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E-Commerce Times 04/18/14
Last week marked the 224th anniversary of the U.S. patent system, an institution designed to promote progress in the fledgling nation. Despite its value for more than two centuries, that system is under attack. Until the late 18th Century, innovative colonists in the Americas relied on British-based patent laws to obtain colonial patents. In 1790, however, American citizens could obtain a patent under the new U.S. patent system. In his first State of the Union message, George Washington stressed the importance of a patent system. [More...]

TechNewsWorld 04/18/14
Zynga is once again plowing the furrow of its greatest success with the launch of FarmVille 2: Country Escape. The latest title from the casual gaming studio is a mobile-focused effort. Zynga has launched the game globally on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. FarmVille 2: Country Escape was crafted from the ground up as a new mobile experience with redesigned crop times, touch controls and animal interactions. Zynga has reformatted the game board with the intention of making sessions of all lengths enjoyable to players. [More...]

LinuxInsider 04/17/14
The latest version of the uGet Download Manager rekindled my interest in grabbing files without relying on a Web browser. uGet version 1.10.4. was released last month. Written in C, it uses GTK+3 for its user interface, and it is packed full with improvements. It is very reliable and stable, with 11 years of growth behind it. The uGet website has received a makeover to better support users, according to Michael Tunnell of the uGet Project. To help spur a new round of development, the project team for the first time is seeking donations. [More...]

CRM Buyer 04/17/14
They say you must walk before you can run. It follows that you should crawl before you walk. In CRM, however, there are a lot of businesses that talk at great length about wanting to run even though they haven't mastered crawling yet. They battle with the same old problems: adoption issues; technology decisions made before business needs are identified; lack of executive buy-in. If you want to extend the metaphor, CRM-wise, they're not running, walking or crawling -- they're lying face-down, motionless, on the floor. [More...]

 

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