Twitter Q1 stronger than expected, monetization efforts pay off

Twitter reported better-than-expected first quarter sales as it grew its daily and monthly active user base and its data licensing and enterprise business grew at a rapid clip. While Twitter doesn’t have the scale of Facebook or even Snapchat, the company is monetizing is user base well and capitalizing on its ability to be a go-to venue for live events…. Read more →

Watch: Haunting video of 3D-printed morphing matter that folds to assemble itself

It looks like something out of a dream, and it could be the future of manufacturing. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a process that allows plastic printed with a cheap 3D printer to fold itself into predetermined shapes with the application of heat. The complexity of the origami-like shapes being produced in the Morphing Matter Lab even in… Read more →

Artificial intelligence will be worth $1.2 trillion to the enterprise in 2018

The artificial intelligence (AI) industry will be worth $1.2 trillion in 2018, with customer experience solutions creating the most business value. On Wednesday, Gartner released estimates on the projected value of AI over the course of this year. According to the research firm, the global enterprise value derived from AI will total $1.2 trillion this year, a 70 percent increase… Read more →

Google overhauls G Suite with redesign, AI and efforts to cut clutter

Special feature Special report: How to optimize the smart office (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, explores ways companies are taking advantage of tech innovation to improve collaboration, productivity, and employee health and safety. Read More Google is giving its G Suite a design overhaul with security, collaboration and artificial intelligence enhancements. These additions are… Read more →

Transport for London’s contactless and mobile device payments system will be adopted in some American cities

You don’t need to buy a ticket: you can pay with a contactless bank card on Transport for London services. Image credit: Transport for London Transport for London (TfL) was the world’s first public transport provider to enable contactless payments using bank cards. The TfL system – developed in house – was introduced on London buses in December 2012, and… Read more →

Enterprise developers keep reaching for the cloud

“Cloud native” isn’t just an analyst buzzword, it’s the foundation for most enterprise development these days. If it’s worth building, it needs to built on the cloud. Photo: Joe McKendrick That’s one of the takeaways of a recent survey of 1,800 developers conducted by the Eclipse Foundation. The survey concentrated on developers working with the Jakarta EE platform — known… Read more →

Facebook updates developer platform, shuts down some APIs

Facebook on Tuesday announced it’s limiting the way developers can use APIs on its platform, continuing its efforts to improve user privacy and security. The changes come amid ongoing questions about the misuse of consumer data culled from Facebook. The rollback of developer permissions also comes one week before Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference. The platform updates announced Tuesday span… Read more →

Walmart brings DoorDash into its grocery delivery fold

Walmart is teaming up with DoorDash to support its ambitious nationwide grocery delivery program. The world’s largest retailer said Tuesday that DoorDash will deliver Walmart’s online grocery orders to customers, starting with the Atlanta metro area and expanding to more markets in the coming months. The partnership is part of a mashup of delivery options Walmart has turned to as… Read more →

Totvs still leads Brazilian ERP market

Brazilian software firm Totvs still holds the pole position in the local enterprise resource platform (ERP) segment in Brazil, according to a recent study. Read this SME-sy does it: SAP’s plan for big growth from small businesses in the Middle East SAP is growing in the Middle East and North Africa region, thanks to local businesses’ lack of legacy infrastructure… Read more →

New Windows Server 2019 test build adds more clustering features

Microsoft has released another Windows Server test build to Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest “Redstone 5″build — Number 17650 – is for both Windows Server 2019 and the associated Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release, known as 1809. There are a couple of new features in this build. One of the witness options for failover clustering, File Share Witness,… Read more →

Ubuntu Touch lives on in Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone

Video: Smartphones: Is there any innovation left? Not quite five years ago, Canonical tried to challenge Apple iOS and Google Android with Ubuntu Touch, an alternative smartphone Linux. Users, phone carriers, and the open-source community failed to support it, so Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth closed the door on Ubuntu Touch development. But, in open source, programs don’t die until its… Read more →

Print dual-color name tags and labels for $39.99

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. Lots of label printers can print in black; this… Read more →