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Adobe Changes Pricing Structure for Marketing Campaigns

Adobe Campaign Abandons Email CPM PricingAdobe is introducing a new pricing plan for its campaign management service. Starting in January, Adobe Campaign, one of six digital marketing units the company includes in its Marketing Cloud services, will no longer charge customers on CPM or cost-per-thousand emails pricing. Instead, it will charge a "platform fee" plus a fee per customer profile.

In an interview with CMSWire.com, Mathieu Hannouz, senior product marketing manager for Adobe Campaign, said the move is designed to encourage customers to embrace cross-channel marketing.

KiteDesk Browser Plugin Connects Salesforce, Email, Social Contacts

KiteDesk Browser Plugin Debuts to Wrangle Salesforce, Email, Social ContactsA company called KiteDesk has launched a browser plugin that can pull in contact data from sources like Salesforce, LinkedIn and email and mash them up to find leads and build relationships.

An Eloqua social selling guide estimated 75 percent of B2B buyers think social media influences purchases. If so, then the more social media contacts in a company's customer relationship management (CRM) systems the better. That's where KiteDesk comes in.

Need Help? Google Offers New Video Chat Option

image-googlehelpoutsreview-2013.pngGoogle has brought the concept of advice videos to its Hangouts service with a new service called, appropriately called Helpouts. Users can access free and paid advice through live video chat sessions, which can be recorded, scheduled and, of course, shared on Google+.

It's a new way of responding to that often heard response to difficult questions — Google It!

7 Rules for Selecting the Right Content Management System

Selecting a CMSThe good, the bad and the …wrong content management system (CMS). Nobody wants that last one.

Hastily selected Web CMS platforms will create plenty of adventure and excitement for you and your team. It just won't be the sort of excitement you expected.

Get into bed with the wrong CMS and easy tasks become hard and leverage turns to roadblocks. Ultimately, your organization won't realize the promise of return on investment (ROI) that justified the project in the first place. So let’s talk strategy for an effective Web CMS selection process.

Leap Motion Controller Gestures to the Tech Horizon

image-leapmotionapps-2013.jpgAs the world readies for the onslaught of holiday gadget buying, one of the most promising of all has already launched and been dispensed with by many early observers. The Leap Motion gesture controller debuted this summer. The $80 harmonica sized nub of metal and glass has so far proven to be a letdown.

Adobe Launches Mobile Service for Fine Tuning Apps

Adobe Launches Mobile Service for Fine Tuning AppsAdobe has built out its marketing cloud offerings. Now it is adding a mobile services tool that companies can use to fine tune mobile apps. The tool allows them to harness data that can be used for retargeting across the web.

Ahead of Its Time: EngageSciences Social Media Marketing Takes Off

image-engagesciencessocial-2013.pngEngageSciences is but one of dozens of social media marketing tools, and like so many, the Facebook app building focused company has branched out to other sites like Twitter, YouTube and Google+. In an odd twist, however, one of the first tools the company built when it launched in 2009 has finally taken off in 2013 ... A social media marketing tool that was ahead of its time.

New Joomla Release: Version Control, Rapid Application Development Tools

Joomla 3.2 Released with Version Control, Rapid Application Development ToolsJoomla, an open source content management system (CMS), is now offering features like version control, one click extension installation and a rapid application development module that bring the system in line with many of its commercial counterparts.

Thanksgiving Is the New Black (Friday), Adobe Predicts

Adobe Predicts Thanksgiving to be the New Black Friday within 5 YearsThanksgiving is about to be the new black, according to data from Adobe. Black Friday that is. Online holiday retail sales are growing faster on Thanksgiving Day than on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday — and Thanksgiving could surpass those big ticket shopping days within five years. So much for enjoying a family holiday ...

SaaS Tools Bridge Gaps between Business Users, IT

image-cloudsummit-2013.jpgAs business technology moves to the cloud, software as a service (SaaS) providers are banding together in online marketplaces. This is helping IT teams provide business tools to end users in less complex ways.

Whether or not "the cloud" is still just a buzzword belies the fact that business applications are becoming more valuable when they can be delivered online to end users who are less technologically savvy.

Shareholder Vote Against Oracle Pay: What's it Mean?

larryellison.jpgOracle Corp. shareholders are putting up a rare and semi-successful fight against rising executive pay at Oracle Corp. In a non-binding "say-on-pay" vote at Oracle's annual meeting yesterday, they rejected the pay packages for top managers, including Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Larry Ellison.

The protest vote was influenced by a group of powerful institutional advisors,  including the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), which recommended the vote, and the California Employees' Retirement System, which supported it.

Answer My Tweet ... Now, Customers Say

Customers Expect Tweets to be Responded to within an Hour Over 70 percent of Twitter users expect to see businesses respond to their tweets, a social media report has found, and 54 percent expect to hear back within the hour.

That such a high percentage of people expect responses from companies on social media shows how far expectations have risen, the Lithium Social Response Study found.

What's New in November for Open-Source CMS

Open-source versus proprietary software may not be as controversial as it once was, but there's no doubt the free and open-source software (FOSS) world is thriving. We try to include as much open source news as we can in this monthly column, so do feel free to leave us a comment or contact us at pr@cmswire.com if we forgot something important.

WordPress 3.7 Released with Automated Updates

WordPress 3.7 Released with Automated Updates

WordPress, one of the most popular content management systems, just released version 3.7, codenamed Basie after the estimable Count Basie. While not chock full of features, it does include a few significant improvements. One of the biggest is automated background updates, which enables seamless security and maintenance upgrades.

BlackBerry Attracts 20M New BBM Users on iOS and Android in a Week

bbm_android.jpgIn just one week, 20 million new users signed up to use BlackBerry's BBM service through a free app available on the iPhone and Android stores. 

But even that good news has a caveat for the struggling Canadian handset maker, which is pivoting to software and services and still looking for a buyer. The app rates only 2.5 stars on iOS and garnered a reportedly suspicious four stars on the Android store.

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