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David Jones
Most Marketers Struggle to Reach Targeted Customers
12/16/17 11:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 592 Words

Seventeen percent identified social media as their most-used marketing tool, while 7 percent most often used digital ads, and another 7 percent mainly used direct mail.

For mobile marketing activities, 58 percent used SMS the most. Thirty-one percent used cold calling, 6...

David Jones
FCC Votes 3-2 to Upend Net Neutrality
12/14/17 1:50 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 741 Words

The new rule will let ISPs charge more for access to social media companies, Schneiderman added, and favor certain viewpoints over others.

Netflix was among the companies that opposed repeal of the rules.

We're disappointed in the decision...

John P. Mello Jr.
Creatives Not Likely to Blanch at iMac Pro's $5K Price
12/13/17 11:44 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 784 Words

Apple will release a professional version of its all-in-one iMac desktop computer with a US$5,000 price tag on Thursday. Up to...

John P. Mello Jr.
Oops... Some HP Laptops Shipped With Hidden Keylogger
12/12/17 3:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 621 Words

Some HP laptops users came with a preinstalled program to capture the keystrokes of users, a security researcher recently discovered. The...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook Messenger Promises Speedy Delivery of 4K Pics
11/21/17 12:01 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 692 Words

"You really don't have to attach high resolution pictures to social media," he added. "You may want to show someone something you're seeing or something you're eating. You don't want to necessarily want to pick out the whiskers on the fly that's...

David Jones
Snapchat Draws Bright Line Between 'Social' and 'Media'
11/30/17 12:07 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 576 Words


"This seems like a very logical distinction," remarked Rick Edmonds, media business analyst at Poynter .

"I don't particularly get what a news feed is doing intermingled with photos among family and friends," he told the E-Commerce Times.

Snapchat...

Richard Adhikari
B2B Tech Marketers Have Work Cut Out for Them
12/04/17 1:54 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 708 Words

The report considers B2B email marketing and social media message blasts where recipients aren't prequalified with a reasonable expectation of receiving the message as cold calls.

"Getting to decision makers is crazy difficult in today's fragmented environment, which is why an omnichannel...

Rob Enderle
The Return of Industrial Espionage and the Building New Wave of Scandals
12/04/17 9:57 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1175 Words

Much like it has been with sexual harassment, I expect that all we are waiting for is the right post on social media to be picked up by a reporter, and suddenly we'll have another wave of firings, and the firings for expense...

John P. Mello Jr.
Quantum Key Distribution Gets a Speed Boost
11/30/17 3:08 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 738 Words

A method for scrambling data to protect it from the super powerful computers of the future has received a speed boost...

John P. Mello Jr.
Major Players Roll Up Sleeves to Solve Open Source Licensing Problems
11/30/17 11:18 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 639 Words

Four big tech players this week moved to improve their handling of open source software licensing violations. Red Hat , Google...

John P. Mello Jr.
Risky Scripts Pose Threat to Web Surfers, Say Researchers
11/28/17 11:24 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1166 Words

A popular technique used by website operators to observe the keystrokes, mouse movements and scrolling behavior of visitors on Web pages...

John K. Higgins
FTC Tightens Screws on Social Media Influencers
10/12/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1204 Words

... media influencer advertising has become a major factor in e-commerce . Marketers of both big and small brands long have committed large chunks of their advertising budgets to endorsements by well-known personalities, in an effort to influence consumers to purchase products and...

David Jones
Report Probes Social Media's Threat to Democracy
10/13/17 11:38 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 775 Words

... media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others may pose a threat to American democracy, suggests a new report from The Omidyar Group. The report follows recent disclosures about targeted dark post advertising , fake news and other abuses propagated by Russian...

John P. Mello Jr.
Taking the News Out of Facebook's News Feed Could Hurt Publishers
10/25/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 767 Words

Back in 2012, The Guardian , The Washington Post , Yahoo, Digg and other media outlets launched the Social Reader, a Facebook app designed to assist users in sharing news with their friends and family.

At first, the app drove traffic...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook Messenger Jumps to Business Websites
11/08/17 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 758 Words

The new offering has something for both small and large companies, observed Jack Kent, senior analyst for mobile media at IHS Markit .

"Smaller organizations may look to benefit from using Facebook's infrastructure rather than investing in their own," he told...

John P. Mello Jr.
iPhone X Delivers on Apple's Promises and That's Plenty, Say Reviewers
11/01/17 12:49 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1005 Words

Reviews of Apple's next generation iPhone X have started appearing online, and for the most part, critics have showered praise on...

Richard Adhikari
Nimble's Social CRM Finds Its Way Into Office 365
09/21/17 3:55 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 562 Words

Small and mid-sized business customers and workgroups in larger organizations will be able to access social business insights on any contact in Office 365 everywhere they work -- across the Web, in popular Web applications, and in personal productivity applications.

Nimble CRM...

John P. Mello Jr.
Marcher Malware Poses Triple Threat to Android Users
11/07/17 11:18 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 769 Words

"Marcher has been observed worldwide, and we have already seen a variety of schemes to distribute the malware, primarily via SMS, and increasingly sophisticated social engineering from actors associated with Marcher," he said.

"Any attack such as this one is usually...

John P. Mello Jr.
Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risk
09/19/17 11:29 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 832 Words

"They don't believe any sensitive user information was obtained -- such as credit card numbers, social security numbers or the like," Pickett added.

The threat was real but limited, according to Chris Roberts, chief security architect at Acalvio .

"It...

Rob Enderle
Why Are Tech Companies Trying to Kill Us?
11/13/17 10:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1577 Words

... is the question that keeps me up at night after seeing the news of Russian influence through social media , and the rapid rise of road deaths due to smartphone use. I wonder if the executives in these firms understand not only...

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