Oil Patch CRM

A recent story chilled me to the bone. The headline supplies all the reasons: “Saudi Arabia’s Grand Plan to Move Beyond Oil: Big Goals, Bigger Hurdles.” At first glance, this doesn’t ring any CRM bells, but maybe it should. Why would any business or business-state contemplate moving out of its sweet spot if it weren’t required to? What happens to the customers that have become dependent? That’s the point. Beyond oil means running out — as in we won’t be in that business in so many years because there will be nothing left to pump.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84921.html?rss=1

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Snapchat Rolls Out Ad-Friendlier Design

Snapchat recently began rolling out its redesigned Discover page. It now displays images and headline previews of the content inside Discover channels and Live stories on the Stories page. It previously displayed only logos for publishers or events on those sites. Publishers now can include an image and a headline to promote content. Their stories will run beside user-contributed Live Stories on both the Discover and Stories pages. The Discover page has a grid of tiles, while he Stories page combines Discover channels into one scrollable row.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83604.html?rss=1

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DoJ: Firms Should Hire Cyber-Savvy Lawyers

Hardly a day goes by without a headline about a cyberintrusion. No entity is immune — international retailers, airlines, hotels, mom and pop stores, cloud providers — even the U.S. government. However, it seems that few businesses contemplate how important it is for their attorney to know and understand cybersecurity, as well as know what to do when a cyberintrusion occurs. The U.S. government — itself a cybervictim — provides guidance in its report, “Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82288.html?rss=1

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First look: iOS 9's new cursor-controlling gesture keyboard on iPad

One of the headline features in Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system is the ability to turn the iPad’s on-screen keyboard into an ersatz trackpad, an extremely useful addition that power users will love.

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First look: iOS 9 brings tons of tweaks to search, music, mail, and more

Alongside a few headline features, Apple has –?as it does in every iOS revision –?made a number of tweaks to existing apps and options in its flagship mobile operating system, including the newfound ability to set the function of the iPhone’s side switch to orientation lock, making podcast playback easier, and adding built-in document search.

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FTC, Private Sector Lock Horns Over Consumer Data Protection

The major headline hacking event of 2014 involved data theft at a highly visible enterprise: Sony Pictures. Perhaps just as significant in e-commerce security was a 2014 federal court ruling which allows the Federal Trade Commission to continue penalizing commercial firms for failure to protect consumer data from hackers. That decision has been challenged, and in early March the FTC and its opponent will square off for oral arguments in court on whether the FTC has exceeded its authority for protecting consumer records.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81745.html?rss=1

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Apple continues exploring Liquidmetal manufacturing methods

Though Liquidmetal has yet to make a headline appearance in an Apple product, the company continues to explore new manufacturing methods for the amorphous alloy, most recently filing a divisional patent application for a new counter-gravity casting process.

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Apple executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue to appear at Code Conference next month

Apple software chief Craig Federighi and services czar Eddy Cue are set to headline the second night of the upcoming Code Conference, spiritual successor to an event at which late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was an annual fixture.

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