Apps Lineup Promises Xbox One Entertainment Edge

Microsoft on Friday announced the first wave of entertainment apps for its upcoming Xbox One video game console, which will arrive in stores Nov. 22. In the United States, the announced apps for the Xbox One include streaming-video offerings from Amazon Instant Video, ESPN, Fox Now, Hulu Plus, Machinima, Netflix, Redbox Instant by Verizon, the […]

iPhone App Points Non-Guzzlers to Alt Fuel Fill ‘Er Ups

The Department of Energy has developed an iPhone app designed to help drivers locate the nearest alternative fuel stations. Users can choose the alternative fuel they need — electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, E85, propane or hydrogen — and the app will display the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Users can view the stations […]

Model S Burns, Tesla Stock Goes Up in Smoke

The third fire in five weeks in one of Tesla Motor’s Model S cars could prompt safety regulators to take a closer look at the electric vehicle. The blaze reportedly occurred when a driver hit a trailer hitch on a highway near Murfreesboro, Tenn. The collision damaged the undercarriage and started the fire. The driver […]

Google May Be Barking Up Wrong Tree With EU Watchdog Plan

Google and the European Commission’s delicate negotiations on a settlement regarding the search engine giant’s alleged antitrust violations this week hit an unusual snag: The terms of Google’s second offer were outed on Wednesday, opening them up to unexpected public scrutiny. The new offer — including the proposed appointment of a monitor to oversee Google’s […]

Is LinkedIn Being Sued for Doing Just What It Says It Will Do?

A class action asserting that LinkedIn harvests and sells users’ email addresses was brought in September 2013. More than a month after the lawsuit was filed, LinkedIn still uses the same approach to collect email addresses and personal information — that is, it encourages users to “sync your contacts. Stay in touch. Bring your email, […]

3 Ways Corporate Culture can Crush CRM

CRM technology often gets blamed for the failure of customer initiatives — and sometimes it’s deserved. In many cases, though, the technology works exactly as advertised — as far as technology can work. Still, CRM is a discipline, not a technology — the technology merely helps business scale up the discipline. For that reason, the […]