An estimated $30 billion in Bitcoins may be lost forever

The Bitcoin cryptocurrency’s value has increased exponentially in 2017, which means that with an estimated few million coins misplaced over the years, nearly $30 billion may have been lost forever.

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Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler: Good CRM Tools Stay Out of the Way


“CRM was originally created for the managers and bosses to report on the pipeline, and it was sold as a value proposition to the manager,” noted Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler. “What’s changing now is that CRM is becoming much more about supporting the rep — giving them the tools they need to improve their performance. It’s no longer just a tool for the boss to check in on the salespeople. If [salespeople] see the intrinsic value of the CRM tool they’re using, that motivates them.”

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Federal IT Acquisition Worth $50B Cleared for Takeoff


A major federal acquisition opportunity with a potential contract value of $50 billion for information technology vendors is back on track. The General Services Administration recently resumed processing vendor applications after a legal challenge to the contract was resolved in its favor. As a result, the GSA this fall will reveal the names of approximately 60 vendors who will be eligible to participate in the Alliant 2 IT contract vehicle. The program is notable not only for the money involved, but also for a major contracting change.

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Yahoo Expands Board to Appease Contentious Investor


Yahoo on Wednesday announced that it has reached a deal with Starboard Value to add four independent directors, thus avoiding a proxy fight with a key investor that has been seeking radical changes at the company. Under the agreement, Starboard CEO Jeff Smith will join Yahoo as an independent director and will be a member of the company’s Strategic Review Committee, which has been in negotiations with several suitors for Yahoo’s core Web business.

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Angry Investor Aims to Kick Yahoo's Board to the Curb


Starboard Value last week launched a proxy fight to replace the board at Yahoo, blasting the company’s management and nominating its own slate of board members. One of Yahoo’s largest investors, Starboard has a 1.7 percent stake worth about $570 million. It has been “extremely disappointed with Yahoo’s dismal financial performance, poor management execution [and] egregious compensation and hiring practices,” Jeffrey Smith, managing member of Starboard, said in a letter to Yahoo’s other shareholders.

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Storytelling may be the secret to creating ethical artificial intelligence

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Researchers are teaching “value alignment” to artificial intelligence by exposing it to stories from different cultures.

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Feds Embrace Salesforce Platform Offerings


The U.S. government has authorized an information technology contract with a potential value of $503 million that is designed to meet newly adopted goals for greatly improving IT acquisition. The General Services Administration, which issued the contract for software and cloud-related services, described the acquisition approach as a first-of-its-kind initiative. A distinct feature of the contract vehicle is that it focuses exclusively on the specific IT resources of a single provider — Salesforce.

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Investor Calls for Leadership Changes at Yahoo


Activist investor Starboard Value, which has dogged Yahoo over the years, on Wednesday sent a letter to the company demanding it make changes or face a proxy fight. Yahoo “made the right decision” by suspending the Alibaba spinoff, but “the continued downward spiral of Yahoo’s core Search and Display advertising businesses” has been “frustrating for us, and likely for you,” the letter states. The management team hired to turn around the core business “has failed to produce acceptable results.”

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Microsoft Pushes Deeper Into Linux, Containers, IoT


Microsoft announced a slew of corporate cloud solutions at Tuesday’s AzureCon. “The value for IoT is in control, data collection and analysis, and Microsoft is apparently building a cloud service that can do all three, and wrapping it with enterprise-level security,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. Microsoft also announced a new open Azure Container Service that will let enterprises deploy and configure Apache Mesos to cluster and schedule Dockerized apps across multiple virtual hosts.

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PayPal Flies Solo on Nasdaq


PayPal on Monday returned to the Nasdaq independent of eBay. PayPal debuted at a market value 1.4 times its former parent — $46.6 billion — while eBay’s capitalization shrunk to $34 billion. The companies agreed to split in September due to market pressures and some nudging by corporate raider turned shareholder value advocate Carl Icahn. Although analysts are picking PayPal as the clear winner, eBay was sanguine about the divide. “Both standalone companies are well positioned for success,” said eBay spokesperson Abby Smith.

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Inside Apple Inc in Switzerland: No Watch yet, but Apple Pay unofficially working, strong demand for products

Switzerland is an affluent country with lots of people who value high quality products and new technology, making it a potential hotspot for Apple Watch–at least once the new product is officially launched in the country, known for its breathtaking mountains and equally breathtaking consumer prices.



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SCiO will turn Apple's iPhone into a portable molecular scanner for $299

Accidentally slicing into an unripe avocado or trying to guess the nutritional value of a restaurant meal might soon be problems of the past thanks to SCiO, a pocket-sized spectrometer that lets users analyze the molecular structure of anything from food to plants — even the human body — and view the results on their iPhone.



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RBC again raises price target on Apple stock to $645 on strength of share buybacks

With shares of Apple stock continuing to gain value, RBC Capital Markets has been prompted to raise its price target on the iPhone maker for the second time in as many weeks.



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