All posts by Jeff Berman

IBM’s Schroeter: Fourth-Quarter Results Reflected Cloud, AI Successes

IBM continued to make major strides on its artificial intelligence (AI), cloud and security initiatives in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, according to CFO Martin Schroeter. T... More

Box’s Grillo: Demand Across Multiple Industries for Box Platform

Early adopters that are leveraging Box Platform and using the company’s application program interfaces (APIs) to build content applications are “spanning the gamut” across a ... More

Analysts Upbeat as Netflix Adds Almost 2 Million Subscribers (MESA)

Analysts had a mostly positive reaction to the stronger-than-expected results that Netflix reported Jan. 18 for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. But analysts pointed to continued ... More

AT&T, Nielsen Sign Multi-Year Deal to Use Set-Top Box Data for Ratings Measurement

AT&T has signed a multi-year deal with Nielsen calling for set-top box data from connected homes subscribed to AT&T’s DirecTV and U-verse services to be included in Nielsen’s l... More

Kudelski’s OpenTV Sues NFL, Claiming Patent Infringement

OpenTV has filed another patent infringement suit, this time against NFL Enterprises (NFLE) in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas. The Kudelski Group subsidiary claimed in the ... More

Oracle Enhances Cloud Platform, Expands to Three New Regions

Oracle used its CloudWorld conference in New York Jan. 17 to announce new enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform and the expansion of its cloud services to three new regions ove... More

Nintendo Switch to Cost $299.99, Ships March 3

The new Nintendo Switch hybrid home console and portable video game system will cost $299.99 in the U.S., the company revealed Jan. 13, giving it the same pricing of entry-level ve... More

Woobo’s Out to Bring AI to Kids

LAS VEGAS — Although the number of products and services that use artificial intelligence (AI) is growing significantly, all of the high-profile implementations of the technology... More

Lionsgate Makes Another eSports Investment, Eyes Growth Opportunities

Lionsgate said Jan. 10 that it made another investment in the growing eSports market, this time in the pro eSports team Immortals. On the same day, company executives cited several... More

Dell’s Hansen: It’s Imperative That Every Company Has Cybersecurity Plan

LAS VEGAS -- It’s more important than ever for each company to have an effective cybersecurity strategy in place, after a tumultuous year that included the largest publicly-discl... More

Nvidia, Samsung, Toyota Tout AI at CES

LAS VEGAS -- Artificial intelligence (AI) was expected to have a strong presence at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and it wound up having a major role in multiple compan... More

CTA’s DuBravac: VR Off to Promising Start

LAS VEGAS – The virtual reality (VR) market if off to a promising start, despite what some naysayers have claimed in recent weeks, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist at the Consumer... More

LG Partners with Amazon, Dolby, Technicolor

LAS VEGAS -- LG Electronics partnered with Amazon, Dolby and Technicolor on some of the new appliances and 4K Ultra High-Def (UHD) TVs that it introduced at a Consumer Electronics ... More

AI to Have Strong Presence at CES

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to have a far more significant presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Jan. 5-8 than it did only a year ago as a large... More

AR, VR to Have Strong Presence at CES Again

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) had a significantly stepped-up presence at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and those technologies are expected to once aga... More

Tech and the 2016 Holidays went Hand in Hand

While TVs — especially 4K ones — were widely seen as the top-selling consumer electronics products over the Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday weekend, artificial intelligen... More

UHD Blu-ray Passes Key Sales Milestones, But Challenges Remain

With the Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray Disc format’s first year on the market coming to an end, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) reported that hardware and software sales passed... More

Oppo CTO: Strong Demand for First Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Oppo Digital has seen strong initial demand for its first Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray Disc player, the UDP-203, since the Menlo Park, Calif.-based consumer electronics firm began ... More

Adobe CFO: Company Enters 2017 with Cloud Business Moxie

Adobe reported strong results Dec. 15 for its fourth quarter, ended Dec. 2, and is entering 2017 with “great momentum,” according to CFO Mark Garrett. The company continues ... More

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