New Service Promises Help Winning Government Contracts


Onvia on Tuesday launched a new service for companies selling to the public sector. The service provides access to detailed materials associated with a given solicitation, including all submitted proposals, the awarded bid, the final contract, and the agency’s scoring criteria. Onvia “helps clients succeed in pursuing government contracts,” said Ben Vaught, director of Onvia for Government. “We equip them with data and tools that cover the processes of searching and screening leads, then qualifying and pursuing opportunities.”

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Hootsuite Adds New Social Selling Tool


Hootsuite on Monday launched Amplify for Selling, a mobile-first solution that helps sales teams succeed on social by generating leads and fostering revenue-driving relationships. The new tool is an extension of Hootsuite’s Amplify employee advocacy product, which is focused on the business-to-business market. Amplify for Selling integrates with Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, so sales reps can import contacts from these systems and follow them on Twitter.

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Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

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As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or 8.1 to OEMs for pre-installation. If you want a copy of either OS, you’ll have to pick up dwindling stock of either the retail versions or an older pre-built system.

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Add-on Telephoto Smartphone Lenses Get You Close to the Action

One of the top selling points of the new iPhone 7 Plus is its telephoto lens, which lets you get twice as close to the action as the typical smartphone.

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Google’s Nexus is dead, long live Pixel

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Not all that long after selling off its Motorola phone business, Google is back in the fray, targeting Pixel phones at consumers, and backpedaling from its developer-focused Nexus brand.

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Facebook Cuts Ribbon on New Online Marketplace


Facebook on Monday announced Marketplace, a new mobile app that facilitates buying and selling between peers. Marketplace allows members of a community to discover, buy and sell items, noted Facebook Product Management Director Mary Ku. The service is scheduled for rollout this week in the United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Users can access Marketplace by tapping a shopping icon at the bottom of the Facebook mobile app. The opening screen displays photos of items for sale by people who live in a user-defined geographic area.

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Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details.

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Real hoverboard company Arx Pax will now sell you a hover engine

Arx Pax, the firm behind the Hendo Hoverboard, is selling its hover engines to companies interested in harnessing the technology in industries such as manufacturing and transportation.

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Vendors Gain Congressional Support on IT Pricing


Selling information technology to the U.S. government is never easy, and it’s even harder when a vendor cannot highlight the qualitative differences it believes separates its competencies from other providers competing for the same work. Yet a major contracting tool federal agencies use in seeking IT products and services tends to smother those differences in skills and competencies — much to the chagrin of IT providers. Now, Congress is taking steps to reduce the vendors’ anxiety.

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Comcast Seeks Customers' Good Graces Through Amazon Sales


Comcast on Monday announced that it would begin selling its Xfinity TV, phone and Internet services through Amazon. The services debuted on the new Amazon Cable Store Web page, which promises to help customers choose a cable TV plan. All of the plans offered include high-definition and DVR services, along with more than 30 Xfinity products and services, including Comcast’s flagship video product, Xfinity X1. Pricing offered on Amazon is identical to what customers can find via Comcast’s existing sales channels.

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Report: Apple Moving Quickly to Sell New iPhone, iPad Models


Apple will begin selling new models of its iPad tablets and iPhones in mid-March, according to a report published last week. It will debut a 4-inch iPhone, called the “iPhone 5se,” as well as a new iPad Air at a March 15 event, followed by a retail and online sales launch three days later, said the report. Apple is not expected to offer its usual preorder sales event, but that decision is subject to change. The new tablet, called the “iPad Air 3,” reportedly will include a new Smart Connector and support for various Apple accessories.

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Harvard study says Apple's Tim Cook was right: encryption bans, backdoors wouldn't work

Article Image Efforts by the FBI and certain lawmakers seeking to ban Apple and other U.S. companies from selling products with real encryption will not be effective, note researchers in a study citing 865 encryption products already available in 55 countries–two thirds of which originate outside the U.S.

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LeapFrog toy tablets out-jumped by Apple's iPad

Article Image Northern California’s educational toy tablet maker LeapFrog is selling itself to its Hong Kong-based competitor VTech for just $72 million, after years of declining sales. Apple leapfrogged the company with its more general purpose, albeit more expensive, iPad–which LeapFrog now develops apps for.

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