Cloud growing like crazy
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IDC thinks there will be US $122.5 billion spent on it


Beancounters at IDC have been adding up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017.

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update
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This year


Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.

Apple does evil on iCloud.net
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Buys and shuts down its social network


Apple has bought the domain name iCloud.net, and shut down the independent social network that lived there.

AMD Ryzen boxed coolers detailed
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Wraith Max and Wraith Spire coolers

As was the case with previous CPUs, AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs will be available as a tray option, without a cooler and as a "boxed" version, with cooler, and today we have a few more details regarding two boxed coolers, the Wraith Max and Wraith Spire.

Snapdragon 210 to support Android Things later this year
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First supported device with an LTE modem


Later this year, Qualcomm plans to release Android Things for its Snapdragon 210 mobile processor and the first demonstrations are expected to take place next week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Amazon reverts non-Prime free shipping minimum to 2013 levels
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From $49 back down to $35


On two separate occasions, the world’s largest internet retail warehouse has raised the minimum price of shipping on all non-Prime purchases in order to compensate for other retailers raising their minimums to quality for free shipping.

Verizon reduces Yahoo acquisition price by $350 million
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Yahoo agrees to pay half of all costs for non-SEC investigations


When Verizon announced that it wanted to buy Yahoo back in July 2016 for a large price of $4.83 billion, no one expected the delays that would result from the latter’s two undisclosed data breaches and consumer backlash for building tools that help the government spy on civilian emails.

Silicon wafer prices will rise this year due to demand increase
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After reaching 11 year low per square-inch


Prices of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers are expected to rise this year thanks to a ramp-up of demand coming from China-based foundries, according to Doris Hsu, chairman and CEO of GlobalWafers.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU gets benchmarked
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Performance close to Core i7-5960X

As we draw closer to the official launch of AMD's Ryzen CPU lineup, it is no surprise that we get to see some benchmark leaks and while there have been some around, this is the first time we have seen a few benchmarks at the same place.

Samsung flogs 100,000 Notebook 9s
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Just in Korea 


Samsung has flogged more than 100,000 units from its refreshed Notebook 9 line of laptops in South Korea so far, this year.