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Unisys, an IT vendor that makes mainframes, said Thursday it will work with Intel to release a Xeon-based “platform” enabling companies to quickly move from RISC architecture to x86 and run Linux, Windows and migrated Unix applications while maintaining security. The x86 architecture keeps gaining ground, and Unisys wants to capitalize on it.

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AT&T and CSC have formed a “global strategic alliance” to push CSC’s private cloud, BizCloud, and other CSC cloud products atop the telecommunications provider’s networks, the companies announced Tuesday. CSC will offer AT&T customers “application expertise” and migrate applications, while AT&T will handle certain CSC network services for commercial customers through the deal, which runs until 2020.

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For years, companies such as Micron and Samsung have been shrinking NAND flash, but the laws of physics say they can only make it so small. New approaches are emerging. Meanwhile, Samsung is now making vertically stacked NAND, allowing for better performance, according to a Tuesday blog post.

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PayPal announced Thursday the global rollout of its new and improved REST application programming interfaces (APIs), released in beta in March. Many developers disapproved of previous PayPal APIs, and this move could bring some back from competitors such as Stripe and Square.

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