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Apple Expands Cloud Service With Google While Preparing Its Own Infrastructure

Alphabet's Google has landed Apple as a customer for its cloud computing platform. Apple has started to store part of its cloud service in Google cloud platform, while also building its infrastructure.

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Bitcoin Update: Microsoft to Continue Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Many speculates why Microsoft stops accepting Bitcoin as a mode of payment for purchasing apps in its Windows Store. Users became alarmed since they can no longer add Bitcoins to their account and existing balance can no longer be refunded. A Microsoft spokesperson apologized for the incorrect information and said that it will be taken care of.

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Microsoft No Longer Accepts Bitcoin Payments

No more Bitcoin payments for Microsoft Windows 10 devices. Existing balance can still be used to purchase on Windows Store but cannot be refunded or added. Xbox users can still add Bitcoins to their accounts.

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Microsoft Acquires Xarmin, Changed Leadership Focuses on Cross Platform Mobile Approach

Microsoft has announced on Wednesday acquiring Xarmin, a cross-platform software programming tools project. Though details on the deal haven’t been disclosed from either party, the deal has been rumored to be made for $400 million to $500 million. The acquisition is expected to boost up Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) technology ideals.

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Oracle Acquires Ravello Systems for $500 million

It was confirmed on Monday that Israeli company Ravello was acquired by Oracle for $500 million. Ravello joins Oracle's cloud business with high hopes to take on giant tech companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

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Microsoft Lumia 650: Designed for Business Class, But Lacks Windows 10 Mobile’s Best Feature

Lumia 650 is the latest product from Microsoft that was launched on February 15. Though it is aimed at business-oriented users, the phone doesn't have the business-friendly Continuum feature which is deemed significant to its target market.

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InVisage introduces SparkP2 for IoT devices

InVisage unveiled SparkP2 for Internet of Things instruments. The SparkP2 has the potential to arrest 2-megapixel pictures and consumes less power than the traditional silicon cameras.

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Apple Finds Allies with Facebook and Twitter Over FBI Case

Apple found support from Facebook and Twitter that it should not be forced to help FBI in unlocking the smartphone of one of the San Bernardino mass shooting assailants, Farook. Even if Apple unlocked phones in the past for solving criminal investigations, it is still the company' best interest to protect their privacy of their customers.

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Microsoft Announced Partnerships With 74 Android Device Makers

Microsoft announced that now the company has partnership with 74 Android device makers in 2015. The agreement says that the OEMs will have to pre-install Microsoft apps on their devices. Lately, Microsoft have been doing more to embrace Android with various ways.

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Microsoft Acquired Music Player App "Groove"

Months after rebranding Xbox Music and relaunched it by the name Groove, Microsoft acquired a music player app that goes by the same name. The Montreal-based startup agreed to sell the name and technology to Microsoft, but the details are disclosed by both companies.

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Xignite raises $20 million in Series C Funding

Xignite said that it has raised 20.5 million US dollar in Series C Funding. The company will utilize the capital from the fund to gauge its marketing and sales efforts as well as to widen its product portfolio.

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GitHub faces overhaul as many executives quit

GitHub is experiencing a huge inner havoc as many executives flee from the company. Chris Wanstrath has been overhauling the firm's culture backed by its board.

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Cisco to acquire Jasper for $1.4 billion

Cisco announced its intention to purchase Jasper Technologies, a provider of cloud service for internet-powered devices, for $1.4 billion. The merger will enable Cisco to provide a full IoT solution which is inter-operable through devices and coordinates with application developers and IoT service providers.

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Microsoft Just Spent Nearly $250 M To Buy Swiftkey, The Popular Predictive Typing App For Smartphones

Swiftkey, the popular predictive typing app for smartphone, has been reported to be bought by Microsoft for nearly $250 million. Microsoft is said to have a bigger plan with the app, going further than just expanding on more than iOS and Android devices.

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Microsoft to place future data centers under water

Microsoft has put a prototype of data center under the ocean to examine its efficacy to work hundreds of feet beneath the ocean surface. The underwater data centers could reduce the delay in web service.

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