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Alexa in your car? Google, Alexa, Siri enabled cars sound like fun, but I wonder how we will deal with protecting our online profiles from theft.

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39 million Americans reportedly own a voice-activated smart speaker - The Verge

As someone who has Google Home (and Alexa) devices in the office, living room, kitchen, and bedroom, I love having instant information accessible by voice. I say that while these are early days for the technology, it’s a promising future direction for computing. Fluidity and speed is a big value proposition.

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It might be time to rethink your take on mobile as a strategy for business growth.

“Apple revealed today that iPhone and iPad customers spent an astounding $300 million in the App Store on New Year’s day, shattering the previous record of $240 million.

In its blog post, Apple says that during the seven-day period that started on Christmas Eve, customers spent $890 million on purchases, apps and in-app purchases.”

2018 is already starting to look like a historic year for Apple after the company just broke the record for the most revenue pulled in by the App Store in
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Time for some digital house cleaning. I’m down from 6 external drives to just 1. Some of that is due to using Cloud storage and some is due to admitting that I’m a recovering digital hoarder. Having a disaster recovery plan is smart, but keeping everything “just in case” was a big problem for me. Getting rid of digital clutter removes noise from my brain, which I think helps me to be a more productive person.

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Google's data science work puts them light years ahead of Amazon in the home assistant space. Amazon offers infrastructure to start-ups and indie developers, but Google's API offerings and AI initiatives will dominate the smart device / smart home conversation for the next 5 to 10 years.

Only a computer program, newly invented, could have detected the exoplanet in Kepler's massive database.
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Google is betting on 'AI First'. Do you think we will be having full blown conversations with our devices in 5 years? I do.

The Google Assistant is available on both Google Home and Android phones. Actions on Google lets developers extend the Google Assistant to create your own co...
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I recently recorded a fun podcast interview with my good friend Steve P. Young about using empathy in business to achieve your goals. Please leave a comment on Steve’s blog if you enjoy the conversation.

Recently Steve Young and I talked about having empathy in business. We discussed how to handle difficult clients, and how understanding people can help you achi...eve your goals.

Give the interview a listen and then subscribe to Steve's podcast. New episodes come out daily and he has some amazing guests on his show.

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I catch up with my good friend Charles McKeever to talk about how he balances client work and having a full time job, how to get started running your own business, how he uses empathy when dealing with clients and so much more. Charles McKeever is Director of Publisher Relations at Corona Labs. Spon...
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Hackers are getting bold and they are hoping you won't notice. If you own a website, you NEED to ready this article before Hackers kick you out of the loop with Google.

Some hackers verify themselves as owners for the websites they compromise in the Google Search Console.
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I was jazzed to hear that Google Docs now offers Voice Typing right from the browser. I tried it out tonight and it works better than traditional speech-to-text software. Watch this demo for yourself.

Learn more: http://OpenSourceMarketer.com Under Tools -- Voice Typing is now an option to turn on a new speech to text feature of Google Docs. Here is a samp...
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Is Google slowly phasing out Google+ ?

The company is rebranding Google+ into two distinct products: Google Photos, for all of your pictures, and Google Streams, for your Facebook-esque updates.
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I'm pretty sure you know that Word of Mouth is the lifeblood of business. So what are you doing to manage your online reputation? I got the chance to talk with Brendan King, CEO of VendAsta and he gave me some great tips. Here's a recording of our conversation. A full transcript is also on the blog, http://opensourcemarketer.com/…/white-label-reputation-man…/

Learn more: http://opensourcemarketer.com/12543/white-label-reputation-management-tools Your online reputation can make or break your business. Just like pro...
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It's good to see tech companies responding to the Shellshock Bash Vulnerability. Now is a good time to back up your important files. Downtime can be a costly part of doing business online.

On September 24, 2014, a GNU Bash vulnerability, referred to as Shellshock or the 'Bash Bug', was disclosed. In short, the vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code given certain conditions, by passing strings of code following e
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Are you targeting an audience outside your native tongue? App developer are starting to.

According to Forbes, "Based on One Hour Translation’s in-the-wild stats, languages most in demand for app translation right now are: Spanish (60%), German (45%), French (40%), Portuguese (30%), Italian (25%), Dutch (22%), Korean (20%), Japanese (15%), Chinese (12%)."

Watch my interview with on Global Content Marketing with Heidi Lorenzen, Chief Marketing Officer for Cloudwords for more insight into translating for different regions, http://youtu.be/wSL6S6NRQj8

One of the great things about the international app market is that through platforms like Apple’s App Store and Google Play, app developers and mobile entrepreneurs can access huge numbers of users in vast geographic regions. One massive barrier, though, is language. If you’re looking to develop a m…
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