Amazon is changing the returns game, largely without consumers even noticing. In fact, I predict the ecommerce giant is also working to change the ecommerce delivery game as well, and is already quietly going about the business of retraining customers and resetting expectations. Here’s how.
There are rumors that the US government is looking at ways to help Huawei rivals like Nokia, Ericsson, Cisco, and others, with funding and other incentives to help counter the early advantage in the 5G market established by the Chinese company.
Mastercard, Visa, Stripe, eBay, and Mercado Pago all bail out of Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project, likely due to fears of increased regulatory scrutiny to their own businesses as a result of their participation. Can’t say I blame them.
AirPods are built to be obsolete. If you’re lucky, you’ll maybe get two years’ use out of them. Here’s what you can do about your dying batteries—and it’s not much, but it might save you a little cash. But there are, of course, other options out there that might be worth exploring.
The LastPass security bug has been fixed, but users should update now anyway, making sure they are running version 4.33.0. Note that this bug was limited to Google’s Chrome and Microsoft’s Opera browsers, but the fix developed was sent to all browsers. Password managers, while not infallible, are an important part of keeping passwords—and businesses—safe.
Technology is transforming healthcare at a rapid pace. From direct-to-consumer products that can allow patients to track and monitor their own health, to the impact telehealth is having on rural healthcare, to how wearables and AI are changing the game when it comes to patient care, to how AI and machine learning are diagnosing PTSD — there’s much to be excited about.
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency a no-go in France as Finance Minister Le Maire takes a hard line against allowing the cryptocurrency to operate in Europe. With Libra Association hoping for a 2020 launch, with 100 members in its association before launch, watching other countries around the globe wrestle with the complexities here is of great interest to our team. Stay tuned.
Surescripts ReMy Health breakup creates a painful situation for Amazon’s PillPack, making it impossible (today, anyway) to automatically access patient medication history data. Surescripts has a long history of being aggressive and making bold moves to protect its marketshare. And this? It’s a bold move.
At a time when financial management, HCM, and analytics applications are table stakes for businesses serious about growth and profitability, Workday seems to be maximizing opportunity. Looking forward, the company expects to grow subscription revenue to $3.06 billion and hit revenue targets of between $783 million and $785 million. A strong quarter and good results for Workday and I look for more of that ahead.
Symantec reportedly has two new suitors, this time for its very lucrative consumer security business. The takeover deal would value Symantec stock at between $26 and $27 a share, valuing the company at about $16.4 billion. As might be expected, Symantec stock surged on Friday following the news of the possible buyout, jumping 4.5% to $24.52. What’s next here as it relates to the Broadcom acquisition?