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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft has its own ‘Bing Assistant’ bot in the works   —  Microsoft is building a ‘Bing Concierge Bot’ that sounds a lot like the just-announced Google Assistant bot.  —  Microsoft is building an assistant bot that, at least on the surface, looks quite similar to the just-announced Google Assistant bot.
May 19, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Charles McLellan / ZDNet:
Adobe launches Spark ‘visual storytelling’ web app, updates companion iOS apps   —  Adobe's Spark family provides browser-based and mobile tools that allow anyone to create engaging visual content for deployment on social platforms.  —  Adobe has provided free iOS apps for creating visually …
May 19, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Salesforce tops expectations with Q1 non-GAAP revenue of $1.92B, up 27% YoY, ups fiscal year guidance, subscription, support revenues up 26% YoY; stock up 6%+   —  Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said the company was raising its fiscal 2017 revenue by $80 million.
May 18, 2016, 5:50 PMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Rackspace reports Q1 net income of $49M, up 77% YoY, and $518M in revenue, up 8% YoY   —  Rackspace CEO and president Taylor Rhodes noted that the company's OpenStack private cloud, which is powered by Red Hat, is “scaling rapidly.”  —  Rackspace reported first quarter financial results Monday that topped analyst EPS estimates.
May 9, 2016, 6:50 PMIn context
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Founder of underground bank Liberty Reserve sentenced to 20 years behind bars   —  Arthur Budovsky will be in his sixties when his sentence for money laundering through the online bank ends.  —  The founder of Liberty Reserve, an underground bank widely used by criminals, has been given a 20-year prison sentence by US prosecutors.
May 9, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft no longer allows administrators to block Windows Store access in Windows 10 Pro   —  Microsoft has retroactively removed the ability of companies to turn off access to the Windows Store in its Windows 10 Pro version.  —  Microsoft is no longer allowing administrators to block Windows 10 Pro users' access to the Windows Store.
May 5, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Michael Dell reveals new name for post-merger Dell-EMC to be Dell Technologies, client services business will be branded Dell and enterprise biz Dell EMC   —  Michael Dell reveals new name for Dell-EMC  —  After Dell completes is acquisition of EMC, the merged company will be called Dell Technologies …
May 2, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Oracle buys cloud-based SaaS vendor Opower for $532 million   —  With this deal, the enterprise software giant has now spent roughly $1.2 billion in three business days on cloud acquisitions.  —  Oracle said Monday it plans to acquire software-as-a-service company Opower for approximately $532 million.
May 2, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases public preview of PowerApps business-app building service   —  A public preview of Microsoft's PowerApps service, which integrates with its just-unveiled Flow data-sharing tool, is available to business users who want to develop custom business apps.
Apr 29, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
CloudFlare activates HTTP/2 Server Push protocol, expects it will decrease page and app load time by up to 15% across its network within a year   —  CloudFlare figured out how to make the Web one second faster  —  CloudFlare customers can tap into the protocol to shave loading times off their domains.
Apr 29, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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