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.

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.