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Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Alibaba surpasses IBM in worldwide cloud market. Synergy Research’s latest report finds that Alibaba is moving up the pack surpassing IBM in fourth place, but still well behind the big three: Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

Google exec says Microsoft beat search giant to buy GitHub | Bloomberg

After Microsoft bought GitHub earlier this month, there had been rumors that Google was after it too. Google Cloud chief Diane Greene confirmed as much in an interview at the Fortune CEO event in San Francisco this week.

Who will win the cloud? CEOs offer wildly differing picks | GeekWire

It’s fun to speculate about the cloud market, and that’s just what a panel of CEOs did this week at a GeekWire event. Interestingly when asked who would eventually come out on top, not one of them picked Amazon, the current leader by a large margin.

Nvidia adds nine nifty AI supercomputing containers to the cloud | The Register

Nvidia GPUs have become increasingly popular as a way to crunch complex machine learning models, and this week NVidia added some new tools to its cloud arsenal, giving engineers access to even more power if they feel that need for extra speed.

Cloud wars 2018: 6 things we learned in the first half | ZDNet

This article summarizes the current state of the cloud market. It doesn’t offer any surprises, but notes the subtle shifts, while clearly outlining the current state of the various battles for supremacy.

Big tech companies look at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud | TechCrunch

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the movie industry could benefit from cloud computing. It also represents a lucrative open market for the cloud providers and they are bending over backwards to lure Hollywood to their platforms.

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Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

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