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Tablet market sees revenue growth in Brazil

Revenue from sales of tablet devices has seen an increase in the first quarter of 2018 in Brazil, according to research from analyst firm IDC. ipad Art object or enterprise tablet? If Cupertino wants to stave off that iPad sales slowdown, then it has to change the recipe. Read More Some 768,000 devices were sold in the first three months… Read more →

Facebook rolls out API restrictions, discloses blocking bug

As part of its continuing its efforts to improve user privacy and security following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook on Monday rolled out additional API changes that put more restrictions on developer access to user data. In addition to implementing stricter standards within its app review process, the social networking giant is requiring advanced developer permissions on some APIs and… Read more →

​SUSE acquired from Micro Focus by EQT

Video: ISS’ Linux high-performance computer could help future Mars mission The rising tension between IoT and ERP systems The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP systems were not designed to handle global networks of sensors and devices. Read More Over the years, European Linux power SUSE has changed owners several times. First, it was acquired… Read more →

‘Suspicious’ USB fan given out at Trump-Kim summit deemed safe

(Image: @HaraldDoornbos) Sometimes, a fan is just a fan. Speculation began to spark after reporters were given a USB-powered fan during the recent Singapore summit where President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. After all, the weather was in the 80-degree range and humidity was through the roof. Read also: Inside North Korea’s mysterious military – CNET But… Read more →

Seven challenges facing the tech industry

Hardware Don’t buy these Apple products (July 2018 edition) Source Article from challenges facing the tech industry blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Dell decides to go public again in $21 billion share-swap deal

(Image: Dell Technologies) In its latest turn of corporate machination, Dell Technologies has decided to return to the public market via a cash and share-swap deal that’s meant to help the company boost revenue and raise funds. The computing giant plans to convert existing Class V tracking shares into Class C common stock to form a publicly traded company with… Read more →

Homeland Security subpoenas Twitter for data breach finder’s account

(Image: supplied) Homeland Security has served Twitter with a subpoena, demanding the account information of a data breach finder, credited with finding several large caches of exposed and leaking data. The New Zealand national, whose name isn’t known but goes by the handle Flash Gordon, revealed the subpoena in a tweet last month. The pseudonymous data breach finder regularly tweets… Read more →

Don’t expect Microsoft’s Andromeda this year… or maybe ever

You’ve probably seen the published patents, the leaked memos, the development kit references and more pointing to a dual-screen Windows-powered device, known as Andromeda. It’s looking like all these leads may end up nowhere. My sources say that Microsoft execs recently decided that the Andromeda operating system bits, which were looking as if they’d be incorporated into Microsoft’s next Windows… Read more →

The rise of tech worker power in Silicon Valley – self-organizing and winning

There are no unions in Silicon Valley but maybe they aren’t needed if software engineers can self-organize at a moment’s notice — using the same communications and collaborations tools they use at work and at leisure. Will Silicon Valley’s largest companies now have to clear all business deals with a worker’s council of some sort? Will senior management need approval… Read more →

Ricoh plans to expand printing horizons, execute multi-year growth strategy

Ricoh is currently laying the groundwork for a multi-year growth strategy that aims to create new use cases for printing and developing its IT services. Here’s a look at how it aims to deliver. In recent weeks, Ricoh has outlined the following: Cloud-based workflow tools designed for the small and medium-sized business market. A new inkjet system to offset the… Read more →

​5G rollout: Why the Gulf wants to win race for Middle East superiority

Video — 5G wireless networks: What you need to know. executive guide What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution It’s a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet, replacing one wireless architecture created this century with another one that aims to lower energy consumption and maintenance costs. Read More Back in 2002,… Read more →