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Walmart embraces the cloud to take on Amazon

(Reuters) — One of Walmart’s best chances at taking on Amazon.com in ecommerce lies with six giant server farms, each larger than ten football fields. These facilities, which cost Walmart millions of dollars and took nearly five years to build, are starting to pay off. The retailer’s online sales have been on a tear for …

How strategic VCs prime health care startups for success (VB Live)

Health care is being disrupted by innovative tech solutions — but having the right venture capital partner can make or break success. Join this VB Live event to learn how VC partnerships can help you navigate through the regulations and complicated nature of health care, and get your startup thriving. Register here for free. The …

Google hires former Samsung CTO to lead its Internet of Things business

(Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co’s chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he said in a LinkedIn post Monday. Google spokeswoman Jane Hynes confirmed to Reuters Rhee’s hiring by Google’s cloud computing unit, but declined to comment further. Rhee said in …

Broadcom confirms it has secured up to $100 billion in debt to cover Qualcomm bid

Broadcom has confirmed reports from last night that it has secured “up to” $100 billion in debt funding to cover its proposed acquisition of Qualcomm. Over the months-long saga, Qualcomm has reject previous takeover offers from the rival chip company, and after Broadcom submitted a revised $121 billion bid last week — consisting of cash …

VLC 3.0 arrives for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS

VideoLAN today launched version 3.0 of its media player across all major desktop and mobile platforms: Windows (ARM, x86, x64), macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS. The world’s most used media player that plays everything just got even better. You can download the new version now: Android, iOS, and everything …