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IBM brings managed Kubernetes to bare metal

IBM on Wednesday announced that IBM Cloud Container Service, its fully managed container service based in Kubernetes, can now run on bare metal nodes. Containers offer benefits such as enabling teams to easily move data across systems or allowing multiple people to work on multiple parts of an app at once. However, running containers on bare metal typically requires constant… Read more →

Microsoft to roll out new Outlook.com ‘over the next few weeks’

Microsoft has been beta testing an updated Outlook.com webmail version for the six months. It’s now time for it to start rolling out to all Outlook.com users, officials said on March 14. Credit: Microsoft Outlook.com users will be moved to the new experience “over the next few weeks,” officials said. As part of the rollout, Microsoft also is launching new… Read more →

3D Systems beats Q4 expectations

3D Systems on Wednesday published its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017 financial results, beating market expectations. The company reported fourth quarter non-GAAP earnings of 5 cents per share on revenue of $177.3 million. A year prior, it reported non-GAAP earnings of 15 cents per share on revenue of $165.9 million. Wall Street was looking for non-GAAP earnings of… Read more →

Infrastructure shipments hit a record value in 2017

Global infrastructure shipments in 2017 reached a record value of $142 billion, according to the research firm Canalys. read this Dell Technologies vs. HPE: A tale of two business model strategies Michael Dell is betting big on scale and a model that he argues can be nimble. HPE CEO Meg Whitman says you can’t have it all so focus on… Read more →

Walmart steps up Amazon battle with nationwide grocery delivery

Walmart is taking its grocery delivery program nationwide as the company steps up its battle with e-commerce behemoth Amazon. The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday that it’s expanding grocery delivery to more than 100 metro areas across the country by the end of this year. The push will help make Walmart’s delivery service available to roughly 40 percent of US… Read more →

Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading after data breach

(Image: File photo) A former Equifax executive has been charged with insider trading for dumping his vested stock before the credit agency went public with a massive data breach. Jun Ying, who was slated to become the company’s next chief information officer, allegedly used confidential information that the company’s systems had been hacked to sell his stock before the news… Read more →

March security updates expand Meltdown-Spectre protection for Windows

Video: Microsoft fends off mining malware attack The long, slow process of patching more than a billion PCs worldwide against the Meltdown and Spectre attacks continued today, with Microsoft’s release of an assortment of software patches for multiple Windows versions as well as an expanded release of Intel microcode updates. Today’s Patch Tuesday release includes security updates that defend against… Read more →

Microsoft researchers match human levels in translating news from Chinese to English

A team of Microsoft researchers say they’ve created the first machine-translation system that can translate sentences of Chinese news articles to English with the same accuracy as humans. The work — described in a Microsoft blog post on March 14 — involves using deep neural networks, a method of training AI systems, to help them deliver more realistic and accurate… Read more →

Slack integrates with SAP Concur for travel, expense bots

Video: Collaboration software: Time to call BS Workplace collaboration platform Slack announced on Wednesday that it’s integrating with SAP’s Concur for travel and expense bots on Slack. The integration, which Slack says was one of the most requested features from its enterprise customers, will enable users to handle a bevy of travel and expense related tasks via conversational bots on… Read more →

Broadcom admits defeat, abandons Qualcomm takeover plans

Broadcom has formally admitted defeat after US President Trump stepped in and forbade a merger between the firm and Qualcomm. On Wednesday, the Singapore-based company said in a statement that it has “withdrawn and terminated its offer to acquire Qualcomm,” as well as withdrawn the list of six independent director nominees for Qualcomm’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. “Although we… Read more →

​Poland now shuts shops on Sundays but forgets how tech can get round law

Video: Faced with rising costs and more complex commitments, Amazon swoops into the delivery business. A new law means that physical retailers in Poland have to close on Sundays. But due to a large number of exceptions and a lack of definitions, it just might spark new business opportunities for the tech-savvy. Starting this March, shops in Poland will only… Read more →