The Department of Defense announced it has awarded Microsoft a 10-year cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, bringing an end to an evaluation process that began nearly two years ago and also involved companies like Amazon, Oracle, Google, and IBM. The Pentagon’s decision–which comes after an extended period of deliberation—is surprising because many industry...
Get access to exclusive coverage
Read deeply reported stories from the largest newsroom in tech.
The Briefing facebook media/telecom
U.S. Tech Should Support TikTok at This Moment
If Steve Martin were to remake his 1984 film “Lonely Guy” this year, he could center it around Shou Zi Chew, CEO of TikTok. It’s a paradox that the executive leading one of the most popular apps in the U.S. is basically on his own as he fights the threat of a ban from both the Biden administration and congressional opponents. The few people who have publicly come out in support of TikTok...
Kraken To Suspend ACH Transfers
Coinbase Says it Received Wells Notice From SEC
Virgin Orbit Nears $200 Million Funding Deal
Stay in the know
Receive a summary of the day's top tech news—distilled into one email.
Access on the go
View stories on our mobile app and tune into our weekly podcast.
Join live video Q&A’s
Deep-dive into topics like startups and autonomous vehicles with our top reporters and other executives.
Enjoy a clutter-free experience
Read without any banner ads.
Recent Popular Stories
First Look startups ai
Boom Times in San Francisco’s AI Underground
The Big Read
The Instant Oral History of the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
On a cosmic level, the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank was a mere blip. The murmurs about trouble began last Wednesday, the panic spread via group texts and Twitter threads on Thursday, the bank went under on Friday, the government got its act together on Saturday, and on Sunday every current and former customer of SVB could breathe a cautious sigh of relief.
Biden’s Path to Forcing TikTok Sale Leads to Now-Dead App Musical.ly