The Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2017: Countdown, Part 1


Something very interesting is happening in the world of CRM blogs: CRM is becoming less and less of a subject. Oh, it’s in there — it’s just being elbowed to the back of the stage by a whole host of other related disciplines and technologies. Customer experience, customer engagement and content marketing are vying with artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and bots to elbow CRM to the back of the stage. CRM is still back there, though — and it’s CRM that glues these disparate trends and market forces together.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85080.html?rss=1

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Apple to make iPhone power management chips itself, report says

The iPhone always features in best phone lists and the business is very profitable for Apple, but the company isn’t sitting still and wants to increase those profits.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/01/apple-to-make-iphone-power-management-chips-itself-report-says.html

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Report: Apple to Make iPhone Power Management Chips Itself

The iPhone always features in best phone lists and the business is very profitable for Apple, but the company isn’t sitting still and wants to increase those profits.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/30/report-apple-to-make-iphone-power-management-chips-itself.html

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Microsoft Office Apps Come to All Chromebooks

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Google’s Chrome OS-based computers debuted in 2011 with a very limited feature set, but they’ve exploded in popularity as functionality improved. There are still a few pain points for those who want to move over to Chromebooks (See on Amazon). For example, a lack of Microsoft Office apps on many devices. That’s not a problem anymore,…

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AMD Stock Craters on Morgan-Stanley Report, but Is the Report Accurate?

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AMD stock has taken a hammering in recent days, but the justifications provided for it aren’t very good.

The post AMD Stock Craters on Morgan-Stanley Report, but Is the Report Accurate? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258111-amds-stock-craters-morgan-stanley-report-report-accurate?source=Computing

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Planet formation may be visible with next generation of radio telescopes

Engineers in New Mexico are designing the next generation Very Large Array of radio telescopes to look deep into our universe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/25/planet-formation-may-be-visible-with-next-generation-radio-telescopes.html

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Finally Oracle


Oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings announcement. As it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms. Yet when read right, the numbers announce the end of the beginning of the end as much as they announce the end of the beginning. Oracle is the last major software vendor to adopt the cloud as its primary medium, and there’s no doubt about its direction.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84825.html?rss=1

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Watch out, Nest — a new smart thermostat called Glas is coming for you

Microsoft just debuted its very own smart thermostat (the first that it’s created), and of course, it can be controlled via voice with Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. No word yet on pricing or availability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/watch-out-nest-new-smart-thermostat-called-glas-is-coming-for.html

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'Peculiar' signals emerge from nearby star and scientists are baffled by what it could be

Scientists in Puerto Rico at the Arecibo Observatory have uncovered “some very peculiar” radio signals from a nearby star just 11-light years away from Earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/peculiar-signals-emerge-from-nearby-star-and-scientists-are-baffled-by-what-it-could-be.html

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PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat

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Apple’s newest Mac refresh doesn’t appear to have helped the company very much, but stagnant growth is preferable to the decline hitting the rest of the PC market.

The post PC Market Shipments Slip Again, Macs Mostly Flat appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/26/best-tablets-summer-microsoft-surface-pro-and-ipad-pro-vie-for-top-tablet.html

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Nintendo Switch back in stock at Best Buy today, but get there early

Days after Best Buy replenished its NES Classic Edition stock for what might be the very last time, the retailer has announced that it is bringing the Nintendo Switch back to store shelves as well on Friday, April 28th.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/nintendo-switch-back-in-stock-at-best-buy-today-but-get-there-early.html

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Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel’s Broadwell-E, Skylake-X

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AMD may be planning a 16-core behemoth of a processor to take on Intel at the very top of its product stack.

The post Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel’s Broadwell-E, Skylake-X appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246232-rumor-amd-may-planning-16-core-32-thread-ryzen-titan-challenge-intels-broadwell-e-skylake-x?source=Computing

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AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

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AM4 motherboards are in short supply, and AMD has a very different explanation for that compared with its motherboard partners. Overall platform availability should improve in the weeks ahead.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245718-ryzen-cpus-readily-available-ryzen-motherboards-not-much?source=Computing

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Microsoft now puts ads in Windows 10 File Explorer, because of course

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Some of these things that look very much like ads have started showing up in the file explorer.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245553-microsoft-now-puts-ads-windows-file-explorer?source=Computing

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

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Intel’s new Hyper-Threading equipped Pentiums offer excellent performance for very little money. AMD’s Ryzen is coming soon, but if you’re an Intel-only enthusiast, these budget chips have a lot to offer — more than any of their predecessors did.

The post The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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