Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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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 […]

Marc Andreessen joins board of cloud communications startup Dialpad

You probably haven’t heard of Dialpad Inc. Marc Andreessen intends to change that. The well-known venture capitalist and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz today joined the board of Dialpad, a San Francisco-based startup that’s aiming to kill the traditional desk phone with its entirely cloud-based phone and communications system. Its founder and chief executive is […]

Who needs text chat? HipChat debuts link to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant

Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo, the smart speaker with a Star Trek-style intelligent voice assistant called Alexa, is still something of a novelty for consumers to ask about the weather forecast or order products. Now it’s finding its way into the office. HipChat, the team chat application owned by Atlassian Corp. PLC, today announced a connection between […]

Despite surging cloud business, Amazon’s profits miss forecasts

Despite continuing strength in the cloud computing business that has buoyed profits for the past year or more, Amazon.com Inc. today reported third-quarter profits that missed analysts’ expectations. The Seattle-based online retailer and cloud giant said it earned a profit of $252 million, or 52 cents per share. That was way above the 17 cents […]

Google beats earnings forecasts on mobile ads, YouTube and a wisp of cloud

Bolstered by ads on smartphones and YouTube, Google Inc. parent company Alphabet Inc. posted a 23 percent jump in profits on a similar rise in revenues for its third quarter. The company said it earned a profit before certain expenses such as stock compensation of $9.06 a share, up from $7.35 a year ago, on […]

Apple shares drop despite better-than-expected iPhone sales, Q1 outlook

Despite slowing sales of iPhones as consumers waited for new models, Apple Inc. today reported better-than-expected sales of the devices and forecast current-quarter results higher than Wall Street is forecasting. Still, it’s clear that Apple is still struggling with a broad decline in smartphone sales, which make up two-thirds of its overall revenues, as consumers […]

Microsoft shares hit all-time high as cloud revenues soar

Microsoft Corp.’s cloud computing revenues shot up 116 percent, providing a big boost to fiscal first quarter earnings, the company reported today. Shares of Microsoft rose nearly 6 percent to reach an all-time high of about $60.60 in after-hours trading on the results, surpassing a record high of $59.56 set back in 1999. The software and […]

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: ‘Great opportunities’ and great challenges for women in tech

Women have made great strides working their way into technical positions at companies, but there’s still a very long way to go before they reach parity with men, especially in leadership positions. All that will surprise no one, but breakthrough executives such as IBM Corp. Chief Executive Ginni Rometty (above) shared a raft of anecdotes […]