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  • Slack cofounder: 'We didn't have a sense of the scale it could grow to'

    If there's anything Cal Henderson knows about, it's scaling technology to keep up with extremely rapid growth.

  • Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

    Two-factor authentication is often held up as a best practice for security in the online world, but Dropbox on Wednesday announced a new feature that's designed to make it even tougher.

  • Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta

    Two Google big data toolsets have finally moved out of beta and into full commercial release, adding to its cloud portfolio a data analysis framework and a service for managing data streams in real-time.

  • GitHub launches desktop client to lure more developers

    Looking to expand its already considerable user base, GitHub has introduced a new desktop GUI client that streamlines many of the functions of the online code repository.

  • Docker Content Trust steps up container security

    As Docker has matured, it's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2919588/application-virtualization/docker-finally-puts-its-security-best-practices-on-paper.html">grappled with</a> the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2923852/security/containers-have-arrived-and-no-one-knows-how-to-secure-them.html">security issues</a> that come with containers. Of late, Docker has concentrated on how to certify the contents of a given container.

  • Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy

    Infor made a $675 million bid to bolster its cloud and supply-chain management capabilities Tuesday with the announcement that it will acquire global order-management platform provider GT Nexus.

  • Amazon cuts cost of running Oracle's database in its cloud

    Amazon Web Services now lets companies run Oracle's database for about 3 cents per hour, while at the same time adding more options for enterprises that want to move high performance workloads to the cloud.

  • IBM's new US$1B acquisition will help Watson 'see'

    IBM plans to buy Merge Healthcare in a $1 billion deal that promises to bring new image-focused capabilities to its Watson Health platform.

  • Red Hat readies OpenStack for the enterprise

    Red Hat has polished the open source OpenStack Cloud hosting software so that it can be more easily deployed within enterprises.

  • IBM launches new services to help enterprises embrace Macs

    IBM's year-long partnership with Apple took a new turn on Wednesday with the PC giant's announcement of new cloud services designed to help large companies incorporate Macs into their IT infrastructures.

  • Salesforce taps Instagram's new API with tailored marketing tools

    Users of Salesforce's Marketing Cloud on Tuesday gained easier access to Instagram's roughly 300 million users thanks to an integration made possible by a new API.

  • Intel's big plan to seed the private Cloud market

    Everyone knows Intel makes chips but what's the company Cloud strategy?

  • IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

    IBM may be leading the pack when it comes to putting away patents related to cloud technologies.

  • Using Watson, IBM and CVS aim to predict when your health is about to decline

    Pharmacists at some 7,800 CVS drugstores across the U.S. will soon be able to tap IBM's Watson cognitive computing system in the hopes of predicting customers' health problems before they arise.

  • Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman

    Japanese robot Pepper is getting an intelligence upgrade via IBM's Watson, but that doesn't make interacting with the real world any less challenging.

  • IBM aims new IoT community site at developers

    Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems.

  • Alibaba eyes cloud computing expansion with $1 billion investment

    Enterprise customers can expect to hear more from e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. The Chinese company is accelerating the global expansion of its cloud computing business, with a US$1 billion investment.

  • NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

    Almost three quarters of OpenDaylight users plan to use the open source SDN technology for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2900828/sdn/nfv-and-sdns-will-make-up-the-cloud.html">Network Functions Virtualization</a>, while over half are looking at it for cloud orchestration.

  • What you can learn from Nordstrom's use of the cloud

    Retail giant Nordstrom provides a useful example for anyone struggling with how to adopt IaaS cloud computing services such as virtual machines, storage, and cloud-based application hosting.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 28

    Samsung's bigger Galaxy S6 likely in August...Most Android phones can be hacked via an MMS...Leading researchers want autonomous weapons ban...and more tech news.

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