Amazon's Prime Air 'drone tower' would look and sound like a giant beehive

Amazon has an idea for a “drone tower” that could one day act as both a fulfillment center and a busy drone delivery base. The beehive-like building would be built in urban centers where most of its customers live.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/amazons-prime-air-drone-tower-would-look-and-sound-like-giant-beehive.html

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These dolls with artificial intelligence can read your child's emotions

Talking dolls are so yesterday.Researchers are working on a new doll that can recognize eight emotions – like surprise and happiness – thanks to a chip and battery that give it artificial intelligence qualities, according to New Scientist.

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84628.html?rss=1

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Nintendo Switch consoles will soon be available to buy at GameStop

As exciting as the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight showcase was, it was somewhat undercut by the fact that thousands of consumers still haven’t been able to get their hands on a Switch console.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/nintendo-switch-consoles-will-soon-be-available-to-buy-at-gamestop.html

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Miami police officer fines Uber driver for violating ordinance requiring ability to speak English

An Uber driver in Florida was fined for violating a county ordinance that requires ride-sharing drivers to be “able to communicate in the English language.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/miami-police-officer-fines-uber-driver-for-violating-ordinance-requiring-ability-to-speak-english.html

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France believes it can transport people on driverless trains by 2023

Who says cars are the only form of transportation that could benefit from being driverless? Certainly not engineers in France, who have high hopes for the future of their trains — the hope is that they will be driverless.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/19/france-believes-it-can-transport-people-on-driverless-trains-by-2023.html

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Amazon Spends $14B on Whole Foods


Amazon on Friday announced that it has inked a deal to acquire Whole Foods Market for close to $14 billion in cash. The agreement includes assumption of Whole Foods’ net debt. Whole Foods will run as a wholly independent subsidiary of Amazon. It will continue to operate stores under its own brand and source products from vendors and partners. Cofounder John Mackey will continue in his role as Whole Foods’ CEO, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84619.html?rss=1

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Broader Scope of Russian Election Cyberattacks Revealed


Federal and state officials have confirmed that cyberattacks against state voting systems during the 2016 election were more widespread than previously disclosed to the public, but they said the heightened activity did not impact final vote tallies. The confirmations follow Tuesday’s Bloomberg report, citing three unnamed sources, that attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election were much greater than previously disclosed to the public. Still, officials pushed back on the revelation that 39 states were “hit” by Russian attackers.

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Swiftpage CEO John Oechsle: Better Interactions Lead to More Transactions


“There are groups within companies that don’t want to interact with a full-blown CRM application,” said John Oechsle, president and CEO of Swiftpage. “They want it running in the background, but they want to access it based on the functions they want it to perform. These small purpose-built apps are going to continue to evolve. Also, people want to interact with software using voice interpretation and voice interaction. They don’t want to sit there and type. If I’m in my car or on a train or walking, I can interact with my software via voice.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84612.html?rss=1

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This new technology can help predict if you're going to die

New research has indicated that “future” predicting computers could be coming to hospitals in the near future. Researchers are hoping that the technology could be used to predict serious illnesses and medical conditions such as heart attacks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/this-new-technology-can-help-predict-if-youre-going-to-die.html

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Salesforce Parallelism


For several years now, Salesforce has built distinct product lines that all work off the same platform and can integrate in interesting ways. There are product lines for the enterprise, small and mid-sized businesses, business-to-business firms and business-to-consumer operations — and probably some others that I haven’t considered. For instance, the AppExchange contains a wealth of apps for very specialized types of front-office business, as well as some back-office apps, like accounting.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84605.html?rss=1

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Xbox One X, along with its 4k gaming prowess, will be available Nov. 7

One year after Project Scorpio was announced at E3, Microsoft finally revealed that the new Xbox One X is coming out on November 7. The system will cost $500.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/xbox-one-x-along-with-its-4k-gaming-prowess-will-be-available-nov-7.html

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PS4 sales have topped 60 million units worldwide

Following an interesting E3 2017 presentation that consisted entirely of trailers, Sony announced that it has sold through over 60.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles since launch on November 15th, 2013.

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SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands


SoftBank on Thursday announced that it will acquire robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet, parent company of Google. Softbank also agreed to buy robotics firm Schaft as part of the same deal. SoftBank Robotics is the company’s subsidiary that focuses on the development, sales and maintenance of humanoid and service robots. “Smart robotics are going to be a key driver of the next stage of the information revolution,” said SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.”

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LogMeIn Makes Bold360 Entrance at CRM Party


LogMeIn has unveiled Bold360, a customer engagement platform that evolved from Boldchat — the live website chat software it acquired five years ago. Bold360 has an intuitive interface that consolidates data from different systems to present a unified view of customer interactions. Among its features are easy integration of Salesforce and Zendesk data; omnichannel support, including live chat, Facebook Messenger and email; and intelligent automation, which lets agents respond to commonly asked questions and create, curate and manage answers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84599.html?rss=1

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Apple's next iPhone is getting a design surprise no one has talked about yet

If there’s anything consistent about Apple’s iPhone rumors, it’s that the iPhone 8 will come with a glass chassis.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/apples-next-iphone-is-getting-design-surprise-no-one-has-talked-about-yet.html

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Major leak shows that Google's Pixel 2 will be just as exciting as the iPhone 8

It’s finally here, the first serious Google Pixel 2 leak that tells us more about Google’s next-gen flagship than just its codename.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/major-leak-shows-that-googles-pixel-2-will-be-just-as-exciting-as-iphone-8.html

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