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The Future Of The Smart Home: Your Home’s Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence To Power It

Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft makes a point as he talks to reporters at a CompUSA store in San Francisco, June 25, 1998. (Photo by Jeff Chistensen) Predicting Our Future is a podcast about the next revolutions in technology, as seen through the eyes of a

Why It Is Time To Take A Systematic Approach To Social Media Marketing

Social media saw significant growth in 2017. Mobile social media usage grew 30% year over year, Instagram monthly active users grew to 700 million and Snapchat and Pinterest continued to see increased engagement metrics. Brands of all sizes cranked up spending to ride the social media wave, with advertising spend on social

What is CRM Software and How Can it Help My Business?

As small businesses begin to prosper and thrive, sustainability is bound to be an issue — particularly where customer satisfaction is concerned. After all, as your company grows, priorities and processes tend to change. If left unsupported, those changes could ultimately fracture your company’s relationship with its

Software Copyright Back Before Federal Circuit: Time for the Court to Get it Right

Should a company be able to shut down competition by asserting copyright in a collection of software commands? Tech giant Cisco Systems thinks so: it’s gone to court to try to prevent its competitor, Arista Networks, from building competing Ethernet switches that rely in part on commands

Social media can be the workers’ voice – but is it loud enough?

Coming as it did the day after the governor of the Reserve Bank, Philip Lowe, told an audience of economists that average earnings for Australian workers were growing at the lowest level since the 1960s, the win by the AMWU against the company behind Streets ice-creams this week was a good

Update your operating system, but you really should back it up first

Do you pay attention to the nagging popups to install updates to your computer’s operating system? Apple and Microsoft both have some pretty decent upgrades to their respective operating systems rolling out this fall and if your hardware can handle it, you really should upgrade. Why? Well,

Zenefits Shifts Focus To HR Software, Partnering With Brokers It Once Threatened

Zenefits CEO Jay Fulcher is partnering with brokerages and shifting focus to SaaS. (Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) Battered by scandal, executive changes and layoffs over the past two years, Zenefits is trying something new: playing nice. Zenefits announced on Thursday that the company is shifting its focus

Amazon Says It Created Over 22,000 Seasonal Job Opportunities in India

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has created more than 22,000 seasonal jobs in India Positions have been created in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, among others Amazon has 13 customer service sites across 12 cities Amazon on Monday announced it has created more than 22,000 seasonal employment positions across its India network this

Apple Fails to End Lawsuit Claiming It ‘Broke’ FaceTime

Apple Inc has failed in its bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it disabled the popular FaceTime video conferencing feature on older iPhones to force users to upgrade. US District Judge Lucy Koh ruled late on Friday that iPhone 4 and 4S users can pursue nationwide class action claims that Apple

Update your phone’s operating system – it possibly has a malware vulnerability

It’s worth updating your phone’s operating system as soon as you can. Many top-of-the-line handsets have been found to have a vulnerability that potentially leaves them exposed to a malware attack. The vulnerability (dubbed Broadpwn) affects the Wi-Fi chips on iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus devices.