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"I think it is a whole new beginning for the Ruffin and the county at large," said Jeff Yarbrough of the Tipton Arts Council, the group putting together the event.

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The Crypto-Criminal Bar Brawl
As if e-commerce companies didn't have enough problems with transacting securely and defending against things like fraud, another avalanche of security problems -- like cryptojacking, the act of illegally mining cryptocurrency on your end servers -- has begun. We've also seen a rise in digital credit card skimming attacks against popular e-commerce software such as Magento. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Silo Buster: Salesforce Attacks the Data Sprawl Problem
I have never been a big fan of the term "360-degree view of the customer," mostly because you never can have a complete view of your customers. It's simply impossible. Things happen that you don't capture in the data, as CRM guru Paul Greenberg has pointed out. They get divorced, their dog dies, they get a really nice birthday gift. Those things can affect customers' buying behavior. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Why Is Wireless Caller ID So Often Wrong?
I have a gripe with the way Caller ID works -- or in fact, increasingly doesn't work -- on wireless phones. I've noticed that most very stinking time I get a call on my wireless phone, the Caller ID information is wrong. Sometimes the number is correct, but the city is wrong. When Caller ID was introduced a few decades ago, it was great. It started on the landline phone, either providing a name or number. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Oracle's Earnings Angst
OK, this is looking somewhat predictable. Oracle reported $9.20 billion in Q1 revenue, or $0.03 per share, against consensus estimates in the $9.24 to $9.29 range. In other words, it missed its number. How concerning is this? Excuse me while I yawn. It's important all right, but no reason to get crazy. Still, some representatives of the widows and orphans who own the stock went into a tizzy. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Poor Website Designs Could Trigger Legal Actions
Internet marketing has become so popular that e-commerce retail sales in the United States are on pace to double between 2009 and 2018. The transaction value of e-commerce service industry contracts reached $600 billion in 2016. Despite the rush to digital commerce, the rules for business transactions are still the same, whether they are concluded on paper or electronically. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

10 Things People With Disabilities Wish Online Retailers Knew
Many shoppers would be just fine if they could never set foot in a retail store again. After all, everything is available online: books, groceries, pizza, household necessities, even big ticket items like mattresses and cars. However, 15 percent of people worldwide have a disability that affects their daily life, and many retailers are unaware that their websites are not always accessible to them. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

A Good Storm
Dreamforce continues to bear down on the world like a hurricane slowly approaching from across the ocean -- in a good way, if that makes any sense. Salesforce has pumped new products into the market that will serve as the focus of at least part of the discussion. The company recently introduced improvements or whole new products for the SMB market, philanthropy and financial services. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

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Torrid year-end federal spending push pays dividends for this cyber startup
Lots of money is chasing cyber startups and solutions — some ready for prime time, some not.
Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:00 am CDT

D.C. has a presence at South by Southwest each year. Now it's kicking off a local version of the event.
Each year, D.C. officials participate in the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, to highlight the District's entrepreneurial community and recruit new tech companies. Now, they are kicking off their own version of the conference — D.C. style. Starting Wednesday, the District will hold its first-ever "We DC Fest," a free three-day festival featuring 150 local speakers who will share their expertise on everything from innovation and economic development to mobility, technology…
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:27 pm CDT

SurveyMonkey tops targets in upsized IPO, raises $180M
SVMK Inc., more commonly known as SurveyMonkey, raised $180 million in an IPO on Tuesday night that topped its price targets and sold more shares than expected. The San Mateo-based online survey business sold 15 million shares at $12 each. It was expected to sell 13.5 million shares for between $9 and $11. Its initial market cap going into its first day of trading is nearly $1.5 billion — well below the last private valuation of about $2 billion that PitchBook Data says it got when it raised its…
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:16 pm CDT

Hawaii's Global Tourism Summit to feature Sophia the Robot as keynote speaker
The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s upcoming Global Tourism Summit will highlight artificial intelligence through sessions and speakers; perhaps the most notable being Sophia the Robot, which will converse with Oahu Visitor Bureau’s Kainoa Daines during a lunch keynote. Sophia was created by David Hanson, the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, in 2015. Since then, the humanoid robot has been featured in countless media outlets and television shows, and was even given citizenship of Saudi Arabia…
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:07 pm CDT

SurveyMonkey tops targets in upsized IPO, raises $180M
SVMK Inc., more commonly known as SurveyMonkey, raised $180 million in an IPO on Tuesday night that topped its price targets and sold more shares than expected. The San Mateo-based online survey business sold 15 million shares at $12 each. It was expected to sell 13.5 million shares for between $9 and $11. Its initial market cap going into its first day of trading is nearly $1.5 billion — well below the last private valuation of about $2 billion that PitchBook Data says it got when it raised its…
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:40 pm CDT

Jabil strikes deal with Johnson & Johnson that could grow revenue by more than $1 billion
Jabil Inc. has struck a deal with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Cos. that CEO Mark Mondello says could be "transformational" for the St. Petersburg-based electronics manufacturer. On an earnings call Tuesday, Mondello said Jabil (NYSE: JBL) has entered into a partnership with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) that covers endoscopy, surgical, spine, trauma and instrumentation devices. "Integration cost and charges directly associated with the deal will be in the range of $80 million. The real interesting…
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:37 pm CDT

Palo Alto Networks hires former Uber HR exec
Palo Alto Networks has hired Uber Technologies' former human resources leader, Liane Hornsey, as its new HR chief. "Liane joined as Chief People Officer this week – her first day was yesterday," a Palo Alto Networks spokesperson said in an emailed statement to the Business Journal on Tuesday. "We are thrilled to have her join and bring her 20 plus years of experience and track record of success to Palo Alto Networks." Hornsey has worked for Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora before, when they…
Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 4:57 pm CDT

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Simplified Analytics Improve CRM, BI Tools
Once the purvey of the hard-core data geeks, new business analytics applications have become mainstream online, making them easier and more accessible to today's workforce. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

FTC Mulls Browser-Based Block for Online Ads
Modeled after the "Do Not Call" registry that keeps telemarketers from pestering consumers at all hours of the day and night, the FTC is looking for an online equivalent to protect Internet users' privacy and sanity. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Amazon's Q2 Profits Up, But Stock Takes a Hit
Wall Street expected better results, but Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos touted sales from a growing number of mobile devices including tablets and smartphones. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

eBay Sees Strong Quarter on PayPal Growth
The turnaround continues at eBay, which is seeing solid growth in several key areas. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Google Redesigns Image Search Page
The search giant unveils a new user interface for its image search page with new features and a new ad format. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Will Apple Lose Its Lock on App Stores?
New report suggests that rival mobile app stores -- led by Android -- could take the lead in coming years, shifting developer priorities. Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

Where's Google Going With Big Travel Purchase?
The blockbuster purchase of ITA Software is likely to be challenged by big airline flight aggregators like Expedia. What does Google have in mind? Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:42 am CDT

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