• Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud

    Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud

    One of the cornerstones of a successful software business has been to build as big a partner ecosystem as possible.In the world of the cloud, showcasing the partner ecosystem in an online marketplace also has become an imperative.
  • Ecosystem Two-Dot-Oh

    Ecosystem Two-Dot-Oh

    That's why the AppExchange and the partner program that animates it are so important.Consequently, even though the Salesforce Partner program had been successful, it was up for some retooling.
  • Salesforce Rejiggers Enterprise Apps Partner Plan

    Salesforce Rejiggers Enterprise Apps Partner Plan

    Its baseline percent-net-revenue (PNR) model for all new APP partners has been slashed from 25 percent to 15 percent.Current partners will be eligible for the new PNR terms on contract renewal.
  • AI Is Still in Its Formative Years

    AI Is Still in Its Formative Years

    These solutions have enabled new AI applications ranging from computational science to voice based digital assistants like Alexa and Siri.However, as far as we have come in such a short period of time, we still have much further to go to realize the true benefits of AI.
  • Microsoft Aims to School Google With Education Onslaught

    Microsoft Aims to School Google With Education Onslaught

    The Surface laptop runs on the Windows 10 S operating system, featuring an Intel Core 7th generation processor, 14.It will offer a free trial of Microsoft Intune for Education, free Office 365 for Education with Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft 365 for education.
  • Congress Probes United Airlines' Customer Mishandling

    Congress Probes United Airlines' Customer Mishandling

    They said they were looking into what Congress could do to get airlines to address customer service issues better, and warned they would hold airline executives accountable.In addition to Munoz, United Airlines President Scott Kirby and senior executives from Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines attended the hearing.
  • New Deals Turn Twitter's Content Stream Into a River

    New Deals Turn Twitter's Content Stream Into a River

    CEO Jack Dorsey and a group of top executives announced the slate of programming agreements -- which include concerts from Live Nation, sports from Major League Baseball and the WNBA, and a morning news show from BuzzFeed -- at Twitter's first-ever Digital Content NewFronts presentation.The Bloomberg agreement builds on the firms' existing relationship -- they partnered on the 2016 presidential debates and other programming.
  • The Grim Upward Trajectory of Mobile Fraud Risks

    The Grim Upward Trajectory of Mobile Fraud Risks

    Further, mobile transactions in amounts greater than US$1,000 are three times more likely to be fraudulent than those worth less than $200.Yet it is important to look at the whole picture of a mobile e-commerce transaction and consider the source, noted Riskified's Gunzweig.
  • 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.