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Conductor’s new mobile app helps businesses understand what customers are searching for
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 Conductor is launching a new mobile app that co-founder and CEO Seth Besmertnik described as a way to get quick access to “the voice of the customer.” The New York-based company started with a focus on search engine optimization before broadening to offer a broader range of marketing tools. Now, Besmertnik said, “The core of what […]






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Ford’s new “hub” beneath the World Trade Center highlights a transportation future beyond cars
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 Ford opened a location that it’s calling the FordHub in the Westfield World Trade Center mall this week — but you won’t be able to buy any cars there. Instead, the location includes a large screen highlighting different ways (bike, subway and otherwise) to reach New York City landmarks, a ramp-and-marble model that illustrates the idea of […]






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Trump’s FCC just dropped all investigations into zero-rating practices
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 There’s a new FCC in town and it isn’t wasting any time. Mobile carriers can rest easy today knowing that the Federal Communications Commission is no longer pursuing an investigation into mobile plans that don’t count services like streaming video or music against a user’s data consumption. The practice is more commonly known as zero-rating. Providers putting… Read […]






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Uber’s Coughing Up More Data in NYC, and It Could Fix Your Commute
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More data means better decisions for everyone. The post Uber’s Coughing Up More Data in NYC, and It Could Fix Your Commute appeared first on WIRED.






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Tinder for Apes, and the Week’s Other Unsettling Developments
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We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post Tinder for Apes, and the Week’s Other Unsettling Developments appeared first on WIRED.






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Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown
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 Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and businessman Dan Gilbert are set to announce Microsoft is moving downtown from the suburbs. TechCrunch has confirmed the move with several trusted sources and learned that Microsoft will occupy 50,000 square feet in One Campus Martius, a building owned in part by Dan Gilbert and home to a large chunk […]






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Snapchat growth slowed 82% after Instagram Stories launched
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 Snapchat was flying high in early 2016, but the launch of direct competitor Instagram Stories coincided with a massive drop in how fast Snapchat was growing, judging by new stats in its IPO filing. That aligns with our report that multiple analytic providers and social media talent managers saw a big decline in Snapchat usage […]






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Snap paid $114.5M to acquire Vurb and gives acquisition details for Bitstrips and Looksery
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 Now that Snap is revealing its financial guts to the world in its filing for its initial public offering, we’re getting a small glimpse at how much the company is paying to acquire startups. As Snap becomes a larger company and is able to amass more of a cash pile, it’ll be able to start […]






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Snap commits $2 billion over 5 years for Google Cloud infrastructure
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 Most of today’s Snap coverage will be about its revenue and daily average usage numbers, but there was one small tidbit that emerged that will mean big business for the company’s cloud infrastructure partner, Google. In Snap’s S-1 filing, the company announced a license platform agreement it struck with Google for its cloud infrastructure services. Under the terms of… […]






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