The artificial intelligence speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. Today you can choose between Amazon Echo and Google Home. Harman Kardon's Invoke is coming this fall. By the end of the year, Apple's HomePod will be competing in the market, and Samsung has … [Read more...] about ANALYST CORNER Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You
Technology companies tend to have very fickle relationships. For instance, Microsoft helped launch Apple, worked to kill the company, provided money to save it, and then got its butt kicked by it.Dell first partnered with EMC, then competed with it, then bought it (the CEOs … [Read more...] about OPINION Could HP and Dell Get Together Again?
Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner, the brains behind both the new Vivaldi browser and the early Opera browser, on Monday accused Google of retaliating against his company after he questioned its customer privacy practices.Vivaldi's Google Adwords campaigns mysteriously were suspended … [Read more...] about Vivaldi CEO Claims Google Retaliated for Privacy Criticism
A recent New York Times story about a conference held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, chilled me to the bone. The headline supplies all the reasons: "Saudi Arabia's Grand Plan to Move Beyond Oil: Big Goals, Bigger Hurdles."At first glance, this doesn't ring any CRM bells, but maybe it … [Read more...] about INSIGHTS Oil Patch CRM
Amazon recently began reducing prices on merchandise sold by third-party sellers, ratcheting up its market share competition with discount stores, including Walmart and Dollar General.The company has started to display a new tag, "Discount Provided by Amazon," The Wall Street … [Read more...] about Amazon Sneaks In Third-Party Seller Discounts