• KickassTorrents Owner Faces 20-Plus Years in Stir

    KickassTorrents Owner Faces 20-Plus Years in Stir

    Polish authorities last week arrested the alleged owner of pirate website KickassTorrents, or KAT, 30-year-old Artem Vauln of Kharkiv, Ukraine.entertainment industry lost more than a billion dollars in profits due to KAT's operations, according to a criminal complaint filed in a U.
  • Facebook Aims to Scrub Clickbait From News Feed

    Facebook Aims to Scrub Clickbait From News Feed

    The latest adjustment is an extension of Facebook's earlier efforts to reduce the distribution of clickbait posts.The ranking update doesn't impact ads, Facebook said.
  • Adblock Plus Mouse Roars at Facebook

    Adblock Plus Mouse Roars at Facebook

    Adblock Plus on Thursday announced that the open source community had created a filter to neutralize Facebook's latest offensive in its ongoing battle with ad blockers.Any Adblock Plus users who want to implement the workaround will have to update their filterlists manually.
  • Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads

    Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads

    Such ads "provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible," explained Doantam Phan, a product manager at Google.The rules "still will impact advertisers and companies that utilize the interstitial popups to gain newsletter signups, collect emails and so on," Zhou noted.
  • WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More Privacy

    WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More Privacy

    However, WhatsApp will begin to share some personal details about its 1 billion users -- such as phone numbers and other data -- with Facebook, its parent company.The increased connectivity and information sharing might not be apparent to WhatsApp users initially.
  • Amazon Sets Up New Auto Research Shop

    Amazon Sets Up New Auto Research Shop

    The site will let customers view everything from specs, images, videos and customer reviews of thousands of brand new to classic vehicles, potentially offering stiff competition to Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader.For example, givein that Amazon customers often browse through thousands of customer reviews on a given product to make a purchase decision, the new site will include reviews from real car buyers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Salesforce Ponies Up $340M for Krux Data Management

    Salesforce Ponies Up $340M for Krux Data Management

    4 million and six million shares of common stock to consummate the deal, according to documentation filed with the U.Further, Krux will feed Salesforce's new artificial intelligence system, Einstein, with billions of new signals, providing corporations with more data about their users.
  • Big Data and Analytics: Creating New Value

    Big Data and Analytics: Creating New Value

    Big data's marketing promise is companies working together on analytics for tailored marketing capabilities that reach the right people at the right time.Amazon and Walmart employ big data analytics to optimize their supply chains, resulting in improved product availability and delivery to the consumer.
  • Year-End Deals on Track for Federal IT Providers

    Year-End Deals on Track for Federal IT Providers

    The federal fiscal year ends on Sept.The last few months have brought billions of dollars in federal contracts for information technology providers.
  • T-Mobile Fined $48M for Pulling Wool Over Customers' Eyes

    T-Mobile Fined $48M for Pulling Wool Over Customers' Eyes

    Through its advertising and statements, T-Mobile may have led customers to expect better and faster service than their unlimited plans actually provided, according to the FCC.5 million in consumer benefits for subscribers to T-Mobile's and MetroPCS' unlimited plans, and at least $5 million in services and equipment to American schools.
  • AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

    AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry.AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for US$85.
  • Batterygate Will Kill Samsung's Holiday Shopping Season

    Batterygate Will Kill Samsung's Holiday Shopping Season

    When news of Samsung's Batterygate first surfaced, I think that mine may have been the only voice saying the Samsung brand would suffer significant damage, but the company didn't realize it yet.That it has damaged the Samsung brand is not a strong-enough statement either.
  • Angry Customers Likely to Ditch Wells Fargo's Wagon

    Angry Customers Likely to Ditch Wells Fargo's Wagon

    retail banks, including 1,000 Wells Fargo customers -- were aware of the scandal.Only 3 percent of Wells Fargo's customers reported being affected by the scandal, but 30 percent were exploring banking alternatives, and 14 percent already had decided to switch banks because of it, the survey found.
  • Tech Industry Lambasts New FCC Privacy Rules

    Tech Industry Lambasts New FCC Privacy Rules

    The new rules are consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's privacy framework and the administration's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, the FCC said.The rules establish three approaches to information use and sharing: The FCC "did the right thing in distinguishing between sensitive and non-sensitive information," said John Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's privacy project director.
  • Facebook Share Price Falls Despite Blowout Quarter

    Facebook Share Price Falls Despite Blowout Quarter

    09 per share on revenue of more than $7 billion for the quarter, compared with 57 cents per share and $4.Mobile ad revenue amounted to $57 billion -- about 84 percent of the firm's ad revenue in Q3 2016, compared with 78 percent in Q3 2015.
  • Twitter Shuffles Deck as COO Bain Steps Down

    Twitter Shuffles Deck as COO Bain Steps Down

    The news comes just weeks after Twitter's attempt to find a buyer failed.Noto will continue to lead Twitter's live content business, according to the SEC filing.
  • 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.