US government wants control of EU data
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US companies must hand over EU data to our spooks


The US government has become so arrogant that it thinks it can order other countries to hand over data to its spooks and has asked the highest court in the land to back it.

Microsoft wants to use DNA storage
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If you run out of storage you can just spit.

Boffins from Microsoft and the University of Washington are planning to encode cloud data onto synthetic DNA molecules.

SAP loses money as its cloud dependence rises
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Core profit drops


The expensive esoteric software outfit which makes management software which no one is really sure quite what it does, but the CEO thinks they need it, reported slightly lower-than-expected first-quarter core profit.

Microsoft swallows open sourcy cloud container Deis
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Vole snuffles more cloud

Microsoft has written a cheque to buy Deis, an open source container orchestration company which allows for the creation and management of apps on top of Kubernetes.

Woz invests big in automated paper-digitisation
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Robot's Staple diet creats more cash 


The real brains behind Apple, Steve Wozniak, has written a cheque for a huge chunk of the automated paper-digitization company named Ripcord.

Apple insists that Turks cannot bring down its cloud
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But it would say that even if they could

Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has reassured its legions of fans in the media that there is no way that Turkish hackers can bring down its entire operation.

Nvidia gets onto Microsoft's cloud
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Hey you, get onto my cloud 

Nvidia and Microsoft unveiled blueprints for a new hyperscale GPU accelerator to drive AI cloud computing.

Intel working with Alibaba on cloud
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Cloud-based FPGA

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun), has announced a pilot program with Chipzilla for a cloud-based FPGA (field programmable gate array) acceleration service with the goal of enabling customers to have virtual access to powerful compute resources in the cloud to help them manage business, scientific and enterprise data application workloads more effectively.

Windows is now on ARM servers
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Intel’s data centre  goose is cooked

After months of rumour, Windows is finally fully functional on ARM based chips and the Wintel alliance is in tatters.

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.