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Salesforce offers $100m VC opportunity to European cloud startups

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Salesforce Ventures has allocated $100 million to invest in European startups as the investment arm of the cloud giant aims to capitalise on a potential $33.3 billion market.

Symantec, Frost Data Capital to incubate startups solving IoT security challenges

Symantec and FDC are to incubate ten IoT security startups per year

Symantec is teaming up with venture capital firm Frost Data Capital to incubate startups primarily developing solutions to secure the Internet of Things.

Orange launches €20m venture fund for early-stage digital startups

Orange is setting up a fund to invest in digital startups

Orange has set up a Digital Ventures fund aimed at providing early-stage investment to companies developing innovative solutions around evolving strategic areas like cloud, big data, internet of things and security.

Google to give $100k in cloud resources to startups

Google will give $100k worth of cloud resources to startups

Google has announced an initiative in partnership with 50 incubators, accelerators and investors globally to make $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform resources available to startups in a bid to attract entrepreneurial developers to the platform.

Cameron pledges to work with Germany on Internet of Things

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to work with Germany on research and development on internet of things technology, 5G technology and strengthening the EU’s single digital market

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to work with Germany on research and development on the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G technology and the EU as a single digital market. Cameron made the pledge as he joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in opening the CeBIT 2014 trade fair in Hanover, Germany.

Amazon Web Services expands into Tel Aviv

AWS plans to complete the Tel Aviv facility in 2014

Amazon announced Tuesday that the company plans to expand its cloud support services into Israel, building a new Amazon Web Services office in Tel Aviv.

Amazon targets startups with AWS Activate services

Amazon hopes to attract more startups to its public cloud platform and service ecosystem

Amazon Web Services today launched a range of bundled services under the umbrella ‘AWS Activate’ which includes a number of AWS resources and services packaged together and aimed at startups looking to use the cloud platform to help grow their businesses.

Microsoft taps into London’s Tech City with accelerator programme

Microsoft plans to launch several more accelerators in the coming months

Microsoft has launched a UK accelerator programme in London, targeting startups developing innovations in computing technology and gaming.