Dongle

A dongle is a small piece of hardware that attaches to computer, TV, or other electronic device, and that, when attached, enables additional functions such as copy protection, audio, video, games, data, or other services. These services are available only when the dongle is attached.Although, the term "dongle" was originally used to refer only to software protection dongles, it is now more commonly used to refer to very short cables that connect relatively large jacks to smaller plugs, allowing cables to be easily removed and replaced from computing devices with limited available surface space (see: adapter).
Posts about Dongle
  • Five Takeaways From the B2B Marketing Forum 2014

    … is collaborative The sharing economy, "co-opetition," crowdsourcing innovation—you can't wave a dongle in a working space without hitting at least three people throwing open the doors to their fiefdom in hopes of finding inspiration and answer from the outside world. The Colonel from KFC could never imagine sharing his secret mix of herbs and spices…

    MarketingProfs- 6 readers -
  • In Apple Pay, Signs of a Digital (Payments) Divide

    … difference between physical and virtual markets. Online, the near perfect parity among sellers — our ability to buy from Burma as easy as Boston — means that success of a seller is often determined by their ability to rapidly respond to consumer preference. Subsequently, the consumer drives the market in an almost totalitarian manner. That’s…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fight- 15 readers -