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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Microsoft Connect, Huawei out of BT, NeurIPS, and More!

Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Microsoft Connect, Huawei out of BT, NeurIPS, and More!

Microsoft’s Latest Announcements Microsoft Connect 2018, its annual cloud- and data-focused developer conference, took place last week. Though the event is normally held right before AWS Re:Invent, the company decided this year to hold it a week after. In conjunction with the event, Microsoft unveiled several new products and services. The company announced the general…

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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Alibaba Focuses on Cloud, Diane Green Leaves Google, Insights from AWS re:Invent, and More!

  Alibaba Focuses on Cloud Daniel Zhang, Alibaba Group’s chief executive, announced last week that the company will be restructuring its Tmall e-commerce business and upgrading its Alibaba Cloud business unit as the cloud becomes more important strategically. The restructure arrives after Alibaba’s record-breaking sales of $30.8 billion during Singles Day late last month and is the first restructure under…

Google not to be renewing its contract with the Department of Defense, Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub could cause uproar.

Cloud Round-Up: Atlantean Datacenters, Google Uproar, and GitHub Drama

Google Steps Up and Steps Back from DOD Contracts Google divided opinions this week as it announced internally that it would not be renewing its contract with the Department of Defense, nicknamed Project Maven. The project, officially called Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team, has been hotly contested by both Google employees and outside detractors alike. It…