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How to message someone on YouTube through the site’s ‘business inquiry’ feature

22/08/2019 (Thu) Digital Marketing

YouTube may have taken away the private messaging feature in 2018, but you can still enable messaging, of sorts, by setting up business inquiry emails on your channel (or taking advantage of those on someone else’s channel.)

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If you need a mental break from work, don’t check your phone, indicates new study

22/08/2019 (Thu) General

If you want to take a break and recharge from mentally challenging work, then it’s best not to look at your phone, according to a new study in the United States.

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How to block videos and channels on YouTube that you don’t want yourself or your children to see

21/08/2019 (Wed) Digital Marketing

YouTube can be an excellent place for educational content, as well as entertainment. But when you have a child, there are definite boundaries you’ll want to set to ensure that your kid isn’t viewing content they aren’t meant to see.

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Ransomware mutations double in 2019

21/08/2019 (Wed) General

During the second quarter of this year, researchers at Kaspersky detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications including ones belonging to eight new malware families which is a dangerous sign that criminal activity is intensifying online.

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YouTube Plans to End Targeted Ads on Videos Aimed at Kids

21/08/2019 (Wed) Digital Marketing

(Aug 21): To satisfy regulators, YouTube officials are finalizing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch, according to three people familiar with the discussion. The move could immediately dent ad sales for the video giant — though not nearly as much as other proposals on the table.

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Fake Android apps downloaded millions of times

20/08/2019 (Tue) Digital Marketing

Android users have downloaded fake apps which slow down their devices and drain their batteries millions of times according to research from Trend Micro. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm found 85 different photography and gaming apps that were filled with adware on the Google Play store. These fraudulent apps have been downloaded more than eight million times to user's smartphones and tablets.

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Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

20/08/2019 (Tue) Digital Marketing

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first applied in 2017 to two Russian entities.

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How US videogame companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

19/08/2019 (Mon) General

Last October, software developers at Riot Games in Santa Monica fielded an unusual request. Like other videogame makers, Riot’s success depends on its ability to make games that are compulsively playable, like its global hit League Of Legends. But Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns Riot, needed a way to force some of its most enthusiastic customers to play less.

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Urgent! Update Your Windows Devices Now To Avoid Spreadable Malware

19/08/2019 (Mon) General

Windows’ range of operating systems are the most widely used OS for laptops and PCs, with millions of users relying on Windows’ platforms for work and play. It seems that there are some vulnerabilities that have been uncovered, and Microsoft is asking all users to update their Windows 10 as soon as possible.

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‘Tech capitalism at its finest’: JPMorgan picks AI over humans to write ads

19/08/2019 (Mon) Digital Marketing

JPMorgan Chase, the largest US bank, says New York-based Persado’s “artificial intelligence message machine” wrote ads that generated two to five times the response it got from traditional human copywriters.

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'Smart' clothing can boost wearable tech: Singapore researchers

16/08/2019 (Fri) General

SINGAPORE: Researchers in Singapore have invented 'smart' clothing they say can boost signals and save battery life on wireless devices such as headphones and smart watches.

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What’s the right approach to online marketing for your business?

16/08/2019 (Fri) Digital Marketing

Don’t fall into the trap of the latest marketing hack. Here’s a look at a few reliable marketing approaches that get consistent results.

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How to put music on your Instagram Story and customize it

15/08/2019 (Thu) Digital Marketing

Most Instagram users also take advantage of the Instagram Stories feature, which allows you to post 15-second snippets of video or photos and add in fun things like gifs, emojis, and even music.

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Spectacles were a flop. So Snap is going to charge more this time around

15/08/2019 (Thu) Digital Marketing

Snap Inc’s newest camera-glasses are making headlines for their US$380 (RM1,591) price tag and chic design.

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Fingerprint verification rolling out to a number of Google websites on Android

13/08/2019 (Tue) General

Practically everything we do online these days requires a password and, to ensure the security of our digital lives, we're all advised to use a different password for each service. But unless you use a password manager (something we'd strongly recommend) or have a superb memory, remembering those passwords can get a tad difficult.

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