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Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing


PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

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New IBM OpenStack services support hybrid cloud apps

Big Blue offers a new slate of IBM Cloud OpenStack Services for the open source cloud computing platform designed to help clients and developers integrate applications and data across hybrid clouds.

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Gartner: Amazon’s cloud is 10x bigger than its next 14 competitors, combined

Amazon Web Service's public IaaS cloud is bigger than Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, Verizon, VMware, HP and all it's other competitors, by a long shot.

Container FAQ

What are containers and why do you need them?

What can containers do for you? Here are 10 frequently asked questions about application container technology, in general, and Docker, in particular.

Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

A Google spokeswoman apologized for the issue, but did not explain what causes it

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Status check on OpenStack: The open source cloud has arrived

The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has hit its stride, backed by vendors like IBM, Rackspace, HP and Cisco it has emerged as the open source alternative to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google and VMware.

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Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Gartner research released its public IaaS cloud magic quadrant.

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How the cloud helps fight cancer

When it comes to the complex and costly fight against cancer, the cloud offers doctors and researchers a new way to find novel treatments and clues that could one day yield cures.

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

New features for designers, meanwhile, promises better image handling

CSC to split in two, spin off US public sector work

Computer Sciences Corporation, founded in 1959, is becoming two companies

Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Revamped app offering supports the Apple Watch

Global digital rights groups say Facebook's Internet.org increases inequality

The groups are objecting to Internet.org's "walled garden" of services offered without data charges

Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

Alibaba has already opened a data center in the U.S.

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Gartner: Cloud IaaS is a $16.5 billion market

Gartner research's latest Magic Quadrant shows that the cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market worth $16.5 billion, and its led by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

The Google Preemptible Virtual Machine is a budget cloud offering for large jobs that don't need to be run in real time

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Amazon’s apps face uphill battle in the cloud vs. Microsoft and Google

Amazon Web Services has begun rolling out its own collaboration and enterprise apps on its cloud, but it will have a difficult time gaining market share against competitors Microsoft and Google in this realm.

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data

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