All posts on November, 2015

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Microsoft releases Dynamics CRM 2016 with technology from FieldOne, Parature acquisitions

Microsoft today announced the release of Dynamics CRM 2016, the latest version of its customer relationship management software. Available both as a cloud service and on-premises software, Dynamics CRM 2016 comes with features Microsoft has picked up through its acquisition of two companies: FieldOne, a provider of software for managing the activity of service workers, and […]

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6 best practices for recruiting exceptional talent

SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by Stubhub. Anyone who manages at a startup or tech company knows how difficult it is to hire the right talent. From Silicon Valley to Austin, Boston to New York, competition has made this task even more difficult. It takes longer to find great talent, and the need to fill […]

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The Chinese renminbi joins the IMF’s reserve-currency basket

PASSING through the Suez Canal became easier earlier this year, thanks to an expansion completed in August. Now it is about to become a little bit more complicated. Transit fees for the canal are denominated in Special Drawing Rights, a basket of currencies used by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as its unit of account. Today the IMF decided to include the yuan in the basket from next year, joining the dollar, the euro, the pound and the yen.

If lots of things were priced in SDRs, the IMF’s decision would have forced companies around the world to buy yuan-denominated assets as soon as possible, to hedge their exposure. That would have prompted China’s currency to strengthen dramatically. But few goods or services are priced in SDRs. Instead, admission to the currency club is significant mainly for its symbolism: the IMF is lending its imprimatur to the yuan as a reserve currency—a safe, liquid asset…Continue reading

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Microsoft partners with Autodesk to bring 3D product design to HoloLens

Microsoft has partnered with Autodesk to make its HoloLens device more useful in the way that we design products. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has built-in support for Autodesk’s Fusion 360 within its augmented reality headset to provide designers an innovative way to build 2D and 3D objects. “When we first saw HoloLens, we immediately sensed the […]

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Picking an Android flagship: Moto X Pure vs. LG G4

OPINION: Motorola or LG? It’s not an easy question to answer this year, at least when you’re comparing the Moto X Pure Edition (also known as the Moto X Style) against the LG G4. At first glance, they’re actually more similar than you might expect (same CPU, GPU, memory, etc.), though there are some important differences […]

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