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.

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Experts Identify 6 Emerging Influencer Marketing Trends


Influencer marketing has become an area of strategic importance for marketing departments, according to a white paper Traackr published Thursday. B2B technology companies are aware of the trend, according to the paper’s coauthor, business consultant Mark Schaefer, but they lag in implementing influencer marketing programs. Interviews with 10 marketing experts — including some who built influencer marketing programs at Microsoft, IBM and Samsung — suggest that influencer marketing requires a fundamental shift in the marketing department.

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Visa Seeks to Build Online B2B Ecosystem


Visa this week announced the Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions, a strategic framework to help ensure that tech companies integrating with Visa’s B2B payment services and data solutions meet the company’s standards and are market ready. The program lets Visa’s tech partners quickly integrate and approve various Visa B2B payments solutions, including enhanced data, virtual card integration, payables automation, and payment controls. It lets partners quickly introduce devices, software and solutions that can initiate or accept Visa payments.

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Salesforce, IBM Kick Off New Artificial Intelligence Era


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on Monday announced a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions leveraging artificial intelligence. Einstein, the AI that powers Salesforce applications, will be connected seamlessly with IBM’s Watson AI platform. The integration is scheduled for availability in the second half, and pricing will be announced at that time. “This brings together two powerhouses — at least in branding — in the AI space,” observed Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

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The 10 highest-paid CEOs in the tech industry

In the tech world, where the importance and pressure of making decisive and strategic decisions is arguably amplified, CEOs are unquestionably living large. Though not everyone is balling like former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — who owns an island, a mega-yacht, 2 military jets, and many more extravagant toys — life at the top is still pretty good for those keeping things interesting in Silicon Valley.

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Microsoft to axe 7,800 jobs from struggling mobile phone unit in new restructuring plan

A strategic shift at Microsoft could see as many as 7,800 former Nokia employees lose their jobs this year while the software behemoth absorbs a $7.6 billion write-down on its troubled handset business, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Red Hat, Samsung Ramp Up Enterprise Mobility


Red Hat and Samsung Business Services on Tuesday announced a strategic alliance to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise. The alliance, announced at the Red Hat Summit 2015, combines the strengths of each company — Samsung’s mobile device portfolio and Red Hat’s open source middleware, mobile and cloud technologies. This mobile solutions partnership will allow the firms to go to market both individually and together, said Cathal McGloin, vice president of mobile platforms for Red Hat.

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