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Starbucks hit by major computer failure

Stores appear to be affected across the country, with some giving out free drinks

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Infosys invests in cloud, health monitoring market

The outsourcer said it is facing price pressure in its core outsourcing areas

Money

5 Things we learned about Amazon’s cloud from its first earnings report

For the first time in company history Amazon.com revealed the financial details of its Web Services cloud computing division in earnings reports released Thursday.

Google sales hit a speed bump in Q1

Total sales grew by 12 percent, below analysts' projections

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Winds of change blowing in the WAN

In the past few years, enterprise computing has experienced major upheavals brought about by cloud apps, Wi-Fi, mobility, and BYOD. The enterprise WAN, meanwhile, has not evolved much since it was transformed into an MPLS Layer 3 VPN...

Box CEO courts enterprise cloud customers

Businesses spend tens of billions of dollars a year trying to solve new problem with old technology, according Box CEO Aaron Levie, who says his company provides cutting-edge tech that addresses evolving enterprise storage needs.

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Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

Swarm combines easy cluster creation and management with powerful container scheduling, but HA and other key features are still in the works

Casio iPhone app does keyword searches in voice recordings

The app can pull out words from a speech or interview in a snap

Huawei eyes US enterprise market despite political challenges

Huawei wants its enterprise business to drive the company's future growth

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

Apps built with Box Developer Edition won't require users to have a Box account

Avni

SDN start-up stitches together clouds

A software-defined networking start-up called Avni Networks has emerged from stealth mode proposing accelerated deployment of applications and services spanning private, public or hybrid clouds.

Google boosts workplace efforts with Box integration, videoconferencing

Google for Work rests on its Chromebooks hardware and Chrome web browser

Mobile money transfers to Africa expected to hit $33 billion this year

Most sub-Sahara Africans are using mobile financial services to buy goods, pay utility bills, send and receive money

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An entire country's data is getting backed up

The country of Estonia is backing up its entire government dataset, and also devising ways to operate through the cloud in the event of an attack by a foreign nation. Its neighbor is Russia.

MtGox creditors can finally file claims for lost bitcoins

Claims are being accepted through a dedicated site and via the Kraken bitcoin exchange until May 29

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Latest filings show increasing spending by some tech heavyweights in Washington, D.C.

Yahoo, still reliant on PCs, posts earnings that disappoint

Smartphones and tablets account for less than a quarter of Yahoo's ad revenue

Cisco's cloudy knowledge

SaaS portal enables collaborative learning

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Google, Microsoft and Amazon: Who’s got the best cloud for big data?

IaaS cloud vendors are making the pitch to store, and analyze, your big data in their cloud.

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