Deeper Connections


Salesforce held its Connections 2016 user event in Atlanta earlier this month. About 7,000 people attended, but in the Georgia World Congress Center and airplane hangar, attendance seemed smallish. It might have been held down by Gov. Nathan Deal’s slow response to vetoing a religious freedom law largely seen as discriminating against the LGBT community. This isn’t a story about politics, but Salesforce has been a leader in things such as pay parity for women and its willingness to stay out of states that appear to legislate discrimination.

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The Mystery of the Missing LinkedIn Post Views


There’s a disconnect between the number of connections a LinkedIn user has and the number of post views attracted, one LinkedIn influencer has noticed. There are several possible explanations for cases in which LinkedIn influencers with millions of followers average only thousands of post views — or less — but the company hasn’t offered any. This gulf between the numbers of followers and post views was noticed by Itai Leshem. Prepping his startup for the launchpad, Leshem dug into LinkedIn’s post distribution data for about six hours one day.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82792.html?rss=1

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Cold War photo on Reddit connects soldiers’ grandsons in amazing coincidence

Reddit isn’t all cute puppies and AMA’s – sometimes it’s a place for unlikely connections and coincidences.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/10/cold-war-photo-on-reddit-connects-soldiers-grandsons-in-amazing-coincidence/

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Ford to add OnStar-like telematics in wake of Microsoft Azure cloud deal

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Microsoft Azure-Ford alliance presages embedded telematics at Ford. The time for smartphone-only connections is fading.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/201348-ford-will-add-onstar-like-telematics-in-wake-of-microsoft-azure-cloud-deal

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The art of deception: How Apple attempts to keep its secret projects under wraps

With connections drawn between a rumored Apple car project and a research company named SixtyEight, AppleInsider takes a look at some other ways Apple has attempted to keep its top-secret projects out of the public eye.



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Verizon raises FiOS upload speeds to match downloads

Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/07/21/verizon-raises-fios-upload-speeds-to-match-downloads-exploiting-tech-advantage/

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