Microsoft is trying to get Alphabet, Oracle and other tech companies to join it in lobbying the federal government to choose more than one cloud provider for major cloud computing contracts, reported The Wall Street Journal. The effort shows how Microsoft is trying to slow the momentum Amazon Web Services is gaining in the government cloud market, which includes winning a $10 billion deal to...
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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