Overall revenue rose 12% to $32.5 billion in the quarter, Microsoft said Wednesday, while GAAP earnings per share came in at $1.08 a share, or a penny below estimates. Revenue was also below Wall Street estimates by $40 million.Microsoft 's stock fell nearly 4% in after hours trading on the earnings report, despite the fact that its numbers fell short of forecasts by a small amount. Part of that selloff may have been due to the slowdown in Azure 's growth. Azure revenue grew by 76% last quarter, down from 98% a year earlier.
Life to date, they;ve stolen roughly $1 billion worth of digital currencies, says security firm Chainalysis, which spent three months tracking transactions.The two groups, according to the report, are responsible for 60% of all publicly reported crypto hacks, which often involve tens or hundreds of millions dollars worth of coins being taken from exchanges. But while some of their methods are similar, others are wildly different.
The Obstacle Tower game and challenge was revealed on Monday by AI researchers from Unity Technologies, an emerging player in technology for the video game industry. The goal is to encourage researchers to use the game to test the capabilities of AI technologies like deep learning, which computer scientists use to train computers to understand images like dogs in photos.The hope is that the AI techniques developed by researchers who participate in the Obstacle Tower Challenge could eventually be used to improve self driving cars or cutting edge robots, said Unity s vice president of AI and machine learning Danny Lange.
One of this year;s biggest health data breaches was reportedly linked to an American citizen and didn;t even occur in this country, according to Bloomberg.More than 14,000 people with HIV, and 2,400 of their contacts, were reportedly "illegally disclosed online " in Singapore as part of a cyber attack the health ministry says was perpetrated by U.S. citizen Mikhy Farrera Brochez.
The amount is subject to change, according to the aide, who said Democrats may make a proposal in a letter to Trump later this week. In past proposals, Democrats concept of border security has included infrastructure, more immigration judges and aid to Central American countries. We are prepared to spend a very substantial sum of money for border security, second ranking House Democrat Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday without giving details on the planned letter.
The third largest carrier had the fastest network on average for downloading data in the fourth quarter, according to research firm OpenSignal, which measures mobile data speeds via an app test used by hundreds of thousands of ordinary consumers. Nationally, T Mobile customers who used the test had an average download speed of 21.1 megabits per second on 4G connections, followed by Verizon at 20.9 Mbps. AT amp;T was third at 17.8 Mbps and Sprint trailed at 13.9 Mbps.The averages for all four carriers were slightly better than in 2017.
The move is designed to keep page managers from skirting Facebook bans by using pages they already manage to re post the content Facebook removed from their shuttered pages and groups. Facebook;s crackdown on misinformation networks comes one week after it announced the the removal of 364 pages that originated in Russia and were engaged in ;coordinated, inauthentic behavior.;In a blog post, Facebook said it will enforce the policy by looking at "a broad set of information, " including whether the page has a similar name or the same administrators as a page that has been removed.
Microsoft has been moving away from its failed venture into the smartphone market for some time now. Most recently, the company told current users of Windows Phone models very plainly, they should give it up as well. "With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices, " a Windows 10 Mobile end of support page read. The page was first spotted by technology news site Thurrott.
In a Facebook post, Boo;s owners informed the dog;s 16 million fans that he had died in his sleep. "Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort, " his owners wrote. "We know that Buddy was the first to greet him on the other side of that rainbow bridge, and this is likely the most excited either of them have been in a long time. "
The 22 page assessment delivered to Congress on Thursday says about two thirds of 79 mission essential military installations in the U.S. that were reviewed are vulnerable to current or future flooding, with more than half vulnerable to current or future drought. About half also are at risk from wildfires, including the threat of mudslides and erosion from rains following the blazes. The effects of a changing climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to DOD missions, operational plans and installations, Defense Department spokeswoman Heather Babb said in an email.
Gates wrote that after leaving the helm of Microsoft, the technology corporation he co founded in 1975, to commit all of his time to philanthropy with a focus on disease and poverty, he had expected his success rate to stay about the same. ;Discovering a new vaccine, I figured, would be just as hard as discovering the next tech unicorn,; he wrote. It turns out that vaccines are much harder to get right.Over the past 20 years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund; and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. These organizations deliver drugs to developing countries and generally help make vaccines more accessible. Quantifying the value of that work, Gates wrote that those investments have created an estimated $200 billion in economic and social benefits.
The average song length on the Billboard Hot 100 chart is now 20 seconds shorter than it was five years ago, clocking in at three minutes, 30 seconds.It has nothing to do with artists having less to say or complex focus groups showing shorter audience attention spans. Blame it all on streaming music services.
Fractal Analytics, a provider of AI to Fortune 500 clients, received a USD200m minority investment from Funds advised by Apax Partners.
9To5Mac reports customers who have either the Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited plans will receive the streaming music service at no additional cost. This is not the free trial the service currently offers, according to the site, but a full subsidized subscription.Verizon did not immediately reply to Fortune #8216;s requests for comment.
CBS said Trump will speak for no longer than eight minutes, The Hill reported. Networks to broadcast the presidential address include CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS and Fox broadcast network, CNN Business reported.After Trump speaks, congressional Democratic leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), will be given time for their rebuttal, according to a CNN Tweet.
Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey, 59, is due to appear in court at 4pm (GMT) today, January 7, 2019.The House of Cards star will stand in front of a judge in Nantucket, Massachusetts over accusations he sexually assaulted an 18 year old man in a bar in 2016.
The company;s ability to provide better forecasts worldwide will be highlighted by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty when she delivers the keynote address at this year;s Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday. The Global High Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System, or GRAF, will use IBM supercomputers to aggregate data from millions of sources, including the smartphones of Weather Channel app users (on an opt in basis), to more accurately predict the weather. GRAF will be rolled out later this year.The company, which owns The Weather Channel, has its own interests in improving forecasting, but Rometty reminded USA Today that IBM is also involved in more day to day transactions than consumers typically realize: "Your ATM doesn t work without us, you can t get an airline ticket without us, you cannot charge your car through your gas without us, you (won t have a) supply at Walmart without us. We really are underneath almost all of it. "
IBM;s latest patent haul, which topped the 9,043 it received last year, includes a growing number of inventions related to artificial intelligence and quantum computing, which many people see as critical technologies of the future.Here is the full list of the leading 2018 patent recipients:
As he browsed digital store shelves last month in search of an aromatherapy diffuser, entrepreneur David Berger had a single requirement for his wife s Christmas gift: It had to work with Amazon.com Inc. s Alexa software. She s really into making the house smell beautiful, and I m really into Alexa, says Berger who lives in Weston, Connecticut. So this is a great gift for both of us.
Sixteen of the top 100 movies produced last year were made by black directors, a historically high figure that shows Hollywood can improve diversity, according the annual report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. However, only one of those directors was a woman: Ava DuVernay, who helmed A Wrinkle in Time. That s one of many signs of slow progress for women and Asians, the study said, with a scant percentage of directing jobs going to those groups over the past dozen years. That was especially true for women of color.The progress for African American men in Hollywood comes after years of pressure. The #OscarsSoWhite campaign that emerged in 2015 drove the motion picture academy to increase the diversity of its membership by highlighting awards shows that routinely overlook noteworthy performances by black actors. Against the backdrop of sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood, the new Annenberg report shows women continue to confront a lack of opportunity.