• AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations

    AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations

    Along with Amazon Lex, the company introduced Amazon Polly, which allows developers to add natural-sounding speech capabilities to news readers or e-learning platforms.The company also announced AWS Greengrass, software that lets customers run AWS Lambda compute, messaging, data caching and sync operations on connected devices.
  • Qualitative Data - the Other Stuff

    Qualitative Data - the Other Stuff

    In fact, quantitative data is but one kind of data, and the information it provides gives a one-dimensional view of the world.There are two kinds of qualitative data too.
  • Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last

    Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last

    The service will be available under all plans and available for phones and tablets using Android or the Apple iOS system, said Wu.2 or later, as well as a live Internet connection and the latest iOS or Android app.
  • Zenefits Pays the Piper

    Zenefits Pays the Piper

    Delaware closed its investigation into the company's licensing practices apparently without imposing a penalty.Staff had posted photos on Instagram from the company's offices and retreats showing them taking rounds of shots and champagne showers.
  • Fact-Checking Social Content

    Fact-Checking Social Content

    In "Facebook Shouldn't Fact-Check," Jessica Lessin argues that it's not Facebook's job to fact-check the growing flood of fake news coming at us through its portal and social media more generally.That possibility is made probable when readers discover that Facebook delivers content at variance with truth, when it is expected to deliver all truth, all the time.
  • Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules

    Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules

    It keeps the customer's interests first.Many of them offer their wares through Amazon's Prime program.
  • Samsung Floats Possibility of Split

    Samsung Floats Possibility of Split

    Depending on the findings, Samsung may create a holding company structure and might list its shares on additional international exchanges.Although Samsung appears to have raised the possibility of altering its chaebol structure, a split is unlikely, said Barry Randall, chief investment officer at Crabtree Asset Management.
  • Demandbase's CEO Chris Golec: Finding the Companies That Should Be Buying From You

    Demandbase's CEO Chris Golec: Finding the Companies That Should Be Buying From You

    Chris Golec is the CEO of Demandbase.In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Golec the challenges and rewards of intelligent targeting.
  • China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China's existing cybersecurity practices.The law would expose foreign companies doing business in China to invasive government security reviews and burdensome requirements for keeping data in the country, the business groups warned.
  • CNN Taps Beme Talent to Cultivate Millennials

    CNN Taps Beme Talent to Cultivate Millennials

    It will be led by a team including the Beme cofounders, under a name as yet undecided, with CNN providing funding.Neistat will provide the content expertise, and Beme cofounder Matt Hackett will lead digital innovation at the new company.
  • Service in the IoT Era

    Service in the IoT Era

    Oracle recently announced a new connection between its Service and IoT clouds.Importantly, the older you are, the more discretionary income you're likely to have as well, and that inspires vendors to exert themselves in service.
  • Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Despite the emphasis on cyberprotection spurred by a major breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management in 2015, government agencies have struggled to maintain adequate levels of protection.However, only 15 percent of survey respondents said their agencies could implement protection against a new threat within 15 minutes.
  • Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day

    Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day

    Although online retailers on Monday offered deals to jumpstart the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday as a one-day event could be losing some of its attraction.However, many online-only retailers, including Amazon, have started to offer pre-Cyber Monday sales to compete with the traditional Black Friday in-store shopping madness.
  • Black Friday's $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records

    Black Friday's $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records

    Shoppers came out in droves over the Black Friday weekend, spending a record US$9.This was the first-ever Black Friday with sales exceeding $3 billion.
  • Black Friday Shoppers Hungry for New Experiences, New Tech

    Black Friday Shoppers Hungry for New Experiences, New Tech

    4 million shoppers, is expected to hunt for bargains over Black Friday weekend, according to new survey from the National Retail Federation.Seventy-four percent of consumers planned to shop on Black Friday, according to the survey, which Prosper Insights & Analytics conducted.
  • Pay TV's Newest Innovation: Giving Users Control

    Pay TV's Newest Innovation: Giving Users Control

    With the launch of Stream Saver, AT&T Mobility has given users control over their streaming video quality.So Stream Saver choice makes perfect sense for many users.
  • Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome

    Apple Celebrates Itself in $300 Coffee Table Tome

    Designed by Apple in California contains 450 photos of products created by Apple over a 20-year span.The linen-covered hardbound volume -- filled with photographs by Andrew Zuckerman, who is known for popping his images out of stark white backgrounds -- is dedicated to Apple's late cofounder Steve Jobs.
  • AWS Enjoys Top Perch in IaaS, PaaS Markets

    AWS Enjoys Top Perch in IaaS, PaaS Markets

    The other three major competitors -- Salesforce, Rackspace and IBM -- have slightly more market share when combined.After 10 years in the market, Amazon has assembled more than 1 million customers in 190 countries around the world.
  • US Comptroller Gears Up for Blockchain and Internet Finance

    US Comptroller Gears Up for Blockchain and Internet Finance

    These channels include cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, related "blockchain" technologies, and other Internet-driven financial services.The office will become operational in the first quarter of 2017, OCC said.
  • Coping With Software Licensing Challenges in the Cloud

    Coping With Software Licensing Challenges in the Cloud

    They not only have to recruit a new breed of software developers, but also need to implement a new software licensing and management apparatus to monitor and ultimately monetize their new software capabilities.Companies like Gemalto have been providing software licensing tools to respond to traditional monitoring and monetization issues for a long time.