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).
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  • Five Takeaways From the B2B Marketing Forum 2014

    … a little BBQ pit and started experimenting with coffee-infused sauces and selling meat from a trailer on the side of the road on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. In a few short years, Bon Appetit named Franklin's the best BBQ in the country, and today the lines outside his restaurant snake for hours. You'd think Franklin would guard his secrets zealously…

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  • Google Announces New Nexus Phone, Tablet And Media Player

    … Microsoft Surface, the Nexus 9 also has a magnetic cover that doubles as a keyboard. Then there’s the long-rumored Nexus Player, which Google says is the first device running Android TV. Built by ASUS, it will stream video and music and doubles as a set-top gaming console. It replaces the Google Chromecast dongle, which Google will presumably continue…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Google- 11 readers -
  • In Apple Pay, Signs of a Digital (Payments) Divide

    …, these two marketplaces operate under much different dynamics, which will eventually push Apple’s efforts into a much different direction than most people think. Apple Pay, two ways First, let’s quickly review the way the system works. Apple Pay will allow iPhone users to pay participating partners using their existing iTunes account. Partners can…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fight- 13 readers -
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