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In the Know: Top 5 Must-Read Cloud Stories, July 24

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Talkin' Cloud pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review. Today's column features Amazon, Aliyun and Blackberry. ​Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin' Cloud's article database or that of its sister sites, while others have been collected from elsewhere on the Internet. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We love to know what headlines are grabbing your attention.

Nicole Henderson

July 24, 2015

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In the Know: Top 5 Must-Read Cloud Stories, July 24

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Talkin’ Cloud pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review. Today’s column features Amazon, Aliyun and Blackberry.

​Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin’ Cloud’s article database or that of its sister sites, while others have been collected from elsewhere on the Internet. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We love to know what headlines are grabbing your attention.

Here’s today’s list of must-read cloud computing stories.

Amazon has figured out how to make the cloud pay. Amazon released its second quarter results for 2015, and its cloud business is going swimmingly, racking in $391 million in profit – a 407 percent increase in profit from the year before and an 81 percent increase in revenue.

Report: Second Alibaba Cloud Data Center Coming to US. Chinese Internet giant Alibaba’s cloud arm Aliyun is planning a second data center in the US, launching the facility in the next several months as part of its broader plan to take on AWS.

Blackberry Looks to the Channel for Reinvention. Blackberry is eyeing the channel and the cloud to reinvent itself – including partnering with solution providers to target heavily regulated markets.

Microsoft presses ‘Send’, a mobile app for quick office communications. Microsoft released a new tool that lets users send a message to any co-worker without needing to know their mobile number, just their email address, and eliminates the need for subject lines or signatures.

Google Announces General Availability of Cloud Storage Nearline. Google hopes to help organizations gain faster and easier access to their information with the general availability of Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a service designed to provide users with a low-cost alternative to data storage.

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Nicole Henderson

Content Director, Informa

Nicole Henderson is a content director at Informa, contributing to Channel Futures, The WHIR, and ITPro. 

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