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How Microsoft Is Gaining on Cloud Rivals Amazon and Google

Survey finds Microsoft's offerings gaining favor with CIOs.<p>Don’t look now, but Microsoft’s cloud services appear to be catching up to Amazon and Google in the quickly evolving battle to supply companies with cloud computing services, a survey of CIOs by the research firm Pacific Crest Securities …

Good news for Netflix: Germans already love to stream videos

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: gfhdickinson<p>Netflix (S NFLX) will cater to a receptive audience when it launches in Germany in September: 73 percent …

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Apple’s recent buybacks brought highest 4-month returns of any company since 1998

Data from Bloomberg today shows just how profitable Apple’s recent buybacks have been with the company experiencing the highest returns of any company in over a decade. The buybacks, which were also the biggest ever since Bloomberg and S&P started tracking these numbers, came as Apple stock …

The Firm Taking On Elon Musk's Rooftop Solar Empire Is Going Public

Vivint Inc.'s market debut could come as soon as this fall, depending on market conditions, Reuters said. Vivint Inc. is currently owned by PE group Blackstone.<p>Vivint trails only SolarCity in U.S. panel installation volumes, according to the GTM Research U.S. PV Leaderboard, though at 9% of market …

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The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR

Back in June, Google revealed Cardboard: an open-source attempt at mobile virtual reality. Heck, even the "hardware" is open source -- here are instructions to make your own, right now!<p>But the concept is more than a low-tech solution to mobile VR. It's emblematic of Google's approach to virtual …

Google has run away with the web search market and almost no one is chasing

Search represents the largest digital advertising market—almost $50 billion last year globally, according to PwC, compared to just $34 billion for display ads—and is growing roughly 10% a year. But Google so thoroughly dominates the search industry that few are even bothering to challenge it …

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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Google Has a Huge New Business You Probably Don’t Know About

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published …

Ford Motor Corp Invents New Way To Shape Metal

The English Wheel is a tool, some call it a machine, that allows a sheet of metal to be formed. It requires a skilled craftsman to use it, and although it is a time-consuming process, it can create a variety of shapes and forms by stretching the metal. NASCAR uses it to create new prototypes, for …

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UnitedStack 发布秒级响应 IaaS 服务 UOS 2.0 版,已累积获得 1650 万美金融资

在今天下午于北京的新品发布会上,UnitedStack 正式发布了其 IaaS 服务 UOS (United OpenStack) 2.0 版本。 简单来说,UnitedStack 是一家 OpenStack 开源云计算服务提供商,为企业、IDC数据中心、互联网用户提供基于 OpenStack 的公有云及私有云服务。UOS 是 UnitedStack 团队基于 OpenStack 开发的 IaaS 云计算服务和运营平台,给企业用户提供分布式块存储、SDN 等 IaaS 核心技术和能力,并在此基础上提供虚拟数据中心(VDC)服务,从而给企业提供一套灵活性强、可按秒计费且无厂商锁定的 IaaS 服 …

Tesla Motors Officially Confirms Model 3 Electric Vehicles Will Go On Sale In 2017

Tesla Motors has officially announced the name of its new all-electric vehicle: <i>Model 3</i>. Competing directly against the BMW 3 Series, the Model 3 will go on sale in 2017. The only vehicle Tesla Motors sells right now is the Model S, but it will launch the Model X crossover next year.<p>Tesla Motors CEO …

Oculus Spots People Selling Rift Pre-Orders, Cancels Their Shipments

The second version of the Oculus Rift VR headset is expected to start arriving this week, but actually getting your hands on one is going to be tough. Over 45,000 units had been pre-ordered as of the first of this month — and of those, only 10,000 are expected to actually ship in July. If you …

Oculus Spots People Selling Rift Pre-Orders, Cancels Their Shipments

The second version of the Oculus Rift VR headset is expected to start arriving this week, but actually getting your hands on one is going to be tough. Over 45,000 units had been pre-ordered as of the first of this month — and of those, only 10,000 are expected to actually ship in July. If you …

Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …

Instagram CEO: We're growing fast. So what if I left a lot of money on the table?

Instagram is growing like gangbusters internationally and usage of its much-maligned messaging service is, too, says CEO Kevin Systrom, but the …

REPORT: Apple Has A Secret Partnership To Make Battery Life A Lot Better

Apple is rumored to be working with Intelligent Energy, a fuel-cell firm that could enable Apple's devices to last "days or even weeks," according to a Daily Mail report.<p>Consumer technology is a major facet of Intelligent Energy's business. "Our technology can be sized to suit your requirements and …

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Google prepares modular phone dev kits (but your idea had better be good)

If you're a developer eager to start tinkering with Google's Project Ara modular phone technology as quickly as possible, it's time to get in line. The company has started taking requests for test boards; if you fill out the form before July 18th and meet Google's expectations, you could have …

TED co-founder launches an observatory for the largest cities on Earth

TED co-founder Richard Saul Wurman’s Urban Observatory is now a virtual reality.<p>The Urban Observatory is a multi-media interactive exhibit culled from big data that is displayed on screens to let viewers compare and contrast data from the world’s largest cities. Fifty-five of the world’s largest …

This Tech Startup Wants to Revolutionize Your Home

Technology Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The idea of having a completely connected home sounds awesome to a number of people, but setting it all up yourself? Probably not so much.<p>Add to that the issue of managing all your connected devices. You have one app to …

Home Automation

Amazon Will Let You Binge Watch One of Its New Shows, Netflix-Style

"Transparent" is getting lots of buzz. And in September you'll be able to watch all 10 episodes.<p>Last year, Amazon followed Netflix’s lead and launched its own set of Web video/TV shows.<p>Now, as it prepares for a second season, Amazon is taking another page from the Netflix playbook: For at least one …

Comcast buys 'smart internet' startup to build better routers

Last year, Skydog was an interesting Kickstarter project promising a cloud-based router built to give better individual control over your connected devices through its mobile app. Now, <i>TechCrunch</i> reveals its parent company PowerCloud Systems has been acquired by Comcast as a part of its quest to …

Bonnaroo festival used iBeacons to collect valuable data about concertgoers

While iPhone users have enjoyed new location-based experiences thanks to early implementations of Apple’s iBeacon technology, companies deploying the bluetooth beacons are also collecting some valuable data on users. We reported previously how some are experiencing huge jumps in app usage and ad …

The Eric Schmidt email confirming Google’s one-hour window to counter Facebook job offers

More fascinating emails continue to trickle out of the Google/Apple/Intel/Adobe wage-conspiracy case in California. In one exchange revealed last week, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed—in a huff—an extreme measure aimed at preventing Facebook from stealing his company’s …

Eric Schmidt

Tesla recruits U.S. military veterans to build electric cars In California

The environmental benefits of electric cars are obvious, but cutting emissions is far from the only way car makers can play a positive role in society.<p>Many U.S. military veterans face difficulties finding civilian jobs after they return from deployment.<p>Now Tesla Motors is trying to make a …

Box 第一季度营收翻番,亏损仅增加 13%

今日下午,Box 更新了其 S-1 文件 ,详细介绍了其本财年第一季度的财务业绩。就一个季度而言,Box 的营收达到了 4530 万美元,亏损 3850 万美元。营收增长了 93.6 个百分点,亏损则只增加了 13 百分点。<p>也就是说,与去年同期相比 Box 的年营收额差不多增长了一倍,与此同时亏损并没有出现大幅增长。很显然,营收额为 4500 万美元的情况下,亏损达到了 3800 万美元,说明该公司的开销仍然差不多占到了公司整体收入的两倍。但是与 Box 去年公布的数据相比之后,就会发现该公司的表现显然是有所进步的。<p>该公司该季度的 GAAP(一般公认会计原则)净亏损为 85%,与其 2014 …

The tragic, explosive crash of a stolen Tesla

The attempted theft of a Tesla model S in Los Angeles went horribly wrong this past weekend. On Friday, July 4, a man allegedly stole one of the electric vehicles from a dealership in West Hollywood. A subsequent chase involving the local authorities resulted in the car, which was said to be …

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