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Tableau beats Q2 targets as subscription adoption ramps up

Data visualization software company Tableau delivered better-than-expected second quarter results on Thursday. The company posted a net loss of $12 million, or 15 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were flat at zero with revenues ringing up to $244 million. Wall Street was expecting a loss of 11 cents per share on revenues of $236 million. License revenue grew to $123… Read more →

AWS makes Device Defender generally available for IOT security

Amazon Web Services on Thursday announced the general availability of AWS IoT Device Defender, a fully-managed service that audits connected devices for suspicious behavior. special feature Sensor’d Enterprise: IoT, ML, and big data The internet of things embeds intelligence into business processes to let us measure and manage the enterprise in ways that were never possible before. Read More The… Read more →

Google Next 2018: A deeper dive on AI and machine learning advances

Video: How major cloud vendors stack up in 2018 If last week’s Google Next 2018 event is any indication, Google Cloud is growing quickly. Registrations for the July 23 to July 26 event topped 25,000, and actual attendance easily doubled the 10,000 at Google Next 2017. That’s good, but if this public cloud is going to catch up with also-fast-growing… Read more →

Apple briefly becomes America’s first trillion-dollar corporation before stock price slips back

Video: Apple approaches trillion mark, expanding big tech’s market mega-clout Apple became the first publicly traded American company to reach a trillion-dollar market capitalization on Aug. 2, when its share price surged following the announcement of record second-quarter financial results. However, the share price quickly fell back, leaving the company worth just $962 billion at the time of writing. It… Read more →

Arm confirms Treasure Data purchase, launches Pelion IoT platform

Confirming earlier reports, British semiconductor firm Arm said Thursday that it’s buying Treasure Data as it works to bulk up its Internet of things portfolio. Financial terms were not disclosed. Treasure Data is active in the data management space. Arm is using the deal — combined with its previous acquisition of Stream Technologies — to launch a new platform called… Read more →

Tablet sales tanked in Q2, but Huawei and Apple buck the trend

Worldwide tablet sales saw a significant decline in the second quarter of 2018, though Apple and Huawei managed to buck the trend and grow their shipments on a year-over-year basis. According to IDC, the global tablet market fell 13.5 percent in Q2 2018, falling to 33 million. Strategy Analytics shows a similar trend but a less drastic decline: the research… Read more →

Surface Go, First Look: Small, light, and the best cheap PC ever

Microsoft’s latest member of the Surface family goes on sale today. In almost every dimension, the Surface Go is different from its recent predecessors. To start with, it’s smaller and lighter than the Surface Pro, with a 10-inch screen (measured diagonally) and a total weight, with Type Cover attached, of 774 g (1.7 pounds). Yes, I said Type Cover. The… Read more →

Grab snags more funds to push current round to $2B

Grab has rounded up a group of financial backers to snag another US$1 billion in its current round of funding, pushing the overall amount raised to US$2 billion. The Southeast Asian ride-sharing operator in June unveiled that Toyota Motor had invested US$1 billion to facilitate further development in connected cars and mobility. It gave the Japanese automotive manufacturer a seat… Read more →

Cisco buys Duo Security for $2.35 billion, adds cloud-based authentication to security lineup

Cisco said it will acquire Duo Security, which provides security and authentication cloud services, for $2.35 billion. With the deal, Cisco gains a foothold into the unified access and multi-factor authentication market. Cisco said Duo will enable it to add authentication services throughout its application portfolio and customers’ networked devices. Cisco may be able to push more multi-factor authentication in… Read more →

Zendesk reports growth in Brazil

Software firm Zendesk has reported strong results for Brazil in the second quarter of 2018, as local businesses invest in enhancing their customer experience strategies. Beyond the wow factor: Why customer experience management is not about exceeding expectations Thomas Wieberneit takes on customer experience management and the differences between delighting the customer all the time (not) and making sure things… Read more →

Malicious Android apps infected with Windows keyloggers pulled from Google Play

Google has pulled 145 apps from the Play Store following the discovery that they were laden with malware intended for Windows machines. Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks said this week that the majority of the infected apps were released to Google Play between October 2017 and November 2017, which means that many have been lurking in the app store… Read more →

CCleaner provokes fury over Active Monitoring, user data collection

CCleaner has promised a slew of changes to its software in response to user criticism of active monitoring processes which are almost impossible to disable. CCleaner, available in both free and premium versions, is software which performs all-around scrubbing and optimization of Windows, Mac, and mobile devices. The Avast-owned software, available under Piriform, was the target of a cyberattack last… Read more →