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Hortonworks investment could be a cloud play for HP

HP announced a $50 million equity investment in Hortonworks -- and appointed its head of cloud to the Hortonworks board.

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Microsoft's cloud business is on fire

Microsoft again doubled revenues in its cloud business, reaching a $4.4 billion annual run rate.

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Bye, Nokia, it was nice knowing you

Nokia, once a great company and the pride of Finland, is shuffling to its grave under Microsoft's leadership.

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The Microsoft layoffs are about culture not money

You can’t split testing and development and marketing apart if you want a development culture where everyone joins in.

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Layoffs signal Microsoft is throwing in the towel on hardware (mostly)

Microsoft's layoffs, combined with recent comments from executives, indicate that the company plans to use hardware only to show OEMs how it's done, not with the goal of bringing in a significant revenue stream.

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Microsoft's layoffs have to make sense

Why is the Microsoft CEO talking about coding when everyone else is speculating about layoffs? Because change has to go right through the company culture.

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Nadella's Microsoft is obsessed with data-driven growth hacking

To be the productivity and platform company, Microsoft needs people to use its products; data science is how it's going to get more people to do that.

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With RelateIQ buy, Salesforce gets relationship intelligence

Salesforce scooped up RelateIQ, a service that pulls email, calendar, and phone data as well as information from social media sites into a CRM service that mines the data to make suggestions for users.

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Why did Microsoft publish Nadella's epic memo?

Part "Burning Platform" communique, part advertisement, argues one analyst

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The three most important things in Satya Nadella's mega-memo

In a lengthy memo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hinted at changes to come.

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The little bit of good news in Box's latest numbers

Box's amended IPO filing shows that revenue is growing quite a bit faster than expenses, but the company's cash burn is still a problem.

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The two most important things at Google I/O

Android for the developing world; Android everywhere.

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The great tech lull of 2014

Everybody's waiting for the next big thing.

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Cisco buys Assemblage to keep pushing modern collaboration

Cisco scooped up Assemblage, a company that has developed services like video conferencing and a presentation service that run entirely in the browser.

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Amazon's first Fire Phone is just a test -- with huge long-term potential

The key feature, Firefly, is an unknown quantity. By getting the first Fire Phone out at a high price to a limited audience, Amazon can test it for bugs and see how much extra revenue it creates. Then, the real strategy begins.

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Box buys Streem to make the cloud part of your desktop

Box has purchased streaming media startup Streem to bolster its compliance and media features in one fell swoop.

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PCs still not dead: Businesses are buying more than Intel expected

Intel just upgraded earnings thanks to stronger than expected sales of business PCs

Life after TweetDeck: Here are five alternatives

Twitter is pulling the plug on its TweetDeck app for the desktop, iOS, and Android on May 7. What are the options for long-time TweetDeck users once their favorite Twitter app goes away?

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