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Intuit reports strong Q1, small business demand and eyes midmarket firms

How AI can help organize your finances Tonya Hall talks to Dr. Ashok Srivastava, senior vice president and chief data officer at Intuit, about how his company uses AI to make financing easier for individuals and businesses. Intuit reported strong first quarter results as the company is expanding its ecosystem of small businesses and associated services. The company reported first… Read more →

Pure Storage Q3 misses, Splunk beats

Pure Storage missed revenue estimates for its fiscal third quarter and issued a weak outlook, marking continued turbulence for enterprise storage providers. The company posted a net loss of $30 million, or 12 cents a share. The company’s non-GAAP earnings came to 13 cents per share on revenue of $428.4 million, up 15% year-over-year. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 9… Read more →

Twitter will finally let users disable SMS as default 2FA method

Twitter announced today that users will finally be able to disable SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) for their accounts, and use an alternative method only, such as a mobile one-time code (OTP) authenticator app or a hardware security key. Until today, this was impossible. If users wanted to use 2FA for their Twitter account, they had to register a phone number… Read more →

Salesforce teases its emerging AI capabilities

Since introducing its Einstein AI platform a few years ago, Salesforce has built AI into more and more of its tools. At this year’s Dreamforce conference, for instance, the CRM giant announced new tools for customizing voice assistants and for incorporating AI into contact centers. The new capabilities showcase how Salesforce is progressively making work easier for its customers —… Read more →

Best gifts: Gadgets to get you fit and healthy

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More The new year is fast approaching, and while I’m well aware of the fact that it’s cliché, but it’s a great time to gently shift the focus toward good habits, health, fitness, and being kind to ourselves. We live in… Read more →

Predictions 2020: RegTech funding will explode as VC investments in other markets cool

Trends in enterprise technology: What VCs are watching Adam Levin, partner at Bain Capital Ventures, tells ZDNet about the three trends currently driving the development of enterprise technology. After several years of sustained growth across most startup markets, 2019 will close with a low single-digit increase year over year (YoY) in private capital funding before turning flat in 2020. There are a… Read more →

Xerox threatens to take its HP buyout offer to shareholders

Printing services company Xerox is threatening to go hostile with its bid to purchase much larger rival HP. In a letter issued Thursday to HP’s board of directors, Xerox urged the company to reconsider its buyout offer or else it would take its case directly to HP’s shareholders. In the letter, Xerox vice chairman and CEO John Visentin said the… Read more →

New SectopRAT Trojan creates hidden second desktop to control browser sessions

New variant of trojan malware puts your personal information at risk NanoCore RAT can steal passwords, payment details, and secretly record audio and video of Windows users. A new Trojan, SectopRAT, has appeared in the wild which is able to launch a hidden secondary desktop to control browser sessions on infected machines.  The new malware was first spotted by MalwareHunterTeam…. Read more →

Apple plans to make iOS upgrades less awful (and knew how terrible iOS 13 was)

Unlucky iOS 13. This was one of Apple’s rockiest, buggiest releases to date. It was a release plagued by battery bugs and memory bugs, and so much more. And apparently, things have become so bad that Apple is implementing changes. Must read: Best gifts: IT pro toolbox & Tech gadgets for non-techies According to a report by Bloomberg, the problem… Read more →

Work from home? Survey says "Yes"

Remote work a major priority for skilled workers ZDNet’s Greg Nichols tells Karen Roby the misalignment about remote work policies can cost companies productivity plus their best employees. Read more: Increasingly, employers in many sectors are allowing or even encouraging their traditional employees to work remotely, and for good reason. Turns out a huge number of workers place remote… Read more →

Popular apps on Google Play linked to old remote code execution bugs

Bill Gates: I messed up Microsoft’s chance to beat Android Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says the antitrust case stopped Microsoft delivering a mobile OS. The latest versions of popular apps hosted on Google Play are harboring known vulnerabilities that could subject users to Remote Code Execution (RCE) attacks.  When we download apps from official repositories, we may assume that security… Read more →