• How Amazon Could Reshape More Industries in 2017

    How Amazon Could Reshape More Industries in 2017

    In fact, its Amazon parent company appears to have in mind far broader ambitions to significantly reshape the competitive landscape in more than just the IT industry in the coming years.It's no wonder that Amazon recently mentioned in a financial report that it had become a transportation company.
  • Amazon's Register-Free Grocery Shopping Could Disrupt Retail

    Amazon's Register-Free Grocery Shopping Could Disrupt Retail

    Customers use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, then pluck items off the shelves.Their purchases automatically are scanned and charged to their Amazon accounts, and receipts are sent to their smartphones.
  • 2016: The Year in Review

    2016: The Year in Review

    This year marked the point when most vendors were most of the way to the cloud.Some still might be selling and supporting conventional on-premises systems, but they're at least leading with the cloud and its many benefits.
  • Twitter Buys Yes for Product VP Talent

    Twitter Buys Yes for Product VP Talent

    Those encouraged by Coleman's appointment cite his previous experience at Google.He served there as the project manager leading Google Plus, which includes Google Reader and Google Talk.
  • Aptean SVP Matt Keenan: CRM Needs to Be Intuitive

    Aptean SVP Matt Keenan: CRM Needs to Be Intuitive

    In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Keenan some of the issues surrounding intelligent automation.I personally believe that the CRM applications that will be the bellwether applications are those that truly are frictionless -- that make it is easy and seamless for someone to incorporate into their flow.
  • Fitbit May Pick Up Pebble

    Fitbit May Pick Up Pebble

    It's rumored that Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky last year turned down Citizen's $740 million acquisition offer, as well as a $70 million bid from Intel prior to the launch of Pebble 2.The expectation that Pebble would going to have to make a tough decision on the way forward has intensified.
  • AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations

    AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations

    Along with Amazon Lex, the company introduced Amazon Polly, which allows developers to add natural-sounding speech capabilities to news readers or e-learning platforms.The company also announced AWS Greengrass, software that lets customers run AWS Lambda compute, messaging, data caching and sync operations on connected devices.
  • Qualitative Data - the Other Stuff

    Qualitative Data - the Other Stuff

    In fact, quantitative data is but one kind of data, and the information it provides gives a one-dimensional view of the world.There are two kinds of qualitative data too.
  • Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last

    Netflix Offers Offline Option at Long Last

    The service will be available under all plans and available for phones and tablets using Android or the Apple iOS system, said Wu.2 or later, as well as a live Internet connection and the latest iOS or Android app.
  • Zenefits Pays the Piper

    Zenefits Pays the Piper

    Delaware closed its investigation into the company's licensing practices apparently without imposing a penalty.Staff had posted photos on Instagram from the company's offices and retreats showing them taking rounds of shots and champagne showers.
  • Fact-Checking Social Content

    Fact-Checking Social Content

    In "Facebook Shouldn't Fact-Check," Jessica Lessin argues that it's not Facebook's job to fact-check the growing flood of fake news coming at us through its portal and social media more generally.That possibility is made probable when readers discover that Facebook delivers content at variance with truth, when it is expected to deliver all truth, all the time.
  • Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules

    Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules

    It keeps the customer's interests first.Many of them offer their wares through Amazon's Prime program.
  • Samsung Floats Possibility of Split

    Samsung Floats Possibility of Split

    Depending on the findings, Samsung may create a holding company structure and might list its shares on additional international exchanges.Although Samsung appears to have raised the possibility of altering its chaebol structure, a split is unlikely, said Barry Randall, chief investment officer at Crabtree Asset Management.
  • Demandbase's CEO Chris Golec: Finding the Companies That Should Be Buying From You

    Demandbase's CEO Chris Golec: Finding the Companies That Should Be Buying From You

    Chris Golec is the CEO of Demandbase.In this exclusive interview, CRM Buyer discusses with Golec the challenges and rewards of intelligent targeting.
  • China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance

    One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China's existing cybersecurity practices.The law would expose foreign companies doing business in China to invasive government security reviews and burdensome requirements for keeping data in the country, the business groups warned.
  • CNN Taps Beme Talent to Cultivate Millennials

    CNN Taps Beme Talent to Cultivate Millennials

    It will be led by a team including the Beme cofounders, under a name as yet undecided, with CNN providing funding.Neistat will provide the content expertise, and Beme cofounder Matt Hackett will lead digital innovation at the new company.
  • Service in the IoT Era

    Service in the IoT Era

    Oracle recently announced a new connection between its Service and IoT clouds.Importantly, the older you are, the more discretionary income you're likely to have as well, and that inspires vendors to exert themselves in service.
  • Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

    Despite the emphasis on cyberprotection spurred by a major breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management in 2015, government agencies have struggled to maintain adequate levels of protection.However, only 15 percent of survey respondents said their agencies could implement protection against a new threat within 15 minutes.
  • Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day

    Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day

    Although online retailers on Monday offered deals to jumpstart the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday as a one-day event could be losing some of its attraction.However, many online-only retailers, including Amazon, have started to offer pre-Cyber Monday sales to compete with the traditional Black Friday in-store shopping madness.
  • Black Friday's $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records

    Black Friday's $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records

    Shoppers came out in droves over the Black Friday weekend, spending a record US$9.This was the first-ever Black Friday with sales exceeding $3 billion.