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CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention

Harvey Nash recently released its 2014 CIO survey of over 3,200 chief information officers and technology leaders from across over thirty countries, with a combined tech spend of over $160 billion. It found that investment in new technology is growing …

Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations

A recent study from Amdocs found social media to be an emerging channel of preference for consumers seeking customer-care assistance. Customers want to be helped through Twitter and Facebook, but they expect quick, personalized responses. Frankly, businesses aren’t delivering. The …

Instagram Ads Going Global ‘Later This Year’ Instagram Ads Going Global ‘Later This Year’

On the heels of what the company is calling a very successful ad rollout in the US, Instagram has announced that they plan on taking their new ads global very soon. According to Instagram, they will build on their “momentum” …

GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again

Set to go public, GoDaddy has filed its S1 with the SEC, proposing an initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. Rumors had been heating up earlier this year that the company would move ahead with …

Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market

Elon Musk, co-founder of companies such as PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX (and sometimes known as the modern-day Tony Stark, aka Iron Man), has has fulfilled his promise of “doing something fairly significant on this front which would be kind …

Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages

A couple months ago, LinkedIn killed the Products & Services tab on Company pages, and upset a fair amount of companies. LinkedIn suggested that businesses use its Showcase Pages instead, but some simply don’t think this approach works so well. …

Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Due to Fraud

On Monday, a Vietnamese court sentenced Nguyen Duc Kien to 30 years in a state prison for his role in a series of financial scams which robbed people and corporations of more than $1.1 billion – an act which was …

Square Register Gets Invoicing Feature Square Register Gets Invoicing Feature

Square announced that it has added Square Invoices to its register service so sellers can “get paid fast” with free unlimited invoices. There is no monthly fee. “Now sellers can accept payments in person, online in Square Market, and through …

Apple Reportedly Buys Another Search Company Apple Reportedly Buys Another Search Company

Earlier this week, Apple unveiled its new operating systems for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. As previously reported, there are some significant search-related features and changes that would appear to suggest Apple is really looking to be more of a search …

Uber Is Now a $17B Company After Latest Funding Uber Is Now a $17B Company After Latest Funding

On-demand car service Uber has just announced a massive $1.2 billion injection from “some of the leading investors in the world,” which values the company at $17 billion (not counting what they already have in the war chest). With that …

Eva Green Sin City Poster Censored But Still Sexy Eva Green Sin City Poster Censored But Still Sexy

Earlier this week a new teaser poster for the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was refused release by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), America’s movie censors. The MPAA, which is well known for its prudery, …

Virginia DMV Tells Uber, Lyft to Cease ‘Illegal Operations’, Suggests They Focus on Lobbying Virginia DMV Tells Uber, Lyft to Cease ‘Illegal Operations’, Suggests They Focus on Lobbying

The state of Virginia is none too happy at on-demand car services Uber and Lyft operating, in its mind, outside the framework of its passenger carrier laws. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles has sent out two cease and desist …

Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features Google Apps Gets Admin Reports, New Sites Features

Google announced (separately) a handful of noteworthy updates to Google Apps. First off, the company introduced a new Reports section to the Admin console aimed at making it easier for admins to manage Google Apps and gain insights. The feature …

Yelp On The Defensive Once Again Yelp On The Defensive Once Again

Once again, Yelp is drawing the kind of media attention that it would like to avoid, but which has been following it around for years. You know the deal. A business claims Yelp is holding positive reviews hostage in its …

Maureen Dowd’s Paranoid Pot Ramblings, at Your Fingertips, for Just $6 per Month Maureen Dowd’s Paranoid Pot Ramblings, at Your Fingertips, for Just $6 per Month

Yes, I’m kind of mixing a couple of stories here, but two interesting things happened today in New York Times land. First, the venerable newspaper launched a new digital subscription for Opinions only, and second, columnist Maureen Dowd got really, …

Microsoft Adds Yammer Conversations To OneDrive, SharePoint Online Files Microsoft Adds Yammer Conversations To OneDrive, SharePoint Online Files

Microsoft is rolling out new enterprise social experiences across Office 365, as announced at the SharePoint Conference earlier this year. First, they’re launching Yammer conversation capabilities in Office apps. “Instead of going back and forth with email attachments for feedback …

Sbarro Out of Bankruptcy, Moving its Headquarters Sbarro Out of Bankruptcy, Moving its Headquarters

Pizza restaurant chain Sbarro this week announced that it has officially exited bankruptcy. According to a New York Times report, the company’s reorganization plan was approved all the way back on May 19. That plan took effect for the company …

Uber Driver Allegedly Kidnapped Drunk Woman, Took Her to Motel Uber Driver Allegedly Kidnapped Drunk Woman, Took Her to Motel

One of the big questions facing on-demand car services like Uber is this: Exactly who the hell is driving me around? Really, that’s a question that many people ask themselves during any car ride with a stranger–taxis included. But services …

Google Gives Businesses A Hangout Button To Let Customers Video Chat From Their Sites Google Gives Businesses A Hangout Button To Let Customers Video Chat From Their Sites

Google launched a new Hangout start button for businesses and developers, which can be embedded in any app or website. Google has already worked with a few enterprise software companies including Zendesk and Freshdesk for customer support hangouts, Zoho for …

Comcast Launches Wireless Gateway For Small Businesses Comcast Launches Wireless Gateway For Small Businesses

Comcast just announced its new Business Wireless Gateway to provide WiFi to small and medium-sized businesses. A spokesperson for Comcast Business tells WebProNews, “A key difference of this product is how it keeps public and private WiFi separate, and all …

Here’s A Guide To Email Blacklists Here’s A Guide To Email Blacklists

A recent report from Epsilon found that email open rates in the fourth quarter of 2013 were up year-over-year. In order to get opens though, you have to reach people in the first pace. That means avoiding blacklists. Return Path …