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Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

Yahoo Mail may show error messages to Adblock Plus users in Chrome and Firefox.

Diane Greene

Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aiming for enterprise adoption

VMware co-founder Diane Greene will oversee all of Google's cloud businesses, including its Cloud Platform and Apps productivity suite, the company announced Thursday.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX: A new ERP is born, this time in the cloud

Enterprise software has long been associated with clunky interfaces and a long learning curve, but Microsoft is aiming to change all that with Dynamics AX, the next generation of its flagship ERP system.

Joseph Sirosh

Why Microsoft’s data chief thinks current machine learning tools are like tailored shirts

When Microsoft's data and machine learning chief thinks about the future, he sees a world where developers create applications that are built to leverage machine learning and predictive analytics without needing the help of a data scientist.

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Google's infrastructure czar predicts cloud business will outpace ads in 5 years

Google is lagging behind its leading competitors in the hyperscale public cloud, but Urs Hölzle, the technology titan's senior vice president for technical infrastructure, sees Google's cloud revenue eclipsing its ad business in five years.

Intel's Diane Bryant

Intel exec pushes geotagging to address Euro privacy laws

An Intel executive has proposed geotagging as a way to ensure compliance with European data privacy laws.

FBI CISO Arlette Hart

The US government wants in on the public cloud, but needs more transparency

The US federal government is trying to move more into the cloud, but service providers' lack of transparency is harming adoption, according to Arlette Hart, the FBI's chief information security officer.

Google’s Urs Hölzle announces some price cuts for the Google Cloud March 25

Developers can design their own compute instances in Google's cloud

Google made a big move to woo developers Wednesday, announcing that they can now create compute instances on the company's cloud platform with custom configurations of virtual CPUs and memory.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft touts new, holistic approach to enterprise security

Microsoft combines the attack protection, detection and response features built into Windows 10, Office 365, Azure and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite to help enterprises improve their operational security posture.

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Microsoft turns off the lights on Zune services

From today onward, Microsoft never has to mention Zune again.

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Microsoft, Box co-develop Windows 10 app with deep Office ties

Microsoft continued its partnerships with cloud providers via a partnership with Box an a universal Windows 10 app.

Satya Nadella Microsoft CEO Dell World 2015

Microsoft sets up data centers in Germany amid US surveillance concerns

Microsoft is delivering its cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from two new datacenters regions in Germany, in a move that aims to deflect customer concerns about access to their data by U.S. surveillance.

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Microsoft bolsters artificial intelligence with additions to Project Oxford

Microsoft unveiled five new services for its Project Oxford artificial intelligence services Wednesday, including emotion detection and video stabilization.

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Google sharpens its container-focused cloud products for battle

Google unveiled some major enhancements to its container-focused cloud offerings on Tuesday to take advantage of new open-source developments and boost the performance of its products in a competitive market.

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Microsoft to follow Amazon into UK with cloud hosting service

Microsoft will open its own data center hosting Office 365 and Azure services in the UK next year