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Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

Speaking at Washington, D.C., economic think tank The American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, Gates said that within 20 years, a lot of jobs will go away, replaced by software automation ("bots" in tech slang, though Gates used the term "software substitution").<p>This is what he said:<p>"Software …

Bill Gates

A Cheaper Version Of Microsoft Office Is Coming Soon

This version will allow a person to install it on two devices,"one PC or Mac and one tablet," Microsoft's Chris Schneider explains in a blog post.<p>It's curious that Microsoft is making this distinction ... a PC and a tablet, given that the Windows 8.1 operating system runs on both.<p>Now, it's true …

Microsoft Office

Tableau Preps $345M Offering, Less Than A Year After Its Gangbusters IPO

Tableau Software would like some more, please. The company, less than a year after its IPO that spiked 64 percent in its first day, plans to sell $345 million in Class A shares to the public.<p>Here’s what’s fun: That sum is greater than what the company raised in its IPO. That total, $254 million, …

Enterprise SaaS Integration Platform MuleSoft Raises $50M At A $800M Valuation

MuleSoft, an integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise, has raised $50 million led by existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners as well as new investor Meritech Capital Partners. Cisco also participated as a new investor in this …

Microsoft, Oracle FINALLY get a room: Now they're ready to take on Amazon cloud

The rise of Amazon Web Services's hulking infrastructure cloud has turned former rivals Microsoft and Oracle into chums.<p>Redmond announced on Thursday …

R&D drives Corning Inc.'s rebound

Fortune 500 company pulls itself from near disaster with technology developed decades ago.<p>Things were grim for Corning Inc. about a dozen years …

Citrix loses mobility execs who came over from Zenprise

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Marianne O'Leary<p>It’s been just over a year since Citrix bought Zenprise for its mobile device management expertise, …

Samsung Chief Innovator: The Future Of Smart TVs Goes Way Beyond The Set

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>David Eun, EVP and head of the Open Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics, shares his visions about what smart TVs are going to look like in the future.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Alana Kakoyiannis and Justin Gmoser</i>

Innovation

Samsung Is A Big Threat To Apple's Dominance In The Enterprise

<b>Editor's note: On Thursday, Nov. 28, BI Intelligence will not publish the Insights newsletter due to the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday.</b><i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from</i> <i>BI Intelligence</i> <i>delivered first thing every morning exclusively to</i> <i>BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI</i> …

Mobile

For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000

Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, …

A New Worm Proves That the Internet of Things Is Vulnerable to Attack

One of the basic technologies that enables what we often refer to as the Internet of Things is embedded Linux, a version of Linux that runs on …

Here's What Happened When Cisco Lost A $1 Billion Deal With Amazon

The product stems in part from a $1 billion deal with Amazon that collapsed before it was finalized.<p>Insieme is creating Cisco's answer to a new technology called "software defined networking" (SDN).<p>SDN is a huge threat to Cisco because it changes the way companies build networks. It takes the …

Cisco Systems

Salesforce Launches A Private Version Of AppExchange For Companies To Manage Their Own App Stores

Salesforce.com is launching the capability for customers to install a private version of AppExchange, the company’s app marketplace. The new “Private AppExchange,” available Friday, gets implemented as an instance on a company’s Salesforce SaaS environment and is designed to integrate with the now …

What to Look for in Converged Infrastructure for Branch Offices

<i>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the</i> …

5 IT Outsourcing Tips in the Wake of Infosys's Visa Fraud Settlement

Following its agreement to pay a record $34 million to settle claims of visa fraud and abuse at its U.S. outsourcing clients, there's little doubt …

Google to Big ISPs: Fiber is Good for You

Lest you're holding on to any belief that big ISPs like Time Warner and AT&T care the least bit about making available the best technology at a fair …

Here's The Evidence That The Tech Sector Is In A Massive Bubble

The stock market is at an all-time high. Tech startups with no revenue have billion-dollar valuations. And engineers are demanding Tesla sports cars just to show up at work.<p>Here's the evidence that we're in a new tech bubble, heading for a crash, just like the dot com bust of 1999.<p>People with money …

Stock Markets

Corning introduces Gorilla Glass NBT for touch-enabled laptops, coming this fall

While we love our gadgets for their glass-capacitive touchscreens, they can be sensitive to scratches and fingerprints. Corning, best known for protecting our phone and tablet displays, is introducing Gorilla Glass NBT for touch-enabled laptops. This new ultra-strong covering promises enhanced …

The 15 Most Valuable Cloud Computing Companies In The World Are Worth Way More Than You'd Think

A few examples include WorkDay, ServiceNow, Rally Software, and Marketo.<p>Bessemer Venture Partners has created a brand new index that tracks the top 30 public cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.<p>"With 30 large public companies collectively representing more than $100 billion in market …

Market Cap

Amazon Is Raking In A Huge Amount Of Profit On Its Cloud, Competitor Says

But the folks at cloud computing competitor ProfitBricks say that Amazon's low margins are a myth. They say that the company is really making 60-80% profit.<p>To prove that, ProfitBricks cut its prices in half on Wednesday, to a measly 3.25 cents an hour for compute time including 1G RAM (yes, less …

Cloud Computing

Accenture confirms it will use Apigee to build mobile APIs for the enterprise

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / kazoka<p>When Apigee listed off the new investors for its latest $35 million round on Wednesday, one name …

IBM CIO's Great Refresh: No, Sales Guy, you can't JUST use DropBox

<b>CIO interview</b> She might be CIO of IBM, but Jeanette Horan is just like you: replacing Windows XP with Windows 7, ripping out Internet Explorer 6 and …

Continuous delivery: Can IT really 'join up' Ops and Dev?

<b>Live Chat</b> <i>The Register</i> will be tackling continuous delivery in our latest Live Chat, on September 13 14:00 BST.<p>Join Adrian Bridgwater, Trevor Pott, …

With An Astounding $6 Billion Valuation, ServiceNow Has Become 'The Next Salesforce.com'

In June 2012, with an opening share price of $18, the company had a jaw-dropping valuation of over $2 billion. (It was originally priced at $17 the night before the IPO.)<p>And it and hadn't even hit annual revenues of $100 million.<p>Fast forward to this week: ServiceNow's shares are trading at about …

Venture Capital

Hacking Group Linked To Chinese Army Caught Attacking Dummy Water Plant

holy_calamity writes <i>"MIT Technology Review reports that APT1, the China-based hacking group said to steal data from U.S. companies, has been caught</i> …

The PARC tour of 2013 (printed circuits, better batteries, contextual systems, and more)

PARC is the Palo Alto Research Center which is one of the world’s most famous R&D labs (ethernet, object oriented printing, guis, and much more were …