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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.

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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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Pandora acquires 'key assets' from Rdio, will launch on-demand streaming in 2016

Rdio's music streaming service will fade away, as Pandora builds out its platform courting artists and fans alike.

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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.

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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

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Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft announced Monday that it has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies' data.

FCC swats down petition for mandatory Do Not Track support

The FCC won't regulate sites like Google and Facebook. Will ad and tracking blockers do the job instead?

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Amazon will open London datacenter by early 2017

Amazon Web Services will open its third European datacenter cluster by early 2017, CTO Werner Vogels said Friday.

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Salesforce users: Big contracts signed early may get you special discounts, but watch out after that

Volume discounts are nothing unusual in the world of enterprise software, but over the last year or so Salesforce has reportedly been approaching customers early about upcoming renewals and wooing them with considerable extra discounts if they sign on ahead of time for the CRM vendor's full software suite.