Wednesday , 18 September 2019

Technology

Oracle extends its autonomous capabilities to Linux operating system

Oracle has extended its autonomous capabilities to the Linux operating system and it is offered free of cost to its paying cloud customers in a bid to make it more appealing and win more customers and developers.According to Larry Ellison, co-founder and CTO of Oracle, it is the first and only autonomous operating environment in the world that eliminates complexity ... Read More »

Telstra finally joins eSIM club in time for iPhone 11 launch

Today, Telstra has announced that it will be offering eSIM compatible plans from Friday, September 20, allowing customers who purchase the latest iPhone 11 devices launching that day to forego the physical SIM card.Optus and Vodafone already adopted the technology earlier in the year, allowing any compatible device to use its eSIM (embedded Subscriber Identity Module) in place of the ... Read More »

This insane Nintendo Switch Lite pre-order deal knocks AU$89 off the RRP

Nintendo’s latest handheld console will be arriving on shelves soon – on September 20 to be precise – which means pre-orders will soon be closing. In Australia, laying your hands on the Nintendo Switch Lite for the full RRP will mean spending a cool AU$329.95.However, some local retailers have some tasty offers that bring the price down – even during ... Read More »

Netflix nabs global rights to Seinfeld, will stream in 4K for first time

Having recently lost its long-held streaming rights to cult comedy favorites Friends and The Office, Netflix has reportedly coughed up some serious money in an effort to fill its newfound sitcom void, and has today secured the global streaming rights to Seinfeld in a landmark deal.As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the deal will give Netflix global rights to ... Read More »

Aspect Ventures, founded by Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad, is splitting up

Aspect Ventures, an early-stage, five-year-old, San Francisco-based venture firm founded five years ago very notably by two veteran VCs who happen to be women, is splitting up. Cofounders Jennifer Fonstad, formerly of DFJ, and Theresia Gouw, formerly of Accel, are launching separate firms, a source confirms. The WSJ reported the news earlier today. Fonstad tells the outlet that the split ... Read More »

The We Company reportedly will put its public offering on hold

The We Company, parent company of the short-term real estate property management and development company WeWork and other We-related subsidiaries, is reportedly shelving its plans for an initial public offering. The company’s plans for a public offering have been hampered by questions about its corporate governance and the ultimate value of a company that private investors once thought was worth ... Read More »

Salesforce launches manufacturing, consumer goods cloud platforms

As part of its ongoing efforts to take on SAP and Oracle, Salesforce has launched clouds for manufacturing and consumer product goods (CPG) companies.The SaaS giant has been working to tailor its CRM system for more industries and it recently launched a version of its cloud and data platforms aimed at financial service firms as well as healthcare companies.Salesforce has ... Read More »

Oracle’s autonomous database provides an added edge to performance and cost

Companies are beginning to move business-critical workloads to the cloud. So, it is critical to understand the options that are in the market when it comes to price and performance.Pat Sullivan, managing director at Accenture, speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld, said the new set of rules for businesses, in the post-digital world, require the use of new powerful technologies to ... Read More »

Waymo’s robotaxi pilot surpassed 6,200 riders in its first month in California

Waymo transported 6,299 passengers in self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in its first month participating in a robotaxi pilot program in California, according to a quarterly report the company filed with the California Public Utilities Commission. In all, the company completed 4,678 passenger trips in July — plus another 12 trips for educational purposes. It’s a noteworthy figure for an inaugural ... Read More »

Mario Kart Tour: everything we know so far

Nintendo’s smartphone games shrink down their source experience to enjoy on the go, and the next one is big: Mario Kart Tour. This will be the third mobile Mario game, following Super Mario Run and Dr. Mario World – but of course, on the go-karts and tracks beloved by gamers for decades.Mario Kart Tour will be released on iOS and ... Read More »