Amazon patents bizarre accordion-like chute to deliver packages from its drones

Looking to ever expand ways to deliver goods to its customers, Amazon has patented a way to allow its drones to deliver packages without ever having to land.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/17/amazon-patents-bizarre-accordion-like-chute-to-deliver-packages-from-its-drones.html

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Now you can collect some of your Amazon orders in just two minutes

Amazon has launched “Instant Pickup,” a service that lets customers collect items within two minutes of ordering them. The inital pick-up locations are at university campuses in California, Ohio, and Maryland.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/now-can-collect-some-your-amazon-orders-in-just-two-minutes.html

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Delta pilot turns fingerprints into boarding passes

The airline has announced that some customers can now use their fingerprint instead of a boarding pass to get on its planes at Reagan Washington National Airport.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/24/delta-pilot-turns-fingerprints-into-boarding-passes.html

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Verizon data breach: 14 million customers reportedly exposed

Millions of Verizon customers’ records have been exposed after an Israeli technology company left user data unprotected, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/verizon-data-breach-14-million-customers-reportedly-exposed.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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CloudCraze EVP Andrew Witherspoon: For Successful B2B, Set Aside Expectations


“If there’s anything true about B2B service, you have to do it in the context of the customers themselves in order to be successful. That’s our philosophy,” said CloudCraze EVP Andrew Witherspoon. “What is the purpose of CRM and marketing? It’s to reach out, find and engage prospects, and to move them through a buying cycle. All those capabilities are on a CRM platform. Most other architectures can do all that on one platform, but then they’re sending you off to another platform to take an order.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84452.html?rss=1

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Apple didn't just fix its dongle hell problem with a miraculous new connector

It takes a lot of courage to make changes that customers may like, and Apple is one prime example of that.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/07/apple-didnt-just-fix-its-dongle-hell-problem-with-miraculous-new-connector.html

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Why Companies Botch Customer Care


Do your customers come first? Companies spend a fortune to win and keep their customers. They advertise and market their products and services like crazy. Because of that cost, you would think every company would want to keep its customers happy. It’s more cost-effective to keep an existing customer than to win a new one. If that’s the case, why do some companies screw up customer care so badly? Customer care is the glue that keeps customers connected to the company. Customer care is one of the important building blocks that let companies grow.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84240.html?rss=1

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Nvidia offering ‘PC Gaming Revival’ kits to make old hardware fresh again

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Nvidia is offering a new “PC Revival Kit” bundle to customers in Latin America. If it catches on, will we see similar products selling in the US?

The post Nvidia offering ‘PC Gaming Revival’ kits to make old hardware fresh again appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/241465-nvidia-offering-pc-gaming-revival-kits-make-old-hardware-fresh?source=Computing

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AWS Gives Customers On-Premises Linux Option


Amazon Web Services recently expanded its menu of cloud services to give customers the option of using the Amazon Linux AMI on premises. Customers can use the Amazon Container Image on premises for the purpose of developing and testing workloads, AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr explained.
The AMI provides a stable, secure and high-performance environment for applications running on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, he said. “It is built from the same source code and packages as the AMI and will give you a smooth path to container adoption.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84072.html?rss=1

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How Easy Is It to Burn Through a 1TB Data Cap?

We’ve already written about Comcast’s push to saddle more of its customers with a broadband data caps—limits on the amount of data they can use each month without incurring additional charges.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/19/how-easy-is-it-to-burn-through-1tb-data-cap.html

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