Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking mixtures for telecom operators. With its focus on 5G and advantage compute, Affirmed looks like the ideal acquisition target for a large…

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Silicon Valley could be Bidens funding lifeline post South Carolina

Presidential candidate Joe Biden are most likely heave a fundraising lifeline to Silicon Valley after his tell South Carolina victory and heading into the next curve of primaries. A pro-Biden Super PAC, Unite the Country — whose past supports include…

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AWS partners with Kenyas Safaricom on cloud and consulting services

Amazon Web Business has entered a partnership with Safaricom — Kenya’s largest telco, ISP and mobile fee provider — in a collaboration that could spell competition between American shadow providers in Africa. In a statement to TechCrunch, the East African…

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Despite JEDI loss, AWS retains dominant market position

AWS made a hard blow last year when it lost the $ 10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract to challenger Microsoft. Yet even without that mega spate for build out the nation’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, the company remains amply…

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Startups Weekly: Oyo has issues + A farewell

Welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last-place week I wrote about the startups we lost in…

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Github removes Tsunami Democrtics APK after a takedown order from Spain

Peyton Reed To Return As Director For’ Ant-Man 3′ – Full Circle Cinema Microsoft-owned Github has removed the APK of an app for organizing political demonstrates in the autonomous society of Catalonia — acting on a court takedown petition is…

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Even after Microsoft wins, JEDI saga could drag on

The DoD JEDI contract saga came to a thrilling agreement on Friday afternoon, appropriately enough, with one final plan change. The presumptive favorite, Amazon, did not win, stunning countless, including likely the company itself. In the end, Microsoft took dwelling…

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Private search engine Qwants new CEO is Mozilla Europe veteran Tristan Nitot

French startup Qwant, whose non-tracking search engine has been gaining resistance in its dwelling grocery as a privacy-respecting alternative to Google, has made a change to its senior leadership team as it gears up for the next phase of growth….

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AT&T signs $2 billion cloud deal with Microsoft

While AWS leads the cloud infrastructure market by a wide margin, Microsoft isn’t doing too badly, ensconced firmly in second place, the only other company with double-digit share. Today, it announced a big deal with AT&T that encompasses both Azure…

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Amazon and Microsoft battle for $10bn ‘war cloud’ contract with Pentagon

Project would allow the US military to use artificial intelligence to speed up war planning and defending capabilities Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 bn opportunity to build the US military its first” campaign gloom” estimating…

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