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Daily Report: Divergent Fortunes in Cloud Computing

Photo Credit If there is one conclusion to draw from the company earnings reported on Thursday, it is this: Cloud computing is a booming business. This point was never much in doubt, but the numbers sure reinforced it. Amazon said that Amazon Web Services, its cloud computing platform, is growing ...

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Facebook to Shut Down Parse, Its Platform for Mobile Developers

Photo Facebook is generating record profits and its mobile advertising business is booming.Credit Reuters Facebook acquired Parse, a toolkit and support system for mobile developers, in 2013. At the time, the social network’s ambitions were high: Parse would be Facebook’s way into one day harnessing developers to become a true ...

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Daily Report: Facebook’s Lucrative Long View

By Joseph Plambeck January 28, 2016 9:32 amJanuary 28, 2016 9:32 am Photo Credit Mark Zuckerberg has told investors over and over: Don’t expect Facebook to focus much on quarterly earnings. The company is taking the long view. That long view is sure looking spectacular in quarterly earnings. The numbers ...

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Alphabet Program Beats the European Human Go Champion

Photo Demis Hassabis, a former child chess prodigy, is vice president of engineering at Alphabet’s DeepMind and leads Alphabet’s general A.I. efforts.Credit Alphabet Artificial intelligence researchers are closing in on a new benchmark for comparing the human mind and a machine. On Wednesday, DeepMind, a research organization that operates under ...

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