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amazonInterview with Marty Puranik, CEO of Atlantic.Net, on the Google and SalesForce cloud deal

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Salesforce and Google have struck a broad partnership, that pairs their corporate software and cloud-computing services. The new deal ties key, complementary services in marketing analytics and cloud-computing. Salesforce clients that don’t currently use G-Suite, Google’s package of workplace software, …

chinaAlibaba, Tencent and China’s fast growing ecommerce economy

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Alibaba is now up 89% on the year and valued at $424 billion. Tencent is up 74% and valued at $469 billion. Alibaba’s “China commerce retail” revenue, which covers its giant Taobao and Tmall marketplaces and still accounts for 73% …

big dataGeneral Fusion will work with Microsoft to mine and analyze 100 terabytes of experimental data

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Canada nuclear fusion energy startup General Fusion is working with Microsoft to analyse its fusion energy experimental results using cloud-based big data techniques. General Fusion will work with Microsoft’s Developer Experience Team to build a new, cutting-edge computational platform that …

artificial intelligenceChina to get first 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets from Russia in 2016 and they will reverse engineer the AL-117S engine

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Air Force (PLAAF) is slated to receive the first four out of 24 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets, the governor of Khabarovsk Krai, a federal subject located in the Russian Far East, said in a …

cloud computingNASA and DARPA working towards quiet supersonic planes with XPlanes

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The return of supersonic passenger travel is one step closer to reality with NASA’s award of a contract for the preliminary design of a low boom flight demonstrator aircraft. This is the first in a series of X-planes in NASA’s …

artificial intelligenceJuno successfully executed 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today

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NASA’s Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today. The time of closest approach with the gas-giant world was 6:44 a.m. PDT (9:44 a.m. EDT, 13:44 UTC) when Juno passed about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) …

amazon22000 pages of documents on French Scorpene stealth submarine secrets hacked

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The Indian government is investigating the leak of more than 22,000 pages of documents that reveal secret data about its new high-tech fleet of submarines. The leak, first reported by The Australian, includes sensitive information about the Scorpene submarines designed …

big dataChina’s Navy gets a new frigate and a coast guard guided missile frigate

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China has commissioned a new frigate Qujing (hull number 508) at a naval port in Sanya, a port city in China’s island province Hainan. The Type 056A frigate Qujing has a displacement of over 1,300 tons. Next to four YJ-83 …

air forceOil at lowest level since July 2004

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AAA put the average U.S. gas price at $1.998 per gallon on Monday, while fuel-price tracking service GasBuddy.com calculated the national average at $1.995 a gallon. That’s the lowest price by either measure since March 25, 2009. Brent crude oil …

cloudPaper-based test could diagnose hepatitis B and assess male fertility for less than $1

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Scientists have developed a new paper device that analyzes DNA and could rapidly and inexpensively assess disparate conditions including hepatitis B and male infertility, which together affect millions of people around the world. The test, reported in the Journal of …