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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Azure Maps from Microsoft, Amazon and Western Union Team Up and More!

New Azure Maps from Microsoft   Microsoft is continuing to expand Azure Maps, introducing a new set of capabilities in the form of SDKs and cloud-based services. The capabilities will enable enterprises, partners, and cities to build the solutions that will help visualize, analyze, and optimize these mobility challenges. The company says these services are designed…

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Liftr Cloud Look Ahead: Alibaba’s Push Against Scrutiny, Microsoft Partners with Tom Tom, and more.

Alibaba’s Push Against Scrutiny  Alibaba is charting an uncertain path in Australia’s cloud computing market. As the Chinese internet conglomerate seeks to grow its operations, it also must manage heightened scrutiny on Chinese technology firms. Alibaba’s earnings growth in the country fell to 41 percent in the December quarter; its slowest since 2016. However, the company’s…