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Facebook is shutting down its standalone personal assistant “M”

It was a fun experiment, but it’s time to shut it down. M users received messages today that Facebook is sunsetting the service on January 19th. The company confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge.<p>Facebook first introduced M back in August 2015. While the plan was to progressively roll it …

Artificial Intelligence

AT&T Backs Off Deal to Sell Smartphones From China’s Huawei

Reversal is set back for Chinese electronics giant’s hopes to crack U.S. market<p>AT&T Inc. has walked away from a deal to sell smartphones made by Chinese electronics giant Huawei Technologies Co., according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Huawei had been expected to announce Tuesday at a Las …

China

Toy-maker VTech to pay $650,000 to settle FTC charges over children's privacy violations

An electronic toy-maker has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission that it collected personal information on hundreds of thousands of children without their parents knowing.<p>VTech Electronics, whose North American operations are based in Arlington Heights, says it …

Privacy

Setting Up a Modern Sales Funnel: Subscribers, Nurturing, Landing Pages

Whether you are a blogger looking to monetize, a small business looking to grow or a big corporation looking to expand – chances are you need a …

Digital Marketing

The Social Marketers

<i>by Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer)</i><p>Sounds easy, right?<p>Well it’s not that easy – but it’s entirely possible. Most people won’t simply make a living by …

Social Media Marketing

Triple Meltdown: How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At the Same Time

On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes and …

Information Security

James Damore sues Google for firing him over his gender memo

The engineer who was fired by Google after he criticized its diversity policies — he issued a memo saying women land fewer tech jobs than men because of biological differences — sued his ex-employer, alleging that he and others at the internet giant were harassed over their conservative political …

Class Action

James Damore has filed a class action lawsuit against Google, claiming it discriminates against white men

He was ousted last year for writing a memo that Google CEO Sundar Pichai described as “offensive.”<p>A Google engineer who was ousted for writing a controversial, anti-diversity memo is suing his former employer, claiming that the tech giant routinely discriminates against white men and alienates …

Google

Social Media Fail: Twitter is Not Just About News

Sometimes I am shocked how many wrong perceptions and misunderstandings of Twitter are presented as the professional advice from so-called social …

A Pain Free and Easy Way to Start a Blog and Why to DO IT NOW!

We are living in a world where literally everyone is a marketer. Everyone is marketing something – even if it is just himself.<p>And one of the most …

What is Social Media Outreach?

<i>Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and due to its popularity has been updated.</i><p>The traditional concept of marketing has always …

Social Media Marketing

10 Content Marketing Tactics for your Startup Blog | Growth Hackers

If you have a blog, I am sure you didn’t create it for yourself... The goal, of course, is to have your articles read, if possible by the greatest …

Digital Marketing

Bloomberg and Twitter launch TicToc, a live-streaming video news channel

Twitter users can now tune into TicToc, a live-streaming channel by Bloomberg Media, to catch up on the day’s news — and soon, the companies say, the channel will offer updates around the clock.<p>TicToc, which launched Monday on Twitter, will rely on Bloomberg journalists’ original reporting as well …

Facebook has new tools to prevent unwanted friend requests and messages

Facebook, like every social media platform, has issues with harassment and bullying. In order to prevent certain types of harassment, Facebook is introducing some new features to help prevent unwanted friend requests and messages.<p>“We’ve heard stories from people who have blocked someone only to …

Facebook

Chrome will start auto-blocking the web's most annoying ads in February

Google is going to make your web browsing experience a lot less annoying soon. The company today revealed it will stop showing ads in Chrome that don’t meet certain standards for quality starting February 15. Google had announced its intention to do so back June, but this is the first time it’s …

These are the 5 best tech deals on Amazon right now

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>The holidays are …

Amazon

Get this drone and solve all your selfie problems for good

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Over the past few years, selfies have …

8 Ways To Start Or Buy An E-Commerce Business In Midlife

You’ve read the headlines that scream about how the Internet economy is quickly reaching $4 trillion. And you’ve endured the cable news cycling through storylines of Internet powerhouses such as Amazon, Google and Facebook. Maybe it’s time for <i>you</i> to become an Internet entrepreneur yourself in …

eCommerce

How Your Business Can Stay Ahead of the Game With Artificial Intelligence

There are some simple tactics to help your enterprise gain a foothold with this technology and reap the benefits.<p>Artificial intelligence holds great promise for everything from employee productivity to marketing campaign success. With early implementations of technologies such as predictive …

Consumer Reports: Samsung's Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 are better devices than the iPhone X

Share Email<p>Consumer Reports published an evaluation of the best smartphones on Tuesday. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus continue to occupy first and …

Security: Making yourself a hard target for hackers is easier than you think

Even following the most basic advice can provide a barrier to stop hackers and cyber attacks.<p>We seem to be in the grip of a data breach epidemic. …

Facebook asks users to upload face photos to prove they're not bots

Soon, you may be forced to upload a clear photograph of your face onto Facebook to prove you aren’t a Russian bot.<p>The tech giant is using a new kind of captcha (a system designed to distinguish human from machine) to prove that its users aren’t bots. According to a screenshot of the identity test …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

I Read More Than 20 Instagram Studies so You Don’t Have to. Here’s What I Found.

At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I …

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Build games to save the planet; A peek into the cutting edge of AI; and more

There are lots of ways to make our lives more sustainable — use less electricity, recycle plastic containers — but how about something more fun? Say, …

Tech news sites quietly rely on this word to create drama in headlines, analysis reveals

GeekWire has quietly performed a detailed analysis of one of the most overused words in tech news. See if you can find the common thread in these …

YouTube TV unveils new app, but no support for Fire TV as Amazon’s spat with Google continues

YouTube is rolling out a standalone app for its new TV service, but people hoping to stream content on Amazon’s Fire TV device are out of luck.<p>After …

Facebook to implement new transparency rules for political ads

In anticipation of the US midterm elections, the social network aims to make it explicitly clear when you're looking at a political ad.<p>Facebook wants to make political advertisements easier to discern.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday introduced new rules for advertisers in an effort to promote …

Facebook