Tech companies can bid on the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract, starting today

On Thursday, the Pentagon opened bidding for a huge cloud computing contract that could be worth as much as $10 billion. Given its size, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract,...

Google’s Cloud Launcher is now the GCP Marketplace, adds container-based applications

Cloud Launcher has long been Google’s marketplace for cloud-based application from third-party vendors that lets you deploy them in Google’s cloud with just a few clicks. That name never...

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play...

This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion...

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the...

As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for...

As A.I. takes over, Microsoft’s CEO sees the entire world as one big computer

At a presentation in London, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the right metaphor as the company moves forward in an A.I.-first world was to view the Earth as one big...

Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again

Shahin Farshchi Contributor More posts by this contributor The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future I entered the world of venture investing a dozen years ago.  Little...

By keeping its head in the cloud, Microsoft makes it rain on shareholders

Thanks in part to its colossal cloud business, Microsoft earnings are drenching shareholders in dollars. For the quarter ending March 31, 2018 the tech ringer from Redmond saw its revenue increase...

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. More posts by this contributor Homo Sapiens 2.0? We need a species-wide conversation about the future...

Alibaba is leading a $27M investment in open source database startup MariaDB

Alibaba has spent 2017 pushing its cloud computing business and now it is preparing to make its first major investment in a Western startup in...

Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that’s specifically geared toward bursty workloads....

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