Tech & Marketing News from IDG

March 3, 2017

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Bloomberg (3/3)

Baidu Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robin Li, whose company is competing with Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo to commercialize self-driving technology, wants Beijing to take the lead in getting Chinese enterprises to collaborate on research and craft a regulatory framework.


CIO (3/2)

AWS apologized for the incident in a postmortem released Thursday. The outage affected the likes of Netflix, Reddit, Adobe, and Imgur. More than half of the top 100 online retail sites experienced slower load times during the outage, website monitoring service Apica said.

Bloomberg (3/2)

At the heart of the dispute between Apple and Qualcomm is a push by phone makers, with support of some regulators, to reduce the patent royalties Qualcomm charges. Qualcomm gets the bulk of its revenue from selling chips, but more than half of its profit from a separate licensing business.


VentureBeat (3/2)

After its debut the stock fell as low as $23.50 and rose as high as $26.05. And a very high volume of stock was being traded; in excess of 212 million, according to Yahoo Finance data, just before the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) closed for the day.

Bloomberg (3/2)

The deal was outlined as Wal-Mart-backed JD reported revenue that beat analysts’ estimates. A spinoff will create a financial services powerhouse capable of providing a host of loan, securities and insurance products, Liu told staff this year. It would help it gain necessary regulatory licenses by raising money solely from domestic investors.

Network World (3/2)

Cisco and Docker today announced an expanded partnership that will see further integration of container management software from Docker with infrastructure equipment. Cisco also released a 1.0 version of an open source container networking project named Contiv.





Adweek (3/2)

"The announcement, which applies to both the scatter and upcoming upfront markets, comes as the company unveiled its Audience Symphony platform, which taps into NBCU’s Symphony cross-platform offerings.

Adweek (3/2)

Telecom giants don’t just want to collect data, they also want to provide it and potentially team up with brands to provide sponsored data customers can use without hurting their own mobile allotments.

Marketing Land (3/2)

“Most marketers today agree that it is essential for a brand to appear at all stages of the funnel — and thanks to some new findings from the Bing Ads research team, we now have even more visibility and hard data to show how paid search is driving brand affinity and recall across the decision journey.

Computerworld (3/2)

Venerable smartphone brands Motorola, Nokia and BlackBerry got new life at Mobile World Congress 2017, but that was primarily due to the influence of Chinese and Finnish manufacturers that have licensed the names.


VentureBeat (3/2)

Despite a tough few quarters last year, including market share losses throughout, Fitbit is still the king of wearables. Big tech companies were expected to dominate just as they have with smartphones and tablets, but the little guy continues to hold on. In Q4 2016, Fitbit took first place again, Xiaomi held onto second, and Apple came in third.



MediaPost (3/2)

Email is a key B2B marketing tool because it pivotally reaches prospects in the middle of the sales cycle according to a recently released Walker Sands report. The B2B marketing agency discussed four tactics to improve lead generation in the white paper How to Increase B2B Leads by 70% in 90 Days, with email listed as one of the integrated digital marketing solutions that can engage prospects on a deeper level.

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