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Just how bad were those iPhone sales?

Apple’s plan to push iPhone sales into positive territory for 2017 has stalled, with sales taking a surprise dip. Must read: iPhone 8: Here’s what we think we know about Apple’s 10th-anniversary iPhone iPhone sales of 50.8 million means a 1 percent unit drop year-on-year, and a whopping 35 percent drop compared to the previous quarter. That sounds pretty bad,… Read more →

Earnings roundup: Etsy shares tank with job cuts on deck, GoDaddy Q1 solid

Etsy delivered flat first quarter earnings and announced that CEO Chad Dickerson is stepping down as of May 3. Etsy board member Josh Silverman is slated to replace Dickerson as chief executive. 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… Read more →

Apple misses on iPhone sales in Q2

Apple reported its second quarter financial results Tuesday, with revenues effectively in line with market expectations and an earnings beat. The Cupertino giant posted earnings per diluted share of $2.10 on revenue of $52.9 billion. A year prior, the company posted earnings of $1.90 per share on revenue of $50.6 billion. Wall Street was looking for earnings of $2.02 per… Read more →

Twilio tops Q1 estimates, lowers guidance for fiscal year

Cloud-based communications provider Twilio reported better-than-expected first quarter financial results Tuesday. The company delivered a Q1 net loss of $14.2 million, or 16 cents per share. 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 transformation projects… Read more →

Red Hat and Amazon integrate AWS, RHEL, and OpenShift

For the first time ever, Red Hat will align its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), development and release dates with a third-party: Amazon Web Services (AWS). This alliance underlines just how important the cloud is to Red Hat as it moves from being a Linux distributor first to being a cloud services provider first. Red Hat is… Read more →

What is Windows 10 S?

And then there were three. Windows 10 S fits between Home and Pro. Microsoft announced Windows 10 S at an event in New York City on May 2, 2017. The new edition joins Windows 10 Home and Pro as an option for OEMs to install on new PCs. I’m still waiting for a hands-on opportunity with this product. In the… Read more →

Slack refines admin controls for guest access, profiles

Workplace collaboration platform Slack is launching two new features aimed at improving guest access management for team admins. According to Slack, 65 percent of paid teams use the guest access feature, with an average of 15 guests per team. With its latest update, Slack says it’s trying to give admins and teams more capabilities when working with guest accounts, without… Read more →

Shodan can now find malware command and control servers

(Image: Shodan) Finding the servers that control botnets is about to get a little bit easier. Shodan, the search engine for open ports and databases, debuted a new search engine on Tuesday that can over time find the servers that control some of the most intrusive kinds of malware. With the help of security firm Recorded Future, the crawler digs… Read more →

T-Mobile to begin nationwide 5G rollout in 2019

(Image: File photo) T-Mobile on Tuesday announced plans to be the first carrier in the US to rollout 5G, using the 600 MHz band the company just purchased for $8 billion from the FCC. 5G may be the future of mobile: But a couple of things have to happen first There’s been no shortage of hype about 5G from experts… Read more →

Top extensions to supercharge Google Chrome

Enterprise Software Top Google Chrome extensions for security, productivity, and privacy (March 2017) Source Article from extensions to supercharge Google Chrome blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

CIO strategies: How to make your business trust IT again

“CIOs need to be confident. They need to say when a new trend is coming, rather than sitting back and being reactive,” says CIO Andrew Marks. Image: iStock CIOs and their teams have a great view across the individual lines of business and should be able to offer useful pointers on how to make the most of digital technology. So,… Read more →

Brazilian satellite attempts launch

The Brazilian government is expecting that its first own satellite will finally reach space later this week. A month-long general strike in French Guiana meant it was operationally impossible to launch the Ariane 5 rocket, which will transport the satellite. For nearly a month, dozens of roadblocks controlled strategic intersections to cities including Kouru – home to the Guiana space… Read more →