The partnership will mostly benefit on-demand marketplaces, where the likes of independent contractors and freelances are connected to clients via a marketplace.
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The deal, which will allow AT&T to tap into 76 million cell users in the Mexican market, is expected to close later this year -- subject to any hiccups.
Storage shipments were a highlight for the quarter, as shipments rose 17 percent year-over-year to 61.3 exabytes. However, European instability spurs an outlook chop.
iPhone makes up about 60 percent of Apple's revenue. Though arch-rival Samsung's smartphone unit is struggling, it still wouldn't turn down providing its chips to Apple.
The high-speed internet service, which allows users to download high-definition movies in mere seconds, is reportedly set to arrive in east-coast state as soon as April.
Apple is expected to announce record iPhone sales on Tuesday after the closing bell. But its underling businesses, notably enterprise and its China business, deserves the most attention.
We catch up with BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta and chat about how too many fancy graphics and artificial intelligence powered magic boxes may lead to big data disillusionment.
Jill Schoolenberg will take on the role of VP of Canada, an assignment that will see the Microsoft MSN veteran tasked with attracting more Canadian SMBs to the platform.
Within the first few hours, Box stock is currently selling well over the $14 per share expectation.
Oracle says new offices in the US and a new swathe of engineers will help the firm develop next-generation platforms.
UPDATED: The enterprise cloud company will begin trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange after the opening bell on Friday under the ticker symbol "BOX."
The electronics firm's boss said though the company has to "comply with laws and regulations in every country," Huawei has not been asked to spy for China.
Verizon's fourth quarter results were standard issue, but the company did put some color on how the Internet of things could drive growth.
Microsoft took the plunge into holographic computing and has all the hooks built in to ensure the technology will at least be tried in the enterprise.
Despite posting a strong Q4, eBay says it is planning a workforce reduction across eBay Marketplaces, PayPal, and eBay Enterprise, as well as a possible sale or an IPO for its Enterprise division.
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