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Monetising and optimising your IoT solution

The Stack speaks with Masanari Arai, CEO at Kii Corporation, to discuss the challenges and opportunities that developers face when bringing their IoT solutions to the market… “In the IoT space lots of developers are losing out, wasting time, effort and money by not thoroughly considering end-user value or their sales channels.” Arai opened the discussion… Read More

Minecraft developer Mojang sells to Microsoft for $2.5bn

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Mojang, the Swedish developer behind the popular video game Minecraft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn). Since its launch 5 years ago, the top-selling game has sold more than 54 million copies, has been downloaded over 100 million times, and created over $100mn in profit for Mojang last year. The game… Read More

Rackspace bets its future on managed services

“This is the future of our company” says cloud services provider, Rackspace, as it announces it is returning to its ‘fanatical support’ roots in managed services to secure its uncertain outlook away from the attentions of Amazon and Google. It is targeting the market for enterprises wanting to take advantage of the cloud without having… Read More

Go is the emerging language of cloud infrastructure says RedMonk’s Donnie Berkholz. Now 1/10th of leader Foss’s usage

Perhaps an tiem for the scientists but it potentially has a much wider influence. Berkholz charts the rise of the Go programming language and how, over the last year, it has gained favour with a lot of projects. He found many of them are cloud projects and that its total represents about a tenth of… Read More