Forests lost in wildfires could be replanted by drones

U.S. wildfires have left a trail of devastation behind them in recent months. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, from Jan. 1 through Oct. 6, 2017 there were 50, 283 wildfires in the United States– up from 46,618 last year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/forests-lost-in-wildfires-could-be-replanted-by-drones.html

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Oil Patch CRM


A recent story chilled me to the bone. The headline supplies all the reasons: “Saudi Arabia’s Grand Plan to Move Beyond Oil: Big Goals, Bigger Hurdles.” At first glance, this doesn’t ring any CRM bells, but maybe it should. Why would any business or business-state contemplate moving out of its sweet spot if it weren’t required to? What happens to the customers that have become dependent? That’s the point. Beyond oil means running out — as in we won’t be in that business in so many years because there will be nothing left to pump.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84921.html?rss=1

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AMD Stock Craters on Morgan-Stanley Report, but Is the Report Accurate?

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AMD stock has taken a hammering in recent days, but the justifications provided for it aren’t very good.

The post AMD Stock Craters on Morgan-Stanley Report, but Is the Report Accurate? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258111-amds-stock-craters-morgan-stanley-report-report-accurate?source=Computing

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Amazon's lack of income tax paid has become an 'uncomfortable question'

Amazon has shown no sign of slowing down in recent years, expanding into areas such as cloud computing, logistics and most recently, firmly entrenching itself in the $800 billion grocery market with its acquisition of Whole Foods.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/19/amazons-lack-income-tax-paid-has-become-uncomfortable-question.html

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Is someone hacking our 7th Fleet? Navy to investigate after USS John S McCain collision

A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for an extensive investigation into the recent collisions of two U.S. warships in the Pacific, including a review into the possibility of “cyber intrusion or sabotage.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/22/is-someone-hacking-our-7th-fleet-navy-to-investigate-after-uss-john-s-mccain-collision.html

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Has Marketing Automation Started Making Sense?


B2B marketing automation has a long way to go, suggest the results of a recent survey of more than 350 marketing professionals. Act-On Software commissioned Econsultancy to conduct the research for its State of B2B Marketing report released last week.
Only 51 percent of respondents said the CMO or equivalent took a keen interest in marketing automation, and just 37 percent said the issue got executive support outside the marketing department. Marketing automation “is a rapidly evolving industry,” noted Meg Columbia-Walsh, CEO of Wylei.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84748.html?rss=1

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Amazon has a patent for an underwater storage facility that looks like something out of James Bond

Amazon has been awarded some interesting patents in recent months, including a storage facility that looks like a beehive. But this latest one may top them all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/amazon-has-patent-for-underwater-storage-facility-that-looks-like-something-out-james-bond.html

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Petya's Ransomware Cloaking Device


Recent ransomware threats have escalated into a global crisis, and cybersecurity experts and government authorities have redoubled their investigative efforts. Of grave concern is the possibility that the recent Petya attack had more sinister motives than typical ransomware operations, and that state actors were involved behind the scenes. The Petya attack — which disrupted major government agencies, infrastructure sites, multinational companies and other organizations — actually used ransomware as a cover.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84659.html?rss=1

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Consumers Will Pay to Be Pleased: Survey


Eighty percent of participants in a recent Capgemini consumer survey said they would pay more for a better customer experience, and 9 percent were willing to pay up to 50 percent more. Researchers polled 3,300 customers of 125 companies in the utilities, consumer products, retail, retail banking, and Internet-based services sectors. Among the respondents were 450 senior executives from customer experience, customer service, IT, marketing and sales departments at 150 companies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84653.html?rss=1

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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft join up to battle terrorist content

Amid concern about the recent spate of terror attacks, some of the world’s largest technology companies are teaming up in an effort to put a stop to terrorist content on their platforms.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/facebook-youtube-twitter-and-microsoft-join-up-to-battle-terrorist-content.html

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Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs

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A recent flaw discovered in Intel’s Hyper-Threading can cause system instabilities or crashes. Debian recommends disabling HT until appropriate UEFI updates are available (and the flaw can affect all operating systems, including Windows).

The post Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251499-major-hyper-threading-flaw-can-destabilize-intel-cpus-based-kaby-lake-skylake?source=Computing

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Stephen Hawking wants humanity to leave Earth as soon as possible

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has been extremely vocal in recent months about his feelings that humanity needs to get off of Earth as soon as possible.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/stephen-hawking-wants-humanity-to-leave-earth-as-soon-as-possible.html

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The Best Wireless Service and Smartphone


During a recent grocery checkout conversation, it came up that I was a wireless analyst, and the cashier asked me which was the best wireless service and best smartphone. This is a question I get frequently, and though it seems straightforward, it’s difficult to answer. As I told the cashier, it depends. “On what?” she asked. That’s when I realized that the U.S. wireless industry’s multimillion-dollar advertising, public relations and marketing campaigns simply have been confusing buyers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84594.html?rss=1

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The [xxx] Economy


While sitting in the audience at Zuora’s recent Subscribed event, I couldn’t help contemplate the meaning and progress of what was once a set of words that didn’t roll off the tongue. I am talking about the “subscription economy” — and it’s really something. The data coming in from a variety of sources shows how rapidly subscriptions have become a big part of our lives, and why not? As I am fond of saying, subscriptions have become the way to commoditize technology and other things so that they can spread to the largest markets possible.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84587.html?rss=1

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Twitter updates privacy policy, ends 'do not track' support

You may see a notice informing you about the recent privacy policy changes the next time you visit the microblogging service, if you haven’t seen it already.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/twitter-updates-privacy-policy-ends-do-not-track-support.html

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ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf provided an update on the future of Windows on ARM in a recent investor call, saying the first Qualcomm-based Windows PCs will be available at the end of this year.

The post ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248132-arm-based-windows-10-devices-expected-launch-late-2017?source=Computing

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