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

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…

Digital hit list shows Russian hacking went well beyond US elections – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to a previously unpublished digital hit list obtained by The Associated Press. The list provides the most detailed forensic evidence yet of the close alignment between the hackers and the Russian government, exposing…

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

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…

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

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…

CIA releases 321 gigabytes of Bin Laden’s digital library, Web cache crap – Ars Technica

Thursday, November 02, 2017

reader comments 58 Today, the Central Intelligence Agency posted a cache of files obtained from Osama Bin Laden’s personal computer and other devices recovered from his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan by Navy SEALs during the raid in which he was killed on May 2, 2011. The 470,000 files, 321 gigabytes in all, include documents, images, videos, and audio recordings, including Al Qaeda propaganda and planning documents, home videos of Bin…

NAB to spend a further AU$1.5b on ‘digital-first’ strategy as 4000 jobs go – ZDNet

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced its financial results for 2017, reporting AU$5.285 billion in statutory net profit, up from the AU$352 million reported for the 2016 financial year. While handing down its results, NAB promised an additional investment of AU$1.5 billion over three years in a bid to ensure the bank is ready for the changing, “digital-first” world. “The environment is one of rapid and constant change,” the…

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

Thursday, November 02, 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…

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

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

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…

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

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…

My #95Theses of #Digital – The Register

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…

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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

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,…

Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia, is now officially also a digital payments company – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Grab is best known for rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, but today the company took a major step into becoming a fintech player, too. That’s because the ride-sharing firm, which recently raised $2 billion from SoftBank and China’s Didi Chuxing, rolled out support for its GrabPay service among third-party merchants for the first time today. Grab is present in seven markets across Southeast Asia, but the first merchants it is…

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

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…

Google reveals rapid Bluetooth gadget connection tech – The Register

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…