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Microsoft and Sony say they’re collaborating on cloud gaming and AI

Microsoft and Sony say they’re collaborating on cloud gaming and AI

Microsoft and Sony say they’re collaborating on cloud gaming and AI 2
Microsoft Corp.’s and Sony Corp.’s rivalry in the videogame industry is pretty fierce by anybody’s standards, so today’s announcement that they’re teaming up to improve their respective gaming platforms comes as a big surprise. The companies’ chief executives, Satya Nadella and Kenichiro Yoshida (pictured), said they’re planning to “collaborate on new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences […]

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Apptio buys Cloudability as cloud cost-management market heats up

Apptio buys Cloudability as cloud cost-management market heats up

Apptio buys Cloudability as cloud cost-management market heats up 3
Apptio Inc., which makes software that helps companies get a tighter grip on their information technology expenses, has signed a deal to acquire Cloudability Inc., an eight-year-old startup that specializes in tracking costs across multiple clouds. Terms weren’t announced, but Apptio said the acquired company’s specialty fits snugly into its existing Apptio Cloud Business Management service […]

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VMware snaps up Bitnami to broaden its multicloud strategy

VMware snaps up Bitnami to broaden its multicloud strategy

VMware snaps up Bitnami to broaden its multicloud strategy 4
VMware Inc.’s latest acquisition is Bitnami Inc., a prominent name in the developer ecosystem that provides ready-to-use versions of popular open-source applications. The terms of the deal, which was announced this morning, were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Bitnami is profitable and has raised just $1.1 million in outside funding from a group of investors that […]

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Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build

Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build

Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build 6
Microsoft Corp. continues to rack up impressive momentum in the cloud arena, a trend that it shifted into high gear Monday at its annual Build developer conference. The tech giant launched an impressive range of innovations in platforms, tools, cloud services and other offerings that should help its Azure public cloud continue setting the pace […]

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Microsoft expands Azure capabilities to help developers build more intelligent apps

Microsoft expands Azure capabilities to help developers build more intelligent apps

Microsoft expands Azure capabilities to help developers build more intelligent apps 7
Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud is one of the most popular platforms around for application developers, and also one of the central talking points at the company’s Build developer conference today. The bulk of today’s Build announcements were focused on improving productivity, but Microsoft is also intent on helping developers build more intelligent apps on Azure. […]

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In a product blitz, Dell pushes edge, cloud, AI and hyperconverged buttons

In a product blitz, Dell pushes edge, cloud, AI and hyperconverged buttons

In a product blitz, Dell pushes edge, cloud, AI and hyperconverged buttons 8
Continuing a cavalcade of product rollouts at its Dell Technologies World conference this week in Las Vegas, Dell Technologies Inc. pushed many of the industry’s hottest buttons today with the announcement of new capabilities in cloud, hyperconverged infrastructure, edge computing and artificial intelligence. The assortment of new products and services runs the gamut from low-end […]

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Report: Apple has inked a five-year, $1.5B cloud contract with AWS

Report: Apple has inked a five-year, $1.5B cloud contract with AWS

Report: Apple has inked a five-year, $1.5B cloud contract with AWS 9
The relationship between Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. is one of the most prominent examples of the so-called coopetition that has permeated the tech industry. Apple competes with the online retail giant in a growing number of markets, while also hosting a sizable portion of its infrastructure on Amazon Web Services Inc.’s cloud. A report […]

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IBM beats on profits but misses on revenue, sending investors into a funk

IBM beats on profits but misses on revenue, sending investors into a funk

IBM beats on profits but misses on revenue, sending investors into a funk 10
IBM Corp. beat first-quarter net income estimates today but disappointed investors with a larger-than-expected decline in quarterly revenue, sending its stock down more than 3 percent in after-hours trading. The company blamed delayed decision-making in the Asia-Pacific region for the shortfall and continued to back away from talk of growth, focusing instead on profitability metrics. […]

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