Where FinancialForce Fits

FinancialForce held its first big time user conference in Las Vegas last week, headlined by new CEO Tod Nielsen. The company seems to be telling us that it is adjusting course in an effort to create a new category aligned with enterprise resource planning, but very much for this century. The key concept is services, which must be explained. We’ve grown accustomed to accessing Things as a Service. This model has helped to broaden the markets for relatively expensive goods, enabling more people to access them.

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Major leak shows that Google's Pixel 2 will be just as exciting as the iPhone 8

It’s finally here, the first serious Google Pixel 2 leak that tells us more about Google’s next-gen flagship than just its codename.

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Welcome back! SpaceX's Dragon capsule makes history with second visit to ISS

SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon capsule made history on Monday as it became the company’s first spacecraft to reconnect with the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon’s second supply mission comes three years after its first.

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Amazon Shares Hit Milestone as E-Commerce Battle Heats Up

Amazon stock surged to more than $1,000 for the first time on Tuesday, marking a milestone for the dominant e-commerce retailer and leaving its closest competitors still trying to figure out a path to closing the gap. Amazon’s shares hovered near $997 in late mid-afternoon trading after reaching $1001.20 earlier in the day, an all-time-high for the stock. Friday’s closing price was $995.78. The key to Amazon’s dominance has been growth in its Prime membership, which has doubled to more than 80 million members in the past two years.

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Sea-dwelling mega-reptile the size of a Bus ruled the ancient oceans 130 million years ago, scientists discover

A sea-dwelling reptile the size of a bus has been identified for the first time from a giant fossil found in Russia.

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Softbank Vision Fund Attracts $93B From Gulf States, Apple, Others

The Softbank Vision Fund has closed its first major funding round raising more than $93 billion in capital from the Gulf states, as well as tech stalwarts Apple, Qualcomm and others. Softbank, which last fall launched the fund with backing from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, said it has received new commitments from the Mubadala Investment Fund from the United Arab Emirates. The Softbank Vision Fund, which has targeted a $100 billion close within six months, also received commitment pledges from Foxconn and Sharp.

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World's 1st Robocop to begin duty in Dubai

The “world’s first operational Robocop” started its tour of duty Sunday in Dubai – the first in the emirate’s planned robot police force, according to  the Daily Mirror.

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Walmart Delivers E-Commerce Stunner

Walmart on Thursday reported soaring e-commerce growth during its fiscal first quarter, along with strong organic sales figures. Online sales grew a stunning 63 percent during the quarter, perhaps in response to the company’s newly introduced free two-day shipping and its upgraded mobile app. “We’re moving faster to combine our digital and physical assets to make shopping more enjoyable and faster for customers, but we also see plenty of room to improve,” CEO Doug McMillon said during the company’s quarterly conference call.

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The first Mars colony could be 3D printed from Red Planet dust

A new technique could allow the first humans on Mars to 3D print everything from tools to temporary housing out of a tough rubber-like material — using only Martian dust.

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Apple tumbles down laptop brand survey after tepid reaction to new MacBooks

After taking first place every year since 2010 in Laptop Mag’s survey of the best and worst laptop brands, Apple has dropped to fifth place in the 2017 edition of the survey.

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Japan has plans to drill through the earth's crust and reach the mantle

Scientists at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) are planning to be the first group in history to successfully drill down into Earth’s mantle. Here is what they are proposing.

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