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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Silicon Valley's 'car people' push homeless crisis to the brink

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper that she parks on the street.

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Retailers Slowly Embracing In-Store Tech Tools

Most retailers don’t have the in-store technology to view customer information across various touchpoints, suggests a new study from Kibo. Fifty-eight percent of retailers who participated in the study, released last Thursday, acknowledged they did not have that capability. The study was based on questions posed to 115 retail executives during the Future Stores 2017 conference. “Retailers must have a complete picture of all consumer activities, regardless of buying channel,” said Kibo CMO Tushar Patel.

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Apple, Ireland Balk at EU's Bill for Back Taxes

Apple and the government of Ireland are fighting what some view as a European Union tax grab. The two recently filed a formal appeal of the EC’s decision ordering Apple to pay nearly $14 billion in back taxes, based on its finding that Ireland had given Apple several illegal tax breaks. The commission this summer found that Ireland had allowed Apple to determine its tax based on the activities of its subsidiary firms, Apple Sales International and Apple Sales Europe, which are incorporated in Ireland.

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Hi-tech trucks make pizza en route to delivery

Zume Pizza, a startup in Mountain View, California, is known for using a fleet of robots in the kitchen to speed up the pizza making process. But now, the company is outfitting its pizza delivery truck with 56 ovens programmed to make pies en route to customers.

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Google is my lawyer: How a Canadian man used Street View to fight a speeding ticket

A Canadian man used images from Google’s Street View to fight a speeding ticket in court. The judge dropped the ticket, but the police maintains that the driver was going nearly 20 kilometers an hour over the limit in a school zone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/26/google-is-my-lawyer-how-canadian-man-used-street-view-to-fight-speeding-ticket.html

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Sliding Revenues

Apple’s earnings disappointment thudded into view last week in the middle of an afternoon of briefings at Oracle’s Modern Marketing Experience conference in Las Vegas. In that context, it gave me a lot to think about — especially the difference between a one-time earnings disappointment and something more serious. I have a feeling that Apple is only the most visible instance of the wheels beginning to wobble on the truck of tech. The legacy software vendors have fundamental challenges ahead as they continue to march to the cloud.

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Indian court orders Apple to stop using 'Split View' name in trademark case

Article Image Delhi’s High Court has ordered Apple to no longer use the term “Split View” in any of its products, following a trademark complaint by a software firm local to the city.

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Apple lawyer warns government on road to 'limitless' power in iPhone encryption fight

Article Image Apple lawyer Ted Olson, who some view as one of the most prominent practicing attorneys in the U.S., on Friday said the government appears to be on the path to “limitless” power in its court battle with Apple.

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Twitter rolls out its 'First View' promotional video service

Twitter has unveiled its new First View video service, which aims to help advertisers get their message to users on the social media site.

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Periscope's Live Streams Now Pop Up in Tweets

Periscope on Tuesday announced integration with Twitter, allowing users to view its live-stream broadcasts directly in the Twitter iOS app. Previously, Periscope broadcasters could share only links to their videocasts in tweets. Now they can embed video directly into tweets, and the content can be set to autoplay. It’s been roughly a year since Twitter purchased Periscope and about 10 months since the platform launched. In that time, Periscope has attracted more than 20 million user accounts, according to Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour.

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Apple shares open below $100 for first time since 2014

Article Image Wall Street’s pessimistic view of the iPhone’s future continues to drag Apple stock downward, as shares of the Cupertino company opened trading below $100 for the first time in more than a year on Thursday.

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Google announces Street View iOS app, plans to merge Views into Maps

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras.

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Rust 1.0, the programming language behind Mozilla’s new Web engine Servo, is released

Mozilla Rust gear Servo
From a working developer’s point of view, here’s what Mozilla focused on when creating Rust, and how the company plans to replace Gecko (the existing Firefox engine) with Servo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/206002-rust-1-0-the-programming-language-behind-mozillas-new-web-engine-servo-is-released

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Eagle with camera shows off stunning bird's-eye flight from tallest skyscraper

Darshan, an imperial eagle, is giving YouTube viewers a bird’s-eye view of the world’s tallest building. Freedom Conservation, a conservation group founded by falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers that aims to raise awareness of the plight of threatened birds of prey, strapped a camera on the back of the bird and live-streamed its flight from, Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the world’s tallest skyscraper. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/16/eagle-with-camera-shows-off-stunning-birds-eye-view-from-tallest-skyscraper/

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Players Build Working Hard Drive Inside Minecraft

Minecraft HDD Controller Top View

Over the hills, across the stone bridge, past the giant pony, around the lake of questionable test, and beyond the giant rainbow barrier sits a work of great artifice on a grey plain. Far larger than any single inhabitant of this virtual world, the contraption is a complete, working computer, run entirely within the rules and universe of Minecraft. The hard drive stores up to 4 kilobytes of data, and it is covered in torches to keep zombies from attacking it at night.

It’s an impressive set-up, with platters capable of 256 positions and each position storing 16 bits of data, but the creators of the hard drive have given no indication of what information it presently stores. However they’d need roughly 1021 more of these hard drives to equal what the NSA is storing in Utah.

This is hardly the first computer built within a video game, nor the first computer built within minecraft. Here’s a simple calculator in the game “Little Big Planet:”

And here’s another computer, built inside minecraft:

Explore more of the minecraft HDD here.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/players-build-working-hard-drive-inside-minecraft

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Purported assembled 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' display shown off in new photos

A set of photos out of the Far East on Sunday reportedly give an up-close view of an assembled 4.7-inch display bound for Apple’s “iPhone 6,” complete with cover glass, mounting structures and flex cables.

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Google Street View car crashes after going wrong way down one-way street

Google Street View is probably going to have to redo Tyler Street in Little Rock: The driver of a Street View car in the Arkansas city crashed into another vehicle after going the wrong way down the one-way street, making a U-turn, then hitting a car on an adjacent street, according to a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/08/google-street-view-car-crashes-after-going-wrong-way-down-one-way-street/

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