Month: July 2014

Oracle Announces Oracle Data Cloud

Oracle Data Cloud is designed to help business users drive smarter, more informed decisions across the enterprise; Oracle has announced Oracle Data Cloud and two new DaaS offerings, Oracle DaaS for Marketing and Oracle DaaS for Social. Oracle Data Cloud is a DaaS platform that includes Oracle’s leading data products and the newly acquired BlueKai […]

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Nears Release

Apple may release a public beta for OS X Yosemite as early as next week, according to an online report. Citing “sources briefed on the plans,” 9to5Mac asserted that Apple plans to ship the public beta of Yosemite — prosaically named OS X 10.10 — later this month. At the company’s annual developers conference last […]

‘Nadella Effect’ makes Ballmer $2.8B richer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s “devices and services” strategy may be in tatters, discarded by his successor, Satya Nadella, but Ballmer must be smiling all the way to the bank. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) documents, Ballmer owns more than 333 million shares in Microsoft. At Monday’s closing price of $44.83, those shares […]

Lenovo Plans New Small-screen Windows Tablet

Lenovo has stopped sales of its existing small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S., but plans a new model for release by the end of the year. “We will continue to bring new Windows devices to market across different screen sizes, including a new 8-inch tablet and 10-inch tablet coming this holiday,” the company said in […]

Facebook Goes Express to Mega-cap Status

Now valued more than AT&T, Coke. In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Now the company’s $190 billion market value makes it bigger than such bellwethers as Coca-Cola and AT&T. It’s not a member of […]

India’s Reliance posts record $1-billion Q1 profit

Indian retail-to-energy group Reliance Industries Ltd reported a record $1-billion net profit for the financial first- quarter, fuelled by a strong petrochemicals performance. Reliance, controlled by the country’s wealthiest man Mukesh Ambani, announced net profit for the three months to June climbed by a better-than-expected 13.7% to 59.57 billion rupees ($1 billion) in the same […]

RED ALERT! App

Last night I downloaded the red alert app even though I’m not living in Israel.  I wanted to  how often the siren was really going off and what it would feel like to be disrupted during my day. Well since I got up this morning and the last four hours siren has sounded 11 times. […]

Microsoft to Cut up to 18,000 Jobs

In a move tout of the hardware business, Microsoft confirmed it will cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, part of the tech Company’s efforts to streamline its business under new CEO Satya Nadella. In a statement released last Thursday, Microsoft says about 12,500 of the professional and factory positions will be cut […]

APPLE AND IBM FORM MAJOR ALLIANCE

For years the mobile industry has wondered what Apple would do next. How could the firm possibly keep its strong growth rate going in the face of market saturation and increased competition from the likes of Samsung and Sony? The answer was always a strong ‘emerging market; Most expected that Apple would, one day, release […]

Improved Oracle User Productivity Kit Standard and Professional 12.1

To help organizations maximize the return on their enterprise application investments, Oracle is announcing the availability of Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) Standard and Professional 12.1. With spending on enterprise software projected to grow 6.8% to $320 billion in 2014, organizations must maximize the return on their technology investments. To help drive user adoption of […]