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

    …, we don't look You only get one chance to make a first impression (or so the saying went in the days before "impressions" meant clicks, views, and visits). The amount and type of touchpoints where brands meet customers is exploding. Consider the evolution from three network TV channels to thousands of cable stations. Moreover, an average person…

    MarketingProfs- 5 readers -
  • 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

    …, 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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