• Music Industry Rebounds on Streaming Subscription Surge

    Music Industry Rebounds on Streaming Subscription Surge

    Huge gains in streaming revenue and market share fueled the increase.The biggest contributors were the newly launched paid services from Apple and Tidal, as well as growth in existing services, like Spotify Premium.
  • Hack of Half a Billion Records Takes Shine Off Yahoo's Data Trove

    Hack of Half a Billion Records Takes Shine Off Yahoo's Data Trove

    Verizon on Thursday acknowledged that it had been notified of Yahoo's security incident, but had limited information and understanding of its impact.I don't know many people outside the security industry that enable things like 2FA," said Prevoty CTO Kunal Anand of Yahoo Account Key.
  • Work in a New Automation Era

    Work in a New Automation Era

    We easily forget when we focus only on the job-creation aspects of automation, and that usually gets us in trouble.Named after the late Russian economist Nicolai Kondratiev, those waves now are known as "K-waves," or the "Kondratiev Cycle.
  • Samsung Green-Lights Galaxy Note7 Replacements

    Samsung Green-Lights Galaxy Note7 Replacements

    In an update to its Galaxy Note7 recall, Samsung announced that more than 500,000 new replacement devices would be available for exchange at U.Consumer Product Safety Commission late last week issued a recall of 1 million Galaxy Note7 phones.
  • Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge

    Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge

    CEO Brian Roberts on Tuesday announced that Comcast will enter the wireless phone market by mid-2017 as a mobile virtual network operator.A 150-strong Comcast Wireless team, headed by Greg Butz, is "getting ready next year.
  • Incentives-Driven Disaster: Wells Fargo's Ethical Implosion

    Incentives-Driven Disaster: Wells Fargo's Ethical Implosion

    The company's 2015 annual report proudly -- and now ironically -- wears the legend, "Wells Fargo: Earning Lifelong Relationships.4 million in additional revenue, Wells Fargo has given itself an impressive black eye.
  • Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security

    Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security

    The combination of Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Palerra's solution will "deliver comprehensive protection for users, applications and APIs, data, and infrastructure to secure customer adoption of cloud," Barker noted.The purchase likely is linked to a new cloud service Oracle reportedly is building.
  • Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

    Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

    Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve.After a really good earnings call last week -- in which it was evident the company has turned a significant corner to become a bona fide cloud company -- Ellison was in his element.
  • Samsung Troubles Deepen Following Formal CPSC Action

    Samsung Troubles Deepen Following Formal CPSC Action

    Keller Rohrback, a Seattle law firm that specializes in product liability, on Friday said it was investigating the Samsung Galaxy Note7 incidents and urged users to contact it directly.Earlier cases linked the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, to potential fires as well, the firm noted.
  • Pandora Plus Trades Ad Views for Extra Features

    Pandora Plus Trades Ad Views for Extra Features

    The 4 million Pandora One subscribers will be switched over to Plus, which will continue to offer ad-free listening at the same price.However, Pandora Plus also offers an opt-in video advertising feature that lets users skip or replay songs.
  • Oracle's Earnings Call

    Oracle's Earnings Call

    Co-CEO Safra Catz said during the earnings call that the quarter's US$816 million in combined revenue from cloud, SaaS and PaaS was up 82 percent from the prior year and up 80 percent from her guidance to analysts.CTO Larry Ellison said that the growth was primarily from new business and not from converting a large portion of Oracle's customer base to cloud solutions.
  • Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions

    Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions

    The Triangle is Google Fiber's eighth incursion.The North Carolina activity may alleviate some of the doubts over Google Fiber's direction, which mushroomed several months ago, when the company acquired Webpass.
  • Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win

    Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win

    Just two months after announcing the integration of its CRM and ERP platform under the Microsoft Dynamics 365 umbrella, Microsoft this week announced a six-year agreement to deploy the service to HP Inc.Under the agreement, HP will deploy the Microsoft Dynamics platform -- including Azure, Office 365 and other solutions -- to tens of thousands of its employees.
  • Adblock Plus Now Means Ad Blocking Plus Ads

    Adblock Plus Now Means Ad Blocking Plus Ads

    It will only contain only ads that abide by AA's criteria for size and labeling, and their placement will be governed by the AA rules.The platform "can take ads from an exchange, check their compliance with the Acceptable Ads criteria, and offer publishers a real-time drag-and-drop editor to put these ads on their sites," he told the E-Commerce Times.
  • Business Agility and the Platform

    Business Agility and the Platform

    A common perception of business agility is that it revolves around quickness, especially quickness in the service of accelerating a deal or transaction.That's a good starting point, but agility actually goes deeper -- especially now that so many structural changes, like cloud computing and subscriptions, have turned up the dial on everyday business.
  • Alphabet Think Tank Spearheads Online Counterterrorism Campaign

    Alphabet Think Tank Spearheads Online Counterterrorism Campaign

    Alphabet think tank Jigsaw and startup Moonshot CVE last week demonstrated a new counterterrorism technology tool during a Brookings panel.The groups have been collaborating on an international effort to steer social media users away from Islamic State terrorist propaganda.
  • Samsung Catches a Small Break in Midst of Note 7 Battery Pummeling

    Samsung Catches a Small Break in Midst of Note 7 Battery Pummeling

    5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.Product Exchange Program Samsung announced earlier this month, Galaxy Note 7 owners can exchange their devices for a new Galaxy Note 7, or for a Galaxy S7 or GalaxyS7 edge, with price differences refunded.
  • Sales Tech's Forgotten Byproduct: Employee Happiness

    Sales Tech's Forgotten Byproduct: Employee Happiness

    Why do companies invest in CRM, sales performance management software, business intelligence, and every other component of the customer-facing technology stack?Rewards for users of CPQ, sales enablement and sales coaching technologies included increased deal sizes, productivity gains and close rates.
  • Feds Seek Vendor Help for Payroll Processing Upgrade

    Feds Seek Vendor Help for Payroll Processing Upgrade

    The initiative includes the potential for converting existing payroll systems to cloud-based platforms.The federal government is eager to learn whether there are new technologies that help improve performance," GSA's Angerman said.
  • Amazon Drops Wells Fargo Student Loan Program Like Hot Potato

    Amazon Drops Wells Fargo Student Loan Program Like Hot Potato

    The student loan agreement with Wells Fargo ended less than two weeks after the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered the bank to pay US$3.Beyond the civil penalties, the CfPB ordered Wells Fargo to pay $410,000 in refunds to borrowers for illegal late fees.