Amazon courts space industry, adds antenna service for satellites to its cloud business

The move is significant as it marks Amazon.com’s growing ambition to tap contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense. Amazon.com Inc, the world’s biggest online retailer and also the world’s top cloud computing company, stated it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites; the move underscores its efforts to…

Cloud-security firm Netskope raises $169 million in latest funding round

The funding round saw Netskope’s valuation top more than $1 billion. The cloud-security firm will utilize the funds to expand its R&D, sales and data centers. Netskope, a cloud-security firm, said it has raised $169 million in its latest fundraiser which valued it at more than $1 billion. Netskope will channelize the funds to expand…

Trump’s tax law takes a $13.8 billion bite from Microsoft Corp’s 4th quarter revenues

The growth in Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service is one of the reasons why the tech giant’s shares have risen by nearly 50% in the last 12 months. Despite Microsoft Corp’s quarterly revenues beating Wall Street’s forecast, recent changes in U.S. tax law took a one-time bite of $13.8 billion from its earnings. Boosted by…