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New web browsing security tool arrives: DNS over TLS

Net neutrality is on its death bed. With it gone, ISPs will be able to strip-data-mine your every move on the web. There are answers. One is Tenta‘s new secure Domain Name System (DNS) resolver, Tenta DNS. This receives and sends the directions to the websites you visit using the secure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. DNS is the internet’s… Read more →

Box Q3 results in line with market estimates

Box reported its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 on Wednesday. While the results were largely in line with market estimates, Box shares fell in after-hours trading. The cloud content management company reported a non-GAAP operating loss of $17 million, or 13 cents per share. By comparison, the company posted an operating loss of $17.3 million, or… Read more →

Workday Q3 tops market estimates

Robert Chen Workday delivered strong third quarter financial results Wednesday that handily topped market estimates. The software-as-a-service provider reported a net loss of $80.1 million, or 41 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 24 cents per share on revenue of $555.4 million, up 34.3 percent annually. Subscription revenue was $436.6 million, an increase of 37 percent from the same period… Read more →

No SEO short cuts: Old Web dominates Google search

Old web pages dominate the first page of Google’s search results and new pages less than one year old represent only 0.3 percent of the top ten Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) for 2 million randomly selected keywords. The Web Site Group prepared the following infographic based on a study by Ahrefs, a marketing tools company. It shows that the… Read more →

Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 600 million monthly active devices

Windows 10 is now on 600 million active monthly devices. That updated figure — up from 500 million in March 2017 — is from CEO Satya Nadella, who shared the latest figure during Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Wash. on November 29. (Thanks to GeekWire for the report.) Microsoft’s “monthly active devices” metric is for devices that have been… Read more →

AWS re:Invent 2017: PostgreSQL on Aurora headlines pre-show announcements

With Amazon Web Service’s annual re:Invent spread across several miles of the Las Vegas strip this week, there’s going to be a tidal wave of announcements. To get heard above the noise, Amazon has already issued a number of announcements in the run up to re:Invent for its data platforms, starting with the long-awaited GA release of PostgreSQL on Aurora…. Read more →

From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise

Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Read More Video: The next stage of the cloud revolution In 1994, if you wanted to make money from Linux, you were selling Linux CDs for $39.95. By 2016, Red Hat became the first $2 billion Linux company…. Read more →

Autodesk plans to lay off more than 1,000 employees

Autodesk shares sank in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company announced it plans to lay off approximately 1,150 employees, reducing its staff by around 13 percent. The company also published third quarter financial results slightly above market estimates, as well as a Q4 2018 outlook on the low side of expectations. The layoffs come amid Autodesk’s ongoing business model… Read more →

New details of NSA’s Ragtime program appear in leaked files

(Image: ZDNet) A leaked document shines new light on a surveillance program developed by the National Security Agency. The program, known as Ragtime, collects the contents of communications, such as emails and text messages, of foreign nationals under the authority of several US surveillance laws. Details of the program are held in the highest tiers of secrecy, known as exceptionally… Read more →