Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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As big deals and backlog grow, Red Hat delivers a turnaround quarter

Thanks to a growing number of million-dollar-plus deals and a fatter order backlog, Red Hat Inc. today reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue growth and issued a brighter outlook for the current quarter. The results for the open-source software pioneer’s quarter ended Feb. 28 mark a distinct turnaround from a disappointing third quarter that saw deals fall […]

Nvidia graphics chips accelerate their ascent to the cloud

Nvidia Corp. started out making graphics chips for gaming, and years ago it leveraged the processing power of those chips to sell into data centers as they became the go-to silicon to power the branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning. Now, graphics processing units are rapidly moving up into the cloud. Today, Nvidia announced […]

RingCentral takes new swing at unifying all our communications

With the traditional office phone at death’s door for years, many companies have tried to bring voice together with email and innumerable other messaging and collaboration apps. Today RingCentral Inc. is taking another crack at it. The 18-year-old cloud communications and collaboration company launched a number of new services, capped by a new user experience […]

Andrew Ng leaves chief scientist post at Baidu to take AI beyond tech

Andrew Ng, the onetime co-creator of the Google Brain research project who joined Baidu Inc. as its chief scientist in 2014, today said he’s leaving the Chinese tech giant to pursue his own work in artificial intelligence beyond the tech industry. “Baidu’s AI is incredibly strong, and the team is stacked up and down with […]

MetaX wields blockchain in bold bid to clean up digital advertising

It’s no secret that digital advertising is riddled with fraudsters and scammers who do everything from running phantom ads never viewed by a human being to injecting malware-laden ads into websites. That’s the problem that a startup called MetaX hopes to solve using blockchain, the distributed ledger technology behind bitcoin. Fraud and lack of transparency are […]

Cloud computing growth lifts Oracle’s profits, and its shares

Rapid growth in cloud computing revenues helped lift Oracle Corp.’s fortunes in its third fiscal quarter reported today, as its profits easily beat forecasts on a 2 percent rise in revenues. The Silicon Valley software giant reported a profit of 69 cents a share before certain costs such as stock compensation, up 7 percent from […]

Tech IPO train starts speeding up as Yext and Okta file for offerings

The long drought in technology initial public offerings looks to be easing as two more companies today filed registration papers to sell shares. New York-based Yext Inc., which makes software to help businesses manage their digital presence in online maps, directories and apps, said it plans to raise $100 million in an offering, though that […]

With a flurry of new cloud services, Google checks off more enterprise boxes

Google Inc. today unveiled an almost numbing array of new cloud security, data analytics and collaboration services in a continuing drive to convince big companies that they need to make the tech giant’s cloud computing services a core part of their operations. Among the new services were a raft of security hardware and software aimed […]

At Google’s cloud conference kickoff, it was all about the customers

Some 10,000 people came to Google’s annual Cloud Next conference for software developers and partners today in San Francisco to hear about new technologies. They didn’t get much of that. Instead, the tech giant spent much of a more than two-hour keynote presentation trotting out new customers of its cloud. The company clearly was seeking […]

Can Google’s cloud finally win a place in the enterprise?

When Google Inc. opens its three-day Cloud Next conference on Wednesday, its top executives will be showing off new services, partnerships and customers of its cloud computing service in hopes of stealing a march on the cloud’s reigning leaders, Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. But for the most important potential customers of its cloud services […]