Apple Makes Customer Tracking Harder for Everybody Who’s Not Apple

More bad news for the duopolists: Apple’s latest Safari update makes it easier to block third party cookies used for cross-site tracking. They’re especially important for Facebook and Google. Decide for yourself whether Apple is being an altruistic protector of consumer privacy or cementing control over its customers by blocking out competitors.

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LinkedIn Leverages Its Data with New Partner Integrations

October 11, 2017

When Microsoft paid $26 billion for LinkedIn last year, the possibilities for leveraging LinkedIn data seemed endless. Yesterday the company filled in some of the details with product announcements including CRM data validation and integration of Sales Navigator with LinkedIn advertising campaigns and nearly two dozen business intelligence, marketing automation, sales acceleration and other vendors.  While Microsoft had already integrated Sales Navigator with its own Dynamics CRM, these announcements make clear that competitive products won’t be frozen out.

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Independent Grocer Is First to Deploy Amazon Just Walk Out Technology

December 7, 2022

Here’s a retail story that doesn’t involve a media network – but don’t worry, it does feature Amazon, AI, and Kansas City.  Independent retailer Community Groceries will be the first non-Amazon company to deploy the Amazon One entry gate and Amazon’s Just Walk Out checkout technology.  Amazon One grants entry after reading your palm or credit card, while Just Walk Out tracks what customers put in their cart and charges for it.  O brave new world.

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