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Amazon has received licenses in at least a dozen states to function as a pharmaceutical wholesaler, according to a new report, fueling rumors that the company is looking to sell medication online.Recent reports claim that Amazon has been considering entering the online pharmaceutical sales business for years, using that time to consider all the particulars about whether it wants to make this leap.Sources claim the company will make its final decision about the business move next month.Online pharmaceutical sales aren’t new, but they’re not wildly popular, either.Amazon may change that, depending on what it could offer that is more convenient than stopping by a local pharmacy.Whether it will actually get in on this business is anyone’s guess, though; Amazon hasn’t stated either way whether it is considering this move.
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WhatsApp has finally rolled out the one feature we’ve all been waiting for: The ability to unsend messages.We’ve all been there, you quickly open WhatsApp, tap a quick reply and then suddenly you realise there’s a 50 tonne brick of lead in your stomach and it’s heading very quickly southwards.You’ve sent the message to the wrong person.Well those dark days are finally over, and the feature you can thank for that is called ‘Delete for Everyone’ and it’s currently rolling out on iPhones, Android smartphones and Windows Phone.Now for it to work, everyone in the conversation will need to have the latest version of WhatsApp on their phone.A word of warning: It looks as though WhatsApp is taking its sweet time to dish out the required update so if you haven’t got it yet don’t panic.
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Automation could cause unemployment in UK job market
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Shares of the three companies kept rising Friday, with their combined $147 billion market-value gain topping the value of more than 90% of the other companies in the S 500, including nearly every other company selling cloud-based software services.The latest gains raise the bar for future performance.But investors are confident growth can continue because cloud services still make up a rather small portion of corporate technology spending, which leaves a lot up for grabs.That’s encouraging for Microsoft and Google, which are racing to catch up to leader Amazon.But Amazon still has a large lead: AWS revenue jumped 42% year over year in the third quarter to nearly $4.6 billion.Microsoft’s comparable Azure service generated a 90% revenue gain.
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In ideal conditions, that price point already pushes the limits of what’s possible, particularly outside of the golden window of Black Friday sales and stellar combo/bundle deals on PC components.But we remain in the middle of inflated prices for RAM and certain GPUs, as well as a dearth of 4K UHD drives.Moreover, we’re going to build an Xbox One X PC live on November 1st.Build 1: A basic 4K/30-fps gaming PCTo start, we’ll walk through a baseline build, which makes a few sacrifices but should still perform at 4K/30 fps.G.Skill AEGIS 8GB DDR3/1600 (1x8GB)
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Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.SEO Ranking Factors in 2017: What’s Important and What’s NotOct 26, 2017 by Jessica ThompsonWhat are the most crucial search engine ranking factors these days?5 ways to sell more this holiday season with Google’s updates to shopping adsOct 26, 2017 by Frederick Vallaeys
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A third of all IT managers believe that their companies are at risk thanks to an inability to identify all mobile devices containing sensitive data.Research from MOBI found that managers didn’t trust their organization’s ability to identify all mobile devices that contain sensitive business data, while 25% of them aren’t confident employees understand how to proceed when a device is lost or stolen.Despite these security concerns, many companies are planning on overhauling communications – nearly 25% of firms are looking to dump their desk phones, with 15% of companies planning to do so in the next 12 months.Surprisingly, the desktop diehards tended to be technology companies – these were the ones with greatest reluctance to do away with their landlines.Rolling out a corporate mobile strategy isn’t easy, however.The survey found that a ‘one size fits all’ approach isn’t the best one, and most companies are wary of mandating a single device or program.
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Sedan tidigare har parterna tecknat ett intentionsavtal som nu har konkretiserats.”Ett viktigt steg för Nevs.I dag har samarbetet inneburit pengar på kontot, vi kommer säkerställa en bra Nevsbil”, säger Stefan Tilk, vd för Nevs, enligt P4 Väst.Samförståndsavtalet omfattar 500 miljoner dollar, motsvarande drygt 4 miljarder kronot, enligt Tilk.Enligt Stefan Tilk ska Didi totalt köpa in en miljon bilar och en stor del av Nevs produktion kommer att gå till det kinesiska bolaget.Det gäller bland annat Nevs modell 9—3.
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Last week it was revealed that The Pirate Bay's infamous Swedish domain would die.The expiring domain had reportedly been locked by the Swedish supreme court meaning the site couldn't update or renew it for future use.Maybe that news was premature, because as of today the once-deactivated domain was back in business.TorrentFreak did some investigating and found that the domain was reactivated yesterday, with its registration updated until next October.So the domain will be active for a little while longer, doing what it does best and redirecting visitors to The Pirate bay's current home (a .org domain).TorrentFreak has been speculating about the development, and why it came back after being locked and allowed to expire.
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Startupbolaget Most vill stoppa matsvinnet med en ny sensorslösning.Nu tar bolaget in nya miljoner av skaparna bakom succéspelet Candy Crush.Det beror oftast på fel temperatur, luftfuktighet eller att lasten skakar för mycket.Vem som är ansvarig för problemet och därefter ska stå för ersättningen blir dessutom en svår nöt att knäcka eftersom ingen kan bevisa var under transportkedjan felet inträffat.Det problemet vill startupbolaget Most lösa med en sensor som i realtid mäter att allt står rätt till med lasten.Nu tar bolaget in 13 mkr från bland annat King- grundarna Lars Markgren, Sebastian Knutsson, Patrik Stymne och Thomas Hartwig, som investerade i företaget redan 2015.
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When it comes to creating scaleable apps, many developers choose Amazon Web Services (AWS) as their go-to cloud computing platform.So, it goes without saying that knowing the ins and outs of this platform is a great way increase your hiring potential on today's job market.And with the AWS Solution Architect Certification Training Bundle, you can get started for over 90 percent off.Across 22 hours of training, you'll get an overview of AWS architectural principles and services, and you'll take your understanding further by diving into designing, planning and scaling complete AWS Cloud implementation.You'll discover how to navigate the AWS Management Console and gain concrete expertise in using services like EC2, S3, RDS, and EBS, further developing your skills.Now, you can pick up the AWS Solution Architect Certification Training Bundle on sale for $49, saving more than 90 percent off the normal $649 retail price.
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Foundational blockchain, envisioned as a decentralized online marketplace network, announces advisory board for the new technologyCyberMiles, a new blockchain network designed and optimized for commercial applications, has concluded the private stage investment opportunity leading up to its initial coin offering, slated to begin Nov. 21.Empowering the decentralization of the online marketplace, CyberMiles is raising millions to fund the development of its groundbreaking technology.The diverse slate of advisors and contributors includes experienced men and women of different races and backgrounds, along with notables such as Amanda Bush of St. Augustine Capital Partners.“We’re excited to welcome an exceptional board of advisors to help guide CyberMiles to fruition,” Dr. Lucas Lu, CyberMiles’ initiator and the founder/C.E.O.“As a public blockchain network that is breaking ground with ‘smart business contract’ modules, CyberMiles can benefit greatly from our advisors’ expertise as well as the funding needed to power this initiative forward.”
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Precis som tidigare rykten gjort gällande lanseras Apple Pay i Sverige under tisdagen.Nordea-kunder blir bland de första att använda sig av den kontaktlösa betalmetoden i kompatibla betalterminaler i butiker, i appar eller i webbutiker.Även kunder med ett Mastercard från ST1 kan använda tjänsten från och med idag.Nordea-kunder behöver tillgång till mobilbanken eller den nya appen Nordea Wallet för att komma igång med Apple Pay.Visa- och Mastercard-innehavare kan från och med tisdagen använda Apple Pay på de platser där kortföretagens kontaktlösa betalningar används.Mastercard listar exempelvis dessa i appen Mastercard Nearby och på sin hemsida.
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Plus: A new stealthier Monero crafter emergesAnother Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better.Reg reader Alessandro Polidori, a Node.js software engineer, spotted the use of Coin Hive's Monero-crafting code in the “Short URL (goo.gl)” extension for Chrome.Cryptonight is typically embedded on webpages to mine coins for whoever put the code there – either a site administrator or someone who has hacked the server to inject the code.It silently runs in browsers visiting the pages, sending any mined cyber-cash back to its masters.It's estimated there 113,000 Cryptonight miners active right now, gradually generating XMR coins, each worth about $90, using strangers' electricity and computer hardware
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The invite frontloaded one accessory above them all: the Nyko Portable Docking Kit.Ever since I first played with a Switch, I've been wanting a reasonably priced, hyper-portable dock to toss into my laptop bag, to better enable an impromptu "let's hook Mario Kart up to a TV" party.The answer finally arrived in my mailbox this week, following a quiet rollout to retailers in the States.The result is modest and gets the job done, though its specific issues may very well be dealbreakers for people who want it all in a truly portable Switch dock.The $50 Portable Docking Kit measures 4.5"x3.75"x0.69"—in Switch terms, it's basically the size of three Joy-Con controllers side-by-side.Nyko's dock is remarkably smaller than Nintendo's official dock, and that's the primary selling point.
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Google's push to make the web more secure by flagging sites using insecure HTTP connections appears to be working.The company announced today that 64 percent of Chrome traffic on Android is now protected, up 42 percent from a year ago.In addition, over 75 percent of Chrome traffic on both ChromeOS and Mac is now protected, up from 60 percent on Mac and 67 percent on ChromeOS a year ago.Windows traffic is up to 66 percent from 51 percent.Google also notes that 71 of the top 100 websites now use HTTPS by default, up from 37 percent a year ago.In the U.S., HTTPS usage in Chrome is up from 59 percent to 73 percent.
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IKEA acquired TaskRabbit last month for an undisclosed price.TaskRabbit's platform lets you hire people to do odd jobs, from cleaning to assembling furniture."We need to offer services" to "become more relevant," IKEA UK CEO says.LONDON — IKEA's acquisition of gig economy company TaskRabbit is part of the 74-year old furniture company's efforts to modernise the company, according to IKEA's UK CEO.IKEA surprised the market last month by buying US startup TaskRabbit, a platform that lets people hire temporary workers to do odd jobs ranging from cleaning homes to running errands — and even assembling furniture.Anyone can join the platform to do casual work and earn a bit of money.
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Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features, and announced new policies, including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse.By January, Twitter plans to have implemented all the abuse changes outlined in the internal email published by Wired earlier this week, as well as the new ones shared today.The company even apologized for frequently promising improvements but then failing to take action, writing, “Far too often in the past we’ve said we’d do better and promised transparency but have fallen short in our efforts.”Here’s a breakdown of what’s new, beyond the enhancements to existing safety features:Hateful Display Names – The ban on hateful display names could deter or punish people for “nameflaming” other users, wherein when a quote is tweeted by a critic, someone changes their display name to insult the critic, thereby having that insult show up to all the critic’s followers who see the quote tweet.Witness Reporting – Twitter will use how you’re related to the victim and abuser when you to more strictly enforce rules against harassment.
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The Google Pixel 2 XL is garnering great reviews, except for one big issue: its screen.The phone's OLED screen suffers from muted colors and a blue shift, but Google is considering a fix.According to a statement sent to 9to5Google, the company acknowledged the rampant complaints, stating that it will "continue to pay close attention to people's responses to Pixel.In the meantime, Google's leaning towards a solution that will add "more display color options through software if that makes the product better."We've reached out to Google for comment but have yet to hear back.
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Editor’s Note: In Tough Love Tuesday, we’re connecting side-hustling entrepreneurs with support, resources and advice from amazing experts.Sign up for our email newsletter to be notified about our Tuesday Facebook Lives and check back to our side hustle topic page for more helpful tips.Jennifer was our guest for Tough Love Tuesday and discussed what makes a great brand and the four-part process in creating your stellar brand.Whatever it is, the way you choose your words when you post on the ‘gram or when you’re running a Facebook ad can tell a visitor what kind of person you are and if you’re right/wrong for them.This is especially important as the majority of businesses are found online, and one of the ways people can “see” you is through your word choice and a great photo or two.According to Wikipedia, brand language is “is the body of words, phrases, and terms that an organization uses to describe its purpose or in reference to its products.” For example, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line uses a completely different brand language than its competitiors like Kylie Cosmetics, Estee Lauder, and MAC.
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