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​Dell embraces open-source networking with new lines

AUSTIN, Texas — Dell Networking took several steps forward by introducing new capabilities and platforms for campus and data-center networking. Dell has its own Linux-based network switch operating system: OS10. Dell Yesterday, Dell Networking announced — in partnership with Verizon, Big Switch Networks, Dell, and Red Hat — that it ...

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AT&T's Q1 solid with help from DirecTV

AT&T delivered stronger than expected first quarter earnings as revenue jumped 24 percent due to the acquisition of DirecTV. The company reported first quarter net income of $3.8 billion, or 61 cents a share, on revenue of $40.5 billion, up 24 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings for the ...

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Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

Worldwide sales of smartphones declined year over year, from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, according to figures from analyst Strategy Analytics, which it says is the first time in the history of what it dubs the “modern smartphone market” that this has occurred. (It pegs this era as starting in 1996, the ...

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Internet for WAN. Is it real this time?

In the 90’s as we pondered the future of data networks, we came to the realisation that as most applications were based on IP, it made sense to offer IP-routed data connectivity for Wide Area Networking (WAN) solutions. The IP die had already been cast by via internet with the ...

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Rightspeed helps you devour audio books at a terrifying pace

Podcasts and audio books are enjoying tremendous popularity at the moment, and the fresh-off-the-app-presses app Rightspeed is a $2.99 iOS app that’s here to help you speed-listen your way through your audio library. Most audio book apps have the option to listen at 1.5x or faster, but have you ever wondered ...

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​OpenStack: The telecoms' cloud of choice

AUSTIN, TX — Six years ago, at the first OpenStack Summit, OpenStack started as an open-source infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud. It still is that, but telecom companies like AT&T and Verizon are moving not just their infrastructure but also their networks to OpenStack. To handle tomorrow’s network data load, AT&T is ...

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​Nvidia goes all in on AI

The idea of using GPUs for more than just fun and games is nothing new. It started with niche high-performance computing applications such as seismic data processing for oil and gas, fluid dynamics simulations and options pricing. But now Nvidia thinks it has found its killer app in the form ...

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