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Apple reportedly hires Google’s former search, AI chief

Apple has hired John Giannandrea, the artificial intelligence expert who just a day earlier stepped down from his leadership role at Google, the New York Times reports. Google confirmed Tuesday that after about two years on the job, Giannandrea would give up his post as head of Google’s critical search and artificial intelligence unit. According to the Times, Giannandrea will… Read more →

Cloudera beats Q4 expectations

Cloudera on Tuesday posted its financial results for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year 2018. The big data management business reported a Q4 non-GAAP loss of $16.6 million, or 10 cents per share. A year prior, the company reported a non-GAAP loss of $33.4 million, or 30 cents per share. Total revenue for the fourth quarter was $103.5… Read more →

Evidence of stingrays found in Washington, DC, Homeland Security says

Video: Don’t want your smart TV spying on you? Then follow these steps The Department of Homeland Security has found evidence that foreign spies are using fake mobile base stations, commonly known as stingrays, to gather information in Washington, DC. In a letter to US Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), DHS official Christopher Krebs acknowledged that the DHS National Protection and… Read more →

Yahoo Japan deploys single-socket AMD EPYC 7000 series processors

AMD EPYC Yahoo Japan becomes the first Japanese ISP to deploy single-socket PowerEdge servers powered by AMD’s EPYC 7000 series processors. Must read: iOS 11.3: Tips, tricks, and how to fix the biggest annoyances The reason is becoming a common one – by switching to single-socket solutions businesses are reaping the benefits from reduced costs. “Yahoo Japan is very selective… Read more →

Facebook Messenger adds support for 360 photos, HD video

Facebook on Tuesday announced it’s adding support for 360 degree phtotos, panoramic photos and HD video to Messenger. To send a 360 degree photo, a user can capture the photo using a 360 degree app or camera and share it on the messaging platform like a normal photo. The recipients can view the entire image by tapping and dragging it,… Read more →

Dell and Alienware unveil new laptops and All-In-One PCs

Dell Inspiron 24 5000 AIO There’s been a lot of new hardware unveiled by Dell today, with huge refreshes made to both the Inspiron All-In-One line, as well strategic updates to its laptop offerings. Must read: iOS 11.3: Tips, tricks, and how to fix the biggest annoyances Inspiron Let’s begin with the Inspiron update. Here we see Dell add three… Read more →

DevOps, machine learning dominate technology opportunities this year

If you want to boost your income and visibility in the software game, start pointing your work toward DevOps and machine learning. Languages and frameworks associated with these methodologies and technologies are on the rise, and developers working in these areas command the highest salaries. Photo: HubSpot This is a key takeaway from the latest survey of more than 100,000… Read more →

Microsoft acquires Forerunner Software’s report-rendering technology

Microsoft has acquired report-rendering technology from Forerunner Software to beef up its reporting services capabilities. Microsoft announced the acquisition, which it made for an undisclosed amount, on April 2 via a blog post on the SQL Server Reporting Services Team Blog. Microsoft is positioning the move as a boon for its Power BI business intelligence and cloud users. According to… Read more →

Ryder buys MXD for $120 million to build out e-commerce last mile delivery for bulky goods

Special feature Special report: Tech and the future of transportation (free PDF) This ebook, based on a special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic, looks at emerging autonomous transport technologies and how they will affect society and the future of business. Read More Ryder System, which provides commercial fleet management, transportation services and a supply chain platform, said it has acquired… Read more →

Panera Bread data leak reportedly exposed millions of customer records

Data belonging to millions of customers was exposed by Panera Bread for eight months, reports suggest. On Monday, security expert Brian Krebs reported that, the online domain for the US bakery and cafe chain, exposed customer records including names, email addresses, physical addresses, dates of birth, loyalty card numbers, and the last four digits of credit card numbers. After… Read more →

Brand and watermark your photos for free with LogoLicious

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. The Laughing Dutchmen You’re out in the field, snapping… Read more →