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Microsoft vs. DoJ: The battle for privacy in the cloud

Is a U.S. warrant enough to force an American company to breach privacy laws abroad? Microsoft with the support of friends and foes alike, says no

Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management

The company hopes to streamline management with resource groups and Tag Editor tool

Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

LG readies WebOS TVs with better performance, 4K content

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

Human error the root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

The problem was caused by an update that Microsoft personnel assumed to be sound, but wasn't

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5 signs Microsoft is serious about making Azure an enterprise hybrid cloud

Here are five of Microsoft's most recent moves aimed at making Windows and Azure your hybrid cloud platform

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

New iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

Bing Developer Assistant now works with C#, but more languages are on the way

Salesforce connects SharePoint files to its cloud with new tool

Salesforce Files Connect lets users index, search, and share SharePoint Online and on-premise files in one place

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Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

By layering processing and memory on top of each other, chips 'leap frog' in performance

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Ubuntu Core provides a minimal Lightweight Linux environment for running containers

Google's work on full encryption chugs along, with Yahoo's help

Code has been migrated to GitHub to foster involvement from the wider tech community

2014: The year in quotes

Security breaches, letters to the FCC, Facebook's user-emotion study, Bitcoin travails contributed to quotes of the year

Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule

Months earlier than predicted by Google's head of open source, Google today announced support for the international OpenDocument Format in its Google Drive suite of apps

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Functional programming piques Ruby founder, picks up Python compiler

Streem could end up being the basis for future Ruby upgrades, while Mochi brings key functional programming features to Python

China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014

Microsoft, Cisco, and Qualcomm all faced a tougher regulatory environment in China this year, and next year may be no better

Modular Java's changes could break IDEs

As Oracle presses forward with Project Jigsaw, it is notifying developers of potential changes to apps and IDEs that use the JDK

Microsoft throws open doors to Sway beta

Large response to the new Web-based publishing tool led Microsoft to expand its test program

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