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Despite claims to the contrary, the App Store isn’t loaded with malware

A report is being circulated as proof that the App Store has been infected by malware apps that could steal your data one day. Only, AppleInsider has been examining the research for some time, and it is baseless exaggeration, riddled with inaccuracies. Security firm Wandera claims multiple apps by AppAspect Technologies contained “clicker Trojan” code …

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Co-op claims industry first with online ads optimised for attention

Co-op and its media buying agency Dentsu Aegis Network have teamed up to create the first-ever ad campaign that uses custom Google algorithm tech that optimises for viewer attention.  The algorithm optimises online media buying after campaign assets have been put through eye-tracking research.   Using attention as a key variable is a departure from conventional …

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Pendo claims ‘unicorn’ status after bagging $100M in new funding

Software application optimization company Pendo.io Inc. is the latest tech unicorn after announcing today it has raised an even $100 million in a late-stage round of funding. The Series E round brings Pendo’s total amount raised to $206 million and sets a valuation of $1 billion. Sapphire Ventures led the round, with participation from new investors General …

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Column: Facebook’s bogus video claims just cost it $40 million, but they caused much more damage

Facebook managed to extricate itself from one of its many scandals last week on the cheap, paying a mere $40 million in cash to settle allegations that it defrauded advertisers by feeding them fake estimates of the viewership of video ads in 2016 and 2017. In the Facebook universe, this is the chumpiest of chump …

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The Galaxy Fold fell short of Samsung’s claims in folding torture test

CNET decided to put the Galaxy Fold through a folding torture test, and the phone didn’t quite live up to Samsung’s promises. The $2,000 device was placed into a machine that rapidly folded and unfolded it, and its display failed at around the 120,169 folds mark, if not a bit sooner. When the Fold was …

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Digital hub in every county could be worth €312m, report claims

A new report commissioned by Vodafone Ireland has said that a digital hub in every county could create thousands of jobs and generate €312m. Following on from the launch of a number of regional digital hubs in Ireland such as at Ludgate in Skibbereen and Creative Spark in Dundalk, a report authored by economist Jim …

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