Best tech gadgets for Hot Vax Summer

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Yahoo Finance’s Dan Howley breaks down the top tech gadgets ahead of Memorial Day Weekend in this week’s Tech Support.Video TranscriptAKIKO FUJITA: Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. And Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley here with the best gadgets to take to the beach for this week's tech support. And no, he is not at the beach, but always dressed to impress.DAN HOWLEY: I'm dressed to impress. I'm dressed for hot vax summer. That's what this is going to be. And to get you ready for hot vax summer, I'm showing you some gadgets that you should probably have. First one, the Apple Watch SE, $329. You get your fitness in there, you get Apple Fitness Plus. It's swimproof so you can take it to the beach and go swimming, show off in front of the dudes, dudettes, whoever you want to show off in front of. And you also get more than a...

Hot Cloud Computing News from Rackspace, VMware, More

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Check out our updates from Sinequa, CloudCheckr, SADA and more. From new platforms and partnerships to climate change and cloud stats, this Monday cloud computing news roundup has it all. You’ve probably already read that the Pentagon might end its Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative project amid all the legal fighting between Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. That kind of news tends to drown out other developments. So we’ve compiled some recent announcements, all of which are applicable to the channel. If you’re looking for name recognition, we bring you Rackspace, VMware Cloud, Sinequa, OutSystems, CloudCheckr, HYCU and SADA. Click through the slideshow above for the cloud computing news you need to know this second week of May. Source...

Microsoft earnings rise as pandemic boosts cloud computing, Xbox sales

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Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Tuesday reported its Azure cloud computing services grew 50%, the second quarter of acceleration in a business that had begun to slow as the global pandemic benefited the software maker's investment on working and learning from home.The company's shares rose 5% in extended trading after gaining about 41% in 2020 as COVID-19 shifted computing to areas where the software maker has bet big. It also saw a surprise recovery in sales on the LinkedIn professional social network and navigated a chip shortage that had threaten to hold back its Xbox business.The shift to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated enterprises' switch to cloud-based computing, benefiting Microsoft and rivals such as Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) cloud unit and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google Cloud. On a conference call with investors,...