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ECT News Network Weekly Newsletter: Wednesday -- October 18, 2017

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This Week's Top News Headlines From the E-Commerce Times

New Tools Offer Wholesale Distributors Fast Track to E-Commerce
(Posted 18-Oct-17)
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84892.html

Evolution of the 4th Utility: Fixed Broadband
(Posted 17-Oct-17)
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84887.html

Retailers Slowly Embracing In-Store Tech Tools
(Posted 16-Oct-17)
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84884.html

Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI
(Posted 13-Oct-17)
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84883.html

FTC Tightens Screws on Social Media Influencers
(Posted 12-Oct-17)
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84876.html

This Week's Top News Headlines From TechNewsWorld

Google's Pixel 2 Earns High Marks in Spite of Dull Design
(Posted 18-Oct-17)
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84889.html

Microsoft Unveils Power-Packed Surface Book 2
(Posted 17-Oct-17)
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84891.html

WPA2 Flaw Could Blow WiFi Systems Wide Open
(Posted 17-Oct-17)
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84888.html

Could HP and Dell Get Together Again?
(Posted 16-Oct-17)
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84880.html

Report Probes Social Media's Threat to Democracy
(Posted 13-Oct-17)
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84882.html

Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini
(Posted 12-Oct-17)
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84877.html

New Kindle Oasis E-Reader Can Take a Dunking
(Posted 12-Oct-17)
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84879.html

This Week's Top News Headlines From CRM Buyer

Helpshift VP Tushar Makhija: Not All Customers Will Help You Make Money
(Posted 17-Oct-17)
http://www.crmbuyer.com/story/84886.html

Salesforce's IoT Strategy
(Posted 16-Oct-17)
http://www.crmbuyer.com/story/84885.html

Study: Music Improves Customer Experience, Even in Serious Settings
(Posted 14-Oct-17)
http://www.crmbuyer.com/story/84878.html

This Week's Top News Headlines From LinuxInsider

Companies Turn Blind Eye to Open Source Security Risks
(Posted 18-Oct-17)
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84890.html

AWS, Microsoft Offer New Open Source AI Framework
(Posted 13-Oct-17)
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84881.html

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Facebook's hardware lead exits. It's The Daily Crunch.

THE DAILY CRUNCH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 2017 By Darrell Etherington

Facebook exec takes flight, Nielsen gets with the times (sort of) and Lego has an exciting new space set. All that and more in The Daily Crunch for October 18, 2017.

1. Facebook sees a high-profile departure

Facebook's Building 8 hardware lab lead Regina Dugan is leaving early next year, which is a hit because she previously ran Google's Advanced Tech and Products group and also DARPA.

Dugan's farewell message struck some as a not-so-subtle indictment of the company's role in shaping elections and acting as a tool for political manipulation, which is not what you want to hear in an exit interview.

2. Nielsen figures out that Netflix is TV, too

Nielsen is going to start including Netflix and other streaming information for TV shows in its overall ratings, but these won't include mobile devices, which makes you wonder how accurate they can possibly be.

3. Lego reveals "Women of NASA" building block set

Lego is releasing 'Women of NASA' on November 1, a $25 set that includes minifig versions of four of the most influential leaders in space technology in U.S. history. This looks like a great stocking stuffer, just in time for holidays.

4. Apple working with GE

Apple is sometimes compared to GE in terms of its leadership and its ability to dominate an industry, but now the two have teamed up for an enterprise platform. Seems like legacy loving legacy, actually, and that might not be a good thing for Apple's brand.

5. Twitter says it's over for hate symbols and groups intent on violence

Jack always talks a big game when it comes to content moderation and making Twitter a softer, more pleasant community. We'll see how well this latest promise works out.

6. Adobe now has two Lightrooms

There are now two Lightroom versions out there, including a new, 2018 cloud-focused version, and the "Classic" flavor for people who love actual drives. Confusing, but ultimately good, considering how flexible the new cloud version is.

7. Wattpad finally adds a paid subscription

Mobile fan fiction platform Wattpad has added a premium paid subscription to its service, after searching for many years for a revenue model that works with its free product. It has seemed to want to avoid charging users at all in the past, so this is an interesting, and possibly revelatory move.

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Selasa, 17 Oktober 2017

Tech News Flash


Tech News Flash: Tuesday -- October 17, 2017

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Headline Scan
WPA2 Flaw Could Blow WiFi Systems Wide Open
Could HP and Dell Get Together Again?
Report Probes Social Media's Threat to Democracy
Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini
New Kindle Oasis E-Reader Can Take a Dunking
Apple Releases Retro Version of iTunes

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Today's Story Highlights

WPA2 Flaw Could Blow WiFi Systems Wide Open
A security flaw in WPA2, the security protocol for most modern WiFi
systems, could allow an attacker to steal sensitive data including
emails, credit card numbers and passwords, Researchers at Belgian
university KU Leuven reported Monday. Depending on the network
configuration, the flaw also could allow an attacker to inject or
manipulate information in the system.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84888.html

Could HP and Dell Get Together Again?
Technology companies tend to have very fickle relationships. For
instance, Microsoft helped launch Apple, worked to kill the company,
provided money to save it, and then got its butt kicked by it. Dell
first partnered with EMC, then competed with it, then bought it -- and
the CEOs remained friends throughout. Dell and HP have had a rather
interesting relationship as well.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84880.html

Report Probes Social Media's Threat to Democracy
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may pose a
threat to American democracy, suggests a new report from The Omidyar
Group. The report follows recent disclosures about targeted dark post
advertising, fake news and other abuses propagated by Russian troll
farms during the 2016 election. Among the questions the report raises is
whether the U.S. government may need to step in.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84882.html

Google Assistant Shines in Pint-Sized Home Mini
The first wave of reviews touting Google's Home Mini smart speaker
surfaced this week, following reports that the company had to quash a
top touch function to prevent the device from accidentally activating
and recording conversations without users' knowledge. Google has
promised to update the device by Oct. 15. The Home Mini can provide
reports on weather, traffic, news, sports and more.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84877.html

New Kindle Oasis E-Reader Can Take a Dunking
Amazon on Wednesday pulled the wraps off a new premium e-reader that's
waterproof and has a sharp 300 pixels-per-inch display. The Kindle Oasis
has a 7-inch Paperwhite display and sports an aluminum back and
ergonomic shape that makes it easier to read for prolonged periods. It
has a battery life measured in weeks, and it can charge from zero to
full power in two hours.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84879.html

Apple Releases Retro Version of iTunes
Apple has made a retro version of iTunes available, 12.6.3, reviving
features removed by the mammoth 12.7 overhaul it released last month.
News of the release surfaced Monday in a post on Reddit by user
vista980622. Apple was low key about the release, saying in an online
post dated Sept. 23 that the retro version was for business partners who
needed iTunes to mass deploy apps on iOS devices.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84875.html

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Google's new Pixel 2 gets reviewed. It's The Daily Crunch.

THE DAILY CRUNCH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 2017 By Darrell Etherington

Google's latest smartphones have arrived and been torn apart by reviewers looking for any flaw in the pretty fantastic devices. Plus, Microsoft made a new Surface Book tablet/notebook hybrid, and GM wants to bring Cruise's self-driving cars to New York. All that and more in The Daily Crunch for October 17, 2017.

1. Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, reviewed

Google's new smartphones are here, and they're worthy successors to last year's debut Pixel models, by all accounts. The improved designs seem to really help, as do general hardware updates.

The cameras might be the strongest thing about the new phones, though: They put a lot of portable photo and video power in the palm of your hand, including cinematic quality stabilized video capture.

2. Microsoft's Surface Book 2 arrives

Hey! It's not just the Pixel that's new: Microsoft also dropped surprise new hardware, via the Surface Book 2. The convertible laptop/tablet now comes in two sizes, and has a crazy amount of power, including Nvidia notebook GPUs.

3. Cruise will bring its self-driving cars to NYC streets

GM's Cruise is bringing self-driving cars to New York, with the aim of getting more urban testing done in one of the most urban areas around. That'll make GM the first company to test autonomous vehicles on NYC streets.

4. Apple answers Sen. Franken's questions on Face ID privacy

Everyone's favorite privacy-minded U.S. Senator had questions for Apple about its new Face ID tech, which is used to unlock the forthcoming iPhone X. And Apple had answers, provided answers that offered some satisfaction to the Senator. Apple really doesn't care about people's private data – at least not currently.

5. Google Maps added then removed calorie burn estimates for walking directions

Google quietly added an experimental iOS feature that would show estimates of how many calories people would burn by walking when they called up directions. And then removed it when it was greeted by a lot of negative reaction. Google probably had no idea they'd meet with this reaction, which is part of the problem.

6. That Uber-SoftBank deal is probably going through this week

Uber is set to get a sizeable (as in multi billion dollar) investment from SoftBank, and that should finalize with in the next week, per Uber board member Arianna Huffington. This could lead to more dealmaking and consolidation among ride sharing providers globally, too.

7. Snap and NBCUniversal launch a joint venture

NBCUniversal and Snapchat parent company Snap are forming a new joint venture, designed to create original scripted short form content, for use on Snapchat. Sounds great, potentially.

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