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MMO specialist Trion Worlds goes through layoffs after launching Defiance 2050

“Trion Worlds has issued a round of layoffs” writes Mike Minotti for venturebeat.com. The company’s latest project is an updated version of its online sci-fi game Defiance.We’ve reached out to Trion Worlds for a statement and asked how many people were laid off. “We’ve had to make the difficult decision to eliminate 15 positions throughout the company,” Trion told GamesBeat. “We are extremely grateful for those who have been impacted for their hard work and contributions to Trion Worlds, and will be offering each of them severance benefits and job…

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Microsoft, Google, and others join forces to help consumers move data between online services

“The protocols and methodology of DTP enable direct, service-to-service data transfer with streamlined engineering work” writes Arif Bacchus for onmsft.com. DTP will enhance the data portability ecosystem by reducing the infrastructure burden on both service providers and users which should in turn increase the number of services offering portability.This is perfect for trying out a new service, leaving a service, or just performing a simple backup of data. Source: onmsft.com Share This:

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Instagram will indicate when you are online with a green dot, just like Messenger

“So as of now, Instagram has indicated both when you are online with a green dot, and the last time when you were active, with its Active Status feature” reports firstpost.com. For the ones who don’t know, the Active Status can also be disabled from settings by scrolling down to an option called ‘Activity Status’ in your app Setting.Facebook could not make peace with the fact that Instagrammers were using the platform without actually highlighting every time they went online. The same rule applies to these features like what we…

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Melania Trump listens to students talk about digital civility

“The first lady also took in art projects the students designed to represent individual expressions of digital civility, her office said” writes Associated Press for suntimes.com. WASHINGTON — Melania Trump spent part of Thursday listening to more than a dozen teens talk about their best practices for being civil online.Digital civility is one element of the first lady’s “Be Best” campaign, though her husband is regularly criticized for his own practices online and has weaponized his Twitter account against his foes.The 15 students from across the country participate in Microsoft’s…

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BBVA Compass Adds Corporate Payment Fraud, Accounting Tools

“BBVA Compass noted that businesses have 34 hours to make a decision on those exceptions, which is longer than the typical industry average of two hours” reports pymnts.com. Business users can customize alert guidelines and access an online dashboard in the BBVA Compass net cash platform to gain an overview of exceptions identified and to take action on those exceptions. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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Why you should care that the Trump administration deleted online information about sex discrimination

“As the Sunlight Foundation reported Thursday, the Trump administration has removed critical language about sex discrimination from the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Office for Civil Rights website” writes Rebecca Ruiz for mashable.com. The administration also removed mentions and descriptions of “sex stereotyping,” which is discrimination based on expectations of how someone should behave according to their sex or gender.The deleted language included information about sex discrimination on the basis of gender identity and pregnancy termination, guidance that helped insurance companies code treating transgender patients for claims, and…

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Amazon hands goodwill to eBay with move to shut Australians out of overseas sites

“While neither Amazon nor eBay provide data on visitors to their sites and estimating their share of Australia’s A$26 billion-a-year online retail market is difficult, customer dissatisfaction with Amazon Australia is not hard to find” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Securities analysts argue, however, that Amazon plays a long game and that given its track record in dominating online retail in many countries, whatever missteps it makes can be fixed over time. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Despite glitches, Amazon sold more than 100M products on Prime Day, driving record Prime sign-ups and sales; Fire TV Stick was the most popular purchase

“The retailer likely got between $1.5 billion and $2 billion in revenue from Prime Day and gross merchandise value topped $3.5 billion, Mahaney said” writes Min Read for reuters.com. (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said online shoppers purchased more than 100 million products worldwide during its Prime Day sale, despite glitches on its mobile app and websites that prevented customers from placing orders.The world’s largest online retailer said it recorded the largest daily sales for Amazon’s Echo range of speakers, helped by heavy discounts. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Hundreds of thousands US voter data appeared online. Again.

“Earlier this year I have reported California voter database leak and other numerous examples are always in the headlines” reports linkedin.com. Robcent offers voter data just for 3¢/record.Just when I thought the days of misconfigured AWS S3 buckets are over, I discovered a massive US voter data online, apparently being part of Robocent, Virginia Beach-based political autodial firm’s cloud storage.Unfortunately, voter database breaches have become common in the age of digital records. Source: linkedin.com Share This:

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