Microsoft will buy out existing cloud storage contracts for customers switching to OneDrive for Business

Source: Microsoft will buy out existing cloud storage contracts for customers switching to OneDrive for Business Begin: WordPress Article Content Microsoft is targeting its cloud storage rivals including Dropbox, Box, and Google today by offering to essentially buy out customers’ existing contracts if they make the switch to OneDrive for Business. The company says that customers currently paying for one of these competitive solutions, can instead opt to use OneDrive for free for the remainder of their contract’s term. The goal here is to attract customers who were interested in trying out OneDrive for Business, but are locked into other ...

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's revised $121B buyout offer

Source: Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's revised $121B buyout offer Qualcomm says Broadcom’s revised takeover offer is inadequate. Claudia Cruz/CNET Chipmaker Qualcomm rejected a revised, $121 billion buyout offer from Broadcom on Thursday but suggested the two companies meet to address what it called the proposal’s “serious deficiencies in value and certainty.” San Jose, California-based Qualcomm said Broadcom’s proposal to acquire all outstanding shares of the chipmaker for $82 per share “materially undervalues” Qualcomm and doesn’t adequately address the risk that the transaction could fail because of antitrust concerns. Broadcom, which makes chips for everything from cable modems to set-top boxes and ...

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Microsoft’s Azure Event Grid hits general availability

Source: Microsoft’s Azure Event Grid hits general availability Begin: WordPress Article Content With Event Grid, Microsoft introduced a new Azure service last year that it hopes will become the glue that holds together modern event-driven and distributed applications. Starting today, Event Grid is generally available, with all the SLAs and other premises this entails. Using Event Grid, developers can easily connect virtually any service to another, no matter where they run. The service sits on top of Service Fabric, Microsoft’s platform for building microservices, and complements other serverless Azure tools like Functions and Logic apps. The basic idea here is ...

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Apple could let you run iPad apps on your Mac

Source: Apple could let you run iPad apps on your Mac Begin: WordPress Article Content Apple is working hard on the next major versions of its operating systems — macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. While iOS is the big elephant in the room, the most intriguing new feature could be for macOS. According to reports from Bloomberg and Axios, Apple will let you run iPad apps. Yesterday, Axios first reported that Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced a revised plan for iOS 12. Apple usually unveils the new version of iOS at its WWDC developer conference ...

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Microsoft’s Azure revenue nearly doubled year-over-year in its second quarter

Source: Microsoft’s Azure revenue nearly doubled year-over-year in its second quarter Begin: WordPress Article Content Microsoft posted a relatively good second quarter this year that continued the ongoing process of its growth into a major cloud entity, in addition to saying it would be taking a significant charge as part of changes to U.S. tax law. In particular, Microsoft said that its Azure revenue grew 98 percent year-over-year — a long-running theme alongside many other lines that equate to Microsoft’s efforts in the cloud offsetting many of the major shifts in computing that first led Microsoft to be a behemoth. ...

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