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I notice the phandroid universe has been very, very quiet about this "feature" of the S5.
Remember back in September when a couple of researchers figured out how to bypass the iPhone 5S' fingerprint lock with a fancy fake rubber finger? Turns..
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Because they don't perceive their precious OS as being flawed.  They are just holding it the wrong way.....
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Official - American Democracy is Dead

It turns out that what many people already suspected is true - American democracy is a sham according to research published in a new study Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens. Researchers discovered that although voters are protected by free speech and association rights, they also have little to no effect on public policy creation. Big business and the wealthy few appear to hold all the power behind government policy.

Commenting on the results of the research, the team said;

Our measure of the preferences of wealthy or elite Americans – though useful, and the best we could generate for a large set of policy cases – is probably less consistent with the relevant preferences than are our measures of the views of ordinary citizens or the alignments of engaged interest groups.

Yet we found substantial estimated effects even when using this imperfect measure. The real-world impact of elites upon public policy may be still greater.

Suddenly it becomes clear why America is so keen to export their particular brand of democracy to the rest of the world. 

h/t +Ryo Cook 
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Happy Birthday to my friend and ace iOS app developer +Fabrizio Bartolomucci! I hope you have a great day!
Happy Birthday Fabrizio Bartolomucci
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Too soon?

#marketing   #Ukraine  
Now we know Putin's real intentions.
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The importance of using personalization as part of a content marketing/inbound marketing strategy. 

It is also worth noting that personalization extends beyond the written word into every facet of your customer-facing operations.

I may have had a hand in helping to produce this article.

#inboundmarketing   #personalization  
Learn how to improve personalisation as part of your inbound marketing strategy, boosting success rates in the process. The need to distinguish your marketing campaign from your competitors’ contin…
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An incredible story about a 13-year old Mongolian girl and the enormous golden eagle with which she hunts. Well worth two minutes of your time, even if only to look at the spectacular pictures.

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#Mongolia government invites investors for road sector development 

Mongolia’s underdeveloped road sector has great potential to be an engine for the country’s socio-economic growth. The National Development looks to help achieve this potential, while the government is also eagerly inviting foreign companies to invest in road network projects 
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Who needs to watch reality TV when you have write-ups as brilliantly observed as this one from the +brisbane times? I don't even live in Australia, but this description of the 2014 final is superb.

And the readers' comments just add to the genius. Kudos to +Ben Pobjie 
Who will be the Biggest Loser? There are many truthful and humorous ways to answer that question, but Sunday night's finale is the only way that carries a $75,000 prize.
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Thanks +Shauna Maguire ;)
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Considering +Matt Cutts' high profile crusade against webspam in which even the suspicion of 'dodgy' links could see your business punished, you would have thought Google would know better than to send junk to their service users. 

Or maybe not.

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When I get a banner advert for a banner advert blocker is when I know that the advertisers know more than me.
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More "Not Provided" Angst Ahead

With PPC success rates in decline, businesses are (or should be) reconsidering their paid search spend anyway. But if Google are determined to strip out the residual value of their ads system, what incentive is there to keep paying the search tax?

It would appear that PPC budgets would be better spent on inbound marketing and organic search in future.

Sheesh... soon it will be ground zero for customer insight even for PPC.

We will look back at the 2007-2011 period as peak open web.

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Realtime live-streamed creepshots coming to a Glass near you.
Install +Livestream for #GoogleGlass  here:

Glass already featured a live video streaming platform in Google Hangouts. But with Livestream, Glass just took a big step towards commercial applications. Testing now
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I am a happily married father to many, and technology freelance copywriter trading under the name of Tech Write. I have 16 years technical experience behind me having worked in support, development, training and management across both public and private sectors.

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