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Siri Needs an Attitude Adjustment
You would think that a successful company like Apple would want to learn what ticks off its customers, and then fix the problems. You would think that it would learn that its negative-thinking artificial intelligence assistant, known as "Siri," is ticking off users. Few people want to hear the opinion of a computer, especially when it contradicts their own opinion in a negative way. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

Governance: An Overlooked but Critical CX Solution
Today's customer feedback world is extremely complex with data coming from a variety of sources. With the growing number of cross-functional teams and silos within an organization, leaders have been finding it increasingly difficult to capture the full 360-degree view of the customer to drive true change within an organization. While it's clear that problems exist, what's less straightforward is why. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

Solid Cross-Border Strategies for International Growth
International e-commerce has become more pervasive and sophisticated in recent years. In 2017, 1.66 billion people worldwide purchased goods online. During the same year, global e-retail sales amounted to $2.3 trillion, and that figure could grow to $4.48 trillion by 2021. E-commerce providers must continue to innovate to ensure they take full advantage of opportunities outside their home market. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

Users Rate 'Creep Factor' in New Privacy-Security Product Guide
The Mozilla Foundation is expanding a campaign begun last year to help consumers buy safe, secure connected toys and mobile gadgets this holiday season. Mozilla's 2018 edition Privacy Not Included buyers' guide offers an assessment of the privacy and security qualities of 70 products, ranging from connected teddy bears and smart speakers to game consoles and smart home gadgets. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

When the News Went Live... Online
The shift of live content from traditional broadcast television to online sources has significantly changed the video industry -- and especially, the news media industry. News typically derives its value and attracts viewers with live updates and real-time engagement. The rise of live online alternatives extends those capabilities to nontraditional voices in the digital realm. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

Chatbots Gaining Altitude
How do they really know? That's the question that immediately comes to mind in reviewing the top-level data from Voxpro's recent survey of customers and their relationship with chatbots. The data show that 68 percent of consumers haven't used chatbots to contact a brand. About 1,000 people answered the survey. How reliable is that number, though? I'm not disrespecting Voxpro -- just the opposite. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

When Is the Time to Hire a Cyber Specialist?
Cybersecurity has been becoming a larger and larger concern for organizations. Nowadays, most organizations -- regardless of size, industry, location, or profit vs. nonprofit status -- find themselves directly or indirectly impacted by cybersecurity. Even though the topic itself is increasing in importance, many smaller organizations don't have specialized security expertise on staff. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

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Why this black Portland entrepreneur is no longer hiding his color
David Jenkins worried his race was holding back his Portland-based luxury soap company. Now, he's embracing it 'taking back my self-esteem.'
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 7:46 pm CST

Here are the details of Maryland's failed $5.84B bid for Amazon's HQ2
Maryland's package to Amazon.com to lure HQ2 to Montgomery County included $2.8 billion in refundable state income tax credits spread out over 10 years, as well as $2.4 billion in new transportation funding. The total incentive package was $5.84 billion, setting a state record. It had been kept mostly secret as Maryland officials attempted to win a national bidding war to attract Amazon's estimated $5 billion investment and 50,000 new high-paying jobs. The details were released Tuesday afternoon…
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 7:21 pm CST

Here are the details of Maryland's failed $5.84B bid for Amazon's HQ2
Maryland's package to Amazon.com to lure HQ2 to Montgomery County included $2.8 billion in refundable state income tax credits spread out over 10 years and $2.4 billion in new transportation funding. The total incentive package was $5.84 billion and set a state record. It had been kept mostly secret as Maryland officials attempted to win a national bidding war to attract Amazon's estimated $5.5 billion investment and 50,000 new high-paying jobs. The details were released Tuesday afternoon by the…
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 7:05 pm CST

Google expands its Moffett Park footprint again with corporate campus buy
Even before the latest deal, the search engine giant had already spent upwards of $1 billion on property and begun submitting plans for redevelopment in Sunnyvale’s Moffett Park area.
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:02 pm CST

Bayer to collaborate with biotech startup, potentially bringing research to West Sac
A Berkeley-based biological technology startup is collaborating with Bayer Group on the development of its product, potentially bringing more work to Bayer's lab in West Sacramento. Pivot Bio, a 2011 startup company, developed a strain of the common soil bacteria bradyrhizobium, which allows soybean plants to bond with nitrogen from the air. That could help farmers to reduce their use of nitrogen fertilizers, which tend to drain into waterways and cause environmental problems in watersheds. The…
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:58 pm CST

Elon Musk’s pot-smoking ‘rankled’ NASA, sparking culture review at SpaceX and Boeing
SpaceX and Boeing Co. will undergo a safety review by NASA because Elon Musk smoked pot. Specifically, the SpaceX and Tesla chief appeared to smoke marijuana, drink whiskey and lit up one of his Boring Co. flamethrowers during a wide-ranging interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September. The incident “rankled” NASA leaders, reported The Washington Post, instigating an assessment of both SpaceX and Boeing, which are contracted with the agency to fly astronauts to the International Space Station…
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:44 pm CST

Autodesk snaps up S.F. construction planning software company in $875 million deal
Autodesk is snapping up San Francisco-based construction software company PlanGrid in a $875 million cash deal. The move is intended to bolster Autodesk's cloud-based construction platform. San Rafael-based Autodesk, which makes software used in architecture and manufacturing, will be integrating PlanGrid’s software with its Autodesk Revit software and Autodesk BIM 360 construction management platform. PlanGrid’s software is designed to offer real-time collaboration between various parties,…
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 4:44 pm CST

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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, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

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, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

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, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

eBay Sees Strong Quarter on PayPal Growth
The turnaround continues at eBay, which is seeing solid growth in several key areas. Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

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, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

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, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

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, November 21, 2018 3:55 am CST

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