OpenWorld 2017


I spent last week at Oracle’s customer event, OpenWorld 2017, in San Francisco. When I wasn’t drinking from an information fire hose, it was alternately fascinating and exhausting. There were major announcements in database, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other stuff I’m associated with only tangentially. For instance, my eyes glaze over when they start talking about bare metal servers and going serverless, so I’ll limit my observations here to database and security, with a few dashes of other things.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84871.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

EU orders Amazon to pay 250 million Euros after getting illegal tax benefits

After ruling last year that Apple owed a whopping 13 billion to Ireland in back taxes, the European Union on Wednesday morning determined that Amazon received illegal tax benefits as well, this time in Luxembourg.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/04/eu-orders-amazon-to-pay-250-million-euros-after-getting-illegal-tax-benefits.html

Powered by WPeMatico

It's official: We'll never know how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter legal dispute regarding an iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/its-official-well-never-know-how-fbi-hacked-san-bernardino-iphone.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Account-Based Marketing Inspires New Software, Strategies


InsideView last week released InsideView Target with ABM, a tool for business-to-business companies that have implemented account-based marketing. It is a fully redesigned version of InsideView Target, with the addition of ABM workflows and other enhancements. “Companies who want to [succeed] with ABM need to start with the right set of target accounts and people,” said Joe Andrews, VP of product and solution marketing at the company. “Otherwise, the best campaign tactics in the world won’t be effective.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84816.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Apruve Allies with Matrix to Reduce B2B Credit Risk


Apruve last week announced a strategic alliance with Matrix Payment Systems to create a turnkey solution to mitigate the risk of advancing a revolving line of credit to business customers.
Under the agreement, the companies will help businesses streamline the extension of credit with less financial risk and fewer back office overhead expenses. “Apruve and Matrix have partnered to expand the reach of B2B payment solutions for distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers,” said Apruve CEO Michael Noble.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84799.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Ten Billion


Salesforce announced the partial attainment of one of its long-range goals in its second-quarter earnings announcement last week: It eclipsed its goal of a $10 billion run rate. This will be followed by similar announcements over the next year — first $10 billion year, etc. — and why not? The company should celebrate. Second quarter revenue hit $2.56 billion, a 26 percent increase year over year. Despite all the fanfare, anyone watching the evolution of the company and the market should not be surprised.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84773.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

T-Mobile Starts Building Low-Band Wireless Network in the Sticks


T-Mobile last week announced that it has begun the long-anticipated rollout of its new 600-MHz LTE premium low-band spectrum network in Cheyenne, Wyoming, kicking off a massive rollout designed to provide wireless coverage to rural communities across the United States. T-Mobile acquired about 45 percent of the low-band spectrum licenses the FCC made available two months ago. It spent about $8 billion to gain access to millions of potential wireless customers in small communities where access to wireless and broadband coverage has been limited.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84750.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware

481105-surface-book

Last week, Microsoft claimed Consumer Reports’ decision to yank recommendations for its laptops was based on bad data. A leaked memo has revealed this as a lie; Microsoft’s rate of return on some products has been quite high.

The post Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254107-leaked-microsoft-memo-reveals-high-return-rates-surface-hardware?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?


There has been quite a bit of churn in the waters around Uber during the last few years. Now that founder Travis Kalanick is no longer CEO, what does the future look like for the company, workers, drivers, investors and customers? Will Uber continue to grow and lead, or has it seen its best days? Most people connected to the company probably would say the same thing: They want calm but rapid growth. There is now a good possibility for growth if they get the right CEO and right strategy. However, Uber has been like two different companies in recent years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84734.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Is this the end of typing? The internet's next billion users want video and voice

The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/is-this-end-typing-internets-next-billion-users-want-video-and-voice.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback


Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook’s news partnerships unit, announced the plan at a New York digital media forum, outlining the company’s strategy for monetizing the news content that drives so much of the user engagement on the site.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84699.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Google wants to be more like Facebook as it rolls out its own news feed

Call it Facebook envy.After announcing the feed in its Google app in December last year, Google announced it is updating the feed, allowing them to follow certain topics, including world events, top news, sports highlights and more, using advanced machine learning.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/google-wants-to-be-more-like-facebook-as-it-rolls-out-its-own-news-feed.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloud


Verizon, the largest wireless phone company in the U.S., last week confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an Amazon cloud server. The disclosure follows reports that an engineer at Nice Systems, which provides workforce management technology to track call center performance, allowed the data of 14 million Verizon customers to reside on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84676.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design

Ivy Bridge die... on fire!

Last week, we reported Intel’s X299 chipset might have an overheating problem. We now know it’s not just limited to the X299. Skylake-X has issues as well, even under absolutely perfect conditions.

The post Intel X299 Overheating Problem Implicates Skylake-X Design appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252354-investigations-sheds-fresh-light-intels-x299-overheating-problem-implicates-skylake-xs-design-well?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Trailhead Matrix


Salesforce had a strong showing at its TrailheaDX developer conference, roughly quadrupling last year’s attendance and flooding its developers with new technology. Over the last few years, the company has built out a multidimensional matrix of product offerings that include customer relationship management components like sales force automation and customer service, but it has been careful to introduce back-end technology products that support administrators and developers as well. It makes all the sense in the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84660.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico