• US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases

    US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases

    government plans to initiate an updated contracting vehicle for the acquisition of cybersecurity information technologies for federal agencies this month.The purpose of the program is to make it easier and more efficient for federal agencies to obtain cyberprotection services.
  • Amazon Cracks Down on Review Freebies

    Amazon Cracks Down on Review Freebies

    The updated community guidelines provide a limited exception for reviews generated through the Amazon Vine program, which provides strict guidelines that are designed to ensure the integrity of the product review process.The new policy does not apply to books, which may be provided free for review, noted Chew.
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud Hits the Streets

    Salesforce Commerce Cloud Hits the Streets

    It's built on technology from Demandware; Salesforce completed its acquisition of the company this summer.Brands and retailers can unify engagements over any channel or device by leveraging Salesforce's sales, service, marketing, communities, analytics, IoT and platform solutions.
  • Report: Apple Shares Unencrypted iMessage Metadata With Cops

    Report: Apple Shares Unencrypted iMessage Metadata With Cops

    The company for months has insisted that it would not share data that would jeopardize the privacy and trust of its millions of customers.Investigators have requested and used iMessage data, the agency confirmed to the E-Commerce Times.
  • Salesforce Ponies Up $340M for Krux Data Management

    Salesforce Ponies Up $340M for Krux Data Management

    4 million and six million shares of common stock to consummate the deal, according to documentation filed with the U.Further, Krux will feed Salesforce's new artificial intelligence system, Einstein, with billions of new signals, providing corporations with more data about their users.
  • Facebook Cuts Ribbon on New Online Marketplace

    Facebook Cuts Ribbon on New Online Marketplace

    If you're interested in an item, you can let a seller know by sending a direct message via Marketplace.After that, you're on your own.
  • Google Plugs More AI Into G Suite Office Apps

    Google Plugs More AI Into G Suite Office Apps

    Explore in Google Docs, another new G Suite feature, uses machine intelligence to make automatic recommendations of related topics to look up, images to insert, and additional content to discover.There's "nothing completely new about G Suite that would require additional training," Lepofsky noted.
  • Trump Hauls Out Google Conspiracy Theory for Another Airing

    Trump Hauls Out Google Conspiracy Theory for Another Airing

    The allegation echoes a conspiracy theory that surfaced after Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination earlier this year.In brief, it accuses Google of meddling with its autocomplete algorithm to prevent negative results from turning up in response to searches of Hillary Clinton's name.
  • What to Expect at Dreamforce 16

    What to Expect at Dreamforce 16

    Something tells me that if Salesforce already leaked news about its new AI product, Einstein, that it might not be the biggest news that will emerge from Dreamforce next week.However, I also think Einstein will be involved in whatever is the big takeaway.
  • Garden-Variety Cybercrooks Breached Yahoo, Says Security Firm

    Garden-Variety Cybercrooks Breached Yahoo, Says Security Firm

    The hackers who stole the data of hundreds of millions of Yahoo users two years ago were two cybercriminal gangs, InfoArmor reported Wednesday.The hackers took data from about 1 billion Yahoo users, based on InfoArmor's analysis of several high-profile breaches of files containing Yahoo and other accounts, Komarov said.
  • Apple Steers Its Car Project All Over the Map

    Apple Steers Its Car Project All Over the Map

    The company is pursuing its own strategy of autonomous vehicle technology, Bruce said, confirming earlier reports that its focus was on adding autonomous safety features to its line of performance cars.Such a tie-up could make sense for Apple, given its history of failed negotiations and its desire to kick-start its car development project to catch up with rivals Tesla and Google, among others.
  • Adobe Leaps From AWS to Microsoft's Cloud

    Adobe Leaps From AWS to Microsoft's Cloud

    It might be related to some of the intelligence capabilities now available through Microsoft's Cortana platform, he suggested.The company also announced a multiyear deal with Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide advanced navigation and predictive services.
  • Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data

    Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data

    Even though Facebook purchased WhatsApp two years ago, they are two independent companies, noted the commissioner, and WhatsApp can not share data with Facebook without first obtaining a user's consent.What WhatsApp and Facebook have been doing not only misleads users, but also violates German law, the commissioner maintained.
  • The Growing Customer Trust Gap

    The Growing Customer Trust Gap

    It's just the opposite: Banks seem to be trying to squeeze every dime out of every customer.The cost in lost customer trust?
  • Bullhorn CMO Gordon Burnes: We're Going to Flip the CRM Paradigm

    Bullhorn CMO Gordon Burnes: We're Going to Flip the CRM Paradigm

    In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Burnes the role of automation and artificial intelligence in humanizing customer relationships.If you're looking to build a holistic view of the customer, you need to understand and look at all customer communication.
  • Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities

    Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities

    As a result, the amount of money available for investing in modernizing IT keeps shrinking, thus depriving vendors of major marketing opportunities at the federal level.For example, nearly half the federal agency respondents to a recent survey said their agencies still used JavaScript (46 percent) and Java (43 percent).
  • Abuse of Trust, Lack of Transparency: HP Shows How to Kill the IoT

    Abuse of Trust, Lack of Transparency: HP Shows How to Kill the IoT

    Chief among them is the dangerous tendency to alter the relationship between seller and buyer into one of seller and data.Of course, HP said the move was intended to " protect HP's innovations and intellectual property.
  • Tech Big Shots Rumored Lining Up for Twitter

    Tech Big Shots Rumored Lining Up for Twitter

    For more than a year, Twitter has faced enormous pressure, both internally and from investors, to consider a major shakeup.The pressure for Twitter to find a buyer only grew after Microsoft stunned the industry in June by paying $26.
  • 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.