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Rewards Credit Cards That Cover Cell Phone Damage or Loss – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Cell phones are one of the most expensive possessions we own. When they get damaged or lost, we know that’s going to be a large, unplanned expense. If you don’t have a warranty or protection plan on your phone you may be covered for damages with your rewards credit card, especially if you have a business credit card. Plus, the rewards credit cards with the best cell phone protection plans…

Russian hacking went far beyond US election, digital hitlist reveals – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

The hackers who upended the US presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, US defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hitlist obtained by the Associated Press. The news comes as US prosecutors are reportedly considering charges against six members of the Russian government accused of hacking into the…

Korg’s Gadget music production app is coming to Nintendo Switch – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Exporting sounds a bit tricky though. Rather than saving a beat to an SD card, as of now the plan is for users to run an aux cable from the Switch’s headphone jack into a 3.5mm input on a PC and record using something like Audacity. It isn’t ideal, but unless Nintendo adds an SD card export option via firmware update before next spring, it’ll have to do. Or, perhaps…

Wall Street regulator warns celebrities, individuals touting digital coins – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main regulator warned on Wednesday that celebrities or other individuals may be breaking U.S. securities law when promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs), a means for companies to raise funds online. ICOs have become an increasingly popular fundraising mechanism for young technology companies, enabling them to quickly raise millions of dollars by creating and selling digital coins online such as bitcoin with little…

New York Times Co. Reports Solid Digital Growth as Print Slides … – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Mr. Thompson praised the “sheer breadth” of journalism at The Times, comparing the company to a “multi-ocean Navy” because of its ability to break and cover international and national news while also dedicating resources to investigations. He also cited The Daily, The Times’s popular podcast, which he said had been downloaded more than 100 million times since February. The sound, if not earth-shattering, financial results were announced as The Times…

CBA preparing for ‘digital gorillas’ to join fintechs as competitors – ZDNet

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Although the words “digital transformation” and “disruption” get overused, they are very important in the digital space that Australian financial institutions now find themselves in, according to Nick Giles, executive GM of IT Delivery and Availability at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). While the industry has focused on the smaller, more “agile” players emerging as fintech firms, Giles is equally as concerned with the threat the larger players pose….

Korg’s Gadget music production app is coming to Nintendo Switch – Engadget

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Exporting sounds a bit tricky though. Rather than saving a beat to an SD card, as of now the plan is for users to run an aux cable from the Switch’s headphone jack into a 3.5mm input on a PC and record using something like Audacity. It isn’t ideal, but unless Nintendo adds an SD card export option via firmware update before next spring, it’ll have to do. Or, perhaps…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

Viacom Picks AwesomenessTV’s Kelly Day To Lead Its New Digital Studio – Deadline

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Viacom has chosen Kelly Day, a well-traveled digital executive who had been serving as chief business officer at AwesomenessTV, to lead the media company’s new digital studios unit. She will begin her new role on Nov. 20. As ratings erosion and cord-cutting threaten Viacom’s once-invincible portfolio of linear cable networks, the company has made a concerted push into digital. Its new digital studio will focus on creating and expanding digital…

My #95Theses of #Digital – The Register

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

¡Bong! It’s exactly 500 years to the day since Luther Blissett nailed his “95 Theses” to the door of Battenberg Cake Factory. Like Steve Jobs, and Elon Musk, he started a revolution. If it hadn’t been for Luther, would we have had an October Revolution? Wouldn’t Henry VIII have died monogamous? Would we even have the internet? I can’t say, but I suspect not. What’s not in doubt is that…

How Digital Health Care Can Help Prevent Chronic Diseases Like Diabetes – Harvard Business Review

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Diabetes is one of the most pervasive and expensive chronic diseases: It affects an estimated 30.3 million people in the United States and costs a staggering $245 billion per year to treat. In addition there are 84.1 million adults in the United States with high blood sugar levels in danger of developing type 2 diabetes. It is widely acknowledged that the most effective method of treating these prediabetics so they…

Dell’s 2017 Black Friday deals include $130 Inspiron laptop doorbuster – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Dell kicks off the Black Friday ad reveal process for tech retailers. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Dell has been the first tech retailer to have its Black Friday plans disclosed over the last couple of years — and this year is no different. The PC giant has “leaked” its deals for the Thanksgiving weekend shopping period, including a 14-inch laptop for a budget price as a turkey…

Why Mid-Size Service Firms Need The Ultimate Digital Marketing Stack – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Shutterstock Successful mid-size service firms, those with $3 million to $30 million in revenue and 15 to 150 staff, often grow by way of referrals. These referrals come from clients, partners, networks and associations. While referrals still work and have always worked, are they the best way or the only way to grow a mid-size service firm? Do CPA, law, technology consulting, management consulting, financial service and AEC firms have…

New York Times Co. Reports Solid Digital Growth as Print Slides – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Photo The New York Times announced financial results as it is fundamentally reshaping itself into a business no longer rooted in newsprint. Credit Jabin Botsford/The New York Times The New York Times Company continued its march toward a digital future in the third quarter of 2017, as strong growth in digital advertising and new online subscriptions helped counteract a further collapse in print advertising. The company said on Wednesday that…

Ghana is rolling out a digital address system to help formalize more of its economy – Quartz

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Accra, Ghana Instead of using a church, tree or street stall to locate a home or business in Ghana, the country’s government has launched a digital system where every property across the nation has a unique code as its address. The app, GhanaPostGPS, was created and delivered by Accra-based Vokacom. Through the app a user can generate their digital address with the aid of geocoding technology, cutting out the need…

Under Armour cites change management woes with SAP implementation as digital transformation stumbles – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Digital transformation isn’t easy and while the term is sexy companies can’t forget the old-school items like change management. Just ask Under Armour, which delivered a clunker of a third quarter and blamed retail bankruptcy, changing consumer tastes, e-commerce and a rough SAP enterprise relationship management implementation as reasons for its shortfall. To be sure, Under Armour is facing a bevy of challenges. Under Armour needs to be more digital,…

Google reveals rapid Bluetooth gadget connection tech – The Register

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Google’s announced a new Bluetooth tweak called “Fast Pair”. The tech is conceptually simple: an Android device Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) gets the job of advertising and discovery, then ye olde Bluetooth handles pairing. The guts of it are of course more complicated. For starters, Bluetooth devices need to be built to run Fast Pair. Android devices need to have Bluetooth and location services turned on. A trip to Google’s…

Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with a Core i5 chip for $550 | Ars … – Ars Technica

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

reader comments 3 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a new round of deals to share. Today’s list is particularly heavy on laptop and TV deals, including a Dell Inspiron 14 with a Core i5 (7th-gen) chip and Nvidia GeForce GPU slashed down to $550. You can take a peek at the full selection below. Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through…

15 Top Jobs For Digital Nomads – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Shutterstock With more job seekers on the hunt for meaningful jobs that involve travel, FlexJobs.com complied a list of 15 popular jobs for digital nomads. “Work-from-anywhere remote jobs are ideal options for people who really enjoy travelling, are full-on digital nomads, or who have to move frequently but don’t want to sacrifice satisfying and well-paying careers,” says Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Today’s technology allows people the…