Microsoft Joins Oracle in Cloud-Computing Pact as Rivalry Thaws

Microsoft Joins Oracle in Cloud-Computing Pact as Rivalry Thaws

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Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on May 23, 2013. Microsoft, the largest software maker, will hire several thousand workers in China to support new cloud computing services and smartphones using its Windows operating system, Ballmer said.