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  • Nvidia lawyer pushes court to dismiss cryptocurrency mining chip lawsuit

    Dec 9, 2019 | 07:43 am

    Nvidia lawyer pushes court to dismiss cryptocurrency mining chip lawsuit Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has argued that investors cherry-picked corporate statements while ignoring others that supposedly showed transparency, as a lawsuit over its failing cryptocurrency mining chips intensifies. Nvidia‘s legal counsel also claimed that investors can’t rely on “speculative expectations of third-party analysts” as the basis of their suit, which should be dismissed, Law360 reports. Spurned investors have alleged that Nvidia‘s financial reports misled them into believing that high-demand for its gaming chips was entirely separate from the cryptocurrency boom. Their suit claims the firm had told analysts that most of its cryptocurrency-related sales came from its Crypto SKU, a…[…]

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  • How Netflix uses psychology to perfect their customer experience

    Dec 9, 2019 | 07:30 am

    How Netflix uses psychology to perfect their customer experience If there’s a company that’s synonymous with seamless customer experience, it’s Netflix. It has become the defacto entertainment source for many. So much so that 15 percent of the world’s web traffic goes to Netflix. But when your experience is industry-leading, how do you evolve it without disappointing customers? The answer lies in experimentation, built on proven psychological principles. And because Netflix is a subscription service, you can quickly discover what’s working. Just observe how many customers cancel their service in response to your experiment and optimize from there. 1. The Reciprocity Principle Reciprocity is a social norm of responding to a…[…]

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  • Byte Me #10: Very old dildos, deadly lipstick, and a tanned asshole

    Dec 9, 2019 | 07:05 am

    Byte Me #10: Very old dildos, deadly lipstick, and a tanned asshole Welcome back to Byte Me, our feminist newsletter that makes everyone mad <3 Sorry, we’re late this month. Since we last spoke, Anouk went to Thailand, Cara trained with Chelsea FC, and Georgina started her new role as *editor + content creative.* WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN’T HAVE IT ALL??? Each month, our gloriously gifted designer, Saïna, illustrates a weird comment or tweet we receive from one of TNW’s misogynistic, or just funny, readers. Here’s the latest: Now, TJ wasn’t lying… here’s Saïna’s artistic interpretation:  BY THE WAY! Are you on Twitter? Cos we are. Follow @byte_me for clear skin! the blood news Dazed reported nipple censorship protestors inflated a giant tit in front…[…]

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  • OnePlus finally ditches its terrible TV remote for a new design

    Dec 9, 2019 | 06:09 am

    OnePlus finally ditches its terrible TV remote for a new design In September, weeks before launching its first TV, OnePlus‘ CEO Pete Lau tweeted the picture of its remote. The design confused the hell out of me. It had volume buttons on the side like a smartphone, and no mute button. At a OnePlus briefing days later, I got to use the remote, and it didn’t change my opinion. It was clunky and didn’t work half the time. Also, its buttons and functions were terribly confusing. The company is finally fixing it with a new design that has dedicated buttons for YouTube and Netflix in addition to Amazon Prime. As you…[…]

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  • Bitcoin ransomware locks 10 years’ worth of government data in Argentina

    Dec 9, 2019 | 05:58 am

    Bitcoin ransomware locks 10 years’ worth of government data in Argentina Bitcoin-hungry hackers have attacked a data center in Argentina which houses local government files. According to Alicia Bañuelos, the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, the attack took place on November 25. In an interview with Agencia de Noticia de San Luis — a local government digital news outlet — on December 2, Bañuelos said the center had already recovered 90 percent of the encrypted data. Some 7,700 GB — approximately 10 years worth data — was originally compromised as a result of the attack. “Decrypting the files will take at least 15 days, mostly due to the sheer size…[…]

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  • The climate crisis threatens gender equality in Africa

    Dec 9, 2019 | 05:24 am

    The climate crisis threatens gender equality in Africa People who directly depend on the natural world for their livelihoods, like farmers and fishers, will be among the greatest victims of the climate crisis. In vulnerable hotspots, such as the arid lands of Kenya and Ethiopia, farming communities are already struggling with droughts and water scarcity that kill their cattle and threaten their very survival. The glacial-fed river basins of the Himalayan mountains, or the deltas of Bangladesh, India , and Ghana, are increasingly prone to floods, landslides, and powerful cyclones. As a result, men are often migrating further to keep their families going, looking for casual work in…[…]

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  • CHEAP: Say YES to fun AND fitness this Xmas with $70 off the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch

    Dec 9, 2019 | 04:54 am

    CHEAP: Say YES to fun AND fitness this Xmas with $70 off the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Ahh, December. On one hand, it’s a terrible month. It’s cold, it’s dark, it rains all the fucking time — it’s pretty grim when you think about it. But, on the other, it’s glorious. There’s a festive cheer in the air, holidays are on the horizon, and people actually seem to want to meet up and have fun. And then you have the indulgences. My god, the indulgences. The drink flows. Food’s everywhere. I’m salivating just thinking about it. It’s magnificent. But… it can…[…]

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  • Moonday Mornings: IRS readies to tax your cryptocurrency — no matter what

    Dec 9, 2019 | 04:17 am

    Moonday Mornings: IRS readies to tax your cryptocurrency — no matter what Welcome to Monday, it’s the start of another week and that means it’s time for Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. Take a look. 1. New cryptocurrency tax form from IRS According to CNBC, the US Internal Revenue Service has released a new tax form, asking cryptocurrency traders to declare their holdings. The IRS’ new “Schedule 1 for the 2019 tax season,” asks tax payers if they received, sold, sent, exchanged, or acquired virtual currency by any other means over the past year. Earlier this year, the IRS started sending letters to known cryptocurrency traders…[…]

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  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Ermahgerd, there’s a Bitcoin node in the International Space Station now’

    Dec 9, 2019 | 03:36 am

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Ermahgerd, there’s a Bitcoin node in the International Space Station now’ Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Descartes used to say: Crack open this tasty lobster! Bitcoin price We closed the day, December 08 2019, at a price of $7,564. That’s a minor 0.17 percent increase in 24 hours, or $13. It was the highest closing price in seven days. We’re still 62 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the…[…]

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  • OnePlus might finally introduce a mid-range phone next year

    Dec 9, 2019 | 03:23 am

    OnePlus might finally introduce a mid-range phone next year OnePlus has increasingly grown every year with better and more flagship models. But with that growth, prices of their phones have increased too. The company hasn’t released a mid-range phone since launching the OnePlus X in 2015. However, this might change next year. A bunch of renders published by 91mobiles in partnership with OnLeaks suggest the company will release a OnePlus 8 ‘lite’ in 2020. The renders indicate the phone will have a punch-hole display – 6.4-inch or 6.5-inch – on the front, and a dual-camera setup with a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor on the back.   The report remarks the phone…[…]

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  • Privacy-focused, rewarded ads browser Brave tops 10M monthly active users

    Dec 6, 2019 | 09:20 am

    MAUs have doubled in the past year.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • How to level up from a Google My Business apprentice to a GMB master

    Dec 6, 2019 | 09:06 am

    Your business page is a dynamic asset so prioritize these updates to gain a distinct advantage over those that do not.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • TripAdvisor buys SinglePlatform to enhance services for restaurants

    Dec 6, 2019 | 04:18 am

    The acquisition is part of a strategic shift to deepen restaurant relationships and diversify revenues to better compete with Google. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google search quality guidelines update emphasizes users of diverse backgrounds

    Dec 5, 2019 | 16:09 pm

    Evaluators are reminded not to base ratings on personal viewpoints.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google extends optimization score to Display campaigns

    Dec 5, 2019 | 05:36 am

    Display-specific recommendations are also now available. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Package tracking on Google’s search results page is coming to more carriers

    Dec 5, 2019 | 04:22 am

    Shipping companies around the world can now opt into the early access program.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Now is the time to position your site for a successful start to 2020

    Dec 4, 2019 | 10:23 am

    If your strategy has a heavy focus on link acquisition, the end of the year is a good time to shift some of your efforts to other areas.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google Search Console messages can now be viewed without leaving reports

    Dec 4, 2019 | 04:48 am

    Messages are also categorized by type.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Video: Jeff Selig on the early days of SEO, Google algorithms & international SEO

    Dec 4, 2019 | 02:03 am

    Is there ROI in international SEO? How do you build sites that rank after Google algorithm updates?Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google co-founders step down, Sundar Pichai to lead both Google and Alphabet

    Dec 3, 2019 | 11:38 am

    Page and Brin will remain as board members. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Genius sues Google and LyricFind for more than $50 million in damages

    Dec 3, 2019 | 09:00 am

    The company alleges breach of contract, unfair competition and lost ad revenue. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google My Business phone support has ended, but help from the experts has not

    Dec 3, 2019 | 07:53 am

    Google’s social media channels are reported to be helpful as well as connecting with local search pros.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Why Should You Attend Search Marketing Expo?

    Dec 3, 2019 | 04:34 am

    Attend SMX West, February 19-20 in San Jose, to keep up with the ever-changing search marketing universe! Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • How to breathe fresh life into evergreen content (and get fresh traffic, too)

    Dec 3, 2019 | 03:26 am

    John Shehata discusses how to attract more visitors through consolidating and optimizing existing assets.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • 5 audiences you should exclude from your PPC campaigns

    Dec 2, 2019 | 09:17 am

    Negative audiences help reduce wasted spend and prevent shoppers from being retargeted with products too many times.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • More EU antitrust heat for Google (and Facebook) over data collection

    Dec 2, 2019 | 06:34 am

    In a separate matter, 41 shopping comparison sites want the European Commission to further penalize Google in shopping search. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google confirms Nov. 2019 Local Search Update

    Dec 2, 2019 | 06:23 am

    Google added neural matching in local search, which is why many are seeing local ranking changes in the past month.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • How to manage search terms in the new match type world

    Dec 1, 2019 | 22:30 pm

    A look by Brad Geddes at the impact of close variants updates and the analysis and workflow necessary to maintain control and conversions.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Back to basics: Understanding your paid search metrics

    Nov 27, 2019 | 07:35 am

    Learn how to interpret what’s happening in your paid search account with your traffic, conversions and sales data.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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  • Google cleans up [Christmas]

    Nov 27, 2019 | 04:17 am

    Some surprising ads are no longer appearing on the search result. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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