• Adobe Leaps From AWS to Microsoft's Cloud

    Adobe Leaps From AWS to Microsoft's Cloud

    It might be related to some of the intelligence capabilities now available through Microsoft's Cortana platform, he suggested.The company also announced a multiyear deal with Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide advanced navigation and predictive services.
  • Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data

    Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data

    Even though Facebook purchased WhatsApp two years ago, they are two independent companies, noted the commissioner, and WhatsApp can not share data with Facebook without first obtaining a user's consent.What WhatsApp and Facebook have been doing not only misleads users, but also violates German law, the commissioner maintained.
  • The Growing Customer Trust Gap

    The Growing Customer Trust Gap

    It's just the opposite: Banks seem to be trying to squeeze every dime out of every customer.The cost in lost customer trust?
  • Bullhorn CMO Gordon Burnes: We're Going to Flip the CRM Paradigm

    Bullhorn CMO Gordon Burnes: We're Going to Flip the CRM Paradigm

    In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Burnes the role of automation and artificial intelligence in humanizing customer relationships.If you're looking to build a holistic view of the customer, you need to understand and look at all customer communication.
  • Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities

    Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities

    As a result, the amount of money available for investing in modernizing IT keeps shrinking, thus depriving vendors of major marketing opportunities at the federal level.For example, nearly half the federal agency respondents to a recent survey said their agencies still used JavaScript (46 percent) and Java (43 percent).
  • Abuse of Trust, Lack of Transparency: HP Shows How to Kill the IoT

    Abuse of Trust, Lack of Transparency: HP Shows How to Kill the IoT

    Chief among them is the dangerous tendency to alter the relationship between seller and buyer into one of seller and data.Of course, HP said the move was intended to " protect HP's innovations and intellectual property.
  • Tech Big Shots Rumored Lining Up for Twitter

    Tech Big Shots Rumored Lining Up for Twitter

    For more than a year, Twitter has faced enormous pressure, both internally and from investors, to consider a major shakeup.The pressure for Twitter to find a buyer only grew after Microsoft stunned the industry in June by paying $26.
  • Music Industry Rebounds on Streaming Subscription Surge

    Music Industry Rebounds on Streaming Subscription Surge

    Huge gains in streaming revenue and market share fueled the increase.The biggest contributors were the newly launched paid services from Apple and Tidal, as well as growth in existing services, like Spotify Premium.
  • Hack of Half a Billion Records Takes Shine Off Yahoo's Data Trove

    Hack of Half a Billion Records Takes Shine Off Yahoo's Data Trove

    Verizon on Thursday acknowledged that it had been notified of Yahoo's security incident, but had limited information and understanding of its impact.I don't know many people outside the security industry that enable things like 2FA," said Prevoty CTO Kunal Anand of Yahoo Account Key.
  • Work in a New Automation Era

    Work in a New Automation Era

    We easily forget when we focus only on the job-creation aspects of automation, and that usually gets us in trouble.Named after the late Russian economist Nicolai Kondratiev, those waves now are known as "K-waves," or the "Kondratiev Cycle.
  • Samsung Green-Lights Galaxy Note7 Replacements

    Samsung Green-Lights Galaxy Note7 Replacements

    In an update to its Galaxy Note7 recall, Samsung announced that more than 500,000 new replacement devices would be available for exchange at U.Consumer Product Safety Commission late last week issued a recall of 1 million Galaxy Note7 phones.
  • Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge

    Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge

    CEO Brian Roberts on Tuesday announced that Comcast will enter the wireless phone market by mid-2017 as a mobile virtual network operator.A 150-strong Comcast Wireless team, headed by Greg Butz, is "getting ready next year.
  • Incentives-Driven Disaster: Wells Fargo's Ethical Implosion

    Incentives-Driven Disaster: Wells Fargo's Ethical Implosion

    The company's 2015 annual report proudly -- and now ironically -- wears the legend, "Wells Fargo: Earning Lifelong Relationships.4 million in additional revenue, Wells Fargo has given itself an impressive black eye.
  • Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security

    Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security

    The combination of Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Palerra's solution will "deliver comprehensive protection for users, applications and APIs, data, and infrastructure to secure customer adoption of cloud," Barker noted.The purchase likely is linked to a new cloud service Oracle reportedly is building.
  • Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

    Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

    Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve.After a really good earnings call last week -- in which it was evident the company has turned a significant corner to become a bona fide cloud company -- Ellison was in his element.
  • Samsung Troubles Deepen Following Formal CPSC Action

    Samsung Troubles Deepen Following Formal CPSC Action

    Keller Rohrback, a Seattle law firm that specializes in product liability, on Friday said it was investigating the Samsung Galaxy Note7 incidents and urged users to contact it directly.Earlier cases linked the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, to potential fires as well, the firm noted.
  • Pandora Plus Trades Ad Views for Extra Features

    Pandora Plus Trades Ad Views for Extra Features

    The 4 million Pandora One subscribers will be switched over to Plus, which will continue to offer ad-free listening at the same price.However, Pandora Plus also offers an opt-in video advertising feature that lets users skip or replay songs.
  • Oracle's Earnings Call

    Oracle's Earnings Call

    Co-CEO Safra Catz said during the earnings call that the quarter's US$816 million in combined revenue from cloud, SaaS and PaaS was up 82 percent from the prior year and up 80 percent from her guidance to analysts.CTO Larry Ellison said that the growth was primarily from new business and not from converting a large portion of Oracle's customer base to cloud solutions.
  • Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions

    Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions

    The Triangle is Google Fiber's eighth incursion.The North Carolina activity may alleviate some of the doubts over Google Fiber's direction, which mushroomed several months ago, when the company acquired Webpass.
  • Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win

    Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win

    Just two months after announcing the integration of its CRM and ERP platform under the Microsoft Dynamics 365 umbrella, Microsoft this week announced a six-year agreement to deploy the service to HP Inc.Under the agreement, HP will deploy the Microsoft Dynamics platform -- including Azure, Office 365 and other solutions -- to tens of thousands of its employees.