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Acronis releases APIs to expand application of core platforms

Acronis has released new application programming interfaces (APIs) as in a bid to expand the use of its core platforms and enable software developers and customers to build customised features for its products. The Singapore-headquartered data security vendor is offering up four software development kits (SDKs), with more than 100 API functions, through the Acronis Cyber Platform, which is accessible… Read more →

Amazon morphs Prime into a one-day free shipping program

Amazon is morphing Prime from a two-day free shipping program to a one-day free shipping program, the company said Thursday, upping the ante for retailers trying to keep up with the e-commerce giant. Amazon plans to spend around $800 million in Q2 in the effort, CFO Brian Olsavsky said during Thursday’s Q1 earnings conference call. “We’re able to do this… Read more →

FTC gives two companies a slap on the wrist after appalling hacks

The US Federal Trade Commission has agreed to settle two legal cases against two companies that suffered catastrophic hacks in 2016. Both got the equivalent of a slap on the wrist, despite having appalling security measures, not using any type of encryption, and storing data in plaintext, which, in turn, allowed hackers to steal millions of user records from each…. Read more →

T-Mobile in Q1 adds 1.65 million net connections, tops expectations

Special feature How 5G Will Transform Business 5G will be popularized via telecom carriers and the marketing of wire-cutting services, but the biggest impact and returns will come from connecting the Internet of things, edge computing and analytics infrastructure with minimal latency. Read More T-Mobile said it added 1.65 million net connections in the first quarter with 1.02 million branded… Read more →

Intel narrowly beats Q1 targets, chops full year guidance

Intel, a week after losing Apple as its primary 5G customer and subsequently shuttering its 5G wireless chipset business, said it was chopping its full-year revenue guidance by $2.5 billion due to lower operating income. The company also lowered its second quarter guidance and full-year EPS targets.  Nonetheless, Intel delivered first quarter financial results that beat market estimates despite a significant… Read more →

Amazon tops Q1 earnings expectations as AWS keeps up brisk growth

Amazon published its first quarter financial report on Thursday, with better-than-expected earnings and revenue in line with market estimates. Amazon Web Services accounted for just 13 percent of Amazon’s Q1 revenues, but the cloud business pulled in nearly half of the company’s operating income. Amazon’s net income in Q1 came to $3.6 billion, or $7.09 per diluted share, compared with… Read more →