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.

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Can't view August's total solar eclipse? NASA has you covered

If you can’t get to a spot to marvel at the total solar eclipse this summer, then head to NASA’s live-stream to enjoy a ton of imagery shot from spacecraft, aircraft, and even the astronauts aboard the space station.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/cant-view-augusts-total-solar-eclipse-nasa-has-covered.html

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Galaxy S8 battery includes 'no dogs' warning label

It’s a rather unusual warning label to include on a battery that can’t be removed and likely will never be seen by the owner, but there is a good reason for it.

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This construction robot can lay bricks 6 times faster than you can

You can’t throw a rock in 2017 without finding some new area where robots are being employed. The latest? A bricklaying robot called SAM100 that is capable of building walls six times faster than a human bricklayer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/this-construction-robot-can-lay-bricks-6-times-faster-than-can.html

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Rattle cattle with a drone in this US state and you could end up in the slammer

Remotely controlled copters can be great fun, but a few people can’t help but use them for nefarious purposes. Intimidating cattle is apparently now a thing, and one U.S. state wants to throw perpetrators in jail.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/01/rattle-cattle-with-drone-in-this-us-state-and-could-end-up-in-slammer.html

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Great Valentine's Day Gifts for Music Lovers

Whether it’s the soulful sound of Ray Charles’ “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” the poetic beauty of George Harrison’s “Something,” or the tender melody of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” music has a way …

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/07/great-valentine-day-gifts-for-music-lovers.html

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Platform as a Platform


The platform land rush is definitely on. You can’t swing a dead cat, as the saying goes, without finding an announcement about some new platform or some established vendor’s attempt to enhance its existing platform. Some sorting out seems to be in order. What’s not a platform these days? Well, if it’s easy to substitute the word “application” for “platform,” then you should use “application,” because it will be more accurate. We’re suffering from word inflation all over the place.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83721.html?rss=1

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Pinky torture: Why the iPhone SE is a one-handed wonder, and the iPhone 6s is not

Article Image I can’t really say I’ve ever been hyper aware of the pinky on my right hand. That is, until Apple decided to start making larger phones, and the smallest digit on the end of my hand began to suffer.

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Judge denies group status for lawsuit targeting Apple over lost iMessage texts

A California lawsuit over texts lost in Apple’s iMessage network can’t proceed as a group case, a judge ruled, as it isn’t clear all of the proposed members were impacted by a “contractual breach or interference” originating from iMessage.

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IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Arabic

At this stage, what can’t IBM’s Watson computer do? It has won “Jeopardy,” been used for cancer genomics research, and some of its culinary creations have made their way to the kitchens of everyone from the casual cook to the most experienced chef. Now, IBM’s cognitive computing system is learning Arabic. On Tuesday, IBM and Abu-Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company announced that the supercomputer’s cloud-based cognitive capabilities will are coming to the Middle East and North Africa.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/14/ibms-watson-supercomputer-learns-arabic/

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