Tech & Marketing News from IDG

January 23, 2017

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CIO (1/22)

The announcement by the company, a day ahead of it reporting its fourth quarter results, had experts from TUV Rheinland, Exponent and UL stating that internal manufacturing and design defects of the batteries, including missing insulating tape in some cases, and not the design of the phones were responsible for the battery issues.


TechCrunch (1/22)

The internet giant revealed in September 2016 than a state-sponsored attacker harvested personal data belonging to “at least” 500 million users. Just three months later, it was back to confess that a separate incident store account information belonging to one billion users.

Computerworld (1/20)

Apple is asking a federal district court in Southern California to order Qualcomm to pay it nearly $1 billion that it says Qualcomm is holding back. Apple says it is owed the money, but Qualcomm is holding it back because Apple cooperated with a South Korean government investigation into Qualcomm's licensing practices.

Network World (1/20)

Avaya’s a big company with several focus areas – some lines, like networking products, are performing well. Others, including unified communications and phone systems, are not, and it’s these that have dragged the company into Chapter 11.





Digiday (1/23)

Sweden has just celebrated 250 years of press freedom. If you thought this tradition would make it safe from fake news, you’d be wrong. According to Ehsan Fadakar, social media columnist at tabloid Aftonbladet, Sweden has seen a worrying growth in hate speech and sharing misinformation about immigration.

CIO Australia (1/23)

In surpassing 30,000 attendees - up from 19,000 the year previous - AWS re:Invent 2016 continues to capture the imagination of the partner, customer and developer communities. Yet despite the bumper crowds, it was intelligence exhibited by machines that stole the show in Las Vegas.



Forbes (1/22)

What do firm leaders think will happen to marketing this year? To find out, Forbes contributor Kimberly A. Whitler turned to CEOs who represent a variety of different industries and companies.

Business 2 Community (1/22)

Active social media profiles are so important to businesses in this digital age. The key word there being 'active'. Posting regular social media content provides you credibility by showing off your expertise. However, keeping consistent social media content going on your feeds can be time-consuming.

Adweek (1/20)

From live video and mobile to NFL influencers, we've collected seven digital marketing data points that got our attention this week, including news about livestreaming, app revenues and the NFL's top Twitter users.

Adweek (1/20)

Alan Beard, CMO of youth media company Fullscreen Media, reminded the audience that though it might be tempting to put a brand in the middle of a story, it rarely works. Telling good stories about a brand is less valuable than having a brand support a good story.




Marketing Land (1/23)

Many industry insiders expect mobile commerce to eclipse PC-based sales in the relatively near future. A new online survey from Fluent argues that may already be starting to happen.”



Adweek (1/20)

“It's 2017, but advertisers and marketers remain at odds over the changing nature of their relationship, according to results from a New Year Outlook survey conducted by development firm RSW/US. Asked about "troubling trends" in the industry, for instance, answers coming from the two disciplines were almost diametrically opposed.

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