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Does Microsoft's Cosmos DB promise too much?

Microsoft says its new Azure cloud database is all types of databases in one. Here's why that might be a problem

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SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's...

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New Apple Music subscribers in some countries won't be able to rock out for free

New Apple Music subscribers in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland will now be charged 99 cents to sign up, eliminating the three-month free period.

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Cisco security exec: ‘Connected devices are creating 277 times more data than people are’

CSO Managing Editor Ryan Francis recently spoke with Anthony Grieco, senior director and trust strategy officer at Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, about how organizations can securely incorporate new technologies as they...

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Google’s Firebase taps serverless Cloud Functions

Performance monitoring, open source SDKs also highlighted for the tooling

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How Google’s cloud is ushering in a new era of SQL databases

Google’s recently announced Spanner cloud database is ushering in a wave of so-called NewSQL databases that support traditional schematics but are able to scale to global sizes.

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Presenting 12 examples of savvy cinematography, from the moving ‘Manchester by the Sea’ to the creepy ‘Split'

New and notable movies streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Fandor, and other online services.

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Google’s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained

You’ll be dependent on TensorFlow to get the full advantage, but you’ll gain a true end-to-end engine for machine learning

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Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

At Google I/O, Google launched both a new category of cable-free standalone Google Daydream VR devices, as well as a new Visual Positioning System for helping phones navigate via augmented reality.

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Google Assistant branches out, supporting third-party hardware and smarter features

Google unveils its plans to expand Google Assistant by pushing it into more devices, and adding new capabilities like payments, the company said at Google I/O.

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Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

Google has made another leap forward in the realm of machine learning hardware. The tech giant has begun deploying the second version of its Tensor Processing Unit, a specialized chip meant to accelerate machine learning applications,...

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SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology

SAP wants to speed up how analytics adapt to change. It's doing that by embedding SAP Predictive Analytics' machine learning capabilities in S/4Hana.

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

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Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises

Google unveiled a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of IoT devices.

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Google's the latest to take on IoT management headaches

Google wants to take on what may become one of the biggest cloud-computing needs of the next few years with Google Cloud IoT Core, a service that will manage IoT devices and help developers bring the data they generate into...

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Microsoft, Amazon go after enterprises with new SAP cloud offerings

There are some fresh public cloud offerings on the horizon for SAP database customers, thanks to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Both companies have announced new infrastructure services for the HANA database software aimed...

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YouTube TV fills out its live television lineup with AMC, BBC America, and more

YouTube promised these channels were coming during YouTube TV's launch in early April, and now they're here.

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