SAP veteran Robert Enslin joins Google Cloud

SAP veteran Robert Enslin is joining Google Cloud as president of global customer operations. Former SAP veteran Robert Enslin is joining Google Cloud as its new president of global customer operations, the company announced Wednesday. Enslin begins on April 22 and will report to the new Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian. He’s replacing Paul-Henri Ferrand, who “has decided to take… Read more →

Apple iPhone unit sales expected to decline again, even as some models shine

Apple slashes production runs due to weak demand for latest models It seems that Apple is having a hard time forecasting what the demand for new iPhones will be, and is being forced to slash production orders as a result. With Apple’s second quarter earnings on deck next week, analyst predictions for iPhone unit sales are predictably rolling in. Most… Read more →

Brazil stimulates academia and business link in emerging tech initiative

The Brazilian government has launched a tender to find projects based on emerging technologies as the latest stage of a project aimed at bridging the business and academic worlds. The program, dubbed TechD, is a public-private partnership with funding of 18 million reais ($4.6 million). The latest stage of the program is looking for startups, incubated projects, IT companies or… Read more →

Microsoft is readying a Surface Hub 2 display

Credit: Microsoft Many Surface users have been asking Microsoft to make a standalone Surface-quality display for a few years now. On April 17, officials confirmed that such a device — a Surface Hub 2 display — is in the works.  From Microsoft’s blog post about its Surface Hub 2S devices:  “Later this year, we will also offer Surface Hub 2… Read more →

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S: Pricing, specs, availability

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is ready to start shipping its Surface Hub 2S conferencing system. On April 17, officials teed up the new Surface Hub 2S devices by revealing the pricing, SKUs, specs, and availability dates. The Surface Hub 2S will be available starting in the US in June, officials said. The device — with an 8th-generation Core i5 processor inside… Read more →

Connected cruising: Remote work options when you just can’t stay away

Image: Royal Caribbean Our family enjoys cruising where you can enjoy elegant dinners each evening, spend a few days in foreign ports, relax by the pool, and get away for a week or more. However, sometimes I need to get work done and on today’s modern ships there are multiple connectivity options for both work and play. This past week… Read more →

Lunar lander crashes into moon. Did an archive of earth books survive?

A team of experts is trying to ascertain whether a special collection of digitized books sent into space on a disc archive is intact after an unmanned moon landing went off course last week. Israel company SpaceIL was attempting to become the first private company to successfully touch down on the moon, but its Beresheet spacecraft lost power on descent… Read more →

Why Qualcomm’s return to the iPhone is a huge win for Apple customers

How 5G will affect market providers Tonya Hall sits down with Ben Edmond, CEO and founder of Connected2Fiber, to discuss how emerging technologies are driving a reinvented network. This week, after years of open litigation, Apple and Qualcomm finally decided to bury the hatchet, just as the two were entering a possible new phase of continuing lawsuits in US federal… Read more →

Russia supports bill to isolate the Internet, promote censorship

Russia planning to disconnect from the internet as a test Russia’s internet contingency plan is quickly approaching and officials are still planning an internet disconnect for testing purposes. Read more: Russia’s lower chamber of parliament has backed a bill which privacy advocates fear could lead to the creation of a censorship system similar to China’s Great Firewall. The State… Read more →

IoT development matures, according to Eclipse Foundation survey

Qualcomm announces smart cities accelerator program Qualcomm will provide ‘matchmaking’ for governments, municipalities, and enterprises with hardware, software, cloud, design, and manufacturing providers under its new Smart … Source Article from development matures, according to Eclipse Foundation survey blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Malvertising campaign abuses Chrome for iOS bug to target iPhone users

Image: Oscar Gutiérrez/CNET A massive malvertising campaign is exploiting a vulnerability in the Chrome for iOS mobile browser to redirect iPhone and iPad users to adware, scams, and other malicious sites, ZDNet has learned today from Confiant, a cyber-security firm specialized in tracking malvertising campaigns. The company said it had reported the bug to Google, whose engineers are now investigating… Read more →