Friday’s Five: A Handful of Tech Headlines You May Have Missed, Apr. 1

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As we head into the weekend there’s that nagging feeling that you may have missed something. You’re busy, and it’s hard to keep up with every piece of news that is important to your business. This weekly column aims to wrap up the news we didn’t get to this week (in no particular order), and that may have slipped under your radar, too. If you’ve got something to add, please chime in below in the comments section or on social media. We want to hear from you.

Build 2016: ICYMI — The Biggest News to Come Out of the Keynote

This week was Microsoft’s Build conference and the company made a number of announcements this week, including outlining its approach to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Google disables April fool joke amid user fury after prank backfires

Oops. Looks like Google’s April Fool joke backfired big time. The joke, which you can read about more on The Guardian, even lost someone their job. Not cool, Google.

Apple still strong at 40, but are best years behind it?

At 40, Apple is looking pretty good for a company born in a garage. Still, some critics are convinced that it may not be able to maintain its leadership in the industry as it reaches “middle age.” Do you think Apple’s best years are behind it?

7 Open Source Container and Microservices Projects to Watch

In contrast to Apple’s 40 years, microservices and containers are still toddlers. Here are the 7 open source container and microservices projects you need to know about.

Speaking of microservices and Microsoft…

Microsoft launches Azure Service Fabric out of preview

Azure Service Fabric is a cloud service, initially launched in preview in April 2015, designed for microservices.

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