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A new channel challenge for retailers: Dual-screening

In retail, we have seen merged channel, omnichannel and multi-channel, but here's an interesting twist: We are now seeing concrete marketing evidence from dual-screening, one courtesy of a new eBay U.K. report.

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The best way to doom a holiday retail trial to failure: Don't brief employees

It's that time of year again when retailers prep for the holiday shopping season by bringing in crowds of temp employees. Kohl's just said it was bringing in 69,000 holiday temps, Target bringing in about 70,000, Toys"R"Us eyeing...

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Why Apple should buy McLaren -- even if it won't

Rumor has it that Apple is in talks with British supercar maker McLaren, but both companies are denying those claims. Here's why a deal would work out well for both parties.


A high-tech shirt made for speed

Worn by racing driver Tony Kanaan, this high-tech shirt from NTT Data and Toray provides his crew realtime measurements of his body during a race.


Dots are the digital Post-its of the modern smart home

Dots are low-power bluetooth devices that can be programed to deliver location-specific notifications and reminders as well as control bluetooth connected devices.

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Vlocity slurps up cash to become the next Veeva (or the next several)

The mark of a true platform is when it fuels a series of successful companies built on its back. Vlocity could be a good example.


How to create a culture of innovation's Rich Hein spoke to seasoned IT leaders to learn the ways in which they foster a workplace culture that values and rewards innovation.

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Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Companies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing number of organizations that are working to do something about it.

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Obama administration rolls out policy for self-driving vehicles

The Obama administration released an overview of the federal government’s automated vehicles policy, which includes a checklist for makers on various aspects of the cars they are developing, as well as guidelines to states on evolving...

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Visiting with BMC, a couple of years post privatization

Away from the glare of the private markets, BMC has quietly been shaking up its business. What stage are they currently at?

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Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five years

Autonomous cars are set to take off but they are less likely to be driven by private owners and will in all probability be part of networks operated by ride-hailing services, according to the co-founder and president of Lyft.

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Transportation as a Service: Lyft's self-driving car revolution

Lyft president and cofounder John Zimmer has laid out a vision for the future, one that relies on self-driving cars. They will not only change how we get from one place to another, but also affect how our cities are designed.

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Preparing for the SharePoint Server 2016 certification

Microsoft has announced the certification process for SharePoint 2016. It is similar yet different than the certification for SharePoint 2013 -- here's what you can expect when pursuing the SharePoint Server 2016 certification.

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Uber's self-driving cars in Pittsburgh: What it's like to ride in one and where they're coming next

Move over Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh is the new hub of tech innovation. At least, it might seem that way, with Uber rolling out its pilot self-driving car program there this week.


Tel Aviv takes big screen gaming to a whole new level

Tourists and residents in Tel Aviv can play classic arcade games on a giant scale thanks to a 3,000-square-meter screen mounted on the City Hall building.

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A.I. and robotics could replace 6% of U.S. jobs by 2021

In just five years, intelligent systems and robots may take up to 6% of U.S. jobs.


Your next Uber could be self driving

Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh as the company tests out its autonomous car development


Interview: Jim Kruger, CMO, Polycom

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Jim Kruger, Chief Marketing Officer of Polycom, speaks with Josh London, CMO of IDG, and discusses the value of...

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