Namogoo CEO Chemi Katz: Malware Can Ruin the Customer Journey


“The customer journey is the journey that e-commerce customers go on when they come to a site, and hopefully it ends with buying a product,” said Chemi Katz, CEO of Namogoo. “Hijacking interferes with the customer’s journey. It can be a pop-up that the company didn’t put there, or something that will lead a customer out of the website. It’s any interference that doesn’t come from the e-commerce business itself, but from a third party that does it for malicious reasons and to make money. It’s important to prevent it.”

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PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011

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The new report from analyst firm IDC shows a 0.7 percent increase in PC shipments over the last quarter of 2017.

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Top 5 Data-Driven Mobile Services for a Competitive Edge


The mobile data market has been approaching saturation in major industrialized nations. Mobile data consumption has increased steadily over the past several years, but consumers have found new ways to avoid paying extra for services they don’t need or use — and intense competition among mobile carriers has allowed consumers to switch from fixed-data to unlimited plans and pay less in the process. Operators increasingly have been turning to targeted data-driven services in order to drive higher data usage and find new monetization strategies.

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The Satanic Temple is thinking about suing Twitter over 'religious discrimination'

The Satanic Temple is considering suing Twitter for religious discrimination after a tweet appeared on the platform to burn down the Temple and was retweeted by several users, including by former child actor Corey Feldman.

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The Platform Wars of 2018


The new battleground in enterprise software is likely to be the software platform. This is not to say that analytics and security are not important, but they are being handled in different ways. Security is being handled in ways that address both hardware and software vulnerabilities, but these things aren’t what customers spend their days thinking about. While everyone wants security, the attitude is that it’s someone else’s job. Platforms, on the other hand, affect more people — and importantly, they are key to making and saving money.

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SanDisk Shows Off 1TB Flash Drive Prototype

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The new USB Type-C stick includes a whopping 1TB of storage.

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IoT and 5G: New Revenues, Use Cases, Value-added Services


The 5G standards target billions of new devices that will connect to operators’ networks over the next decade and beyond. Each device type serves a use case that can be high-volume with low throughput requirements, or low-volume but high-value from a customer’s point of view. The list of use cases keeps growing as new types of devices are added to the network, and as existing devices find new use cases with embedded mobile connectivity. For instance, a GoPro-type of wearable camera helps sports fanatics capture their exciting experiences and broadcast them live worldwide through a mobile broadband connection.

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5 Ways E-Commerce SMBs Can Cool Social Media Complaints


“The most important thing an SMB can do … is be proactive and ready to help [customers] right at the moment they need it,” said Linda Crawford, CEO of Helpshift. Companies must streamline support systems to resolve issues faster and more efficiently, she said. An up-to-date knowledge base enables instant self-service, “but SMBs must also offer channels for customers to communicate directly with support agents to cover all bases.” SMBs should offer robust omnichannel options and prioritize user-friendly channel support.

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Asus XG Station Pro Offers Thunderbolt 3, eGPU Support to PCs and Macs

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Asus is throwing its hat into the external graphics enclosure ring with the new XG Station Pro.

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E-Commerce Trends in 2018: Voice, Subscriptions, Personalization


The mushrooming popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will fuel e-commerce in the coming year. “You’re going to have a whole new frontier of commerce space driven through voice and brand recognition,” said Michael Levine, marketing vice president at Photon. “It’s going to be a different type of playing field for these brands. “Where it used to be more visual, it’s now going to be driven by voice.” Retailers will start adapting to the new smart speaker technology and learning how to engage consumers with it.

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Spectre, Meltdown: Critical CPU Security Flaws Explained

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The security flaws everyone’s been rushing to patch have names now: Meltdown and Spectre. There’s good reason everyone’s been rushing to patch things.

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Consumers Win Some, Lose Some in Privacy Legal Tussles


The Walt Disney Company’s recent decision to purchase major assets of 21st Century Fox in a transaction valued at $52 billion underscores the huge potential for distributing information and entertainment via the Internet. The deal will allow the company to improve its direct-to-consumer offerings, Disney said when it disclosed the transaction early last month. Digital distribution through personal devices naturally creates an opportunity for providers not only to generate entertainment revenue, but also to obtain valuable data on customers.

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Nintendo could sell 50M Switch by 2019

The Switch was exactly what Nintendo needed after the Wii U disaster, but I doubt anyone at Nintendo predicted just how popular its hybrid console was at launch and would continue to be 10 months on.

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