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Will Congress Override State Net Neutrality Laws?
Way back in the dark ages in May 2011 -- about 2,345 Internet years ago -- I wrote a column about Net neutrality, which was in court at the time. For those of you who are not sure, "Net neutrality" is short for "Internet neutrality" or "network neutrality." The concept addresses user access to the Internet, and the debate around Net neutrality centers on whether ISPs can limit, tier, block or otherwise affect Internet performance. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

Walmart E-Commerce Has Blowout Q4
Walmart's e-commerce sales were up 43 percent for Q4 FY 2019. Sam's Club e-commerce sales grew 21 percent. Customers "continue to respond to our increasingly omnichannel offerings. We're executing against our strategy and it's working," said Walmart spokesperson Robyn Babbitt. Walmart's e-commerce focus "remains on earning repeat visits and strengthening our assortment of merchandise." Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

Blending Offline and Online Commerce With Advanced Payments Tech
Technology by its nature changes the market. The introduction of efficient solutions spurred by technology to meet consumer demand creates new positive effects across an economy. Plenty of industries -- entertainment, transportation, the press and retail, for example -- have experienced changes in business models, delivery methods and competitors, due to the development of new technologies. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

JPMorgan Chase Rolls Out Digital Token
JPMorgan Chase on Thursday announced that it has created and successfully tested a digital coin. Each JPM Coin represents $1 in funds held in designated accounts at JPMorgan Chase N.A. The token was created using Quorum, a variant of Ethereum developed by JPMorgan Chase, to enable instantaneous payment transfers between its clients' institutional accounts. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

LinkedIn Launches Streaming Video Service as Private Beta
LinkedIn has launched an invitation-only private beta of LinkedIn Live, a streaming video feature. The service initially will be available in the United States. After the invitation-only period, LinkedIn will post a contact form on its website for others who want to participate in the beta. The company will broadcast live content from conferences, product announcements, Q&As, and other events. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

4 Surefire Ways to Get E-Shoppers to Pay Attention
I don't have to tell you how difficult it is to find and attract customers online. With millions and millions of businesses all vying for attention, the Internet has quickly turned into a very crowded place. But, believe it or not, there's opportunity in all that clutter, and if you approach your marketing and visibility right, you can easily rise to the top. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

Spreading CRM's Message
I've recently been writing a lot about platforms -- not about any one in particular, but about the importance of platform to the future of what we all do in CRM and beyond. Platform provides a level of abstraction between machines and humans. Inventing the platform was like inventing the power loom or the printing press. It was a way to separate the creative effort from rote production. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

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Amazon working with Bellevue, Kirkland to launch electric-autonomous van pool
It’s part of an “open-arm policy” designed to turn Bellevue into self-driving car hub, according to the city’s Transportation Technology Partnership Manager Steve Marshall.
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:50 pm CST

Exact Sciences completes 934,000 Cologuard tests in 2018; annual revenue up 71%
Exact Sciences Corp., the Madison manufacturer of the Cologuard take-home colon cancer test, met its projected 2018 full-year revenue number, reporting total revenue of $454.5 million in an earnings statement Thursday. The company completed 934,000 Cologuard tests in fiscal 2018, 64 percent higher than in 2017. The company (Nasdaq: EXAS) in January stated it anticipated reporting total revenue between $454 million and $455 million. The revenue total is a 71 percent increase compared with 2017,…
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:34 pm CST

As Theranos trial, documentary and movie near, Elizabeth Holmes hopes for a comeback
While government officials comb through millions of pages of documents to prepare for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' expected fraud trial and the last physical remnants of her failed blood-testing business get disposed of, she is reportedly looking for somebody to help get her side of the story out. The 35-year-old Stanford University dropout has reportedly met with filmmakers who she hopes would make a documentary about her "real story," Vanity Fair reports in a story by Nick Bilton headlined,…
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:29 pm CST

San Francisco-based Pinterest preps to go public with confidential filing
Pinterest Inc. has joined the growing club of Bay Area tech companies looking to go public in the coming months. The San Francisco-based visual idea board site confidentially filed paperwork for its IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reports, with hopes of listing in late June. Pinterest's underwriters for its IPO include Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. The company will reportedly seek a public valuation over $12 billion, the amount it was…
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:27 pm CST

Softbank adds to its expansive Bay Area portfolio with $1 billion funding of S.F. freight logistics company
Freight logistics company Flexport said Thursday it has secured a $1 billion funding round, SoftBank Vision Fund's latest massive injection into the Bay Area tech arena. "Our vision is to unite the planet in a seamless web of commerce, unhindered by physical borders, boundaries or political agendas," Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of Flexport, said in a statement. "The Vision Fund shares our belief in using technology to create a better, more interconnected world and their support will propel us…
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:25 pm CST

Tesla burns through the talent on Musk’s exhilarating ride
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has managed some remarkable feats while cycling through top talent at a head-spinning rate.
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:13 pm CST

San Francisco-based Pinterest preps to go public with confidential filing
San Francisco-based Pinterest Inc. has joined the growing club of Bay Area tech companies looking to go public in the coming months. The visual idea board site confidentially filed paperwork for its initial public offering with Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reports, with hopes of listing in late June. Pinterest's underwriters for its IPO include Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. The company will reportedly seek a public valuation over $12 billion, the…
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:12 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 Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm 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 Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm 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 Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

eBay Sees Strong Quarter on PayPal Growth
The turnaround continues at eBay, which is seeing solid growth in several key areas. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm 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 Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm 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 Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm 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 Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:02 pm CST

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