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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

Photo James and Marilyn Simons. Credit Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times A new private research institute financed by the billionaire James H. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often ...

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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

A new private research institute financed by the billionaire James H. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often not possible in academia and industry. Researchers this week will start moving ...

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Boydton Journal: Cloud Computing Brings Sprawling Centers, but Few Jobs, to Small Towns

“A lot of this stuff is put in rural parts of the country that used to be part of a manufacturing economy” that has gone overseas, said Bill Coughran, a partner at the venture investment firm Sequoia Capital who ran ...

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Tech Companies, New and Old, Clamor to Entice Cloud Computing Experts

Photo Tom Chavez runs Krux, a cloud-based data-management firm. Many of his employees are the kind of people tech giants seek. Credit Laura Morton for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon Web Services, a globe-spanning cloud computing network ...

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Wesley A. Clark, Made Computing Personal, Dies at 88

Photo Wesley Clark in 1962 at a demonstration of the first Laboratory Instrument Computer, or LINC. Credit MIT Lincoln Laboratory Wesley A. Clark, a physicist who designed the first modern personal computer, died on Monday at his home in Brooklyn. ...

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What Microsoft’s Xamarin Purchase Says About the Cloud Computing Fight

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it was buying Xamarin, a company that helps software developers write applications for mobile devices. The price was not disclosed, but is believed to be more than $ 300 million. It is ...

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Bits Daily Report: Divergent Fortunes in Cloud Computing

Photo Credit If there is one conclusion to draw from the company earnings reported on Thursday, it is this: Cloud computing is a booming business. This point was never much in doubt, but the numbers sure reinforced it. Amazon said ...

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Microsoft Profit and Revenue Fall, but Cloud Computing Grows

Photo A billboard for Windows 10 at a product event in Seoul, South Korea, last July. Credit Jung Yeon-Je/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SEATTLE — Satya Nadella has put cloud computing at the center of Microsoft’s strategy. It is a move ...

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Letters: Computing by Design

To the Editor: Re “Setting Free the Squares” (Nov. 15), about IBM’s new emphasis on “design thinking,” which identifies a user’s needs as the starting point for developing a technology product: Design thinking is “groundbreaking”? I think not. The software ...

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Gene Amdahl, Pioneer of Mainframe Computing, Dies at 92

Gene Amdahl, a trailblazer in the design of IBM’s mainframe computers, which became the central nervous system for businesses large and small throughout the world, died Tuesday night at a nursing home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 92. His ...

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