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

    … 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

    …, that has led to a lot of money poured into projects with little return. This is not to say Apple Pay will fail. When the most powerful technology company in the world puts its weight behind something its hard to bet against it. For one, iPay, or more-so NFC, will decimate Square, PayPal Here, and the dongle card reader market. The company has…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fight- 13 readers -
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