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The ban, which does not apply to posts by licensed gun dealers, will also apply to the company’s photo-sharing service.

In an agreement with Mr. Icahn, the activist investor, Xerox said it would spin off its services business by the end of the year.

A block diagram that is supposed to clarify what Azure Stack does and is. (credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft today released a preview of Azure Stack, a version of the Azure services and infrastructure that you can run in your own datacenters.

Azure Stack was announced at the Ignite conference last year. It’s an Azure-flavored counterpart to OpenStack, offering enterprises the ability to use the same services and management systems for both local on-premises deployments and true cloud deployments.

Currently, the Azure Stack offers only a subset of Azure services, and it runs on just a single server. Its full release is planned for the fourth quarter, but even this will not have parity with the full Azure service. Microsoft’s aim for the initial release is to provide all the major parts to support deploying platform-as-a-service Web Apps and infrastructure-as-a-service virtual machines. It will also include components for storage and virtualized networking. The Azure Portal front-end for managing the service will also be included.

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In perhaps the biggest blow yet to daily fantasy sports, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions said it would no longer handle customer transactions for companies like FanDuel and DraftKings.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook May Do Sports Twitter Better Than Twitter

What’s the future of the second screen during sporting events?

The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook May Do Sports Twitter Better Than Twitter appeared first on WIRED.

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