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AWS posts 60% boost as it creeps towards $10bn revenues

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AWS has continued its promising progress towards breaking the $10 billion barrier, after reporting revenues of $5.4 billion for the first six months of 2016, a boost of 60% from the same period last year.

Google grows (again) but ‘Other Bets’ cost the giant $1bn

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Google has reported its Q2 numbers, continuing a strong run of performances within the technology industry, though efforts to diversify its overall business are not paying off just yet.

Facebook puts Twitter into crosshair

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Facebook has reported healthy growth in advertising revenues over the last quarter, and also outlined its ambitions to take on Twitter and traditional search engines.

Nintendo shares slump before Tokyo regulators step in to stop decline

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Nintendo has released a statement in which the company outlined the limited impact Pokémon Go will have on its annual revenues. Following the news, around $6.7 billion was wiped from the company’s market capitalization.

Smartphones help Huawei to 40% revenue growth over H1

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Huawei has released financials for the first half of 2016 demonstrating a 40% revenue boost to $37 billion, partly owing to a healthy performance in the consumer business unit.

Smart Watch market enters into decline for first time

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Research firm IDC says shipments of the Apple Watch have dropped by 55% resulting in the first year-on-year quarterly shipment decline for the smart watch sector.

Intel grows despite the PC continuing its slow decline

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Intel has reported 3% growth, including a 5% boost in its data centre business, though the client computing unit continues its slow decline.

Cloud computing will impact $1 trillion of IT spending decisions – Gartner

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Analyst firm Gartner has predicted more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly impacted by the transition to cloud computing by 2020.

Microsoft continues cloud transformation with 100% Azure growth

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Microsoft has reported 5% growth to $22.6 billion as the Intelligent Cloud business unit led the charge, with the Azure public cloud offering more than doubling in revenues and compute usage.

Telco industry ranks bottom in UK for customer service

Microsoft is teaming up with several US universities to use cloud and big data technologies to forward natural conservation efforts

The Institute of Customer Service has released its Customer Satisfaction Index stating the telco industry is the lowest ranked sector in the UK.

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