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  • Dell Technologies Standardizes on Salesforce.com
    on May 26, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Under a new strategic agreement, Dell Technologies plans to expand its use of Salesforce's cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) platform and sales and marketing apps to its global salesforce of nearly 40,000. Announced Wednesday, the Dell-Salesforce deal extends the relationship the two companies have had for years. It will also give Dell customer contact centers around the world […]

  • T-Mobile Debuts Digits: One Phone Number, Multiple Devices
    on May 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Wireless carrier T-Mobile announced today that its Digits service, which has been in beta testing since December, will go live for all customers on May 31. The Digits service, which works either through an app or natively on some devices, allows customers to use a single telephone number across multiple devices. It's essentially call-forwarding. For example, an individual's work phone number can […]

  • Do You Prefer Your Customer Service Bots Friendly or Formal?
    on May 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    As robots increasingly replace human jobs, thanks to record spending on automation, how should they behave? That preference depends on where you live. LivePerson, a company that works in automated customer service, recently surveyed 5,000 people on what personality types they prefer in customer service bots. The majority, 62 percent, said they want bots to be friendly, 21 percent would prefer a […]

  • Zuckerberg Urges Harvard Grads To Build a World of 'Purpose'
    on May 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. "Change starts local. Even global changes start small -- with people like us," the Facebook CEO said. He shared stories about graduates such as David Razu Aznar, a former city leader […]

  • Women CEOs Earn Big Pay, But Few of Them Have the Top Job
    on May 26, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running the world's largest companies. The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million, also up 9 percent. But the number of women in CEO roles has barely […]

  • Intel To Expand Thunderbolt 3 Reach, Plans To Open USB-C Specs
    on May 25, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    By the end of this year, the PC and Mac marketplace could feature nearly 150 devices with Intel's Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. But Intel is aiming to expand the reach of its universal port design even further by integrating support for the connector into its future CPUs. Starting next year, the company also plans to boost the connector technology by making the Thunderbolt 3 protocol specification […]

  • Hack Attack by Subtitles Threatens Millions of Users Worldwide
    on May 25, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    If there wasn't enough to worry about already, hackers have now figured out a way to attack computers though the subtitles in videos. The new vulnerability allows remote attackers to take complete control of machines using malicious subtitle files, including those commonly used with video applications and systems such as VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time, and strem.io. The problem is so widespread […]

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner Fooled by German Hackers
    on May 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    The iris-recognition feature in Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone has been defeated by German hackers, less than a month after the device hit shelves around the world. A video posted by the Chaos Computer Club, a long-running hacker collective formed in Berlin in 1981, shows the security feature being fooled by a dummy eye into thinking that it is being unlocked by a legitimate owner. The […]

  • Ford's New CEO Promises a Fit But Fun Company
    on May 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, revealed a little about his plans -- and a lot about himself -- when he talked to media after his appointment. Here are four of the comments the former head of Steelcase Inc. made at Ford's Dearborn headquarters Monday and the deeper meaning behind them. What he said: "Any time this Rubik's cube is being turned around, we have just as much advantage in that future […]

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Embed the Fingerprint Scanner
    on May 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    After various phone companies have tried making it work, it looks like the technology of embedding the fingerprint scanner under the screen might come on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 first. According to a new leaked video, a new dummy shows an early concept for the Galaxy Note 8 design, and it doesn't have a fingerprint sensor on the front or on the rear of the phone. That may be because Samsung […]