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Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid cloud push

Oct. 21, 2014 | SHARON GAUDIN

At a news conference in San Francisco Monday afternoon, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie, the company's cloud division chief, pushed Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform, and announced a deal with Dell to offer a private cloud package of software and hardware for its Azure services.

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Why you really shouldn't worry about in-store beacons

Oct. 21, 2014 | BILL SNYDER

In-store beacons push advertisements and other content to your phone using Bluetooth — but only if you let them. Beacons don't automatically track your location or movement, but they do communicate with apps that could collect sensitive data.

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Microsoft's big Azure announcement is a Cloud in a Box

Oct. 21, 2014 | SIMON BISSON

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Cloud and Enterprise EVP Scott Guthrie used an event in San Francisco today to give an update on its Azure cloud platform, launching its on premises Cloud Platform System and the Azure Marketplace, where ISVs and developers can sell services and applications to Azure users.

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Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

Oct. 21, 2014 | LUCAS MEARIAN

One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with a firmware upgrade and installation guide.

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