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SoftBank’s clone-like startup founders, and Satya Nadella’s answer to the Bezos leadership principles

In this week's Trending newsletter, we take a look at Masayoshi Son's founder-oriented investing style and Satya Nadella's leadership principles.

Microsoft’s cloud crew is ready to rumble, but Amazon is squaring off with Trump

This week in Trending, the cloud wars are raging, mutual funds are grappling with WeWork, and Google is hiding behind its Area 120 incubator.

Amazon says Trump’s obsession with screwing over Jeff Bezos is why it lost a $10 billion Pentagon contract

Amazon recently lost out to Microsoft on a $10 billion contract, called JEDI, to help the Department of Defense move its sensitive data to the cloud.

Amazon’s AWS cloud business has reportedly come under scrutiny from the FTC as it looks into whether the company engaged in anti-competitive beh...

The Federal Trade Commission is now looking at Amazon's cloud business in addition to its retail business, Bloomberg recently reported.

Amazon finally makes its long-awaited AWS Outposts product generally available, and it’s following in Microsoft and Google’s footsteps

Amazon first launched AWS Outposts at AWS re:Invent last year. It's a hybrid cloud, similar to Google Cloud's Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack.
AWS CEO Andy Jassy.

Amazon’s cloud boss mocked IBM and Oracle at its big conference with a clever picture showing Amazon Prime shipping boxes

At AWS re:Invent, CEO Andy Jassy showed a slide featuring Amazon Prime boxes and an IBM mainframe as he spoke about moving applications to the cloud.

Amazon Web Services brags about snagging a key customer from Microsoft: The Seattle Seahawks, owned by late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen

The Seattle Seahawks had perviously been firmly on team Microsoft, using Microsoft's cloud Azure.
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy

Amazon reportedly restricted partners at its New York conference from mentioning competitors like Microsoft and Google

At an AWS conference, booths were banned from mentioning rivals like Microsoft and Google, as well as certain phrases, according to news reports.

Amazon just made its first official challenge to Microsoft’s $10 billion JEDI cloud-contract win over claims of ‘unmistakable bias’

Amazon made its first formal action against Microsoft's victory in the battle for a controversial $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract.

Salesforce signs a big new deal with Microsoft’s cloud to power one of its core products

Salesforce has picked Microsoft Azure as the public cloud provider for Marketing Cloud, and is doubling down its partnership with Microsoft.