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Square adjusts Q2 guidance following Weebly acquisition

Square on Thursday revised its financial outlook for the second quarter and full 2018 fiscal year, following its acquisition of Weebly as well as its issuance of debt securities. Shares were up in after-hours trading following the news. The payments company raised its revenue guidance for Q2 to between $744 million and $764 million. Earlier this month, when it reported… Read more →

Workday delivers strong Q1, tops estimates

Workday delivered strong first quarter results as the company’s revenue jumped 28.9 percent from a year ago. The company reported a first quarter net loss of 35 cents a share on revenue of $618.6 million. The non-GAAP loss for the quarter was 33 cents a share. Wall Street was looking for non-GAAP earnings of 26 cents a share on revenue… Read more →

VMware posts solid Q1 results

VMware published its first quarter fiscal 2019 results on Thursday, beating market expectations. The hybrid cloud and virtualization giant posted a non-GAAP net income of $516 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, up 18 percent year-over-year. Revenue for the quarter was $2.01 billion, an increase of 14 percent from the first quarter of fiscal 2018. Wall Street was looking for… Read more →

Amazon gives developers new tool to make their Alexa skills easier to discover

With more than 40,000 third-party skills for Alexa users to choose from, developers could use some help getting their particular skills in front of those users. Amazon is offering that help in the form of a new interface that lets developers describe what requests their skills can fulfill. Amazon explained earlier that it’s using machine learning to help users discover… Read more →

Fitness app PumpUp leaked health data, private messages

The app, used by fitness fanatics and athletes, has over six million users. (Image: file photo) A popular fitness app that claims over six million users was leaking private and sensitive data, including health information and private messages sent between users. PumpUp, an Ontario-based company, bills itself as a fitness community, allowing subscribers to discover new workouts and record their… Read more →

AWS Neptune going GA: The good, the bad, and the ugly for graph database users and vendors

Video: What’s new in the graph database world? Here’s a quick recap AWS Neptune was sharp in its appointment with general availability (GA). While speculation was haywire, AWS sources were very specific about Neptune going GA in late May. So, now that it’s here, how much impact will Neptune have for users, and will it ‘Amazon‘ the graph database landscape?… Read more →

24 internet-connected things that really shouldn’t be online

Digital Transformation Research round-up: Cloud computing, IoT and cybersecurity, iPhone X and more Source Article from internet-connected things that really shouldn’t be online blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Alibaba wants to build logistics network that can handle 1 billion packages a day

Alibaba Group says it needs to prepare for a future where a billion packages are processed a day, which means costs must go down and efficiencies must go up. This also would require an investment of more than 100 billion yuan (US$15.58 billion), in order to develop the “technical backbone for a smart logistics network”, said its co-founder and executive… Read more →

Cisco unveils AMD EPYC-powered servers

Cisco C4200 Rack Server Chassis Cisco expands its USC server line up to include AMD 7000-series EPYC processors. See also: What would Steve Jobs think of today’s Apple? The new offerings come in the form of the Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis and Cisco UCS C125 M5 Rack Server Node. The C4200 Rack Server Chassis can hold up… Read more →

Git repository vulnerability leads to remote code execution attacks

File Photo A severe vulnerability has been patched in Git software source code to prevent remote code execution attacks being launched at users. The bug, which is industry-wide, was disclosed on Tuesday. Git, originally created for Linux kernel development, is open-source software that developers worldwide utilize to manage source code repositories, tarballs, and to track changes in files. The software… Read more →

Server sales boom in Q1 as Dell, HPE tied for No. 1, but whitebox dominates for cloud providers

It’s often feast or famine for server vendors and the first quarter clearly fell in the feast category. According to IDC, server makers generated record first quarter revenue gains as hyperscale cloud providers ramped and enterprises upgraded their infrastructure. In the first quarter, global server market revenue was $18.8 billion, up 38.6 percent from a ago. Server shipments were up… Read more →