• Tech Industry Gets Political

    Tech Industry Gets Political

    In the last decade or so, the tech industry has become increasingly political, which is different from being politicized.If I had to guess, I'd say that for the most part everyone is on the same page.
  • Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul

    Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul

    Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas.The goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.
  • Can the TV Industry Sustain Falling Prices?

    Can the TV Industry Sustain Falling Prices?

    There was an "abrupt weakening of global demand for TV sets," IHS Markit concluded in a report released last year.The consumer electronics industry saw a 4 percent year-over-year decline in TV sales in 2015, even as demand for 4K/Ultra High Definition TV sets grew enormously.
  • Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level

    Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level

    Jon Thomason will lead the mobile division.Ultimately, his appointment could force some of the original Oculus team to move into the background, he suggested.
  • Banking Customer Satisfaction Barometer Inches Up

    Banking Customer Satisfaction Barometer Inches Up

    Banking customers, especially younger ones, were much more likely to use additional services offered by their financial institutions, the study found.Financial institutions have several opportunities to direct their focus toward better customer service, CFI Group suggested.
  • Personalization, Simplicity Key to Smart Home Device Adoption

    Personalization, Simplicity Key to Smart Home Device Adoption

    Continued innovation and messaging are crucial for smart safety and security device manufacturers that want to capitalize on new opportunities in the emerging Internet of Things.Early adopters of smart devices are often drawn to the innovative design and technological gadgetry.
  • Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads

    Google Gets Rid of 1.7 Billion Bad Ads

    7 billion bad advertisements from its various sites in 2016, more than double the prior year's totals.The company detected and disabled more than 112 million of those ads -- six times more than the year before.
  • Top CRM Blogs of 2016: Countdown, Part 2

    Top CRM Blogs of 2016: Countdown, Part 2

    This year, the Top 10 CRM blogs are all repeat visitors from last year's list.Brian Carroll wrote all but five of this year's posts on B2B Roundtable, and he nailed just about every one of them.
  • New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

    New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

    The Open Internet rules, which went into effect in June 2015, are designed to ensure that consumers and businesses alike have equal access to broadband-speed content delivery.However, more than 100 Internet companies have expressed vocal opposition to Net neutrality, and their complaints have resonated with Pai, who has been highly critical of the rules.
  • Barra Leaves Post as Xiaomi's International Point Man

    Barra Leaves Post as Xiaomi's International Point Man

    Almost four years after being poached from a critical post at Google to join Chinese upstart Xiaomi, Hugo Barra on Monday announced he will return to Silicon Valley in February.However, it also coincides with a widespread perception that Xiaomi's international growth has run into a great wall.
  • Oracle's Important Little Acquisition

    Oracle's Important Little Acquisition

    The value of the deal wasn't publicized -- but given the parameters, the dollars will get lost in the rounding of Oracle's overall revenue and profit numbers.The reason is simple: Oracle has an installed base of well over 400,000 companies, big and small.
  • The Old Man and the Tsunami: A Security Story

    The Old Man and the Tsunami: A Security Story

    In brief, there's an old man who lives in a village by the sea, and one day, an earthquake hits.The old man is seen as a hero once it becomes clear that he set the fire to save the villagers.
  • Samsung's Note7 Post Mortem Turns Up 2 Problems

    Samsung's Note7 Post Mortem Turns Up 2 Problems

    That ramp-up increased pressure on production, which may have led to manufacturing problems.The suggestion that poor batter fit caused the overheating problems "indicates lack of understanding of the electrochemical effects of charging," said Werner Goertz, a research director at Gartner.
  • Pipedrive Attracts Funds for Global Expansion

    Pipedrive Attracts Funds for Global Expansion

    It will tap Atomico's expertise in helping companies grow on a global scale.For Atomico, the Pipedrive funding -- its first-ever investment in a company based in Estonia -- is something of a special deal.
  • Netflix Surprises Itself With Gangbusters Membership Growth

    Netflix Surprises Itself With Gangbusters Membership Growth

    The growth greatly exceeded Netflix's own forecast.The final quarter of 2016 also marked the 10-year anniversary of Netflix's launch of its streaming service, and the beginning of its pivot from DVD-by-mail rentals.
  • Why Companies Botch Customer Care

    Why Companies Botch Customer Care

    If that's the case, why do some companies screw up customer care so badly?So, what is the excuse for all the companies that do a lousy job at customer care?
  • Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform Expands Cloud Options

    Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform Expands Cloud Options

    The new OpenShift Container Platform and service gives Red Hat customers an easy way to adopt and use Google Cloud as a public of hybrid cloud environment, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.Among the new capabilities in the latest version of OpenShift Container Platform: The OpenShift Container Platform upgrade adds the capacity to search for projects and project details, manage project membership, and more via a more streamlined Web console.
  • Apple to Jack Up App Prices in UK

    Apple to Jack Up App Prices in UK

    Changes in pricing at the UK App Store are due to the declining value of the British pound since the UK's vote last year to leave the European Union.News of the app price hikes coincided with the UK Office of National Statistics' announcement that inflation in the country has surged 1.
  • Facebook Launches Paris Startup Garage to Promote Entrepreneurs in Europe

    Facebook Launches Paris Startup Garage to Promote Entrepreneurs in Europe

    The Startup Garage will provide a six-month program of mentorship and assistance for new companies.About10-15 data-related startup firms will occupy up to 80 desks at the Station F campus.
  • Clarabridge Delivers Retail Banking Package

    Clarabridge Delivers Retail Banking Package

    The company's text analytics tools use proprietary natural language processing technology and patented algorithms.The company solution includes the following: Millennials prefer asking for help through social media rather than call centers, Clarabridge found.