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Earlier this year, Amazon launched two unlimited plans for its Cloud Drive service, one for photos and the other for all types of files. Now, the company is offering the unlimited everything plan for just $5, presumably, for a limited period.

Meg Whitman

We now know how Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to keep itself in the cloud computing game now that it decided to shutter its public cloud computing business and not compete head on with Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM.
 
HPE is going to partner with Microsoft to sell Microsoft's cloud, Azure, HPE CEO Meg Whitman told analysts on the quarterly conference call on Tuesday.
 
She said that HP "reached an agreement with Microsoft" in which HP will sell Microsoft Azure as its "preferred cloud alternative." In exchange, HP will become a "preferred" cloud services provider when Microsoft customers are looking for consulting or other help, she said.

silent circle
Leading encrypted apps recommended by the Islamic State group for secure messaging said Thursday they were making modest moves to stop jihadists using their technology in the wake of the bloody attacks in Paris, but defended a right to privacy.
 
Instant messaging app Telegram, created by Russian Internet guru Pavel Durov, said it had blocked dozens of accounts associated with IS that were reportedly being used to spread extremist propaganda.
 
Meanwhile, the encrypted communications firm Silent Circle said it was tightening access to its mobile apps and secure smartphone to make them harder for terrorists and criminals to use.

marcello coelho

Wish there was a gadget able to transform your boring office uniform into a party outfit, or even a device that guides you straight to new friends?
 
Then call Marcelo Coelho.
 
A researcher with Fluid Interfaces at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, Coelho works at the cutting edge of wearable devices that may be smarter than the person wearing them.
 
One of the most promising areas is clothing that integrates computers and can practically think for itself.
 
"You can program your shirt for it to change color, or move to a different pattern," he said. "Maybe you're at work today and want your shirt one way, but you'll be at a party tonight and want it different."
 
Another creation is a dress with a hemline that rises and falls -- or another dress, decorated with gently opening and closing flowers.
 
Coelho, 35, was speaking at MIT's 2015 EmTech conference Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, where for two days leaders in emerging technology give glimpses of the future.

cloudflare savethewebAfter deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, hacking collective Anonymous has declared war on ISIS — and a Silicon Valley startup has fallen in the firing line.

 
CloudFlare is a service that helps websites stay online in the face of otherwise-overwhelming traffic: It acts as an intermediary or filter, and is a vital protection against DDoS attacks (sending huge amounts of traffic at a site to try and make it collapse under the weight).
 
The six-year-old company doesn’t discriminate when it comes to picking customers — even allegedly protecting dozens websites affiliated with ISIS — and it’s come under fire from some members of Anonymous as a result.

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