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One in four cloud providers will be gone by 2015

Written by Misty Lane. Posted in LCS Blog

Cloud adopters face serious risk in the next two years because of the strong possibility that their provider will be acquired or forced out of business, according to Gartner.

The research firm is predicting a major consolidation in cloud services and estimates that about 25% of the top 100 IT service providers in the infrastructure space won't be around by 2015. "One in four vendors will be gone for whatever reason -- acquisition, bankruptcy," said William Maurer, a Gartner analyst. Most of the time, the changes will come through acquisition.

Microsoft fights back against NSA 'snooping'

Written by Misty Lane. Posted in LCS Blog

Still concerned about some faceless government bureaucrat peeking at your e-mails and other online communications? Well, you've got a new champion: Microsoft.

The computing giant has announced a set of new privacy features, in a post that specifically calls out "government snooping" as the reason.

Microsoft developed a 'smart' bra

Written by Misty Lane. Posted in LCS Blog

It's no longer enough to have smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs and smart cars. Now a tech company is bringing artificial intelligence to lingerie.

Researchers at Microsoft have developed a prototype of a "smart bra" embedded with physiological sensors that seek to monitor a woman's heart activity to track her emotional moods and combat overeating. The sensors can signal the wearer's smartphone, which then flash a warning message to help her step away from the fridge and make better diet decisions.

Yahoo hires Katie Couric as 'global anchor'

Written by Misty Lane. Posted in LCS Blog

CEO Marissa Mayer confirmed Couric's hiring in a Tumblr post on Monday. The post didn't go into great detail about what Couric's role will entail, but she will be "the face of Yahoo News and [shoot] features for our homepage," Mayer wrote. Yahoo recently purchased Tumblr for $1.1 billion.