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azureMicrosoft has launched a cloud in the box offering in partnership with PC giant Dell. The Azure in a box solution will allow customers to run their own on-premises datacenters efficiently. Officially labeled as the “Microsoft Cloud Platform System”, the latest offering was announced at an even in San Francisco where the company shared its vision for its cloud business.

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nexusGoogle recently launched its new Nexus devices — Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 — the former being the company’s flagship smartphone, and the latter a new tablet in the family of Nexus devices. The current Nexus devices line up looks rather interesting to say the least. Google’s premier Nexus devices now include the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and the Nexus 9.

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mobile payApple’s highly ambitious payment service Apple Pay starts rolling out today in the United States. Aimed at making wallets a thing of the past, Apple’s highly secure and futuristic payment service is all set to redefine the payments market. Apply Pay would do to payments what the iPhone did to the mobile phone industry.

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SAP and IBMSAP, the popular German business software giant, is teaming up with IBM to join forces for the cloud. SAP is going to tap into IBM’s SoftLayer service to run the cloud-ready business applications. SAP will allow its customers to run the HANA Enterprise cloud on IBM’s SoftLayer service.

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mastercardAs Apple is preparing to make physical credit cards irrelevant, credit card companies are gradually rising out of the cave to offer something slightly more innovative than just plastic. MasterCard today announced its first contactless payment card that comprises of a fingerprint sensor. The company has partnered with Zwipe to make it happen.

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appleApple introduced the new iPads, a new iMac with 5K Retina Display, and the latest desktop operating system OS X Yosemite at an event for the media.The all new iPad Air 2 is a major improvement over last year’s iPad Air. The new iPad Mini 3 is not that big an upgrade since last year’s iPad Mini with Retina Display. The new iMac is a major transformation for the desktop.

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dreamforceMicrosoft and Salesforce had earlier announced a partnership to integrate their offerings some time back. At the Dreamforce conference today, both the companies announced a new Salesforce1 app for Windows Phone. The app will be released in the second quarter of 2015.

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nexus5.0Google today announced its latest Android release, and three new devices into the Nexus family. The internet giant didn’t organize a special event to make these announcements, throwing more credibility into reports that the company is still polishing the latest edition of Android.

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One of the powerful Hadoop distributor MapR has announced today that its flagship in Hadoop NoSQL database MapR-DB typically offered in its enterprise addition is now free to download as part of its community edition.

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win10Microsoft recently revealed its upcoming desktop operating system Windows 10. Alongside, it also launched a new program called the Windows Insider Program, which users can join to test the upcoming desktop release. With Windows 10 the company is planning on revealing more information before the actual release than ever before.