Deloitte has published its annual list of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe in 2015. The average growth rate of the selected companies was significantly higher compared to the previous year and surged from 560 to as much as 1,057 percent. Average growth of more than a thousand percent was last recorded in 2012. This list of fast-growing technology companies from eleven Central European countries includes as many as six Croatian companies.
BlackBerry showed off the last phone it will market itself before completely outsourcing design, production and distribution to partners, according to Bloomberg. It's a 5.5-inch touchscreen device that rivals the size of the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL, but at a lower price.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the popularity of Pokémon GO is inspiring app developers to incorporate AR technologies into their applications. It forecasts that the AR market will rise to 2.3bn apps by 2021, representing a 380% increase from an estimated 482m in 2016. The launch of the AR game sparked a worldwide phenomenon that has created a greater interest in the technology, leaving developers 'champing at the bit' to recreate its global success.
International organization (ISC)² this year is, for the first time, organizing one of its events in Croatia. Croatian Chamber of Economy in Zagreb will host their CPE conference "Securing the Virtual Organization" on December 15. The main topic of the event will be security of virtual organizations, and presentations will be held by respected speakers from Croatia and Europe.
Google just picked up a key piece of technology that might move its virtual reality ambitions closer to the masses, according to Bloomberg. Eyefluence, which is working to enable eye movements to control digital screens, wrote in a blog post on Monday that it’s joining the search giant Alphabet. The three-year-old startup, which had reportedly raised $21.6 million in funding, didn’t disclose a price.
Microsoft will increase the price of its enterprise software and cloud offerings in the U.K. by as much as 22 percent to adjust to the falling pound in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, according to Bloomberg.
AT&T’s planned takeover of Time Warner mirrors Comcast’s successful acquisition of NBC Universal, but the new pairing may face a rockier path through Washington as Democratic and Republican presidential contenders, along with key lawmakers, express skepticism, according to Bloomberg.
AT&T Inc.’s agreement to buy Time Warner Inc. for $85.4 billion would form a media and telecommunications empire that owns many of the movies and TV shows it pumps through to subscribers, provided that regulators sign off on a deal at a time that they and lawmakers have grown skeptical of media consolidation, according to Bloomberg.
According to Bloomberg, AT&T is close to an agreement to acquire Time Warner for about $86 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. If it happens, that deal would create a media behemoth that offers TV, wireless, and the content that goes with it.
Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "eroding our democracy around the edges" by threatening retribution against those critical of him and hinting that he wouldn’t gracefully accept a loss on election day, according to Bloomberg.
A Russian man arrested in the Czech Republic was indicted in California over cyberattacks on LinkedIn and Dropbox in a case that has already raised tensions between the U.S. and Russia over his extradition, according to Bloomberg.
Nintendo shares dropped on Friday after the company’s new gaming platform Switch failed to impress investors, according to Bloomberg. Shares in Tokyo fell as much as 5.2 percent, erasing the previous day’s rally that was triggered by news that the promotional video would be released.
Microsoft’s first-quarter sales and earnings topped analysts’ estimates, buoyed by growing demand for cloud-based software and services, according to Bloomberg. Profit excluding certain items was 76 cents a share on adjusted sales of $22.3 billion, company said in a statement.
For the fifth time, IBM's consulting organization was named the industry's top producer of thought leadership in a White Space Report by Source Global Research, a leading research and strategy firm for the global management consulting industry. According to the most recent White Space report evaluating the quality and impact of 25 major global consulting firms in the world, IBM remains the leader for the consistent high quality of its thought leadership. The White Space rankings are based on four evaluation criteria - Resilience, Differentiation, Appeal, and Prompting Action. This is the fifth time IBM has led the ranking.
The world's largest commercial conference on drones, Interdrone 2016 was held at Paris in Las Vegas, September 7 to 9 this year. The second edition of this conference attracted 155 exhibitors and over 3,500 visitors from 54 countries to get to know the last achievements in the field of unmanned systems, sensors and associated equipment.
Intel’s fight to overturn a record 1.06 billion-euro ($1.16 billion) European Union antitrust fine received a boost from an adviser to the bloc’s top court in a case that could have ramifications for a growing list of disputes involving U.S. tech giants, according to Bloomberg.
Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter GAAP revenue of $15.8 billion, operating income of $4.5 billion, net income of $3.4 billion and EPS of 69 cents. Intel reported non-GAAP operating income of $5.1 billion, net income of $3.9 billion and EPS of 80 cents. The company generated approximately $5.8 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.2 billion, and used $457 million to repurchase 13 million shares of stock.
Yahoo! Inc. is in process of being bought by Verizon, however, it has been very stressful and shakey for Yahoo in recent time. With discovery of huge hack in which data of 500 milion users has been stolen, plus on top of it, Yahoo spied its users with surveilance tools which were supposed to protect them, the deal with Verzion is under big question, and Yahoo's results could decide whether the deal will go on or fall off.
EBay is testing a personalized shopping assistant called ShopBot on Facebook’s Messenger application, hoping win more of the social network operators’ 1 billion users as customers by making it easier to find items to buy, according to Bloomberg.
Walt Disney decided not to pursue a bid for Twitter partly out of concern that bullying and other uncivil forms of communication on the social media site might soil the company’s wholesome family image, according to people familiar with management’s thinking, according to Bloomberg.
Netflix surged more than 20 percent after reporting its streaming service signed up 3.57 million subscribers in the third quarter, vanquishing, for now, investor concerns about slowing growth at the world’s largest online TV network, according to Bloomberg.
AMC Networks International - Central Europe, broadcaster of AMC in Central Europe, and Telekom Austria Group, a leading communications provider in the region, have announced an affiliate deal that secures carriage for AMC across all Telekom Austria Group pay TV subscribers in Croatia and Bulgaria.
IBM announced third-quarter 2016 earnings results, which highlighted diluted EPS - GAAP of $2.98 and operating (non-GAAP) of $3.29, revenue from continuing operations of $19.2 billion, strategic imperatives revenue of $31.8 billion over the last 12 months which represents 40 percent of IBM revenue and cloud revenue of $12.7 billion over the last 12 months.
Apple plans to adopt organic LED display technology for the next major upgrade to its flagship product, according to Bloomberg. To do so, they will have to get its hands on millions of OLED screens. As a result, Japanese suppliers are under pressure to build up manufacturing operations.
On StarAudit world map between Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and European countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and others, this year appeared a new star - Croatia. EuroCloud Croatia organisation in the first year of operations has carried out and successfully completed a number of activities.
Western Digital Corporation announced that it has shipped more than 10 million helium-filled hard disk drives (HDDs) since the company first introduced the HelioSeal platform four years ago. First shipped in 2013, Western Digital’s HelioSeal platform has consistently pushed the envelope in terms of capacity and total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits, becoming the highest density HDDs, best suited for massive scale-out workloads.