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Fighting talk from Microsoft COO Kevin Turner in his day one keynote at WPC
Amazon Web Services is launching Zocalo, a secure file-sharing service designed for businesses. The new initiative takes aim at services such as Box and Dropbox, as well as opens a new front in the cloud battle with Microsoft and Google.
Google, in partnership with Panzura, is lowering the cost of cloud-based storage for businesses again, putting more pressure on Microsoft and Amazon.
At issue was the legality of Aereo’s service, which rents dime-sized antenna’s that subscribers use to receive broadcast television programming that Aereo captures and transmits as a streaming Internet service.
Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith took to the company’s blog to issue a stern rebuke to the American spy agencies: Stop hacking our data centers.
Windows 8 reached a milestone last month as its combined versions hit a new market share high. Nevertheless, Microsoft struggles to get legacy Windows XP users to convert to its latest OS mostly because there’s a better option still available: Windows 7.
The agreement moves Microsoft closer to its goal of making Azure a legitimate contender in the enterprise cloud services space.