Email Marketing Goes Hand-in-Glove With E-Commerce Shipping


ShippingEasy has launched Automated Email Marketing as an addition to its customer management module. This new tool has a powerful rules engine that helps users increase sales, the company said. Among other things, it can set up a trigger to send an email to first-time buyers immediately after an order is downloaded — customized with a logo and specific coupon code if desired. It can automatically send an email requesting customer feedback on the order and shipping process, and define targeted customers for loyalty rewards or coupon promos.

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New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce


Epicor this week released Epicor Commerce Connect, a cloud-based application designed to help wholesale distributors quickly deploy e-commerce sites that will automate many of the functions to move product to their customers. The Commerce Connect software is now available for Epicor Eclipse, a cloud-based platform geared toward helping companies deploy rich B2B and B2C solutions to drive efficiencies along their distribution chain. “Today e-commerce is more than adding an online store to a website,” said VP Sanjay Kumar.

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Intel Announces ‘Nervana’ Neural Network Processor

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The Nervana NNP is designed from the ground up with this type of computing in mind.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257609-intel-announces-nervana-neural-network-processor?source=Computing

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'Ripped' kangaroo goes viral in stunning photos

This is the bizarre moment a gardener spotted a threatening ‘bodybuilder’ 100 [kilogram] kangaroo bathing its bulging biceps in an Australian creek.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/16/ripped-kangaroo-goes-viral-in-stunning-photos.html

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Are aliens real? All the evidence, sightings and conspiracy theories on their existence

Do aliens exist? This question has baffled humans for centuries.From Roswell to Suffolk’s Rendlesham Forest, these are the sightings which UFO hunters have hailed as proof of extra-terrestrial life.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/are-aliens-real-all-evidence-sightings-and-conspiracy-theories-on-their-existence.html

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Oculus and HTC Both Slashed VR Prices, Didn’t See Same Benefits

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HTC and Oculus both slashed prices this past summer, but the benefits don’t seem to have helped them equally. All of this is playing out at a time when VR is being scrutinized to see how much momentum it’s actually built and whether it’ll impact the future of PC gaming in a meaningful way.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/256924-oculus-htc-slashed-vr-prices-summer-didnt-see-benefits?source=Computing

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Building a NASA-Themed Mechanical Keyboard

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My obsession with custom mechanical keyboards is well-established at this point. I don’t technically need more keyboards. So, if I’m going to add to my collection, I want to make sure it’s something distinctive and cool.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256661-building-nasa-themed-mechanical-keyboard?source=Computing

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Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers’ PCs

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Malware? Nope, Showtime apparently intended to do this by integrating the Coinhive mining API.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256547-showtime-caught-mining-cryptocurrency-viewers-pcs?source=Computing

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Innovation Requires Market Enablement


In this age of tech industry consolidation, one has to wonder what will happen with the pace of innovation as a few large companies begin to dominate. In personal computers, the WinTel marriage continues to control the technology, while Dell, HP and Lenovo control the devices. Similarly, in smartphones, Apple and Samsung, which both design their own chips and devices, dominate the market, especially in North America. It is natural for market leaders to emerge as technologies and markets mature. However, that maturity often is accompanied by a change in the strategy of key players.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84836.html?rss=1

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IBM z14 Mainframe CPUs to Use 14nm FinFET SOI Design

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IBM and GlobalFoundries are teaming up to build 14nm products using FinFETs and SOI. This is the first time we’ve seen both technologies deployed side-by-side on the same silicon.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256302-globalfoundries-will-build-14nm-finfet-soi-for-ibms-z14-mainframe?source=Computing

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE doesn't work, and Apple just admitted it

Reviews of Apple’s new LTE-enabled Apple Watch finally hit the web this morning, three days before the official product launch, and there seems to be something of a theme amongst them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/apple-watch-series-3-lte-doesnt-work-and-apple-just-admitted-it.html

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Drones put on stunning 'Wonder Woman' display

Following the remarkable success of “Wonder Woman” at the box office this summer, Warner Bros. has spared no expense, putting 300 drones in the night sky to celebrate the home release of the movie.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/19/drones-put-on-stunning-wonder-woman-display.html

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New Checklist Guides B2B Marketing Automation Platform Purchases


Four Quadrant this week released its Marketing Automation Buyer’s Checklist for companies seeking to purchase a B2B marketing automation platform, or MAP. The checklist has eight major categories for evaluation and more than 35 subcategories. It lists more than 100 questions buyers should ask to make an informed assessment of MAP vendors’ offerings. The checklist covers expected business outcomes from MAPs, who and what the MAP should support, the integration capabilities the MAP should have, and what APIs the MAP should offer out of the box.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84814.html?rss=1

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Tiny Keyboard Experiment: Living with the ‘Minivan’

I’ve been using this tiny 40% keyboard for a week to see how well I adapt (if at all).

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/255783-tiny-keyboard-experiment-living-minivan?source=Computing

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The Vision Thing


Salesforce earlier this year introduced its Einstein Vision capability, an idea with a lot of promise but not a great deal of precedent. Who had applications that could see, and how would this be used? For decades, we’ve been content with scanning documents and analyzing them with optical character recognition tools, or we’ve used bar codes and QR codes — but it all came down to recognizing simple symbols. Suddenly there was something much closer to human reading that needed explaining — visual search.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84811.html?rss=1

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'Pokemon Go' gets three new Legendary Pokemon: Raikou, Entei, and Suicune

Just as Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia cycle out of Pokemon Go this week, three new Legendary Pokemon will take their place.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/31/pokemon-go-gets-three-new-legendary-pokemon-raikou-entei-and-suicune.html

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