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July 26, 2017

We’ve been reading a lot lately!

The past

The Verge: Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, will live in the Windows Store for free

It’s been 32 years, but Microsoft Paint, the grandfather of design programs is not yet ready for a final goodbye. After a confusing Microsoft support article, in which MSPaint.exe was marked as “deprecated”, digital and offline press released the news about the death of Paint. However, Paint is just moving to the Windows Store.

TechCrunch: Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020 Adobe will not offer any new Flash features and the plugin will stop existing in 2020. The main reason for its departure is the fact that Flash is a clear target for hackers. The fact that Apple never supported it on mobile devices only sped up its demise.

The present

ZDNet: What’s next on Microsoft’s LinkedIn and Dynamics integration list Microsoft delivered the first of its promised LinkedIn integrations this week when it announced general availability of the Microsoft Relationship Sales offering. The software is establishing a relationship between LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Dynamics 365 for Sales.

The Verge: Google publicly launches Hire, a job applicant management tool On July 18, Google launched “Hire” a tool created to help small to mid-sized businesses recruit talent. The service builds on G Suite and lets employers track candidates’ contact information, resume, calendar invites, and allow business partners to share feedback within the candidate’s profile.

The future

Information-Age: 2018 will be the year of automation in enterprise In this article, the folks at Information-Age gather stats from different surveys and come to the conclusion that highly automated companies are six times more likely to experience revenue growth of 15%+, and those who don’t, face a breaking point.

Fieldboom: How To Use Psychographic Segmentation To Sell More Check out this article about what psychographic segmentation uncovers, as well as the reasoning behind segmenting your customers according to their personalities, lifestyle and social class.

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If you have some interesting links you’d like to share, send them over to me at claudia @ piesync.com. Happy Reading!

About Claudia Martinez

Claudia helps the Marketing and Communications team to let our clients know what’s going on in PieSync by creating great content and managing our Social Media. She flew all the way from Venezuela to work with us. This retired surfer is full of energy and creativity.