IN THE NEWS: Microsoft CEO announces $1 billion donation in cloud services to nonprofits and researchers

Photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft News Center

Satya Nadella writes in the Financial Times that the donation from Microsoft Philanthropies will address global digital inequalities: “If we are not to be left facing a digital divide between those with access to rich data intelligence and those without, we must find ways to spread the benefits of cloud computing to all.” Wall Street Journal explains that Microsoft’s cloud computing services competes aggressively with Amazon’s cloud platform in this strategic market. BBC notes Facebook’s similar initiative which was criticized for giving large US companies unfair advantage over local competitors.

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