Microsoft’s Azure AI Studio lets developers build their own AI ‘copilots’
Microsoft wants companies to build their own AI-powered “copilots” — using tools on Azure and machine learning models from its close partner OpenAI, of course. Today at its annual Bu
AWS and Microsoft in UK crosshairs as Ofcom mulls cloud market investigation
U.K. regulator Ofcom is preparing to refer the local cloud infrastructure market for an in-depth investigation, with the practices of Amazon and Microsoft in particular firmly in focus. The news comes
Vantage raises $21M Series A to help bring down cloud costs
Vantage, a startup that helps businesses better understand their cloud infrastructure spend (and automate their savings), today announced that it has raised a $21 million Series A funding round led by
Choosing a cloud infrastructure provider: A beginner’s guide
It's essential to analyze the tools available before you decide on a cloud infrastructure provider to keep application maturity and running costs in check.
Microsoft partners with AiFi to launch Smart Store Analytics, a tracking service for cashierless outlets
In partnership with AiFi, a startup that aims to enable retailers to deploy autonomous shopping tech cost-effectively, Microsoft today launched a preview of a cloud service called Smart Store Analytic
On cloud platforms and SME antitrust complaints
End-to-end encrypted email provider Tutanota finally got a fix last month from Microsoft for a registration issue that had affected users who were trying to sign up to the tech giant’s cloud-bas
Microsoft launches Arm-based Azure VMs powered by Ampere chips
Following a preview in April, Microsoft this morning announced the general availability of virtual machines (VMs) on Azure featuring the Ampere Altra, a processor based on the Arm architecture. The fi
The biggest story from Big Tech earnings is the sheer growth power of public cloud
When the Big 3 cloud infrastructure vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — reported their earnings this week, it was clear that the cloud is helping keep their overall numbers up.
Microsoft misses expectations, points to foreign exchange rates and weakened PC market
Microsoft announced its fourth-quarter results Tuesday, missing Wall Street’s expectations. The company reported it had $51.9 billion in sales for the quarter that ended June 30, an increase of 12%
Microsoft launches its Cloud for Sovereignty
At its Inspire conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of the Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty, a new solution for public sector customers — especially in Europe — who need to be a
Hugging Face collaborates with Microsoft for new AI-powered Azure service
Fresh off a $100 million funding round, Hugging Face, which provides hosted AI services and a community-driven portal for AI tools and data sets, today announced a new product in collaboration with Mi
Microsoft expands Azure OpenAI Service with fine-tuning features and more
Late last year, Microsoft announced the launch of Azure OpenAI Service, a fully managed, enterprise-focused product designed to give businesses access to AI lab OpenAI’s technologies with added gove
To cope with stricter data regulation, enterprises should look to fully open APIs
No matter where you go outside the U.S., you’ll have to comply with different regulations that could ultimately prevent you from deploying your applications successfully.
With a $22B run rate, does it matter if Google Cloud still loses money?
In today's expanding cloud market, Google Cloud has room to reach new heights regardless of its current market share challenges.
Newly minted unicorn Tackle plans to use $100 million Series C to accelerate the future of software sales
Tackle.io, a startup that helps software companies sell through cloud marketplaces such as AWS's, raised a $100 million Series C funding round co-led by Coatue and a16z at a $1.25 billion valuation.
Inside the rapid rise of usage-based pricing
SaaS companies have been ditching traditional subscription pricing in favor of usage-based models that better align with modern buying behavior and the value delivered by their products.
Render secures $20M Series A to scale its DevOps cloud platform
DevOps cloud platform Render, which won our Disrupt SF 2019 Startup Battlefield, announced today that it closed a $20 million Series A funding round led by Addition alongside existing investors Genera
We’re still just scratching the surface of the cloud’s potential
Battery Ventures' State of the OpenCloud report provides a set of data points that pretty clearly outline the accelerated growth of cloud services in recent quarters.
Microsoft and Alphabet trounce investor growth expectations
The two companies put up solid growth numbers, made a zillion dollars between them and spent a collected $23.5 million on shareholder-friendly activities. It's a good time to be a tech giant.
Inside the Trump SPAC deal taking on Twitter, Disney, CNN and every major tech company
In a blinding flash of humility, TMTG allows that taking on public cloud and fintech infrastructure giants is more a "long-term" goal, not something it intends to get busy on right away.