Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:13 pm
Toyota, Microsoft beef up Gazoo.com Net service
The Associated Press
The service will start in Japan on May 30 as a beefed up version of Toyota's Internet service called Gazoo.com, and will be based on "cloud" computing from Microsoft Corp. called Windows Azure.
According to the U.S. software giant, it is the first time the technology is being used for a major corporate site.
Gazoo.com users tripled over the last five years to 1.65 million. Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it wants to raise that to 2 million over the next year. The Japanese automaker hopes to woo younger Japanese, who are losing interest in buying cars.