• Zuckerberg Aims to Smooth Conservatives' Ruffled Feathers

    Zuckerberg Aims to Smooth Conservatives' Ruffled Feathers

    The main source of the story was a former journalist on the project, according to the report.The Trending Topics team reviews the items and corroborates the reporting by making sure three major outlets are covering the story, Osofsky said, and applies a category to the story.
  • Microsoft, SAP Deepen Partnership to Blend Cloud Offerings

    Microsoft, SAP Deepen Partnership to Blend Cloud Offerings

    , where they outlined how the enhanced partnership will benefit customers and transform the companies' respective positions in the enterprise cloud business.They last strengthened the collaboration in 2014, when they announced plans to support SAP Business Suite applications with Microsoft Office, and to support developer editions of HANA on Microsoft Azure.
  • AT&T Snags Quickplay for DirecTV Expansion

    AT&T Snags Quickplay for DirecTV Expansion

    AT&T on Monday announced that it has agreed to buy Quickplay Media, which will serve as the backbone for DirecTV's upcoming multiplatform streaming video services.The services will allow DirecTV content to be viewed on mobile phones, smart TVs, personal computers and tablets, AT&T said.
  • Privacy Concerns Curb Online Commerce, Communication

    Privacy Concerns Curb Online Commerce, Communication

    Concern about online security and privacy are leading Americans to curtail online activity, the United States National Telecommunications and Information Administration reported last week.Eighty-four percent of those households named at least one online privacy and security concern, and 40 percent mentioned at least two.
  • What SMBs Want From IT Services

    What SMBs Want From IT Services

    More than half of small businesses that use professional IT services use two or more services.However, small businesses may have to rely on multiple vendors to address their IT needs, resulting in a highly fragmented IT and support services market.
  • Charter-TWC Merger Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

    Charter-TWC Merger Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

    The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to approve the merger, which requires the combined company to provide low-cost broadband access, additional diversity efforts and other consumer protections.4 million customers, and the third largest multichannel video programming distributor, with 17.
  • Walmart Tests 2-Day Subscription Shipping

    Walmart Tests 2-Day Subscription Shipping

    Subscribers will get more than a million items, including the most commonly purchased items on Walmart.com, delivered to their door in two days or fewer, Walmart spokesperson Bao Nguyen said.
  • The Why of Customers

    The Why of Customers

    That's part of the automation angle -- automation is essential if you're dealing with thousands of customers.Again, like other packages, SAS provides marketers with the ability to set up unique segments of their customers to better target offers.
  • The Emergence of Managed IoT Services

    The Emergence of Managed IoT Services

    While most of the attention is on particular applications and technologies, I think managed IoT services will be one of the biggest market opportunities.Those managed services not only represent an additional revenue stream, they also give the managed service provider a significant competitive advantage because they can gain greater insights into their customers' evolving needs.
  • Warehouse Clubs Ignore Customer Relationships at Their Peril

    Warehouse Clubs Ignore Customer Relationships at Their Peril

    Like many, I have a love-hate relationship with warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's.They make customers think they are getting the deal of a lifetime with every purchase.
  • Google Boots Ads for Predatory Payday Lenders

    Google Boots Ads for Predatory Payday Lenders

    Google on Wednesday announced that it would ban advertising for payday loans in its ad systems.The change will not impact other financial services, such as mortgages, car loans, student loans, commercial loans and credit cards, he noted.
  • Sugar 7.7 Aims for a Sweeter User Experience

    Sugar 7.7 Aims for a Sweeter User Experience

    The Sugar 7.The update includes streamlined lead conversion and improved key quote and forecast information, and it supports Sugar Logic in the Sugar Customer Portal.
  • Defense IT Contract Rekindles Pricing Complaints

    Defense IT Contract Rekindles Pricing Complaints

    Offered through the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, a request for proposals for the Encore III contract was issued in March.With LPTA, "the government does not give much extra consideration for superior technical proposals," said attorney Theodore Watson of Watson & Associates.
  • Facebook Tampers With Gears of Journalism, Ex-Curators Charge

    Facebook Tampers With Gears of Journalism, Ex-Curators Charge

    The curators served as training modules for Facebook's algorithm, they said.They selected trending news, and decided which news sites each chosen topic would link to.
  • Apple Partners With SAP for Mobile App Dev

    Apple Partners With SAP for Mobile App Dev

    The move marks Apple's latest attempt to break through to the enterprise market and comes at a challenging time for the iPhone and sluggish sales for the tablet category across the industry.The deal will transform how the iPhone and iPad are used in the enterprise world by combining SAP's expertise in business software with the innovation and security of iOS, Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
  • Amazon Video Direct Could Become Another Prime Mover

    Amazon Video Direct Could Become Another Prime Mover

    The first bonus distributions will be based on video streaming activity during the month of June.The program's launch partners include a range of established and new content creators: Conde Nast Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Mashable, Mattel, How Stuff Works and others.
  • Ford, Microsoft Pour Cash Into Pivotal

    Ford, Microsoft Pour Cash Into Pivotal

    Led by new investor Ford, together with Microsoft and previous investors GE, EMC and VMware, the deal is expected to close this month.It's teaming up with Ford and Microsoft to help introduce its cloud and analytics software to new customers.
  • Bill Gates' Open Letter

    Bill Gates' Open Letter

    It has been 40 years since Bill Gates wrote his open letter to the software industry complaining that computer hobbyists were stealing his BASIC program.Gates' complaint was that hardware engineers make a living at what they did, and software developers had mortgages to pay too.
  • Report: Companies in the Dark About Their Open Source Risk Exposure

    Report: Companies in the Dark About Their Open Source Risk Exposure

    Commercial software is full of security vulnerabilities from unpatched open source components developers use, according to a report Black Duck Software issued last week.Ninety-five percent of applications include open source code components, and 67 percent of open source components had unpatched vulnerabilities, researchers found.
  • Air Cargo Deal Gives Amazon More Control Over Deliveries

    Air Cargo Deal Gives Amazon More Control Over Deliveries

    Under the agreement, Amazon has the right to buy up to 30 percent of Atlas Air.The dry lease operation calls for Atlas Air to provide the aircraft but no crew.