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Cloudera satisfies Q3 targets, raises fiscal year guidance

Apache Hadoop-based software and services distributor Cloudera posted third quarter financial results on Wednesday, satisfying Wall Street exceptions. The big data management business reported a net loss of $56.6 million, or 40 cents per share. The non-GAAP loss was 17 cents a share on revenue of $94.6 million. Analysts were expecting a net loss of 24 cents a share on… Read more →

Qualcomm, Baidu form AI partnership to optimize DuerOS for Snapdragon

Qualcomm on Wednesday introduced Snapdragon 845, its next-generation mobile platform (Image: Qualcomm). Qualcomm and Baidu have formed a strategic collaboration to optimize Baidu’s DuerOS conversational AI system and create a better AI voice and smart assistant solution for smartphones and IoT devices, the duo announced Thursday. No hype, just fact: Artificial intelligence in simple business terms AI has become one… Read more →

​IEDM 2017: Intel unveils 10nm technology

It has taken longer than expected, but three years after Intel unveiled its 14nm technology at IEDM and nearly one year after it demonstrated a Cannon Lake laptop at CES, the company is finally ready to discuss its 10nm process in detail. In a talk at this year’s conference, Intel explained how it has for the first time packed 100… Read more →

DOJ trial against AT&T, Time Warner merger starts March 19

The trial to decide whether AT&T can buy Time Warner will start March 19, a federal district judge said on Thursday. The legal fight will proceed after the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T in an effort block its proposed $85 billion half stock and half cash takeover of Time Warner. Judge Richard Leon at the US… Read more →

Windows 10 to get new cellular connectivity, power-management improvements

Microsoft and its “Always Connected” partners are working to beef up cellular connectivity and power management features likely to end up in the Windows 10 “Redstone 4″ release due in the Spring of 2018. Microsoft officials shared some tidbits about these new features during the WinHEC Fall 2017 Workshop, which ran November 2017 to December 1 in Taipei. Some of… Read more →

Windows is gaining on iOS in the education market

Microsoft Windows is making gains in the K-12 education market in both the US and the rest of the world according to new numbers from Futuresource Consulting. Credit: Futuresource In the US, Microsoft’s gains are coming mainly at Apple’s expense, not Google’s. According to Futuresource’s data for Q3 2017, shipments of Windows mobile devices (notebook, Chromebook, tablet) in the K-12… Read more →

Fast charge USB power banks: Juice your smartphone for the holidays

Video: Will new iPhones explode if they wirelessly charge while plugged in? So you’ve bought one of the newest generation smartphones and you’ve noticed that while you are on the road, you’re running out of juice quickly. You need a portable battery with high-speed charging capability. But not all portable batteries are the same, despite the fact that they might… Read more →

Kata Containers Project launches to secure container infrastructure

Special Feature Virtualizing the Enterprise Virtualization has swept through the data center in recent years, enabling IT transformation and serving as the secret sauce behind cloud computing. Now it’s time to examine what’s next for virtualization as the data center options mature and virtualization spreads to desktops, networks, and beyond. Read More At KubeCon in Austin, Texas, the OpenStack Foundation… Read more →

BlackBerry, Qualcomm expand automotive partnership

BlackBerry said on Thursday that it will use Qualcomm’s hardware platforms as part of its push into the connected car space. The “non-exclusive” design agreement will see select Qualcomm hardware optimized for BlackBerry’s QNX software for use in areas such as virtual cockpit controllers, telematics, electronic control gateways and infotainment systems. BlackBerry said it will also optimize its over-the-air software… Read more →

Having big data is not enough: Tips to turn it into a business advantage

mul-ti-plexer-er. noun. A device, in electronics, that synthesizes disparate data signals into a single, uniform output. ZDNet Multiplexer merges various perspectives, media types, and data sources and synthesizes them into one clear message, via a sponsored blog. ZDNet Multiplexer allows marketers to connect directly with the ZDNet community by enabling them to blog on the ZDNet publishing platform. Content on… Read more →

Dell Technologies’ PC, servers, networking revenue strong in Q3

Dell Technologies’ PC business continues to surge as the company delivered a balanced mix of operating income and revenue by unit. The company reported a third quarter net loss from continuing operations of $941 million on revenue of $19.61 billion, up 21 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations was $1.1 billion. By unit, Dell’s PC… Read more →

I built the ultimate tech travel-kit for cheap

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. These days I don’t travel much for business, but… Read more →