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Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

As more companies store data in the cloud, they're increasingly crunching the numbers there, too.

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Top 5 things to watch for at VMWorld 2014

A year ago VMware laid out an ambitious plan, now it’s time to hear the details.

VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

Deloitte survey shows increased investment in U.S. tech companies

Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud

Google Cloud users can now run Docker jobs alongside their Hadoop workloads in the same cluster

New products of the week 08.18.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Juniper and SilverPeak Networks

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Google: The cost of hardware is falling at a faster rate than the price of cloud

Google says the cost of cloud hardware is dropping at a faster rate than cloud prices are, which means the cloud pricing war that has been raging for years shows no signs of slowing down.

Google acquires Gecko Design for next-generation products

Gecko's designers will join Google X, which works on new products like Glass

Google's search app gets friendlier to bilingual Android users

Queries can now be made in multiple languages without switching settings

Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

Microsoft Azure DocumentDB offers NoSQL data storage as a service on Azure

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do

Analysis of tweets around Ferguson shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Nearly 150,000 tweets appeared a full two days before cable news networks covered it

YouTube music might be a win for other Google services

Premium content, not a lack of ads, might be the real draw

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella

Azure services down again

Among those affected are Cloud Services, Virtual Machines and Websites

Microsoft: Give IE another chance

Tidbits from a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat also include browser name-change, faster updates and the demise of IE8

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How new CEO Vishal Sikka can reinvent Infosys

IT outsourcing industry observers have advice for new CEO Vishal Sikka. They suggest Infosys' first outsider CEO make some bold changes to reposition the Indian company in the IT services market.

FCC extends net neutrality comment period to Sept. 15

The public will now have five additional days to weigh in

Azure cloud services have a rough week

Outages and service disruptions hit several Azure products in various regions of the world in the past seven days

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