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Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

With more and more workloads going to the cloud, and the top vendors being as competitive as they’ve been, deciding on which provider to go with isn’t getting any easier. This handy guide will outline the pros and cons of each...

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Redfin CTO says machine learning needs human help

Machine learning can automate the handling of huge troves of data to help companies make and save money. However, they’re not without pitfalls, as the real estate tech company Redfin learned.

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LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs

Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.

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As public cloud vendors race to cut costs, Oracle does the opposite

Sometimes Oracle's predatory and price-gouging characterization is justified.

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The top Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top

​Public cloud powers ahead as enterprises boost spending

IWorldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017, representing an increase of 24.4% over 2016.

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Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Kubernetes is generally available for use with Azure Container Service, Microsoft’s managed cloud container hosting offering, as of Tuesday. ACS support for Kubernetes comes along with the service’s preexisting support for the Apache...

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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon offer UK consumers fairer deal on cloud storage

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to give cloud storage subscribers fairer contracts after intervention by the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority.

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Visual Studio cloud IDE gets smarter about builds

Microsoft Teams Services adds GitHub integration and easier pull requests

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Microsoft eyes Indian startups for cloud services

Microsoft is targeting Indian startups with its cloud services, and has signed up more than 2,000 such customers in the country in the last 12 months, the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella said Monday at an event for startups in Bangalore....

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New Zealand High Court clears Kim Dotcom extradition to U.S.

Megaupload website founder Kim Dotcom and three associates were on Monday cleared by a court in New Zealand to be extradited to the U.S. where he faces a variety of charges including copyright infringement and racketeering.

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, U.K. court says

SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday. The consequences could be far-reaching for global businesses that have integrated...

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Amazon's Alexa gains support for Outlook calendars

Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask her questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars.

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Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools

Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps

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IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT managers are finding it difficult to keep their applications and data safe in the cloud, and many are slowing cloud adoption because of it, according to a report from Intel.

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AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more

Amazon Web Services got off to a slow start in January, taking its time to sleep off the New Year’s festivities. But the cloud provider got up to speed by the end of the month, launching a handful of new products for its customers to...

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite productivity

Can you really use Google’s G Suite instead of Microsoft Office? Here's how they compare on Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

How Apple iCloud Drive works and how to use it

How Apple iCloud Drive works and how to use it

Take complete control of iCloud Drive on Mac, iOS, and Windows

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