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WordPress 4.4.2 Security Update is Out, Immediate Update Recommended

WordPress 4.4.2, a security update for all versions, is now available for download. WordPress is recommending that everyone update their sites immediately. Two security issues were found in WordPress 4.4.1 and earlier, including possible SSRF for certain local URIs, and an open redirection attack. Since these types of things fall outside my level of technical expertise, …

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Twitter Changes Home Pages To Give Timeline Of Top Tweets

Twitter’s homepage has been updated on mobile and desktop versions to give not-logged-in users a taste of what’s new in their country. Not signed into Twitter? Not everyone is — and Twitter recognizes that it can still create a custom user experience when one is not seeing tweets from people they follow. Logged-off users will …

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Why e-commerce brands need native apps

Thanks to HTML5 and other advanced mobile technologies, browser-based apps can now function like native apps and reduce the barrier of downloads. However, many in the industry believe that e-commerce companies should develop their own native app to stay ahead of the curve. For e-commerce companies, having a mobile website is a non-negotiable requirement. The real question is whether …

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Google’s Panda Now Part of Its Core Ranking Algorithm

What was highly speculated to be a Penguin update over the weekend was actually just a core ranking algorithm update. However, it may be different from past core updates, considering recent news that the core algorithm has been integrated with Panda. This news was first reported on by Jennifer Slegg who received direct quotes from Google itself confirming …

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What can virtual reality mean for e-commerce? A CES demo gives us a glimpse

As virtual reality (VR) becomes more accessible, it’s getting out of its novelty phase. But could it disrupt e-commerce? A very cool experience at CES in Vegas makes us think that it could, but industry experts see both sides. With Facebook’s Oculus Rift finally available to preorder, virtual reality is the talk of the town, especially …

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