Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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Coupa Software shares rise as first post-IPO earnings report beats forecast

Coupa Software Inc. easily beat earnings expectations today in its first quarterly report since going public in October. The maker of cloud-based software to help companies manage their spending saw its shares rise more than 7 percent in after-hours trading following the third-quarter report. That came after a drop of 1.5 percent in regular trading, […]

Greengrass and Snowmobiles: Amazon Web Services brings the cloud back to Earth

In a major expansion of its ambitions to lead the next era of computing, Amazon.com Inc. today announced a number of initiatives intended to bring cloud computing down to Earth. The company’s Amazon Web Services unit, which provides storage, computing and related services over the Internet to nearly 5 million companies and organizations, unveiled several […]

Intel intensifies bid to lead AI era with new chips, software, partnerships

Doubling down on an already big bet on artificial intelligence, Intel Corp. today announced a series of new hardware and software products and partnerships intended to position itself as the key driver for what it believes is the next wave of computing. “We want to drive the AI computing era,” Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich […]

Cisco shares fall over 5 percent on downbeat outlook

Still contending with a difficult transition from its core networking hardware to software and security services, Cisco Systems Inc. today reported slightly better-than-expected profits on nearly flat revenues but forecasted lower earnings in the current quarter. The maker of networking gear and software earned a profit for the first quarter of its fiscal 2017 of […]

To boost its cloud, Google doubles down on machine learning for enterprises

As Google Inc. aims to catch up in cloud computing with leaders Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, it’s doubling down on what is arguably its biggest technology advantage: the branch of artificial intelligence called machine learning. Today the search giant announced a series of new machine learning services and features available through its cloud […]

Hortonworks moves into Amazon Web Services’ cloud

In another sign of the ever-fuzzier line between the corporate data center and the cloud, big data software company Hortonworks Inc. today announced that its data handling and analysis software is now available on Amazon.com’s Inc. cloud computing service. The Hortonworks Data Cloud for Amazon Web Services was announced in a technical preview in June […]

Nvidia shares soar as sales of its graphics chips crush forecasts

Strong sales of graphics chips for gaming, artificial intelligence and autos helped Nvidia Corp. nearly double earnings in its third quarter, driving shares up almost 16 percent in after-hours trading Thursday. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based maker of graphics processing unit chips said revenues rose 54 percent, to $2 billion. Net profit jumped to $542 million, […]

In era of cloud giants, venture capitalists still want to invest in enterprise startups

Despite the inexorable advance of cloud computing giants into data centes and enterprise technologies, venture capitalists are still betting that startups in storage, networking, databases and other enterprise products have plenty of opportunity to thrive. OK, so maybe it’s no surprise VCs, who are paid to find startups to invest in, insist that, yes, of […]

Hortonworks shares jump as revenues top forecasts

Big data leader Hortonworks Inc. managed to win back at least some investors’ confidence today with third-quarter earnings that beat revenue expectations despite a somewhat higher-than-forecast loss. The company, whose software helps companies collect and analyze massive amounts of data across networks of computers, reported a loss of $40.2 million, or 68 cents a share, […]

Mobile ads drive soaring Facebook earnings, but investors worry about 2017

Facebook Inc. again crushed Wall Street earnings estimates today, thanks to all those video ads you’re watching on your smartphone. But investors worry if the good times will last. The social network reported yet another better-than-expected quarter — cementing, along with search giant Google Inc., a growing duopoly in online advertising. The chief driver was mobile […]