LinkedIn employees work at the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.

Why LinkedIn's data science reorg actually makes a lot of sense

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Yes, it’s true that some data scientists have left LinkedIn following a recent reorganization of these highly prized workers inside the company. But a few people holding these roles believe the moves have sped up decision-making, benefited the hiring process, and brought together people who perform similar functions.

Tencent booth at ChinaJoy Expo 2014

3 years after opening up to Chinese developers, Tencent eyes global partnerships

Tencent’s annual business partner conference has been rebranded as its “Global Partner Conference”. The two-day meeting started yesterday, with some interesting foreign faces in attendance. What’s even more interesting, chipmakers Intel and Broadcom showed up as partners of Tencent, a business long known as a software company.

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Can Amazon and Microsoft be beat in IaaS?

Cloud services’ main gatekeepers are now playing a no-win game that limits the value you get from using their services. Businesses are getting smart to this game, but how did we end up here?

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Why Twitter launched Fabric, in 5 devastating charts

Yesterday Twitter unveiled Fabric, a semi-integrated suite of tools for mobile app developers. The company somewhat grandiosely refers to it as a “modular mobile platform,” but while it’s definitely modular and certainly focused on mobile, it’s not a platform in any commonly understood sense of the term.

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VentureBeat Webinar: Private versus public cloud showdown

One of the common misperceptions about public versus private clouds is that going with a public cloud provider will save money. In reality, many companies experience significant operational cost savings and a positive ROI going the private route. Find out how.

The new Outlook.com app launcher.

Microsoft brings Outlook, OneDrive, & Office Online under one launcher

You no longer need to open a bunch of browser tabs to start using online applications from Microsoft like Office Online, Outlook.com, and OneDrive. Today Microsoft has word of an application launcher for its myriad services for consumers, where it will be easy to start using apps at the click of a button.