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Okta beats Q3 estimates, achieves positive free cash flow

Okta published its third quarter financial results on Wednesday, beating market estimates and achieving positive free cash flow for the first time. The identity management firm posted a non-GAAP net loss of $3.9 million or 4 cents per share. A year prior, the company posted a non-GAPP net loss of $17.9 million or 19 cents per share. Q3 revenue totaled… Read more →

Steady evolution in blockchain will continue, unless disillusionment causes a ‘winter’

“The visionaries will forge ahead; those hoping for immediate industry and process transformation will give up.” This was the opening sentence of my blog post accompanying Forrester’s DLT/blockchain predictions for 2018. I’m repeating it here, because it’ll continue to hold true for 2019 — with one proviso: There’s a real risk that we’ll experience the beginning of a “blockchain winter,”… Read more →

Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer of AI Joseph Sirosh leaves for real-estate brokerage

Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer of AI Joseph Sirosh has left Microsoft to join a New York City-based real-estate brokerage called Compass. Compass announced Sirosh’s appointment as head of its engineering team and Chief Technology Officer via Twitter on December 4. Credit: Compass Sirosh had been with Microsoft for five-and-a half years. Before that he was at Amazon for eight years,… Read more →

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 promises 5G, enhanced AI, and true 3D biometrics

ZDNet MAUI, HAWAII: At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii, the US chip giant announced the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, designed to “connect the world with 4G and 5G.” On Tuesday, Qualcomm released a few teasers but little in terms of technical details. Now, a day later, the tech giant has provided us with more. We knew that… Read more →

​CNAB: Docker and Microsoft’s Cloud Native Application Bundle

​Cloud Native Computing Foundation seeks to forge cloud and container unity Google is turning over its container management program, Kubernetes, to this new open-source foundation. Read More Installing cloud-native applications can be tricky. The technology is still new enough that finding a cloud-native savvy developer or system administrator can be harder than finding hen’s teeth, So, it was that Docker… Read more →

Google’s Cloud Security Command Center gets beta release

Google on Wednesday announced that Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC) is now available to Google Cloud Platform customers in beta. First introduced in March, Cloud Security Command Center is a tool that Google said gives enterprises deeper insights into the health of their data security across Google Cloud services. Its primary function is to help businesses gather data, identify… Read more →

If the iPhone XR is selling so well, why is Apple messing with the price?

The data suggests that sales of this year’s crop of new iPhones may not be as strong as Apple had hoped. Yesterday saw another big Apple supplier — this time audio and voice signal processing chipmaker Cirrus Logic — issue a revenue warning because of “recent weaknesses in the smartphone market.” And rumors that sales are not what the Cupertino… Read more →

Why is Google so bad at innovation? 44 dead products and counting…

The Google Cemetery website lists 44 dead Google products — the latest being Google+, which was discontinued in October 2018. It’s somewhat shocking to see large Google products or services suddenly abandoned despite years of work — seven years for Google+. There’s many more services that Google closed after investing a lot of engineering work such as: Google Wave, Google… Read more →

Adobe releases out-of-band security update for newly discovered Flash zero-day

Image: Adobe Adobe released patches today for a new zero-day vulnerability discovered in the company’s popular Flash Player app. The zero-day has been spotted embedded inside malicious Microsoft Office documents. These documents were discovered last month after they’ve been uploaded on VirusTotal, a web-based file scanning service, from a Ukrainian IP address. According to reports from Gigamon (formerly ICEBRG) and… Read more →

Brazilian IT outsourcer Stefanini grows in Latin America

Brazilian outsourcing firm Stefanini IT Solutions has seen better results in Spanish-speaking Latin American markets rather than its home country in 2018. Read this Global forces changing rules of India’s outsourcing game Citibank’s proposed on-site mandate and the likely changes to U.S. immigration laws suggest the global outsourcing landscape may change forever, possibly hurting India’s booming IT industry. Read More… Read more →

Hasty PJCIS examination of encryption Bill produces rushed and contemptuous report

(Image: APH) The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has delivered its report [PDF] on Australia’s proposed Assistance and Access Bill which will soon become law. Under the proposed law, Australian government agencies would be able to issue three kinds of notices: Technical Assistance Notices (TAN), which are compulsory notices for a communication provider to use an interception… Read more →