AI Integrations Help Sort Out Sales Signals


Clari, which develops software focusing on the opportunity-to-close, or OTC, process, plans to announce integrations with DocuSign, Clearslide and Xactly on Wednesday at Dreamforce 2017 in San Francisco. Clari’s artificial-intelligence-powered OTC platform already integrates Google and Microsoft email and calendar activity, which gives sales teams immediate knowledge of sales reps’ and prospects’ behavior. “There’s probably no stronger signal when you send a document and see there’s no engagement with it,” said Clari CMO David Karel.

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The Internet of Things Is a Boon for B2B: Report


Businesses have been focusing on the Internet of Things as an enabler of growth and increased operational efficiency, as well as the means to provide a better experience to customers and partners, according to the State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017 report Verizon released this week. Seventy-three percent of executives surveyed said they either were researching or currently deploying IoT, according to the report. However, a variety of factors have dampened IoT momentum, including long capital cycles and organizational inertia.

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SEO, SEM Rule Retailers' Marketing Budgets


Retailers have been focusing on technologies to measure and assess customer response, and have been using the data they produce to drive e-commerce decisions, suggests a study of 136 enterprise retailers. Enterprise retailers with at least $500 million in annual revenues participated in the study. Multichannel enterprise retailers comprised 81 percent of respondents, pure-play online retailers 11 percent, in-store-only retailers 4 percent, and other types of companies the remaining 4 percent.

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Apple closer to taking on Echo with Siri-powered speaker

The product that all of Silicon Valley seems to be focusing on is a voice-controlled speaker that’s capable of carrying out tasks based on your voice command.

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Leveraging IoT to Redefine Your Business


While most businesses are focusing their efforts to capitalize on the Internet of Things in areas that will generate immediate cost-savings and operating efficiencies, a number of IoT pioneers already are leveraging a new generation of connected products to fundamentally change their business models. There is no question that the safest bet in today’s IoT environment is targeting narrowly defined deployments aimed at producing quick results. In most cases, this means adding sensors to existing products.

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Intel fires the equivalent of 1.2 AMDs, restructures away from PC, mobile business

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Intel announced it will fire 12,000 workers across the globe and reiterated it is focusing on non-PC, non-mobile markets to gain new revenue and market share.

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Apple releases Apple TV Tech Talks video series for building better tvOS apps

Article Image Apple on Wednesday released to developers a series of videos focusing on Apple TV and its tvOS operating system, offering a detailed look at the underlying SDK, resources and best practices associated with coding for the platform.

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How Lenovo is succeeding despite a shrinking market for PCs

Lenovo's Suite at CES is always chock full of innovative new products
Despite a shrinking PC market, Lenovo has found ways to grow and expand by focusing on its core customers in the enterprise with a broad range of products

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FordPass Aims to Engage Customers on Their Terms


Ford on Monday announced FordPass, a platform focusing on enhancing the customer experience. FordPass includes a Marketplace offering mobility services; 24×7 access to FordGuides, which are personal assistants to help customers with mobility challenges; membership loyalty rewards; and FordHubs — select stores that let customers experience Ford’s latest innovations. Membership is free and open ownership of a Ford vehicle is not required. Members will be able use a virtual wallet, FordPay, to pay for services accessed through FordPass.

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Latest iPhone 6s ads highlight hardware and 'Hey Siri' feature

Article Image Apple continued its iPhone 6s commercial campaign on Tuesday by airing a pair of ads focusing on the handset’s hardware capabilities and iOS 9’s “Hey Siri” functionality.

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Banks 'scrambling' to combat Apple Pay identity fraud – report

Apple Pay has proven to be a venue of convenience for criminals focusing on identity fraud, a new report suggests, with many fraudsters taking advantage of lax customer verification controls put in place by Apple’s partner banks to make brick-and-mortar purchases using stolen credit cards via the growing mobile payment service.



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Apple's Oscars ad shot entirely on iPad Air 2, features voiceover by Martin Scorsese

Just in time for the Academy Awards, Apple on Sunday released a new TV commercial focusing on the filmmaking process featuring footage captured on the latest iPad Air 2 and a voiceover by acclaimed Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese.



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New iPad ad campaign focuses on productivity, highlights Microsoft Office support

Apple on Monday pushed out a new email ad blitz focusing on the iPad’s prowess in productivity, highlighting both first-party apps like Pages, Numbers and Keynote alongside Microsoft’s Office for iPad.



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What's in a Name? Ask the Other Isis


Mobile payment app Isis is focusing on rebranding following the emergence of the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. ISIS has gained notoriety in recent weeks for its links to violent strikes in Iraq. Not wanting its company to be associated with that group, Isis announced Monday that it will be working on a rebranding strategy over the coming months.
The company didn’t reveal a new name yet, and said that until a new brand launches it remains committed to growing its mobile payments ecosystem.

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Apple's 'Parenthood' ad features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps

Apple on Sunday aired a new iPhone commercial focusing on the handset’s ability to help parents teach, interact and connect with their children through various apps, some of which include connected smart home solutions.



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Apple's latest iPhone 5s ad focuses on fitness

During the first game of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, Apple released an iPhone 5s ad focusing on the handset’s ability to link with activity trackers and fitness apps to become an all-in-one digital trainer.



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