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1. Microsoft Azure Wins Over Symantec ({ts '2017-10-17 00:00:00'})
Cybersecurity expert Symantec is looking to cut down on its data center costs by moving some of its workload to Microsoft Azure. The deal between the two companies, which was revealed on Monday, would see Symantec delivering its Norton product line to its customers from Azure.

2. Alibaba Tops Amazon and Microsoft in Cloud Revenue Growth ({ts '2017-10-16 00:00:00'})
Alibaba is nipping at the heels of top cloud companies Amazon and Microsoft. While the two still reign supreme in terms of revenue, the Chinese company leads the pack in terms of growth as Alibaba’s cloud revenue more than doubled in 2016.

3. Is it Time for Your Business to Switch to Cloud-Based ERP? ({ts '2017-10-10 00:00:00'})
There’s no question that small businesses have greatly benefited from today’s technology. Ten years ago, many companies would not have considered placing their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on a public cloud platform.

4. Mozilla Firefox Plans to End Support for Windows XP and Vista OS in June ({ts '2017-10-09 00:00:00'})
Pretty soon, you’ll stop receiving updates for your Firefox browser if you’re running Windows XP or Vista. Mozilla recently announced that it will be dropping support for the two platforms by next year.

5. Google Launches Ethics Board to Steer AI Efforts ({ts '2017-10-06 00:00:00'})
Google is finally taking steps to ensure that its rapid development in the field of AI will only bring about positive change for the whole of humanity. London-based company DeepMind, a subsidiary of Google parent firm Alphabet, has formed a new research unit called “Ethics & Society,” tasked to steer the group’s AI efforts.

6. Shopify Integrates New Instagram Shopping Feature ({ts '2017-10-05 00:00:00'})
Christmas comes early for Shopify and Instagram users, with the former now providing Instagram integration to most of its vendors. The eCommerce company and Instagram had been collaborating on the new shopping service the whole year.

7. Microsoft’s Bing for Business Aims to Transform the Enterprise Search Experience ({ts '2017-10-04 00:00:00'})
Bing is often seen as the underdog of search engines, but it recently held center stage at Microsoft’s recently concluded Ignite conference. Held in September in Orlando, Florida, the conference allowed the company to disclose how it plans to proceed with the enterprise software.

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