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Etsy posts solid Q2 revenues after raising seller fees

Etsy posted its second quarter financial results on Monday, beating the market’s revenue expectations. The revenue growth followed the Brooklyn-based firm’s decision to raise fees on its sellers for the first time ever. Etsy earningscame to 3 cents per share. Revenue climbed 30.2 percent year-over-year to $132.4 million. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 4 cents per share on… Read more →

Twilio Q2 beats estimates, guidance strong

Cloud-based communications provider Twilio reported better-than-expected second quarter financial results Monday. The company delivered a Q2 net loss of $24 million, or 25 cents per share. Twilio’s non-GAAP earnings rang up to three cents a share on revenue of $147.8 million, up 54 percent year over year. Wall Street was expecting a loss of five cents a share on revenue… Read more →

Google Cloud adds support for Nvidia’s Tesla P4 GPU

The Google Cloud Platform is adding the Nvidia Tesla P4 to its list of supported GPU offerings. The P4 is optimized for graphics-intensive applications and machine learning inference. The low-latency accelerator is a good fit for machine learning inference use cases like visual search, interactive speech and video recommendations, Google said. As GPUs become increasingly important for running AI workloads,… Read more →

Microsoft reverses its Skype ‘Classic’ phase-out plan for now

After receiving feedback from a number of unhappy users, Microsoft is going to continue to support Skype 7.0 for some additional period of time. Credit: Microsoft In mid-July, Microsoft officials said the company planned to drop support for Skype 7.0, also known as Skype “Classic” after September 1. At that time, officials said they would require users to be on… Read more →

Arista to pay Cisco $400 million in patent settlement

Networking rivals Arista and Cisco have reached an agreement in a years-long court battle over patent infringement and antitrust claims. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, Arista said it’s agreed to pay Cisco $405 million to dismiss all pending district court and ITC litigation between the two companies. As part of the deal, Cisco will grant… Read more →

​Fizzing up the new TLS security protocol

Video: Facebook security boss: “We run our network almost like a college campus’ You may have noticed that Google’s Chrome web browser now marks all websites without Transport Layer Security (TLS) as insecure. So, it’s past time to secure your sites with TLS. So long as you’re doing this, give Facebook’s newly open-sourced TLS 1.3 library, Fizz a try. TLS… Read more →

AMD 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors

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AMD unveils ‘world record breaking’ Intel-beating 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors

Want to get your hands on AMD’s “world record breaking” 32-core, 64-thread 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX? You can pre-order starting today, but the chip will set you back a cool $1,799. Must read: Apple products you should not buy (August 2018 edition) AMD has unveiled four 2nd-gen Threadripper chips, which will launch over August and September. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX… Read more →

SAP adds more industry focused AI to S/4 HANA Cloud

SAP’s latest release of S/4HANA Cloud adds more artificial intelligence aimed at industries such as manufacturing and professional services. The enterprise software giant has been stepping up its vertical AI efforts. Earlier this year, the 1805 release of S/4 HANA Cloud included 12 “AI-powered scenarios,” or prepackaged workflows to take over manual tasks. These scenarios revolved around things like sales… Read more →

Twilio gets more than 50 new text-to-speech voices with Amazon Polly

Twilio is giving developers more control over their interactive voice applications with built-in support for Amazon Polly — the AWS text-to-speech service that uses deep learning to synthesize speech. The integration adds more than 50 human-sounding voices in 25 languages to the Twilio platform, the cloud communications company announced Monday. In addition to offering access to different voices and languages,… Read more →