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Amazon may have long been the leader in cloud computing with its Amazon Web Services, but that may change later this year as Microsoft Corp will finally be able to surpass it. That’s according to Pacific Crest Securities which late Friday said Azure, the cloud computing unit of Microsoft, could have more revenue that its main rival for the first time in 2017. In a research note covered by The Street, analyst Brent Bracelin predicted the rise of Microsoft for the first time in 10 years would transition the company

Amazon is planning to cut jobs at Whole Foods when it takes over the company, according to a Bloomberg report published Sunday that cited a source with knowledge of the matter. The Seattle-headquartered e-commerce giant is considering replacing Whole Foods cashiers with technology, according to the report.The exact number of roles on the line is not specified, but it could run into the thousands given that Whole Foods employs about 90,000 people, including many on the shop floor. Amazon also intends to lower the price of Whole Foods products as part of a wider effort to make its grocery offering

Microsoft is hosting an online event for developers and architects that use open source technologies on Azure on June 21, 2017. The session is the first in a new series of online conferences called Azure OpenDev, which will take place every 3 to 4 months, and bring together experts to share best practices and tips for using Azure with open source technologies. Azure OpenDev speakers participating in the June 21 event include Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, Docker COO Scott Johnston and engineers from Chef, Pivotal, and Red Hat, Microsoft said. “We’ll show

Toyota is embracing a wide open platform for its next generation of vehicles, giving itself even more options to keep drivers entertained and engaged as cars become more connected.

The automaker’s 2018 Camry will be the first car available in the U.S. market to include an Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)-based infotainment system. AGL, an open source platform based on the Linux OS, will be the backbone of Toyota’s own Entune 3.0 system.

AGL, which is supported by the Linux Foundation and boasts a membership roll of more than 100 of the biggest players in the