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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Christmas Crashes, Chinese Media Mandate, and more!

Alexa and Phillips Hue Crash Christmas Day Before the holiday break, Liftr Cloud Insights predicted outages as Christmas approached, and outages there were indeed. Gift receivers wishing to set up their new Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices, a popular Christmas gift this year, were met with connectivity issues beginning 10 A.M. Christmas Day. The…

Cloud Round-Up: Microsoft Azure Targets Healthcare, Dropbox Ditches Public Cloud, AWS Outage Affects Alexa, Google Hangouts Chat.

Cloud Round-Up: Microsoft Azure Targets Healthcare, Dropbox Ditches Public Cloud, AWS Outage Affects Alexa, Google Hangouts Chat

On this week’s Cloud News Round-Up on LiftrNews.com, Microsoft wants Azure to be the platform of choice for healthcare companies coming to the cloud. File storage and sync company Dropbox has spent the last two years building its own infrastructure to store client data for its 11 million users. Dropbox’s primary cloud provider, is still…