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Wednesday - October 8, 2014
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Swank videoconferences are no longer the exclusive domain of the Fortune 500. Highfive's affordable system lets any company provide face-to-face meeting opportunities. "Consumerization of IT [and] inexpensive pay-as-you-go cloud services have leveled the playing field for SMBs looking to use enterprise-class capabilities like videoconferencing," said Chris Chute, a research director at IDC. [More...]

Wednesday - October 8, 2014
Facebook on Tuesday further opened its Audience Network to third-party developers and publishers. It debuted the platform in April, positioning it as a mobile monetization tool that would leverage Facebook's 1.5 million advertisers and the millions of users who sign into apps using their Facebook credentials. The platform is now available to developers and publishers around the world. [More...]

Wednesday - October 8, 2014
With summer behind us, brands and retailers are busy finalizing their plans for the upcoming holiday rush. Like last year, this holiday season will be a short one, with just 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas. With this condensed shopping period and digital commerce on an aggressive upswing, the holiday season is no time for retailers to take chances. [More...]

Tuesday - October 7, 2014
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When Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post last year, there was a lot of uncertainty over what he intended to do with it. Now it appears he wants to transform it into a nationwide newspaper, spread via Amazon's Kindle Fire. Coming preinstalled on the next version of the tablet -- expected to have an 8.9-inch screen -- the Post will enjoy a sudden, huge jump in readership. [More...]

Tuesday - October 7, 2014
GT Advanced Technologies and seven of its direct and indirect subsidiaries on Monday announced they had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. GT, which makes sapphire components used in the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, expects the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire to authorize the company to conduct business as usual while it attempts to resolve its current financial issues. [More...]

Tuesday - October 7, 2014
Various U.S. government agencies have been conducting research on how best to meet the challenge of privacy in the digital age, with investigations of a wide range of technology issues including encryption, data tagging, sensors, healthcare records and clinical informatics. As useful as this research eventually may become, the fragmented nature of these efforts poses a problem. [More...]

Monday - October 6, 2014
HP on Monday announced plans to separate its major business lines into two separate companies. HP Inc. will offer PCs and printers, while Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, will focus on IT infrastructure, software and services. HP CEO Meg Whitman will be the president and CEO of HP Enterprise. Don Weisler, EVP of HP's printing & personal systems division, will be the president and CEO of HP Inc. [More...]

Monday - October 6, 2014
Intel confirmed that it pulled its advertising from a gaming website and community hub after it received feedback from its customers. Intel takes customer feedback very seriously when it relates to contextually relevant content and placements, the company reportedly said. However, the fact that Intel pulled its ads from Gamasutra is just one part of a story that involved a coordinated campaign. [More...]

Friday - October 3, 2014
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Unlike other workplace collaboration tools that are confined to helping team members collaborate on projects, Evernote is attempting to extend its functionality so that users can not only communicate more effectively at work, but also better synchronize their work and personal lives. The redesigned Web app and new version of the presentation mode are particularly appealing, according to tech analyst Laura DiDio. [More...]

Friday - October 3, 2014
What is a collective brand experience, and why is it so important for companies to understand and manage it correctly? It can't be ignored, because it will grow on its own and in harmful ways. However, most are shooting themselves in the foot on a daily basis. Companies understand the brand. Even so, only some do a good job at building, nurturing and protecting their own brand. [More...]

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