We have had good success with our GPUs in high-performance computing, deep learning in hpc, deep learning, data analytics, remote work stations, said McHugh, a former Cisco executive who joined Nvidia six months ago.The Tesla M10 GPU has high user density when it comes to delivering apps such as Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows 10 operating system.Delivering business applications in a virtualized way is becoming more challenging because more businesses are using demanding graphics apps these days.The percentage of GPU-accelerated apps has more than doubled in the past five years, with half that growth coming in the first months of 2016 alone, according to a study by Lakeside Software.To provide the best user experience, these applications increasingly use OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as well as graphics technology from the data center.While the need for advanced GPU technology has commonly been associated with the usage of 3D applications, as enterprises make the move to software like Windows 10, Office 365, and other SaaS and web apps, IT departments will increasingly seek the benefits of GPU acceleration to provide everyday business tools to all of their users, said Robert Young, analyst for IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software at IDC, in a statement.Nvidia is teaming up with virtualization software companies, such as Citrix and VMware, to deliver a high-end virtualized app that runs as if it were being processed on a user s personal machine.The cost of running such virtual apps or remote desktop sessions is now down to less than $2 a month per user and, for virtual PCs, is less than $6 a month per user.The new Nvidia Grid software is available worldwide today, and the Tesla M10 will be generally available in the fall.Virtualized apps can now be delivered at a subscription price of about $10 per concurrent user, McHugh said, on the Nvidia Grid service.
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At its Google I/O developer conference, Google today is launching new tools that will make it easier for developers to have their apps do things with spreadsheets inside Google Sheets and presentations in Google Slides.Slides now has its own dedicated application programming interface API , and there is a second, more powerful Sheets API.This will not affect the existing Sheets API.The new Sheets API gives developers programmatic access to nearly all of the features a user can access in the Sheets web and mobile interfaces, Google Sheets product manager Tom Holman wrote in a blog post.The new Sheets API is available now, and the Slides API will come out in the next few months, Holman wrote.The enhancements make sense as Microsoft has been ramping up its Microsoft Graph for accessing data from Office 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and OneNote.The new API functionality isn t all that s new with Google Apps for developers.When the underlying data in the spreadsheet changes, an updated chart in the presentation is just one click away, Holman wrote.The corresponding functionality in Microsoft s Office applications is taking Excel charts and sticking them in Word or PowerPoint.People have been able to do both those things for a while.
LONDON—After satellite services providers Inmarsat PLC and Eutelsat Communications SA have worried investors with recent cuts to their sales outlook, the chief executive of rival SES SA on Wednesday said ample growth opportunities remain for his company.Shares in the Paris-based company plummeted 27% in price on the day and are down more than 32% for the month.But investors still appear to remain skeptical about the entire sector.Mr. Sabbagh is trying to persuade investors that SES isn t just buying and deploying satellites to provide capacity, but rather has managed to provide growth by tapping emerging demand, such as beaming more higher-definition television than has historically taken place.In a signal SES remains bullish about the industry s prospects, the company last month agreed to take a controlling stake in O3b Networks Ltd., which is deploying a fleet of spacecraft to beam high-speed Internet to remote locations.SES said it would spend $20 million to increase its stake from 49.1% to 50.5% and has taken a call option to acquire the rest of the stock for $710 million.
Photo: ReutersChinese internet giant Tencent Holdings saw net profit rise 33 per cent in the first quarter to 9.2 billion yuan HK$10.9 billion , but China s slowing economy may take its toll on the firm s online advertising revenue.In the past it took two meetings to nail down a certain amount of contract.The monthly number of people using WeChat rose 39 per cent year-on-year in the period to 762 million.In March the company introduced a 0.5 per cent transaction fee for users taking money out of the WeChat wallet, the app s popular online payment function that rivals Alibaba s Alipay.This relatively young business is still at an early, fast-growing.Chief strategy officer James Mitchell said the online video landscape is getting extremely competitive with new market entrants like LeTV.
Cisco Systems Inc. posted a 3.6% decrease in profit for its latest quarter, but the network-equipment maker s adjusted profit came in better than analysts expected and it gave a rosy outlook for the fourth quarter.As of Wednesday s close, they had fallen 5.2% in the past month.The San Jose, Calif., company, whose results are watched as an indicator of demand for corporate technology, has shown strength lately, and the company in February boosted its dividend and stock-buyout plans as it projected stronger-than-expected adjusted revenue for the third quarter.On Wednesday, Cisco said adjusted revenue grew 3%, compared with company expectations of 1% to 4% growth, though the top line did decline 1.1% overall when including the video business that Cisco separated in November.Still, there have been signs that weakening economic conditions have taken a toll on the businesses the company serves, as revenue from switching gear—its largest single business—has declined.Over all for the quarter ended April 30, Cisco reported earnings of $2.35 billion, or 46 cents a share, down from $2.44 billion, or 47 cents a share.
Salesforce.com Inc. CRM 1.43 % over 17 years has built an $8 billion business selling software as a service delivered over the Internet.The company has been especially effective at selling new products such as its Marketing Cloud digital marketing and analytics service to its existing customers, said Credit Suisse AG in a report issued this week.Salesforce said it would bring in between $1 and $1.02 a share in adjusted earnings during 2017.The multibillion-dollar revenue stream makes Salesforce a mature cloud-computing business by some measures, but its core businesses are still growing at a rapid clip, said Brent Thill, an analyst with UBS.It doesn t feel like they re middle-aged or aging, he said.With adjustments, they totaled 24 cents, a penny ahead of analyst expectations.
Colourbox Several scientific studies highlight the fact that the time in the open air celebration is good for your health. The United States has discovered that people spend most of their time indoors or in enclosed vehicles. As a company trips over this draft exit from the trend, a growing number of Americans have taken the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku practitioners. Shirin-Yoku is metsäkylpemistä, which means the outlook, scents, sounds and natural framework for self-sucking. I think about it, at which point the yoga was 30 years ago and where it is today, and I understand that the forest therapy is doing the same journey towards kultuurellista definition, through which it will become the mainstream, says forest therapy guide Ben Paige. Metsäkylvyt different from ordinary migrations, as in the metsäkylpyjen is expected to focus on the therapeutic effects of nature.
Cisco just reported its third quarter earnings and we're examining them now.It reported:EPS Q3 EPS $0.57 versus expectations of $0.55, that's a beat.Revenue of $12 billion versus expectations of $11.97 billion, another slight beat.Investors are also happy with Cisco's solid guidance.It expects the next quarter to show 0%-3% Y/Y growth which excludes the set-top business that Cisco sold and EPS of $0.59-$0.61.Analysts were expecting actual revenue to decline 3.3% and EPS of $0.58.The stock is up about 5% in after hours trading.Here's the full press release.Cisco Reports Third Quarter EarningsSolid Quarter Driven by Strong Execution; Continued Strong Margins and Momentum in Growth AreasQ3 Revenue : $12.0 billionGrowth of 3% year over year -- Q3 guidance was 1% to 4% growth year over year normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q3 2015 Q3 Earnings per Share: $0.46 GAAP; $0.57 non-GAAPQ4 Guidance:Revenue: 0% - 3% growth year over year normalized to exclude the SP Video CPE Business for Q4 2015 Earnings per Share: GAAP $0.48 - $0.53; Non-GAAP: $0.59 to $0.61Cisco today reported third quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2016."We delivered a strong Q3, executing well despite the challenging environment," said Chuck Robbins, Cisco chief executive officer.A reconciliation between net income and EPS on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis is provided in the table following the Consolidated Statements of Operations.Cisco continued to build a greater mix of recurring revenue as reflected in deferred revenue.Days Sales Outstanding in Accounts Receivable DSO -- was 33 days at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with 33 days at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2016, and compared with 37 days at the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2015.Other Financial HighlightsIn the third quarter of fiscal 2016, Cisco declared and paid a cash dividend of $0.26 per common share, or $1.3 billion.The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases under this program is approximately $16.2 billion with no termination date.AcquisitionsDuring the third quarter of fiscal 2016, Cisco completed the following acquisitions:Jasper Technologies -- provides a cloud-based Internet of Things IoT service platform to help enterprises and service providers launch, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale.Acano -- provides on-premises and cloud-based video infrastructure and collaboration software.Synata -- will enable us to deliver search capabilities for collaboration cloud applications.Leaba -- a fabless semiconductor company whose semiconductor expertise is expected to help to accelerate Cisco'snext generation product portfolio and bring new capabilities to the market faster.CliQr -- provides an application-defined cloud orchestration platform that is expected to help Cisco customers simplify and accelerate their private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.Business Outlook for Q4 Fiscal 2016 Cisco estimates that GAAP EPS will be $0.48 to $0.53 which is lower than non-GAAP EPS by $0.08 to $0.11 per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 as follows: Q4 2016 Share-based compensation expense $0.05-$0.06Amortization of purchased intangible assets and other acquisition-related/divestiture costs 0.03- 0.05 Total $0.08-$0.11 Share-based compensation expense is expected to impact Cisco's results of operations in similar proportions as the third quarter of fiscal 2016.
The money s starting to flow into Instagram.Thanks to the visual social network s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based promotion.For influential Instagram users seeking to cash in on the size and engagement levels of their followings, the outlook couldn t be brighter.Let s take a look at three emerging platforms that offer compelling monetization approaches.
I am always looking for things to write about and PR firms are helping me to do my job.Don t send me an email addressed Dear James or Dear Phyllis when my name is Gene.I think we can agree on that answer.How about a subject line like: Your Dog May Die Young Because You Didn t Read This or This Food Is Probably Killing Your Dog And You Don t Even Know It.Help me make more money and better my dreary life with the expertise that you have.No one likes to get unsolicited emails, particularly if they re just a sales promotion for a product or a client you re pitching .
IT giant Microsoft has adopted a new policy aimed weapon at what the company describes as "terrorist content". In a blog post now describes how the type of content will be removed in including gaming network X-box live, email service Outlook, and its document-sharing service. Users will be able to report any terrorist content, but Microsoft is also developing technology that searches for and select content such as images, audio and video. According to the post is "terrorist content" such as published by or in support of the organizations of the United Nations terrorist list and that depict violence, inciting violence, supports terrorist organizations or acts of terrorism, and calls for the connection of terrorist groups. Search Engine Bing is not covered by the new policy, then the company in this case refers to freedom of expression. Get the news you're going to talk about in your Facebook feed - like Metro Sweden
Web/Chrome/Android/iOS: We ve shown you how to encrypt your email with PGP, but it can be daunting to get started with.Passlok is a webapp, mobile app, and Chrome app that makes the process easy, and there s a Chrome extension that even integrates with Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and others.The video above is your classic Alice and Bob want to exchange secret messages scenario, narrated by Passlok creator Francisco Ruiz, Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.He walks through using Passlok to create a lock and key for secure messaging, and then sending the lock to others so they can send in secure messages for which only you have the key—it s an apt description of how PGP works, just couched in how Passlok does the job.Passlok itself, available for iOS, Android, as a webapp, and as a Chrome app, works on its own without really installing anything, so you can generate your key and use it to lock and unlock messages freely without saving anything on your computer useful for loaner or work PCs or by installing the app and using it for messages you receive or send on your own devices.Best of all, Passlok is open source, so you can deliver feedback on how the app works directly to the developer, file issues or bugs you run into, or if you re a developer yourself, contribute to the project.
Reuters – With the world growing more concerned about attacks by militant groups on civilians, Microsoft on Friday outlined new policies to crack down what it called terrorist content on some of its consumer services.In a blog post, the company said it would ban what it called terrorist content on some services such as gaming tool Xbox Live, the consumer version of its Outlook email service, and its consumer documents-sharing service.But for its search engine Bing, Microsoft cited free expression and said it would remove links only when that is required of search providers under local law.We will consider terrorist content to be material posted by or in support of organizations included on the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List that depicts graphic violence, encourages violent action, endorses a terrorist organization or its acts, or encourages people to join such groups, the blog post said.The steps illustrate the tough predicament many companies face balancing public safety with individual rights.The issue came to the fore after Apple and the U.S. government clashed over whether federal authorities could force Apple to create software to unlock a phone used by a shooter in the San Bernardino attacks last year.Ultimately, the government paid a third party to unlock the phone.The events of the past few months are a strong reminder that the Internet can be used for the worst reasons imaginable, Microsoft said in its post.Microsoft said users can use an online form to recommend removal of content.Use this Web form to report content posted by or in support of a terrorist organization that depicts graphic violence, encourages violent action, endorses a terrorist organization or its acts, or encourages people to join such groups, the instructions read.Microsoft said it would provide information on how to counter negative content, a policy adopted by another technology giant: Facebook.The social-media service this year announced a tool it calls counter speech, encouraging activists to counter extremist views with posts promoting tolerance.Last year, Facebook updated its guidelines to prohibit advocacy of terrorist activity, organized criminal activity or promoting hate.Social media site Twitter suspended 125,000 accounts, most of which it believed were linked to the militant Islamic State group.
SAM Labs, a London-based startup, wants to educate everyone on the Internet of Things IoT , by providing an easy-to-learn programming platform and tools to let people be creative.See Also: School wearables to surge over the next five yearsSAM Labs offers a variety of development kits that provide components like a button, an LED light, a motor, a slider, and a buzzer.Being able to show the capabilities of IoT, all the while allowing kids to explore their creative side, could be a real winner in the education market.Outside of education, Horn sees removing the barriers to coding and IoT as a pivotal step, if we re ever going to see a major surge in computer scientists and engineers in the workplace.It could also provide engineers with a new outlook on IoT and hardware development, according to Horn.Accessibility has been a key factor in all tech revolutions over the past 50 years, so SAM Labs efforts in combination with more money being invested into edu-tech could make the next generation of learners as adept in coding as they are in English, maths, and science.
Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort through the good and the bad.If you need something to watch and don t want to wade through the endless sea of digital muck that washes up on the internet s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies worth a watch.Lucky Louie is a multi-camera sitcom in the style of All in the Family, and Louis lack of control on the show and its eventual outcome is what made him fight so hard for complete creative control over his current series.Louie plays much more of a sad sack than the usual sitcom patriarchs here, and the show s grim outlook on marriage makes it a bit more interesting than it TV predecessors.The show follows Nucky Thompson Steve Buscemi , treasurer of Atlantic County, New Jersey, who uses his position to control the city s finances and its drug trade during Prohibition.Though she does not recognize him, Magallanes cannot forget his role in what happened to her.
Frustrated by the difficulty of finding dates while living in London, Dutchman David Vermeulen started InnerCircle, a matchmaking website focused on highly educated singles.The concept was initially set-up in such a way that we could easily roll-out internationally.His site is now available in five cities and has 93,000 approved suitors, with another 95,000 on a waiting list.Amsterdam has become a preferred destination for companies aiming to start small and grow into the broader European market.And the Dutch government has earmarked 100 million euros through 2019 to give an extra boost to startups it decides have the potential to grow and create jobs.Amsterdam s global outlook pulled in John Staunton, an Irishman who in 2013 co-founded Countr, an application that helps store owners manage cash registers.When it started in 1996, the company only worked with hotels in the Netherlands, but it soon noticed customers were searching for reservations in Spanish beach towns and other vacation spots abroad.In 2005, competitor Priceline.com bought the company for $133 million, and last year, the Netherlands accounted for two-thirds of Priceline s $9 billion in revenue.Startups intending to focus on a single market would do better in France, Germany or the U.K., said Pepijn Rijvers, Booking.com s chief marketing officer.
As terrorist organizations increasingly turn to the internet as an effective recruitment and propaganda tool, more companies are introducing policies to combat the problem.The latest big firm to fight back against online terrorist content is Microsoft, which has now officially banned the material from its consumer services, including Outlook, Xbox Live, and Docs.While there is no universally accepted definition of terrorist content, Microsoft considers it to be material posted by or in support of organizations included on the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List that depicts graphic violence, encourages violent action, endorses a terrorist organization or its acts, or encourages people to join such groups.Microsoft isn t going at this alone; the company said it will be partnering with others who are working to tackle the same issues.If the company agrees that it is terrorist content, it will be taken down.Censoring any search engine results is always a contentious issue.
Poll members of the tech and gaming press about their experiences with trade shows like the Consumer Electronics Show or the Electronic Entertainment Expo and you ll likely hear one of two things – either it s an amazing time shared with industry friends or it s a dreadful, work-filled week I say week because there s more to covering a trade show than just the advertised three or four days of the actual show .Whatever the outlook, the one thing that media, analysts and so forth have in common is that they can actually get into these events.The general public – even the biggest of super fans – are denied admission to these industry-only gatherings.With E3 just around the corner, the Entertainment Software Association ESA on Monday announced a new public event specifically for gaming fans.A full list of companies and celebrities participating in the event is pending although as of writing, we know that Alienware, Facebook / Oculus, Frito-Lay, HTC Vive, Loot Crate, Monster, Twitch, Ubisoft and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will all be involved.Tickets are limited and the ESA is expecting a sellout so if you re interested in going, I d recommend grabbing your tickets ASAP.
Currently, Comparably has tens of thousands of anonymous ratings for hundreds of companies.What makes Comparably s platform for employee reviews unique is the ability to sort reviews by things like race, gender and years worked at the company.If you take a look at Google, for example, you ll see that 92% of white people report the company having a positive work environment, compared to 88% of Asian people, 75% of black people, 75% of Hispanic people and a whopping zero percent of Native American people.It would be great if your gender or race didn t affect your experience at a company, but since it does, being able to see what it s like to work somewhere for someone of a certain race, gender, sexuality and disability status is important.I asked Jason Nazar, the founder of Comparably, if it s safe to call Comparably a direct Glassdoor competitor.Company pages give you an overview of the executive rating, quality of co-workers, future outlook, etc.