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Texting Drivers Willing to Play With Fire

Texting while driving is dangerous. We know that intuitively; we know it because the statistics say so; we know it because we have seen any number of public service announcements warning of its hazards. A whopping 98 percent of respondents in a recent survey of people who text at least once a day ac...

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Webrooming Takes the Sting Out of Showrooming

Showrooming, the bane of retailers, is the consumer practice of visiting a brick-and-mortar store to test out merchandise -- say a new TV or electronic gadget -- and then buying the same model online at a cheaper price. Now there's "webrooming" -- a new buzzword for a trend that's been gaining momen...

Cortana Goes to Work for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Users

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a slew of new features and functionality for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, including the addition of Cortana, Microsoft's intelligent personal assistant. The company also added the ability to create predefined and configurable processes using branching logic, near real-time ...

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Pegasystems Glides Through Social, Mobile Channels

Pegasystems has unveiled a major upgrade to its customer service application, offering new functionality both for consumers and customer service reps. Pegasystems seeded the mobile version of Pega Customer Service with new functionality as well, said Steve Kraus, senior director of product marketing...

Take a Nano Pill and Call Google in the Morning?

Google is in the early stages of developing a nanoparticle-covered pill to detect cancer and other serious health problems such as heart disease, according to Andrew Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google X, who revealed the project last week. The pill would work in tandem with a wearable ...

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Apple Pay May Leave CurrentC in the Dust

Apple's debut of Apple Pay has been more than a little bumpy, and the company may be in for some additional negative press about its competitive position before the dust settles. However, there is one major factor in Apple's favor that could help it win the mobile payments tug-of-war in the end: tim...

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Tact Premium Goes With the Flow

Tactile, developer of the free mobile enterprise app Tact for Salesforce CRM, has debuted Tact Premium, a paid version with ramped-up functionality. The company showed off the new version earlier this month during Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce show. It won rave reviews from the crowd, said foun...

Some Apple Pay Users Get Double-Billing and Double-Talk

Shortly after Apple Pay's Monday launch, some eager early users were unsettled to see duplicate charges on their accounts. Apple Pay lets iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus users store credit card information on their devices and then pay for products using tap-to-pay terminals in stores, or via apps when sh...

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Aviso Helps Sales Managers ID the Real Deals

Aviso, a two-and-a-half-year old startup, has launched its first product, Aviso Insights. It is a sales forecasting analytics tool that uses machine learning and portfolio management frameworks to help sales managers answer a fundamental question: What deals can I expect to close this quarter? The a...

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SalesMesh Bridges Rep-Corporate Information Gap

AppMesh recently came out of the gate with the second iteration of its flagship product, SalesMesh. Version 2.0 is a major leap in functionality for the app that builds on the cofounders' vision of developing a personal sales system for the sales rep. "CRM has made a lot of advances over the years,"...

Salesforce Gives Devs a Burst of Lightning

Salesforce.com on Tuesday unveiled Salesforce1 Lightning, a new Platform as a Service for developers to build mobile apps. Salesforce1 Lightning lets developers build apps for devices with screens of any size or format -- from the desktop to laptops, tablets, phablets, smartphones and wearables. It ...

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One Way Around the Mobile Net Neutrality Conundrum

Verizon Wireless may be bitterly regretting the challenge Verizon made to the FCC's Net neutrality rules. There's little doubt competing wireless providers are. Verizon in 2010 sued the FCC over its mandate that ISPs treat all Internet data the same. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals this year agree...

Salesforce.com Debuts Faster, Smarter Social and Mobile Tools

Salesforce.com on Tuesday unveiled two new products: Sales Cloud1 and Service Cloud1. These new iterations have been designed to address the radical changes in the sales and service space -- namely, the emergence of social and mobile. They also are primed for action when the Internet of Things goes ...

Being Facebook Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Facebook on Thursday announced it had developed a framework for conducting research on its 1.3 billion or so users. The announcement clearly is a response to the onslaught of criticism the company received this summer, when it blithely reported the findings of a study about how News Feed content aff...

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How Gamification Will Rise From the Trough of Disillusionment

Gartner's Hype Cycle Report, which looks at new technologies as they make their way through the inevitable gauntlet of media hype, is now in its 20th year. The various stages are aptly named, and many tech observers are painfully familiar with the early ones. The hype cycle starts with innovation, r...

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Where Apple Watch Leads, CRM Will Follow?

CRM system users are a versatile bunch. Some 29 percent of participants in a recent survey accessed CRM through four devices: laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones. Twenty percent said they used a combination of three of the aforementioned form factors, and about 81 percent said they used multi...

iPhone 6 Bendgate: The End of Tight Jeans?

Another new Apple product, another "-gate" debacle. This time, it's bendgate. On the heels of the release of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets earlier this month has come an uproar over an unexpected weakness: In short, when stashed in a pocket of a tight pair of pants, the iPhone 6 Plus bends --...

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Jive Software Tightens Its Connections

Jive Software recently unveiled the latest series of upgrades to its Summer Cloud release of its two flagship products -- the Jive and JiveX communication and collaboration suites. There has been a slew of improvements to both suites, ranging from better UIs, mobile optimization and third-party inte...

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Tears Down Sales, Marketing Walls

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, along with updates to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing. All will be generally available in the fourth quarter of this year. This release will focus on knitting together the sales and marketing functions. "We wor...

Salesforce Issues Dyre Warning

Salesforce.com this week notified its customers that the Dyre malware, which typically targets customers of large financial institutions, might have been tweaked to target some Salesforce users as well. There was no evidence that any Salesforce customers had been impacted, the company said, but if a...

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