Arik Hesseldahl

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San Francisco Adopts Microsoft's Cloud-Based Email

Microsoft has struck a deal with the city of San Francisco to provide Microsoft Exchange Online, its cloud-based email system, for the city’s workforce, beating out competing products from Google and IBM. It was the latest move in a steadily unfolding battle with Google to land government cloud contracts. In 2009, Google won a round by landing a Google Apps contract with the city of Los Angeles.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus