Ten Billion

Salesforce announced the partial attainment of one of its long-range goals in its second-quarter earnings announcement last week: It eclipsed its goal of a $10 billion run rate. This will be followed by similar announcements over the next year — first $10 billion year, etc. — and why not? The company should celebrate. Second quarter revenue hit $2.56 billion, a 26 percent increase year over year. Despite all the fanfare, anyone watching the evolution of the company and the market should not be surprised.

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update


After Microsoft’s announcement of new GPU monitoring tools last week, we had some questions about the finer points of the implementation. The company has since responded.

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Nintendo just announced a real Pokemon game is coming to Nintendo Switch

At the E3 gaming convention on Tuesday, Nintendo showed off several new games, including the announcement of an upcoming Pokemon game.

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Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions

Apple has stunned the wider development community with an emailed announcement that it has decided to slash commissions for App Store affiliates from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, starting May 1. The cuts apply to all apps and in-app content, Apple said. However, they do not apply to commissions for movies, music, books and TV, which will remain at 7 percent. The company will continue to pay commissions on Apple Music memberships as well. Both the extent of the cuts and the brief notice provided — they go into effect next week — are surprising.

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Beyonce's Instagram pregnancy photo sets record with millions of 'likes'

Social media exploded on Wednesday following Beyonce’s announcement that she’s pregnant— with twins.

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Dreamforce's Einstein: First Shot in New Sales Tech Arms Race?

A technology conference staple is the over-the-horizon announcement: a proclamation that something that isn’t quite here yet is the next big thing, often accompanied by simulated screen shots, hypothetical use cases, and demonstrations that veer closer to fantasy than reality. Even Salesforce has indulged in some of this in the past, and this year’s announcement of a machine learning-enabled technology called “Einstein” easily could be dismissed as futureware. After all, “artificial intelligence” is this year’s hot buzzword.

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Rights Advocates Blast EU and Tech Firms' Hate Speech Code

Digital rights and free speech advocates are up in arms over Tuesday’s announcement of an agreement between the European Commission and four leading U.S. social media firms — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft — on a Code of Conduct designed to crack down on hate speech. The companies have agreed to adopt a system that allows users to flag illegal hate speech and incitement to violence. They also agreed to review flagged posts within 24 hours and to take appropriate action, such as removing them or blocking access.

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

Article Image Although the announcement of the iPhone SE — and 9.7-inch iPad Pro — triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple’s website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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Apple still doesn't know how FBI hacked San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone without their help

The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can’t keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed was impossible to crack.

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Opinion: Cuba's Internet isolation beginning to lift

Cuba’s announcement of launching broadband Internet service in two pilot projects in Havana is historic.

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Apple's iPad Pro vs. 12-inch MacBook with Retina display: which is best for you?

Article Image Since the announcement of the iPad Pro, there’s been a great deal of debate about whether a jumbo-sized tablet running iOS can truly replace your laptop. If you’re thinking about your next technology purchase and are on the fence between an iPad Pro and a MacBook, AppleInsider is here to help you break down the decision.

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T-Mobile Binge On doesn't violate net neutrality rules, says FCC chairman

T-Mobile’s new video program Binge On might be the biggest announcement to come from an Un-Carrier event, but some net neutrality advocates were unhappy.

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Twitter Slashes Workforce as Dorsey Aims to Restore Confidence

Investors cheered after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s announcement of plans to cut up to 336 jobs, or 8 percent of the global workforce, as part of an effort to strengthen long-term growth. Dorsey, the company cofounder who last week reclaimed his former position as chief executive, announced the painful round of cuts in a memo to employees, emphasizing plans to send a clear message, walk a straight line toward profitability, and focus on making Wall Street and Silicon Valley understand how Twitter plans to monetize its core product offerings.

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Verizon jumps on annual iPhone upgrade bandwagon with new trade-in offer

Article Image Following the announcement of new iPhone upgrade incentives this week, first by T-Mobile then Sprint, America’s largest wireless carrier Verizon debuted its own yearly upgrade path on Thursday, saying it offers benefits over lease-type plans.

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Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV’s Siri Remote.

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Report spills major details about Apple’s game-changing 2015 Apple TV

Next week’s big Apple event will draw headlines for the iPhone 6s but the product announcement that we’re looking forward to just as much will be of the next-generation Apple TV set-top box. BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski has a new report up that offers some more major details about this potentially game-changing product including information on pricing and key features.

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Report: Apple TV service pushed back to 2016, new hardware expected in September

A report on Thursday claims Apple has been forced to delay the announcement of a hotly anticipated over-the-top streaming television service to sometime in 2016 as content licensing talks sputter.

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Canadian Best Buy stores to start Apple Watch sales on Aug. 14

Hot on the heels of Best Buy’s announcement that it will start selling Apple Watch in the U.S. on Aug. 7, the big box electronics retailer confirmed its Canadian outlets plan to commence sales of the wearable one week later.

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