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Microsoft’s $1 billion cloud giveaway

January 21st, 2016

Microsoft has pledged to donate $1 billion worth of public cloud resources to university researchers and nonprofits over the next three years.

As company chief Satya Nadella explained in an op-ed for Wednesday’s edition of the Financial Times, the purpose of the donation is to ensure there is no “digital divide” when it comes to the cloud, making worthy but cash-strapped causes as able to reap the benefits as those with deeper pockets.


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