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Late News: Tap And Pay To Be Available Within A Year, Microsoft Announces Free Azure Transfers, Wyoming Goes To The Clouds

In a recent appearance, Google’s chairman revealed that the Tap and Pay service will be available in nearly one third of the stores and restaurants within a year’s time. Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman of the board, believes that users will be able to make payments in a large number of stores and restaurants with the Tap and Pay service available in their mobile phones within the next year, reports tech website PC World.

Christine Connelly, chief information officer (CIO) at the Department of Health, is likely to quit her job towards the end of June, according to new reports. Connelly's decision to part ways with the National Health Service is yet another painful blow to the already troubled £11.4 billion worth National Programme for IT.

The antitrust panel is forcing Google Inc. to send either of its chief executives to the hearing to be held in near future in order to discuss the competitive behaviour of the technology leaders. According to Bloomberg the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is pressuring Google to send either of its heads to attend the panel hearing. The panel demands the appearance of either chief executive officer Larry Page or chairman of the board Eric Schmidt.

Microsoft has announced that all inbound data transfers to its Azure cloud will be available free of cost starting on July 1. The company also explained that the new service will be valid both throughout both peak and off-peak hours, so companies don't have to worry about timing their transfers for specific periods.

Wyoming has become the first state in the United States to drop its existing productivity software and opt for Google’s cloud computing service designed specifically for government clients. According to Engadget, the executive department in the government of Wyoming has decided to start working with Google by shifting its 10,000 employee base to the Cloud-based, government-centred app suite.

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