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Recent articles by Heather:

Why Tim Cook and Ginny Rometty Spent the Weekend in China

Apple and IBM just announced new investments in China, ahead of possible changes to the U.S.-Chinese trade relationship. → Read More

Meet 9 badass women fighting climate change in cities

Women are more likely than men to suffer from the effects of a changing climate. These leaders are leaning in to ensure that doesn't happen. → Read More

How Internet of things startup Verdigris gives buildings a voice

The new cloud-based company promises savings up to millions of dollars. But for starters, the upfront investment is minimal. → Read More

The first smart state? The quest to link up the Land of Lincoln

Illinois is centralizing investments in technologies such as the Internet of things, while allowing cities to prioritize according to local needs. Texas may be next. → Read More

Google’s Unlimited Data Policy Raises Eyebrows With Danish Watchdog

A Danish consumer watchdog has reported Google to the Danish Data Protection Agency for potentially breaking privacy laws. → Read More

Thai Transport Authorities Crack Down on Ride-Sharing Services

Thailand's transport authorities have begun a crackdown on drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Grab. → Read More

Kashi steps up purchases from farms transitioning to organics

It started with wheat. Now it's buying almonds, dates and sorghum. → Read More

New Tech Is Helping Your Appliance Repairman Be on Time

Companies are increasingly adopting technology to help repairmen do a better job and be on time. → Read More

Data Sheet—Friday, February 10, 2017

The freeze on President Trump's travel ban still stands. More than 130 companies, including tech giants Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, last week asked courts to halt the executive order freezing immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries. Not only is it unconstitutional, they argue, it's bad for business. Courts have approved a halt while specific challenges to the… → Read More

DocuSign Names Former Responsys CEO as Successor to Keith Krach

It took 15 months to hire the new chief, who sold his last company to Oracle. → Read More

Al Gore’s Former Partner Is Back With Another Web Venture

Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt’s latest startup thinks global with services marketplace. → Read More

Tech Consulting Giants Were Big on Acquisitions in 2016

The pace of acquisitions quickened in 2016, and there's no end in sight. → Read More

Data Sheet—Monday, December 19, 2016

I’m still thinking about last week’s historic and surreal meeting of the titans of tech at Trump Tower. Much already has been made of the seating chart, an excellent version of which appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Apple’s Tim Cook and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, for example, sat with only one person between themselves and the President-elect who obviously hadn’t been their choice. I… → Read More

This Cyber ‘Sales Assistant’ Uses Artificial Intelligence to Hook New Leads

Conversica's software assistant is so convincing, some have sent flowers. → Read More

This Cyber ‘Sales Assistant’ Uses Artificial Intelligence to Hook New Leads

Conversica's software assistant is so convincing, some have sent flowers. → Read More

Data Sheet—Tuesday, December 13, 2016

There was a flurry of interest recently in a lawsuit launched by some Facebook shareholders, who apparently believe that they got the short end of the stick in the company’s recent share restructuring. Here’s a news flash for them: You always had the short end of the stick. The lawsuit relates to the changes that CEO Mark Zuckerberg made earlier this year, when he issued a new class of stock… → Read More

Salesforce Is Rallying Behind Messaging for Customer Service

Cloud software powerhouse Salesforce is revising its Service Cloud offering with support for the Facebook Messenger app. → Read More

Salesforce Is Rallying Behind Messaging for Customer Service

Cloud software powerhouse Salesforce is revising its Service Cloud offering with support for the Facebook Messenger app. → Read More

Microsoft Is Backing This Voice-Driven Sales Assistant

Startup Tact is fronted by former Salesforce exec Chuck Ganapathi. → Read More

Data Sheet—Friday, December 9, 2016

These are dark days for the media business, and the industry I cover, technology, is the chief culprit. Not so long ago established media companies blamed Google and its ruthlessly efficient search-word advertising network for hollowing out the profits of newspapers. Today, Google has faded as the scariest arriviste to spoil the media party. Facebook now is the bane of our existence. It is… → Read More