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How the HTC Exodus Blockchain Phone Plans to Secure Your Cryptocurrency

  • “A few years down the road, we see a world where people own their own identities and data, where everyone understands the concept and economics of digital property,” says Chen, HTC's decentralized chief officer.
  • In fact, even the mere act of connecting to the internet goes too far for protective cryptocurrency investors, who prefer to keep their assets in so-called cold storage wallets, which remain entirely offline.
  • And while Chen wouldn’t argue that the Exodus is more secure than cold storage, he does stress that it offers much better usability.
  • The HTC Exodus will also offer a novel way to recover your keys, which are often a series of words that need to be entered in the event that you lose access to your wallet.
  • Plenty of questions remain about the HTC Exodus, especially regarding the company's long-term vision of revolutionizing how people relate not just to their cryptocurrencies, but their data and identity.

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'An apocalyptical onslaught to their models and profit margins': Why media agencies are on their death bed

  • And while many media buying agencies at that time vowed to clean up their practices — their future is more grim than ever, according to a report released by the market research firm Forrester earlier this week.
  • For instance, marketers have called into question agencies' ability to gauge whether ad spending actualy works, while focusing on what they see as wasteful media plans, irregular ad rates and unclear discounts.
  • With programmatic advertising becoming widespread, anybody from agencies and marketers to programmatic consultancies can now automate the media-buying process.
  • In a programmatic environment, media agencies no longer retain any buying power (clout and negotiating — staples of TV buying — don't really matter much), and the wide availability of demand-side platform technology commoditizes their offerings, forcing them to look for other areas to bring value.

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Sports social media is increasingly dominated by women

  • “I’ve been struck by the amount of time and labor this entails — [people are] expected to be available around the clock,” says Duffy, who also wrote the book (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work.
  • One woman who runs social media for an MLB team, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says that, during the 162-game baseball season, she’s working about 20 hours of overtime each week (though, as an hourly employee, she does get compensated for it).
  • “While many careers are so much about individualistic accomplishments,” she says, “social media is such a great place to learn from others, get encouragement and grow as a unit.” It’s allowed some of the people in the field to use it as more than just a backdoor into the sports industry, but as a way to forge a career in social itself.

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An Amazon executive reveals the strategic reason why the company is wooing small businesses with a dedicated shopping page

  • Amazon's new Storefronts page is open for business, and it gives customers a chance to shop from more local businesses.
  • Amazon created the new page because customers were looking for a way to more easily shop products from businesses native to their own country, according to Nicholas Denissen, a vice president at Amazon and head of Amazon Marketplace Business.
  • The new page could be a way to rectify that, and for customers to support these American small businesses, should they desire.
  • Denissen said the new page has nothing to do with correcting or repairing Amazon's reputation among either buyers or sellers, as some experts have described Storefronts as "PR outreach" in an interview with Digiday.
  • To select the 20,000 vendors and one million products featured on the Storefront section, Denissen said that Amazon chose top sellers and merchandise, both with good reviews on the platform.

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The Scottish Wildcat Is Disappearing. Can It Be Saved?

  • To save the Highlands tiger, as its sometimes called, several organizations have started large-scale programs to neuter and vaccinate domestic cats in areas where the wildcats roam, to prevent hybridization and the spread of disease.
  • In those regions, team members have started programs to educate cat owners about the importance of neutering and spaying their cats, and field workers trap, vaccinate, neuter, and re-release domestic and hybrid cats, says Roo Campbell, a biologist and project manager with Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Scottish Wildcat Action is currently working with land managers in the five priority areas to address these concerns, for example handing out wildcat identification cards to gamekeepers and encouraging the use of trail cameras to look for wildcats before any killing takes place, Campbell says.

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Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics and stumps physicists

  • But the latest version, which involves multiple players, is unusual: it shows that if the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics is correct, then different experimenters can reach opposite conclusions about what the physicist in the box has measured.
  • The Copenhagen interpretation left open the question of why different rules should apply to the quantum world of the atom and the classical world of laboratory measurements (and of everyday experience).
  • In 1967, the Hungarian physicist Eugene Wigner proposed a version of the paradox in which he replaced the cat and the poison with a physicist friend who lived inside a box with a measuring device that could return one of two results, such as a coin showing heads or tails.
  • But if quantum mechanics applies to the physicist, then she should be in an uncertain state that combines both outcomes until Wigner opens the box.

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Facebook is letting job advertisers target only men

  • The company has previously said that giving advertisers the ability to target employment ads by sex and age does not facilitate discrimination.
  • ProPublica found an ad by Johnsonville Sausage, for example, targeting men ages 18 to 60 who are interested in hunting, but the company says it is only one ad in a greater recruiting campaign for men and women.
  • Ryan Tarkowski, communications director for the Pennsylvania State Police, says their Facebook ad targeting men was part of a larger recruitment campaign that also targeted women and other groups.
  • Johnsonville says it only uses Facebook recruiting to hire for positions that have been hard to fill, and it runs comprehensive ad campaigns that target both men and women.
  • Ryan Tarkowski, communications director for the Pennsylvania State Police, says their Facebook ad targeting men was also part of a larger recruitment campaign that included women and other groups with other ads.

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Glass, silence and no offices -- What the super rich want on a superyacht

  • For Winch Design, creating an award winning superyacht entails much more than just a beautiful aesthetic; It should be bespoke, a nod to the owner's lifestyle and individuality.
  • The company works with studios like Winch Design to construct the ultimate pleasure boat for clients.
  • Dixon from Winch Design says those choosing to go ahead with a massive project like a custom superyacht are bold.
  • Increasingly Winch Design says it's now getting requests not to build any offices onboard anymore.
  • Along with office-free yachts, both Winch Design and Heesen Yachts say they're also noticing clients are asking for more and more glass to be installed onboard.
  • However, given the amount of time it can take to sign off designs, begin building and completely finish a yacht, a lot can happen over several years and clients minds -- and tastes -- can change.

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For JavaScript Developers, More Choices Mean Hard Choices

  • The less-current developer wants to fetch some data from a server and display it on a web page, and grows increasingly frustrated as his colleague suggests using new-fangled tools with names like Grunt, Gulp, and Broccoli.
  • But today developers are increasingly asked to build desktop-style software that runs on the browser—programs like Koan, the project management app Trello, or the workplace chat app Slack.
  • That’s not to say Begin doesn’t ever use these tools, but Leroux says the possibility that a new version of a library will break old code can create more work in the long run for developers, even if it helps build a product more quickly.
  • Previte, for example, was able to land a job working with React even though his initial experience was with Vue. Even when hiring managers aren’t as strict as Aguinaga, developers can’t expect to rely on the same set of skills forever.

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Facebook Is Letting Job Advertisers Target Only Men

  • The company has previously said that giving advertisers the ability to target employment ads by sex and age does not facilitate discrimination.
  • ProPublica found an ad by Johnsonville Sausage, for example, targeting men ages 18 to 60 who are interested in hunting, but the company says it is only one ad in a greater recruiting campaign for men and women.
  • Ryan Tarkowski, communications director for the Pennsylvania State Police, says their Facebook ad targeting men was part of a larger recruitment campaign that also targeted women and other groups.
  • Johnsonville says it only uses Facebook recruiting to hire for positions that have been hard to fill, and runs comprehensive ad campaigns that target both men and women.
  • Ryan Tarkowski, communications director for the Pennsylvania State Police, says their Facebook ad targeting men was also part of a larger recruitment campaign that included women and other groups with other ads.

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