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Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Contractor Booz Allen wins $1.03B six-year contract to extend cybersecurity capabilities at many federal agencies including DHS, GSA, NASA, USPS, and Treasury   —  The contractor is now responsible for securing nearly 80 percent of the .gov enterprise.  —  The US Department of Homeland Security …
Aug 21, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Best Buy acquires GreatCall, which offers health response services and connected devices for the elderly, for $800M; GreatCall has 900K customers   —  GreatCall focuses on services for the aging population, is profitable and has $300 million in annual revenue.  The company also gives Best Buy a services boost.
Aug 15, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Twilio reports Q2 total revenue of $147.8M, up 54% YoY, vs $131M est., with better-than-expected guidance of $585.5M-$589.5M in full year revenue; stock up 14%+   —  For the year, Twilio sees total revenue of $585.5 million to $589.5 million, compared to $543 million expected by analysts.
Aug 6, 2018, 5:15 PMIn context
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Fitbit beats Q2 estimates with revenue of $299.3M, on strong sales of its Versa smartwatch, says smartwatch revenue grew to 55% of revenue, up from 30% in Q1   —  Quarterly sales of the smartwatch, Fitbit says, outpaced the combined sales of Samsung, Garmin and Fossil smartwatches in North America.
Aug 1, 2018, 8:45 PMIn context
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Imperva, a provider of cloud and on-premises cybersecurity software, to acquire DevOps security company Prevoty for $140M in cash   —  The deal is intended to improve enterprise app security on-premise and in the cloud.  —  Imperva has announced the acquisition of Prevoty in a deal worth $140 million.
Jul 29, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
G Suite adds Grammar Suggestions in Google Docs, voice commands to Hangouts Meet hardware customers, and its Smart Reply feature to Hangouts Chat   —  At the Google Cloud Next conference, Google debuted several new capabilities for the productivity suite, which now has more than 4 million customers.
Jul 24, 2018, 12:12 PMIn context
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
City of Nanjing launches $1.48B blockchain investment fund to foster the token economy and public projects in China, and help blockchain firms move to the city   —  Nanjing, the capital of China's Jiangsu province, has launched a 10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion) blockchain investment fund …
Jul 23, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Alphabet's Other Bets, which now includes Loon and Wing alongside Waymo, Verily, and others, had Q2 revenue of $145M, with operating losses rising to $732M   —  The company's total advertising revenue was $28.1 billion, up from $22.7 billion a year ago.  —  Google parent company Alphabet …
Jul 23, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Corinne Reichert / ZDNet:
The privately-owned $300M Hawaiki subsea cable connecting Australia, New Zealand, and the US, with anchor customers including Vodafone and AWS, has gone live   —  The privately owned subsea cable connecting Australia, New Zealand, and the United States has gone live.
Jul 19, 2018, 9:35 PMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
eBay reports Q2 revenues of $2.6B, up 9% YoY, vs. $2.66B est., with non-GAAP net income of $533M, up 7% YoY, and gross merchandise volume of $23.6B   —  eBay said gross merchandise volume came in at $23.6 billion.  —  eBay delivered in-line second quarter financial results Wednesday.
Jul 18, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context

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