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Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Microsoft acquires Citus Data, which develops an open-source extension for PostgreSQL that turns it into a distributed database   —  Databases continue to be one of the most competitive areas of cloud computing, and Microsoft strengthened its database story Thursday with the acquisition of Citus Data.
Jan 24, 2019, 10:35 PMIn context
Pushkala Aripaka / Reuters:
IBM beats with Q4 revenue of $21.76B, down 3% YoY, vs. $21.71B analyst estimate, and full-year cloud revenue of $19.2B, up 12% YoY; stock up 7%+   —  (Reuters) - IBM Corp reported a smaller-than-expected 3.5 percent drop in fourth-quarter revenue on Tuesday, as higher sales in its newer businesses …
Jan 22, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Intel and Alibaba announce they are developing a 3D athlete tracking tech using Intel hardware and Alibaba's AI, as a training tool for the 2020 Olympics   —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is working with Intel Corp. on a new “athlete tracking technology” powered by artificial intelligence …
Jan 9, 2019, 8:50 AMIn context
Naomi Nix / Bloomberg:
Inside the bitter fight over a $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract, which Amazon seems set to win: a 33-page anti-Amazon dossier and shady social media campaign   —  A salacious dossier, a mystery client with an alias, dueling allegations of sexual misconduct.
Dec 22, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Flaw discovered in Kubernetes lets any user gain full admin privileges on any compute node being run in a Kubernetes cluster; patched versions are available   —  There's now an invisible way to hack into the popular cloud container orchestration system Kubernetes.
Dec 4, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Since Satya Nadella became CEO, Microsoft has almost tripled its market cap to $850B+, and on Friday it replaced Apple as the world's most valuable company   —  Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world.  —  It was big and still quite profitable …
Nov 30, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme now publishing paid and free “Leaderboards” showing the most influential reporters around a specific news topic   —  Today Techmeme has begun publishing Topic Leaderboards, which list the top authors and publications covering topic areas such as cloud computing, autonomous vehicles …
Nov 29, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Amazon announces AWS Outposts, in partnership with VMware, to let customers order and run data center hardware seamlessly alongside their cloud servers   —  LAS VEGAS - The hybrid cloud has become an essential part of enterprise computing, and Amazon Web Services has decided to bring the cloud to its customers' data centers.
Nov 28, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
AWS debuts Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, to sway customers from Microsoft, and Glacier Deep Archive as a cheaper data storage option, coming in 2019   —  - Internet giant seeks to maintain lead in cloud computing  — New tools aim to lower costs, win business from Microsoft
Nov 28, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Design software company Autodesk says it is acquiring PlanGrid, a provider of cloud-based construction software, for $875M   —  Autodesk has agreed to acquire Plangrid, a startup that makes cloud-based construction software, for $875 million net of cash.  —  Why it matters …
Nov 20, 2018, 5:26 PMIn context

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