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Google Gives Job Searchers Salary, Location Details

 


Google on Wednesday announced the addition of new functionality for its recently launched job search portal, including features that display salary range and street-level location information. Salary information — among the things users have requested most, according to Google — will improve the likelihood of matching qualified applicants with the jobs they desire. The new tools will give job-posting sites that include estimated salary information increased brand awareness and increased referral traffic.
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Content Analytics' VP Kenji Gjovig: Chum in the Water

 


Content management is all about making sure that a product item page “has all of the information that a customer needs to buy an item or have a good experience with it afterwards,” said Kenji Gjovig, VP of partnerships and business development at Content Analytics. “What goes into content management varies between retailers. A content management system has the ability to set up new items, post images and video, and create a robust title and detailed item description. Ratings and reviews are really important.”
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Retailers, Etailers Brace for Invasion of the Black Friday Shoppers

 


A total of 164 million Americans, or 69 percent of the U.S. population, plan to shop Thanksgiving weekend, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation. Upwards of 115 million people, or about 70 percent, plan to shop on Black Friday, the report shows, while 78 million plan to shop on Cyber Monday, 71 million on Small Business Saturday, and 32 million on Thanksgiving Day. About 66 percent of consumers said they plan to shop during the weekend to take advantage of special deals and promotions.
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Revisiting Show Season

 


Show season changes the CRM market. One day you’re in the vanilla application software space, and a week later you understand the need to incorporate social media or analytics or machine learning, or you see a need for enhanced integration and development through platform services. It goes on. Today, in the wake of Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft and many other companies’ trade shows, we’re again taking a look at the available suites. This time, we need to think less about what’s been added and how well-integrated the components are.
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Amazon Denies Rumored Plans for Ad-Supported Prime Video Service

 


Amazon has denied a report that it has been working on a free, ad-supported video platform to complement its subscription-based Amazon Prime Video service. Amazon has been in talks with various television networks, movie studios and other media entities about providing content to the site, according to the Monday report. Such a service would place Amazon in direct competition with Apple and other streaming video services for original content, which has become an important way for a new service to gain market share.
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Real Human Interactions Beat Automation, Survey Says

 


Customers prefer human interactions to interactive voice response systems or other automated customer service offerings, according to a new report from B2B ratings firm Clutch. Businesses need to move carefully when outsourcing customer service operations, the research also suggested, because there are big differences depending on how familiar reps are with the local language, how close they reside, and whether the customer can figure out the company’s relationship to the service provider in a short amount of time.
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IBM Adds 2 New Processors to Quantum Computing Ecosystem

 


IBM on Friday announced 20-qubit and 50-qubit quantum processors for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. The 20-qubit processor — featuring improvements in superconducting qubit design, connectivity and packaging — has coherence times of 90 microseconds, which allows high-fidelity quantum operations, IBM said. The 50-qubit processor is an operational prototype. It expands upon the 20-qubit architecture and has similar performance metrics. IBM will offer these quantum processors as a service.
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Driving Digital Transformation by Making Citizen Developers Heroes

 


Corporate executives know that if they don’t transform their companies into digital enterprises they are going to be at a significant competitive disadvantage. Yet many corporate leaders have been unable to make significant progress transforming their organizations. Many executives have found that changing their corporate cultures is a lot harder than adopting cloud-based applications and services. No company has done more to advocate for this digital transformation process than Salesforce.
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Microsoft Partners Up to Boost Windows Defender Threat Detection

 


Microsoft on Wednesday announced agreements to integrate threat detection products from Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften into Windows Defender, extending security to macOS, iOS, Linux and Android devices. No additional infrastructure will be required, Microsoft said. Once the integration is set, new events from onboard macOS, iOS, Android and Linux devices will begin surfacing on the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection console. Windows Defender ATP provides a single pane of glass for endpoint security.
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5 Ways Etailers Can Make Online Shoppers Feel Safe

 


At least 145 million Americans — half the United States population — were impacted by a data breach at Equifax that netted thieves personal information such as names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security Numbers and driver’s license numbers. That pales in comparison to the earlier Yahoo breaches, which affected more than 1 billion accounts. However, those incidents may be just the tip of a very large iceberg, as reports of data breaches just keep on coming. “Consumer confidence is at an all-time low,” said Generali COO Paige Schaffer.
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