Tech & Marketing News from IDG

May 2, 2017

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VentureBeat (5/2)

The acquisition comes as Cisco’s core switching and routing business has faced declines as more companies forgo buying data center hardware and instead are purchasing computing resources on demand from giants like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.


VentureBeat (5/2)

The new lab, which was first rumored last month, will focus on both 'fundamental research and practical application of artificial intelligence,' according to a statement issued by the company, and will push to develop AI’s 'understanding, decision-making and creativity,' while supporting Tencent’s AI efforts across its range of businesses, which include gaming and social media.

CIO (5/2)

The company plans to hire both experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges, besides setting up training programs in areas such as user experience, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data and digital offerings, and core technology and computer science skills.


Adweek (5/1)

At the event for advertisers and media buyers Monday night in New York, the company showed that it’s moving beyond text, its lifeblood for the past 11 years, and into original, curated programming from dozens of partners.

MediaPost (5/1)

Previous reports suggested that the big independently owned TV station company Sinclair Broadcast Group has been interested in buying Tribune at a price in the high thirty-dollar-a-share range. The Fox bid seems to contradict what Fox told analysts recently.

CIO (5/1)

“We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CIO 100 awards program by recognizing 100 organizations for their business and technology innovation. is also proud to announce this year's class of CIO Hall of Fame inductees.





Quartz (5/2)

The company has quietly launched a new jobs product, called Google Hire, that is part of its suite of software applications for businesses. According to Hire’s landing page it 'helps you manage your company’s recruiting process,' which a spokesperson says includes tools for candidates to submit applications.

VentureBeat (5/1)

Less than a year after departing Google as its head of human resources, Laszlo Bock has become an entrepreneur. On Monday, he announced that he’s working on Humu, a startup designed to help us work better. He’s joined by Wayne Crosby, Google’s director of engineering who recently resigned.

HuffPost (5/1)

For new businesses just starting out, or any business that’s trying to generate a quick influx of sales, waiting months to see the effects of your marketing strategy isn’t always an option. Fortunately, if short-term gains are what you’re seeking, there are tactics you can employ to generate results quickly.

Digiday (4/28)

“Time Inc.'s 22 magazine brands including People, Time magazine and Cooking Light, still have authority with their audiences, but they’ve been overtaken by digital-native brands like BuzzFeed, Tastemade and TMZ that move faster, are mobile-first and speak with a more youthful voice.




Adweek (5/1)

The average annual ad spend around original digital video content—defined as being professionally produced for digital consumption—is around $4.4 million for 2017, up from an estimated $2.4 million in 2015, the report compiled byAdvertisers Perceptions said.



Network World (5/1)

The study, which polled more than 1,000 IT professionals and data center workers via email earlier this year, found that 65% of enterprise workloads were running in data centers owned or operated by those enterprises, and that that number is just about the same as it was in 2014.

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