said Verizon. The service will be offered in two models, FreeBee Data 360 and FreeBee Data.
 
 

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Live messaging is the future of online sales, says Grabble app boss

Daniel Murray, co-founder of Grabble, an online shopping app dubbed the 'tinder for fashion', predicts 2016 will be the year for personalised services such as instant messaging for the 'busy or bored'. Grabble, an iPhone app that lets people browse the latest collections from fashion retailers such as ASOS and Zara, launched in 2014.
 
 

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Dubai unveiling for Scots carbon fibre wheelchair

A SCOTTISH business is to demonstrate a revolutionary new wheelchair at a leading Arab health exhibition in Dubai this week that it hopes will drive its exports in a key international health market.
 
 

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Certify Releases its Third Annual SpendSmart™ Report on Current Business Travel Spending TrendsCertify Press Release

 
  Certify Releases its Third Annual SpendSmart™ Report on Current Business Travel Spending Trends PORTLAND, MAINE, January 21, 2015-Certify, a leading cloud-based travel and expense management software provider, today announced the results of its third annual SpendSmart™ report for the fourth quarter and full year 2015.  
 

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CEO Advice from a New CEO - The Biz Stone Collection

Usually advice for new CEOs comes from those who have made a career for themselves out of those three letters. I'm new to this particular C-Job having taken it on officially when Ben and I founded Jelly. I felt the time was right after working alongside CEOs over the last fifteen years or more.
 
 

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This is how we will say goodbye to the rock-and-roll generation

It was one of those waves. David Bowie died on a Sunday. Seven days later, it was Dale "Buffin" Griffin from Mott the Hoople and proto-rapper Clarence "Blowfly" Reid. Then Glenn Frey of the Eagles the day after that. And here's the thing about waves: Some are bigger than others, but they never stop coming.
 
 

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On Wine. A tragedy.

On wine. A Tragedy I'm a wine insider. I've met, or known, most of the big names in wine today; and from time to time, have had the honor to collaborate with them. I run a large-ish conference about wine communications.
 
 

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Calling from 35,000 Feet Using Switch and Fly-Fi on Jet Blue

JetBlue just became my favorite airline.....I'm flying my way to Fort Lauderdale and next week's IT Expo when I decided to try something that back in 2008, along with now Wall Street Journal Tech Reporter, Joanna Stern, caused quite a stir with AirCell and the GoGo team. Back then Joanna and I proved that calls to someone on a GoGo equipped plane was possible. Back then, USA Today first called me a "hacker" but I convinced them to change the headline. Today, well, just call me resourceful.

So today, you see, I decided to try and repeat history....or actually, make history. Unlike most airlines in the USA that are using either GoGo or Row44, JetBlue has Fly-Fi and Exede to power their sky high broadband. And, if you want really amazing connectivity, you pay an extra $9.00 per hour, which I did. 

My gamble paid off. I place one call to a friend in SoCal leaving a voice mail, another to a colleague inside Comunicano, and then returned a call from a potential client, agreeing to speak on Monday. I ended my series of calls to Jim Courtney, of Skype Journal fame and now with his own blog, Voicesontheweb. Yes, there was a bit of latency, but it was hardly noticeable. 

How was this done? I used Switch with their Chrome browser app, on my Mac. Because it's WebRTC, the traffic goes over the same ports as anything in the browser, making the traffic look and appear pretty much like web traffic. 

While I doubt this will cause as much of a stir as the original try at this, it does prove that as technology evolves that what wasn't possible, or what some claim can't be done, can be if you think about the answer asymmetrically.  

 


The Comunicano Communique for Friday January 22nd 2016

 
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There's nothing like waking up to see your name in the news. In this case I was asked about the recent move by FaceBook to enter sports. See the first story for more. On that theme, traditional television, especially cable is seeing the pain, blues and agony due to the expansion of OTT content. To say 2016 will be a "game changing" year is an understatement. The big thing is Sports isn't Hollywood, and its sure not tech. Being in the mix though makes me feel that the winds of changes are here...... Reminder--If you're at IT Expo next week in Fort Lauderdale, I'll be moderating a Keynote Panel on Wednesday. It's all part of the run up to this Summer's "All About The API" event in Las Vegas. 

Well, it's time to FLY..Read on and your next news will come from the sunny city of Miami...stay warm and dry to all our east coast and mid-south readers.

Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson

 
 
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Facebook Opens Sports Stadium

Facebook on Thursday announced its new Sports Stadium -- built with no taxpayer dollars or city leases required. About 650 million sports fans already make Facebook the world's largest stadium, the company reasoned. The new hub will compile and chronologize game-related content in real time so that fans can feel they're watching the action with friends.
 
 

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ESPN cable viewership decline

Follow @dancahill_cst With plunging stock prices, declining viewership and company-wide layoffs, these have been Not Top Ten times for ESPN. Last week a survey revealed that 56 percent of consumers would give up ESPN if they could save $8 on their cable bill.
 
 

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Big Merger in Cable Faces Rising Opposition

Comcast's failed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable collapsed last year under pressure from regulators, who found that the combined company would have had both the power and incentive to inhibit the future of streaming video.
 
 

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10 Reasons Why SnapChat is Great for Branding

Snapchat has been one of the fastest growing apps in recent years, and for good reasons. Taking this successful platform and implementing it into your marketing strategy can be extremely valuable. Remember these 10 tips when beginning your Snapchat journey. Snaps and stories only last one day on the...
 
 

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4 Charts Showing How Uber and Airbnb Are Surging in Business Travel

Business travel is something of an untapped opportunity for many sharing economy travel services, since conservative travel policies often limit their usage. New information from expense tracking service Certify shows that 2015 was the year that saw a major breakthrough for Uber, Lyft and Airbnb for business travelers.
 
 

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Funds Roll In for Start-Up Harnessing Bitcoin Tech

A well-known former JPMorgan Chase executive, Blythe Masters, has raised $52 million from several big banks for a start-up built on the technology underlying the Bitcoin virtual currency. The start-up Digital Asset Holdings, based in New York, said on Thursday afternoon that it had raised the money from 13 financial institutions, including Ms. Masters's former employer, JPMorgan, as well as Citi, BNP Paribas and Santander.
 
 

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2015 Tech IPOs Underwhelm to the Tune of 30% From Their First Day Close | Mattermark

tl;dr 2015 tech IPOs aren't performing well. Their decline could limit 2016 IPOs, and dampen valuations for growing private tech companies. The 2015 technology IPO market was lackluster. The sheer number of IPOs failed to excite, and the pricing of offerings could have been more enthusiastic.
 
 

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Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

2016 is set to be a year of shifts for IT - shuffling budget dollars, reconfiguring business processes, and recasting tech talent. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to surpass $3.6 trillion, a gain of 1.5% compared to 2015, according to Gartner. While the spending increase is modest, the funds will enable companies to advance not-so-modest business transformations.
 
 

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Bank Innovation and Fiserv partner to launch a fintech accelerator

Bank Innovation and Fiserv today announce the launch of Bank Innovation INV, a revolutionary fintech accelerator that will cultivate financial services startups around the world. INV is now accepting applications for its first accelerator class, which will commence this quarter.

 
 

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The Comunicano Communique for Thursday January 21st 2016

 
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Today I found a bunch of "interesting" watches and reads for you.  The first item is from a company I'm advising, Telzio. They're a small, Los Angeles startup with big ideas. They're taking advantage of the Amazon Echo's API to show innovation. Speaking of the API, if you're at IT Expo next week in Fort Lauderdale, I'll be moderating a Keynote Panel on Wednesday. It's all part of the run up to this Summer's "All About The API" event in Las Vegas. Take a watch, then a read...

Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson

 
 
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Telzio Talks To Alexa...The Amazon Echo Digital Assistant

Here's an interesting YouTube video that shows off what you can do with the Amazon Echo API.

 
 

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GM Invests $500 Million in Lyft and Strikes Strategic Autonomous Car Alliance

General Motors is investing $500 million in Lyft, part of a wider-ranging strategic partnership that will include a rental program for drivers of the car-sharing service and the creation of an on-demand autonomous car network.
 
 

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Blockchain technology is useful - just not for everything

You may have heard of blockchains and Bitcoin as exciting new innovations but you'd be forgiven if you're confused about what they are or their relationship to each other. Blockchains provide a way to store information so that many people can see it, keep a copy of it, and add to it.
 
 

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Uber to Ring the Dinner Bell in 10 U.S. Cities

Uber Technologies Inc. is preparing to go live with a full-scale meal delivery service across 10 cities in the U.S., an expansion that will test the company's ability to use its drivers to move goods.
 
 

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Uber usage by business travelers surpassed taxi and car rentals in 2015

With the growing popularity of on-demand services, it's only natural to see their appeal not only in the consumer space, but also to business users. According to Certify, a provider of travel and expense report management software -- in 2015, for the first time, more people used Uber (41 percent) than taxis (20 percent) or rental cars (39 percent) while on business trips.
 
 

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Netflix Hits 75 Million Subscribers, Gloats As TV Execs Freak Out

Netflix added another 5.6 million subscribers in the past three months - and that was before it announced its expansion into 130 new countries.
 
 

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ESPN exec: Sling TV 'significant' but Apple is 'frustrated'

Meanwhile, Skipper says that the folks at Apple have "been frustrated by their ability to construct something which works for them with programmers." That's why there's no TV service yet to fill out the new Apple TV box, although that could change at any time.
 
 

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Heads Up, ESPN: Facebook Built Its Own Game Hub for Live Sports Stats

Facebook has long argued that it's a great place to talk about live TV while watching live TV, including big-time sporting events. Now the company is dangling a new carrot in front of sports fans: A game hub for following play-by-play updates, live stats and expert commentary for your favorite teams all inside of Facebook.
 
 

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FreedomPop Raises Global Stakes

FreedomPop, a startup that targets mobile voice and data services to cost-conscious consumers, said it has raised $50 million more while introducing a new "global" hotspot. The new round of funding, which takes its total beyond the $109 million mark, will be used to stoke growth and accelerate its international expansion.
 
 

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Why Brick and Mortar Is Here to Stay

Join us in Miami, Chicago or Denver for our Accelerate Your Business event series kicking off in February. Discover solutions to optimize team performance, improve company productivity, and position your business for continued success. See dates and details " We live in a digital world, where technology is more pervasive and becomes a bigger part of our lives every year.
 
 

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Apple to open first iOS App Development Center in Europe, plans to expand

Apple on Thursday announced plans to open its first iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy to provide practical skills and training so they can contribute to the growing app ecosystem. According to the announcement, Apple will partner with a local institution to develop a curriculum with hopes of adding to an already diverse developer community.
 
 

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year
 
 

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The Comunicano Communique for Tuesday January 19th 2016

 
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Slow news day yesterday. Slow news today. Even the Uber driver yesterday was saying it was slow. Call it a holiday, but lots is happening in Miami where NAPTE is going on. That's the dealmaking show for the television industry. For my friends at YIPTV it was also a milestone moment. 100 Channels in less than nine months is nice growth. What's more impressive is with the number of subscribers they have YIPTV is as large as some cable operators in the top 20 in the USA. That's GROWTH...now onto the NEWS.

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Broadband OTT Service YipTV Achieves Significant Milestone as ...

Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband OTT television service YipTV, which allows subscribers to watch 17 live TV channels free, said today it has reached the major milestone of offering o ver 100 live channels of easily affordable TV programming only six months after launch.
 
 

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Eagles founding member Glenn Frey dead at 67

Glenn Frey, the guitarist and singer who was a founding member of the Eagles, died Monday in New York City, the band said in a statement. He was 67. Frey died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, the band said. "Words can neither describe our sorrow,...
 
 

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Exclusive: Amazon Reveals Details About Its Crazy Drone Delivery Program

Amazon raised a lot of eyebrows last year when it announced that it was planning to start delivering packages by automated drones. Last month, Amazon released a new video showing a prototype of one of its delivery drones, which shares features of both helicopters and airplanes. Clearly, the company
 
 

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On Bots, Conversational Apps and Fin

2016 is being declared the year of bots. And it feels like there is a broad shift in the developer ecosystem away from traditional point-and-click apps, towards chat-based user interfaces.It's happening because there is broad consumer and developer fatigue with apps. Consumers don't want to ...
 
 

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Robots Will Replace 5 Million Workers By 2020: Report

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Disruptive labor market changes, including the rise of robots and artificial intelligence, will result in a net loss of 5.1 million jobs over the next five years in 15 leading countries, according to an analysis published in Davos on Monday.
 
 

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Upstarts Are Leading the Fintech Movement, and Banks Take Heed

Ryan Craine hates carrying cash and finds writing checks to be a headache. He doesn't do much of either anymore - he mostly uses his smartphone to pay for things. Mr. Craine, a 28-year-old tech support worker in Washington, D.C., uses Apple Pay at the stores and restaurants that accept it.
 
 

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There is no 'compromise' in encryption debate between Silicon Valley and government leaders

During last night's democratic debate we were once again inundated with calls from politicians that a compromise was being sought between government leaders and Silicon Valley as it related to the battle on encryption. Arguments from government leaders echo previous sentiments regarding the dangerous world we live in.
 
 

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Sitting On Runway Waiting For Takeoff May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

That frustrating and sometimes lengthy period between boarding an airplane and taking off could soon be consigned to the history books. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an algorithm they hope will shorten how much time passes between passengers getting on board and into the sky.
 
 

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Second Home Raises $10.7M From Yuri Milner, Martin Lau, Index And Plans Lisbon Home

Co-working spaces and membership clubs with a heavy tech bent have proliferated across the planet in recent years as the industry itself has exploded, and startups look to find flexible spaces to work.
 
 

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These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

Look on the bright side! There's one good thing that comes out of all those website breaches every year: Security researchers get to comb through all those lists of usernames and passwords to remind us just how bad most of our passwords are.
 
 

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Every Batman Fight Scene Onomatopoeia in One Alphabetical GIF

As the countdown to the most anticipated movie of the year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, ticks ever-so slowly toward March 25, there's a very important birthday this year in the Batman franchise that shouldn't be overlooked. Fifty years ago today, ABC premiered the live-action series Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Robin, The Boy Wonder.
 
 

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The Comunicano Communique for Monday January 18th 2016

 
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Today is Martin Luther King Day in the USA, so it's a Federal Holiday. Banks, schools and government workers all get a three day weekend so that makes it a bit of a slower than normal Monday news day. Still, I've found a few items of interest and some breezy reading for you....so have at it...and enjoy your semi-day off if you are "working." 

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Uber will fly you to Sundance in its new choppers

Airbus CEO Tom Enders confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer will provide helicopters to Uber, which will become available to hire on demand, reports The Wall Street Journal. "Its a pilot project, we'll see where it goes-but it's pretty exciting," said Enders at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich, Germany.
 
 

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Tesla Summon Hints at How the World of Self-Driving Cars Will Work

At this point, self-driving cars are futuristic in the way next Thursday is futuristic: not here yet, but definitely coming. The government's pumping billions into the idea, and Tesla Motors, Google, Uber, General Motors, Faraday Future, Baidu, and a long list of companies you would and wouldn't think of are reserving their slice of the now-inevitable world where cars don't need humans and can come to us with the press of a button.
 
 

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AOL's identity crisis: The company may ditch the 'AOL' brand

Verizon-owned AOL has an image problem. The issue, according to chief marketing officer Allie Kline, is that there's a disconnect between the parent company and all the brands that are part of it. For example, when she talks to people about AOL, they often mention how they use it as their mail service, while having absolutely no idea that it also owns The Huffington Post.
 
 

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WhatsApp Is Dropping Subscriber Fees, Testing Business Accounts

 
  Today at the DLD conference in Germany, the CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp made a couple of big announcements about how the messaging app plans to evolve to its next phase as it approaches 1 billion users: the company plans to drop its $0.99 annual subscription fee, and it will start to test out more commercial services - specifically it's looking at ways of launching business accounts for companies to communicate with their customers.  
 

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How Silvercar wants to make rental car counters disappear for good

The rental car companies pissed off the wrong guy. Luke Schneider and his friends had a bad experience renting a car for a golf weekend. So Schneider started Silvercar, a next-generation car rental company that takes the hassle out of renting a car.
 
 

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What will be the top 10 tech trends for 2016?

Always a good read, so we figured we'd flag: tech 'dealmaker' GP Bullhound has released its annual report predicting the top 10 technology trends for 2016. The London-born firm has made its research report available online for free, so download the PDF now and check it out.
 
 

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New job realiities ahead for IT workers

The change in IT hiring was illustrated this week by General Electric Co., which announced it is moving its headquarters from Fairfield County, Conn., to Boston. In doing so, Jeff Immelt, GE's CEO, said Greater Boston is home to 55 colleges and universities, and "attracts a diverse, technologically fluent workforce."
 
 

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The party is over for soaring tech valuations, big funding rounds

SAN FRANCISCO - Is tech in for a rude awakening this year after a magic carpet ride the past few years? The numbers, and recent actions by once high-flying start-ups, would seem to suggest so. Consider: Mega-rounds, defined as funding of more than $100 million for venture capitalist-backed companies, are in free fall.
 
 

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You read all the literature on micromanagement. You avoid forcing your ideas on your colleagues and friends whenever possible. But you still worry about whether or not you are coming across in a helpful, positive light. ...Or maybe this quiz suddenly appeared in your inbox from an anonymous sender?

 
 

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This Really Is The Ultimate Guide To Drinking Coffee 

Using science and technology, the creators of today's infographic have crafted a guide for consuming coffee. These steps will leave you a healthier person, without having to sacrifice your coffee habit. First off, no coffee before 10 am. I know that can be difficult for a lot of you, but just think about how good it'll be in two more hours.

 
 

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The Comunicano Communique-The Sunday Paper Edition for January 17th 2016

 
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Sunday is the day I look more for the non-news articles and stories that make you think. Learn. Discover. Sure I toss in the occasional "fact" based news story but Sunday's are lazy days. Lean back. Relax.

So today you're going to find what I call "The Sunday Paper."

Back when I was a kid on Sundays, I would race downstairs for the Philadelphia Inquirer, pull the sports section for Dad, kill off the classified sections (want ads, car ads, for sale ads) rummage through the inserted circulars then give those to mom, and take the rest of the paper upstairs to read. News. Entertainment. Society. After I got through the news sections (National, Local, Community) dad and I would trade sections. I got the sports, he got the news,  and by 930 am on a Sunday I was done and out the door. That's the idea of these stories, plus something new.  Interesting web sites for you to know about....

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SITES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

I love MUSIC. For me, music is all about discovery. Back in the day of the "Sunday Paper" I would pull the circulars from Korvetts, Sam Goody and Peaches, figure out who had which new album the cheapest, and convince dad to drive to the store so I could score the latest LP. That was then. Today, we have iTunes, Pandora and Spotify and unless you want some vintage vinyl, or an out of print CD, you likely never go to the record store..

Likely, if you're a music junkie you know about SoundCloud. But do you know aboutBandCamp? Are you tuned in to the best DJ's from around the world on Mixcloud? These are just two sites that are where what's really happening in music is taking shape.

 
 
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My Phone Notifications Took Over My Life. So I Turned Them All Off.

This story is part of a 10-piece series for which HuffPost staffers agreed to experiment with improving their health and decreasing their stress on the job. It's also part of our monthlong "Work Well" initiative focusing on thriving in the workplace . Notifications: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.
 
 

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Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Waste Time On Personal Branding

Back in 1997, marketing guru Tom Peters wrote in Fast Company, "We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You." At the time, this struck me as liberating. In 2016, it doesn't.
 
 

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The 11 digital tools I use every week as Head of Product

User research and usability testing + UX TawiPay is a start-up on its way to the product-market fit, developing a comparison platform for international money transfer services. Our target users are expatriates, migrants, international students, etc. As Head of Product, one of my key role is to understand our users and to translate their needs into an easy-to-use and highly valuable product.
 
 

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Among U.S. airlines, WiFi offered on 78% of available seat miles: Travel Weekly

U.S. airlines continue to lead the world in in-flight WiFi coverage. Meanwhile, carriers throughout the globe are making connectivity in the sky more common. So says the Annual Global State of In-Flight WiFi report, authored by Routehappy, which ranks flight amenities worldwide.
 
 

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Accenture points to uneasy consumer IoT adoption - Rethink IoT

It looks like there will be a difficult few years ahead for consumer-focused IoT products. Accenture's Digital Consumer Survey polled 28,000 consumers in 28 countries about their use of consumer tech, and found that the declining demand for smartphones, tablets and laptops would not be offset by the rise in consumer IoT devices - as the next generation of devices will not initially grow quickly enough to replace the losses in today's consumer tech.
 
 

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The New York Library has just released a treasure trove of incredible archive images to the Internet

Searching for a 14th Century manuscript for a school report? How about an old baseball photo for your stash of sports memorabilia? You might try the New York Public Library's Digital Collections. Recently, the library made more than 187,000 digitized, public-domain items more easily accessible in the highest resolution available.
 
 

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How Snapchat is getting serious about advertising

Snapchat wants to get serious about advertising-and it's looking for some much needed help. The media company wants to build ad technology to automate its ad sales, and as part of the effort, Snapchat is looking at possible ad tech acquisitions to help bolster its in-house team, according to multiple sources.
 
 

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10 Fast-Growing B2B Startups That Might Just Transform Your Business This Year

As each new year begins, businesses search for ways to be more productive and successful than ever. Often this means rethinking processes and either adding resources or streamlining existing resources to save money. For many it can also mean finding new business partners to help them grow.
 
 

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Tenacity

One of the things I admire most in companies and their leaders is tenacity. I don't mean sticking with a failed idea for too long. That is a mistake I see a lot of entrepreneurs make in the Seed and Series A stages. That does nobody any good.
 
 

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6 Machine Learning, AI, Analytics Trends To Watch - InformationWeek

Big data and analytics are set for a big 2016, as more devices and types of software are connected and exchange information. Here are some considerations for businesses as they look to maximize the value of all this data.
 
 

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26 great people spearheading change in tech investment

Weary of waiting for change in the tech industry, these impatient instigators are making changes to what receives investment. Research shows diversity is good for business - take your pick from Harvard Business Review , Scientific American , McKinsey & Company and many more. Yet fundamental change in any industry can take time.
 
 

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Jarich: Crowdsourced trends in telecom for 2016

Congratulations! It's just about mid-January, which means you made it safely through the holiday season, survived CES (if you went) and endured countless 2016 predictions pieces. This year, I held off on putting out my own predictions for a simple reason: I know a bunch of people who can do a better job than I can.
 
 

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The Quick & Dirty: The Anti-Trends for 2016 or "Enough is Enough"

I really wasn't going to do this piece: the standard trends piece for the new year. Last year I wrote about the distractions we can do without in 2015, and this year I decided to stay out of the game of predicting anything for 2016.
 
 

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USA's Best and Worst Tippers: American Tipping Habits

Last November, I spent the month in Europe traveling to some of the continent's most famous cities. Besides googling the normal amount of words like bathroom, check, wine, please and thank you in whichever foreign language needed at the time, I also searched for that country's tipping etiquette.

 
 

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The Comunicano Communique for Thursday January 14th 2016

 
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Today is one of these days when a lot is in the news. Choosing for you, I made some hard decisions on what makes for the stories that are not as popular yet.

Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson

 
 
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Google Playing Swift Catch Up in Life Sciences Cloud

In 2003, the first human genome required $3 billion and fifteen years to fully sequence. Since then, the cost has dropped to around $1,000 and a sequence takes one day. Aside from the sequencers and tooling required, the early efforts came with intense data demands-something that has not changed much over the years, despite advances in compression and other techniques.
 
 

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Skype integration for Slack now available for preview

At Skype, we are committed to breaking down communication barriers and getting the world talking. This is why we make Skype available on multiple platforms and continue to explore more ways to help you stay connected. Today we're releasing a preview version of Skype integration for Slack that lets teams on Slack easily make a...
 
 

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AirMule drone ambulance makes maiden flight

A drone ambulance designed to airlift two people has taken autonomously to the air for the first time. The AirMule, which can take off and land vertically, is designed for conditions where landing a helicopter is unfeasible - such as on a battlefield.
 
 

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Michigan Tech's anti-drone drone snatches drones in mid air

Drones are in the mainstream now, and for every good drone operator, there's a nefarious one looking to do something nasty with theirs. A team of researchers from Michigan Tech is hoping to prevent disasters by building an anti-drone drone that can shoot a net to trap and catch its prey in mid-air.
 
 

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IBM Leads Patent Field, Amazon Makes Biggest Gain

n 2015, for the 23rd consecutive year, IBM (NYSE:) held the No. 1 position for patents received, while Amazon.com (NASDAQ:) made a big gain. IBM was granted 7,355 patents, according to IFI Claims Patent Services, followed by Samsung Electronics at 5,072, then Canon. Amazon made the biggest gain among the leaders, jumping to No.
 
 

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Stretchy 'smart clothes' on the way to your closet

The wearable device market could be getting a boost thanks to new materials that allow tech-equipped clothing to stretch with a user's movements. A slew of smart clothes will be introduced in 2016, predicts Angelo Zino, senior industry analyst covering tech at S&P Capital IQ.
 
 

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Enterprise IoT projects will be costly, lengthy and vulnerable, says Gartner

The impact of the internet of things (IoT), both on day-to-day life and corporate business models, is increasing rapidly as deployment costs and other barriers to entry continue to drop, according to analysts at Gartner. This trend means that by 2020, four years from now, over 50% of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the IoT.
 
 

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AT&T's Penrose: $5 LTE modules for IoT devices are coming

Narrowband LTE and LTE-M are a couple of the new versions of the LTE Release 13 standard that are being touted for their ability to make cellular-enabled IoT devices less expensive. In fact, a top AT&T executive said that he believes that sub-$5 cellular modules are coming soon thanks to the proliferation of these versions of LTE.
 
 

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Snapchat is really catching up to Facebook in video views

Snapchat and its more than 100 million users claimed seven billion mobile video views per day, rivaling Facebook's eight billion daily views from its 1.55 billion users. The high number of views comes from Snapchat's "Stories" feature, according to sources who spoke with Bloomberg. Snapchat's video views are up from six billion just two months ago.
 
 

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App Annie Adds Support For Apple TV Apps, Including A "Top Charts" Section

Curious to see which apps are in the Top Charts on the Apple TV App Store, without having to actually browse to that section on Apple's new media player? Starting today, you can get this information more easily, thanks to App Annie's addition of Apple TV data in its Store Stats product, which now tracks the top free, paid and top grossing apps on the Apple TV App Store.
 
 

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Living the CES security farce

Are you kidding me? I recently returned from the Consumer Electronics (CES) trade show in Las Vegas, and that question has been on my mind. The question doesn't refer to any of the technologies vying to be the next big thing - although I do wonder how many Bluetooth controlled vibrators does one really need?
 
 

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The Comunicano Communique for Wednesday January 13th 2016

 
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OOOH is today a news junkies kind of day. Lots of facts, thoughts, insight on many parts of the Internet online, connected and engaged economy. We'll start off with two events you need to know about. First is Google I/O and the second is Mobile Sunday at Mobile World Congress. Both are always high volume, major networking and lots of learning events, even if the learning is simply who you need to deal with this year. Moving on, you have some news stories and features that go deeper into what's going on...so READ ON.

Have a view on the news today? Please let me know what you think....Andy Abramson

 
 
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Google's I/O 2016 conference announced for May 18th-20th

Google CEO Sundar Pichai just announced that the company's annual I/O developer's conference has been scheduled for May 18th through the 20th. The venue this year is a bit different than last time; it's Mountain View's own Shoreline Ampitheatre. In a tweet, Pichai said this will bring Google's major event back "to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago."
 
 

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Get ready, Barcelona: Tech.eu is co-organising Mobile Sunday this year; mark 21 February on your calendar 

We're psyched to partner with Rudy De Waele, a veteran of the mobile industry if there ever was one, to co-organise the next edition of Mobile Sunday. Mobile Sunday is a high-level networking event that happens annually on the evening before the Mobile World Congress and 4YFN Conference madness starts in Barcelona.

 
 

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Dean Bubley's Disruptive Wireless: VoLTE & WiFi-Calling are just excuses for telcos to avoid real voice/video innovation

 
  Five years ago, I started talking about the Future of Voice, and then subsequently started running workshops with Martin Geddes on the topic. At the time, I found it quite hard to find the right people at telcos/service providers to talk to.  
 

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Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical | Bothsides of the Table

Mitu Network is the largest digital media company for Latinos in the US and also targeting Mexico and South America. Founded in Los Angeles by Latinos to address the growing demand for short-form online video for Millennials it is probably single-handedly improving the diversity of the tech industry as the employee base is overwhelmingly Latino and proud.
 
 

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VLC Now Available for Apple TV: Our First Impressions

VLC is now available for the Apple TV. Just like every other version of VLC, the Apple TV version aims to play video files and streams in "their native formats without conversions". Felix Kühne, lead iOS developer for VLC, writes on his blog: Today, we are proud to announce VLC on the Apple TV.
 
 

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How China's Huawei is taking on Samsung and Apple

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei posted an eye-popping 70% growth in 2015. It is now beating HTC and Sony when it comes to market share in Europe and is third only to Apple and Samsung when it comes to global smartphone sales.
 
 

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IoT Data Traffic Growth: As many machines as people roaming by 2020

Machina Research estimates that there are now 350 million cellular based connections worldwide, and this will grow to 1.3 billion over the next five years. However, the proportion of M2M connections accounted for by roaming is growing even faster. As a global provider of roaming services including billing and clearing to network operators, Starhome Mach is...
 
 

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Banks need to become Lords of Data
 
 

I have a range of technologies I use, but get frustrated with them all. My Apple Watch is redundant, as is my Microsoft Surface, and I upgrade laptop and desktop every 18 months or so, largely to keep up with the demand for speed and reliability.

 
 

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Verizon Accused of Routing Millions of IP Addresses for Cybercriminals

US network operator Verizon Communications is routing over 4 million IP addresses that are currently in the hands of cybercriminals, researchers at The Spamhaus Project reveal. Spammers have been acquiring large ranges of IP addresses over the past few years to serve their nefarious purposes, as they can defeat spam filters by spreading sending patterns across a wide range of IP addresses.

 
 

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Introducing Uber Trip Experiences

Today we're excited to announce the launch a new developer feature called Uber Trip Experiences which connects riders with their favorite apps while they're on an Uber trip. Now developers can offer users of their apps new ways to enjoy themselves -- or get stuff done -- while they're on the road.
 
 

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How to Fight Back Against Revenge Porn

"Screenshot everything." That's attorney Carrie Goldberg's first piece of advice to victims of nonconsensual pornography, also known as revenge porn. Goldberg serves on the board of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative ( CCRI) and as a volunteer attorney for the organization's End Revenge Porn ( ERP) initiative.
 
 

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The Deadline to Register Your Drone Is Approaching; Here's How to Do It

The days of flying your drone through the sky moments after ripping it from the box, completely carefree and beyond the reach of Big Brother are coming to an end. Drones have become one of the hottest new technologies, part toy, part tool-they were one of the hottest holiday gifts this year, and garnered plenty of coverage at CES.
 
 

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3 Helpful Online Advertising Tools

Like it or not, Paid Search strategies can quickly turn into a game of out maneuvering your opponent. Which is why the team at TopRank Marketing is always integrating online advertising into digital marketing programs with a focus on out messaging, out strategizing and out bidding our client's competitors.
 
 

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HookLogic's Most Popular Search Terms of 2015

HookLogic, headed by CEO Jonathan Opdyke (pictured left), has released an overview of the most searched terms on its network of ecommerce sites in 2015. This is in contrast to Google's most searched lists that don't mention the household consumer products-or even computers-that are on the HL list.
 
 

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