Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management


The rise of Microsoft Azure as a major competitor to Amazon Web Services has become a mixed blessing for IT managers. While many were pleased to see Microsoft finally become a cloud-first company and build Azure into a viable alternative to AWS, they now are faced with a new set of challenges in trying to make the most of multiple cloud providers. Every indication is that the adoption of cloud services will continue to accelerate as more and more organizations discover the economic value of moving to on-demand solutions.

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Raspberry Pi Competitor Rock64 Debuts With Lower Price, 4K HDR

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There’s a new competitor for the Raspberry Pi in the tiny-computer-that-can-actually-do-things category. While the SoCs are similar, the Rock64 does include support for updated peripherals.

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Facing Senate hearing, Backpage.com eliminates all adult ad sections

Likely an enormous blow to the profitability of the Craigslist classified competitor, Backpage.com abruptly took action prior to a Senate hearing and closed all adult advertising sections of the site.

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Is This the Beginning of the End for the Set-Top Box?


C Spire started out as a privately owned wireless competitor in Mississippi. Since then, it has expanded in several directions. Its focus last year was on installing high-speed Internet in a few Mississippi cities. Now it is partnering with MobiTV to offer a new television service for the home. The service will not use the set-top boxes common with cable TV. Rather, it will use a variety of connected streaming services and devices, including Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku, as well as smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android.

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Nest to permanently brick Revolv smart home devices

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Nest is shutting down a competitor it bought 17 months ago — and deactivating the $299 smart home systems that those users purchased at the same time, with no plan to provide a replacement and in violation of the original company’s lifetime guarantee.

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Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

Article Image Tidal — the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z — is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.

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Apple Music competitor Tidal faces $5 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

Article Image Tidal — the Apple Music and Spotify competitor owned in part by rapper Jay-Z — is facing a a lawsuit over unpaid royalities that could potentially see the service pay up to $5 million in damages.

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iPhone controlled 40% of US smartphone market in 2015, data shows

Article Image Apple secured 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in 2015, though close competitor Samsung managed to gain ground, according to a research report published on Wednesday.

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TAG Heuer to launch $1,800 Apple Watch competitor in Nov., company warns of tough 2016

Article Image Luxury monolith LVMH is set to launch a new Apple Watch competitor under its TAG Heuer brand in November, priced starting at $1,800. But even that may not be enough to offset a troubling 2016 for the Swiss watchmaker, the head of the company’s watch division said in an interview on Tuesday.

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Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations — including design and manufacturing — under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.

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Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

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Spotify introduces Discovery Weekly playlists tailored to individual listeners

Spotify on Monday launched potential Apple Music curation competitor Discover Weekly, a new playlist feature promising more personalized recommendations for its on-demand streaming service.

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Roku updates set-tops & mobile apps with features like voice search, Roku Feed

Apple TV competitor Roku today updated its streaming media set-tops and companion mobile apps with new voice search functions, access to a content discovery system dubbed “Roku Feed,” and faster hardware in the case of the Roku 2.



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Apple's Crucial Marketing Challenge


Apple grew from a small Microsoft competitor in the 1990s, to the tech giant of the 2000s. However, since Steve Jobs’ passing a few short years ago, Apple has changed. At the same time, the industry has changed. Today, Google and Samsung offer strong competition. Apple now has to do something it never had to do before: market. Let’s roll the camera back for a minute. This sounds familiar — like the same problem BlackBerry started having when the iPhone was born. I warned BlackBerry of the coming disaster, but its leaders thought I was crazy.

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Consolidation occurs in App Store analytics ecosystem as App Annie buys Distimo

Mobile analytics firm App Annie on Wednesday announced that it acquired smaller competitor Distimo in a transaction that the company says will help develop “the most advanced platform for analyzing the mobile app ecosystem.”



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China's Xiaomi unveils copycat 'Mi Pad' in bid to take on Apple's iPad

Apple’s dominance in the tablet market with the iPad will be challenged by a new competitor in Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone maker that plans to take on the iPad with a nearly identical look and a product name that simply adds one letter and a space to Apple’s trademarked name.



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