Vantiv acquires Paymetric as it eyes lucrative B2B channel

Payment processing giant Vantiv announced that it is acquiring Paymetric, an electronic payments software firm focused on the B2B channel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. must read Digital transformation: Making it work in the real world It takes more than shiny new technologies to remake business processes. Here are a few ideas on how to make digital… Read more →

AT&T misses on Q1 revenues, cites low wireless equipment sales

AT&T delivered mixed first quarter financial results on Tuesday, with revenues falling below market expectations. The company reported adjusted earnings of 74 cents a share on revenues of $39.4 billion. Wall Street was looking for 74 cents a share on revenues of $40.6 billion. Revenue was down from $40.5 billion a year prior, “primarily due to record-low equipment sales in… Read more →

Google, Intertrust launch PatentShield to defend startups from patent litigation

Google and Intertrust Technologies Corporation announced Tuesday they’ve teamed up to launch PatentShield, a program designed to help startups defend themselves against patent litigation. By building up a large collection of patents that can be used defensively, PatentShield aims to “level the playing field” and deter larger companies from suing startups. “As startups expand, larger companies – with sizeable budgets… Read more →

Salesforce partners with WeWork to target SMBs

Salesforce has inked a new partnership with workspace sharing company WeWork in an effort to expose more small businesses to its CRM software portfolio. The partnership builds off of WeWork’s just-launched Services Store, which aims to serve as a sort of sales conduit for SMBs, where they can source software needed to build, manage and grow their business. In order… Read more →

Apple iPhone 8 to have ‘severe supply shortages’ at launch: Analyst

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Mass production of Apple’s upcoming OLED iPhone will likely be pushed back to October or November, as noted by reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI in a report (via 9to5mac). In recent years, Apple has launched its iPhone in late-September, after a reveal earlier in the month. Due to supply constraints on OLED technology, the often-correct Kuo… Read more →

Infor buys business analytics vendor Birst

Enterprise software vendor Infor said it plans to acquire cloud-based business analytics company Birst. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Birst has raised a total of $156 million in venture funding, with the most recent $65 million Series F round completed in 2015. Based in San Francisco, Birst is known for its cloud BI and analytics platform,… Read more →

Straight Path gets unsolicited buyout offer ‘superior’ to AT&T bid

AT&T was set to acquire Straight Path — and its valuable portfolio of mmWave spectrum — in a deal valued at $1.6 billion, but Straight Path announced Tuesday that it has received a “Superior Proposal” from another multi-national telecommunications company. NSA REVELATIONS AT&T helped NSA spy on millions of Americans’ private calls, emails The relationship between AT&T and the NSA… Read more →

Agiloft CEO: H1-B visa restrictions are ‘economic suicide’

Agiloft CEO Colin Earl is a 25-year veteran of software industry who worked at IBM, General Electric, and several start-ups before founding Agiloft, a Silicon Valley contract and workflow management firm, in 1991. Earl spoke with ZDNet recently about why he thinks that the US is chasing away the entrepreneurs who will form the next wave of Googles and Microsofts… Read more →

Cisco’s Jasper unit aims to extend from IoT management to smartphones, tablets

special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. Read More Cisco’s Jasper unit, best known for managing Internet of technology devices, is extending its approach to… Read more →

Pawn Storm targets fresh victims to sway public political opinion

Trend Micro Hacktivist operation Pawn Storm is actively attacking groups with the ability to turn the tide of public opinion in the hot political climate — and new targets are on the horizon. Operation Pawn Storm is an ongoing campaign against military and government agencies, embassies, defense contractors, media, and political personalities & celebrities across the world. The group has… Read more →

Promise Technology unleashes new high-performance storage devices

Pegasus3 M4 Promise Technology has unveiled a portable Thunderbolt 3 RAID device and an all-flash array for enterprise users. Must read: Apple’s big $1,000+ iPhone gamble Let’s begin with the Thunderbolt 3 RAID, called the Pegasus3 M4, which is marketed as “the fastest Thunderbolt 3 RAID storage you can find!” The Pegasus3 M4 offers 4 terabytes of storage and comes… Read more →

N-day Nvidia, Android driver security flaw details revealed

CNET The technical details of security vulnerabilities impacting the Nvidia Video and an Android driver have been revealed by Zimperium, which acquired the flaws as part of an exploit acquisition program. On Tuesday, Zimperium zLabs researchers published a blog post detailing the security flaws, two escalation of privilege bugs found within the NVIDIA Video driver and MSM Thermal driver. The… Read more →