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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SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand

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NAND prices are expected to jump in Q4 2016 thanks to increased demand for flash-based storage on PC laptops. If you’re planning to buy an SSD for Christmas we recommend pulling the trigger sooner rather than later.

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Analysis ranks 9.7" iPad Pro screen as best performing mobile LCD ever made

Article Image With two color gamuts, increased brightness, lower reflectance, and the new True Tone color shifting technology, the Retina display in Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only the best in its class –?a new analysis has found it’s the best performing mobile LCD on the market, period.

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Amazon Doubles Down on Dash


Amazon last week announced that it had increased to more than 100 the number of Dash buttons Prime users can install in their homes to replenish supplies of common household goods. Dash buttons, which essentially are free for Amazon Prime members, are connected devices that link to a customer’s account. With the press of a button, consumers can order shipments of the product associated with a Dash module. Users can, for example, stick a Gerber Dash near a supply of baby food, then press a button to order more when they notice they’re getting low.

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Bosses rejoice, productivity rises: Twitter is experiencing sporadic worldwide outages

Companies everywhere will likely see increased bursts of productivity from certain employees today, seemingly at random.

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Spotify might allow high-profile artists to restrict music to paid subscribers, report says

Article Image Streaming music giant Spotify is apparently buckling under the load of increased competition from the likes of Apple Music, as a report on Tuesday claims the service is considering a new content “windowing” policy that would make music from select artists available only to paying subscribers.

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Apple Cranks Up Music Storage to 100K


Apple has increased from 25,000 to 100,000 the maximum number of music tracks that can be uploaded to the personal libraries of Apple Music and iTunes Match users, according to media reports Sunday. When Apple launched its streaming music service, Apple Music, in June, Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet software and services, revealed on Twitter that the company was working on raising the library ceiling for iOS 9. It had yet to do so when the new version of the mobile operating system debuted in September.

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Malvertising Headache Swells to Migraine Proportions


Online advertising that pushes malicious software to consumers has increased 325 percent over the past year, Cyphort Labs has reported. Malvertising is adding to what is already a significant problem for online advertisers. Ad fraud will cost global advertisers more than $6 billion this year, according to the Association of National Advertisers. Although malicious advertising appeared on the scene a scant eight years ago, the expanding breadth of online advertising has led to an explosion in its criminal exploitation, the Cyphort report notes.

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Swiss National Bank grows stake in Apple by 500,000 shares in June quarter

The Swiss National Bank increased its stake in Apple during the June quarter by 500,000 shares, giving it a total of 9.4 million, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed on Wednesday.

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As Swiss watchmakers dismiss Apple Watch threat, Swiss National Bank increased its Apple holdings by 60%

Over the first calendar quarter of 2015, the Swiss National Bank increased its holding of Apple stock by 60 percent to 8.90 million shares, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.



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iPhone share of US market grows to 42.6% in March quarter

Apple slightly increased its lead as the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S. during the March quarter, while Samsung and Motorola lost ground, according to new data published on Friday.



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Google Unleashes Mobilegeddon on Unprepared Websites


Google on Tuesday initiated changes to its search algorithm to address increased use of mobile devices, and there is about a week left before the full impact of its new metric is felt in full. Due to its ability to seriously hurt the revenues of small and mid-sized sites, the change is being referred to as “Mobilegeddon.” Mobile traffic overtook desktop traffic for the first time last year. By some estimates, about 60 percent of all Web traffic arrives on the wheels of mobile devices.

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BMO sees Apple selling 189M iPhones & 12M Watches in fiscal 2015, raises target to $110

With high hopes for the newly released iPhone 6, BMO Capital Markets has increased its price target for Apple stock to $110 with a recommendation that investors buy in ahead of a big 2015.



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Apple's A8-powered iPhone 6 & 6 Plus impress, outperform competing phones in benchmarks

The new silicon at the heart of Apple’s recently-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has increased the company’s lead in smartphone application processor performance, according to data released on Monday, with the A8 improving on the already industry-leading 64-bit A7.



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The Role of the UI in Video Discovery


As the competition around video services has increased, a common theme has arisen among the various players in the market: The interface matters. For video services, particularly those offered online, the user interface is the face of the service to the consumer. For this reason, the focus on the user interface for video services is higher than at any time in the past. The technology used to view and find video content has changed drastically over the years, but the primary methods that consumers use for discovery have changed little.

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