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Amazon super-sizes instances to lure Hadoop users to Web Services

The company has launched 12 new virtual servers that can be used for image processing and financial analytics

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Microsoft slashes Azure prices, introduces new basic tier

Amazon Web Services and Google also cut prices in March

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Twitter looks to cash in on TV-related tweets overseas

Two acquisitions could help Twitter develop new advertising partnerships overseas, one expert said

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Oracle overtakes IBM as second-largest software vendor, Gartner says

Global spending on software grew 4.8 percent overall last year

Bing adds context to people, places with 'snapshot' feature

Microsoft's new Bing tool shows results in a panel with related information from various sources.

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Many SAP customers struggling to figure out its mobility strategy, user survey finds

SAP pledges to provide more clarity on its mobile offerings

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Healthcare.gov experiences maintenance outage on deadline day

Technicians took the site down in order to fix a software bug, but it's a last-minute embarrassment.

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Alarming synthesized speech tells you when to freak out

Fujitsu technology could work with cloud data to tailor synthesized speech to a given situation

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Alibaba invests $692 million for a presence in physical retail

Alibaba said it is acquiring a stake in department store operator Intime Retail

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Trial to proceed in Silicon Valley employee 'no poaching' case

A judge ruled that the evidence should be considered in a jury trial beginning May 27

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Why Zuckerberg prefers drones to Google's balloons

The Facebook chief explains some of his thinking behind Internet access delivered via drone and satellite

Microsoft changes course, won't access user data in theft probes

Instead, the company will refer the matter to law enforcement agencies.

Lawyers talk of settlement in Silicon Valley employee-poaching case

In a hearing, both sides cited progress made with a mediator

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Court extends bankruptcy probe of Mt. Gox mess

The complexity of the losses is slowing the bitcoin exchange's bid for rehabilitation

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Cross-industry IoT group pushes for gear that works together

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel kicked off the IIC to push for better standards