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Walmart open-sources OneOps to free you from cloud lock-in

Back in October Walmart made a pledge to combat vendor lock-in in the cloud by open-sourcing its OneOps technology, and on Tuesday it made good on that promise.

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Companies, start your (hybrid) clouds: Azure Stack's first beta is coming

Microsoft is releasing the first technical preview of its Azure Stack private cloud platform, which will allow customers to bring capabilities from the Azure public cloud into their own data centers.

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5 Gmail for Android tips to tame your inbox

Delete messages right from notifications, prevent accidental deletions, search better, and more.

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Windows 10's Cortana will remind you to keep promises made in emails

Make a promise via email? Microsoft’s virtual assistant will follow up so you don’t forget.

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Netflix's VPN blocking begins with a skirmish down under

The Netflix clamp down on region jumping via virtual private networks is underway with customers in Australia among the first to experience issues.

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SAP sees cloud, support revenue overtaking software in 2018

Reflecting an industry trend, German business software maker SAP expects its revenue from cloud subscriptions and support to be higher than its revenue from software licenses in 2018.

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Baseball fans win concessions in online blackout settlement, cord cutters don't

Sports fans can rejoice that their favorite out of town team won't be blacked out any more, but only if you're a cable or satellite TV subscriber.

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New 'moonshot challenge' at Harvard aims to make giant leap in AI

Humanity has big hopes for artificial intelligence, but in reality machines have a long way to go to catch up with the human brain. Enter Harvard University, which has just won a $28 million grant to change all that.

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Windows 10 needed universal apps, and Dropbox made one, complete with Windows Hello

Dropbox took advantage of many of Windows 10's most intriguing app features, including notifications, quick search, and even biometric logins using Windows Hello.

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Microsoft will donate $1 billion in cloud services to nonprofits, researchers

Microsoft plans to donate US$1 billion in cloud services over three years to nongovernmental organizations and researchers, in a bid to provide access to these services to those who can't afford them.

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Microsoft will cut some Azure compute prices

Businesses using Microsoft's Azure cloud platform have some good news coming: their infrastructure bills may be shrinking come February.

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Bitcoin is a failed experiment, says major Bitcoin developer

Mike Hearn, a major Bitcoin developer, says the cryptocurrency is a failure on the brink of technical collapse.

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Netflix to crack down on proxies as it goes global

If you've used proxy software to access movies in other Netflix regions, it looks like the fun is nearing an end.

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Cord-Cutter Confidential's predictions for 2016

After a big year for cord cutting, here's what to expect in 2016.

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Amazon AWS to go head to head with Microsoft Azure in Canada

Amazon has promised the creation of a new AWS region based in Montreal, Canada, this year, bringing its cloud to a new country at a time when it faces increased competition in the public cloud arena.