B2B Digital Ad Spending to Jump Next Year

B2B ad spending will increase 13 percent in 2018 to hit $4.6 billion from this year’s estimated $4.07 billion, eMarketer has predicted. However, its proportion of all U.S. digital ad spending will remain unchanged at 4.9 percent, which implies growth in other digital ad spend areas as well. Desktops and laptops will continue to attract the bulk of B2B digital ad spend, according to eMarketer. They are expected to account for $2.54 billion this year. Mobile B2B digital ad spend, which is forecast to hit $1.53 billion this year, also will continue to grow.

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Facebook uncovers $100G in fake ad spending tied to Russian operatives during 2016 election

Facebook said Wednesday it has uncovered approximately $100,000 in fraudulent ad spending across its network tied to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

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Fifth grader creates device to prevent hot car deaths

School is out for the summer for ten-year-old Bishop Curry of McKinney, Texas and he’ll be spending a lot of it developing his idea to help prevent hot car deaths.

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PC gaming surges, while the rest of the PC market declines


Jon Peddie Research reports that spending on PC gaming surged in 2016, thanks to pent-up demand for 14nm products and an ongoing strong market for PC titles.

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Black Friday's $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records

Shoppers came out in droves over the Black Friday weekend, spending a record $9.36 billion from Nov. 24-27, a 16.4 percent increase from a year ago, according to data from Adobe Digital Insights. Black Friday sales hit a new record of $3.34 billion, a 21 percent jump from a year ago. This was the first-ever Black Friday with sales exceeding $3 billion. Thanksgiving Day sales came in at $1.93 billion, an 11.5 percent jump from a year ago. Cyber Monday is expected to reach $3.36 billion, a 9.4 percent jump from a year go, according to Adobe.

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What to Watch on Your VR Headset

If you’re not a gamer—and even if you are—it’s hard to justify spending a small fortune on a VR headset such as the $600 on the Oculus Rift ($600) or HTC Vive ($800) to experience 360-degree vide…

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Cybersecurity Goals to Guide Federal Software Spending

The U.S. government is on track to significantly boost spending on cybersecurity solutions. However, evolving requirements to greatly improve federal protection of information technology resources will shape that spending. In fact, federal cyberprotection goals should be augmented and significantly modified, according to recent studies of the federal market. The linkage between increased federal investing in cybersecurity and the requirements for bolstering IT protection are portrayed in two newly released reports.

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Get started with your new iPhone or iPad with these great family friendly apps

Article Image Whether visiting family, off on vacation or spending some quiet time at home for Christmas, chances are you’ll have an iPhone or iPad at your side. AppleInsider offers together a list of critically acclaimed and family-friendly iOS games to make the season bright.

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Apple's investments in infrastructure, tooling, retail to jump to $15 billion in 2016

Article Image After spending $11.2 billion across fiscal 2015 on capital expenditures, Apple anticipates that it will ramp up its investments in manufacturing, data centers, facility and retail infrastructure to $15 billion over the next year.

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Apple, Inc snatches up $14 billion of its own shares in massive Q4 buyback surge

Article Image Apple reported a spike in its capital return program, spending $17 billion in Q4, including $14 billion in open market stock buybacks in addition to $3 billion in dividend payments to shareholders.

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Survey Shows Many High-Tech Car Features Go Unused

While automakers are spending billions of dollars loading up their vehicles with technologies of all kinds, many owners are not using them and would rather use their smartphones instead, accordin…

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Apple's quarterly R&D spending soars past $2B mark for first time

Apple’s operational spending on research and development surpassed $2 billion for the first time ever during the company’s third fiscal quarter of 2015, accounting for 4.1 percent of total net sales.

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The Feds' Slow March to the Cloud

Where is the U.S. government going with the cloud? With annual federal spending on the technology now well over $2 billion, it appears that cabinet departments and a host of other federal agencies “get it” in terms of appreciating cloud benefits. Yet many vendors and others in the information technology community view the same spending pattern as evidence that the pace of cloud development at the federal level is far too slow, and that agencies are resisting innovation that would greatly benefit their operations and their services to the public.

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Top tips for finding free software

When you’re already spending several hundred dollars or more on a new computer, you don’t want to be spending the same amount on software. Unfortunately, programs like Microsoft Office and Photoshop can be bank-account breakers.

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Feds Get Forward-Looking IT Procurement Advice

Federal agencies need to change course in handling IT spending quickly, particularly in reversing the inertia behind longstanding conflicts between CIOs and CFOs over the procurement of IT resources, according to IDC Government Insights Research Director Shawn McCarthy. Government IT managers need to loosen their longstanding attachment to unproductive legacy systems and focus on the advantages of newer technologies — especially the cloud and mobile platforms, suggested Gartner Research Director Rick Howard.

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Apple spending on research and development swells again to $1.9 billion

Apple’s spending on research and development surged year over year by another $500 million last quarter, reaching $1.9 billion and growing to 3.3 percent of the company’s total net sales.

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Mom shoots her 50-inch HDTV because kids were watching too much TV

Frustrated that her three children were spending too much time glued to the television watching music videos, 40-year-old Jennifer Ullery of Illinois allegedly fired multiple shots from a Ruger .22

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Proposed 2016 Federal Budget Plumps IT Spending by $2B

The U.S. government will increase IT spending for the third year in a row, if the Obama administration’s proposed 2016 fiscal year budget passes. The 2016 budget request includes civilian agency IT spending at $49.1 billion and defense IT expenditures at $37.3 billion. The 2016 total of $86.4 billion is about $2 billion more than for 2015, and it is more than double the amount spent in 2001. A significant aspect of the 2016 proposal is that IT spending will continue the upward trend of the past three years after hitting a small trough in 2011.

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