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Google Play will now let you try select Android apps before installing them

Google announced a bunch of updates big and small to its Play store today, but the most exciting of them all is the arrival of Instant Apps, which you can stream to your device and try out without having to install them first. We first heard about Instant Apps at Google’s IO developer event back in May 2016; the company began rolling out support for these programs this January, but few such apps have been spotted in the wild. Now, Google says you’ll be able to trial supported apps from the Play store by tapping the Try it Now button…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/10/20/google-play-will-now-let-you-try-select-android-apps-before-installing-them/
 

15​ ​mistakes to avoid​ ​when managing a remote team

Thanks to advancements in technology, the demand for remote workers continues to grow. Some simply need to telecommute part of the week in order to better manage life and work needs. Others work from anywhere in the world, offering unique skill sets that companies can leverage. Firms who need specific programming languages or graphic design skills, for instance, can hire someone, regardless of region, making it easier to get top-tier talent. But managing fully remote teams requires a slightly different skill set. You can’t wander by a desk to touch base and get a feel for how your employees are…This story continues at The Next Web

by Scott Gerber
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https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/10/20/15%e2%80%8b-%e2%80%8bmistakes-avoid%e2%80%8b-%e2%80%8bwhen-managing-remote-team/
 

What all successful millennial entrepreneurs have in common

With movies, such as Jobs and The Social Network presenting millennial entrepreneurs as brilliant and youthful gladiators, it is important to stay focused on the underlying trends with successful young entrepreneurs. After inspecting the current landscape, there are a number of traits, besides sheer genius or age, that are accurate predictors of success. Despite having a less typical entrepreneurship story, David Kurzmann, the co-founder and CEO of Women’s Best, has built a brand reach of 150 million people and 8-figures in annual revenue. His business helps women lead healthy and positive lifestyles. As a non-traditional entrepreneur, his work and personality…This story continues at The Next Web

by George Beall
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https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/10/20/what-all-successful-millennial-entrepreneurs-have-in-common/
 

Facebook is bringing paywalls to Instant Articles in your mobile feed

Given that more people than ever before are getting their news from social media, it makes sense that Facebook wants to help publishers by introducing subscriptions for content on its platform. And it’s starting on mobile. The company announced today that it’s rolling out paywalls for Instant Articles on Android over the next few weeks for a number of publications as part of a pilot program: Bild The Boston Globe The Economist Hearst (The Houston Chronicle and The San Francisco Chronicle) La Repubblica Le Parisien Spiegel The Telegraph, tronc (The Baltimore Sun, The Los Angeles Times, and The San Diego Union-Tribune)…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2017/10/20/facebook-is-bringing-paywalls-to-instant-articles-on-mobile/
 

This free Android app fixes the worst thing about Xiaomi’s notification panel

As far as Android skins go, Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 is a commendable effort, with plenty of options for customization and theming. But I’ve had it with its notification shade, which doesn’t allow you to expand certain apps’ alerts to act on them directly, like Gmail. That means you can’t archive or reply to messages without opening the app. I tackled tons of messages over the past month on a OnePlus 5 which allows this, but the Mi Mix 2 I’m testing is plagued by this infuriating issue. That’s where Material Notification Shade comes in. This free app is a flexible replacement…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/10/20/this-free-android-app-fixed-my-biggest-gripe-about-xiaomis-miui-8/
 

POP!_OS is a developer-focused minimalist Linux distro from System 76

There aren’t that many Linux hardware manufacturers around. Of the few that exist, System 76 is amongst the most well-known. It offers a slew of laptops and desktops, all shipping with the popular Ubuntu distro pre-installed, saving customers hours of wasted time dealing with driver hell. But it recently announced it’s changing gears and creating its own Linux distro, which will replace Ubuntu on its systems, called POP!_OS. Unlike other Linux distributions, which are increasingly geared towards mainstream users, POP!_OS unashamedly targets power users – like programmers, scientists, roboticists, and makers. System 76’s Sriram Ramkrishna explained that the goal of…This story continues at The Next Web

by Matthew Hughes
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https://thenextweb.com/dd/2017/10/20/popos-developer-focused-linux-distro-system-76/
 

Companies are collecting a mountain of data. What should they do with it?

It’s called the information age for a reason. From our tweets and status updates to our Yelp reviews and Amazon product ratings, the internet-connected portion of the human race generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of computer data every single day. That’s 2.5 million one-terabyte hard drives filled every 24 hours. The takeaway is clear: in 2017, there’s more data than there’s ever been, and there’s only more on the way. So what are savvy companies doing to harness the data that their human users shed on a daily basis? They’re finding meaningful ways to release it for public experimentation. By opening…This story continues at The Next Web

by Dylan Love
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https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/10/20/companies-are-collecting-a-mountain-of-data-what-should-they-do-with-it/
 

Companies are collecting a mountain of data. What should they do with it?

It’s called the information age for a reason. From our tweets and status updates to our Yelp reviews and Amazon product ratings, the internet-connected portion of the human race generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of computer data every single day. That’s 2.5 million one-terabyte hard drives filled every 24 hours. The takeaway is clear: in 2017, there’s more data than there’s ever been, and there’s only more on the way. So what are savvy companies doing to harness the data that their human users shed on a daily basis? They’re finding meaningful ways to release it for public experimentation. By opening…This story continues at The Next Web

by Dylan Love
#TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news
https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/10/20/companies-are-collecting-a-mountain-of-data-what-should-they-do-with-it/
 

Adobe tease data visualization storytelling with no coding required

Over 12,000 people are attending the annual Adobe Max creativity conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. If you scratch beneath the surface of announcements such as the cloud-centric redesign of Lightroom washed down with appearances from actor/director Jon Favreau and Mark Ronson, there is substance as well as style. The event is not just about new applications or adding shiny features to existing products. MAX Sneaks offers attendees an opportunity to preview future technology that may or may not make it into products. These proof of concepts provide a glimpse of the vision for the creativity cloud of the…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Adobe by Neil C. Hughes #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/10/19/adobe-lincoln/

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Apple CEO confirms new Mac mini in fan email

It’s been three years since Mac mini got an update. It’s easy to assume three years without an update means the product is dead, and the company has moved on. But with Apple products, you never really know for sure — looking at you Mac Pro. One Apple fan could no longer deal with the uncertainty, so he took matters into his own hands and emailed CEO Tim Cook to ask him directly. The email, published at MacRumors, read: Hi Tim, I love the Mac Mini but it’s been over 3 years now without an update. Are we going to…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Apple by Bryan Clark #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/apple/2017/10/19/apple-ceo-confirms-new-mac-mini-in-fan-email/

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