• After Blowout IPO, Is Snap a Keeper?

    After Blowout IPO, Is Snap a Keeper?

    00 on the New York Stock Exchange, Snap shares rose 44 percent to $24.48 on Thursday, well above analyst expectations, placing the company's value at $28 billion.
  • Despite Intense Scrutiny, Uber Lays Another Egg

    Despite Intense Scrutiny, Uber Lays Another Egg

    The company's "greyballing" technology is designed to hide the standard city app view in specific cases -- for example, from former riders blocked for being abusive, or to prevent fraud.However, some drivers have used it to circumvent local regulators, a practice that Uber no longer will allow, according to Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.
  • Trending Storylines Hone LinkedIn's Relevance

    Trending Storylines Hone LinkedIn's Relevance

    The feature will be rolled out to LinkedIn members in other countries soon.The store contains additional metadata that LinkedIn's algorithms use to stay on top of new developments in the Storyline.
  • Medium Is Looking for a Few Good Founding Members

    Medium Is Looking for a Few Good Founding Members

    Those who maximize our understanding of the world, but don't necessarily maximize clicks.Over time, Medium intends to open new revenue opportunities for as many content creators as possible through the partner program.
  • Trust: Why Financial Services Should Embrace DoL's Fiduciary Rule

    Trust: Why Financial Services Should Embrace DoL's Fiduciary Rule

    Department of Labor issued its fiduciary rule last year, it set financial advisers, insurers and agents into a mad scramble to meet an April 10, 2017, implementation deadline.For example, nearly 20 percent of financial advisers at Oppenheimer & Co.
  • A Solution for the Uber CEO's Anger Problem

    A Solution for the Uber CEO's Anger Problem

    In addition to his apparent personal anger management issues, there are the stresses that come with running a giant company -- and Uber recently has been losing executives.Anger is an emotion, and too many people have less control over their emotions than they would like to have.
  • Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose

    Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose

    Those royalties currently account for about half the revenue of Imagination, in which Apple has an 8 percent stake.Following Imagination's announcement, Reuters reported the UK company's stock price fell 70 percent, to 76 pence, the lowest since 2009.
  • Twitch Aims to Get Ahead of Steam

    Twitch Aims to Get Ahead of Steam

    Gamers can download their purchases using the Twitch App or through existing services like Uplay.Streaming partners who participate in Twitch's commerce program will earn a 5 percent commission when customers buy games or in-game items from their channel page.
  • Will Amazon Go Reinvent Retail?

    Will Amazon Go Reinvent Retail?

    Yes -- and that's what Amazon wants to do with its new retail stores.Today, Amazon has a few retail bookstores, and it intends to break into other retail sectors.
  • Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

    It also sets in motion a change in immigration policies, which could exclude many qualified foreign professionals from Silicon Valley firms.The executive order will end the practice that allowed "Buy American" programs to be circumvented by excessive waivers and endless exemptions, Trump said, noting that American workers have been losing out in an economic environment that has favored cheap, subsidized foreign goods.
  • Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    Take Marketing Off Autopilot and Get Creative

    More than a quarter of marketers went into marketing because they wanted to be creative, researchers have found.You'd think in this era of analytics that marketers would be ruthless in killing off ineffective strategies.
  • Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    Uber Boss Practices Brinksmanship With Apple

    When Apple discovered Uber was planting code on iPhones that persisted on the devices even after the ride-hailing app was removed, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned Kalanick in a face-to-face meeting to stop the practice or the Uber app would be kicked out of Apple's App store, The New York Times reported Sunday.The code added to the iPhone helped Uber "fingerprint" the mobile device and foil the multiple account scammers.
  • Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple

    Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple

    International Trade Commission to block imports of iPhones, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.The move reportedly was spurred by Apple's recent decision to stop making royalty payments owed under a licensing agreement between the two companies, which is the subject of a billion-dollar legal battle in federal court.
  • Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'

    Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'

    Specifically, data suggests that we're in the middle of a "security skills gap" -- very much like a "desert of skills.There, adaptations help animals retain, absorb and otherwise make the most efficient use of what little water is available.
  • Building a Sales Team by the Numbers

    Building a Sales Team by the Numbers

    For many years the company has captured data about sales performance and provided concrete information to its subscribers about things like attainment vs.The most recent data to come out of Xactly involves understanding the nuances of different cities as places to plant your next sales office.
  • Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity

    Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity

    Don't make the mistake of thinking that other two-thirds of a salesperson's time is wasted, though.While they may elicit grumbling, those things do have an indirect impact on the salesperson's commission checks.
  • Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance

    Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance

    The changes at the top reportedly could include the temporary loss of Uber's founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick.Emil Michael -- who served as the company's senior vice president of business and a key lieutenant to Kalanick -- is out.
  • Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement

    Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement

    The review sketches out a plan to make radical changes to diversify Uber in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.While Kalanick is away, the leadership team, his direct reports, will run the company, he said.
  • 3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In

    3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In

    By this point, most technology practitioners -- and nearly all security practitioners -- know about WannaCry.That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals using WannaCry as an illustrative case study.
  • FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices

    FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices

    Federal Trade Commission is looking into Amazon's discount pricing practices in response to a complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog over the company's pending US$14 billion purchase of the Whole Foods grocery chain, Reuters reported last week.That said, it might be worth considering whether Consumer Watchdog's allegations might be a shield for politically motivated actions by the FTC, he told the E-Commerce Times.