Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw

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Intel is facing multiple lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s not clear that consumers have been harmed in this scenario — at least, not in a legally actionable way.

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6 Ways to Boost Your Mobile Commerce Performance


One thing the latest holiday sales season made crystal clear is that mobile commerce is on the rise. On Cyber Monday — which set an all-time-high overall sales record of $6.6 billion — mobile shopping totaled 47.4 percent of visits to retailers’ websites, according to Adobe. However, etailers could do much more to milk the mobile shopping cow. Revenue per visitor is 56 percent lower on mobile than on desktop. “Traditional mobile sites aren’t designed for the way people want to discover new products,” said Graham Cooke, CEO of Qubit.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85031.html?rss=1

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Traceable liquid used to identify looted Syrian artifacts

A company in the U.K. has developed clear traceable liquid that is harnessed in the battle against black market sales of Syrian antiquities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/21/traceable-liquid-used-to-identify-looted-syrian-artifacts.html

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The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market


Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite is a clear indication that the rapid adoption of cloud alternatives to traditional on-premises applications is shifting from front-office customer relationship management to back-office enterprise resource planning solutions. Now, the question will be whether Oracle can buy its way into a leadership position in this emerging marketplace. Due to increasing frustration with the cost and complexities of traditional on-premises financial management systems, CFOs have been looking for cloud-based alternatives.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83774.html?rss=1

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Mountain biker suffers horrific burns after his iPhone 6 exploded when he crashed in Australia

Gareth Clear, 36, was riding around Manly Dam in Australia on Sunday when he fell from his bike, landing on his iPhone 6. Seconds later he noticed smoke and a searing heat, before hearing an explosion as the phone he’d had for just six months ignited, melting through his shorts and two layers of skin on his upper right thigh

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/02/mountain-biker-suffers-horrific-burns-after-his-iphone-6-exploded-when-crashed-in-australia.html

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The Tricky Business of Crafting Solid Cloud SLAs


In the five years since the U.S. government put a clear emphasis on utilizing cloud technology, federal procurement offices have engaged in seemingly endless tinkering of contracting vehicles to promote cloud adoption. The core element of virtually every type of federal cloud procurement contract is the service level agreement, upon which billions of dollars of cloud investments are based. However, federal agencies have struggled with incorporating SLAs into cloud contracts that make sense for both the government and vendors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83595.html?rss=1

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CFOs Calculate Benefits of Cloud ERP


One of the clear indications that the cloud movement is becoming mainstream is the growing number of CFOs and finance departments that are adopting Software as a Service solutions to support their corporate responsibilities. Even more interesting is how cloud-based alternatives can redefine the accounting and financial management function in forward-minded organizations. The finance and accounting segment of the SaaS market has been gaining momentum for years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82741.html?rss=1

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Are Your Sales Tools Turning A-Performers Into B-Performers?


Some things in business are very clear and binary: A company succeeds or fails. A customer buys from you or from someone else. A customer returns for additional sales or leaves for a competitor. Other things are indeed relative: Sales numbers may be double the previous quarter but still fall below expectations. A customer returns for additional sales but resists buying more because of satisfaction issues. A deal falls through, but the prospect would have been a poor fit as a customer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82629.html?rss=1

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3 Ways CRM Can Help Sales in the IoT Era


It’s becoming increasingly clear that the nature of the sales profession is changing.
Salespeople are no longer the ones who introduce products to their customers — in most cases, especially in business-to-business settings, customers have done a lot of research on their own and are close to a decision before they talk to a salesperson. This trend, which has been long in coming, has some people in sales panicked. One million B2B salespeople in the U.S. will lose their jobs to self-service e-commerce by 2020, Forrester has predicted.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82567.html?rss=1

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100% sexy and … 100% electric

Evidence of pressing global issues, the clear, dominating themes at this year’s IAA motorshow in Frankfurt were the digitization of mobility (automated and connected driving) and alternative power sources (electric and hybrid motors).


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Hackers exploit Flash in one of the largest malware attacks in recent history

In case it wasn’t clear yet, Adobe’s Flash isn’t exactly the safest tool for delivering Internet content. Hackers are already more than aware of the software’s security issues and are happy to exploit them for various malicious purposes. That’s exactly what happened in late July when hackers used Flash to infect Yahoo websites with malware in what has been described as one of the largest malvertising attacks seen in the recent months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/04/hackers-exploit-flash-in-one-largest-malware-attacks-in-recent-history/

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Microsoft Is Looking More Like the House Nadella Built


Some aspects of CEO Satya Nadella’s vision for Microsoft are becoming more clear. For one thing, the company’s interest in advertising is seriously on the wane. Microsoft reportedly has handed off most of its digital advertising sales business to AOL. Microsoft will retain control of its search advertising sales, however, and Bing will replace Google as the engine powering AOL’s consumer searches. Microsoft’s housecleaning didn’t end with ad sales, though. Uber reportedly has inked a deal to take over some of Bing’s mapping activities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82230.html?rss=1

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There’s no security in the digital world, so be smart

The message is clear: No matter who you are or where you work, your personal information is no longer safe. But being a smart digital citizen can protect you from cyber fraud.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/11/theres-no-security-in-digital-world-so-be-smart/

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The Intel Compute Stick is the right idea, but not the right execution

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Now that the first round of reviews are out, it’s clear Intel’s got the right idea with the Compute Stick, but it’s certainly not for everyone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/204048-the-intel-compute-stick-is-the-right-idea-but-not-the-right-execution

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3 cool virtual-reality projects from Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus

Oculus Rift’s $2 billion purchase by Facebook made it clear that the social networking giant was betting big on virtual reality, or VR.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/30/3-cool-virtual-reality-projects-from-oculus-rift-and-sony-project-morpheus/

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European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by Monday

Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of this month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple’s 2014 fiscal year.



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Apple vs. Microsoft Marketing: Spark vs. Spork


During Apple’s WWDC keynote event last week, it became exceedingly clear that we won’t be seeing a converged iPad/MacBook device anytime soon. Unlike Microsoft, with its Surface Pro 3 effort, Apple doesn’t seem at all interested in forcing iOS and OS X into a single unified operating system. In fact, Apple doesn’t seem to be interested in making OS X touch-based or touch-enabled. Nor does it appear to be working too hard to turn the iPad into a multitasking, laptop-replacing workhorse that resembles anything like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80565.html?rss=1

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