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Pivotal Software Q1 revenue up 28 percent

Pivotal Software reported its first quarterly results as a public company with revenue growth of 28 percent. The company reported a first quarter net loss of $32.5 million, or 31 cents a share, on revenue of $155.7 million. The non-GAAP net loss was 10 cents a share for the quarter. Pivotal, which went public in April, falls under the Dell… Read more →

Judge approves AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T’s may proceed with its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled Tuesday, opening the door for the creation of a telecom-media giant. The judge imposed no conditions on the merger. The ruling is a major blow for the Trump administration, which opposed the deal. The Justice Department sued to block it, alleging the… Read more →

Bloom Energy files for IPO, aims to expand data center, enterprise footprint

Video: Bloom Energy unveils new fuel cell system Bloom Energy, maker of the Bloom Energy Server and power source for data centers of Apple, Equinix and Intel, filed plans for an initial public offering. Pricing terms weren’t disclosed in the initial filing, but Bloom Energy outlined its financials and customer roster as well as plans to grab more wallet share… Read more →

Juniper updates MX routing platform with new silicon, built-in encryption

Juniper Networks on Tuesday announced the fifth generation of its MX routing platform, with updates to the flagship platform that include new, custom silicon with built-in encryption and end-to-end security. The new Juniper Penta Silicon, along with the other innovations found in the MX platform, were designed “to help our customers transition to a new era…. as we look to… Read more →

Digital transformation technology and services spending is on the rise

Getty Images/iStockphoto Research firm IDC posits that enterprises will ramp up spending this year on technologies and services that enable digital transformation, including applications, connectivity services, and IT services. The analyst house regularly doles out facts and figures related to digital transformation spending in the enterprise. For 2017, IDC estimates that worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies — hardware, software,… Read more →

Google Cloud expands Android Enterprise Program, up to 39 devices

Google Cloud is expanding its Android Enterprise Recommended program and adding a more device makers and big-name customers, but Samsung remains a notable omission. When Google Cloud launched its enterprise-ready program for Android, Samsung was a no-show. That reality hasn’t changed. Android Enterprise Recommended now has 39 devices in the fold. The core requirements are that devices are unlocked, receive… Read more →

Dropbox deploys SMR storage tech to bolster Magic Pocket

Dropbox said Tuesday that it’s expanding the capacity of its Magic Pocket infrastructure project with the mass deployment of Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) drive technology. The Magic Pocket project refers to Dropbox’s own exabyte-scale infrastructure that it’s been building since 2016 as it weans off of Amazon Web Services. According to Dropbox, Magic Pocket is designed to push the boundaries… Read more →

What’s next on the Microsoft hardware front: Rumored codenames, target dates, more

Video: Windows faces extinction at home, but Microsoft doesn’t really care Microsoft’s Surface hardware team has been relatively quiet so far in 2018, but things may be about to heat up, based on various rumors and tips. There are a bunch of new Microsoft device codenames floating around out there, thanks to and Also: Best 2-in-1 laptops, convertibles,… Read more →

Is every business really becoming a software business?

Video: Digital transformation explained For decades, we’ve been hearing some variation of the prediction that every company will become a software company. Almost seven years ago, in his now-famous essay, Why Software is Eating the World, Mark Andreessen proclaimed: “We are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to… Read more →

Inside the early days of North Korea’s cyberwar factory

Cyberwar: Nation-state cyber attacks threaten every company special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More Author’s note: This article was originally published in Counterterrorism Magazine in 2012, reprinted here… Read more →

Voices carry: Moving from party tricks to practical applications at the speed of inspiration

Video: CRM Playaz with Pega’s Jeff Nicholson at PegaWorld 2018 One of the most interesting developments from last month’s Google I/O event was the Google Duplex demo, where Google Assistant actually made a call on behalf of a human to make a beauty appointment… meaning Google Assistant called a human and had a conversation that led to an appointment being… Read more →

Some grip: Three-way merger shakes up robot "hands" market

A three-way merger is shaking up the market for end-of-arm components that give robots task-specific abilities. The merging companies are Perception Robotics (US), OptoForce (Hungary), and On Robot (Denmark). The resulting company will be called OnRobot and will be headquartered in Denmark. Former CEO of Universal Robots, Enrico Krog Iversen, will manage the new enterprise. Collaborative robots (cobots) have transformed… Read more →