Cloud

Google, Amazon want smart home devices to mine even more of your data

By Matt Day As Amazon and Google work to place their smart speakers at the center of the internet-connected home, both technology giants are expanding the amount of data they gather about customers who use their voice software to control other gadgets. For several years, Amazon and Google have collected data every time someone used a smart speaker…

Microsoft’s strong cloud surge drives its Q2 growth

Azure is one of Microsoft’s largest and fastest growing businesses, and a significant focus for a company that describes its business strategy as “mobile first, cloud first.” It given Microsoft’s strength in industry and enterprise line-of-business, it’s easy to see that the Azure is well positioned for continued growth in…