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3 Technologies That Will Put Your New Year On The Right Track

If you’ve been following any of the latest business and technology headlines, you’ve no doubt heard how 2017 will be the year that ground-breaking technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence will create new paradigms in our healthcare systems, schools, universities, and enterprises. Even small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) stand to gain immeasurable benefits from these technological advancements, helping managers to understand, manage and measure businesses operations and customer interactions in ways that were never possible before. We’ll have the opportunity to become more efficient, innovate faster and ultimately, make better decisions as long as we have the network foundation required to sustain this innovation. Here’s a look at three types of technology that can help you establish the groundwork required to get ahead in 2017.

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How to Block Political Posts on Facebook & Survive 2017

Learn how to survive the 2017 political chatter by filtering your Facebook news feed to block annoying political posts. While you’re at it, you can also filter out terms like AR-15, gun control, executive order, Muslim ban and others without unfriending everyone. In less than two minutes, you can block political posts on Facebook. The major versions only work on the Facebook website on your computer (based on the browser you use), but we’ll share a trick to get rid of the worst political Facebook posts on your iPhone or Android as well. You can edit the list of political posts you want to filter from Facebook according to your personal preferences. Use a list to remove all political Facebook posts, or simply filter out those that you don’t agree with or that irritate you to see. How to Block Facebook Political Posts

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Scammers love online dating apps

Just in time to cast a pall on Valentine’s Day, iovation — the Portland-based data authentication and fraud protection startup — reports that online dating transactions through website and mobile apps are one of the biggest areas for scams. And the largest portion of online dating scams, 18 percent, occur in the United States. Based on its analysis of fraud indicators in billions of online transactions across different industries, iovation found that 1.3 percent of all transactions on online dating sites were fraudulent, slightly down from the 1.5 percent flagged last year. By comparison, the rate of fraud across all industries, with the exception of gaming and retail, was lower than in online dating, at just 1.1 percent fraudulent activity for the year. While a few tenths of a percentage might not seem like a lot, if you imagine the 3 billion devices […]

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“Brighten” Someone’s Day In Seconds with this Anti-Bullying App

Austin Kevitch was in high school when he first came up with the idea for an app that would allow users to send compliments to each other anonymously. But it wasn’t until tragedy struck years later that he decided to turn that idea into reality. Kevitch was studying abroad in South Africa when his friend, Oliver Pacchiana, died in a rock climbing accident. Soon after, positive and loving messages flooded Pacchiana’s Facebook wall. The tributes moved Kevitch deeply, and he imagined how much they would have meant to his friend if he’d received them while he was alive. “Just hearing one of those comments could change your life,” said Kevitch, now 25 and the CEO of the app Brighten. “I learned a lot about him just from what people were sharing. It was a wake-up call that the world needs something like [Brighten].” […]

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