Is Red Hat IBM’s ‘Hail Mary’ pass?

Armonk’s $34 billion acquisition of the Raleigh, N.C.-based open source, Linux, and Cloud vendor may be its last chance to return the company to a leadership position in the technology industry. Source: http://www.zdnet.com

November 1, 2018
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New iPad Pro Has Comparable Performance To 2018 15″ MacBook Pro in Benchmarks

A series of benchmark results have shown up on Geekbench for the new iPad Pro, and its new eight-core A12X Bionic chip is truly a powerhouse. From a report: The new iPad Pro achieved single-core and multi-core scores of 5,025 and 18,106 respectively based on an average of two benchmark results, making it by far the fastest iPad ever and comparable even to the performance of the latest 15-inch MacBook…

November 1, 2018
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Apple reports Q4 revenue of $62.9B, vs. $61.57B est., and says it sold 46.89M iPhones, vs. 47.5M est., ASP of $793, vs. $750.78 est., and soft Q1 guidance (Sara Salinas/CNBC)

November 1, 2018

Sara Salinas / CNBC: Apple reports Q4 revenue of $62.9B, vs. $61.57B est., and says it sold 46.89M iPhones, vs. 47.5M est., ASP of $793, vs. $750.78 est., and soft Q1 guidance  —  – Apple locked in a strategy of boosting prices to offset slowing sales during the key September quarter. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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XPO turns to AI for LTL truck pricing

A dynamic, demand-based pricing system similar to those used by airlines and hotels is one part of a broader plan that would affect how freight is shipped in the US LTL market. Photo credit: XPO Logistics. In the near future, shippers asking XPO Logistics for less-than-truckload rates will receive price quotes… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 1, 2018
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Android Pie Has a Battery Life Problem

Emil Protalinski, writing for VentureBeat: After upgrading to Android Pie, most users have either seen a slight improvement in battery life or reported no perceivable difference. But soon after we published our story, some users told us that they are experiencing the opposite: significantly higher battery drain after upgrading to Pie. We’ve been tracking this issue for the past few months, during which the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL…

November 1, 2018
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Geekbench results for the new iPad Pro show single-core and multi-core performance is on par with some 2018 MacBook Pro i7 models (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)

November 1, 2018

Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Geekbench results for the new iPad Pro show single-core and multi-core performance is on par with some 2018 MacBook Pro i7 models  —  A series of benchmark results have shown up on Geekbench for the new iPad Pro, and its new eight-core A12X Bionic chip is truly a powerhouse. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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US Accuses China, Taiwan Firms With Stealing Secrets From Chip Giant Micron

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges Thursday against Chinese and Taiwan companies for theft of an estimate $8.75 billion worth of trade secrets from US semiconductor giant Micron. From a report: Sessions said the case was the latest in a series that are part of a state-backed program by Beijing to steal US industrial and commercial secrets. “Taken together, these cases and many others like them paint a grim…

November 1, 2018
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NY-NJ port chief needs to be ‘nimble,’ politically savvy

The authority says it could be months away from naming a permanent port director. (Above: The Port of New York and New Jersey.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. With the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey appointing a temporary port director as it conducts the hunt for a permanent incumbent, the… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 1, 2018
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