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Cisco Q4 beats expectations, Q1 guidance light

Cisco reported fourth quarter financial results Wednesday that come in just ahead of market estimates. The networking giant delivered a net income of $2.2 billion, or 51 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 83 cents per share on revenue of $13.4 billion, up 6% year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 82 cents per share with $13.38… Read more →

Top security technology trends in 2019: Transforming the future of work in security

Is your boss taking cybersecurity seriously enough? A survey of security professionals found that over half believe management are ignoring advice designed to help them stay safe from cyberattacks. The future of work is often described in dispassionate numerical and structural terms, leaving far too much to the imagination. Watch Forrester’s “Future Of” complimentary webinar series. Walk the show floor… Read more →

Apple’s AirPods are giving people nightmares (so why am I giggling?)

A case of twisted nightmares? Jason Cipriani/ZDNet For a while now, I’ve been wondering why 17% of people keep their AirPods on during sex. At least that’s what a recent survey suggested. I wanted to believe that pure selfishness was at the heart. People — and, some will deduce, younger sorts of people — are so self-regarding that they even… Read more →

Capital One hacker took data from more than 30 companies, new court docs reveal

How big is the Capital One breach? 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians caught up in breach. Paige A. Thompson, the hacker accused of breaching US bank Capital One, is also believed to have stolen data from more than 30 other companies, US prosecutors said in new court documents filed today and obtained by ZDNet. “The government’s investigation over… Read more →

Google for Education launches originality reports to curb student plagiarism, outlines Assignments for higher ed

Google for Education launched a new feature designed to check students’ work for originality and plagiarism across its Assignments and Classroom learning platforms. The feature, called originality reports, allows instructors and students to check work to ensure it is cited properly and avoid plagiarism. Originality reports checks a student’s text against billions of web pages and millions of books. The… Read more →

Segment builds up executive team, aims for the enterprise market

In the data age, customers have come to expect personalized, contextual interactions with brands. At the same time, it’s increasingly difficult for businesses to manage and exploit their customer data, given the growing number of customer touchpoints. This has given rise to the relatively new customer data platform (CDP) market. CDPs have become critical enough that major software vendors like… Read more →

Slack’s latest admin features tackle configuration pains for large enterprises

Slack is rolling out new features aimed at making it easier for administrators to manage and configure Slack at scale. The workplace collaboration player said Slack adoption at large enterprises is some times hindered by the repetitive and time-consuming process admins face when granting guest access or setting up new workspaces.  To streamline the configuration process, Slack is introducing new… Read more →

Shopify adds native chat function to Ping app

How Shopify thinks through building a developer base and e-commerce Jean-Michel Lemieux, Chief Technology Officer of Shopify, talks about e-commerce pain points, building out an API-based platform and international expansion. E-commerce SaaS provider Shopify is launching its first native chat function designed to let merchants have real-time conversations with their customers. Part of Shopify’s mobile app Ping, Shopify Chat adds… Read more →

Adobe security patch update tackles Photoshop, Acrobat, Reader, and more

Adobe gives marketers AI-based tools to use customers’ data in real time The software giant said the updates are focused primarily on email, which remains one of the key channels in a marketer’s arsenal. Adobe’s August patch update has resolved a variety of security vulnerabilities in software including Photoshop, Acrobat, Reader, and Experience Manager. The latest round of security patches,… Read more →

Microsoft August 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes 93 security bugs

On the second Tuesday of the month — as clockwork — Microsoft released its monthly rollup of security updates known as Patch Tuesday. This month, Microsoft patched 93 security flaws and published two security advisories with mitigations for two security-related issues impacting the company’s products & services. Unlike in previous months, none of the vulnerabilities that have been patched today… Read more →