• Adblock Plus Now Means Ad Blocking Plus Ads

    Adblock Plus Now Means Ad Blocking Plus Ads

    It will only contain only ads that abide by AA's criteria for size and labeling, and their placement will be governed by the AA rules.The platform "can take ads from an exchange, check their compliance with the Acceptable Ads criteria, and offer publishers a real-time drag-and-drop editor to put these ads on their sites," he told the E-Commerce Times.
  • Business Agility and the Platform

    Business Agility and the Platform

    A common perception of business agility is that it revolves around quickness, especially quickness in the service of accelerating a deal or transaction.That's a good starting point, but agility actually goes deeper -- especially now that so many structural changes, like cloud computing and subscriptions, have turned up the dial on everyday business.
  • Alphabet Think Tank Spearheads Online Counterterrorism Campaign

    Alphabet Think Tank Spearheads Online Counterterrorism Campaign

    Alphabet think tank Jigsaw and startup Moonshot CVE last week demonstrated a new counterterrorism technology tool during a Brookings panel.The groups have been collaborating on an international effort to steer social media users away from Islamic State terrorist propaganda.
  • Samsung Catches a Small Break in Midst of Note 7 Battery Pummeling

    Samsung Catches a Small Break in Midst of Note 7 Battery Pummeling

    5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.Product Exchange Program Samsung announced earlier this month, Galaxy Note 7 owners can exchange their devices for a new Galaxy Note 7, or for a Galaxy S7 or GalaxyS7 edge, with price differences refunded.
  • Sales Tech's Forgotten Byproduct: Employee Happiness

    Sales Tech's Forgotten Byproduct: Employee Happiness

    Why do companies invest in CRM, sales performance management software, business intelligence, and every other component of the customer-facing technology stack?Rewards for users of CPQ, sales enablement and sales coaching technologies included increased deal sizes, productivity gains and close rates.
  • Feds Seek Vendor Help for Payroll Processing Upgrade

    Feds Seek Vendor Help for Payroll Processing Upgrade

    The initiative includes the potential for converting existing payroll systems to cloud-based platforms.The federal government is eager to learn whether there are new technologies that help improve performance," GSA's Angerman said.
  • Amazon Drops Wells Fargo Student Loan Program Like Hot Potato

    Amazon Drops Wells Fargo Student Loan Program Like Hot Potato

    The student loan agreement with Wells Fargo ended less than two weeks after the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered the bank to pay US$3.Beyond the civil penalties, the CfPB ordered Wells Fargo to pay $410,000 in refunds to borrowers for illegal late fees.
  • Deconstructing the Software Business

    Deconstructing the Software Business

    The disruption of the IT and software industry by the rapid rise of cloud and Software as a Service continues to take a toll on the biggest players in the business.Given HP's ongoing challenges selling its software solutions and establishing itself as a software leader, it makes sense that it would use its recent restructuring as an opportunity to rid itself of this unsuccessful business.
  • Dropbox Drops Other Shoe in Years-Old Data Breach

    Dropbox Drops Other Shoe in Years-Old Data Breach

    Exposure from the breach was limited to email addresses, Dropbox originally claimed.Customers who signed up for Dropbox before mid-2012 with a password they used on other services should change those passwords too, Dropbox recommended.
  • It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence

    It's Time for Comcast to Get Off the Wireless Fence

    Now, wireless has expanded and changed, and competitors like AT&T's U-verse and DirecTV are using wireless to deliver television programming.Offerings like IPTV, satellite TV, and mobile TV or wireless TV are changing the way customers watch television.
  • Gryphon SVP Eric Esfahanian: Accuracy Is Paramount

    Gryphon SVP Eric Esfahanian: Accuracy Is Paramount

    Eric Esfahanian is senior vice president and general manager of sales intelligence and marketing compliance provider Gryphon Networks.In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Esfahanian the connections between sales intelligence, sales performance and effective CRM.
  • American Bookworms Still Love Paper

    American Bookworms Still Love Paper

    Nearly three quarters of participants (73 percent) in a recent Pew Research Center study said they had read a book in the last year, largely on paper.Of the more than 1,500 American adults who said they'd read a book in the last 12 months, nearly two thirds (65 percent) had read a print book.
  • Google's Russian Android Appeal Falls Flat

    Google's Russian Android Appeal Falls Flat

    A Russian appeals court recently rejected Google's appeal of a US$6.The Ninth Arbitration Appeal Court's ruling, handed down last month, means that the court considered the decision of Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service to be reasonable and legitimate.
  • That Hissing Sound Is the Last Bit of Air Leaking From Apple's Balloon

    That Hissing Sound Is the Last Bit of Air Leaking From Apple's Balloon

    The new iPhone has more memory -- 128 gigabytes for starters and up to 256 GB -- and it's waterproof.Its replacement is based on the Force Touch trackpad technology found in Apple's laptops.
  • Google Fiber's Long, Tough Road Is Full of Twists and Turns

    Google Fiber's Long, Tough Road Is Full of Twists and Turns

    Alphabet has been facing significant roadblocks in expanding Google Fiber into new U.While the wrangling wears on, Alphabet apparently has taken a hard look at Google Fiber's bottom line.
  • Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks

    Feds Warn States to Batten Down Hatches Following Election System Attacks

    The attacks, dating back to June, led to the illegal download of information on more than 200,000 Illinois voters, leading to a 10-day shutdown of the state's voter registration system.The attack on the Illinois voter registration database began on June 23 and was discovered on July 12, according to the timeline.
  • CFPB Report: Consumers Have Bones to Pick With Banks

    CFPB Report: Consumers Have Bones to Pick With Banks

    Further, many consumers complained that when they tried to open new accounts, they were ambushed with negative reports previously not provided to them.1, the CFPB received 94,200 complaints about services provided by banks, credit unions and nonbank financial firms.
  • Echo Owners May Get Their Own Kind of Music

    Echo Owners May Get Their Own Kind of Music

    The planned Echo-only service appears to go against the current trend of streaming music to mobile devices.3s out there -- a cast of thousands -- none of whom has a significant number of subscribers despite being in the music business longer than Apple Music.
  • Europe Duns Apple for $14.5B in Illegal Tax Breaks

    Europe Duns Apple for $14.5B in Illegal Tax Breaks

    Meanwhile, the tax structure available to Apple wasn't available to other companies.In the EC's eyes, that made the tax deal a method of state aid to Apple that gave Ireland a competitive advantage over its European neighbors.
  • Federal Agencies Told to Share Their Software

    Federal Agencies Told to Share Their Software

    Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung earlier this month issued a final federal policy incorporating the sharing initiative.Many agencies utilized customized software exclusively for their own purposes and basically kept it to themselves, OMB found.