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Twilio reports strong Q1 results as it digest SendGrid

Twilio, which provides a variety of cloud communication services, handily topped its first quarter targets. The company reported revenue of $233.1 million, up 81 percent from a year ago. The sales tally includes the acquisition of SendGrid as of Feb. 1. The company reported a net loss of 31 cents a share in the first quarter with a non-GAAP profit… Read more →

Another governor to sign law allowing delivery robots on sidewalks

Washington State is expected to become the eighth state to allow personal delivery robots on sidewalks statewide today after Governor Jay Inslee signs House Bill 1325. The signing is expected to occur sometime this afternoon, creating a framework to regulate personal delivery devices across Washington. Robot restaurants and sci-fi kitchens: How tech is changing the way we eat Read More… Read more →

Recent Oracle WebLogic zero-day used to infect servers with ransomware

A recently discovered zero-day vulnerability has been abused for over a week to infect Oracle WebLogic servers with at least two strands of ransomware, security researchers from Cisco Talos have told ZDNet. Crooks have abused this zero-day to install a new strand of ransomware called Sodinokibi, but also versions of the older and more well-known GandCrab ransomware, in some cases…. Read more →

Facebook redesigns Workplace for improved team collaboration

Facebook’s Slack competitor Workplace is getting a new look and performance improvements. The social networking giant on Tuesday announced that it’s revamping the Workplace user interface and updating key features to make the platform faster and more collaboration friendly.  According to Facebook, the UI updates are focused on giving users quicker access to information via a new notifications view, making… Read more →

Accenture Interactive, Stockholm Exergi aim to combat elderly loneliness with AI

How AI can combat loneliness in the elderly The project from Accenture Interactive and Stockholm Exergi, called Memory Lane, intends to use AI to capture and reproduce stories from the elderly. Read more: https://zd.net/2ZLumKB Accenture and Swedish utility are betting that smart speakers and Google Voice Assistant can capture memories and retain oral histories for future generations and provide companionship… Read more →

Mark Shuttleworth sees increased demand for enterprise Ubuntu Linux desktop

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. In a wide-ranging conversation at Open Infrastructure Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux and its corporate parent Canonical, said: “We have seen companies signing up for Linux desktop support, because… Read more →

Here’s how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

How to upgrade an old PC to Windows 10 – free Microsoft’s much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last year, right? Maybe not. Here’s how to get yours. Updated 17-April-2019: Thank you to the many readers who have continued to provide firsthand reports that this procedure still works. The majority of reader reports confirm that this upgrade is… Read more →

NVMe goes mainstream

NVMe runs over the PCIe interconnect, so in its original form it is fast and has low latency. It was developed in response to the widespread use of SSDs when it became obvious that existing software stacks and interconnects – SATA, SAS – added too much latency and not enough bandwidth. NVMexpress.org is the keeper of the NVMe specs, and… Read more →

Seagate Q3 mixed as hard-disk drive sales decline

Seagate reported mixed third quarter financial results on Tuesday as it saw revenue and earnings decline from the previous year. The hard-disk drive storage provider reported Q3 net income of $195 million, or 69 cents per share, on revenue of $2.31 billion. Non-GAAP earnings for the quarter were 83 cents a share. A year ago, Seagate reported Q3 revenue of… Read more →

DJI employee who leaked source code sent behind bars

DJI unveils Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom with ‘obstacle detection’ The Mavic 2 Zoom features a 2x optical zoom camera for “dolly zoom” shots, while the more expensive Pro features a Hasselblad 20-megapixel camera and improved colour reproduction. A former employee of Chinese drone maker DJI has been issued a prison sentence for the leaking of proprietary source code to… Read more →

Huawei denies existence of ‘backdoors’ in Vodafone networking equipment

EU asks all member states to carry risk assessment of 5G networks Europe wants tighter security around 5G networks. But if the US was hoping for a ban on Huawei, it will be disappointed. Vodafone has confirmed that vulnerabilities were found in equipment supplied by Huawei to bolster the telecom giant’s Italian fixed-line network. The vulnerabilities, described as “hidden backdoors”… Read more →