• AWS Unveils Chime Conferencing Service

    AWS Unveils Chime Conferencing Service

    Companies just have to download the app; they don't need to make upfront investments in hardware or software.Participants click a button on the Chime app to join a meeting instead of dialing a number then entering a PIN.
  • Toshiba Plunges on Massive Nuclear Writedown, Earnings Delay

    Toshiba Plunges on Massive Nuclear Writedown, Earnings Delay

    3 billion writedown related to its struggling nuclear power business and delayed the release of its fiscal third-quarter earnings.Shigenori Shiga, Toshiba's chairman and representative executive officer, resigned effective Wednesday, the company said.
  • FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT

    FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT

    The FTC's original purpose was to prevent unfair methods of competition in commerce as part of the battle to "bust the trusts.For example, D-Link's mobile devices since 2008 have displayed users' login credentials in clear readable text.
  • AI Deconstructs Phone Sales Pitches

    AI Deconstructs Phone Sales Pitches

    SaaS solutions firm Gong last week released the findings of a study on sales phone conversations, including an analysis of gender speaking patterns.To carry out the research, Gong used artificial intelligence and machine learning technology that was developed to recognize sales conversation patterns.
  • Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan

    Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan

    The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users.After 22 MB of data usage, Verizon may "prioritize" customers in the event of network congestion.
  • Twitter Investors Bail Following Bleak Q4

    Twitter Investors Bail Following Bleak Q4

    On the bright side, daily active usage grew for the third consecutive quarter and strong growth is expected to continue, the company said.Active monthly users in Q4 totaled 319 million, up 4 percent year over year, and 2 million more than in Q3.
  • Quip Adds Serious Muscle

    Quip Adds Serious Muscle

    The new integrations Salesforce introduced are Quip Connect and the Quip Lightning Component.If Live Data changes in Salesforce, the relevant Quip doc automatically receives an update.
  • Can Former Amazon Fire TV Exec Save Apple TV From Itself?

    Can Former Amazon Fire TV Exec Save Apple TV From Itself?

    After a promising beginning, Apple TV rapidly began losing share to rival streaming devices, according to data eMarketer released last fall.5 million users in 2016 to just 25.
  • SnapRoute Snags $25M With AT&T, Microsoft Backing

    SnapRoute Snags $25M With AT&T, Microsoft Backing

    The company uses its software on commodity "white-box" switches and routers to create more streamlined and scalable data centers.The investment is Microsoft's first in the networking software business, company rep Jay Peters told LinuxInsider.
  • Winning the Sales Talent War in the Big Data Era

    Winning the Sales Talent War in the Big Data Era

    Having an empty slot on your sales team's roster imposes an opportunity cost on your organization: You're missing out on sales as you battle to staff your sales teams appropriately.So, if you have A-players on your sales team, your success depends on keeping that team together.
  • Is Salesforce Getting Serious About the Back Office?

    Is Salesforce Getting Serious About the Back Office?

    Bridging the gap between front- and back-office applications has been the dream of corporate executives forever.Both Oracle and SAP have reported significant jumps in demand for their cloud-based solutions.
  • Ode to Sprint: Somebody Calls You, You Answer Quite Slowly

    Ode to Sprint: Somebody Calls You, You Answer Quite Slowly

    I'm glad Sprint's fraud management folks were on their toes and thwarted the crime.In order to protect my account, Sprint erased my online profile and canceled my autopay.
  • Silicon Valley Firms Lock Arms Against Trump Immigration Order

    Silicon Valley Firms Lock Arms Against Trump Immigration Order

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  • Does Avaya Have a Post-Chapter 11 Prayer?

    Does Avaya Have a Post-Chapter 11 Prayer?

    However, the move actually is a strategic and tactical restructuring that's meant to retire a heavy debt burden, according to John Sullivan, Avaya's treasurer.However, Avaya "did not pivot quickly enough to cloud services," Nucleus' Campbell told CRM Buyer.
  • Snap Seizes the Moment

    Snap Seizes the Moment

    The company's private market valuation is $17.8 billion, but investors have valued it at between $20 billion and $25 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
  • Amazon to Build $1.5B Prime Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky

    Amazon to Build $1.5B Prime Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky

    5 billion Prime Air cargo hub in Kentucky.The company received about $40 million in government incentives to base its new air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron, which will add an additional 2,000 jobs to the local economy.
  • EC to Take a Hard Look at E-Commerce Practices

    EC to Take a Hard Look at E-Commerce Practices

    The European Commission on Thursday announced three separate investigations into online pricing and other sales practices that may have breached EU antitrust rules.Preliminary results of the EC's competition sector inquiry on e-commerce indicate that these restrictions are applied throughout the EU, and that they could make cross-border shopping -- and even online shopping in general -- more difficult.
  • Calling Facebook Customer Service? Beware of Fraudsters

    Calling Facebook Customer Service? Beware of Fraudsters

    A Google search for a Facebook customer support phone number may direct users to a number set up by fraudsters, according to NPR.A Pindrop researcher called the number, posing as a Facebook customer who had been locked out of his account.
  • Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    AT&T has introduced mobile TV, tying its wireless TV with DirecTV, letting viewers watch programming on their smartphones or tablets anywhere in the United States, over the AT&T Mobility wireless network.Sprint, a wireless-only player, is turning into a growth company once again.
  • Apple Goes on Record-Breaking Spree

    Apple Goes on Record-Breaking Spree

    28 in the year ago quarter, beating the company's own guidance and Wall Street analyst estimates, and setting a new record.9 billion in the year-ago quarter, exceeding the company's guidance range and also setting a new record, Cook noted.