Oracle's Numbers


Oracle will announce its Q1 revenue and profit numbers after market close on Wednesday. There’s more than a little excitement about what might be revealed, specifically if the company can continue its rise, thanks to its cloud products. The anticipated answer is yes, for a number of reasons, but there’s also potential for a surprise. First the surprise. The company so far has been posting great numbers for its cloud products, including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, but it has been careful to note that the improvement was coming from net new business.

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Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report


The enterprise SaaS market grew 31 percent year over year, totaling almost $15 billion in revenue in Q2 2017, according to Synergy Research. Collaboration was the highest growth segment. Microsoft is the clear leader in overall enterprise SaaS revenues, having overtaken Salesforce a year ago. Microsoft’s acquisition last year of LinkedIn gave its SaaS operations a significant boost. “Across its whole business, Microsoft has a good cloud-oriented vision in place and is executing strongly,” said John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research.

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Robots May Become Go-To Customer Service Reps


The customer service robot market will be worth $88 million by 2022, according to Tractica. Annual shipments are expected to increase from 2,730 units in 2016 to nearly 4,800 in 2022. The robots will be both humanoid and non-humanoid. However, telepresence robots, chatbots, and stationary customer interactive systems that don’t have moving parts are not included in the count. Nearly half of all customer service robots will be deployed in the Asia Pacific Region; other significant markets will be North America and Europe.

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Amazon Takes 1st Steps Toward Whole Foods Pricing Makeover


Amazon on Monday kicked off the completion of its acquisition of Whole Foods Market with steep price cuts on some products. Among those now available at lower prices are Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85 percent lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, and 365 Everyday Value organic butter, according to Amazon.

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

AMD’s RX Vega has hit the market, but it isn’t the knockout blow that AMD fans were hoping for.

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How Amazon Is Transforming Retail


Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market has raised many new questions. If the company is successful in making the acquisition, and then successful in operating the business, it could transform the entire grocery industry. If we pull the camera back, we can see how success on the grocery side could foreshadow Amazon’s success in many other parts of the retail environment, furthering the expansion that began two decades ago in the book business, when Amazon challenged Borders and Barnes & Noble.

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The iPhone 8 isn't even here yet and Android owners are already switching to Apple

In a report published on Tuesday, market research firm CIRP revealed that Apple attracted more Android switchers in the most recent quarter than at any other time in the past year.

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Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

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Samsung has an ambitious plan to triple its server market share in just five years, but can the company pull it off?

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ASML Claims Major EUV Lithography Milestone

ASML took a significant step towards bringing EUV lithography to market this week, but the company hedged its bets in its announcement.

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AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle

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After six long years of declining data center market share and a lack of competitive performance, did AMD make the right decisions in designing its newest server CPUs?

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Nearly 25 Percent of Windows Users Will Switch to Mac Within 6 Months: Survey

A new survey is claiming that up to 25 percent of the PC market could switch to Apple within the next 6-24 months, but data from independent analysis firms doesn’t back up that conclusion.

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Oscar Mayer's 'Wienerdrone' drops hot dogs from a great height

Spotting a marketing opportunity rather than a gap in the market, Oscar Mayer has gone and built the WienerDrone, a “delivery drone” capable of dropping hot dogs from a great height.

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Amazon Spends $14B on Whole Foods


Amazon on Friday announced that it has inked a deal to acquire Whole Foods Market for close to $14 billion in cash. The agreement includes assumption of Whole Foods’ net debt. Whole Foods will run as a wholly independent subsidiary of Amazon. It will continue to operate stores under its own brand and source products from vendors and partners. Cofounder John Mackey will continue in his role as Whole Foods’ CEO, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

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AMD’s New Epyc Server Brand to Take on Deep Learning

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AMD’s new Epyc server CPUs aim to restore lost market share in the highly lucrative data center business. Epyc CPUs are specifically designed to drive multiple GPUs from a single socket to facilitate deep learning workloads.

The post AMD’s New Epyc Server Brand to Take on Deep Learning appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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'Prey' review: Don't trust anything you see

Prey is a game that does everything it had to do and more to compete in this gaming market. The beginning might be hard for some at first, since Prey never really hands the player a weapon, everything must be found. Once you find yourself a few hours in, it may be too late to turn off the system.

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Microsoft Hits 500-Million-Device Milestone for Windows 10

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Windows 10’s market share and absolute install base have grown substantially in the past 12 months, from 300 million to 500 million devices. Windows 7 gamers, however, seem to be something of a holdout group.

The post Microsoft Hits 500-Million-Device Milestone for Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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iPhone still world's most popular smartphone ahead of iPhone 8

Android may still dominate iOS when it comes to platform market share, but when we look at the smartphone market on a device by device basis, the most popular smartphone remains Apple’s iPhone 7.

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Americans can't put down their phones, shut off the TV

A new report from market research firm eMarketer reveals that US adults are now spending more than half their day a total of 12 hours and 7 minutes, on average consuming media.

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