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Editor's Pick: Merged VR: Augmented Reality Cubed


Paul Teich
Aug 18, 2017 12:07 PM PT
There is considerable development activity at the high end of hardware and content creation for virtual reality and augmented reality, as well as such AR aliases as mixed reality, extended reality and others. Most industry investment is aimed at leading-edge gaming and industrial application development. However, the low-end of the market is also worth looking at. [More...]

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Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service
Oracle earlier this week announced the availability of its Exadata platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed by Oracle. [More...]
What's Up With Google Docs
Google on Wednesday introduced a number of collaborative features to its office productivity tools. The latest versions of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides will include new editing functionality that will enable office teams to work together in real time on the most up-to-date versions of their files. The new features will ensure that every collaborator is working on the same document, explained Birkan Icacan, product manager for Google Docs. [More...]
CRM Health Check
As an industry, CRM continues to grow and shower benefits on its users. It's hard to imagine that some businesses still don't use some form of CRM, but recent data suggests there are still businesses buying their first CRM solutions or changing vendors. It's a compilation of data from all over, with some credible inputs from a number of sources, so it's worth taking a look. [More...]
CoreOS Tectonic Platform Aims to Free the Cloud
CoreOS on Thursday announced the general availability of the Kubernetes container management Tectonic platform on Microsoft's Azure cloud. The Tectonic platform enables enterprises to run Kubernetes on a single platform across various cloud and bare metal environments. Prior to this release, the Tectonic platform was available on Amazon Web Services and bare metal servers. [More...]
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E-Commerce Minute


E-Commerce Minute: Friday -- August 18, 2017

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Headline Scan
Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service
What's Up With Google Docs
CRM Health Check
The War Room: Experiential Security Planning
Fulfilling the Omnichannel Shopping Imperative
What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?
Yes, and...
Most Businesses Want Agility but Few Have It
It's a Whole New World With Alexa
WannaCry Hero Arrested on Kronos Malware Charges
Excellent Customer Service Requires Emotional Intelligence

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Oracle Unveils Exadata Database as a Service
Oracle earlier this week announced the availability of its Exadata
platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially
means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud
infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based
services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud
managed by Oracle.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84745.html

What's Up With Google Docs
Google on Wednesday introduced a number of collaborative features to its
office productivity tools. The latest versions of Google Docs, Sheets
and Slides will include new editing functionality that will enable
office teams to work together in real time on the most up-to-date
versions of their files. The new features will ensure that every
collaborator is working on the same document, explained Birkan Icacan,
product manager for Google Docs.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84742.html

CRM Health Check
As an industry, CRM continues to grow and shower benefits on its users.
It's hard to imagine that some businesses still don't use some form of
CRM, but recent data suggests there are still businesses buying their
first CRM solutions or changing vendors. It's a compilation of data from
all over, with some credible inputs from a number of sources, so it's
worth taking a look.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84743.html

The War Room: Experiential Security Planning
Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are
good you'll get an earful. Recent outbreaks like Petya and WannaCry have
left organizations around the world reeling, and statistics show that
ransomware is on the rise. For example, 62 percent of participants
surveyed for ISACA's recent "Global State of Cybersecurity" survey
experienced a ransomware attack in 2016.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84738.html

Fulfilling the Omnichannel Shopping Imperative
The omnichannel approach has become a byword in customer service, but
retailers need to do more to make it happen, based on a recent study.
Researchers tested 57 metrics across desktop, mobile and in-store buying
touchpoints to evaluate the end-to-end omnichannel experience at 30
popular and growing retailers. Here's the problem: E-commerce absolutely
is killing brick-and-mortar stores.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84737.html

What Will Rise From Uber's Ashes?
There has been quite a bit of churn in the waters around Uber during the
last few years. Now that founder Travis Kalanick is no longer CEO, what
does the future look like for the company, workers, drivers, investors
and customers? Will Uber continue to grow and lead, or has it seen its
best days? Most people connected to the company probably would say the
same thing: They want calm but rapid growth.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84734.html

Yes, and...
The further we go in the CRM adventure, the less our efforts seem to be
about technology. That's because we're reaching a theoretical limit, or
asymptote, on what technology can do in the vendor-customer
relationship. Think of an asymptote as the ceiling that a graph never
reaches. Increasingly, we're encountering situations where the best
technology can do is assist humans.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84732.html

Most Businesses Want Agility but Few Have It
Although many organizations recognize that agility enables better
responses to changing business conditions, few have taken the necessary
steps to reach that goal, a new study from CA Technologies suggests.
Although two-thirds of the respondents to the firm's recent survey saw
value in business agility, only about 12 percent said their
organizations were on their way to achieving it.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84731.html

It's a Whole New World With Alexa
Voice computing is replacing the graphical user interface, Shawn
DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, said
early this year at CES. Digital assistants will be integrated into many
household objects, he noted. About 5 million voice-activated digital
voice products had been sold as of January, and Bravac estimated 5
million more would be sold this year.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84729.html

WannaCry Hero Arrested on Kronos Malware Charges
In a stunning twist, U.S. authorities have arrested a British cyber-
researcher credited with stopping the spread of the WannaCry ransomware
virus on charges he helped develop and deploy the Kronos banking trojan
that attacked financial institutions around the world in 2014. A federal
grand jury in Wisconsin last month handed down a six-count indictment
against Marcus Hutchins, a citizen of the UK.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84728.html

Excellent Customer Service Requires Emotional Intelligence
Staff engagement is a key component in a telco's ability to positively
impact customers, according to InMoment. The company recently conducted
a survey of 11,000 North American customers of Internet, mobile and TV
services and found that telecommunications companies' customers just
plain hate them. Telcos should emphasize emotional IQ, or EQ, in hiring
and training personnel, the study recommends.
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84727.html

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Tech News Flash


Tech News Flash: Friday -- August 18, 2017

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Merged VR: Augmented Reality Cubed
Report: Apple to Funnel Megabucks Into Original TV Content Development
Gadgets: Trending Hot Plates, Toys for Future Coders, and a Ringy Dingy Ring
CoreOS Tectonic Platform Aims to Free the Cloud

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Merged VR: Augmented Reality Cubed
There is considerable development activity at the high end of hardware
and content creation for virtual reality and augmented reality, as well
as such AR aliases as mixed reality, extended reality and others. Most
industry investment is aimed at leading-edge gaming and industrial
application development. However, the low-end of the market is also
worth looking at.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84744.html

Report: Apple to Funnel Megabucks Into Original TV Content Development
Apple reportedly has decided to put more than $1 billion toward the
acquisition and development of original programming, part of a long-
awaited rollout of a new television and film experience. The investment
will leverage Apple's thus far underwhelming Apple TV business,
bolstering its core video and music library to fulfill the promise of
disrupting traditional television and film studios.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84740.html

Gadgets: Trending Hot Plates, Toys for Future Coders, and a Ringy Dingy Ring
If you've looked at Facebook for more than a minute over the last few
years, there's no question that you'll have encountered a top-down,
perfectly filmed food video from BuzzFeed's Tasty channel. The cooking
clips are enormously popular on the social network, racking up billions
of views a month. Now BuzzFeed is trying to monetize its success in a
new way. Enter the Tasty One Top, a hot plate that seeks to make cooking
simpler.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84736.html

CoreOS Tectonic Platform Aims to Free the Cloud
CoreOS on Thursday announced the general availability of the Kubernetes
container management Tectonic platform on Microsoft's Azure cloud. The
Tectonic platform enables enterprises to run Kubernetes on a single
platform across various cloud and bare metal environments. Prior to this
release, the Tectonic platform was available on Amazon Web Services and
bare metal servers.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84739.html

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So how good is Andy Rubin's phone? It's the Daily Crunch.

THE DAILY CRUNCH
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 2017 By Darrell Etherington

Essentially a phone, Kalanick kicks back, and Facebook wants clickbait video to flounder in the feed. All that and more in The Daily Crunch for August 18, 2017.

1. Essential is here – so how's the phone?

How is the Essential Phone? Greg got to spend a few days with it prior to its general release, so he can tell you. It's not enough time to call it a proper review, but he shares extensive opinions about the anticipated device.

TL;DR – it's solid, but nothing amazing, yet. Nothing, you might say, that you couldn't do without, if you've already got a great device. Also, we learn that the only things Greg cares about in this world are apparently Netflix and Photos.

2. Travis Kalanick fights back against Benchmark suit

Kalanick had words about Benchmark's lawsuit in a legal filing. The former Uber CEO said that the legal action was "part of [Benchmark's] public and personal attack" on him, and also an "ambush" "executed... at the most shameful of times," immediately following the death of Kalanick's mother.

3. Steve Jurvetson has the 5th Model 3 and now he wants to tell you about closing the digital divide

Do super rich people have the perspective necessary to provide direction about closing the digital divide that increasingly seems to separate people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. DFJ's Steve Jurvetson will try to convince us he can indeed help at Disrupt this year in SF.

4. Facebook is taking on clickbait video

If you're a media company currently pivoting to video (which is all of them), make sure you're not pivoting to the wrong kind of video. Facebook has said it'll shut down clickbait content and fake video play buttons on images designed to grab clicks.

5. Taylor Swift is going to space! Kind of.

A bitcoin millionaire is sending a copy of Taylor Swift's "1989" into space, aboard a mini satellite. Wish more wealthy people would spend their money this wisely.

6. Fat Lama is P2P for everything

I have a lot of stuff around that would probably be very useful for others, and which I use very rarely. Fat Lama thinks a lot of people are probably in similar situations, and would like to help them rent out their gear – whatever it may be – in a peer-to-peer asset sharing scenario.

7. The Defenders is on Netflix – here's what we think of the latest Marvel show

Basically, it's good, but listen to the full episode of Original Content, our latest TechCrunch podcast, to find out exactly why we like it. Also, Netflix lands big TV talent with Shonda Rhimes.

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