Cisco’s CFO, Kelly Kramer, tells Barron’s the transition of the company to more “recurring revenue,” including software subscriptions, is proceeding nicely, even if some bears seem to always think it’s not happening fast enough. A nice highlight of Cisco’s quarterly results is the return to growth in its network switch sales for corporate “campus” networks, […]
THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust
This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Blockchain isn’t just for bankers anymore. Most of the buzz around the distributed ledger has focused on its uses in finance, where it originated. But one of the most promising […]
Tech companies, large and small, are scrambling with last-minute preparations for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect May 25.
Enlarge / Usernames, passwords, emails, and phone numbers of thousands of users of a system designed to investigate prisoners’ phone calls were allegedly exposed in a hack, details leaked to Motherboard suggest. (credit: Securus Technologies) Securus Technologies—the company that provides a geolocation service used for cell phone tracking by law enforcement agencies—has been hacked, exposing […]
Facebook owns the world. Tencent owns China. As it turns out, each market is worth about the same when it comes to the social media business. Facebook and Tencent both generated almost the same amount of revenue in the first three months of the year. And, as this chart from Statista shows, Tencent’s three main […]
There’s even more evidence that a drug derived from marijuana offers a significant health benefit (GWPH)
A drug derived from marijuana to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug, called Epidiolex, contains a compound in cannabis that is not responsible for a high called CBD. In its third positive clinical trial, the drug appeared to reduce the number […]
The internet is aflame about whether a robotic-sounding recording says “yanny” or “laurel.” Speech scientists say there’s a simple reason for the audio trickery that has to do with the way our brains learn to quickly decipher vowels and words. The recording seems to be a slightly altered version of vocabulary.com’s pronunciation aide for the word […]
A Tesla board member was ousted from his venture capital firm amid sexual harassment allegations — now there are calls for him to be booted from the automaker too (TSLA)
Steve Jurvetson, a member of Tesla’s board since 2009, has been on a leave of absence for six months. Proxy firm Glass Lewis is advising shareholders to boot him from his position due to the absence. There is also pressure from investors to remove the board’s director, as well as CEO Elon Musk’s brother. Follow […]
The government has approved the first treatment for a key factor in the drug overdose crisis, which kills more people than car crashes
More than 63,000 Americans died of opioid drug overdoses last year, more than the number killed in car crashes. On Wednesday, the FDA approved the first drug designed to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can be painful and hook users in a potentially deadly cycle of addiction. The drug is called Lucemyra and […]
In the latest news of the net neutrality fight, the Senate approved a resolution that will attempt to reverse the FCC’s act of deregulating the Internet.