Amazon Switches?, AWS Versus Azure, Photoshop on iPad

Amazon's rumored move into Switches is being framed as being about Cisco, but I suspect it's about Microsoft. Then, Adobe is making Photoshop for iPad, which benefits from subscriptions.

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