Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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Amazon Web Services fires back at rivals with new cloud AI and database features

Firing new shots at cloud computing rivals such as Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp., Amazon Web Services today checked off more boxes to make it easier for large enterprises to develop cutting-edge applications and move them to its cloud. Inc.’s cloud computing operation unveiled a raft of new services, including faster access to data […]

With new VR and AR services, Facebook dives deeper into virtual worlds – and the real world

In an apparent concession that virtual and augmented reality are taking longer than expected to blossom, Facebook Inc. today announced a raft of more pragmatic VR and AR services and partnerships that it hopes will jumpstart both. For one, the company today at its F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, announced Facebook Spaces (pictured), […]

Video collections and automated video ads are coming to Flipboard

In its first big foray into video, the news aggregation app and website Flipboard Inc. today launched video packages from major publishers and said it will let advertisers run industry-standard video ads. Although the company, which aggregates material from selected online publishers and presents them in curated and user-created magazines, has had video, of course, […]

Amid new controversy, Mark Zuckerberg will lay out Facebook’s future at F8 developer conference

Facebook Inc.’s annual F8 conference is usually a coming-out for new technologies from the social network. This year, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has some other concerns to deal with too. The conference for developers, which runs Tuesday and Wednesday in San Jose, California, is naturally focused on geeky stuff such as the evolution of app […]

MoneyTree Report: a glimmer of hope amid stagnant startup funding

Venture capitalists are perennial optimists, so it’s no surprise that a new report on their activity due out early Wednesday manages to find a glimmer of hope among the stagnant numbers. According to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and CB Insights, investment in U.S.-based venture-backed companies rose in the first quarter from the […]

Why venture capitalists are hitting the pause button on tech investment

Tech investors and startups alike had hoped the new year would bring a revival in venture investments and initial public offerings that began slowing down last year. No such luck. According to two new reports this week, and likely a third report due out next week, both venture-backed investments and IPOs are continuing to fall. […]

Google and partners to build undersea Internet cable from Australia to Asia

Nobody’s doing fewer Internet searches or watching fewer YouTube videos. So it’s no surprise that Google Inc., like other big Internet companies such as Facebook Inc., is laying more and more fiber optic cables under the world’s oceans to handle the ever-increasing traffic. Today, Google announced plans to invest in a new cable called Indigo […]

Snowflake raises $100M funding round to grow its cloud data warehouse

Hoping to expand its efforts to vault past traditional data warehouses in the era of big data and the cloud, Snowflake Computing Inc. today announced a massive $100 million late-stage funding round from a half-dozen new and existing investors. The Series D round was led by Iconiq Capital, the secretive investment advisory firm for Facebook […]

With new website, Google opens up about how it does open source

Google Inc. never misses an opportunity to tout its open-source chops, pointing out that it has contributed many technologies for public use. Today, it’s launching a new website to showcase those efforts — and maybe serve as a guide for other companies looking to dive into open source development. The site, at, brings together […]

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 […]