Salesforce Offers Alternative to Old-School Partner Portals


Salesforce has announced the Sales Cloud Lightning PRM app as a replacement for partner portals and electronic data interchanges that lack modern features such as built-in mobile, social analytics and AI capabilities. The PRM app has an interactive Guided Setup Wizard that lets channel managers configure, customize and deploy the app in days. It manages lead distribution, deal registration and marketing development funds, and it automatically assign partners into meaningful tiers for targeted promotions and customized content.

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Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud


In the world of the cloud, showcasing the partner ecosystem in an online marketplace has become an imperative. Salesforce has been in the vanguard of this trend. Since its inception in 2005, the AppExchange has grown to include more than 3,000 partner solutions that augment Salesforce’s growing portfolio of cloud services. AppExchange has strengthened significantly Salesforce’s position in the marketplace by cataloging the company’s rapidly expanding ecosystem of ISV and consulting partners.

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Ecosystem Two-Dot-Oh


Salesforce this week announced significant enhancements to its AppExchange Partner Program, including a $100 million Salesforce Platform Fund to encourage developers of AI-driven solutions, as well as changes to its partner business model. Salesforce arguably was the first kid on the block with a partner program of this kind in which buyers could access a large community of apps based on a single standard from a single store. It’s worth remembering, for instance, that the “AppStore” was originally a Salesforce property.

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Salesforce Rejiggers Enterprise Apps Partner Plan


Salesforce on Tuesday launched the AppExchange Partner Program, or APP, for developers, independent software vendors and startups, as a replacement for its current ISV Partner Program. The APP will cost much less. Its baseline percent-net-revenue model for all new APP partners has been slashed from 25 percent to 15 percent. Current partners will be eligible for the new PNR terms on contract renewal. Partner tiers will be eliminated. The APP provides enablement and support based on the partner’s AppExchange Trailblazer Score, a new point-based system.

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Salesforce Adds Health Cloud Features


Salesforce this week announced new features and an expanded partner ecosystem for its Health Cloud at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Orlando, Florida. The new features are lead-to-patient conversion, risk stratification and advanced segmentation. Salesforce also announced a slew of new partner-developed applications for Health Cloud that can be installed via the Salesforce AppExchange. “Salesforce has continued to build momentum in the healthcare space,” noted Nucleus Research analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

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Adblock Plus Now Means Ad Blocking Plus Ads


Adblock Plus, together with partner ComboTag, on Tuesday launched the beta version of the Acceptable Ads Platform. AA is an interactive platform that pre-whitelists ads publishers and bloggers then can place on their sites. It will only contain only ads that abide by AA’s criteria for size and labeling, and their placement will be governed by the AA rules. “This is just a technical extension and improvement to Acceptable Ads,” said Adblock Plus spokesperson Ben Williams.

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Are your eyes really 'bigger than your stomach'? Studies put it to the test

Here’s an experiment to test and tease your senses: Next time your partner or friend is making you dinner, put on a blindfold before the meal is served. How does not being able to see affect your dining experience?

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Twitter Upsets Rivals to Win Thursday Night Football Streaming Rights


The National Football League on Monday named Twitter its exclusive global partner to live-stream 10 Thursday Night Football games during the 2016 season. Twitter reportedly beat out some of the top content and social media providers for the contract. It will live-stream the games for free to more than 800 million registered and unregistered users over mobile phones, tablets, connected TV sets and personal computers, while CBS and NBC will broadcast the games, which will be simulcast over the NFL Network.

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Amazon Takes a Swipe at PayPal


Amazon on Monday launched its Payments Partner Program — a global effort widely seen as a rival to PayPal — in the United States, the UK, Germany and Japan. Currently available by invitation only, the program provides for three levels of partners: premier partners, certified partners and certified developers. The first two are for e-commerce platform providers, and the third is for developers and agencies. A separate agreement is required for all three types of partnerships. Participation is free.

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Foxconn asks banks for compromises to make Sharp takeover deal work

Article Image Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is angling for compromises from two key lenders before it goes ahead with its planned takeover of Sharp, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

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Foxconn & Sharp to delay takeover talk deadline by 1-2 weeks, report says

Article Image Sharp and Apple’s main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, have reportedly agreed to extend the deadline for takeover talks by another one to two weeks, following the latter’s discovery of undisclosed Sharp liabilities.

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Rumor: Apple to expand supply chain, add Wistron as manufacturer for new 4" iPhone

Article Image Both longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and newcomer Wistron are expected to handle assembly of the company’s forthcoming 4-inch iPhone revamp, according to a new supply chain report.

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Sharp leaning towards Foxconn takeover, but with no exclusive negotiations, CEO says

Article Image Sharp is indeed leaning towards a takeover by Apple’s main manufactuing partner, Foxconn, but no exclusive negotiating rights have been offered, the company’s CEO announced at a Thursday press conference.

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Yahoo prepares for split, will lay off 15% of workforce in restructuring

Article Image Internet search, content pioneer and Apple partner Yahoo is readying for either a reverse spinoff or outright sale that would see the well-known web businesses separated from the parent company and more than 1,000 employees laid off.

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Data suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program has moved 250K units

Article Image New data from Citizen’s Financial Group suggests Apple’s loan partner has financed some 250,000 iPhones through the newly launched iPhone Upgrade Program, according to calculations from investment firm Piper Jaffray.

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Core Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees December revenues down 20 percent

Article Image Apple’s primary assembly partner, Hon Hai — better known as Foxconn — saw its revenues drop approximately 20 percent in December, on top of missing full-year sales predictions from analysts.

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Best Buy drops Apple Watch pricing to as low as $249 with new wave of $100 discounts

Article Image Apple retail partner Best Buy kicked off major discounts on the Apple Watch on Wednesday, offering $100 off its inventory of Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch models for a limited time, marking the lowest price points yet for the wearable. Some shoppers may also find equivalent or better deals at Apple authorized reseller B&H as well.

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Failed Apple supplier GT Advanced looks to exit bankruptcy with $80M financing

Article Image Financiers have positioned floundering ex-Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies to emerge from bankruptcy with $80 million in funding, a plan that could allow the beleaguered former sapphire supplier to reposition itself as an industrial equipment manufacturer.

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Nintendo's Miitomo Smartphone 'Game' Fails to Charm Investors


Nintendo shares dropped 9 percent on Thursday, and partner DeNA’s stock dropped 15 percent after Nintendo announced that it would wade into the mobile waters next year with social mobile app Miitomo. Based on the Mii digital avatars made popular by the Wii, Miitomo will seek to connect players through trivia, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima reportedly said in a conference call with investors. The app, due to launch next March, will be a free-to-play game that will include add-ons that people can buy.

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