New Checklist Guides B2B Marketing Automation Platform Purchases


Four Quadrant this week released its Marketing Automation Buyer’s Checklist for companies seeking to purchase a B2B marketing automation platform, or MAP. The checklist has eight major categories for evaluation and more than 35 subcategories. It lists more than 100 questions buyers should ask to make an informed assessment of MAP vendors’ offerings. The checklist covers expected business outcomes from MAPs, who and what the MAP should support, the integration capabilities the MAP should have, and what APIs the MAP should offer out of the box.

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$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Still Can’t Make Pizza

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Rodyman, the pizza-making robot, is having trouble with his pizza, despite four years of work. Will the robot be ready to make dough in time for the Naples Pizza Festival in May 2018?

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AMD Reveals Why Threadripper CPUs Have 4 Dies Under the Hood

AMD has explained why there are four die under Threadripper’s hood, and it’s not what we thought: Two of the four “die” apparently aren’t CPUs at all.

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Safety first! Volvo's intelligent drive and sensing technologies work to mitigate accidents

For more than four decades, Volvo has been an industry leader in providing innovative safety features that warn drivers of road hazards that can cause car accidents.

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4 Marketing Strategies That Can Boost B2B Sales: Study


Four business marketing strategies can boost business-to-business sales conversion rates by up to 25 percentage points, based on results of a recent survey by Altman Vilandrie. However, only 15 percent of businesses fully take advantage of them. Even those that do use the strategies sometimes fail to maximize sales conversions because of a lack of coordination and integration. The four strategies: standardizing lead handoffs; employing lead scoring; creating detailed customer maps; and coordinating between sales and marketing departments.

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Microsoft Preps ‘Advanced’ Windows 10 Pro for Workstation PCs

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Microsoft is prepping a new workstation version of Windows 10 Pro, with support for up to four CPU sockets, 6TB of RAM, and its new ReFS file system.

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Take That, Intel: AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen ‘Threadripper’ Enthusiast CPU

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AMD is planning to launch an all-new, enthusiast-focused platform with up to 16 CPU cores and four memory channels to compete with Intel’s HEDT lineup.

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Four Wisconsin public schools block social media apps as part of study

Four public schools in Madison are preventing student access to some popular social media apps during the school day to test whether grades, student behavior and school safety improve with fewer online distractions.

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Get tactical: 8 March Madness must-haves

Gear up to party like a tactical professional this year to watch the Final Four NCAA college basketball teams. Arm up for the action with a party-friendly Tank, Forward Operating Base beers and more.

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US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case


The Justice Department has announced charges against four individuals, including two officers of Russia’s FSB, for carrying out a massive cyberbreach that affected about 500 million Yahoo account holders. A federal grand jury in Northern California charged the defendants — the FSB officials and two Russian cybercriminals — with using stolen data to gain illegal access to the accounts of Russian journalists, Russian and U.S. government officials, and private sector employees of financial, transportation and other companies.

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How Deeply Could Bribery Scandal Wound Samsung?


South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Samsung head Lee Jae-yong and four other executives on bribery and embezzlement charges, following a lengthy investigation into Lee’s ties with impeached president Park Geun-hye and her confidant, Choi Soon-sil. Charges against Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Group, include pledging bribes to organizations tied to Choi in an effort to cement his control of the conglomerate. The Samsung Group has denied paying bribes to Park or seeking improper favorable treatment from her.

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Barra Leaves Post as Xiaomi's International Point Man


Almost four years after being poached from a critical post at Google to join Chinese upstart Xiaomi, Hugo Barra on Monday announced he will return to Silicon Valley in February. Barra, who led the Xiaomi’s overseas expansion as vice president, international, explained the move largely as a desire to reconnect with his family and restore a sense of normalcy to his life. However, it also coincides with a widespread perception that Xiaomi’s international growth has run into a great wall.

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