• Softbank Pumps $1B Into Global Web Access Race

    Softbank Pumps $1B Into Global Web Access Race

    Softbank has cut a check for US$1 billion to OneWeb, which plans to build a constellation of satellites to provide Internet access to underserved parts of the world, the companies announced Monday.The company plans to start with a fleet of 750 satellites.
  • 2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    Artificial intelligence will be having a big coming out party in 2017.A growing number of companies are using AI in their advertising and marketing in a bid to attract early investors and media attention.
  • Radius CEO Darian Shirazi: Solve for Data Decay

    Radius CEO Darian Shirazi: Solve for Data Decay

    Darian Shirazi is the CEO of Radius.In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Shirazi how companies can turn complex data into actionable insights.
  • Sales, Marketing Poised for AI Revolution

    Sales, Marketing Poised for AI Revolution

    However, only 26 percent were very confident they understood how AI was used in marketing, and only 10 percent said they already were using it.Fifty-six percent expected more detailed analyses of marketing campaigns, while 53 percent expected AI to identify prospective customers, and 53 percent expected it to expedite daily tasks.
  • Cloud Enters Mainstream in Federal IT Investment Plans

    Cloud Enters Mainstream in Federal IT Investment Plans

    There has been significant progress in federal cloud adoption, noted immixGroup, at its Government IT Sales Summit last month.There is wide interest in cloud computing among federal agencies, based on the results of a survey of 100 federal IT managers, which Dell EMC Federal released last month.
  • Tech Leaders, Trump Team Search for Common Ground

    Tech Leaders, Trump Team Search for Common Ground

    There appears to be some optimism in the air following Wednesday's highly anticipated sit-down between the Trump transition team and more than a dozen top Silicon Valley executives at Trump Tower.PayPal cofounder and noted Trump supporter Peter Thiel also was in attendance, functioning as the key liaison between the incoming administration and largely pro-Clinton Silicon Valley contingent.
  • FCC's Tom Wheeler Hitting the Road

    FCC's Tom Wheeler Hitting the Road

    United States Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday announced that he will leave the agency he helmed for the past three years on Jan.Prior to joining the FCC, Wheeler served as managing director for Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that helped fund companies that were developing Internet Protocol-based technology.
  • Amazon Prime Air Zips Through British Countryside

    Amazon Prime Air Zips Through British Countryside

    There are dozens of major commercial airports across America, and considering its history of aviation-related security issues, management of commercial drones is much more challenging.55 pounds and 55 pounds, as several safety incidents have occurred with drones flying into commercial airspace or other restricted areas.
  • Salesforce Releases Texting Customer Service Chatbot

    Salesforce Releases Texting Customer Service Chatbot

    Salesforce on Tuesday released LiveMessage, a chatbot that lets enterprises users engage customers through messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, SMS or MMS directly within its Service Cloud.Businesses can add messaging capabilities to their existing toll-free customer service phone numbers and be up and running on Facebook Messenger and SMS, or both, within a day, Salesforce said.
  • Facebook Investors Slam Zuckerberg, Andreessen

    Facebook Investors Slam Zuckerberg, Andreessen

    The suit alleges that Andreessen, the founder of Netscape and Zuckerberg's long-time mentor, secretly tipped off the CEO about concerns raised by other members of Facebook's board of directors while Zuckerberg was in the process of getting the company shares reclassified so he could maintain control.They worked to protect Zuckerberg's interests at the expense of shareholders, according to the complaint filed in the Court of Chancery in the state of Delaware.
  • Trump, Tech Bigwigs to Meet Wednesday

    Trump, Tech Bigwigs to Meet Wednesday

    Some of high-tech's heaviest hitters will be in New York City Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald J.A number of high-profile tech players reportedly have not been invited or can't make the meeting.
  • LinkedIn Begins New Chapter Under Microsoft's Wing

    LinkedIn Begins New Chapter Under Microsoft's Wing

    Integration of the companies' products is under way: "Working across private and public sectors, we can create more opportunity for everyone to participate and share in economic growth," Nadella said.For example, bringing LinkedIn profiles into the overall intelligence of account management could drive "much more intelligent selling," she told the E-Commerce Times.
  • Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales

    Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales

    November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales, according to Brian Hall, CVP of Microsoft devices marketing, who noted that Best Buy's exclusive bundle offering sold out on its first day.The Surface recently became available in a number of new markets, including Australia and New Zealand.
  • AT&T, Time Warner Defend Merger to Lawmakers

    AT&T, Time Warner Defend Merger to Lawmakers

    AT&T and Time Warner executives this week appeared before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee to respond to lawmakers' concerns about their US$84 billion merger.However, the merger would lead to higher costs for other providers trying to access Time Warner programming, including HBO, CNN, Turner, and other major networks, argued Gene Kimmelman, CEO of Public Knowledge.
  • Stock Shortages May Deplete Brand Loyalty Fast

    Stock Shortages May Deplete Brand Loyalty Fast

    About 48 percent of the participants who were parents of kids under 18 expressed concern about product shortages.are concerned about product shortages," said Rob Cheng, head of growth at Elementum.
  • Fitbit Pulls Pebble From Rock, Hard Place

    Fitbit Pulls Pebble From Rock, Hard Place

    However, Pebble "set itself apart by offering excellent battery life, an uncluttered interface, a well-supported SDK, and a vibrant developer ecosystem with a complete vision of modular hardware," he told TechNewsWorld.The purchase will let Fitbit "better defend its turf against Apple and Android Wear," Raskind suggested.
  • Bill Bolsters Legal Efforts of Wells Fargo Fraud Victims

    Bill Bolsters Legal Efforts of Wells Fargo Fraud Victims

    United States lawmakers last week introduced legislation to stop Wells Fargo from enforcing arbitration agreements with victims of fraud it perpetrated against them., a member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced the Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016 in their respective chambers.
  • Without Numbers, Cook's Apple Watch Claims May Be Hollow

    Without Numbers, Cook's Apple Watch Claims May Be Hollow

    The Apple Watch is on track to set a holiday sales record and post its best quarter ever, Cook told Reuters.1 million units of the smartwatch during the third-quarter 2016, a 71 percent drop from a year earlier.
  • SCOTUS Scuttles Apple's Big Samsung Award

    SCOTUS Scuttles Apple's Big Samsung Award

    Supreme Court on Tuesday spoiled Apple's hopes for a big payday, scotching the US$399 million award in its successful patent infringement suit against Samsung.Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the Court's decision, which turned on what lawmakers meant when they referred to an "article of manufacture" in a patent act passed in 1952.
  • Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field

    Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field

    Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber's new artificial intelligence business.He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning for Uber, according to Jeff Holden, the company's chief product officer.