Monthly Archives: March 2016

Firm Wins Patent for Novel Way to Detect Spearphishing

Hackers in recent weeks have stepped up their efforts to steal employee tax information from companies in all kinds of industries. Typically, the information contained on IRS form W-2 is used to file false tax returns or steal someone's identity. The situation has become so bad that the IRS earlier this month issued an alert to human resources and payroll professionals about the subject.

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Miitomo is a clever, Nintendo-like take on Facebook and Line

REVIEW: Nintendo has finally entered the age of smartphones and tablets, and its first app has a lot of interesting features and quirks. Miitomo is out today around the world for iOS and Android, and you can download it now. It is a social network with some light game elements. You spend most of your time […]










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China’s Anbang abandons $14 billion bid to buy Starwood Hotels

(Reuters) - China's Anbang Insurance Group Co said on Thursday it has abandoned its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc , paving the way for Marriott International Inc to buy the Sheraton and Westin hotels operator.









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Tesla to open Model 3 orders early

Tesla will open online ordering for its new Model 3 electric car ahead of schedule amid signs of heavy demand, CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday.

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How localized app store optimization delivered a 10X increase in downloads

VB INSIGHT: You have nothing to lose — and everything to gain — by localizing your app to be more aligned with local culture and preferences. Get it right and you can massively extend the reach and appeal of your app without spending a bundle. It’s why VB Insight’s forthcoming practitioner’s guide, which draws on 35 interviews […]










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Zynga’s Zindagi studio debuts Crazy Cake Swap match-3 game

Zynga is banking on new games to boost its fortunes in the $34.8 billion mobile game market. And today, it is launching two games, including the new match-3 title Crazy Cake Swap. The title is a mobile game in the match-3 genre popularized by Bejeweled, one of the most popular casual games of all time. […]










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CPQ’s Challenge

Virtually every CPQ -- configuration, price and quote -- software vendor on the planet has a credible solution for the processes from which the category gets its name. That's the good news. Unfortunately, the world has moved on. Most CPQ is effective for helping promote transactions, especially the sales transaction, in which a buyer or buying entity makes a one-time purchase of a bill of goods.

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Our annual reminder that the Internet has destroyed April Fools’ Day is here early

Proving that there is no concept that people with too much money and time on their hands can’t smother to death in a desperate bid for your love and admiration, the annual parade of April Fools’ fake products has arrived a day early to torment us and make us briefly forget how much we detest […]










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Tesla’s Model 3 event: Everything we know, plus how to watch live

The tedious wait for Tesla’s Model 3 continues. Tonight Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to unveil the company’s first mass-market car, the Model 3, and you can watch the event live on Tesla’s website starting at 8:30 p.m. PT (11:30 p.m. ET)  — or maybe later, Tesla isn’t always punctual. Like an iPhone launch, excitement for the Model […]










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