Robert Hof

Robert Hof is editor in chief of SiliconANGLE.

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Red Hat’s shares plunge on revenue shortfall and its CFO is leaving

Red Hat Inc. just hit a rough patch, and it may take the open-source enterprise software bellwether at least another quarter to dig its way out. That’s the upshot of third-quarter earnings reported today. Revenues for the quarter ended Nov. 30 came in below analysts’ estimates, and the company’s fourth-quarter outlook also missed expectations. As […]

Here’s why IPOs could heat up in 2017, especially for enterprise startups

Next year could see the flurry of new initial public offerings of stock, including some top prospects in enterprise and cloud technologies, that were supposed to happen in 2016 but didn’t materialize. That’s according to a new report out today from the venture capital research firm CB Insights. Of course, there was a healthier number […]

Despite cloud growth, Oracle revenues fall just short of estimates

Oracle Corp. today showed more progress in its drive to become a leading player in cloud computing, but it fell short of analysts’ expectations for its fiscal second-quarter revenues. As a result, in trading after the market close, Oracle’s shares were falling about 2 percent. In regular trading today, shares declined a small fraction of […]

BlueJeans Network unveils Huddle for simpler business video communications

On the list of frustrating office technologies, videoconferencing surely ranks near the top. BlueJeans Network Inc. aims to change that with a new service it’s announcing today. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company’s service, called Huddle, is a cloud video system that BlueJeans promises will add easy videoconferencing to any room at a relatively low cost. Huddle’s […]

Coupa Software shares rise as first post-IPO earnings report beats forecast

Coupa Software Inc. easily beat earnings expectations today in its first quarterly report since going public in October. The maker of cloud-based software to help companies manage their spending saw its shares rise more than 7 percent in after-hours trading following the third-quarter report. That came after a drop of 1.5 percent in regular trading, […]

Greengrass and Snowmobiles: Amazon Web Services brings the cloud back to Earth

In a major expansion of its ambitions to lead the next era of computing, Inc. today announced a number of initiatives intended to bring cloud computing down to Earth. The company’s Amazon Web Services unit, which provides storage, computing and related services over the Internet to nearly 5 million companies and organizations, unveiled several […]

Intel intensifies bid to lead AI era with new chips, software, partnerships

Doubling down on an already big bet on artificial intelligence, Intel Corp. today announced a series of new hardware and software products and partnerships intended to position itself as the key driver for what it believes is the next wave of computing. “We want to drive the AI computing era,” Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich […]

Cisco shares fall over 5 percent on downbeat outlook

Still contending with a difficult transition from its core networking hardware to software and security services, Cisco Systems Inc. today reported slightly better-than-expected profits on nearly flat revenues but forecasted lower earnings in the current quarter. The maker of networking gear and software earned a profit for the first quarter of its fiscal 2017 of […]

To boost its cloud, Google doubles down on machine learning for enterprises

As Google Inc. aims to catch up in cloud computing with leaders Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, it’s doubling down on what is arguably its biggest technology advantage: the branch of artificial intelligence called machine learning. Today the search giant announced a series of new machine learning services and features available through its cloud […]

Hortonworks moves into Amazon Web Services’ cloud

In another sign of the ever-fuzzier line between the corporate data center and the cloud, big data software company Hortonworks Inc. today announced that its data handling and analysis software is now available on’s Inc. cloud computing service. The Hortonworks Data Cloud for Amazon Web Services was announced in a technical preview in June […]