(11-03-2018) Alibaba just reported a quarter in which its cloud revenue grew 90% YoY. It appears Ali Cloud is No. 4 in the world: behind Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Thinking Ali may challenge Amazon in not too distant future (note Ali started the cloud much later than Amazon).
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(07-08-2018) Came across this multi-cloud article form Glenn.
(Original) Good old Oracle is shifting Java SE from perpetual license model to subscription based. Link here.
Note John Chen (CEO of blackberry) mentioned the subscription model makes more revenue more predicable for the business (video here, noticed he mentioned new accounting rules here).
Btw, heart broken to see the Blackberry phones go away.