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HPE tops Q3 estimates, CFO Stonesifer to step down

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that finance chief Tim Stonesifer — who led HPE through its split with HP and the spin-merge between its Enterprise Services (ES) business and Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) — will step down at the end of October. His replacement is Sprint CFO Tarek Robbiati, who HPE chief executive Antonio Neri describes as a “pragmatic business operator”… Read more →

Box posts record revenue in Q2

Box published its second quarter financial results on Tuesday, slightly beating market estimates and posting record revenues. The cloud content management company posted a non-GAAP operating loss of 5 cents per share, compared with a net loss of 11 cents per share a year prior. Revenue came to $148.2 million, up 21 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was expecting a net… Read more →

At IFA, Intel unveils new 8th-generation mobile CPUs

At a press event in Berlin just ahead of the opening of the giant IFA tradeshow, Intel announced two new members of its 8th Generation Core family of CPUs. The U-series and Y-series parts, formerly code-named Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake, respectively, are specifically designed for lightweight laptops and 2-in-1s running Windows. Intel’s hardware partners are expected to unveil systems… Read more →

Cloudera’s a data warehouse player now

Almost seven years ago, in a hotel meeting room in Manhattan, Mike Olson, then Cloudera’s CEO, briefed me on the still confidential Cloudera project called Impala. I think Olson knew he was preaching to the converted as he told me how inefficient and insufficient MapReduce-based computing was for the Enterprise. The answer, he said, was Impala, a Hive-compatible database that… Read more →

Microsoft adds support for Google Gmail IDs to Azure Active Directory

Microsoft is adding the ability for those with Google Gmail IDs to federate with Azure Active Directory. That capability is available in public preview as of August 28, Microsoft officials said. “AzureAD B2B Collaboration now supports signing in with Google ID’s,” tweeted Alex Simons, Vice President of Program Management for Microsoft’s Identity Division, using the #MindBlown and #SurprisedYouDidntWe hash tags…. Read more →

Health tech: AI, APIs, and data interoperability

The intersection of human behavior and technology is a crucial part of improving healthcare. The big question is how to align the interests of stakeholder – including doctors, patients, insurers, hospitals, and regulators — when everyone has different goals and measures of success. To dig into these complex dynamics, I asked one of the most prominent hospital executives in the… Read more →

Google Cloud’s Text-to-Speech API moves to GA, adds new WaveNet voices

Google Cloud on Tuesday announced the general availability of its Cloud Text-to-Speech API, which lets developers add natural-sounding speech to their devices or applications. The API also now offers a feature to optimize the speech for specific kinds of speakers. Google has also added several new WaveNet voices to the API, opening up opportunities for natural-sounding speech in more languages… Read more →

Galaxy Note 9 cost too much? Great smartphones in every price range

iPhone How to turn your iPhone into a business workhorse: Add these apps and accessories, and tweak these settings Source Article from Note 9 cost too much? Great smartphones in every price range blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Facebook’s getting really angry at me and I’m worried

We’ve always had a simple relationship. At least, that’s what I always thought. Once in a while, I’d log on to Facebook in order to message someone I didn’t know about an article I was writing. Also: Facebook CSO Alex Stamos departing, won’t be replaced You know, someone who’d posted an inane video. Or a police department. That was it…. Read more →

BRICs sign blockchain agreement

Five major banking institutions from the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development of distributed ledger technology (DLT). see also Yes, Blockchain could reverse the course of civilization and upend the world’s most powerful companies Businesses often win by centralizing resources and extracting value, and today’s governments and… Read more →

WhatsApp warns free Google Drive backups are not encrypted

WhatsApp has warned users that by using a free backup service offered by Google, messages will no longer be protected by end-to-end encryption. Earlier this month, WhatsApp and Google struck a deal to stop WhatsApp backups from counting towards Google Drive storage quotas. While Apple iOS users may elect to use iCloud backup storage options, Android users store theirs through… Read more →

Facebook patches critical server remote code execution vulnerability

Facebook has resolved a serious security flaw within a company server which permitted the remote execution of code by threat actors. Security researcher Daniel ‘Blaklis’ Le Gall, from SCRT information security, secured a $5,000 bug bounty for reporting the flaw to the social networking giant. In a security advisory describing the vulnerability, the researcher said the bug was discovered in… Read more →