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Entrepreneurs are always chasing the next milestone. For a while, it’s all about making your first dollar. Then your first million. If you’re lucky — and good — you grow the company to a point where you can consider an exit. Sometimes it’s an IPO. More often it’s an acquisition. It’s exciting to have a large enterprise take interest in your company. But it’s also stressful to go under the microscope of a potential buyer. The hood is up. Now you need to answer some fundamental questions, including the most important: Can your product scale? You’ve always said it can… This story continues at The Next Web

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Blockchaining is so new that few understand its full implications. But you can get aboard with this exciting technology now with the training in the Complete Ethereum Blockchain Mastery learning bundle. It’s on sale now for $29, an over 90 percent savings, from TNW Deals.

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While most of you are using Amazon and eBay, people in China are shopping on sites and apps like Tmall, Taobao, JD, Suning, Kaola, VIP.com, and the very popular new kid on the block, Xiaohongshu. Xiaohongshu (小红书), or Little Red Book, first came to my attention when I heard two colleagues discussing beauty products. “I’ve been looking for waterproof eyeliner for a while but I can’t find a good one. I even tried the bestsellers on a few platforms but they don’t work for me. The online reviews don’t seem very reliable,” one of them said.   “Lots of online… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s no secret that Google loves technically excellent sites. If you want your sites to rank as well as possible, there’s no substitute for ensuring that you’re nailing the basics and doing everything you can beyond that. While some aspects of technical excellence have always been important, in this article I want to focus on seven reasons that your site isn’t performing as well as it could be in 2018. If you can fix these issues, your site will be in the best position possible for this year and the foreseeable future. 1. Optimizing for mobile Mobile site visits currently… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ever since the beginning of time, there have been two kinds of people: The left-brainers – methodical thinkers who uses their logical and analytical skills to solve problems; and the right-brainers who tend to rely on feeling and intuition, are driven by inspiration and often think in a visual way.In today’s tech community, we often associate these two groups of people with designers and developers. Of course, this statement is rather stereotypic. Designers often back their visual decisions on actual data and analytics, methodically analyze complex user flows, and sometimes (gasp!) even code. Developers think creatively, experimenting with different solutions… This story continues at The Next Web

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No matter how you’d like to tackle the multifaceted world of coding, you’ll find a way in with this comprehensive Ultimate Backend Developer course bundle. Right now, you can get the whole thing for literally thousand of dollars off its regular price: only $49 from TNW Deals.

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Recent developments emanating from Beijing have many Westerners concerned; a spate of China-based tech IPOs have even ignited widespread paranoia that companies like Huawei and other Chinese tech firms are spying on American citizens and leveraging their sales to steal intellectual information. I’ve seen intense paranoia wrack the market before, but it seems like today’s fears are more widespread than ever. Is there any truth to the paranoia that Chinese tech firms are embarking on unprecedented surveillance missions? As we’ll come to see, our paranoia over the rise of another big tech market in Asia is largely misplaced, and could… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’m often asked how the company I work for managed to successfully expand from Sub-Saharan Africa to Poland, a very different type of market, to say the least. It’s complicated but I can tell you one thing, we didn’t follow any existing playbook. Instead, we followed some basic rules of the road that I would recommend to all entrepreneurs who want to expand internationally: Understand your markets and customers If you don’t take the time to understand how countries differ from one another, it will be an uphill battle to launch your product. There are vast cultural differences that can… This story continues at The Next Web

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Proving you’re years late to the party, Hollywood is about to cash in on cryptocurrency. The project, called Crypto, focuses on a a federal agent (played by Beau Knapp) who returns to his home town in New York to investigate a case of corruption and fraud. Once there, the agent finds himself “enmeshed in a dangerous underworld populated by a mysterious art dealer, a crypto-currency enthusiast turned cyber-sleuth, and a corrupt accountant doing the bidding of ruthless clients,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project’s producers compared it to The Firm and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Which sounds, if we’re being… This story continues at The Next Web

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A new report from a team of researchers at Texas Tech suggests humans may have inadvertently given the moon a fever because we were a little too messy during our Apollo visits. NASA conducted a heat monitoring experiment on landing sites 15 and 17 between 1971 and 1972. During that time, it noted the temperature of the area increased by four degrees Fahrenheit. The mystery has bugged lunar observers for decades. In order to solve the puzzle, the researchers, led by Seiichi Nagihara, searched for several lost NASA tapes that recorded three years’ worth of temperature readings. After eight years, they… This story continues at The Next Web

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WhatsApp is one of few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well. Cncept art for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of WhatsApp showed up on Behance before being promptly removed. It appeared to be anative Windows app with UWP design tenets like acrylic transparency. Furthermore, a description of the project suggested Microsoft and WhatsApp were working closely on the project. Rewinding a bit, WhatsApp does already have an app for the desktop, but it’s basically just a… This story continues at The Next Web

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The dry heaving started sometime on Tuesday, shortly after Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce Tesla would be laying off nearly 10 percent of its workforce. Or, maybe it was a couple weeks earlier when he took a swipe at the free press for its commentary on the most recent Tesla incident. I can’t recall. Difficult, but necessary Tesla reorg underway. My email to the company has already leaked to media. Here it is unfiltered: pic.twitter.com/4LToWoxScx — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 12, 2018 Retching intensified later when he assured us the cuts weren’t profit-motivated — the company hasn’t been… This story continues at The Next Web

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Cambridge Analytica may be gone, but its spirit will live on in the 2020 US presidential election. Former senior staff of the now bankrupt business are reportedly working with the Trump 2020 campaign under the guise of a new company. But don’t tell anyone, because apparently it was supposed to be a secret. News broke that Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for president Donald Trump’s upcoming reelection bid in 2020, was working with the company earlier this afternoon after several AP News sources reportedly overhead conversations indicating as much. The new company is called Data Propria. At least four former Cambridge… This story continues at The Next Web

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Humans have long sought answers to the fundamental questions of our existence. How did we get here? What is our purpose? Should I buy the dip? For some, the answers lie in churches full of sacred texts. But others place their faith in the house that Satoshi built, and on the blockchain. Matt Liston, former CEO of cryptocurrency company Augur, recently collaborated with artist Avery Singer to found a blockchain-based religion called 0xΩ, pronounced “Zero Ex Omega”. @0xOmega is:1. A consensus network based structure for religious belief and ritual2. A synergistic belief set using consensus processes to form a collective… This story continues at The Next Web

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Through its Soundcore sub-brand, Anker is attempting to position itself as a medium-range audio manufacturer. The latest in this effort is the Soundcore Space NC — a pair of noise-cancelling bluetooth headphones that are now available in the US, retailing at $99. These are the first over-ear headphones from Anker with active noise-cancelling technology. They’re also a sign that the company isn’t content to solely compete at the lower-end of the audio sphere, and plans to take aim at bigger household names: like Plantronics, Sennheiser, and Sony. So, how do they stack up? TNW has been testing the Soundcore Space… This story continues at The Next Web

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When Microsoft bought popular keyboard app SwiftKey, it seemed likely some of the keyboard’s features would make their way to Windows desktops. Now nearly two years later, we’re finally seeing the fruits of the purchase. What’s new? The latest Windows Insider Build includes ‘SwiftKey intelligence’ for the touchscreen keyboard. Rather than having a keyboard with rudimentary autocorrect, the new keyboard will learn your writing style for more accurate corrections and predictions – even the types of emoji you use. It currently works in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,and Russian. Moreover, it now lets you swipe to type – which Microsoft… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Windows,Microsoft

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Early today, Apple Maps went down for everyone. The outages lasted for a few hours, meaning there were probably at least few people lost out there. For those poor souls, we ask one question: why on earth are you still using Apple Maps? No really, I’m genuinely curious. Google Maps is free, more detailed, and you don’t even have to be logged into a Google account to use it. It’ll also tell you how to find a good burger joint in any given city — I don’t understand what more you could ever want. Waze is also available. The outage was… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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Two very old games from Nintendo’s arcade days are getting a surprise re-release on the eShop. According to Nintendo of America, it’s the first time either one has been released in its original arcade form for consoles. The details: Revealed yesterday during the final Treehouse Live of E3, both games are difficult to find in their original forms. In gamer years, these two are like the Dead Sea Scrolls. The first is Donkey Kong, the 1981 arcade game, which is seeing its first non-truncated release in the West. #ArcadeArchives Donkey Kong is the first-ever release of the complete arcade version outside… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Nintendo

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A team of researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY) recently developed a method for detecting whether the people in a video are AI-generated. It looks like DeepFakes could meet its match. What it means: Fear over whether computers will soon be able to generate videos that are indistinguishable from real footage may be much ado about nothing, at least with the currently available methods. The SUNY team observed that the training method for creating AI that makes fake videos involves feeding it images – not video. This means that certain human physiological quirks – like breathing and… This story continues at The Next Web

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Blockchain technology should be considered the most disruptive technology invention of the fourth industrial revolution. The world has never seen a technology as powerful as blockchain technology and it could potentially impact all sectors of the economy complete will transforming it through top notch efficiency. Recently, blockchain technology has been employed in different sectors of the industry ranging from the financial services sector, to the energy sector, from logistics to supply chain management, from the health sector to the gaming industry, and is even being used in online gambling. However, the sector it is aiming to transform, and hopes to… This story continues at The Next Web

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You can get that knowledge with your own AWS library of resources in this 12-book AWS Cloud Development bundle. Best of all, the whole thing is available now at any price you want to pay.

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The word ‘hack’ used to mean something, and hackers were known for their technical brilliance and creativity. Now, literally anything is a hack — anything — to the point where the term is meaningless, and should be retired. The most egregious abuse of the term “hack” comes from the BBC’s Dougal Shaw. In a recent video of his, called “My lunch hack,” Shaw demonstrates that it’s cheaper to make your own sandwich each day than it is to buy a pre-packaged sandwich from the supermarket. Shaw calls that a hack. I call it common sense. And that’s not nearly the… This story continues at The Next Web

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It appears that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has changed its stance on cryptocurrencies and their status as securities. SEC director of corporate finance William Hinman said the Ethereum network and its cryptocurrency Ether do not constitute securities — and as such are out of the purview of US securities law. “Based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions,” the SEC official said. “And, as with Bitcoin, applying the disclosure regime of the federal securities laws to current transactions in Ether would… This story continues at The Next Web

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Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to Netflix. Later this year, subscribers to the streaming service will be able to explore the world unveiled by Telltale back in 2015 from the comfort of their couch, using only their remote control. This is the latest in a line of interactive titles available on Netflix, including Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. Bringing a beloved Telltale title to the small screen is a bold move, and has raised questions about whether the streaming service intends to embark upon a broader push… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Netflix

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Have you ever heard of a bat-friendly city? Me neither. But the Dutch town of Zuidhoek-Nieuwkoop is claiming to be the first – and probably only – bat-friendly town in the world. The town is home to many rare and vulnerable plant and animal species, among them a number of rare bat-species. And apparently, bats, although being blind, are bothered by streetlights. The light that’s emitted from typical streetlights disturbs bats’ internal sensors and rhythms and affects their feeding patterns, inner compass, and general nocturnal behavior. Bats typically feed on a variety of insects, and these tend to swarm around… This story continues at The Next Web

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