New Service Aims to Ease B2B Tech Purchasing Process


TechTarget has launched a quarterly report to help B2B technology executives make better purchasing decisions. Deal ScoreCard covers 20 technology product market segments across the storage, data center, cloud, and end-user computing enterprise technology markets. It leverages proprietary buyer-generated data across four categories: pre- and post-purchase data; Web interest data; and buyer narratives. “This content is specifically designed to aid enterprise technology buyers in making real purchase decisions,” said TechTarget EVP Bill Crowley.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85084.html?rss=1

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Facebook considers major news feed changes

Facebook Inc. is considering changing how it prioritizes news stories in users’ feeds to give better placement to media outlets deemed more trustworthy, as the company continues efforts to limit the exposure of false news, people familiar with the matter said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/11/facebook-considers-major-news-feed-changes.html

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North Korea: Will mini nukes become an option for Trump?

In the Cold War era, the deterrence approach could be described as the bigger the nuclear bomb, the better. Are new mini nukes the right solution instead for today’s threat of a nuclear war?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/07/north-korea-will-mini-nukes-become-option-for-trump.html

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Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives

Spinning drives could continue to offer a better price per GB for another decade.

The post Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257352-western-digital-reveals-mamr-technology-allow-40tb-hard-drives?source=Computing

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Salesforce Gets Granular


If you need an example of digital disruption, you can’t do better than the retail banking industry. A byzantine collection of rules and regulations plus the overhang of many legacy systems have conspired to prevent banks from becoming more involved with their customers. Even innovations like the ATM, which entered the scene several decades ago, only serve to distance banks from their customers. This leaves plenty of opportunity for upstart technology vendors to disrupt the applecart.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84873.html?rss=1

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If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away in exchange for free email and better search results? And should we be entitled to any of the money it generates?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/if-data-is-new-oil-are-tech-companies-robbing-us-blind.html

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Most Businesses Want Agility but Few Have It


Many organizations recognize that agility enables better responses to changing business conditions, but few have taken the necessary steps to reach that goal. Although two-thirds of the respondents to a recent CA Technologies survey saw value in business agility, only about 12 percent said their organizations were on their way to achieving it. “Success today requires that companies quickly sense and adapt to changes, pivot to address market changes and customer needs, and do so at scale,” said Surya Panditi, general manager of agile management.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84731.html?rss=1

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IBM will use artificial intelligence to produce Wimbledon highlight packages

IBM has detailed its plans to use artificial intelligence to give tennis fans better access to a broader selection of highlights at this years edition of The Championships at Wimbledon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/ibm-will-use-artificial-intelligence-to-produce-wimbledon-highlight-packages.html

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Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

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Apple is finally working to offer better GPU performance to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.

The post Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250484-apple-will-support-vr-new-metal-2-api-adds-external-gpu-support-high-sierra-macos?source=Computing

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

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HEVC video support, enhanced privacy controls, faster web rendering, and better text-to-speech are excellent improvements, but we’re obsessed with two features in particular: The new file system and VR support.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250370-macos-10-13-high-sierra-focuses-performance-launches-fall-2017?source=Computing

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Aircraft carrier tech makes landings for fighter pilots safer

A new carrier landing technology allows jet wings to better control lift, making landings for fighter pilots safer and more precise, according to Military.com.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/09/aircraft-carrier-tech-makes-landings-for-fighter-pilots-safer.html

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Scientists demonstrated how you can send lemonade over the internet

What could be better than having a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day? How about having a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day — that’s served over the internet? That’s exactly what scientists at the National University of Singapore have been working on, with an experiment designed to simulate the taste […]

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/29/scientists-demonstrated-how-can-send-lemonade-over-internet.html

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Twitter is trying to do something to boost its business, but is it too little too late?

In life, the saying goes “better late than never.” When it applies to a publicly traded company though, the phrase becomes “where was this years ago?”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/twitter-is-trying-to-do-something-to-boost-its-business-but-is-it-too-little-too-late.html

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Future Windows 10 updates will require 35-65% less space, offer better Windows Update controls

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Microsoft’s Creators Update will introduce better update controls and install new software that will drastically reduce the size of future updates. Those of you on a metered connection can breathe a bit easier.

The post Future Windows 10 updates will require 35-65% less space, offer better Windows Update controls appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245392-future-windows-updates-will-require-35-65-less-space-offer-better-windows-update-controls?source=Computing

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