E-Commerce Provides Fertile Ground for B2B Growth

Business-to-business firms view increased online activity as an effective way to boost their growth, according to a new report from CloudCraze. Eighty-nine percent of the 400-plus B2B decision makers CloudCraze surveyed in the United States and Europe expected digital commerce would help their businesses grow. “It behooves all B2B companies to take a page from the B2C playbook and make it easier for customers to buy — if they wish — without human interaction,” suggested Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

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Twitter uncovers $274K in ad spending by Russian operatives tied to 2016 election

Twitter announced it has uncovered several accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook, as well as $274,000 being spent on ads by a company with ties to the Russian government during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/28/twitter-uncovers-274k-in-ad-spending-by-russian-operatives-tied-to-2016-election.html

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9 ways Amazon's Alexa can help you in the kitchen

Cooking is a social activity. Parents make food. Kids help in the kitchen. Friends bake together. Families bequeath recipes through the generations. People get together for a potluck and trade cooking tips all evening.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/05/9-ways-amazons-alexa-can-help-in-kitchen.html

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Could your fitness tracker sabotage your diet?

Wearable technologies can monitor your physical activity or your allergies. Increasingly, they are part of our everyday lives. But a new analysis comparing two sets of dieters discovered that those wearing activity trackers lost less, not more, weight than the tech-free dieters.

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Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

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An inventive new attack can extract passwords from computer fan activity, perfectly showing why the security war will always continue, and can never be won for good.

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Privacy Concerns Curb Online Commerce, Communication

Concern about online security and privacy are leading Americans to curtail online activity, the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration reported last week. More than 41,000 households with at least one Internet user in July responded to several privacy and security questions the U.S. Census Bureau posed for the NTIA. Eighty-four percent of those households named at least one online privacy and security concern, and 40 percent mentioned at least two. Sixty-three percent were concerned about identity theft.

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Misfit's Shine 2 packs vibration motor, upgraded internals, more into thinner design

Article Image Misfit on Tuesday introduced the Misfit Shine 2, the second generation of its flagship activity tracker, packing hardware upgrades, a vibration motor and more into a sleek, more responsive design.

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Screenshots expose 'Activity' Apple Watch app hidden in iOS 8.2

Hidden within the newly released iOS 8.2 update for iPhone, the official “Activity” iPhone app for the Apple Watch has been discovered, with new screenshots showcasing how the software will look when a Watch is paired.

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Smartphones apps equal to fitness wearables for step tracking, study says

Consumers searching for the best way to automatically log their daily activity may need to look no farther than the App Store, as a new study from the University of Pennsylvania shows that data collected by dedicated fitness wearables is generally no more accurate than that from a smartphone kept in a pocket.

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Would you ever buy a smart watch?

Smart watches—devices that channel phone alerts and notifications, act as activity trackers, and in some cases do much more—have been around for a couple years now, but do people really want them…

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