Robert Hof

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What social network? Messaging, live video to star at Facebook’s F8

Facebook may still be a social network, but its not-too-distant future belongs squarely in two other forms of online interaction: messaging and live video.

Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy is now a CEO

As if it weren’t already obvious that’s Web services business is a bonafide blockbuster, the company has cemented the reality by elevating its boss’ title. Andy Jassy’s position will change from senior vice president to chief executive of Amazon Web Services. At the same time, Amazon has given the same CEO title for its ...

Toyota’s ‘guardian angel’ cars will be supercomputers on wheels

Unconvinced that fully autonomous cars are ready for the road, Toyota is taking a more measured approach toward a “guardian angel” car that would seize control only when an accident is imminent.

IBM aims to make Watson – and all of computing – a little more human

Five years after its Watson supercomputer beat the champions of Jeopardy, IBM aims to help the poster boy of artificial intelligence become a little more human. This year, IBM will focus on a number of technologies intended to enable Watson to detect emotions in written human communications, Rob High, chief technology officer at IBM’s Watson ...

Nvidia CEO bets on artificial intelligence as the future of computing

Nvidia became famous for its graphics processing unit chips that power some of the hottest gaming personal computers. Today, Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang signaled that he’s aiming even higher in a bid to reinvent the data center and cloud computing. The company announced a new chip and a new computers both focused on artificial intelligence, ...

In conversation: CEO Tom Reilly makes the case for Cloudera

In an interview with SiliconANGLE, Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly said he has no intention to sell the company, instead looking to IPO once the market settles down and the company gets closer to profitability.

Intel doubles down on cloud push, but will it be enough?

Intel today introduced new chips, solid-state drives and other new technologies and partnerships to make cloud computing easier for thousands of new companies.

New machine learning service could be Google’s key cloud weapon

Google today introduced a set of cloud machine learning services intended to help it make a bigger splash in cloud computing vs. bigger rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Google’s aggressive new bid to move ahead in the cloud

Google will trot out cloud computing chief Diane Greene and a raft of new features at its global user conference starting Wednesday, in an effort to catch up to Amazon and Microsoft.

Remembering Intel’s Andy Grove, dead at 79: the legend and the man

Andy Grove, the onetime Intel president, CEO and chairman who died Mar. 21, will be remembered not only for his business accomplishments but for applying his relentless intellect to causes such as US manufacturing jobs and Parkinson's research.