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New Group Aims to Help Bridge E-Commerce Digital Divide

The United States Business Association of E-Commerce is poised to open for business. Its mission is to help SMEs, as well as minority- and veteran-owned startups, to bridge the e-commerce digital divide. The B2B marketplace platform will connect small and medium-sized firms to domestic and global bu...

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Jack Dorsey and the End of Twitter

I'm a member of what is likely a reasonably sizable informal group of people who trained to be a CEO but declined the job -- in my case, several times. So I don't envy the position that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is in as he tries to figure out a way to do the right thing concerning the spread of fals...

Google Aims to Secure Voice Purchases Through Match Feature

Google has undertaken a pilot program for Voice Match. A limited number of users can use the tool with Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and smart displays to make in-app digital purchases on Google Play, or to make purchases from restaurants that enable food ordering through Google. Removing ...

Facebook Shops Seeks to Cash In on Online Bonanza

Facebook has announced Facebook Shops, which will let small businesses set up a single online store accessible from both Instagram and Facebook. Businesses can choose products they want to feature and customize the look and feel of their online shop. Consumers can find Facebook Shops on a business' ...

Microsoft Reimagines Azure

Developers are the driver of innovation in the world we live in today, said Scott Guthrie, EVP of the Microsoft Cloud+AI Group, in his presentation during the company's virtual Build 2020 conference. "With Azure we built an end-to-end cloud that enables developers to focus on building applications a...

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4 Amazing Things Nvidia Showcased at Its Virtual GTC

Nvidia just held its GTC event, and of the virtual keynotes I've seen so far, CEO Jensen Huang's was the best. That's because the company made the decision to cut it into segments, mostly under 16 minutes, so viewers didn't have to watch things they weren't interested in. Jensen mixed up the content...

How to Solve WiFi Speed and Connection Problems

In theory, all you need is a shiny new router for hassle-free wireless connections in your home or small office. Yet in practice, your wireless reception often will be plagued with interference issues. Interference can cause slow delivery, higher latency than hardwired connections, frequent disconne...

Facebook Sets Up Political Advocacy Group as High-Tech Teeters on Edge

Facebook has set up American Edge, a political advocacy group for the high-tech industry, which is drawing scrutiny from United States lawmakers. American Edge will fund ad campaigns and studies by academics to push its efforts. Facebook is working with a diverse group of stakeholders to build suppo...

Report: Working From Home May Be a Keeper

More than 40 percent of professionals working at home because of the pandemic would prefer to work remotely full time in the future, suggests a new report from Valoir. "One of the reasons we did this survey was to help provide people with more data to understand they weren't alone, and we expected t...

Red Hat’s Virtual Summit Crowds Hint at Future Conference Models

In what could be a trial run for more of the same, Red Hat held a first-ever virtual technical summit to spread the word about its latest cloud tech offerings. CEO Paul Cormier welcomed online viewers to the conference, which attracted more than 80,000 virtual attendees. The company made several key...

Salesforce Revamps Work.com to Help Businesses Address Pandemic

Salesforce has announced a new version of Work.com designed to help businesses and communities function safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Work.com is a completely new initiative using an existing domain name that we previously owned," said Salesforce spokesperson Joel Steinfeld. "Our focus is on...

Google Meet Aims to Head Off Zoom

Google is integrating its Google Meet videoconferencing application with Gmail, and it already appears as an option in some users' accounts. It is making the service available to everyone for free in the coming weeks, on the Web and through mobile apps for iOS and Android. Users will be able to star...

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3 Improvements the COVID-19 Pandemic May Force

The pandemic may force certain improvements but I'm not sure that it will, because political distractions are doing a rather good job of drawing our focus away from fixing things now. We should be ramping domestic manufacturing of PPEs and ventilators permanently to prepare for a likely huge fall sp...

New Shopify App Offers Local SMBs a Bridge to E-Commerce

Shopify has unveiled a consumer app that lets users discover local businesses, receive relevant product recommendations from their favorite brands, check out effortlessly, and track all their online orders. It can gather and track orders and receipts automatically, but it also works without auto-tra...

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