Sizing down a mobile app from a smartphone to wearable technology is no easy feat -- especially when it comes to designing for arguably the most anticipated smartwatch yet.
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Comparing the largest cloud players on the block gets a bit convoluted the way tech vendors are compiling their financials. Here's a crack at playing the cloud revenue face-off game.
The ERP provider also announced a mega deal with HP to provide the tech giant with its cloud-based business management platform OneWorld.
Google CFO Patrick Pichette, who recently announced his imminent retirement, attributed the miss to ever-persistent currency fluctuations, defending annual growth could have been as high as 17 percent.
Analysts and shareholders have been waiting many moons for Amazon to finally reveal specifics about AWS quarterly revenue rather than just the "Other" column.
The Good app for Apple Watch will provide management and control of Good Work email and calendar notifications, in addition to supporting iOS 8.2 MDM controls.
MobileIron and Citrix, which is going through a broader restructuring, said enterprise mobility deals were pushed out in the first quarter. However, VMware execs are stoked about AirWatch.
The cloud-based ERP and CRM provider says it plans to use utilize Bronto to expand its omnichannel commerce portfolio SuiteCommerce.
Data centers, ad tech and people are gobbling up Facebook's ambitious capital spending plans for 2015.
AT&T adds connected cars to its network. Verizon is talking telematics. The race to find new growth in a saturated U.S. smartphone market is on.
Qualcomm cuts its outlook for the fiscal year partially due to Samsung's defection to its own chips. Wild cards abound for the company.
"It's always hard for me to talk about Oracle because Larry Ellison is a good friend of mine," said Benioff.
As always, PayPal was the most significant growth driver for the quarter, bringing in $2.1 billion in revenue while increasing payment volume by 18 percent.
Facebook saw an increase in monthly active users on the site year-over-year.
Box unveils its latest platform updates, promising developers the tools they need for everything to build for and scale a mobile-first workforce.