Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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EMC, VMware beat earnings forecasts ahead of Dell acquisition vote

On the eve of a shareholder vote on Dell Inc.’s proposed $60 billion acquisition of EMC Corp., both the storage company and especially its VMware Inc. computing virtualization unit reported better-than-expected second-quarter results. The results suggest Dell’s record high technology industry deal, which EMC shareholders are expected to vote to approve early Tuesday morning, will […]

Venture investment: steady as she goes, but early stage slows

Venture capitalists and other investors are still pouring lots of cash into startups despite a volatile stock market, according to a new report.

Amazon Web Services sharpens attack on traditional tech firms

Amazon.com Inc. stepped up its attack on the information technology industry today, offering some new cloud computing services along with pointed barbs at big traditional tech firms.

Cloud computing still shines in Europe despite Brexit

Despite worries from the U.K.’s Brexit vote, one part of the IT industry is likely to keep shining: cloud computing.

New trend from Marc Andreessen: Software programs the world

When the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz announced its fifth fund a month ago, Managing Director Scott Kupor said the theme for the $1.5 billion fund would remain the same as the previous four: Software is eating the world. The notion, articulated originally by cofounder Marc Andreessen (pictured) five years ago, is that software is disrupting […]

Big Data software companies battle for mainstream buyers

It’s not clear when or how Big Data software and the companies selling it will cross the chasm into mainstream corporate use.

Google buys video streaming firm Anvato to expand its cloud

Google added another small piece to its cloud platform today with the acquisition of video streaming company Anvato Inc. Anvato sells software that automates encoding, editing, publishing and distribution of video for companies such as NBCUniversal, Univision, Fox Sports and Media General. Google, whose cloud business still trails far behind those of Amazon.com and Microsoft, clearly hopes […]

Top HPE tech exec retires in latest reorg by CEO Meg Whitman

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. Chief Executive Meg Whitman is tightening the company’s executive ranks anew as Chief Technology Officer Martin Fink has announced his retirement.

Hadoop and beyond: A conversation with Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden

As the first big data company to go public, Hortonworks Inc. has been a natural target for both competitors and investors — never more than now. The Santa Clara (Calif.) company sells subscriptions and services for its Hortonworks Data Platform, which is built upon the open source software Apache Hadoop for storing, processing and analyzing […]

Finally, the first venture-backed tech IPO in months – but don’t expect many more just yet

Twilio goes public in first venture-backed IPO this year, but don’t expect many more anytime soon.