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Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

Google’s Container Engine, its service for running and managing Docker containers on its cloud platform using its open source Kubernetes system, is now out of beta and generally available. This means Google now considers it ready for production use and backs it with a 99.5 percent uptime SLA.<p>Google …

7 Winning Prospecting Strategies to Energize Sales | Inc.com

Sales are the driver of all businesses. The faster you can close a deal the faster your business can grow and evolve into an industry leader, but of course it isn't always so easy. Talking with prospective clients can be tricky and work like both an art and a science--there are certain questions to …

7 incredibly useful lessons I learned from Harvard Business School's new online course

Called HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness), it's a "pre-MBA" course that tackles the basics of statistics, economics, and accounting using HBS's case study method and a proprietary user experience.<p>Its target demographic includes professionals who are looking to make up for their lack of a formal …

IBM's Makeover: A Buy-Or-Die Strategy for Big Blue

There’s lots of talk about what’s wrong with IBM, lots of opinions about how the strategies of the old CEOs undermined today’s IBM, and just as many about the company’s lack of vision. Unless you’re in the technology trenches, you probably don’t know how emotional these discussions can get: there …

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8 online classes that will make you smarter about business

Thankfully, educational institutions and technology are making continuing your education more convenient through online courses.<p>While there are thousands of informative and inspiring online courses you can take, here are classes you definitely should enroll in if you want to be an entrepreneur.<p>This …

This one thing about Google Apps for Work should seriously scare Microsoft

BetterCloud is about to release another survey that shows Office 365 doing extremely well.<p>BetterCloud is a cloud service that works with both Google Apps for Work and Office 365 helping IT departments secure and manage them. It regularly surveys its users to uncover cloud usage trends. This time, …

How One U.S. Soldier Blew the Whistle on a Cold-Blooded War Crime

William Langewiesche dissects the murder of four Iraqi prisoners, the military’s response, and how one warrior fought to become a better man.<p><b>I. Wolf Pack</b><p>Jess Cunningham was a staff sergeant in a mechanized unit of the U.S. Army—Alpha Company, First Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, First Infantry …

Will Digital Cause The Death Of The B2B Salesman?

The rise of digital and overwhelming amount of information now available to anyone in buying mode could be bad news for B2B salespeople.<p>In fact, …

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Russia's aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West

But on February 12th, after all-night talks, they were put away. "No good news," said Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's president. Instead there will be a ceasefire from February 15th. A tentative agreement has been reached to withdraw heavy weaponry.<p>But Russia looks sure to be able to keep open its …

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

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Yes, IBM Can Adapt To The As-A-Service Economy; Here's Why

The post-recessionary era has been defined by technological changes and the resultant shifts in customer behavior, competitive landscape and profit margins have severely affected legacy IT vendors like IBM. My last column focused on the resulting damage inflicted on Big Blue and others, but claimed …

The Casual Fall Shirt Upgrade (From Shirtmakers You Should Know)

Not that I'm counting, but there are just 12 days until the start of the NBA regular season. Which means -- beyond Lebron James' return to the court …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

World Cup 2014 Predictions and Results

BSports Projections<p>Following the final drawing of World Cup 2014 participants last December, Bloomberg Sports assigned each national team a …

How to Opt Out of Facebook's Interest-Based Ads

Earlier today, Facebook revealed that ads served on mobile devices will include links to a Facebook Page, social context and sharing options from August 6. This move essentially brings its mobile apps in line with those on the desktop version of Facebook.<p>Now, however, Facebook has revealed another …

Nightmares plague doctor who treated Boston victims

After four years in the ER, Leana Wen had seen her share of accidents, shootings, even amputations. But nothing had prepared her for the day of the Boston attacks.<p>Leana Wen relives the Boston Marathon bombing every day.<p>After four years in the emergency room, Wen had seen her share of accidents, …

Day by Day: An American Muslim's Thoughts After the Boston Attack

In the moments following the Boston Marathon bombings, American Muslims across the nation prayed for the same thing: "Please don't let the bomber be a Muslim." Every single time there is a violent incident on U.S. soil, no matter how big or small, the sentiment is the same. No, I'm not trying to …

In Boston, our bloated surveillance state didn’t work

Beefed-up expenditures and laws failed to stop the Boston bombing, and did little to help capture the suspects<p>The subtext of the official state view and media coverage coming out of Boston over the last week carried a crucial message to the American public: It was a vindication of the …

A Love Letter to Boston

Dear Boston,<p>I've never visited you.<p>I know that that's a strange way to begin, and of course I don't mean it as a slight against you. I'm just stating a fact: I've never visited you.<p>I've always <i>wanted</i> to, though, and that must count for something, right? I've heard great things about you. A bunch of …

Mother Of Bombing Suspect Says FBI Contacted Them After Bombing — FBI Denies

FBI says it had no contact with suspect after Boston Marathon bombing<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is disputing a claim by the mother of the suspected Boston bombers, who said the bureau had spoken to the older brother after the bombs exploded at last Monday's marathon.<p>At FBI headquarters in …

Boston bombings: Marathon finish line becomes a place of worship

Clergy held Bibles and Torah scrolls, aiming, Berman said, to reconsecrate the area that had been defiled by violence.<p>"By our presence, we wanted to make this place holy again," he said.<p>Six congregations from Boston's Back Bay neighborhood -- Central Reform Temple, Church of the Covenant, First …

Marathon nurse tells of gore beyond anything she'd seen

Nurse Alix Coletta was at the Boston Marathon to tend to exhausted runners. Soon she was dealing with crushed chests and missing limbs.<p>Alix Coletta graduated from nursing school less than a year ago. She had never seen the horrible sights she was about to see when the bombs went off at the Boston …

Investigators close in on Boston bombing suspect

U.S. authorities have zeroed in on a possible suspect in the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon.<p>An image of the man – who has not yet been identified by name – was captured on video footage taken close to the explosions, which killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.<p>The news of the …

Time lapse of finish line - Video on NBCNews.com

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Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

“Come and See the Blood in the Streets!”

One of the most moving poems I’ve read is Pablo Neruda’s “I’m Explaining a Few Things.” It’s about the Spanish Civil War, and it begins by describing the peace in a suburb of Madrid before the fighting broke out.<p>My house was called<br>the house of flowers<br>because in every cranny geraniums burst.<p>He names …

Bruins arena emotional in 3-2 Sabres win

BOSTON - Bruins forward Chris Kelly desperately wanted a win Wednesday. Not for the two points that would have pushed the Bruins into a clear-cut division lead but for the fans who united after the Boston Marathon bombings.<p>"We wanted to put a smile on our fans' faces, and I'm upset we didn't," …