Microsoft Donating $1B in Cloud Services for ‘Public Good’

Over the next three years, the software giant plans to offer nonprofits expanded access to its cloud computing services and demolish last-mile connectivity obstacles with TV white spaces. Read more »

Why the Amazon Echo Means Business

NEWS ANALYSIS: Amazon is reportedly gearing up to bring its Echo virtual assistant appliance, code-named Fox, to the workplace. Read more »

Mercedes Turns to the Industrial Strength Cloud for Quality Assurance

NEWS ANALYSIS: Cloud-based robots help Mercedes Benz ensure quality and efficiency while reducing resources and managing the environmental impact of its production. Read more »

Nest Issues Update to Fix Thermostat Glitches

A faulty software update caused some Nest smart thermostats to shut down or behave erratically. Nest issued an over-the-air update to fix the problems Read more »

Skype Translator Now Available to All Windows Users

Microsoft completes its rollout of Skype Translator for Windows and announces an integration with the Slack team communications platform. Read more »

IBM, CSC Team Up in Hybrid Cloud Push

IBM and CSC have partnered to promote hybrid cloud to enterprises, integrating their respective technologies and using Bluemix as the dev platform. Read more »

Forrester, Synergy Research Name IBM Cloud Leader

Citing the company's prowess in the hybrid cloud space, both Forrester Research and Synergy Research have named IBM a cloud computing leader. Read more »

10 Fast Facts About the New Peach Social Media App

Peach is complementary to, rather than a replacement for, Facebook and Twitter. That gives it an opportunity to succeed where other new social apps have failed. Read more »

IT Pros Put More Faith in Cloud-Based Platforms

The survey of IT and security professionals indicated the top barrier to stopping data loss in the cloud is a lack of skilled security professionals. Read more »

Microsoft R Server Is Free for Developers and Students

Nearly a year after announcing the acquisition of Revolution Analytics, Microsoft releases its own branded analytics software platform and offers it to developers for free. Read more »