AT&T’s 5G ‘foundation’ technology is now live in 141 markets

AT&T is touting the rollout of its pseudo-5G technology to more than 100 new markets. AT&T says that the rollout of its 5G Evolution technology serves as a network primer for actual 5G because it includes upgrading cell tower infrastructure with advanced LTE features that will support 5G when it’s ready. AT&T’s 5G Evolution technology has theoretical peak speeds of… Read more →

​Infosys charts new course, but can it catch up with Accenture and Deloitte?

Video: 5 tips for digital transformation special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO’s Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today’s top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how to do it right. Read More The name of the game for IT players is digital transformation, but Infosys and its Indian peers… Read more →

Pivotal makes solid Wall Street debut, looks for longterm growth

Pivotal closed its first day on the New York Stock Exchange with shares modestly up from its list price of $15, trading at $15.40 at market close. That gives the company a market capitalization of $3.9 billion. While Pivotal, under the ticker symbol PVTL, made less of a pop than other cloud companies that recently made their market debut, such… Read more →

Print fast and in color with Dell’s $85 C1760nw laser

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. A color laser for $85? Sign me up! Dell… Read more →

Planet analytics 1.0: From the UN lab to the globe

Video: Data analytics to save our most valuable resource — water Earth Day serves as a reminder of the strain our planet is under. With a number of intertwined environmental and societal challenges open, could data and analytics help get a better understanding of the big picture, determine desirable outcomes, and steer toward them?. Planet Analytics, as we named this… Read more →

Adblock Plus scores big legal win: It’s not breaking the law, court rules

Video: Facebook suffers legal setback in Germany, loses privacy case. The company behind the popular Adblock Plus service has won an important legal victory in Germany, with the country’s supreme court ruling that it does not break competition law by charging publishers for inclusion on its whitelist. Adblock Plus has a rather controversial business model. It runs a whitelist of… Read more →

Has the time finally come for PostgreSQL?

For nearly 30 years, PostgreSQL (a.k.a., Postgres) has arguably been the most common SQL open source database that you have never heard of. Call it the Zelig of databases, its technology either sat behind or acted as the starting point behind an array of nearly a dozen commercial database offerings from EnterpriseDB to Redshift, Greenplum, Netezza, CockroachDB and a host… Read more →

Robot builds an Ikea chair. Everyone goes nuts.

Engineers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have built a two-arm robot that successfully put together a popular chair from Swedish flat-pack king IKEA. The story is being picked up pretty widely, an indication of just how universally consternating “assembly required” furniture is for city dwellers on a budget. The machine used dexterous grippers, a 3D camera, and its… Read more →

This is why Apple needs a cheaper iPhone

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if Apple wants to sell more iPhones – and quarterly iPhone sales are the metric that many are using to measure how the Cupertino giant is performing – then it needs to release a cheaper iPhone. And I don’t mean some hack device like the iPhone 5c or the iPhone SE…. Read more →

ZTE lashes out at US ban, vows to protect company

ZTE has described a US sales ban on its products as “unacceptable” and pledges to take legal steps, if necessary, to protect the company’s interests as well as that of its stakeholders and customers. The Chinese vendor said in a statement Friday that it had invested significant efforts since April 2016 to ensure its practices and processes were in compliance… Read more →

StarHub appoints former employee as new CEO

After months on the hunt for a new CEO, StarHub has gone back to a former employee who was part of its executive team when the telco launched its operations in Singapore. Peter Kaliaropoulos on Friday was unveiled as the company’s incoming CEO, effective from July 9 this year. The announcement ended a global search that began after current chief… Read more →