Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud


In the world of the cloud, showcasing the partner ecosystem in an online marketplace has become an imperative. Salesforce has been in the vanguard of this trend. Since its inception in 2005, the AppExchange has grown to include more than 3,000 partner solutions that augment Salesforce’s growing portfolio of cloud services. AppExchange has strengthened significantly Salesforce’s position in the marketplace by cataloging the company’s rapidly expanding ecosystem of ISV and consulting partners.

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Salesforce Adds Health Cloud Features


Salesforce this week announced new features and an expanded partner ecosystem for its Health Cloud at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Orlando, Florida. The new features are lead-to-patient conversion, risk stratification and advanced segmentation. Salesforce also announced a slew of new partner-developed applications for Health Cloud that can be installed via the Salesforce AppExchange. “Salesforce has continued to build momentum in the healthcare space,” noted Nucleus Research analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

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Hunter debuts first HomeKit-connected ceiling fans

Article Image Adding to the blitz of CES announcements building on the success of Apple’s product ecosystem, Hunter Fan Company on Monday revealed two Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans with smartphone connectivity support, including Apple’s internet of things HomeKit protocol.

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Twitter Talks Up New Storytelling Tools


Twitter announced two tools, “Publish” and “Curator,” a Collections API, and an ecosystem of partners designed to let publishers organize tweets to better tell a tale. The API creates a single Collection ID that can be used to edit, update and publish a story from any tool in the Twitter ecosystem. Publishers can use TweetDeck, Curator or tools from Twitter’s ecosystem partners to find tweets and organize them into a single story, then display them on their own websites or in their apps.

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Amazon Throws the Book at Fake Review Writers


An “unhealthy ecosystem” has developed outside of Amazon and it has been harming the company’s website, Amazon said in a complaint filed last week in Washington State Superior Court. The suit alleges that 1,114 “John Does” placed fake product reviews on the company’s website. The common bond shared by the group of defendants is that they all “claim that they will provide reviews of products or Kindle books for any interested Amazon seller,” the complaint says. The perpetrators apparently have been selling reviews for as little as $5 each.

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Apple's 'Move to iOS' app transports user data from Android to iPhone

With an eye on easing the transition from Android to the iOS ecosystem, Apple plans to offer switchers a special Android app that wirelessly transfers personal data, downloaded apps and other information over to a new iPhone.



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Apple HomeKit support coming to Philips Hue this fall, will work with current light sources

Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.



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LastPass unveils new Mac app, Khan Academy brings full experience to iPad

Two popular brands released interesting new apps for the Apple ecosystem on Tuesday, as web-based password manager LastPass unveiled its first native Mac app while educational non-profit Khan Academy launched an all-new iPad app.



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Apple retail promoting laptop-style iPad keyboards, iOS game controllers in hardware push

With the hardware ecosystem surrounding Apple’s mobile devices continuing to grow, the company has chosen to place the spotlight some of the laptop-style iPad keyboards and iOS gaming controllers it offers at its retail locations.



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Hands-on: Elgato Eve smart home modules and Avea mood light

Earlier this week, Elgato announced a new smart home product ecosystem called Eve. The company brought a few Eve modules, as well as other devices, set for imminent release to CES, offering AppleInsider a first-hand look.



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Apps: Facebook takes on Snapchat, Snapchat debuts group stories, Automatic adds fuel tracking

Apple’s iOS ecosystem played host to a trio of interesting updates Tuesday, with Facebook officially releasing its answer to Snapchat — which itself showed off a new location-based group photo album feature — while “quantified car” app Automatic received a redesign and a new fuel reporting feature.



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Apps: Facebook takes on Snapchat, Snapchat debuts group stories, Automatic adds fuel tracking

Apple’s iOS ecosystem played host to a trio of interesting updates Tuesday, with Facebook officially releasing its answer to Snapchat — which itself showed off a new location-based group photo album feature — while “quantified car” app Automatic received a redesign and a new fuel reporting feature.



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Facebook yanks Poke and Camera standalone apps in bid to consolidate titles

In what appears to be a continued paring down of extraneous apps in its iOS software ecosystem, Facebook on Friday removed Poke and Camera from the app store.



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