Articles By Dave Webb

Quri offers Impact on retail promotions

Retail intelligence company Quri Inc. on Wednesday announced the availability of Impact aimed at measuring the performance of in-store promotions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers. Impact performs real-time analysis of store conditions data

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

Big decisions are gut decisions, despite big data

Despite the fact that executives have access to more data and analytical power than ever before, they're still going on gut feelings for strategic decisions, according to a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

FreshBooks adds payment processing to services

Cloud-based accounting service FreshBooks has added payment processing functionality to its solution, addressing what it calls the No. 1 problem facing small- and mid-sized services businesses: cash flow. FreshBooks integrates the WePay payment

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Dave Webb

McAfee adds to legal chorus: Bieber is dangerous

Add this to accusations of vandalism, impaired and dangerous driving, for Stratford, Ont.-born mega pop star Justin Bieber's jacket: He's the Canadian most likely to lead web surfers to a malicious site, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

HP launches Stream notebooks, tablets

There are only 12 weeks until Christmas, and Hewlett-Packard Co. is determined to remind us with a launch of a new series of tablets and laptops available just in time for the holidays.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

Iterable updates e-mail marketing campaign builder

Eighteen-month-old San Francisco startup Iterable launched its Workflows feature on Wednesday, adding new functionality to its e-mail campaign-building platform. While Iterable's existing platform was capable of A/B testing for e-mail campaigns, comparing response rates

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

Microsoft unveils tech preview of Windows 10

Microsoft Corp. announced a technical preview of its upcoming operating system on Tuesday, Windows 10, saying it will work with the developer community to create an OS with upgraded business functionality. The Windows

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Split means ‘more autonomy’ for PayPal, analyst says

Online commerce soulmates eBay and PayPal are splitting in 2015 after a 12-year relationship, CEO John Donahoe has announced. The news comes after a protracted battle with activist investor Charles Icahn over whether

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Expensify targets Concur customers with free service offer

When you're No. 2, you try harder, according to the old rental car company ad. David Barrett, founder and CEO of travel and expense management service Expensify, says he's taken that to heart

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

Finally, an Apples-to-Apples comparison

Android tablet or iPad? Windows 8 ultrabook or MacBook Air? Both comparisons are irrelevant to the true Apple believer. But Forbes contributor Larry Magid has written a comparative product review that will resonate

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2013 Dave Webb

Chromebooks at Wal-Mart: A bad idea

The announcement that Google will expand the retail footprint of its hardware partners' Chromebook netbooks is one that threatens to come back to bite the search giant -- or, more likely, the hardware

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2013 Dave Webb

The Web gets real: The democratization of manufacturing

"That's when I realized: I got robots in China to work for me. And they took PayPal." That's the punchline to Chris Anderson's anecdote about creating a model blimp kit with his children.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2013 Dave Webb

Digital wallet showdown: MasterPass vs. V.me

Two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, are offering consumers digital wallets to make their online shopping experience more convenient. From an SMB merchant perspective, however, the decision about which one to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2013 Dave Webb