• Instagram Snaps Up Rivals' Users

    Instagram Snaps Up Rivals' Users

    The rapid growth at Instagram is in part due to younger social media users switching to it from rival platforms, noted Midia's Fuller.However, the firm's financial results have revealed telltale signs that the battle between Instagram and Snapchat has begun to take a toll.
  • C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers

    C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers

    It's not yet clear what C Spire TV will be, or how it will impact the marketplace.The television industry is ripe for growth, with new competitors and innovation from IPTV, satellite TV and wireless TV.
  • Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions

    Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions

    The cuts apply to all apps and in-app content, Apple said.During Apple's fiscal first quarter conference call, executives noted the shift toward services as the core piece of the company's growth.
  • Salesforce, QuintilesIMS Team to Push New Therapies to Market

    Salesforce, QuintilesIMS Team to Push New Therapies to Market

    Over the long term, Quintiles plans to work with Salesforce on items like digital health, patient engagement and precision management, according to Constantino.The agreement represents a clear validation of Salesforce's efforts to build its health cloud business, observed Jeff Kaplan, managing director at ThinkStrategies.
  • Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    When Apple discovered Uber was planting code on iPhones that persisted on the devices even after the ride-hailing app was removed, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned Kalanick in a face-to-face meeting to stop the practice or the Uber app would be kicked out of Apple's App store, The New York Times reported Sunday.The code added to the iPhone helped Uber "fingerprint" the mobile device and foil the multiple account scammers.
  • Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads

    Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads

    That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms.Facing several major suits and investigations related to abusive advertising, Google launched a crackdown on advertising from payday loan operators' trick-to-click ads, ads that injected malware, ads that peddled illegal pharmaceuticals, and other types of fraudulent or abusive advertisements.
  • Healthgrades' CareChats Aims to Tear Down Doctor-Patient Wall

    Healthgrades' CareChats Aims to Tear Down Doctor-Patient Wall

    Developed in partnership with Conversa, CareChats enables doctors and hospitals to communicate with patients outside of visits.The CareChats tool integrates with the Healthgrades CRM platform, which is used to help doctors and hospitals better manage and communicate with existing and prospective patients.
  • Microsoft Inches Toward a World Without Passwords

    Microsoft Inches Toward a World Without Passwords

    The new system requires that customers add their accounts to the Microsoft Authenticator app, which comes in both iOS and Android versions, noted Alex Simons, director of program management of the Microsoft Identity Division.The new phone sign-in process is easier than two-factor authentication, according to Simons.
  • Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    More than a quarter of marketers went into marketing because they wanted to be creative, researchers have found.You'd think in this era of analytics that marketers would be ruthless in killing off ineffective strategies.
  • Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    It also sets in motion a change in immigration policies, which could exclude many qualified foreign professionals from Silicon Valley firms.The executive order will end the practice that allowed "Buy American" programs to be circumvented by excessive waivers and endless exemptions, Trump said, noting that American workers have been losing out in an economic environment that has favored cheap, subsidized foreign goods.
  • Cleveland Murder Intensifies Scrutiny of Facebook Live

    Cleveland Murder Intensifies Scrutiny of Facebook Live

    Officials had responded to a tip about a sighting of Stephens' white Ford Fusion in a McDonald's parking lot in Erie, Pennsylvania.The suspect's account was closed 23 minutes after Facebook received the report about the murder video and two hours after it received a report of any kind, he noted.
  • CPQ: Boost Selling Performance and Accuracy

    CPQ: Boost Selling Performance and Accuracy

    Two great examples are analytics and CPQ, which companies like Oracle, Salesforce and others have embraced with passion.Businesses also needed a spreadsheet for each deal, which would be updated multiple times within a sales process.
  • Federal Agencies Turn to Software-Defined Data Storage

    Federal Agencies Turn to Software-Defined Data Storage

    The directive launched the Data Center Optimization Initiative to supersede and strengthen the federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative of 2010.Almost two-thirds of survey respondents said that their organizations had deployed software-defined solutions.
  • Will Amazon Go Reinvent Retail?

    Will Amazon Go Reinvent Retail?

    Yes -- and that's what Amazon wants to do with its new retail stores.Today, Amazon has a few retail bookstores, and it intends to break into other retail sectors.
  • Burger King Ad Creates Whopper of a Mess for Google Home

    Burger King Ad Creates Whopper of a Mess for Google Home

    In a 15-second television ad, the camera zooms in on a young man wearing the company uniform who says, "OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?Within three hours or so, Google reportedly issued a server-side update to Google Home to stop it from responding to the ad.
  • CloudCraze EVP Andrew Witherspoon: For Successful B2B, Set Aside Expectations

    CloudCraze EVP Andrew Witherspoon: For Successful B2B, Set Aside Expectations

    You're essentially tripling the data and having to do complex handoffs.If you do it as much on one platform as possible, you're able to move people through the platform, and you're not handing people off.
  • Qualcomm Answers Apple's $1B Lawsuit, Files Counterclaims

    Qualcomm Answers Apple's $1B Lawsuit, Files Counterclaims

    The value of Qualcomm's technology has been proven over almost 30 years through hundreds of licensing deals negotiated with virtually every major handset maker in the history of the industry, including Asian firms that make iPhones and iPads, argued Don Rosenberg, general counsel at Qualcomm.Both Apple's original suit and Qualcomm's answer and counterclaims were heavily redacted prior to release.
  • Kingsoft Adds Cloud Support to WPS Office

    Kingsoft Adds Cloud Support to WPS Office

    The enhanced usability offers Linux users an ideal free office software alternative to Microsoft Office.As with file-sharing on other cloud storage platforms, a document creator can share a direct link that allows intended recipients to view and download WPS documents even if they do not have the WPS Office with Cloud suite, noted Armstrong.
  • Labor Official Skewers Google Over Gender Pay Discrimination

    Labor Official Skewers Google Over Gender Pay Discrimination

    The agency found "systemic compensation disparities," regional director Janette Wipper said at a hearing in San Francisco, according to reports.The hearing was in connection with the department's lawsuit over Google's failure to hand over detailed compensation data about employees at its Mountain View, California, headquarters.
  • Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT

    Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT

    Ironically, the possibility of a long-overdue financial downturn in the next few years could force executives to put aside their apprehensions and finally launch new IoT initiatives.The vast majority of current IoT deployments are limited in scope and are mostly in trial or development phases, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report.