Microsoft’s public cloud platform Azure is continuing to add functionality for Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the preview launch of Stream Analytics and Data Factory, and general availability launch of Azure Event Hubs.

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Privacy and data protection regulations in the cloud are neglected by over half of the organizations using cloud services, according to a survey released this week by SafeNet and conducted by the Ponemon Institute. These organizations are not “proactive” in managing compliance with regulatory requirements. Cloud regulation compliance neglect is…

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Nearly four months after naming a new CEO, Joyent has raised $15 million in funding to support the adoption of application containers in the enterprise, bringing its total funding to $135 million.

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CentralNic and domain name consultancy RightOfTheDot announced a joint venture this week to create retail websites for the sale of city domains, including .london, .vegas and .tokyo.

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Keyword domain names rank higher than brandable domains and are able to attain top rankings more easily, despite changes to Google’s search algorithm last year, according to a study released Thursday by online marketing software provider CanIRank.

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Managed WordPress hosting provider Pagely has apologized for Thursday’s network issue which affected a “portion” of its clients. According to Pagely co-founder and CEO Joshua Strebel, the downtime is “particularly unfortunate” as its server has “been running trouble free with 99.9982 percent uptime for several months.”

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Half of IT decision makers in the US and even more in the UK say the price cuts of the “cloud price war” are “not to be trusted,” “confusing,” or “annoying,” according to a survey released this week by Peer 1.

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Most Canadian C-level executives are not familiar with cloud computing, and even half of those who are do not know what it really means, according to a survey released this week by Microsoft Canada. Ninety percent said they are not familiar with what cloud computing means, and only 45 percent of the 10 percent who are familiar with it chose the correct definition from multiple choices.

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Digital payment processing company CurrentC was hacked on Wednesday. The company, which is a rival to Apple Pay, is being developed by some of the country’s biggest retailers in a coalition called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX).

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Content management system Drupal told users on Wednesday that unless they updated their Drupal 7 sites within seven hours of the SQL injection announcement last week, they “should proceed under the assumption that every Drupal 7 website was compromised.”

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