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Learning from the past and molding the future of technology: a conversation with John Sculley

The world of technology has given us so much in the way of improving quality of life. From practical application in the world of medicine to creating virtual playgrounds for recreation, we see innovation moving so quickly that it can be hard to keep up sometimes. In looking to our future, we look to our past, which – relative to the age of our planet – is not that long at all. We can learn a lot from those that came before us and are still with us now, sharing their experience and continuing to make the world a better…This story continues at The Next Web

by D. S. Bradford
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Snap just bought a drone company

With the acquisition of a drone company, Snap Inc may be entering a new hardware market. The new acquisition is Crtl Me Robotics, a small drone retailer based in Venice, California. According to Buzzfeed, Snap paid less than $1 million for the ailing company. Ctrl Me’s founder Simon Saito Nielsen will join Snap in an unspecified role, along with the company’s assets and equipment. Snap has rebranded itself as a camera company ever since the release of its Spectacles last year. Ctrl Me didn’t manufacture drones, according to Variety, but instead fitted other drones to carry cameras, meaning a Snap-branded camera drone might be in the works.…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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Chipotle reports hackers stole credit card info using malware

If you’ve eaten at a Chipotle in the last few months, your credit card info could have been stolen. The restaurant chain posted a warning on its site today, telling customers to be on the lookout for credit card fraud. Chipotle says the hackers used malware designed to access data on point-of-sale devices between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017: The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the POS device. Chipotle…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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Marketing automation is still in high demand, and it’s not going to change

Marketing automation. marketing automation. Have you heard that recently? Imagine, for a moment, that you’re the CMO of a major Fortune 500 company. Every day, you’re running campaigns across a variety of channels. This includes both traditional and new media outlets. These campaigns straddle time zones, languages, and internal resources. Managing all this activity and forming a coherent marketing funnel becomes a headache. In the startup world, marketing and communications run through a hectic ‘one man show’. This makes the situation more pressing. Marketing automation steps into the fray by providing insightful workflows and actions. It allows for marketing operations to scale and run according to…This story continues at The Next Web

by Yoav Vilner
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Huawei’s prettier Watch 2 Classic is now on sale for $370

The Huawei Watch was one of the most attractive Android Wear watches last generation, so when Huawei unveiled the Watch 2, some users were disappointed Huawei had opted to transition into a more sporty aesthetic. Fret no more: The Huawei Watch 2 Classic – in fancy metal and leather – is now available in the US. While the regular Watch 2 launched in April and introduced features like a bigger battery, ambient light sensor, faster processor, improved display, and much better heart rate sensor, its build was decidedly plastic-and-rubbery. The Classic instead opts for a metal body and a combination leather and…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Napier Lopez
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With Uber and Lyft coming back, RideAustin might be in trouble

When The Next Web writers were in Austin for South By Southwest, we were pretty impressed with RideAustin. And now the municipal ridesharing app we called “the future of ride sharing” might be in trouble. Ridesharing apps Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin next week after a spat over background checks sent them packing last year. With them back, there might not be room for a homegrown app like RideAustin in the city anymore. Ride Austin said in a statement that it would continue operations, and it’s optimistic: With the Silicon Valley giants returning, the rideshare landscape will certainly…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Rachel Kaser
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The Biggest Mistake Online Coaches Make When Launching Their Business

In the past decade, the popularity of online coaching has skyrocketed. It makes sense: the Internet allows anyone, in any industry, to connect with customers around the world. So where before you were limited to people within your physical space (imagine driving to meet with each client), now you can send a Google Cal invite and a Skype number and have a session with your laptop and a cup of coffee. But just like anything else that booms in popularity, online coaching has also become a tad saturated. It’s a marketplace that has quickly turned turned noisy with free eBooks,…This story continues at The Next Web

by George Beall
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‘War Machine’ Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix’s Blockbuster Future

Brad Pitt’s combat satire is the streaming service’s riskiest original film yet. But where does the company grow from here? The post War Machine Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix’s Blockbuster Future appeared first on WIRED. by Brian Raftery
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