Details such as the dollar figure and business partnership for Microsoft and Facebook were made public back in 2007, however the fact that Microsoft had tried fervently to purchase Facebook outright were kept secret, until now. This information was confirmed just this morning during the Le Web conference in Paris, France by Microsoft's senior director of corporate strategy and acquisitions, Fritz Lanman.
Microsoft's attempt to purchase the social network outright
The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. Backed by leading technology infrastructure providers including Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, and VMware, OpenStack underpins significant workloads at an increasingly diverse set of organizations, including BWM, CERN, Comcast, eBay, and Wal-Mart. For CIOs engaged in broader programs to win, serve, and retain customers -- and refocus business technology (BT) spend -- a planned and pragmatic …
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