As Voice Has Its Moment, Amazon, Google and Apple Are Giving Brands a Way Into the Conversation – Adweek


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As Voice Has Its Moment, Amazon, Google and Apple Are Giving Brands a Way Into the Conversation
Adweek
One in four searches is conducted by talking, not typing, a figure comScore predicts will reach 50 percent by 2020. Getty Images. Share. By Dan Tynan. |. 16 mins ago. Share. For decades, listening to 'the voice of the customer' has been the Holy Grail
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Mark Zuckerberg Took a Tour of Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico in ‘Magical’ VR – Gizmodo


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Mark Zuckerberg Took a Tour of Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico in 'Magical' VR
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On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promoted the social media giant's new Facebook Spaces app, which allows users to remotely cast cartoon avatars of themselves walking around locations in the real world, by taking a “magical” tour of Puerto …
A cartoon Mark Zuckerberg toured hurricane-struck Puerto Rico in virtual realityThe Verge


Zuckerberg taps VR to detail relief efforts in Puerto RicoCNET
Zuck shows Virtual Empathy by visiting Puerto Rico in VRThe Register
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A cartoon Mark Zuckerberg toured hurricane-struck Puerto Rico in virtual reality – The Verge


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A cartoon Mark Zuckerberg toured hurricane-struck Puerto Rico in virtual reality
The Verge
Mark Zuckerberg put on an Oculus Rift this afternoon and used Facebook's new virtual reality platform, Facebook Spaces, to transport himself to Puerto Rico, the Moon, and his house. He broadcast the moment live on Facebook in what turned out to be a …
Mark Zuckerberg Took a Tour of Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico in 'Magical' VRGizmodo


Zuckerberg taps VR to detail relief efforts in Puerto RicoCNET
Zuck shows Virtual Empathy by visiting Puerto Rico in VRThe Register
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UPDATE: Billboard May Add YouTube Plays To Chart Calculations

UPDATE: YouTube plays may be added to the calculations that determine the Billboard charts, according to a new report. The move comes at a time when the music industry is already battling YouTube over the size of payments. ________________________________ YouTube plays are being added to the spins + plays calculation…

Here’s why fake news persists, despite efforts by Google, Facebook – Seattle Times


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Here's why fake news persists, despite efforts by Google, Facebook
Seattle Times
A woman sits on a curb after the shooting at the Las Vegas music festival. A day after the Oct. 1 massacre, a YouTube search on “Las Vegas shooting” yielded a conspiracy-theory video that claimed multiple shooters… (AP Photo/John Locher, File) More.
Google finds Russian-linked ads on Gmail, YouTube and more, report saysThe Mercury News


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Windows Phone is now officially dead: A sad tale of what might have been – Ars Technica


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Windows Phone is now officially dead: A sad tale of what might have been
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Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren't the focus. https://t.co/0CH9TZdIFu. — Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) October 8, 2017. During the weekend, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore
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Microsoft almost made a bezel-less Windows Phone in 2014, and it looked great – The Verge


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Microsoft almost made a bezel-less Windows Phone in 2014, and it looked great
The Verge
Microsoft almost beat Apple, Samsung, and Google to the punch when it comes to bezel-less, full-screen smartphone displays. Windows Central happens to have in its possession a rare Windows Phone prototype device, codenamed “Vela,” that was an early …
Yes, Windows Phone is dead. Here's whyComputerworld


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Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead – Business Insider


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Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead
Business Insider
There are a ton of great phones you can buy this year. But if you're intent on buying an iPhone in 2017, don't bother with the new iPhone 8 or the high-end iPhone X coming in November. I've owned an iPhone 7 Plus for over a year, and I've had a chance
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Google finds Russian-linked ads on Gmail, YouTube and more, report says – The Mercury News


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Google finds Russian-linked ads on Gmail, YouTube and more, report says
The Mercury News
This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Google mobile phone icon. Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports. The Washington Post is …
Google uncovers Russia-backed ads on YouTube and GmailCNET


Google has reportedly found Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, and searchThe Verge
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Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers With New Emoji – Mac Rumors


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Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers With New Emoji
Mac Rumors
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 11.1 update to developers, nearly two weeks releasing the first iOS 11.1 beta and a few weeks after releasing the iOS 11 update to the public. Registered developers can download the iOS 11 beta from …
Apple issues second betas of iOS 11.1, High Sierra 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 [u]AppleInsider (press release) (blog)


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