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IBM is spinning a multi-billion cloud deal with AT&T as justification for its Red Hat acquisition, while AT&T anoints Microsoft its “preferred cloud provider for non-network applications.”
Meanwhile, Oracle lost a court appeal, so now it’s trying a political one as it attempt to derail AWS as the anticipated winner of a rich JEDI contract with the U.S Department of Defense.
Google shuts down Project Dragonfly, a censor-friendly search effort for the Chinese market; bugs in a server component highlight the vulnerability of tech’s extended supply chain, and Verizon and Ericsson partner on a live trial of a microservices architecture on Ericsson mobility gear.
IBM announces Q2 financials, and Boeing and Ryan Air experiment with renaming the troubled 737 Max.
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IBM lands AT&T contract worth ‘billions’ – Financial Times
AT&T announces cloud partnership with Microsoft 1 day after similar deal with IBM – IEEE ComSoc Technology Blog
IBM’s Last Report Without Red Hat Was A Mixed Bag – Yahoo Finance
Boeing 737 Max ordered by Ryanair undergoes name change – The Guardian