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Google bows out of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud-computing race

Google will not compete for a $10 billion opportunity to build the Defense Department’s cloud-computing infrastructure, the company said Tuesday, saying the project could conflict with its corporate values regarding …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Online retailer Zulily picks Amazon, an e-commerce rival, for cloud-computing deal

Online flash-sale retailer Zulily says it has nearly finished putting the bulk of the software it uses to run its business on the cloud-computing infrastructure of Amazon Web Services.


Microsoft’s weapon in high-stakes cloud-computing battle with Amazon? Freebies

Microsoft has staked its future on the cloud, the range of on-demand computing power and software services bundled into Azure and other products. But Microsoft isn’t banking on snazzy marketing …


As Amazon grows, Jeff Bezos ponders how to stave off decay

The expansion of Amazon.com’s empire might seem unstoppable, as the company adds tens of billions in revenue to its top line and tens of thousands of employees to its payroll …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet buoyed by cloud boom

Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., which all posted quarterly results Thursday, reinforced what’s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over …


Amazon Web Services passes Google on most popular list

In some corners of the high-tech workplace, Amazon.com is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application …


Seattle’s cloud-computing boom is new force helping to drive Washington economy

Amazon.com’s growth into a technology power through its Amazon Web Services cloud-computing unit and Microsoft’s move to compete aggressively in that market have added the cloud to Seattle’s list of …


Yahoo Data Center plans growth in Grant County

When the World Cup started last month, the little blue lights on thousands of racks inside Yahoo’s Quincy data center began flickering faster than usual. Millions of people on phones, …


Idaho relaxes software taxes

BOISE – Multimillion-dollar software installations by corporations will be tax-free in Idaho on July 1, while downloads of e-books or entertainment software will still be taxed under a new law …


Texas company acquires Liberty Lake tech firm IT-Lifeline

A private Texas firm has acquired IT-Lifeline, a fast-growing Liberty Lake tech company that provides backup and disaster recovery services for corporations and institutions. Terms of the deal were not …


Venture capitalists invest in Liberty Lake’s 2nd Watch Inc.

Liberty Lake technology company 2nd Watch Inc. has landed $23 million from venture capitalists. The new money from Columbia Capital and Madrona Venture Group brings the total investment received by …


Panel says tax shouldn’t apply to cloud services

BOISE – At the request of Idaho’s high-tech businesses, the Idaho House’s tax committee agreed Friday to introduce legislation to clarify that cloud computing services delivered over the Internet are …


Idaho bill would clarify tax status of ‘cloud computing’ services

At the request of Idaho’s high-tech businesses, the Idaho House’s tax committee agreed this morning to introduce legislation to clarify that “cloud computing” services delivered over the Internet are services …


Microsoft keeping data center

Microsoft officials say they will continue using the company’s massive data center in Quincy, Wash., despite a recent decision not to expand its “cloud” computing services to that location. Quincy …