The Strange Bedfellows That Make Sales AI Work


At some point, the discussion about artificial intelligence and sales is going to mature. Too many people still think AI for sales will resemble C-3PO, a bumbling assistant that gets in the way more often than not, or the Hal 9000, subverting the sales process in ways that endanger the very existence of the sales person. As the discussions mature, and as people learn more about the somewhat arcane inner workings of AI, the reality is becoming clearer: how AI will impact sales and sales people is… complicated.

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Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with conservatives on reported bias

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.

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Facebook admits 'problem' reaching conservatives, attendee says

Facebook acknowledged it has a “problem” reaching conservatives in a wide-ranging discussion between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a group of conservative commentators following a report that accused the social network of bias, according to one of the conservative members in attendance.

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Facebook open to payments partnerships with Apple Pay, others

Article Image Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday name dropped Apple Pay in a discussion about his company’s willingness to partner with payments providers as a route to ad monetization, calling the fledgling service a segment innovator.

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Beatles streaming listeners 'Come Together' on Apple Music & Spotify

Article Image Online discussion about the streaming debut of The Beatles centered around the two presumed industry leaders, Spotify and Apple Music, while listeners’ favorite track was “Come Together,” a new analysis reveals.

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Yahoo May Be on Road to Oblivion


Up for discussion at Yahoo’s next board of directors meeting is the sale of its Bing-powered search, longstanding mail service, aggregator-propped news platform, and the rest of the company’s Internet business, according to reports. The possible spinoff of Yahoo’s 15 percent stake in Alibaba also may be on the table. Yahoo has struggled mightily over the last decade. One of the pioneers of the Internet age and a survivor of the Internet bubble, Yahoo’s resiliency hasn’t enabled it to retain relevancy, said Andy Abramson, CEO of Comunicano.

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Reddit updates content policy, bans a 'handful' of groups that exist 'solely to annoy' others

Reddit, the online discussion site known for free-wheeling discussions, is updating its content policy as it tries to be a more welcoming place for everyone.

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FCC Chews on the Mobile Net Neutrality Question


The FCC on Tuesday hosted a roundtable discussion on the possibility of Net neutrality rules being applied to mobile networks. Participants in the talk included representatives from The Center for Media Justice, Consumers Union and CTIA. The diverse group voiced a range of nuanced opinions on the subject. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler earlier this year suggested that the 2010 rules, which exempted mobile services from Net neutrality provisions, should be reconsidered based on the new realities of wireless broadband.

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