Microsoft’s Cloud Wins Could Boost Its Profits

A string of high-profile deals could provide additional upside for the tech giant. In assessing the top turnaround stories of the past several years, tech giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) would certainly be in the running. The addition of cloud computing and its pivot from software licensing to a subscription model for its ubiquitous Office software have…

Google launches new accreditation courses for cloud developers and engineers

Google today announced the launch of four new certification and training programs for cloud developers and engineers: Professional Cloud Developer, Professional Cloud Network Engineer (beta) and Professional Cloud Security Engineer (beta), as well as a new G Suite certification. The G Suite certification stands out a bit because it’s cheaper ($75) and far less technical than its counterparts…

Cloud movie locker UltraViolet is finally closing

UltraViolet, an older “cloud movie locker” service, is shutting down. The service, which allowed consumers to unlock a digital copy of their DVDs and Blu-rays, was something of a transitional step between the age of physical media and today’s streaming video landscape. Over time, it’s become less necessary for consumers, as movie marketplaces and subscription…