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Enough is Enough – Tech Companies Values Need To Change, Says Marc Benioff

“I feel so strongly that we are at a point in our industry where enough is enough,” says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. “We need to get the values straight with these tech companies. There are some things going on in regards to the manipulation of their consumers, the misuse of the data, and serious issues with privacy. Those values need to change and some of those companies need to be held accountable for what’s going on.”

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, discusses how he supports the government investigations into the tech industry in an interview with Jim Cramer on CNBC:

We Are At a Point In Our Industry Where Enough is Enough

I feel so strongly that we are at a point in our industry where enough is enough. We need to get the values straight with these tech companies. There are some things going on in regards to the manipulation of their consumers, the misuse of the data, and serious issues with privacy. Those values need to change and some of those companies need to be held accountable for what’s going on. So I’m actually all in on this (DOJ review of big tech). I actually think it’s maybe too little too late. They should be more aggressive. We’re following behind what the European Union is doing.

The European Union are the ones who are the leaders in this area. Not just in privacy with GDPR but with their European action against these companies when they misuse data, misuse privacy, or take advantage of customers. There are things that have happened in our industry that are embarrassing to me. So let’s clean it up and let’s get back to where Facebook is not the new cigarettes. That’s what I’ve been saying to everybody. Let’s make it all great again if you will. Let’s make tech have the values that we all want it to have and let’s take care of our customers and put consumers first. This is what I think is important.

Absolutely, The Tech Industry Has Brought It On Themselves

Absolutely, (the tech industry has brought it on themselves). I think that now is the time for them to basically clean it up. It’s not too late, it never is. That is what has to happen. You can see companies who have not made these changes and their executives have walked out. They buy these huge companies and you’ve seen them (top execs and founders) walk out. These people are friends of mine.

I’ll say, why are you leaving this company? “Well, I don’t like the values. I don’t like what’s important to that CEO. That CEO said this to me so I’m leaving.” Wow. That’s amazing. Then you saw the customers leave and you saw advertisers leave. That has to change. I think that there needs to be corrective action and it needs to come from the government. I’m for the regulations that are coming in here.

Enough is Enough – Tech Companies Values Need To Change, Says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

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Google Might Change How NoIndex In Robots.txt Works

For years Google has been communicating and we’ve been reporting that Google does not support using the noindex direction within your robots.txt file. Well, people still use it and now Gary Illyes from Google is on the case – he may end up making sure it completely doesn’t work.


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Google Search Console URL Parameters Tool May Change

Google’s John Mueller hinted on Twitter that the URL parameter tool that was added to Google Search Console in 2009 may not be 100% ported to the new Google Search Console. He said Google may make the tool evolve versus make it a 1 to 1 switch over.


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Leveraging Amazon search ads in a time of rapid change

Amazon’s advertising offerings are getting more sophisticated, presenting marketers with new opportunities and complexities.



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Cisco: Financial Institutions Struggle With Pace of Technological Change

The pace of technological change is possibly the biggest challenge that financial institutions are facing says Cisco FinTech Lead Al Slamecka. He says that the large financial organizations are zeroing in on automating the network management functions and the operations side of their businesses, which they call Intent-Based Networking.

Al Slamecka, Financial Services Industry Lead at Cisco, discussed the challenges institutions are facing because of all that is currently going on in the FinTech space with Investor’s Business Daily:

Financial Institutions Struggle With Pace of Technological Change

The pace of change is probably the biggest thing large financial institutions struggle with. They continually face the pressures of seeing a lot of what’s going on from the FinTech space. As large organizations, they are continuing to try to evolve the way that they as a provider of a significant number of services can accelerate their innovation and accelerate their transformation. In that regard, from our perspective, there’s a lot that is dependent on their ability to provide greater automation and orchestration of the underlying infrastructure.

Organizations Focusing on Intent-Based Networking

We’re starting to see a lot more organizations look at the capabilities of automating the network management function and the operations side of the business, something that is typically called Intent-Based Networking. Essentially this accelerates their ability to allow the organization to be more agile from an application development perspective and from a partnership perspective with FinTech firms. There’s good momentum in that space currently. It’s an interesting time for them but we think that those organizations that are taking that fundamental view at their infrastructure are well on their way.

Software Defined Networking is the Preferred Approach

These are large institutions and so over the years, they’ve developed large complex networks to service their business. The challenge is one in which they need to get out of the business of doing what they used to do. Things like command line execution of management functions have been a real time-staking task, so to deploy automation they need more intelligence out of the solutions they deploy. Software Defined Networking is generally the approach that they’re taking both from the data center side, software-defined data center, as well software-defined campus and WAN.

There’s a transition in the products that support that and they need to essentially upgrade their infrastructure with products that have the intelligence to provide the kind of visibility and manageability that they need. Then they also need to look at their own capabilities inside, the talent inside the IT organizations needs transformation as well. So there’s an upgrade both on the operational side as well as on the infrastructure and technology side.

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SearchCap: Reports change in GSC, wasting SEO budgets, bid management & more

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.



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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Buying Links, Image Search Change & AMP Stories Launches

This week, we reported that technically Google was caught buying links without nofollowing them and no, this was not the first time. Google Image Search removed the view image button and some other features because of their Getty Images legal deal…


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The AdWords 2x budget change: How’s it going?

Search marketers weigh in on their experiences since the change took effect in October.

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101: Change Your HTML, It Can Impact Your Google Search Rankings

Sometimes you see the most obvious questions posted to Googlers and you think, hmm, I wonder how many others don’t think this is obvious. In any event, when you change your content and HTML on a page, it can and often does…


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My Business Made $153,428 While I Was Traveling In Europe Because I Made One Important Change Years Ago

Hello from beautiful Lviv Ukraine, the town I presently call home. I’ve had a very busy 2017, traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, then Paris, Nice, Monaco, Lviv, Kiev, back to Paris for the French Open tennis, London, Valencia, Barcelona, Warsaw, and then back to Lviv. Traveling this frequently is not…

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