Google is restructuring its European business units in the wake of growing regulatory and legal pressures.
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By offering enterprise adoption agreements, Splunk is hoping to encourage more enterprises to standardize on its machine data analytics platform.
IBM plans to spend an additional $4 billion on "strategic imperative" units, partner more and innovate in its core businesses.
Jive is promising marketers new insights for personalized messaging and campaigns based on a visitor's demonstrated interests.
The new product improves on power consumption rates by over 50 percent and improves the quality of video and image capture on smartphones and tablets.
Could a strategic investment in Jawbone help Google tap into the wearables and sensor market?
Reports suggest the launch of a new payments API, dubbed Android Pay, is imminent.
Salesforce and Workday are both posting strong cloud growth. The strategies and blueprints are similar as they both see analytics as the glue to future growth.
The CRM giant reported earnings of 14 cents per share on revenue of $1.44 billion, up 26 percent annually.
Workday CEO and co-founder Aneel Bhusri highlighted the company's global expansion plans in Japan and Europe.
According the Facebook-led initiative Internet.org, there are expansive gaps in connectivity throughout developing parts of the world.
Google is partnering with a number of tech giants, from device makers to network infrastructure providers to management app makers to launch the Android for Work platform.
The discounter beat estimates for the quarter, despite the $5.1 billion pre-tax loss related to the breakdown of its Canadian operations.
"When you tear apart a company that's been built up over many years through acquisition, through different systems being merged together, it's remarkable what you find," says HP CEO Meg Whitman.
The Android phone won't win any awards for performance, but the addition of LTE networking makes the device a strong contender for entry-level bring-your-own-device users.