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U.S. Department of Defense Awards Microsoft $10B ‘JEDI’ Contract for Cloud Services

David versus Goliath. Microsoft versus Amazon Web Services (AWS). In a last minute review of the super lucrative deal involving Microsoft, Amazon, and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Pentagon finally announced the winner. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Microsoft a contract worth close to $10 billion over a decade, in what was a dramatic competition for public cloud resources for the DoD as between Microsoft and AWS. The contract outlines the Join Enterprise Defense...

Netflix’s Better ‘Walking Dead’ Series, Kingdom Season 2 Premiere Date Announced

“In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious rumour of the king’s death spreads, as does a strange plague that renders the infected immune to death and hungry for flesh. The crown prince, fallen victim to a conspiracy, sets out on a journey to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.” Don’t enter. Dead inside. Just kidding—the dead are resurrecting next March in the Netflix Original Series, Kingdom. Last week, Netflix officially announced the return of the South Korean...

Star Wars Fans Will Finally Learn What the Hell the ‘Knights of Ren’ Are; New Kylo Ren Prequel Arrives in Galaxy

“I know where you come from. Before you called yourself Kylo Ren…the First Order rose from the dark side, you did not…You may try [to show me the dark side], but you cannot deny the truth that is your family.” –Jedi Lor San Tekka, Star Wars: The Force Awakens  A powerful opening dialogue between antagonist Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and protagonist Jedi Lor San Tekka (Max von Sydow) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Throughout the film, we learn very little about Kylo Ren (or Ben Solo’s) background...

Does Elliott Still Get To ‘Phone Home’ In Jail? ‘E.T.’ Actor Arrested for DUI

Wait, maybe the Washington County Jail will still allow him his one phone call. On Monday, actor Henry Thomas went from riding his childhood bicycle under the influence of ‘E.T.,’ to allegedly driving his car under the influence of another entity entirely…but the substance is still unknown as of the date of this article. Thomas, 48, famously known for his lead role as young Elliott from Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film, ‘E.T.’, was arrested Monday for a DUI in Oregon, according to the...

Broadway’s ‘Once on This Island’ Will Grab Your Heart; Tyler Hardwick Gets Personal On Breaking Into the Industry

It’s not often that we have a Broadway show that tells a universal tale that transcends race, uniquely exploring gender roles, all while providing an immersive viewer experience in today’s political and social climate. On its national tour, “Once on This Island,” officially opened in Nashville, making its second stop in Dayton, Ohio as part of the Victoria Theatre Association’s Premier Health Broadway Series. As part of its partnership with the Victoria Theatre Association, Grit Daily...

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