Winning Tactics for Marketing in the Micro-Moment


Google believes that all the important consumer buying decisions happen in a brief flash of time. Understanding and responding to customer needs in those all-important, tiny moments is key to successful marketing, the company says. Specifically, they are the exact moments when people turn to a device because they want one or more of four things: to know, do, go or buy. Google has built a new marketing model around “micro-moments.” Many other companies are following suit. “You have to make that conversion happen right on the spot once customers have looked at your website or mobile app,” said Bret Bonnet, president of Quality Logo Products.

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SanDisk Shows Off 1TB Flash Drive Prototype

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The new USB Type-C stick includes a whopping 1TB of storage.

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China Investigating Higher NAND Prices, Potential Price Fixing

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China’s antitrust and regulatory watchdog has announced its tracking NAND flash prices, due to potential collusion between manufacturers and possible price fixing.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261330-china-investigating-higher-nand-prices-potential-price-fixing?source=Computing

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Steve Jobs would be thrilled — Adobe will pull the plug on Flash by 2020

The end is nigh for Adobe’s Flash software.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/26/steve-jobs-would-be-thrilled-adobe-will-pull-plug-on-flash-by-2020.html

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

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Western Digital has announced a pair of major breakthroughs in NAND flash technology. The company is claiming it will commercialize 96-layer 3D NAND next year, and that it has found a way to build NAND that can store up to four bits of data per cell.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/251774-western-digital-announces-new-96-layer-nand-4-bit-qlc-breakthrough?source=Computing

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SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

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A new type of attack against NAND flash can destroy data on planar MLC SSDs, which happens to be a significant percentage of the SSDs on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249678-ssds-vulnerable-deliberate-low-level-data-corruption-attacks?source=Computing

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FedEx is paying people to use Adobe Flash for Office Print service

FedEx really wants you to use Adobe Flash if you’re designing and printing signs, banners, posters, and more from the comfort of your web browser, so much so that it’s actually paying people to install it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/27/fedex-is-paying-people-to-use-adobe-flash-for-office-print-service.html

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HPE to Buy One-Time Rising Star Nimble for $1B Cash


Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced a deal to acquire flash storage firm Nimble Storage, once viewed as a darling of Wall Street, for $12.50 a share in cash, or $1 billion. HPE also agreed to assume or pay out Nimble Storage’s unvested equity awards, which are valued at $200 million. Upon completion of the deal, Nimble Storage will merge with a unit of HPE and become a subsidiary of the company. The Nimble Storage acquisition is meant to strengthen the breadth of HPE’s offerings as it competes in the mid-to-high end flash storage market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84357.html?rss=1

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Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

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Toshiba is in talks with Western Digital about the future of its NAND flash business following a disastrous business scandal and the collapse of its nuclear power ambitions.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243089-toshiba-may-spin-off-sell-nand-flash-business-accounting-scandal-cost-overruns?source=Computing

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Adobe Issues Emergency Patch to Head Off Flash Ransomware Attacks


Adobe last week issued an emergency security patch to fix a vulnerability in Flash that could leave users vulnerable to a ransomware attack. The vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.197 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome operating systems. It can cause a crash and leave the computer vulnerable to attackers, the company. It’s aware of reports that CVE 2016-1019 has been exploited on systems running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash version 20.0.0.306 and earlier, Adobe said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83348.html?rss=1

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Amazon is having a big one-day sale on flash drives and memory cards

Every time you think memory products like flash drives, SD cards and MicroSD cards can’t possibly get any cheaper, Amazon goes ahead and hosts a killer sale with insanely low prices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/11/amazon-is-having-big-one-day-sale-on-flash-drives-and-memory-cards.html

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Was 2015 the beginning of the end for SSDs?

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NAND flash had some hiccups this year, with a number of issues and concerns related to best practices and enterprise deployments. These problems, however, largely represent growing pains — not the end of the industry as some have claimed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/219815-was-2015-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-nand-flash

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Apple blocks older Adobe Flash plug-in versions on OS X

Article Image Following the discovery — and subsequent fix — of yet another critical Adobe Flash vulnerability last week, Apple activated its Web plug-in blocking capability for OS X Safari to protect Mac users from what Adobe describes as “limited, targeted attacks.”

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Adobe identifies major Flash Player vulnerability, says exploit being used in real-world attacks

Article Image Adobe has discovered a “critical” vulnerability affecting many recent versions of Flash Player, according to a new security bulletin, which warns that the exploit is already in use by hackers.

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First take video: Front facing Retina Flash on the new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus helps light up your selfies

Article Image One of the new features introduced with iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is Retina Flash, which intelligently illuminates the display to serve as a flash for selfies. AppleInsider went hands-on to see if the tech comes close to iPhone’s rear-facing True Tone flash.

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The latest in non-lethals: A stink bomb for crowd control

You may have heard of non-lethal weapons like Tasers, plastic bullets, flash bangs and smoke grenades. But there’s a new kid on the block that has taken the playground concept of stink bombs to the next level. Skunk is like a grown-up stink bomb on steroids. It’s been used in Israel, but it’s now coming to the U.S.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/20/latest-in-non-lethals-stink-bomb-for-crowd-control/

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Planar NAND flash is dead: All hail our new 3D NAND overlords

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Traditional planar NAND flash has had a long and illustrious run, but its time is over. Multiple manufacturers have announced they have no plans to pursue 2D NAND below the 15nm process node.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/211812-planar-nand-flash-is-dead-all-hail-our-new-3d-nand-overlords

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