Microsoft Sales Top Estimates, Fueled by Strong Cloud Demand

Microsoft Corp. exceeded analysts’ projections for fiscal third-quarter sales and profit, lifted by strong corporate demand for cloud-computing services as the software maker added new features.Profit in the period ended March 31 rose to $7.42 billion, or 95 cents a share, topping the 85-cent…

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Microsoft’s bets on Surface, gaming, and LinkedIn are starting to pay off

Microsoft posted the third quarter of its 2018 financial results today, reporting revenue of $26.8 billion and net income of $7.4 billion. Revenue has jumped 16 percent year-over-year, and net income is up a massive 35 percent. As ever, Microsoft’s Office and cloud bets are paying off once again,…

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Microsoft shines in Q3 as cloud, Office 365 posts strong sales gains

Microsoft’s third quarter handily topped expectations as the company’s productivity unit, Office 365 and commercial cloud revenue surged. The software giant delivered strong results across its units. The company reported third quarter net income of $7.4 billion, or 95 cents a share, on revenue of $26.8 billion.

Link: Microsoft shines in Q3 as cloud, Office 365 posts strong sales gains
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Apps and social media platforms lack brand intimacy, study finds

Apps and social media platforms might be popular, but they don’t create much resonance with consumers, as the category ranked 12th out of 15 industries studied in the MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2018 report. The group, which made its findings available to Marketing Dive, found apps and social platforms have a Brand Intimacy Quotient of 18, well below the industry average of 27.1. Apple Music was rated No.

Link: Apps and social media platforms lack brand intimacy, study finds
via http://www.marketingdive.com

CPU Design Guru Jim Keller Joins Intel; Completes CPU Grand Tour

For long-time AnandTech readers, Jim Keller is a name many are familiar with. The prolific microarchitectural engineer has been involved in a number of high-profile CPU & SoC projects over the years, including AMD’s K8 and Zen CPUs and Apple’s early A-series SoCs. Now after a stint over as Tesla for the past couple of years, Intel has announced that they have hired Keller to lead their silicon engineering efforts.

Link: CPU Design Guru Jim Keller Joins Intel; Completes CPU Grand Tour
via http://www.anandtech.com

Cyber Security: Whose Job is it Anyway?

Cyber security is a company-wide concern that should involve every single employee, regardless of their role within the organization. New research findings from cybersecurity leader CyberArk shine a light on opportunities to better communicate security policies and incentivize employees to make security a team sport.

Link: Cyber Security: Whose Job is it Anyway?
via http://www.hrtechnologist.com

How to use Fossdroid to get open source Android apps

Fossdroid is an alternate web interface for the F‑Droid repository of open source apps for the Android operating system. Unlike the official F‑Droid website, Fossdroid’s design is based on the Google Play Store, which gives users who have never used an external app repository a familiar interface…

Link: How to use Fossdroid to get open source Android apps
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