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Above: Building 42 on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., campus, one of many buildings where company engineers work on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeatREDMOND, Wash. — Following Microsoft’s announcement today about new partnerships with operating system startup CoreOS and big data company Cloudera, it’s clearer than it’s been in ...

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Above: Mike Olson, chief strategy officer of Cloudera, speaks at a Microsoft cloud press conference in San Francisco on Oct. 20.Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeatSAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft intends to go to market in the cloud business with pretty much everyone who’s everyone. Today executives announced support for the hip CoreOS ...

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Above: Microsoft's Scott Guthrie announced the Cloud Platform System, a hardware-software combination to run cloud applications, at a press event in San Francisco on Oct. 20.Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeatSAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft wants to do big cloud business in its own facilities, but it also wants to be in companies’ ...

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Above: Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella at the company's cloud press conference in San Francisco on Oct. 20.Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeatSAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft today announced at the Microsoft Cloud Briefing event the new memory-intensive “G-series” instances for its Azure public cloud, as well as new storage options with major ...

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A little less than two months ago there were 25 billion-dollar mobile Internet startups. In a sign of just how quickly the mobile ecosystem is exploding, there are now 32. Today in a report on VB Insight, mobile consultancy Digi-Capital released an updated list highlighting seven new entrants to the ...

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Apple has finally released the OS upgrade that will make Apple mobile devices ready to do mobile payments at participating retailers. After the update, which is available today, owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 will be able to pay without a ...

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The push to provide minute-by-minute patient monitoring may seem excessive at first hearing, but the impact both on patient management and patient outcomes can be significant. In a typical hospital, patients are checked about every 4-8 hours. In an acute care situation it may be more frequent, but the truth ...

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Image Credit: 401(K) 2012/FlickrEnterprise-level video service Ooyala has acquired ad technology startup Videoplaza, the companies announced today. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Videoplaza specializes in delivering streaming video advertising across multiple devices and competes with the likes of Comcast-owned Freewheel and Facebook-owned LiveRail. The London-based startup ...

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Image Credit: Shutterstock/leungchopan The mobile coupon wars are seeing a new entrant today. Seeloz, which focuses on coupons and daily deals for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is launching the retailer and manufacturer side of its platform. The consumer-facing side, called Mixawallet, will be out at the end of next ...

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Above: HomeZada sees this as an informational challenge.Image Credit: Shutterstock/Konstantin L Home automation systems like Nest or Notion look at your house and see a collection of appliances. Startup HomeZada looks at your house and sees a jumble of information — and it’s just scored $2.1 million to clean it ...

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Image Credit: LocalyticsAccording to data released this morning ahead of Apple’s imminent earnings release, the relatively standard-sized iPhone 6 is outselling the 6 Plus phablet by a 6-to-1 margin. But interestingly, iPhone 6 Plus owners are using apps more … and longer. The iPhone 6 is being adopted at twice ...

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Above: The Attentive.ly logoImage Credit: Attentive.lyAttentive.ly has just landed $750,000 so it can bring more of its social marketing automation to businesses. The Atlanta-based company offers a plug-and-play approach, where marketing platforms like Eloqua or email service providers like MailChimp can be readily integrated with its cloud-based social data/messaging platform. ...

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Above: Airtame dongleImage Credit: AirtameA Denmark-based company that had become one of Indiegogo’s most notable funding successes is now facing severe criticism from backers after joining a new Indiegogo pilot program that fails to promise a firm delivery time. Airtame, which has raised $1.275 million to build a wireless streaming ...

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Skype today updated its Windows Phone app with new features and performance improvements. You can download the new version now directly from the Windows Phone Store. The biggest addition in Skype 2.24 for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 is the new drawing tool, a feature that has ...

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Image Credit: Maris Kiselov / ShutterstockPeople don’t want to cook, and while ordering takeout used to be the fix to that problem, now you can order chef-made food (such as from Munchery) or, better yet, order a chef to your house and temporarily live the life of the rich and ...

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