This Tech IPO Is the Latest to Limit Rights of Small Investors

Super voting rights are a concern. When data center operator Switch goes public on Friday it will be the latest tech firm using special shares to limit the rights of minority investors, making it ineligible for inclusion in the S&P 500 under new rules meant to deter such practices. The Las Vegas company, run by […] Read more »

3 Free New Blade Runner Prequels Prime Audiences for This Week's Release

With Blade Runner 2049 ready to premier on October 26, marketers are pulling out all the stops to bring in the bodies. Advance reviews are great, but why take chances? So the studio commissioned and has released three free shorts that fill in some of the story gaps in the 30 years that were supposed […] Read more »

Uniti Group: I Just Bought Shares Of This 16% Yielder

I take a lot of pride in the fact that my portfolio has never experienced a dividend cut. I came close once with KMI, but I managed to sell the position before the cut was announced. I spend a lot of my time during the due diligence process focusing on dividend-related metrics with a specific […] Read more »

Everything You Need to Watch on TV This Fall—From 'Orville' to 'Punisher'

Ah, fall. A wonderful time of football, things inexplicably getting pumpkin spice flavoring, and way more new TV than anyone could ever possibly watch. Seriously, there are a gajillion channels and streaming networks now, how can anyone dream of knowing what to turn on? Between all the superheroes, strictly-for-adults animated programs, and 1990s reboots out […] Read more »

According to the SpaceX Co-Founder, This Is Why Elon Musk Is Wildly Successful

With businesses that focus on clean energy, electric, self-driving cars and launching into outer space, Elon Musk is on the innovation scoreboard in a big way, and often leading it. But according to a Quora response from his SpaceX co-founder, Jim Cantrell, it’s not just intelligence that’s propelled Musk to where he is. To be […] Read more »

This Time It Matters: Why Apple Is Falling

PrefaceApple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is dropping hard after its event to announce the new series of hardware, in particular the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X as well as the Apple Watch 3. It’s Different This TimeNormally when Apple stock dives on lukewarm product reviews we stand firmly in our position that the stock market […] Read more »

AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

Everyone makes mistakes. But working at Amazon Web Services means an incorrectly entered input can lead to a massive outage that cripples popular websites and services. That’s apparently what happened earlier this week, when the AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) in the provider’s Northern Virginia region experienced an 11-hour system failure. Other Amazon services in […] Read more »

Oops, this Redditor accidentally deleted his company’s DNS in Microsoft Azure’s cloud

One Redditor has made a mistake that you can be assured he will not make again: He deleted an entire zone of his company’s Domain Name System in the Microsoft Azure cloud. “I meant to delete a single record, but it’s the same button in the same place as deleting a zone. As soon as […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Red Hat expected to rake in $2.4 billion in revenue this year

The king of Linux, Red Hat, continues its growth as a leading Linux vendor that’s betting big on the cloud. Yesterday, the company announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended August 31, 2016. The company generated $ 600 million in revenue for the quarter, a 19 percent year-over-year increase. Red […] Read more »

$29 for This Premium 4-Course Training on Amazon Web Services- Deal Alert

AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is the premier cloud computing platform that services companies worldwide. Master this in-demand platform, and you’re certain to command a hefty paycheck. Unsure where to start? The AWS Mastery Bundle is a 4-course bundle certain to make you an authority on all things AWS–and turn you into a certified cloud […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Skype Teams desperately needs this feature if it has a chance to beat Slack

Unconfirmed rumors about Microsoft working hard on a team collaboration app called Skype Teams are running rampant. (Microsoft did not provide substantiation.) PC World has called Skype Teams a “Slack killer” and a report from MSPoweruser explains some of the features. Yet, even if the product exists (and augments the more enterprise-oriented Yammer app owned […] Read more »

Why Salesforce just bought this startup

Hard on the heels of its Demandware acquisition in June, Salesforce confirmed on Monday that it’s acquiring cloud collaboration software maker Quip. The purchase price is $ 582 million, plus the value of Salesforce’s previous investments in the company, according to a regulatory filing late last week. According to one estimate, the total value amounts to roughly $ 750 […] Read more »

This site aims to be the Yelp of the SaaS world

Online reviews have already transformed the way people choose everything from restaurants to respiratory therapists, and now SaasGenius wants to do the same for enterprise software in the cloud. This week the company will launch a beta version of its service, and it invites participants to submit reviews of business software in 12 different categories. […] Read more »

Google still trying to kill passwords: This new auth idea sounds interesting

Google is testing an interesting new authentication idea. In a bid to get rid of the password, la GOOG will instead pop up a prompt on your phone, to ask you if it’s really you who wants to log in. It’s not exactly an infallible, two-factor authentication menthod (2FA). Perhaps you could call it 1½FA, […] Read more »

This big-data startup wants to manage your data lake in the cloud

Big data may offer companies a world of untold potential, but realizing the benefits is typically no walk in the park. That’s why “big data as a service” platforms have begun to emerge, and it’s also why Bigstep is taking a like-minded approach to the increasingly common data lake. Launched last year, U.K.-based Bigstep has […] Read more »

Demo Traction: This start-up can read your poker face

BOSTON — The cameras inside a McDonalds recently captured the facial expressions of customers and employees. Every tick, twitch, smile or frown was fed into a computer algorithm. The algorithm, from start-up Emotient, determined how everybody was feeling about the service: Employees who were stressed out during the lunch hour rush transmitted their stress to […] Read more »

This is what's left of a trampoline after Sunday's high winds and funnel clouds

This is what's left of a trampoline after Sunday's high winds and funnel clouds After issuing a funnel cloud advisory, Environment Canada received reports of airborne trampolines, and numerous reports of the long, skinny, sinister-looking clouds in the Calgary and Cochrane area on Sunday afternoon. “We had some reports of a … Read more on Calgary […] Read more »