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Dell, Rackspace Collaborate to Sell ‘Cheaper’ Private Cloud

Cloud hosting company Rackspace said Monday it has partnered with Dell EMC to offer what it termed an “easy-to-consume private cloud as-a-service offering” service for enterprises that may not be able to afford a high-cost flat rate plan. The offering...
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Verizon, Corning Collaborate on $1.05B Fiber Optic Deal

Verizon Communications Inc. said Tuesday it has committed to a three-year minimum purchase agreement with Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) to provide fiber optic cable and associated hardware for Verizon to ensure critical coverage and capacity for its nationwide wireless...
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Qualcomm Peeved it Must Refund $814.9 Million to BlackBerry

Chipmaker Qualcomm Incorporated announced Wednesday a binding interim arbitration award requiring the company to refund a sum of $814.9 million, plus interest and attorneys’ fees, to BlackBerry Incorporated related to royalties for certain past sales of subscriber units. In 2016,...
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Annual Cap on H-1B Visa For High-Skilled Workers Maxes Out in Only Five Days

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said Friday it has attained a cap of 85,000 H1-B visa applications for the fiscal year, only five days after opening the new application period. H-1B visas are often granted to foreign tech workers,...
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Twitter Unveils Lite Version for Data-Challenged Users

Twitter said Thursday it is rolling out Twitter Lite, which it says minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and takes up less than 1MB on devices. The target is people with...