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Technology Expert’s Analysis: Data in Unused SD Cards Can Corrupt Election Files

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

No one speculates the facts from the Bongbong Marcos camp. The data in unused SD cards corrupts the election files. An SD card is a type of memory card typically used in digital cameras and other portable devices. To avoid corrupt files, formatting SD Cards is necessary. Smartmatic fails to do this.






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[VIDEO]: Former senator Bongbong Marcos says data found in some SD cards retrieved from supposedly unused vote-counting machines prove there was fraud in the 2016 elections.



Inquirer’s Opinion

According to Inquirer, the claims of the camp of Bongbong Marcos of election fraud in the decryption of secure digital (SD) memory cards are speculative and not automatically accurate is inaccurate. It is because the technical term of an unused SD card with data is “corrupted.” Thereby, anything that is stored in there are corrupted files. Since the files are corrupt, there is fraud.




Continued Decryption is Delaying Electoral Protest ruling

The decrypting process of the rest of the 127 SD cards is a delaying tactic of the Comelec. The poll body cannot provide a timeline on when the decryption of the 127 SD cards will be finished.




Further Decryption of SD cards Unnecessary

Contrary to Robredo’s camp, the most prudent course of action now is not to wait for the result of the decrypting process. The data retrieved from the first 13 SD cards must be disclosed to the public.


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Show Data for Expert and Public Analysis

To cut the story short, Comelec only has to show the data in the first 13 SD cards. If they fail to do this immediately, they are obviously hiding something. Delay of such act is highly speculative.




http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/863181/marcos-claim-speculative

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AMD RyZen 8-core CPU Rivals Intel Core i7-7700K Processor; To Release AM4 Mother Board and Naples Server To Outrank Intel in 2017

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By: Danilo Flores II

After numerous engineering reinventions and focused executions, Advance Micro Device more popularly known as AMD is optimistic about rising above Intel’s dominance in 2017. With a strategic release date and anticipated price point, the cutting edge AMD Ryzen CPU could be AMD’s ticket to finally knock down Intel’s Core i7-7700K Processor.






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[VIDEO]: AMD Ryzen is looking good, especially now as motherboard vendors are showing confidence in the CPU and its price. Also, we have more overclocking results for Intel Kaby Lake I7 7700K.



AMD’s Newest Flagship

2017 might just turn out to be AMD’s game-changing year with their newest flagship technology called AMD Ryzen CPU in the frontline. Sources report that AMD‘s Ryzen CPUs incorporates artificial intelligence among its wide stretch of innovations. The processor will come in a powerful 8-core chip will run via simultaneous multithreading supporting 16 thread (8C/16T). With a 3.4GHz and a TDP under a 100 W, AMD’s Ryzen processor delivers a remarkable performance that is similar, if not superior to Intel’s Core i7-6900K that runs at a 140 W TDP says Electronic Design.


AMD’s Zen Based Processor

After several failed attempts to dominate the CPU market, AMD strikes back with a promising Zen based processor architecture. Sources speculate that AMD’s Ryzen processors would hit the market with a price ranging from $500 to $800. Consequently, with reports that AMD’s Ryzen Processors could outperform Intel Core i7-7700K Processor, it is not difficult to believe that AMD has a shot at surpassing Intel’s leading CPU which is slightly more expensive at $1,000.




AMD’s AM4-based X370 units

Alongside AMD Ryzen processors, the aspiring tech giant has also recently launched its next-generation motherboards. AMD’s AM4-based X370 units is set at the high-end segment of the AM4 platform. The chipset based motherboard feature a USB 3.1, easy overclocking options, four x8 PCIe Gen3 lanes for multi-GPU setups or up to two full x16 PCIe Gen3 lanes.


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AMD’s highly anticipated Zen-based CPUs and high-end X370 chipsets is expected to arrive into the market in January 2017. AMD’s CEO Lisa Su also hinted that Naples Zen for the server will appear in the second quarter of 2017 while Raven Ridge, Zen APU will join the mix in the second half of the year.

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Apple iOS 10 Upgrade: Tips To Help Every iPhone User Make The Most Out Of Apple’s Latest iOS version

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By: Danilo Flores II

Loyal Apple users and recent switchers alike often end up wondering what’s new every time they finish updating their iPhones iOS. With the release of Apple iOS 10, every Apple user must know essential tips to get the most of what the latest iOS has to offer.






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[VIDEO]: This iPhone 7 tips and tricks guide packs in more than 100 tips in under 30 minutes to help you get the best out of Apple’s new smartphone. As always, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sold out instantly so if you’re lucky enough to own one you’ll want to know everything there is to know about it.



Apple iOS 10

Both seasoned iPhone users and newcomers alike go through all the troubles of discovering upgrades incorporated into the latest Apple iOS 10. Sometimes, upgrades hidden from plain sight prove to be the most useful improvements over time.



Reopening Recently Closed Tabs

It is frustrating to accidentally close tabs in Safari. With iOS 10, users simply need to tap on the new tab icon and give a long press on the “+” symbol. A list of recently closed tabs will appear for hassle free reopening.





Revamp In Photos App

iOS 10 made major revamp to the Photos app. Swiping up on a particular photo allows users to see the location where the snapshot was taken. All other photos taken at the same location appears too

Apple iOS 10 is capable of differentiating more than 4,000 different objects. Hence, photo searching by the object or even by individual people is now easier than ever.

iOS 10 Accessibility Feature

With iOS 10, users can now instruct Siri to announce the name of the person calling. This feature is enabled through Settings > Phone > Announce Calls.

iOS 10 now allows users to search a particular keyword in Safari. Within an open Safari page, simply tap the share sheet and select “Find on Page”. Users can also take full advantage of iOS 10 accessibility feature called Magnifier, says Forbes. The feature can be toggled via Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier. By triple clicking on the home button, users can put Magnifier into action and make sense of very fine prints in photos.


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iOS 10 streamlines the process of allowing users to remove all notifications in just a single tap. This tip, however, requires 3D Touch so it’s only applicable for iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 devices.

Do you happen to know more Apple iOS 10 hacks? Share them bellow.




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Bias?: Air Passengers Warned Not To Use Galaxy Note 7

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

In actuality, mobile devices must not be used when flying in an airplane. It must be switched off before take off – then switched on again when the plane landed and already at its parking position. Why is this news directed only to Galaxy Note 7? Read this from News Aky:

The extraordinary warning from US aviation officials follows numerous reports of the smartphones catching fire.

Airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights or stow them in checked baggage, US aviation officials have said.

The warning comes a week after Samsung suspended Note 7 sales, following reports that a battery problem led to some devices catching fire during charging.

The US Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that it “strongly advises” passengers to follow its guidance “in light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices”.

It is extremely unusual for aviation officials to warn passengers about a specific product.

United Continental Holdings Inc, American Airlines Group Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the FAA advisory.

A spokesman for Washington-based trade group Airlines for America, said the group was “closely monitoring any developments as this issue evolves”.

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Last week, Samsung recalled 2.5 million Note 7 devices after confirming 35 cases of its rechargeable lithium batteries catching fire.

Most explosions occurred while the battery was being charged.

In one case, a family in Florida reported that their device left charging in their Jeep caught fire, destroying the vehicle.

Samsung launched the latest version of the Note series on 19 August.

The South Korean company said in a statement last week that it would take about two weeks to prepare replacement devices.

A statement from Samsung UK said: “We are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market.

“However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7.

“For UK customers who already have Galaxy Note 7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks.”

Reference: http://news.sky.com/story/air-passengers-warned-not-to-use-galaxy-note-7-10570481

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David Jenyns Discloses all you’ve got to know about Authority Content

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
In this episode number 41 of the InnovaBuzz podcast, my guest is David Jenyns of Melbourne SEO Services and Melbourne Video Productions who talks to me about his new book Authority Content.

David Jenyns is sharing his content marketing with a system idea – Authority Content. It’s the subject of his book and you can get a free Kindle copy of that book from August 11. Here, there are many exciting tips that you can gather for straight implementation into your business particularly its online presence which is vital for businesses nowadays.

Authority Content is a structured process to build a business’s brand, credibility, and sales. If you’re not creating high-quality content, you’re really wasting your time on any other SEO efforts
Beginning with video recordings of events or other content, you can produce up to six months’ worth of content to publish across the web.
If you answer all the questions your leads might have, before they even pick up the phone to talk to you, you change the buying dynamic and their conversations with you become about how you can help them, rather than answering concerns. By constantly creating and publishing content, you are seen as a thought leader and it keeps you front of mind with your audience, as they see you as a helpful resource.
The Authority Content process is adaptable to the front of the sales funnel, to the onboarding stage or to existing customers.By providing content that helps and appeals to your audience, you become their go-to person for that topic and they become your raving fans. Listen to the Podcast by clicking the link below.

Reference: http://innovabiz.com.au/podcasts/innovabuzz-episode-41-david-jenyns-authority-content/

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Will Music Piracy settlement of $50m ends up on artists?





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
We are talking about big piracy fines here when the owner of a music hacking portal selling pirated downloadable materials agreed to pay settlements for the damages cause to various artists – but will part of it goes to the artists themselves? Read this story:

BBC reported: The owner of piracy site Isohunt has agreed to settle a music industry group lawsuit for $50m (£38m). Gary Fung announced the settlement with Music Canada via a blog published at the weekend. Isohunt was shut down in 2013, when Mr Fung agreed to pay $110m to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). One researcher said the cases could set a “worrying” precedent for those who run sites that may link to pirated content.

A court order associated with the decision details the fees as follows: 55m Canadian dollars in damages, C$10m in “punitive, exemplary and aggravated damages” and a further C$1m to cover legal costs. The total amounts to 50m US dollars. The case dates from a legal order sent in May 2008 by the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA), now known as Music Canada.

It added: Previously, Mr Fung had promised users that he would not disclose their data – including email and IP addresses – during legal proceedings. “I’ve kept my word regarding users’ privacy,” he wrote. Isohunt did not host pirated media, but rather provided users with a directory of sources from where illegal files could be downloaded. The same model is used by The Pirate Bay, which is currently blocked in the UK. It’s possible that cases like this could set a “worrying” precedent for social media websites, according to Ben Zevenbergen, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute. “Think of social media websites like Facebook where everyone shares their favourite songs with their friends – would these services need to employ full-time copyright police?” he said. He added: “Further, I truly wonder whether a penny of these fines ends up on artists’ royalty checks, but I highly doubt it.”

Reference: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36883179

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O2 Hacking shows thieves use stolen passwords to unlock other sites





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Many online users tend to stick only to one password for all their transactions via the world wide web to make it easier to remember but this is a serious security risk online. Computer security expert Graham Cluley said that when customer details are stolen from a website “one of the first things the criminals will try to do is see if any stolen passwords might unlock other sites online – potentially spilling more secrets about us, and opening us up to fraud and identity theft”.

BBC reported: O2 customer data is being sold by criminals on the dark net, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. The data was almost certainly obtained by using usernames and passwords first stolen from gaming website XSplit three years ago to log onto O2 accounts. When the login details matched, the hackers could access O2 customer data in a process known as “credential stuffing”. O2 says it has reported the case to law enforcement, and is helping inquiries. It is highly likely that this technique will have been used to log onto other companies’ accounts too.

It added: The data for sale included user phone numbers, emails, passwords and dates of birth. It was shown to the BBC by an ethical hacker, who found the information listed for sale on a dark net market. The dark net is a part of the internet that is only visible to people using specialist web browsers, and is often used for illegal activity. BBC reporters purchased a small sample of customer details from the seller to investigate further and contacted O2. Together, the investigating teams believed it was the result of credential stuffing.
This is where a criminal uses a piece of software to repeatedly attempt to gain access to customers’ accounts by using the login details it has obtained from elsewhere – in this case, a November 2013 attack on gaming website XSplit. When successful, a customer’s details can be retrieved and sold. Computer security expert Graham Cluley said that when customer details are stolen from a website “one of the first things the criminals will try to do is see if any stolen passwords might unlock other sites online – potentially spilling more secrets about us, and opening us up to fraud and identity theft”.

All the O2 account holders whose details the BBC has seen have been informed, with many saying they had used the same login for other online accounts. Hasnain Shaw, from Chester, was one of the people whose details we obtained. His data had already been used elsewhere to access more accounts. “I was away from home when eBay contacted me to say there was some suspicious activity on my account. I checked and it looked like there were cars for sale on my account. “Four weeks ago, I got a similar email from Gumtree. It looked like the same people had got access to that account because it was the same cars being advertised.” He said he had used the same email address and password for both these accounts and the one with O2, but has since changed them. Before this happened he had considered himself secure online and internet-savvy. “I am considering using a password manager and two-step authentication, although nothing is foolproof,” he added. O2 said in a statement: “Credential stuffing is a challenge for many businesses. We have reported all the details passed to us about the seller to law enforcement and we continue to help with their investigations. “We act immediately if we are given evidence of personal credentials being taken from the internet and used to try and compromise a customer’s account.”

Reference: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36764548

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Verizon bought Yahoo to compete with Google and Facebook





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Why would a company buy a website for billions of dollars? Yahoo’s buyout by Verizon is a good example. When what used to be money-generating portal cannot anymore compete with up to date innovations that offers more for nothing, they could just die down or carried over by another bigger entity who has better capabilities in upgrading it. This is the very reason why Facebook keeps on adding features to the extent of providing accessibility without internet. Read this story:

BBC Wrote: Yahoo was the first website I ever visited. My Dad took me and my brother to an internet cafe in central London, and there it was – an exciting portal to the world wide web. Without it we’d have been completely lost. That hand-holding portal was at one point worth a staggering $125bn. Today, it was sold for $4.83bn (£3.7bn) to US mobile network Verizon. That’s a remarkable amount of money for a company whose name has become shorthand for online businesses falling from grace. Last quarter, Yahoo lost $440m. It may have made its name by helping us make sense of the web, but it’s long been clear that other companies do that job far better, and make much more money doing it. But Verizon won’t care about that. They want eyeballs. Bums on seats. People through the door… and on that measure, Yahoo delivers. Collectively, around a billion people flow through Yahoo’s sprawl of web properties at least once a month.
Verizon will now likely merge Yahoo with AOL, the company it bought last year for $4.4bn. A Yahoo-AOL pairing has been expected for years. The companies are like two high school friends who everyone knew would eventually get together, but only when the time was right. Or maybe when they were both a bit desperate.

It added: Anyway, Verizon’s strategy in marrying the companies is to create a massive content network of well-respected web properties. Sites like Huffington Post, Engadget, Yahoo Finance and TechCrunch will now all deliver advertising for Verizon, advertising that can be more effectively targeted given what Verizon knows about its mobile customers. It will help Verizon compete with Google and Facebook, who are way out in front when it comes to market domination of online advertising. But such is the size of the industry, being in third place would be extremely lucrative for Verizon. That’s what this deal is all about, and that’s why Yahoo commanded such a big price tag even though it has dropped off most people’s radars in recent years.
Yahoo couldn’t do it alone – it simply doesn’t have enough data on its one billion or so monthly users to target and personalise ads in the way Google and Facebook can.

The deal has concluded a four-month selling process that caught the attention of many interested parties, including rival phone network AT&T and, to many people’s surprise, the Daily Mail.
Many expected the deal to see Marissa Mayer’s roller coaster tenure as Yahoo’s boss come to an end. She could have reportedly taken a $55m severance payment, but even that extremely pleasant send off did not tempt her to leave a company that she declared her love for in an email detailing the deal. But there’s no doubt she’ll be wishing her time at Yahoo had been a more successful one. It was a rocky road – her appointment in 2012 was enthusiastically welcomed, not only due to her formidable past at Google, but also as her ability to act as a flag-bearer for women running big companies in Silicon Valley.
For that reason, her time at Yahoo may have had added scrutiny, but her time at the company has been unquestionably disappointing on many levels. Big acquisitions – like Tumblr, for $1bn – simply didn’t bring in enough extra revenue. And the site’s big gamble in trying to become a news organisation never hit the level of success Mayer presumably envisioned. Even with the help of the highly-respected US anchor Katie Couric, and scooping of “traditional” media big names such as David Pogue from the New York Times, the amount of traffic going to Yahoo’s original content hasn’t come close to justifying the cost of bringing in the big talent. Responsibility for that lies squarely at Mayer’s feet, and it all led to the bizarre situation where she was working hard to put herself out of a job by pushing through Yahoo’s sale. On this final task, she’ll will perhaps be commended. It’s not often a major tech acquisition takes place so publicly, with boardroom discussions seeping out of the walls and into the press regularly. But it seems the process was effective in pushing up Yahoo’s share price and moving Verizon to pay an extra $1.8bn on its opening bid.
We’ll hear more concrete details from Verizon in due course. It may keep using the highly recognisable Yahoo brand, it may not.
Regardless, Yahoo as a company is finished – and everybody saw it coming.

Reference: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36881101

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Video Cassette Recorders will be a thing of the past as Japan stops production

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Perhaps not many people realized that as technology evolves, we tend to forget the cool creations of the past like the video cassette recorders or VCR machines. People were just overwhelmed when VCD, LCD and Mp3 devices manipulated the market with its handy, futuristic designs and most of all affordable automated features gave buyers no option but to take them without thinking much. Now, since VCRs are going obsolete, Japan has to stop making them. Not that many would care but this can be historic. Read through:

BBC wrote: The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan will be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper. Funai Electric has been producing VHS-playing VCRs for 33 years, most recently in China for Sanyo. But last year it sold just 750,000 units, down from a peak of 15 million a year, and has been finding it difficult to source the necessary parts. VCRs were introduced in the 1970s but were superseded by DVD technology. Last year, Sony announced it would stop selling Betamax video cassettes – a rival to the VHS. VCRs were required to play or record such tapes. It was 12 years ago that UK High Street retailer Dixons decided to phase out the sale of VCRs due to the popularity of DVD players.

It added: Some vintage technologies – such as vinyl – have enjoyed a renaissance. However, Tania Loeffler, an analyst at IHS Technology, does not think the same nostalgia will ever be felt for VCR-playable formats. “I don’t see VCR becoming like vinyl, where a lot of people appreciated the warmness of how something sounds on vinyl,” she told the BBC. “The quality on VHS is not something I think anyone would want to go back to.” However, she added that a niche market for accessing VHS content, perhaps for archival purposes, would probably mourn the loss of VCRs if they became unavailable.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk is now testing Solar Powered Vehicles

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Sustainable energy for vehicles and private cars making money out of it is a brilliant idea and until it is embraced and implemented, that would remain only as a thought. Nevertheless, Elon Musk of Tesla’s passion has advanced this idea into the testing stage by installing the handy solar device into vehicles for daily use. The interesting thing would be, if it is really nearing completion, will it’s use be realized before the upcoming Deuterium fuel of the future? Know the update of this sustainable solar energy by reading further:

BBC wrote: Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, has published the second part of his self-titled “masterplan”. He said Tesla would be branching out into creating a “solar-roof-with-battery product” that people can have fitted to their homes. He wants the Tesla electric car range to cover all types of ground vehicles, specifically buses and lorries. And once the cars have full autonomous driving capability, Mr Musk said Tesla would allow owners to add their cars to a shared fleet, meaning the vehicles can be making money for their owners when they are not using them. Mr Musk had teased the publication of the plan on Twitter for several days, recently saying he’d pulled an all-nighter in order to finish it.

It added: His ambition, he wrote, was to “accelerate the advent of sustainable energy”. “We must at some point achieve a sustainable energy economy or we will run out of fossil fuels to burn and civilization will collapse. “Given that we must get off fossil fuels anyway and that virtually all scientists agree that dramatically increasing atmospheric and oceanic carbon levels is insane, the faster we achieve sustainability, the better.” Mr Musk’s plans have, though, drawn criticism from analysts, who suggest they are too vague. “As is typical, Elon Musk has laid out a grandiose plan for the future with no timeframes and few specifics, and no mention of how and when Tesla will be profitable,” Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Autotrader, said. She added that while Tesla’s latest plan included expanding its electric vehicle product line to cover all major segments, “it hasn’t been meeting production targets with the limited product line it has now and in the next couple of years”.

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UK’s BT Broadband fault created a big fuzz – but only a way of life in the Philippines

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
UK’s BT Broadband fault disrupted businesses for minutes and it’s already a big deal especially for banks and other businesses to lose revenues in that short span of time – whereas in the Philippines, internet fluctuations are a way of life. In the country where cell sites cannot be easily installed due to the rumored cancer scare that has been corrected by the Department of Health, people can only complain of bad signals or services but there’s nothing the majority can do about it but pay the usual bills to prevent it from not functioning forever. It is just amazing how the slight complaints of one country is a daily sacrifice for another. Read BT’s story in the U.K.:

BBC reported: Many of BT’s customers have experienced problems with its broadband services.The firm first acknowledged the issues in a tweet shortly after 09:00 BST and said they had been resolved three and a half hours later. Its troubles also caused several banks to be unable to offer online services. BT said that a power fault at one of its partners’ sites in London was the cause, but did not name the company involved. However, the BBC discovered that ultimate responsibility lay with the California-based data centre operator Equinix. “We’re sorry that some BT and Plusnet customers experienced problems accessing some internet services this morning,” said a spokeswoman for BT. “Around 10% of customers’ internet usage was affected following power issues at one of our internet connection partners’ sites in London. The issue has now been fixed and services have been restored.”BT’s service status pages had indicated that subscribers in parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland had all been affected.

It continued: The event occurred six months after Equinix took control of the data centre involved as part of its takeover of the Telecity Group. “Equinix can confirm that we experienced a brief outage at the former Telecity LD8 site in London earlier this morning,” said Russell Poole, managing director in the UK for Equinix. “This impacted a limited number of customers, however service was restored within minutes. Equinix engineers are on site and actively working with customers to minimise the impact.”

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VC Josh Elman on Twitter & Facebook’s Uniqueness





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Social media giants facebook and Twitter are really innovations that are being carefully built and maintained regularly as it offers more user-friendly innovations. Many could have attested that even if internet is not performing well, access to these sites are not too compromised than other websites. They can even be browsed for free when subscribing to promotional data packages offered by mobile communication line providers. Hear why is that so:

Venture beat posted on talk with venture capitalist Josh Elman, a partner at Greylock Partners and a veteran of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Elman has built a reputation as a master of growth, and at Facebook he was head of platform, helping launch Facebook Connect.

It added: We talked about what defines a platform, and about the differences between Facebook’s and Twitter’s approaches to building and growing their platforms. Check the podcast by clicking the link below:

Reference: http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/05/vc-josh-elman-explains-why-twitter-facebook-do-platform-differently-podcast/

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Twilio is refreshing a 150-year-old technology as Innovation Builder

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
It is amaxing how innovators are so generous with inspiring users to be more innovative and Twilio is leading the pact on that. Platforms that are innovation builders are being explored to make it handy for future innovators who are interested enough to broaden their knowledge. Truly, the trend now is to give more before gaining more.

Venture Beat posted: Kicking off interviews with platform builders: the founders and inventors who are creating software platforms upon which others are able to build things. We’re calling this series “Innovation Engines.”
Our guest this week is Jeff Lawson, the founder and CEO of Twilio.
Twilio’s mission, as Lawson explains it, is to create developer tools that allow app makers to include communications features — phone, video calling, text messages — in their apps. “We’ve wrapped the whole planet in this [communications] technology, yet how we actually interact with that technology has changed very little,” Lawson told us. “The phone app on an iPhone is still basically just a 12-button dialer. … It’s a flat-screen representation of a 150-year-old network.”

It added: By providing tools for developers to integrate phone calls into their apps, Twilio is aiming to surpass that limitation. Instead of pushing you over to the phone dialer, an app might connect you with a customer service representative in real time, from within the app — without having to re-enter your customer number or confirm your name — and it’s Twilio’s tools that make that possible. These tools have attracted a large and enthusiastic following to Twilio. Over 700,000 developers now use the platform.
In our conversation, Lawson talks about how the telecommunications world and the software world are converging, and why devoting time and thought to its API and its documentation has been critical to Twilio’s success as a platform. Note: Twilio has reportedly recently raised a $100 million round of funding, valuing it at more than $1 billion. However, Lawson and Twilio did not confirm this funding during our conversation. 96 percent of marketers say that personalized marketing is way, way harder than they expected. Kleiner Perkins partner and Internet analyst Mary Meeker says that we’re actually underspending by $25 billion in mobile advertising — a huge opportunity for companies that can figure out how to do it right.
Apple recently refreshed its line of iPods — yes, you read that right — which prompted us to discuss what the future of the iPod might be and who, exactly, is still buying these things. Or, perhaps, we might see a 4-inch iPhone based on the current iPods. Click the link below for the podcast:

Reference: http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/22/how-twilio-is-building-a-software-platform-to-refresh-a-150-year-technology-podcast/

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Matt Mullenweg’s Making WordPress an Open Source Led to Profit





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
It’s really true that if you concentrate on helping people in your business, it will flourish in time and will stay for as long as needed. This is the strategy of the WordPress creator from the beginning. Open source and free of charge for those who would want to explore it – but when they want something more, they can but different themes that can be customized to their liking. Read more for this brilliant strategy.

Venture Beat posted: Matt Mullenweg, who created WordPress as an open-source blogging platform twelve years ago and turned it into a parallel, for-profit company called Automattic ten years ago. But WordPress is more than just a blogging tool; it’s an extensible platform and a massive open-source community. In this podcast, Mullenweg explains how he created the blog, nurtured the community, and how he balances the needs of an open-source project with those of a for-profit company. And that company, Automattic, is worth over a billion dollars, according to its most recent investors.

It adde: Mullenweg is a sincere, low-key, and remarkably effective CEO who does things very differently than most tech execs. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation with him. Listen to the podcast by clicking the link below:

Reference: http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/11/how-matt-mullenweg-built-wordpress-into-a-giant-platform-powering-14-of-the-web-podcast/

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Bringing Formula 1 to America can be CMO’s Problem

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Formula 1 is a big thing and therefore needs massive marketing campaign when bringing to the United States. Professional marketers knew that successful campaigns must be a combination of digital and traditional marketing strategies. They can’t miss on this one thus triggered the discussions on the topic.

Venture Beat posted: What to Think, is back — and this time, we’re trying something new. In the first of a series of interviews with chief marketing officers, we sat down with Michael Williams, the CMO for Grand Prix of America. We’re calling this miniseries “What to Think: The CMO’s Dilemma,” as it focuses on the challenges that CMOs face in integrating data-driven decision-making with the more traditional, artful approaches to marketing. This series is brought to you with the support of our sponsor, Viant, which has a corresponding series of sponsored posts here on VentureBeat, also titled “The CMO’s Dilemma.” Williams, a speaker at VentureBeat’s recent GrowthBeat Summit conference, is a dynamic marketing executive with a passion for sports.

It added: VB Insight analyst Stewart Rogers and I asked Williams how he’s helping Americans wake up to one of the world’s most popular racing sports. Among other topics, we discuss personalization and how brands can build connections with their most loyal customers. And please subscribe to What to Think in iTunes, and you’ll get every episode delivered to the device of your choice as soon as it’s released! Click the link below for the podcast:

Reference: http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/19/the-cmos-dilemma-bringing-formula-1-to-america-podcast/

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