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Yelp says Google violated 'do not crawl' provision of 2013 FTC settlement agreement

en_US<p>article<p>Reportedly, numerous Yelp business images were found in Google …

Google Maps

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6 ways to speed up slow Wi-Fi

We’ve all been there: Every gadget at home is running smoothly and we’re streaming without a hitch. Suddenly, the dreaded digital slowdown and then, the mental meltdown occurs.<p>There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi acts up including signal congestion, bandwidth issues, and hardware limitations. The …

Wi-Fi

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

Google will end support on December 11th<p>The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will …

Google

Annual US broadband report shows significant improvements in internet speeds

In a report released by Ookla using data collected from speedtest.net, both mobile and fixed broadband connections have shown significant growth in …

Mobile

US judge dismisses email invention claim

<b>A US judge has dismissed a libel case that revolved around one man's claim to have invented email in 1978.</b><p>Shiva Ayyadurai sued news website Tech Dirt earlier this year after it published several articles denying his claim.<p>The judge overseeing the case said email was impossible to define precisely, …

Email

Facebook’s fact-checkers say the company is withholding useful data

Facebook has been plucking away at its big fake news problem over the last few months. So far, it has cut off fake news sites from ad revenue and blocked advertisements from Pages that spread fake news. It has also deprioritized false reports and posts shared by high-frequency posters. And the …

Facebook

The feed in your Google app is about to get a whole lot more personalized

Why it matters to you<p>Google is making it much easier to find content that is relevant to you and you alone -- so there will be less content that you …

Google

Foxconn Says It Plans to Build Factory in Wisconsin, Adding 3,000 Jobs

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics supplier for Apple and other tech giants, said Wednesday it would open its first major American factory in Wisconsin, a boost both for the battleground state’s economy and the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster domestic manufacturing.<p>White House officials …

Terry Gou

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A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. …

Design

Socialnomics 2017

10 Steps to Creating an Engaging Digital Experience

In order to be effective, websites need to be multifunctional in design. They need to be built like a house: protecting against the elements, providing a comfortable living space with ample storage, meeting basic needs, etc. Your website should be designed to improve user acquisition, lift …

UX Design

Postepic is an app for elegantly sharing book quotes

It’s fair to say the smartphone camera has become the digital tool of most use, rendering the average person’s camera roll essentially a memory buffer where carefully composed photographs rub up against snaps of receipts, funny stuff you saw on the street and fancied sharing with friends, and, …

Social Media

We tried to post fake news on Facebook, this is what happened

Facebook is rolling out its new tool against fake news.<p>The feature, announced in December is the result of collaboration with "third-party fact-checking organisations."<p>Designed to combat to the spread of misinformation on the platform, it warns users when they try to post fake stories.<p>The …

Facebook

iCloud wasn't hacked for ransom, but you should make sure to keep your account safe, anyway

Earlier this week, a sketchy group of hackers announced a bold claim: they had access to hundreds of millions of Apple emails, and then, threatened to wipe user data from 200 million iCloud accounts if their ransom demands aren't met by April 7.<p>The group, which calls itself the Turkish Crime Family …

Security

Treasury secretary doesn't see AI as a threat to jobs

Anyone who's been paying attention to the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence over the last decade likely will admit that those technologies are going to effect the economy in ways we can't fully predict quite yet. For treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, however, it's apparently …

Canadian man charged in Yahoo hack loves fancy cars, parties

HAMILTON, Ontario (Reuters) - The Canadian charged in connection with a massive hack of Yahoo accounts that the United States says was a Russian plot is a young man who has boasted on social media of his wealth and love of expensive cars, online accounts show.<p>Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old dual …

Crime

No, the rest of America is not online shopping like you are

There’s no doubt that online shopping is a wave that is roiling the retail industry — and our culture, for that matter.<p>But it’s wave that’s not sweeping up all shoppers in quite the same way.<p>According to new data, the rise of online shopping across the United States is rather uneven, with more …

eCommerce

Facebook bars developers from using data for surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) barred software developers on Monday from using the massive social network's data to create surveillance tools, closing off a process that had been exploited by U.S. police departments to track protesters<p>Facebook, its Instagram unit and rival Twitter …

Surveillance

Who's to Blame for the Current Ad Tech Trust Gap?

Recently, PluggedBD<p>held an executive-level roundtable titled "Transparency, Measurement and Viewability in the Digital Age," which began with a …

7 things Amazon Echo can do that Google Home can't

Now Playing: Watch this: Top 5 things Amazon's Alexa can do that Google Home can't<p>1:32<p>While Google Home can do a lot that the Echo can't -- like contextual conversations or throwing images and videos to your televisions -- it has plenty of catching-up to do with Amazon Echo ($179.99 at …

Amazon

Google Says Some Pixel Phones Have Broken Microphones

When you spend the better part of a thousand dollars on a new phone, it’s pretty reasonable to expect that it will actually work. But Google says …

The Future Of Native Advertising for Brands and Publishers

Native advertising has become an important component of most major brands' marketing repertoire with a growth in the number of native advertising platforms.<p>Within the parlance of digital publishing, four prominent pillars have solidified their long-term presence. These include:<p>Display ads<br>• Video …

Advertising

Wikileaks to hand over alleged CIA spying tools to tech companies

Wikileaks will hand Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools to technology companies in order for them to defend their customers against spying.<p>Julian Assange, founder of the website, said he had decided to provide the classified information to giants such as Microsoft, Samsung and Apple whose …

Security

Make every aspect of your life better by sending 5 simple emails

I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with implementing changes because it seems like a major undertaking. It doesn’t have to be.<p>You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.<p>1. Happiness<p>Every morning send a friend, family …

Happiness

Six Steps to Superior Product Prototyping: Lessons from an Apple and Oculus Engineer

When <b>Caitlin Kalinowski</b> joined <b>Oculus</b> as the head of product design engineering in 2014, her team was sweating on a challenge: design the controllers …

Google accidentally wiped a bunch of Google Wifi and OnHub devices

Google has apologized to its Google Wifi and OnHub customers after it inadvertently reset a number of routers to their factory settings. Google blamed an issue with its Google Accounts engine for the problem, which forced OnHub owners offline in the middle of the US day, erasing their saved …

Google WiFi

Google's new tool will tell you if you're being an online troll

Google's parent company has handed developers an anti-trolling tool.<p>Jigsaw, an incubator and think tank that sits inside Alphabet (Google's umbrella company), has released an API called Perspective, which uses machine learning to measure whether an online comment counts as harassment or abuse, as …

Feminism

How to Increase Subscribers to Your Blog, Social Media, Video, and Podcast Channels

Build it and they will come never worked. Many marketers and business leaders waste loads of time and money on creating stand alone silos of content …

Digital Marketing