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Have hyperscale, will travel: How the next data center revolution starts in a toolshed

Welcome to ZDNet Scale, a new blog that looks at the infrastructure of the modern economy. If data is the new oil, the data centers behind the cloud, IoT and big data are akin to the bridges, canals, highways and power grids that move society. We’ll use maps as metaphors for this tour of next-gen infrastructure. Let’s get going. Within… Read more →

Intel turns to AMD for semi-custom GPU for next-gen mobile chips

Intel’s 8th-generation Core H mobile processors Intel Intel is working with AMD to produce a next-generation notebook chip with the performance to keep graphics rival Nvidia at bay. Must read: Everything you need to know about charging your iPhone X or iPhone 8 The new chips will be part of Intel’s 8th-generation Core H mobile processors, and will not only… Read more →

SaaS leads cloud services market growth in 2017

ipopba, Getty Images/iStockphoto The cloud services market is evolving as more IT services are being offered “as a service” via the internet, but the three traditional pillars of cloud computing — Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service — have shown steady growth so far this year. Special Feature Special report: The future of… Read more →

How breakable is the iPhone X? Drop it and you’ll find out

iPhone X after a single drop. SquareTrade Surprise! The two sheets of glass that make up the bulk of the iPhone X will break – and break rather spectacularly – if you drop it. Must read: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won’t) Testing carried out by protection plan provider SquareTrade… Read more →

Salesforce debuts low-code mobile app development tool

Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo published their mySalesforce app to the App Store using Listing Wizard. Salesforce on Monday introduced a revamped mobile app development tool, dubbed mySalesforce, that should enable any business user to build a branded mobile app and publish it in the App Store or Google Play within weeks. The new platform service will be available to any… Read more →

Salesforce enables more customized app development with updates to Lightning

Salesforce is updating Lightning, its component-based framework for application development, so that businesses can create more customized app experiences. Introduced two years ago, the Salesforce Lightning framework includes the App Builder, Components, Community Builder, Component Ecosystem and the Lightning Design System. Already, more than 77 percent of Lightning pages are customized, Mike Rosenbaum, EVP of CRM Apps for Salesforce, wrote… Read more →

Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm in $130 billion deal

Broadcom has offered to buy US chip maker Qualcomm in a deal worth $130 billion. On Monday, US wireless and broadband giant Broadcom said it would be willing to offer $70.00 per share in cash and stock. In an investor release, the company said the offer would be given to Qualcomm shareholders through $60 in cash and $10 per share… Read more →

European Space Agency, ViaSat partner to create high-speed broadband satellites

NASA The European Space Agency (ESA) and ViaSat Antenna Systems have inked a €68 million deal to develop satellites for boosting the speed and capacity of home broadband services and beyond. On Monday, the groups said the new Public Private Partnership (PPP) will focus on “developing key components of the ViaSat-3 satellite communications system with European industry.” ViaSat-3 is a… Read more →

Australia’s war on encryption potentially ‘reckless': Former US cyber advisor

Image: Asha McLean/ZDNet Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and America’s Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein both think that tech companies should “do something” about end-to-end encryption. Both have said so publicly, rejecting claims that it’d be difficult, if not impossible. “The laws of Australia prevail in Australia, I can assure you of that,” Turnbull famously said to ZDNet on July 14…. Read more →