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Another CMP gets swallowed up (Percolate, By Seismic), and what it means to you

Using AI to improve sales Louis Jonckheere, co-founder and chief product officer at Showpad, sits down with Tonya Hall to talk about how AI is used in sales. Sales enablement automation (SEA) vendor Seismic announced its acquisition of content marketing platform (CMP) Percolate at its annual customer event, Seismic Shift. The San Diego-based unicorn adds 50 engineers to the business, increases its presence in… Read more →

Most technology containers live less than five minutes, and lifespans are getting even shorter

A majority of container instances, 54%, are only around for five minutes or less. And these average lifespans keep getting even shorter.  Photo: Joe McKendrick Comparing container lifespans now versus a year ago, a recent study from Sysdig finds that the number of containers that are alive for 10 seconds or less has doubled, from 11% to 22%. The number of containers… Read more →

Top Best Buy Black Friday 2019 deals

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More Best Buy’s Black Friday ad is always one of the most anticipated of the holiday shopping season, and one pleasant surprise with its release this year is that many of the deals are already available, a sign that online shopping… Read more →

Phones and PCs sold in Russia will have to come pre-installed with Russian apps

Image:Szabo Viktor The Russian Parliament is debating a bill that will force all electronic equipment sold in Russia — such as smartphones, computers, and smart TVs — to ship pre-installed with apps from Russian tech firms. According to lawmakers, “the bill will protect the interests of Russian Internet companies and will reduce the abuse by large foreign companies, working in… Read more →

Digital business transformation accelerates: Just ask NCR, Zillow, Axon

Digital transformation: Why companies need a sense of urgency TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks with futurist Brian Solis about the trends shaping digital transformation. An hour of earnings reports highlighted how every business will go digital, becoming software-based and utilize artificial intelligence. Here’s a quick tour. The software defined store, bank, hotel Michael Dale Hayford, CEO of NCR, said the company… Read more →

Pixel 3 sales by the numbers: Google’s flagship phone was a flop

The Pixel 4 XL is a perfectly disappointing phone, here’s why Jason Cipriani tells Karen Roby that Google’s latest smartphone has a lot to like, but some key flaws. Read more: How many Pixel 3 devices did Google sell in the past year? You won’t find that sales total broken out in the company’s quarterly financial reports, but if… Read more →

ConnectWise warns of ongoing ransomware attacks targeting its customers

Special feature Special report: A winning strategy for cybersecurity (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, offers a detailed look at how to build risk management policies to protect your critical digital assets. Read More ConnectWise, a Florida-based company that provides remote IT management solutions, is warning customers that hackers are targeting its software to gain… Read more →

Teradata replaces visionary CEO

Victor Lund, incoming Teradata CEO Announcing its third quarter results that fell short of Wall Street’s expectations, Teradata has decided that it’s time to once again make a shift in the executive suite. Oliver Ratzesberger, who took charge in January, stepped down, with his predecessor, board member Victor Lund, once again taking the reins on an interim basis. Overall revenue… Read more →

Nvidia patches severe GeForce, GPU vulnerabilities

Nvidia sets new records in AI conversational training The GPU maker says its AI platform now has the fastest training record, the fastest inference, and largest training model of its kind to date. Nvidia has patched a set of serious security vulnerabilities in the GeForce Experience graphics software and GPU Display Driver. On Thursday, the technology giant published two separate… Read more →

Singapore looks to fuel maritime innovation with $44M investment

Singapore is looking to fuel innovation in the maritime industry, parking SG$60 million in investments to nurture local startups and drive the development of technology that can improve operational efficiency and sustainability. Government agencies SEEDS Capital and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have issued a call-for-partnership in search of investors keen to jointly invest in early-stage deep-tech startups… Read more →