As Alexa, Google Assistant dominate CES, Apple and Microsoft face tough decisions

Alexa continued to rack up integration wins at CES this year, and Google is struggling to keep pace. Is it too late for Microsoft and Apple? Unless they make some changes, the answer’s likely yes.

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OpenMethods, Next Caller Join to Streamline Call Routing


OpenMethods on Tuesday announced integration with Next Caller’s Advanced Caller ID database. The integration will let contact centers on the Oracle Service Cloud use real-time contextual data for more than 500 million landline, mobile and VoIP numbers to personalize and simplify their agent and customer interactions. OpenMethods integrates IVR and telephony data into the CRM package call center agents use, saving customers from repeating who they are and why they’ve called, which can take about 30 seconds.

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Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win


Just two months after announcing the integration of its CRM and ERP platform under the Microsoft Dynamics 365 umbrella, Microsoft this week announced a six-year agreement to deploy the service to HP Inc.’s ranks. Under the agreement, HP will deploy the Microsoft Dynamics platform — including Azure, Office 365 and other solutions — to tens of thousands of its employees. The move will integrate HP’s sales, marketing and service operations on a common cloud platform.

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LinkedIn Spiffs Up Sales Navigator


LinkedIn this week announced three updates to Sales Navigator. One is deeper integration with Salesforce CRM data, allowing leads and accounts to be imported into Sales Navigator automatically. More than 20 LinkedIn customers already are using this feature. The second is direct integration of Sales Navigator with Gmail, allowing users to access all LinkedIn public profile details and public social contact information from their emails, and to save a contact as a lead in Sales Navigator.

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New PC motherboard teases Intel Skylake chipset, integrated GTX 1070

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There might be a new kid in town in the GPU/motherboard integration game: How does a 1070 attached to Skylake sound?

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Apple's Swift language project gains continuous integration

Article Image Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project’s health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.

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Periscope's Live Streams Now Pop Up in Tweets


Periscope on Tuesday announced integration with Twitter, allowing users to view its live-stream broadcasts directly in the Twitter iOS app. Previously, Periscope broadcasters could share only links to their videocasts in tweets. Now they can embed video directly into tweets, and the content can be set to autoplay. It’s been roughly a year since Twitter purchased Periscope and about 10 months since the platform launched. In that time, Periscope has attracted more than 20 million user accounts, according to Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour.

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Ford Sync update brings Siri Eyes Free support to more than 5M vehicles

Article Image Detroit automaker Ford enabled Siri Eyes Free integration for more than five million car owners with the release of a Sync infotainment system software update on Thursday, an upgrade compatible with cars dating back to the 2011 model year.

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HootSuite Adds Social Chops to Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Hootsuite on Tuesday announced an integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Yammer. The collaboration will let enterprises use social content in meaningful ways for social marketing, social selling, social customer support, and internal collaboration, noted Kevin Zellmer, Hootsuite’s vice president of corporate and business development. There are more than 150 business-ready integrations in the Hootsuite App Directory, he noted.

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Apple invention brings inductive charging to iPhone without extra hardware

Article Image According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is actively investigating the integration of inductive charging technology into its devices using multi-mode versions of electrical coils already found in speakers, microphones and haptic engines.

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Apple CarPlay coming soon to 2016 General Motors cars and trucks

In our smartphone-addicted culture, car buyers are increasingly expecting deep integration of their most common used apps into their next car.

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Apple Store app partners with Postmates for same-day deliveries

In an update to the Apple Store iOS app on Wednesday, Apple added integration with on-demand logistics service Postmates to offer customers same-day deliveries as an alternative to in-store pickups.



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Apple to reveal new Apple TV with App Store, Siri & A8 CPU at WWDC in June – report

Apple is reportedly set to take the wraps off of a brand new Apple TV set-top box, featuring Siri integration and support for a native App Store, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report.



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Amazon Kindle app for iPad & iPhone gains Audible audio book integration

Amazon’s official Kindle app for iPad and iPhone has been updated to include integration with audio versions of titles when purchased through the service Audible, as well as cloud syncing with Whispersync for Voice.



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Wall Street expects Apple's WWDC announcements will leverage strength of connected platforms against Google

With Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference highlighting tight integration between the upcoming OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 platforms, market watchers on Wall Street saw the announcements as a direct shot at Google’s competing Android platform.



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GameWorks isn’t integrated directly into Unreal Engine 4 core, says Nvidia and Epic

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Nvidia and Epic have both released a report to clarify the degree of GameWorks integration into Unreal Engine 4 and it turns out the links aren’t as tight as we thought.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/183415-gameworks-isnt-integrated-directly-into-unreal-engine-4-core-says-nvidia-and-epic

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