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CIOs Play Growing Leadership Role, ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe Says

“The ServiceNow platform enables your CIO or head of human resources to build one integrated experience” writes Angus Loten Wsj for wsj.com. Donahoe about the changing role of technology and CIOs in the workplace.The ServiceNow platform structures and automates workflows.They are being asked to help drive digital transformation across the enterprise.As CEOs look around the C-suite, they’re asking who is going to help lead this digital transformation. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Companies Eager to Expand Digital Business Learn Value of the Once-Obscure API

“Gartner Inc. estimates that by 2020 more than 75% of businesses will have multiple delivery and operating systems running their digital business tools” writes Angus Loten for wsj.com. San Francisco-based API maker MuleSoft was acquired in March by Salesforce.com Inc. for $6.5 billion, the business-software giant’s largest acquisition to date.First, however, it needed to confront a lingering problem: An ever-growing pile of incompatible data trapped inside a patchwork of old and new IT systems.Once considered the duct tape of enterprise IT, the use of APIs has grown rapidly in recent…

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Today’s best crowdfunding platforms — by the numbers

“Eight platforms have already gone belly up, 25 have done fewer than 10 deals each, and only eight platforms have raised over $1 million for their campaigns” writes Sherwood Neiss for venturebeat.com. Their answers were surprisingly similar: Sourcing the best deals leads to the best results.Since its launch, nearly 1,000 companies have registered with the SEC on 50 platforms, and over $127 million has been committed to campaigns. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Telegram Receives its First Update After Initial Lockout

“A link to download and install the app from the iOS App Store is available below” reports iphonehacks.com. Telegram, one of the more popular messaging platforms out there, was facing a longstanding lockout from Apple, which meant the app couldn’t receive any updates.Later, it was revealed that Apple was blocking Telegram app updates across the globe.As it stands right now, it is not known how Russia’s ban of the Telegram app played into the global ban of updates for the app across Apple’s ecosystem.Either way, Telegram has received its first…

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More firms used Facebook to block older job seekers, lawsuit alleges

“In a December statement, Facebook Vice President of Advertisements Rob Goldman said “Facebook tailors our employment ads by audience” and “we completely reject the allegation that these advertisements are discriminatory.”” writes Josh Eidelson for sun-sentinel.com. The union added claims under California’s fair employment and unfair competition statutes to the lawsuit, which was initially filed in December.The union also claims Facebook targets employment ads to “lookalike audiences” chosen for their demographic similarity to the people who already have a job at the same company, a practice which further marginalizes older job-seekers. Source:…

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More Payment Platforms Mean More Headaches For B2B Sellers

“As B2B payments digitize, they accelerate, and B2B commerce players will find that the pressure to manage data streams from multiple payment platforms will continue to grow” reports pymnts.com. For vendors, this means managing acceptance of multiple payment rails, often based on what their corporate customers prefer.The obvious point of friction here is having to manually toggle between an array of interfaces to manage each payment platform that a company uses to accept payment.ACH, wire, virtual and physical cards, and other rails all come into the mix, particularly as each…

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GDAX Will Apparently Rebrand to Coinbase Pro

“As of right now, the plan is to rebrand this platform to Coinbase Pro” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. This second trading solution is operated by Coinbase, next to their more novice user-friendly trading platform.The GDAX platform we know today will undergo some big changes.Most cryptocurrency users have gotten acquainted with the GDAX platform. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Vevo music platform axing iOS and Apple TV apps, shifting to YouTube only

“Vevo is likely one of the more popular music video streaming platforms on the internet” writes Macbook Pro With for 9to5mac.com. Announced in a blog post, Vevo says it will be removing its apps from not only iOS and tvOS, but all other platforms outside of YouTube, which means its webOS (Smart TV), Android, and other applications as well. Source: 9to5mac.com Share This:

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Bitcoin value gyrates amid report of Department of Justice manipulation investigation

“Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind them in order to separate hype from facts.”” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned in March of “potentially unlawful” online trading platforms that lack regulatory oversight.Bitcoin prices see-sawed Thursday following a report that the Department of Justice and the nation’s top commodities regulator are investigating whether traders have manipulated the price of digital currencies.The price swings came after Bloomberg News reported that the Department of Justice had opened a criminal investigation of…

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