Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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Dialpad reveals new momentum behind its drive to kill the desk phone

San Francisco-based startup Dialpad Inc. today is revealing new evidence that its mission to kill the traditional desk phone with a cloud-based phone and communications system is taking off. The company said it has added some 10,000 new customers in the past six months, bringing the total to 35,000. Among those added to the roster […]

New Marketo CEO Steve Lucas: Massive consolidation is coming to marketing tech

As the ad tech boom of the past decade has wound down to a roll-up battle among tech giants ranging from Google Inc. to Inc. to Oracle Corp., marketing technology has emerged as the next battleground. That’s one of several reasons Steve Lucas (left), who joined Marketo Inc. as chief executive in October, thinks martech […]

Who needs drivers? It’s all about autonomous cars at the Detroit auto show

From an idea that seemed crazy just a couple of years ago, autonomous cars and related technologies have suddenly emerged as the prime focus of automotive activity, from Silicon Valley to Detroit to Tokyo and Beijing. To get a sense of what’s behind the technology and how automakers, suppliers and startups are pushing into the […]

The new normal in venture capital: Tech deals and funding fall sharply

Venture capitalists are taking a breather from the overheated pace of investment they set a couple of years ago. A slowdown in venture funding that began early last year is now glaringly apparent, according to the quarterly “MoneyTree Report” to be released Wednesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and CB Insights. It wasn’t until the third quarter that […]

Silicon Valley Friday Show: Poor security helped elect Trump. It also could tank the tech industry

Silicon Valley companies may be partly to blame for allowing Russia to exert undue influence on the U.S. presidential election, thanks to gaps in data security in a wide range of information technology products created in and around the Valley. Even President-elect Donald Trump, who some observers say benefited from Russian hacking of Democratic Party […]

Pushing ‘mixed reality’ at CES, Intel sets Q4 release of Alloy VR headset

Hoping to latch onto a potential growth market, Intel Corp. today sought to show how its processor chips can drive the coming explosion of virtual reality experiences. Speaking at an unusual press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show, which gave reporters a chance to view demos through high-end Oculus Rift VR headsets, Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich […]

Predictions 2017: Cloud gets edgy, AI invades enterprise, voice takes off and M&A explodes

As if 2016 weren’t volatile enough for the technology industry, the coming year is likely to be even more interesting, thanks to everything from an unpredictable new U.S. president to a confluence of trends ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality to the continued rise of the cloud. This is the latest in a series […]

Red Hat’s shares plunge on revenue shortfall and its CFO is leaving

Red Hat Inc. just hit a rough patch, and it may take the open-source enterprise software bellwether at least another quarter to dig its way out. That’s the upshot of third-quarter earnings reported today. Revenues for the quarter ended Nov. 30 came in below analysts’ estimates, and the company’s fourth-quarter outlook also missed expectations. As […]

Here’s why IPOs could heat up in 2017, especially for enterprise startups

Next year could see the flurry of new initial public offerings of stock, including some top prospects in enterprise and cloud technologies, that were supposed to happen in 2016 but didn’t materialize. That’s according to a new report out today from the venture capital research firm CB Insights. Of course, there was a healthier number […]

Despite cloud growth, Oracle revenues fall just short of estimates

Oracle Corp. today showed more progress in its drive to become a leading player in cloud computing, but it fell short of analysts’ expectations for its fiscal second-quarter revenues. As a result, in trading after the market close, Oracle’s shares were falling about 2 percent. In regular trading today, shares declined a small fraction of […]