Community college to offer degree in cloud computing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new two-year program at Columbus State Community College aims to teach students about cloud computing.
The college says the new associate of applied science degree in...
China’s Huawei unveils chip for global big data market
BEIJING (AP) — Huawei Technologies Ltd. showed off a new processor chip for data centers and cloud computing Monday, expanding into new and growing markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.
Huawei and other Chinese technology companies that rely on Western technology are stepping up efforts to develop their own.
Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company
Microsoft's big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable publicly traded company.
The software maker's prospects looked bleak just a few years ago, as licenses for the company's Windows system fell with a sharp drop in sales of personal computers.
But under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has found stability by focusing on software and services over the internet, or the cloud, with long-term business contracts.
Co-founder of Salesforce buys Time magazine for $190 million
WASHINGTON (AP) — Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp. to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce, and his wife, it was announced Sunday.
Meredith announced that it was selling Time magazine for $190 million in cash to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer.
Meredith had completed the purchase of Time along with other publications of Time Inc. earlier this year.
Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon on Tuesday became the second publicly traded company to reach $1 trillion in market value, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple.
The milestone is another sign of Amazon's swift rise from an online bookseller to a behemoth that sells toilet paper, TVs and just about anything. In its two decades, Amazon has expanded far beyond online shopping and into health care, advertising and cloud computing.
PHOENIX (AP) — The association that represents Arizona's cities and towns is raising the alarm about a proposal in the Legislature to ban sales tax on digital goods such as cloud computing software and digital streaming services.
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns says the proposal from Republican Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita would cost cities $48 million a year in tax collections and the state $120 million. Another $11.3 million would be lost from a fund for schools.
Drones to cloud computing: AP exposes Russian wish list
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found.
What ultimately may have been stolen is uncertain, but the hackers clearly exploited a national vulnerability in cybersecurity: poorly protected email and barely any direct notification to victims.
Las Vegas — Mobility that lives in the cloud.
Chinese company Xunlei plans US cloud computing service
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech company Xunlei Ltd. plans to launch a cloud computing service in the United States and Europe next year, aiming to compete in Amazon's home market, Xunlei's chief executive said Wednesday.
The venture adds to a stream of Chinese technology brands that are expanding into developed markets. Huawei, the No. 3 global smartphone brand, said this week it will increase its U.S. presence by selling through American telecom carriers next year.
Scramble for tech talent is challenge for recruiters
The tech nerds rule. Again.
The demand for IT professionals is as hot as it was in the late 1990s, an era fueled by the then-emerging internet, the dot-com bubble and preparation for the Y2K digital conversion.
University of Texas at San Antonio gets $5 million grant for research, education on cloud computing
The University of Texas at San Antonio received a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to create a new research and education cloud computing center, the university announced.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Bill Mott said at midweek there were enough reasons for Good Samaritan to try the Jim Dandy Stakes, even though the field included the winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, and even though his horse had never run on dirt.
Amazon.com Inc.’s shares topped $1,000 for the first time, marking a new milestone for a company wooing investors by dominating online commerce and cloud computing, two industries expected to keep growing as shopping habits change and businesses rethink how they deploy technology.
NEW YORK (AP) — Preakness winner Cloud Computing won't run in the Belmont Stakes, leaving the final leg of the Triple Crown without the winners of the first two races.
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming also won't run in the 1½-mile Belmont on June 10 in New York.
Trainer Chad Brown confirmed Sunday that Cloud Computing would skip the Belmont, which had been expected.
BALTIMORE — The Triple Crown buzz reached a fever pitch Saturday when Always Dreaming led his Preakness rivals while passing the Pimlico grandstand for the first time, but expectations for an encore performance of his Kentucky Derby romp dropped with a thud when the 6-5 favorite fell out of contention on the far turn.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks' rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three weeks until the Belmont in New York, Cloud Computing could return to run on his home track.
BALTIMORE (AP) — As Chad Brown stood in the Preakness winner's circle with Cloud Computing, the 38-year-old trainer didn't think about winning the second jewel of the Triple Crown in his first try.
He thought about late mentor Bobby Frankel, who came to Pimlico four times and never hit the board in the Preakness. Frankel died of leukemia in 2009, and was on Brown's mind Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Preakness Stakes (all times EDT):
Cloud Computing caught Classic Empire in the final strides to win the Preakness in an upset.
Ridden by Javier Castellano, 13-1 long shot Cloud Computing ran 1 3/16 miles in 1:55.98.
The first leg of the Triple Crown is in the books. Always Dreaming, as predicted in this column, was the winner of the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
Rackspace Hosting CEO Taylor Rhodes is leaving the San Antonio-based managed cloud computing company on May 16, about six months after he steered it through a $4.3 billion sale.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers are expressing concerns that the state still has millions of dollars in unused information technology equipment that was bought before a cloud computing plan was scrapped.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked to view the equipment Monday while touring the Docking office building, The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2p2e1h5 ) reports. But the state officials giving the tour didn't have the key.
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