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Afeni Shakur, mother of hip-hop legend Tupac, dead at 69
New York Daily News
Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur who was the subject of one of his most iconic songs and who oversaw his posthumous legacy, has died. She was 69 years old. Marin County deputies responded to Shakur's home in Sausalito, ...
Tupac's Mom Afeni Shakur Dead at 69TMZ.com
Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, dies age 69CBS News
Afeni Shakur Davis, Tupac Shakur's mother, dead at 69: policeEntertainment Weekly
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It wasn't so long ago that Oracle dismissed cloud computing as "gibberish." Today, it's singing a different tune.
Through a string of acquisitions, the database giant has been buying a presence in the cloud in much the same way it built up its on-premises portfolio decades ago. What remains to be seen is whether that strategy can work as well in this new setting.[ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing newsletter. ]
Acquisitions of companies such as PeopleSoft and Siebel played a key role in fleshing out Oracle's traditional applications portfolio back in the mid-2000s, helping the company become a major player in enterprise software.
Wall Street Journal
Pfizer Reports Rock-Solid Quarter, Sees Stronger Year Ahead
Wall Street Journal
Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and raised its guidance for the year as both new and established product lines showed revenue growth. In April, Pfizer and Allergan PLC terminated their planned $150 ...
Pfizer revenue beats on Hospira acquisitionReuters
Pfizer (PFE) Beats on Q1 Earnings and RevenuesZacks.com
Pfizer Beats Estimates as Vaccine, Cancer Drug Sales SurgeBloomberg
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US troops are getting closer to the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq
MAKHMOUR, Iraq — At the base of a rocky ridge rising from the surrounding farmland, the barrels of American artillery poke out from under camouflage covers, their sights trained on Islamic State-held positions. Less than 10 miles from the front lines ...
U.S. Service Member Killed by ISIS in IraqDaily Beast
SitRep: American Killed in Iraq, as Aircraft Carrier Pounds …Foreign Policy (blog)
Middle East|US Service Member Is Killed in Northern Iraq in Fight With ISISNew York Times
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Intel's Atom processor architecture will live on despite the recent cancellation of next-generation smartphone chips.
The chip maker will continue the development and use of the processor architecture, which stresses power efficiency, though the chips may not necessarily carry the Atom label. Last week Intel canceled upcoming Atom smartphone chips code-named Broxton and Sofia.[ The InfoWorld review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10 | Survive and thrive with a new OS: The ultimate Windows 10 survivor kit. | Stay up to date on the industry with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ]
The next-generation Atom architecture, code-named Goldmont, will first appear in future Pentium and Celeron processors, code-named Apollo Lake, an Intel spokeswoman said. Current top-line Atom chips are based on an architecture named Airmont.
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Microsoft surprised the world last month when it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging that the frequent practice of attaching gag orders to search warrants for customer data violates the U.S. Constitution.
On Monday, CEO Satya Nadella told a group of tech luminaries why the company did so: Microsoft has a strong view on its privacy promises to users, and the company will fight to prevent government overreach that, in its view, compromises the principles of privacy.[ Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data. • The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data. • InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security newsletter. ]
Governments have a compelling need to help preserve public safety, but Microsoft wants to make sure that users' privacy is also preserved, Nadella said.
Dell's planned $67 billion acquisition of EMC will create a broad collection of businesses called Dell Technologies.
Under that umbrella, the pure Dell name will live on in the company's client business, including its PCs, while its enterprise infrastructure division will be called Dell EMC, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell announced on Monday at EMC World in Las Vegas.[ Discover the key technologies to speed archival storage and get quick data recovery in InfoWorld's Backup Deep Dive PDF special report. | Get the latest insight on the tech news that matters from InfoWorld's Tech Watch blog. ]
Dell Technologies will be the only company selling everything from edge devices to core data centers and cloud infrastructure, a mission that rival HP backed away from when it split into Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., Dell said.
Hard on the heels of a similar purchase last week, Oracle has announced it will pay $532 million to buy Opower, a provider of cloud services to the utilities industry.
Once a die-hard cloud holdout, Oracle has been making up for lost time by buying a foothold in specific industries through acquisitions such as this one. Last week's Textura buy gave it a leg up in engineering and construction.[ Cloud computing shares resources never shared before, creating new risks and demanding new security practices. Learn those new security measures from Cloud Security Digital Spotlight PDF special report. | Also on InfoWorld: Mobile app development in the cloud | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing newsletter. ]
"It's a good move on Oracle's part, and it definitely strengthens Oracle's cloud story," said Frank Scavo, president of Computer Economics.
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Clinton Faces Tough Crowd in West Virginia Coal Country
U.S. News & World Report
West Virginia overwhelmingly backed her eight years ago in her primary fight against then-Sen. Barack Obama. May 2, 2016, at 8:06 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Reddit; Cancel. Clinton Finding Out 2016 Is Not 2008. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon ...
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"Enemy fire" kills US troop in northern Iraq
Last Updated May 3, 2016 7:39 AM EDT. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday that an American service member had been killed in Iraq, as the U.S. military stepped up its role helping Christian and Kurdish militias battling ISIS near the ...
American Serviceman Dies in Iraq Near IrbilNBCNews.com
US service member killed in northern Iraq, Defense Secretary saysFox News
Defense Secretary: US serviceman killed in IraqUSA TODAY
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What to watch in Indiana's primary
Indianapolis, Indiana (CNN) Donald Trump has defeated his Republican rivals in six straight contests. In Indiana, he could demoralize them. Trump will try to win a primary Tuesday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has set up as do-or-die for his own campaign.
Trump sees a decisive Indiana victory at hand, gears up to take on ClintonWashington Post
What to Watch For in the Indiana PrimariesNew York Times
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Begun in January 2015, AngularBeans allows developers to use Google's AngularJS for front-end Web development with Java EE on the back end. The developer of AngularBeans, Bessem Hmidi, sees the project filling a need in the Java space for an alternative to JavaServer Faces Web UI technology, which has been around for more than a decade.
Australia Injects a Double Dose of Economic Stimulus
Australia injected a double-dose of stimulus as the government handed down an expansionary budget hours after the central bank eased policy for the first time in a year. Treasurer Scott Morrison forecast a A$37.1 billion ($28 billion) deficit in the 12 ...
Budget 2016: Multinationals in crosshairs as Australia extends to UK-style Google TaxZDNet
2016 Budget: How Queensland faredBrisbane Times
What's the verdict? Treasurer Scott Morrison delivers his Budget Speech. Picture Kym SmithThe Australian
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New York Times
What to Watch For in the Indiana Primaries
New York Times
Supporters waited for Donald J. Trump at a rally in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Sunday. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton are hoping that Tuesday's primaries in Indiana put to rest any question of whether they will ...
Blaming the media for Trump: Why that utterly misses a political upheavalFox News
Indiana Primary: Ted Cruz Fights Hard to Remain in GOP RaceNBCNews.com
Indiana Primaries: What to WatchWall Street Journal
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Baby girl survives 80 hours in rubble of building collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenyan rescuers found a 1-year-old girl buried in the rubble of a collapsed residential building Tuesday who managed to survive 80 hours trapped in the twisted metal and concrete. The Kenya Red Cross said rescuers found the little ...
UPDATE 1-Baby pulled out alive three days after Kenya building collapseReuters
Toddler Rescued From Rubble After 80 Hours in Nairobi, KenyaNBCNews.com
Kenya: Baby Saved From Collapsed Building After 80 HoursABC News
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