An Internet of Things-esque game plan is all but required of cloud and networking tech companies these days.
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Analysts attributed a dimmer 2015 outlook to "economic and product changes," which "will create a head wind in the short term."
The iPhone and iPad tech giant launched the new mobile software alongside its desktop operating system counterpart as a testbed for developers and early-adopters.
Google Code previously closed in on itself when it nixed downloads due to a "significant increase" in inappropriate incidents and "misuse."
A new report suggests that a lapse in verification between banks and Apple Pay allows identity thieves to use CVVs hacked from online stores to link stolen credit card data to an Apple Pay mobile wallet.
IDC has scaled back its five-year forecast for the tablet category, while also giving the iPad a dismal market share forecast.
The connections to Shopify and Bigcommerce focus on automating expense tracking and bookkeeping, while at the same time creating a data-driven picture of business performance.
Intel said it cut its first quarter outlook because of "weaker than expected demand for business desktop PCs and lower than expected inventory levels across the PC supply chain."
Does virtual reality technology have a place in future space missions?
Kili's payment modules operate with NFC for two-way communications -- a payment method that Square has yet to support.
The company reports its first quarterly report as a public company and posts solid revenue growth.
Zuora has hinged its success on the idea that recurring revenue streams would become standard practice in modern day businesses.
Juniper's strategy boils down to what the networking company's new CEO Rami Rahim summed up as the transformation of networking today in one word: "automation."
Apple suffered a widespread outage to its app and music download services, costing the company $2 million per hour.
Nearline is framed as a polar opposite alternative to tiered storage being that Google's new storage option promises virtually immediate access.