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How Far Beyond Facebook Does Data Harvesting Go?

How Far Beyond Facebook Does Data Harvesting Go?

The fallout from the Facebook data harvesting scandal continued last week, with the announcement that Cambridge Analytica, the company accused of harvesting data from personal Facebook accounts to inform Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, announced it was shutting down. In a statement from the London-based Cambridge Analytica, the company said

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Marketo Acquires Bizible, Salesforce Buys CloudCraze, More News

Marketo Acquires Bizible, Salesforce Buys CloudCraze, More News

Marketing automation provider Marketo announced its acquisition of Bizible during its Marketing Nation Summit customer conference in San Francisco this week, in what it called "its largest acquisition to date." Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The acquisition comes two years after private equity firm Vista Equity acquired Marketo for $1.79 billion  and took it

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The Curious Case of the Black Leggings (and Why Leaving Facebook Isn’t Really an Option)

The Curious Case of the Black Leggings (and Why Leaving Facebook Isn’t Really an Option)

Recently, I noticed that most of my black leggings were looking like a hot mess. I decided it was time to up my leggings game in general, so I posted on Facebook for recommendations. Whoa. People are fanatical about their brand choices for leggings.

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Marketers Warn: ‘Day of Reckoning’ Over Facebook Data Scandal Coming

Marketers Warn: 'Day of Reckoning' Over Facebook Data Scandal Coming

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data-targeting scandal that put Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in front of Congress for a two-day grilling on privacy practices serves as a “day of reckoning” and wake-up call for marketers who have lost their way treating customers as targets in exchange for short-term lifts.

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Big Tech in the Crosshairs

Big Tech in the Crosshairs

Over the last several months, many of the leading digital companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, YouTube (Google), Twitter and more — have come under fire for business practices that are considered suspect.  Below are recent examples highlighting several companies: Amazon came under fire from President Trump for allegedly taking advantage of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Atlassian Stride Now Generally Available, Workday Partners With Slack, More News

Atlassian Stride Now Generally Available, Workday Partners With Slack, More News

Workday announced a partnership with San Francisco-based Slack  this week, and is also “actively partnering” with Google, Microsoft and Facebook. The Slack partnership will give Slack users access to Workday from inside the Slack interface. Workday is a Pleasanton, Calif.-based on-demand financial management and human capital management software vendor.

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Memo to Facebook: A Platform Isn’t a Community

Memo to Facebook: A Platform Isn't a Community

What do data security and scalable online moderation have in common? Both are plaguing Facebook right now, and both indicate a profound milestone in the evolution of the Information Age. For many years, tech companies and consumers alike have been confusing the term “platform” with the term “community.

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