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Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:56:55 +0000

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Walmart's online sales growth stalls in the fourth quarter

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Walmart reported fourth quarter e-commerce sales growth of 23 percent, marking a significant decline from 50 percent growth the previous quarter.(image)

Qualcomm raises bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors to $44 billion

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:39:00 +0000

Updated: The news is likely to be received with little warmth by Broadcom.(image)

Sony wants to bring AI taxi services to Japanese streets

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:39:31 +0000

Sony wants to lead a new joint venture to dominate a market already being chased by Toyota, Uber, and others.(image)

Adecco snaps up online recruitment firm Vettery

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:39:01 +0000

It is expected the deal will expand Vettery's international footprint.(image)

US special counsel indicts 13 members of Russia's election meddling troll farm

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:35:00 +0000

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday that a grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of election meddling.(image)

Qualcomm to Broadcom: Thanks for the meeting, but regulatory risk is too high for a deal

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:51:11 +0000

Qualcomm said Broadcom needs a better plan to handle the various reguatory issues that would arise via a merger.(image)

Coinbase responds to user fury over rampant overcharging

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:08:00 +0000

The digital currency exchange says it will refund the extortionate charges made on some user accounts.(image)

Roche acquires Flatiron Health in $1.9 billion deal

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:43:00 +0000

It is hoped the deal will ramp up cancer research through healthcare data and analytics.(image)

Atari to launch cryptocurrency token for use in casinos, gaming platforms

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:12:00 +0000

The gaming giant believes that cryptocasinos could be the next big thing.(image)

Cryptocurrency mining GPU demand hampers scientific research

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:33:52 +0000

Researchers, alongside gamers, are becoming frustrated due to the hardware shortages.(image)

Google acquires LogMeIn's Xively IoT platform for $50 million

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:53:00 +0000

Google said Xivley will complement its Google Cloud objectives with analytics and data storage as the cornerstones.(image)

Amazon redesigns Alexa Skills Developer Console

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:08:00 +0000

Amazon's new beta for developing Alexa skills is centered around build, test, launch, and measure phases.(image)

Arista shares drop 16 percent after Q4 earnings report

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:53:18 +0000

Arista reported in-line fourth quarter financial results Thursday, but its shares fell on soft guidance.(image)

Google launches lightweight Gmail Go for Android

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:35:00 +0000

Gmail Go is only available for Android Go devices.(image)

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen, laptop portfolio miss opportunity to connect company's other devices, services

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:25:00 +0000

Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen is a nice example of the company taking what works on the smartphone and bringing it to a larger screen. But Samsung also misses opportunities to connect its broader product roadmap to its laptops.(image)

Box intros new services to help customers prepare for GDPR requirements

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000

GDPR requires companies to protect EU citizens' personal information and know where data flows at any time.(image)

Oracle buys DDoS software maker Zenedge

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:21:00 +0000

The aim with the acquisition is to expand Oracle's cloud infrastructure and Domain Name System (DNS) capabilities. The aim with the acquisition is to expand Oracle's cloud infrastructure and Domain Name.(image)

HP's DaaS program now includes Apple devices

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

The HP DaaS for Apple plan provides customers with latest-generation Apple devices paired with support and management services from HP.(image)

VMware snaps up cloud startup CloudCoreo

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:14:00 +0000

The cloud configuration startup's portfolio is destined for VMware's customer services.(image)

Intel bug bounty program expands with more rewards

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:05:00 +0000

Security researchers can earn up to $250,000 for finding side channel vulnerabilities.(image)