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Five for Friday (21/07/2017)

Five for Friday (21/07/2017)

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Five for Friday is a weekly feature to give a brief roundup of our top five stories from the week that you might have missed. Think we left anything out? ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Jul 21st 2017 at 10:30AM
Microsoft closes the gap on Amazon's cloud computing dominance

Microsoft closes the gap on Amazon's cloud computing dominance

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Microsoft is narrowing the gap on Amazon’s cloud computing service. In its latest revenue report for the last quarter, Microsoft almost doubled revenues from its cloud computing service Azure. The ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 21st 2017 at 10:27AM
Exclusive - Beta Distribution: Entatech deal

Exclusive - Beta Distribution: Entatech deal "did not sit well with us"

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Back in May the Channel was shaken by the news that Entatech had gone out of business. 

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Jul 21st 2017 at 10:00AM
Google DeepMind CEO among high-profile backers of UK chip company Graphcore

Google DeepMind CEO among high-profile backers of UK chip company Graphcore

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British chipmaker Graphcore has raised more than £23 million as it bids to develop its first artificial intelligence-focused chips. Total investment in the company now stands at around £48 million, ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 21st 2017 at 9:43AM

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Samsung reportedly cancels Bixby speaker plans - smart speaker market too crowded?

Samsung reportedly cancels Bixby speaker plans - smart speaker market too crowded?

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Over the past few months, several reports out of Korea had claimed that Samsung was developing its own smart speaker to capitalise on the immense popularity of Amazon's Echo and ...

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Jul 20th 2017 at 11:00AM
Lenovo PC growth proves there's still life in the industry yet

Lenovo PC growth proves there's still life in the industry yet

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You’d be right in thinking that sales in the traditional PC market have taken a tumble over the past few years. In fact, PC sales hit a 10-year low last ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 20th 2017 at 10:43AM
Microsoft enters smart thermostat arena with Cortana built in

Microsoft enters smart thermostat arena with Cortana built in

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The latest company to enter the smart thermostat arena is Microsoft. Planning to take a slice of sales away from Hive and Nest, Microsoft has announced that its GLAS thermostat ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 20th 2017 at 10:27AM
Exertis appoints new director

Exertis appoints new director

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Leading distributor Exertis has announced a new director. Promoted from within the ranks, Ian Aitken has been promoted to the role of AV director. With big shoes to fill, Aitken ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 20th 2017 at 9:49AM
Samsung finally adds Bixby to Galaxy S8 phones

Samsung finally adds Bixby to Galaxy S8 phones

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Well, better late than never I suppose. 

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:45AM
Four Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of antitrust violations

Four Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of antitrust violations

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Qualcomm is coming under fire from all angles. Left facing a daily fine of €580,000 after losing an appeal in the EU courts, Qualcomm has now been accused of antitrust ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on Jul 19th 2017 at 10:54AM

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