Sliding Revenues


Apple’s earnings disappointment thudded into view last week in the middle of an afternoon of briefings at Oracle’s Modern Marketing Experience conference in Las Vegas. In that context, it gave me a lot to think about — especially the difference between a one-time earnings disappointment and something more serious. I have a feeling that Apple is only the most visible instance of the wheels beginning to wobble on the truck of tech. The legacy software vendors have fundamental challenges ahead as they continue to march to the cloud.

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India Rejects Apple's iPhone Retread Plan


India’s telecommunications ministry has rejected Apple’s proposal to sell refurbished iPhones in the country. Officials apparently based their rejection of the proposal on rules that prohibit importing used electronics. The country’s environmental ministry nixed a similar request last year. With smartphone sales starting to stall, India could become an important market for Apple, although it now has only a 2 percent market share there. “India is slated to experience strong smartphone growth in the coming years,” said analyst Ross Rubin.

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STEM: Inspiring young minds to embrace what is all around them

Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM for short – are areas of education that are so vital to our daily life they cannot be ignored.

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How Intel lost the mobile market, part 2: the rise and neglect of Atom

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In Part 2 we explore the specific decisions Intel made, the rise and neglect of Atom, and why the company’s superior foundry technology wasn’t enough to conquer the mobile market.

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Like Apple Music but hate its design? Just hang on until June

Since its launch last year, Apple Music has managed to grow its user base to a total of 13 million subscribers, thanks in part to a generous three-month free trial.

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Cybersecurity Goals to Guide Federal Software Spending


The U.S. government is on track to significantly boost spending on cybersecurity solutions. However, evolving requirements to greatly improve federal protection of information technology resources will shape that spending. In fact, federal cyberprotection goals should be augmented and significantly modified, according to recent studies of the federal market. The linkage between increased federal investing in cybersecurity and the requirements for bolstering IT protection are portrayed in two newly released reports.

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Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw

Plenty of tech companies are offering very generous rewards to those who manage to find security loopholes in their networks — just ask 10-year-old Jani, who isn’t even old enough to have an Instagram account but still managed to hack the social media network.

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Oracle Plunks Down $532M for Customer Engagement Firm Opower


Oracle on Monday announced that it has agreed to acquire Opower for $532 million in cash. More than 100 global utilities, including PG&E, Exelon and National Grid, use Opower’s customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services, Oracle said. Opower’s big data platform stores and analyzes more than 600 billion meter reads from 60 million end customers of utilities. The transaction is expected to close later this year. “This acquisition brings together two synergistic areas,” analyst Holger Mueller said.

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Supreme Court Grants Federal Agents Broader Surveillance Authority


The U.S. Supreme Court last week approved a series of amendments to the federal rules of criminal procedure that would let judges issue search warrants for computers located outside their jurisdiction. Chief Justice John Roberts announced the changes in the Court’s interpretation of the rules. They would allow a judge to issue warrants to search remote sites where the exact location of a suspect was not known, but where the suspect might be hiding evidence electronically, for example.

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Hyperloop CEO: 'We're trying to make travel suck less'

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO Dirk Ahlborn says that the high-speed system could make public transport systems across the world faster and more cost effective.

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Windows drops below 90% market share for the first time in years; Windows 7 falls below 50%

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Microsoft’s total share of the operating system market has dropped below 90% for the first time in at least a decade. Windows 7 dipped below 50% as well last month, but it’s still the most popular Microsoft OS by a long shot.

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Woman ordered to unlock iPhone with fingerprint

Apple’s fight with the feds over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s phone has dominated the headlines, but a judge demanded a woman’s fingerprint be used to unlock her iPhone—a first in a federal court case, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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