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CMA ruling requires open API for banks to bring finances into single app

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has released the final report from its retail banking market investigation enforcing widespread technological upgrades in some of the industry’s more traditional institutions

YouTube targets small biz and moves up download rankings

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App Annie has released its monthly Index which shows the popularity of dating app Tinder is once again on the rise, YouTube is climbing the content ranks and online video platform iQIYI is fast catching category leaders

Docker buys Conductant to catalyse coding development


Container technology pioneer Docker has bought start up Conductant, best known for creating the Aurora strand of the Apache Mesos clustering system. Conductant’s software is used to catalyse faster development of large scale code.

Spotify shifts all music from data centres to Google Cloud


Music streaming service Spotify has announced that it is to switch formats for storing tunes for customers and is copying all the music from its data centres onto the Google’s Cloud Platform.

Google launches Dataproc after successful beta trials

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Google has announced that its big data analysis tool Dataproc is now on general release. The utility, which was one of the factors that persuaded Spotify to choose Google’s Cloud Platform over Amazon Web Services is a managed tool based on the Hadoop and Spark open source big data software.

AWS targets games developers with Lumberyard and Gamelift services

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched new services, Lumberyard and Gamelift, to help developers create games and build communities of fans.

Cloud backup could save phone retailers days of support time – study


Cloud-based backup and transfer systems could save 7.3 wasted lifetimes, according to recent 451 Research into the time consuming inefficiencies of modern phone sales, reports

Matrixx partners with Vlocity for cloud content platform

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The lengthy gestation period for new products and services from mobile operators could be radically shortened by a new cloud-based service from a team of app software developers, reports

Microsoft maps out 2016 BizTalk Server, Azure Stack and cloud integration plans


Microsoft has unveiled its plans to integrate its cast of cloud services and servers in the coming year.

Mendix targets technical debt avoidance with PaaS release

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Application platform as a service (aPaaS) vendor Mendix has launched a new Application Quality Monitor service, in partnership with software quality advisor SIG.