New Checklist Guides B2B Marketing Automation Platform Purchases


Four Quadrant this week released its Marketing Automation Buyer’s Checklist for companies seeking to purchase a B2B marketing automation platform, or MAP. The checklist has eight major categories for evaluation and more than 35 subcategories. It lists more than 100 questions buyers should ask to make an informed assessment of MAP vendors’ offerings. The checklist covers expected business outcomes from MAPs, who and what the MAP should support, the integration capabilities the MAP should have, and what APIs the MAP should offer out of the box.

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Yahoo to Have Giant Patent Garage Sale


Yahoo reportedly has notified potential buyers that it plans to auction off about 3,000 patents and will be accepting bids until mid-June. The intellectual property for sale includes patents for its original search technology. The patents “cover strategic areas such as search, e-commerce and online advertising,” said Andreas Scherer, managing partner at Salto Partners. It’s “very much like selling the crown jewels. It’s safe to assume that the days of Yahoo as a standalone business are numbered.”

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Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

Article Image The newest, littlest iPhone hasn’t captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week’s debut.

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If you bought an Oculus dev kit on Kickstarter, you’re getting the retail version free

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Oculus announced today that all of the buyers who backed the company’s original Kickstarter will receive a retail version of the device free of charge, along with both of its bundled games.

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Apple's annual iPhone release cycle supercharges switchers' leaps from Android, Windows Phone

Article Image A report examining smartphone brand loyalty found that buyers of higher end devices tend to prefer sticking to what they have, but that Apple has been very successful in inciting switchers to jump to iOS during its iPhone upgrade cycles.

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T-Mobile, Sprint poised to pick up subscribers from Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program

Article Image Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program appears to be leading U.S. phone buyers away from AT&T and Verizon toward carriers with cheaper fees such as T-Mobile and Sprint, a report said on Monday.

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First look: SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller brings multiplayer gaming to Apple TV

Article Image Online buyers of the new fourth generation Apple TV get a “personalized” recommendation to also buy the SteelSeries Nimbus, a wireless video game controller designed to enhance gameplay on the new device with physical joysticks, a D-pad and buttons. Although it won’t be required for standard play on any games, it is needed for multiplayer gaming.

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iPhone trade-in deals: How and where to get the most cash for your old iPhone

Apple’s new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are now officially announced for pre-order, but buyers still need to decide what to do with their old device. As in years past, AppleInsider takes a look at nearly a dozen big-name buyback services and retailers looking to attract your iPhone trade-ins over the next several weeks.

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Apple CarPlay coming soon to 2016 General Motors cars and trucks

In our smartphone-addicted culture, car buyers are increasingly expecting deep integration of their most common used apps into their next car.

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Overseas Apple Watch shipping times improve as retail launch looms

Apple Watch buyers outside the U.S. can now get their hands on one of the company’s new wearable even faster than before, with the more diminutive 38-millimeter model shipping in as little as one day in a number of international markets.



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Leica, Apple working to fix Monochrom DNG bug that could erase Photos app library

German optics firm Leica has informed buyers of its new Monochrom Typ 246 digital camera that DNG files generated from the black-and-white shooter are incompatible with Apple’s Photos app for OS X, and that using Photos to import Monochrom shots could result in corruption of the Photos library.



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Apple Watch gets teardown treatment, unannounced data port remains in production units

Just hours after Apple Watch first reached early-bird buyers in Australia, a device teardown hit the Web revealing a litany of miniature parts and an unannounced data port thought to be used for diagnostics work.



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Customers line up at boutique fashion retailers, Japanese electronics stores for Apple Watch debut

Prospective Apple Watch buyers are queuing up outside high-end fashion outlets scheduled carry the device on launch day, an odd scene for those accustomed to seeing those same lines at Apple’s own stores for a big product debut.



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Apple to reportedly offer Apple Watch band exchanges as alternative to full returns

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple will allow Apple Watch buyers to swap out the bundled strap for another if the accessory is not to their liking, a strategy that saves both time for the consumer and precious device supply for Apple.



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Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet designs

Just days before Apple Watch is slated to ship out to early buyers, Apple on Tuesday was granted patents for its unique Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet device accessories, protecting the innovative designs from potential copycats.



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Apple sunk $38M on Apple Watch TV ads since March, report says

Apple is campaigning hard to trot Apple Watch in front of potential buyers, with a report on Thursday estimating the company has spent some $38 million on television ads alone.



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Increased adoption of iPhone 6 Plus in U.S., China set to boost Apple Inc profit margins

Usage data from Apple’s two largest markets is showing a significant increase in buyers’ preference for the large display of iPhone 6 Plus as supply increases, indicating a richer profit mix destined to polish the company’s earnings.



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Apple may shun Intel for custom A-series chips in new Macs within 1-2 years

Mac buyers in 2016 and beyond could have the option of purchasing a machine powered by Apple’s A-series processors, which currently sit at the heart of the iPhone and iPad, according to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo.



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The best SSDs of 2014: A buyers guide

Silver SSD in hand
Curious about buying an SSD? Already own one, but looking to upgrade? Our buyer’s guide has you covered, with the various aspects of modern drives — and our recommendations on top products.

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Beware Craigslist dangers, security experts warn

While buyers and sellers must enter the popular online marketplace at their own peril, security experts say certain precautions can be taken to ensure safe and lawful transactions.

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