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5foraddiction Spec Ad Takes Innovative Approach to Opiod Addiction Awareness

There is a negative stigma around opioid addiction, when in fact it is fairly easy to become addicted. Research shows that it only takes 5 doses of prescription painkillers to develop an opioid addiction. So we took our most harmless addiction, social media, and used notifications to raise awareness on opioid addiction.Advert title(s): #5ForAddictionHeadline and copy text:IT ONLY TAKES #5FORADDICTION. Media: DigitalAdvertising Agency: Miami Ad School, Miami, United States.Art Director: Andrea Ba...
Tags: Technology, Advertising, Miami Ad School, Spec Ad, Miami United States, Andrea Baridon, DigitalAdvertising Agency, Andrea Baridon Dalerys GonzalesCopywriter, Daphne Lefran


WordPress partners with Google on Newspack for news publishers

WordPress.com announced last week its partnership with Google on the launch of Newspack by WordPress.com, a new publishing solution for small and medium sized news organizations.  With many local news organizations struggling to find sustainable models for journalism, we’re seeing a need for an inexpensive platform that provides the technology and support that lets news organizations build their businesses and focus on what they do best — providing critical reporting for their communities. O...
Tags: Google, Publishing, Technology, Law, Wordpress, Cnn, James L Knight Foundation, CMS WordPress, WordPress WordPress, Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Google News Initiative, Civil Media, Newspack


This App Transforms Your Panorama Pics Into Instagram Stories

One of the coolest things that smartphone cameras have added in the past several years is the ability to take awesome panoramic photos. The only problem is that most social media platforms aren’t really equipped to handle photos of this size in any presentable fashion. For people who make a living on social media, this stinks because panoramas are some of the most dynamic photos out there. Image via Nathan Cowley from Pexels.com. Social media mavens might have a new tool to add to their arsena...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Photography, News, Instagram, Pexels, Nathan Cowley, Panoram


Emulator Project Aims To Resurrect Classic Mac Apps, Games Without the OS

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica, written by Sean Gallagher: Want to be able to run classic Mac OS applications compiled for the Motorola 68000 series of processors on your ever-so-modern Mac OS X machine? Or maybe you'd rather run them on a Raspberry Pi, or an Android device for that matter? There's an emulation project that's trying to achieve just that: Advanced Mac Substitute (AMS). Advanced Mac Substitute is an effort by long-time Mac hacker Josh Juran to make it possib...
Tags: Motorola, Mac, Tech, Intel, Ars Technica, Washington Dc, Github, Sean Gallagher, Juran, Shmoocon, Josh Juran


Excuse Me, Sir. Sir! I Am the Original Tweeter

Excuse me, sir. Sir! If you would put down your newspaper forthwith, and grant me your fullest attention for a situation most dire.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Design, Technology, Social Media, Ui, Sir Excuse Me Sir


Xiaomi teases Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera is launching in India soon

After Redmi Note 7 with 48-megapixel rear camera was introduced in China earlier this month, Xiaomi's Redmi by Xiaomi’ brand has teased the launch of the smartphone in India soon with upside down text and a photo of Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director along with CEO Lei Jun holding the smartphone. ɐƃǝʎɐɐ ǝɯᴉʇ ɐud∀ ɐƃǝʎɐɥɥɔ ǝd ʎɹʇsnpuI ɐƃǝʎɐɯnɥƃ ɹɐs ɐʞ qɐS ɐƃǝʎɐɐ˥ #ԀW8ᔭ ɐƃǝʎɐɐ ǝɯᴉʇ ɐud∀ pic.twitter.com/4CcoWosp25 — Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) January 24, 2019 Redmi Note 7...
Tags: News, China, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Gpu, Lei Jun, Redmi, Octa, Manu Jain, Redmi India, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 India, Redmi Note 7 India launch


Bad News Folks, Google Hangouts Will Start to Phase Out in October

Google Hangouts loyalists, I regret to inform you that the news about your beloved communication tool is not great.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Hangouts, Hangouts Chat, Rip Google Hangouts


Ten products that showcase the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year in full CMF glory!

Named as Pantone color of the year for 2019, Living Coral is an animating and life-affirming coral hue that signifies light-heartedness and positivity. The color is the kind that instantly makes one happy, with its touch of vibrance and warmth, and the minute you add it to a product, it stands out. Companies have, for long, used the coral color to make products look and feel youthful, and to make them add a splash of color to a space. Living Coral’s beauty especially lies in the fact that it goe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Kitchen, Design, Smartwatch, Watch, Coral, Best Of, Bottle, Popular, Kitchenaid, Editorial, Vespa, Clock, Product Design


Educating Millions – Story of Indan EdTech NPTEL

I started with NPTEL in Jan 2015. It was still very early. They were gearing up towards the launching many courses. I was introduced to NPTEL by my manager as the platform that to educate engineering1 students across India by the professors from the best institutes for free. By then they had done at least two rounds and they were trying to launch 10 courses that semester. They wanted engineering help. Till then I had not heard about the NPTEL but then I was kicked to contribute considering the...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Education, India, Online, Creative Commons, Madras, Course-Builder, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, Free and Open Source, NPTEL, CMI Institute of Epidemiology, NPTEL IITM Team Once, SPOC Felicitation, NPTEL Industry Association and Internships NPTEL


This giant cognitive bias codex will transform your understanding of yourself

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making.The codex groups the biases based on 4 major "problems".The sheer amount of biases teaches us "humility," says one of the Codex's creators. None Perhaps aside from mythical spiritual figures, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that arise on a daily basis, we process them through a complex series of internal biases before deciding on ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Motivation, Time, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Ikea, Emotions, Mind, Self, Benson, Murphy, Occam


Autonomous subs spend a year cruising under Antarctic ice

The freezing waters underneath Antarctic ice shelves and the underside of the ice itself are of great interest to scientists… but who wants to go down there? Leave it to the robots. They won’t complain! And indeed, a pair of autonomous subs have been nosing around the ice for a full year now, producing data unlike any other expedition ever has. The mission began way back in 2017, with a grant from the late Paul Allen. With climate change affecting sea ice around the world, precise measurements a...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Paul Allen, Antarctica, Robotics, Antarctic, Lee, University of Washington, UW, Chris Lee, Seaglider


Welcome to Brand Verbing, Las Vegas

Las Vegas has a welcoming brand, probably best known by the nearly decade old famous and iconic slogan: What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas. LVCVA owns it for gaming machines, slot machine services, and “promoting the Las Vegas, Nevada area as a destination for leisure and business travelers.” If you’re not aware of the origin and the connection to Minnesota, here you go. Las Vegas has welcomed the SHOT Show for many years, so here we are, once again, connecting with our many brand-toting frie...
Tags: Google, Food, Minnesota, Advertising, Marketing, Articles, Uspto, Las Vegas, MGM, Casino, Vegas, Branding, Trademarks, Las Vegas Nevada, ARIA, Steve Baird


200 cognitive biases rule our everyday thinking

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making. The sheer amount of biases should teach us humility.And we should recognize the essential role they play in life, as well. None Aside from mythical spiritual figures and biblical kings, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that arise on a daily basis, we process them through a complex series of internal biases before deciding how to...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Motivation, Intel, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Business Insider, Self, Benson, Baumann, Julia Galef


Try the KonMari Method on Your Social Media Feed; It Feels Like an Act of Self-Care

Try the KonMari Method on Your Social Media Feed; It Feels Like an Act of Self-Care Ever scrolled through Instagram and found yourself rolling your eyes or even getting upset over someone's photo or caption? Delete them. Social media is a great way to stay connected to friends and family and keep up with current events, but it can also be more toxic than you realize, especially if you're dwelling on what you see long after you've seen it. We've said before that being selective about the people ...
Tags: Wellness, Instagram, Religion, Happiness, Tech, Healthy Living, Self Improvement, Digital Life, Stress Relief, Don


Microsoft confirms Bing is down in China

Microsoft’s Bing is down in China, according to users who took to social media beginning Wednesday afternoon to complain and express concerns. The Seattle-based behemoth has confirmed that its search engine is currently inaccessible in China and is “engaged to determine next steps,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch Thursday morning. The situation appears to be a DNS (domain name system) corruption, one method for China to block websites through its intricate censor sys...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Microsoft, China, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Search Engines, Search Engine, Firewall, Great Firewall, Baidu, Seattle, Bing, Social Network


Uncovering SEO Opportunities via Log Files

Posted by RobinRozhonI use web crawlers on a daily basis. While they are very useful, they only imitate search engine crawlers’ behavior, which means you aren’t always getting the full picture. The only tool that can give you a real overview of how search engines crawl your site are log files. Despite this, many people are still obsessed with crawl budget — the number of URLs Googlebot can and wants to crawl. Log file analysis may discover URLs on your site that you had no idea about but that ...
Tags: Google, US, Seo, Cms, Google Analytics, Mozilla, Bing, John Mueller, GoogleBot, Timestamp, Elasticsearch Logstash, RobinRozhon, Google Desktop Google Smartphone, Google Analytics Using


Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk's Starship Prototype and Down It Goes

Elon Musk’s prototype of the Starship spacecraft—the payload of a system formerly known as the Big “Falcon” Rocket, and the vessel that may one day shuttle SpaceX colonists to their likely deaths on Mars—fell over in strong winds at its facility in Boca Chica, Texas on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Rockets, Mars, Spacecraft, Whoops, Starship, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy, Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk


AWS launches WorkLink to make accessing mobile intranet sites and web apps easier

If your company uses a VPN and/or a mobile device management service to give you access to its intranet and internal web apps, then you know how annoying those are. AWS today launched a new product, Amazon WorkLink,  that promises to make this process significantly easier. WorkLink is a fully managed service that, for $5 per month and user, allows IT admins to give employees one-click access to internal sites, no matter whether they run on AWS or not. After installing WorkLink on their phones, e...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cloud, Europe, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Okta, Cloud Computing, Tech, Aws, Vpn, North America, Amazon Web Services, SAML, Peter Hill


Microsoft confirms 'Bing is currently inaccessible in China'

Bada bing, bada banned. China has blocked Bing, Microsoft's search engine, tonight. Bing.com is not accessible inside China, per reports throughout the country. Microsoft says ‘we’ve confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine next steps.’ The FT's @YuanfenYang reports that Bing was blocked throughout China following a government order. She cites two sources familiar with the matter. “This kind of DNS corruption is usually the very literal way in which...
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, China, Censorship, Tech, World news, Baidu, Bing, Financial Times, Yandex, Reuters, Bing Microsoft, Unicom


Social Media Stars Agree To Declare When They Post Ads For Products

"Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has threatened prominent social media stars with heavy fines or prison time if they advertise commercial products on social media without making it clear that they are doing so in exchange for financial rewards," writes Slashdot reader dryriver. The BBC reports: Sixteen social media stars including singers Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora, models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung, and vlogger Zoella have agreed to change how they post online....
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Britain, Alexa Chung, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Slashdot, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Social Media Stars


Buzzfeed will cut its staff by 15% in major round of layoffs

It’s a dark day to work in media. On the heels of news that TechCrunch parent company Verizon Media Group (formerly Oath) would lay off roughly 800 workers, BuzzFeed has announced its own substantial staffing cuts. And though they were anticipated, Gannett also made substantial cuts to newsrooms around the US on Wednesday. In a memo to employees, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti explained that the layoffs would hit next week, reducing its workforce by 15% or about 250 positions. “Over the past few ...
Tags: TC, Layoffs, Media, Buzzfeed, US, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Gannett, Jonah Peretti, New Enterprise Associates, Peretti, Verizon Media Group, NBCUniversal BuzzFeed, RRE Ventures Hearst Ventures, Jonah Verizon Media Group


A former Bessemer Venture Partners principal just closed his own $30 million fund, and here’s how

Sunil Nagaraj, who’d studied computer science as an undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill, landed a pretty nice gig after deciding to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School. He wound up working as a principal for Bessemer Venture Partners, a top-tier venture firm with locations around the world. Nagaraj helped source a number of deals at the firm over the next six years, too, investments that made him proud, like bets on the identity platform AuthO and the online dating site Zoosk, for example. But he ...
Tags: TC, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Palo Alto, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Pasadena, Pacific Northwest, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, Valley, UNC Chapel Hill, David Cowan, Harvard Business School, Computer History Museum


How Web Apps Can Turn Browser Extensions Into Backdoors

"Threatpost has a link to some recent research about ways web pages can exploit browser extensions to steal information or write files," writes Slashdot reader jbmartin6. "Did we need another reason to be deeply suspicious of any browser extension? Not only do they spy on us for their makers, now other people can use them to spy on us as well. The academic paper is titled 'Empowering Web Applications with Browser Extensions' (PDF)." From the report: "An attacker [uses] a script that is present i...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Slashdot


Here’s how a former Bessemer Venture Partners principal closed his own $30 million fund

Sunil Nagaraj, who’d studied computer science as an undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill, landed two pretty nice gigs after deciding to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School. First, he founded a venture-backed company called Triangulate — though he recognized when it was time to shut it down two years later. He then wound up working as a principal for Bessemer Venture Partners, a top-tier venture firm with locations around the world. Nagaraj helped source a number of deals at the firm over the next s...
Tags: TC, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Palo Alto, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Pasadena, Pacific Northwest, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bessemer, Valley, UNC Chapel Hill, David Cowan, Computer History Museum, John Hollar


Meet the startups in Alchemist’s 20th cohort

Yesterday, enterprise tech accelerator Alchemist announced a fresh $2.5 million in venture capital funding. Today, it presented its latest cohort of startups, 19 in total, to a jam-packed audience of investors. Alchemist invests $36,000 in companies with a revenue stream that come from enterprises, not consumers, with a bent toward technical founders. Its 20th cohort included a mental health startup, a construction tech business, a fintech company and more. Here’s a quick look at the startups th...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Twitter, China, San Francisco, Tech, Nasa, Venture Capital, Medicare, Toyota, Juniper Networks, Alex Roetter, Pepsi, SVP, Oberon, Alchemist accelerator


Sequoia goes after early-stage with an accelerator program in India and Southeast Asia

Sequoia India is going deep into early-stage investing after it announced an accelerator program, Surge, which is focused on fledging startups in India and Southeast Asia, the two regions that it covers. It’s been nearly six months since Sequoia India closed its newest $695 million fund — its fifth since its establishment 12 years ago — and with over 200 deals under its belt, it is going earlier than ever before. The Surge program is designed to work with a mix of companies; that could include f...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, Linkedin, Tech, Silicon Valley, AMP, Sequoia, Singh, Freecharge, Neeraj Arora


Buzzfeed is cutting 15% of its staff, according to an internal memo from its CEO

BuzzFeed is cutting 15% of its staff, according to an internal memo sent from its CEO Johah Peretti on Wednesday.  The decision could cost 250 employees their jobs with the digital publisher, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  "We are confident the changes we are making will put us on a firm foundation and allow us to invest and grow sustainably for years to come," Peretti wrote in his memo to employees.  BuzzFeed is cutting 15% of its staff, according to an internal memo sent from i...
Tags: Apple, Buzzfeed, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Peretti, Wall Street Journal The Journal, Johah Peretti, Jonah Join


Comcast Lowered Cable Investment Despite Net Neutrality Repeal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast's cable division spent 3 percent less on capital expenditures last year, despite promises that the repeal of net neutrality rules would boost broadband network investment. Comcast's cable division spent $7.95 billion on capital expenditures during calendar year 2017, but that fell to $7.72 billion in the 12 months ending on December 31, 2018. Comcast's overall capital expenditures went up 2.3 percent, from $9.6 billion in 2017 to $9....
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission, Pai, Ajit Pai, Theme Parks Comcast, Ars Technology


Utah-based flat-fee brokerage Homie wants to raise $10M

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents indicate that Homie has already raised about $2.3 million out of its new $10 million offering. The documents were filed on Jan. 15 and indicate that Homie expects the new fundraising round to last less than one year.
Tags: Utah, Technology, Investing, Radio, Industry News, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Brokerage, Homie, Flat Fee Brokerage, Vote For Homie


OK Google, er, Siri, um, Alexa, can you invalidate these digital assistant patents, please?

Yes. Killing effort to seize voice-controlled pal technology now A coalition of tech giants has successfully convinced a US court to invalidate three patents covering tech at the heart of voice-controlled digital assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant. The fight, however, isn't over yet.…
Tags: Google, US, Siri, Software, Alexa, Siri Cortana



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