Salesforce buys developer of quoting and billing apps for SMEs

Salesforce buys developer of quoting and billing apps for SMEs

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If you can’t beat them, buy them: Salesforce is snapping up SteelBrick, a startup that builds quoting and billing functions for SMEs on the Salesforce cloud platform. Apps built natively on the platform allow Salesforcecustomers to add functionality to their CRM systems with fewer integration hassles than they might face with software hosted elsewhere. SteelBrick
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This is your best hope for recovering photos from a lost or stolen phone

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Assuming you have a smartphone, there’s a very good chance that your photos are in the cloud somewhere. But with an old-fashioned cell phone, the chances are pretty much nil. I assume you’ve already tried the obvious—using another phone to call yours, and listen for the ring. But that won’t help if the phone is
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The Loop review: A simple tool for avoiding tangled earbud cables

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I don’t know a single person who has not wrestled with tangled earbuds. It’s one of those universal experiences we can all instantly relate to. A few years ago, Scott Rodwin, a Boulder-based architect and designer, heard someone frustrated by tangled earbuds exclaim, “Why can’t someone come up with a way to keep these from
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Narrow escape for skier as TV drone crashes

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It’s a frightening moment to watch and a sober reminder of the danger of drones. On Tuesday evening at an Alpine Ski World Cup event in Italy, a large drone carrying a TV camera crashed into the snow a fraction of a second after Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher had passed the point of impact. Had
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How to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve from any device

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The presents are wrapped, the tree is up, and the stockings will soon be hung by the chimney with care. There’s only one thing left to do: track Santa’s annual voyage around the world from your PC, smartphone, or tablet. Santa officially began his annual trek around 10 a.m. UTC on December 24, which is
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Purism’s Librem 13 laptop will come with Qubes OS installed

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Most Linux distributions are fairly similar these days, but Qubes OS is different. Qubes OS is based on Linux, but it runs applications in lightweight virtual machines. Applications can be completely isolated from each other, limiting the damage a security vulnerability can cause and aiding in privacy. It’s no surprise Edward Snowden said he was
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Groundbreaking light-based photonic processor could lead to ultra-fast data transfers

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University researchers are claiming a bandwidth breakthrough with the first light-based microprocessor that communicates with conventional electronic circuitry. While optical computing is hardly a new concept, researchers at University of Colorado-Boulder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California, Berkeleyclaim to have made it work on a more practical level. The photonic transmissions are built
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How to get Windows 10 to stop asking you for feedback

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a great operating system, but it’s far from perfect. In fact, it has a few outright annoying features—the list of which varies by user. Lately, we’ve been hearing that one of those annoyances has been rearing its ugly head far too often: Windows Feedback. It’s great that Microsoft wants to hear
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Not dead yet: Firefox OS may still be destined for routers, tablets, and keyboards

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Although Mozilla is walking away from Firefox OS on smartphones, the browser-based platform isn’t dead yet. Citing leaked internal documents, a report by Hipertextual (viaSlashGear) claims that Firefox OS is headed to tablets, routers, HDMI sticks, and keyboard-based all-in-one PCs. Arguably the most interesting of these plans is the “Firefox Pi,” a keyboard with aRaspberry
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Charter is trying to derail Sling TV, says Dish

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Sling TV appears to be riling up cable providers as it tries to provide a cheaper alternative to big channel bundles. One cable provider, Charter Communications, has allegedly been discouraging TV networks from licensing their content to the service, according to Sling TV operator Dish Network. The complaint appeared in a filing with the Federal
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