cloud computing http://www.kplu.org en Analyst: Microsoft CEO 'Seizing The Moment' Restructuring For Mobile World http://www.kplu.org/post/analyst-microsoft-ceo-seizing-moment-restructuring-mobile-world <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159293956&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>More than 1,300 Microsoft employees in the Puget Sound region got their pink slips Thursday as part of announced cuts to the worldwide workforce that could total 18,000 by the end of the year — the biggest in the company’s history.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17796 at http://www.kplu.org Analyst: Microsoft CEO 'Seizing The Moment' Restructuring For Mobile World Facing seismic tech shift, rivals Microsoft and Oracle team up http://www.kplu.org/post/facing-seismic-tech-shift-rivals-microsoft-and-oracle-team <p><em>&nbsp;(Update: Corrects to say Ellison hired investigators to comb through trash of groups sympathetic to Microsoft, not Microsoft's own trash.)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A seismic shift in technology is pushing two longtime&nbsp;</span>archrivals<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to work together. Oracle and Microsoft are announcing a cloud-computing partnership later Monday.</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:22:53 +0000 Ashley Gross 9149 at http://www.kplu.org Facing seismic tech shift, rivals Microsoft and Oracle team up Greenpeace protests cloud servers at Amazon in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/greenpeace-protests-cloud-servers-amazon-seattle <p>Calling attention to its recent study showing server farms, the basis for cloud computing, consume as much electricity as small cities, Greenpeace this morning put up a sign on Amazon&#39;s new building in Seattle:</p><p>&quot;How green is your cloud?&quot;</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:06:28 +0000 Jake Ellison 4801 at http://www.kplu.org Greenpeace protests cloud servers at Amazon in Seattle WCO in Seattle: Protecting computer data in "the cloud" http://www.kplu.org/post/wco-seattle-protecting-computer-data-cloud <p>The famous &quot;battle in Seattle&quot; more than a decade ago put the letters &quot;W-T-O&quot; into the collective consciousness. Now most people have at least a vague idea about the role the World Trade Organization plays in regulating international commerce.&nbsp;</p><p>But what about the letters W-C-O?</p><p> Fri, 13 May 2011 21:12:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1580 at http://www.kplu.org WCO in Seattle: Protecting computer data in "the cloud"