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Pre-Owned Microsoft Lumia 650 for $0.99!!!

Yes, That’s right – for less than a dollar you can get a pre-owned Microsoft Lumia 650 phone.

Since Microsoft stopped releasing new Windows phones, we have seen a lot of good deals, but never this good. For those of you who are interested in trying out Windows 10 Mobile, need a second phone or just need a kid’s smartphone, this is an awesome opportunity to do that for the insanely low price of $0.99!

The catch is that you will have to activate the phone on Cricket, but the good news is that they are a prepaid brand, so no long-term contracts involved. This is not a new phone, however it is certified pre-owned.

Hurry before the deal sells out, because you know it will. Here is the direct link to this amazing deal: https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phones/smartphones/microsoft-lumia-650-certified.html

 

 

 

Hootsuite Acquires Leading Snapchat Analytics Solution

VANCOUVER, BC – March 21, 2017Hootsuite, the most widely used social media management platform, today announced the acquisition of the Snapchat analytics solution created by Naritiv, a Los Angeles-based content creation company powering stories for today’s biggest brands. Following its recent acquisitions of digital advertising technology leader AdEspresso, and social analytics leader, LiftMetrix, this announcement underscores Hootsuite’s continued investment across today’s most relevant social networks and momentum in building a best-in-class social marketing solution.

“Brands are turning to video-centric networks like Snapchat to engage with their audiences,” said Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite. “Naritiv has been at the forefront of connecting brands and agencies with Snapchat influencers and their audiences. We’re thrilled to integrate Snapchat functionality into the Hootsuite platform to help our customers take full advantage of this dynamic video network. Snapchat is the new TV.”

Recognized by Fast Company as one of the top ten most innovative video companies, Naritiv’s analytics solution has helped companies understand and enhance the impact of their digital campaigns on Snapchat. By the end of 2016, Snapchat boasted over 156 million users worldwide and 10 billion daily video views. With Naritiv’s solution, Hootsuite customers can harness Snapchat’s power as an emerging, brand-building video network.

“We felt our Snapchat solution was complementary to the innovative marketing solutions that Hootsuite offers to brands and agencies,” said Dan Altmann, co-founder of Naritiv. “Hootsuite is a market leader for social media management across both paid and organic channels and we’re excited to see Hootsuite take our technology to the next level.”

As part of the acquisition, members of the Naritiv product team will join Hootsuite’s newly opened Los Angeles office.  The Los Angeles office follows the recent opening of the Hootsuite Toronto office, joining Hootsuite’s footprint in major markets around the world including New York, London, Paris, Hamburg, Singapore, and its Vancouver headquarters.

View Ryan’s supporting video announcement at: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6249933693058629632

Google and Apple Issue Statements In Regards To Vulnerabilities Pointed Out By Wikileaks

Without a doubt the big story for the past few days has been the Wikileaks and the release of top secret CIA hacking tools, code-named “Vault 7”. If you missed this and you want to catch up on the story, you can go to https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/ and read all about it.

A number of hacking tools and exploits were created by the CIA to specifically target Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android, and Microsoft’s Windows mobile devices. Shortly after Wikileaks released documents revealing details around the popular mobile operating systems, Google released a statement in which they said that many of the vulnerabilities highlighted in Vault 7 have been fixed.

“As we’ve reviewed the documents, we’re confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities”

Apple did not stay quiet and also issued a similar statement to assure their customers that most of the vulnerabilities were already patched in their latest iOS.

“While our initial analysis indicates that many of the issues leaked today were already patched in the latest iOS. Apple will continue work to rapidly address any identified vulnerabilities.”

If your device has not been updated lately, I would suggest you have it check for over the air (OTA) updates and apply those immediately. Google may be quick to patch and release security updates to its own Pixel devices, but it will be interesting to see how quickly different cell phone carriers, such as ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint will react and catch up.

 

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