Dropbox ditches Amazon and partners with HP

WhenDropbox transferred most of its data away from Amazon Web Servicesearlier this year,itpartnered with HP Enterprise tobuild out its data centers, the two companies revealed at a conference on Tuesday according to the Wall Street Journal. HPE provided custom hardwarefor thenew data centers, which will theoretically help the cloud storage app cutcosts compared to renting space from AWS.
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Alibaba plans five-day ‘farmer’s festival’ to drive e-commerce in Chinese hinterlands over Lunar New Year

Alibaba Group, which pioneered the Singles Day retail event in China that falls on November 11, is poised to make an all-out assault on the mainlands largely untapped rural e-commerce market, with the launch of a five-day Lunar New Year online shopping festival from Sunday. The worlds largest e-commerce services provider has mobilised affiliate Cainiao Logistics to bolster its last-mile delivery network in more than 270 counties and about 13,000 villages to support the new festival, an Alibaba spokeswoman said.
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Hong Kong e-commerce start-up Popmap offers universal check-out cart to take the pain out of global shopping sprees

Online shoppers who prefer shopping at independent boutique shops but are tired of website-hopping will be pleased to hear that Hong Kong-based e-commerce start-up Popmap now offers a universal check-out cart. Customers can now shop from a list of boutiques around the world and check out all of their items in one transaction with Popmaps universal shopping cart, regardless of where the stores are located.
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Docker 1.12 debuts, bringing Windows, Mac desktop editions

Docker unveiled version 1.12 of its core software-containerization systemtoday, along with the first full desktop editions of the software for development on Mac and Windows machines. Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, which debuted as beta products earlier this year, provide developers on those platforms withsomethingthat had always seemed out of reach: the ability to do container work with Docker as a native application.
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Drizly pulls in $15 million Series B to power liquor-based e-commerce

Drizly, the on-demand booze delivery startup, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round, led by Polaris Partners, with participation from other existing investors. Drizly operates in a very similar manner to Uber, providing the technology infrastructure that allows liquor retailers the opportunity to provide their own on-demand service, as well as an e-commerce platform through Drizly Connect.
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