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Day: March 22, 2018

  • Pandora is acquiring San Mateo, Calif.-based digital audio ad tech startup Adswizz for $145 million in cash and stock, the company announced Wednesday. After the acquisition, Adswizz will continue to operate independently, but also power Pandora’s digital audio ad sales. Variety Pandora main issue has always been making revenue on mobile this is a great way for them to get on the right track since they are partnered with SiriusXM I wonder if Sirius will be changing there revenue model.
  • “When Microsoft bought Wunderlist, the company announced that the app would eventually be shut down and that To-Do would take its place. But, as time passed, Microsoft said that Wunderlist would live-on a bit longer but that the plan was to still transition over to To-Do when the app was ready.” “The project as it stands right now is in some sort of migration-hell that has essentially destroyed the fan-base for Wunderlist thanks to missed deadlines and with To-Do being half-baked; Microsoft has royally botched this acquisition and transition between platforms.” Thurrott Microsoft really butchered the hell out this great app. I like Microsoft To-Do but they should just left Wunderlist alone was a great profitable app 🙁
  • Chrome 66: no more autoplaying videos if they have sound. “Autoplay is now allowed only when either the media won’t play sound, after the user clicks or taps on the site, or (on desktop) if the user has previously shown an interest in media on the site” Twitter I am so glad they are doing away with Autoplay its a security issue on windows with DVDs and I was waiting for it to be exploited on chrome anytime something auto starts its issue. Good security practices by Google.
  • Today is a big day for Windows Server! On behalf of the entire Windows Server team, I am delighted to announce Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through our Insiders program. What’s new in Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2019 is built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2016 – which continues to see great momentum in customer adoption. Windows Server 2016 is the fastest adopted version of Windows Server, ever! We’ve been busy since its launch at Ignite 2016 drawing insights from your feedback and product telemetry to make this release even better. We also spent a lot of time with customers to understand the future challenges and where the industry is going. Four themes were consistent – Hybrid, Security, Application Platform, and Hyper-converged infrastructure. We bring numerous innovations on these four themes in Windows Server 2019. Microsoft It’s still only available in the insider program but it will be released to the public soon enough.
  • Only a few decades ago, we were living in a time of corded phones and MS Dos technology. Now, tech savvy teens are making more money than adults working at an executive level. According to a study from MTV Insights, one of the reasons why teens are believed to be more tech-savvy than members of the older generation is their pragmatic approach to everything in life, technology included. How do they do it? They do not take anything at face value and will question every new technology before fully embracing it. Consider these lessons taken from successful young entrepreneurs. Marketing for the Digital Age Teenagers are remarkable at sharing information and remaining in constant contact with the rest of the world. It is this knowledge that makes them such effective marketers. Social media has become the easiest way to reach thousands of consumers simultaneously, and teens are veritable experts at using things like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to grow a following and push their marketing products like smart bots. You should never miss an opportunity to catch a product in action, or to share a part of their life that might make them more relatable to their target audience. This brings up the question of currency in the future, and cryptocurrency seems to be the gold standard. Even teens are getting in on the cryptocurrency game. Only a few short years ago, magazines reported on Eric Finman, a 15-year old who turned his grandma’s Easter gift into a $99,000 profit when he invested it with Bitcoin. From here, he continued to invest in his startup e-learning business and quickly reached the top tier for business tech. Teens have a clearer vision of what cryptocurrency will become, and their spending habits can indicate upcoming trends. This is due to an era of online spending that’s still...