Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cloud fight!

Cloud fight! Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Docs vs. Microsoft Skydrive
By David Strom, ITworld Amazon this week announced the availability of its Cloud Drive to consumers; the global retailer will give away 5 GB of storage to ...

Amazon's Cloud Player Strategy: Release, Wait to Get Sued
PC Magazine
By Peter Pachal It's an exciting time for fans of the cloud. Though, really, no one's a fan of the "Cloud," as such—people are fans of taking all their music and videos with them wherever they go. The networks, storage, and software are all pretty ...
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IBM's Business Cloud Gets Real
Forbes (blog)
By QUENTIN HARDY IBM is stepping up its offerings of cloud-based software for big business, which it says will enable companies to make faster decisions at lower cost. On Thursday, in conjunction with a big customer meeting in the San Francisco Bay ...
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Microsoft-Toyota Telematics Partnership Based on Cloud Tech
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Microsoft and Toyota said Wednesday that the companies will co-develop Toyota's next-generation telematics platform around Microsoft's Azure technology, using the car as a control hub for apps and data delivered from the cloud....
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CA Cloud, Virtualization Push Goes Federal With Base Technologies Buy
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN CA Technologies' cloud and virtualization strategy moved into the federal space Wednesday with the acquisition of privately-held consulting firm Base Technologies. The move gives CA another weapon in the cloud computing and ...
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Why Windows could seriously injure Microsoft's cloud strategy
Computerworld (blog)
By Preston Gralla There's no doubt that the next big battle between Microsoft and Google is over the cloud. But Microsoft's biggest greatest asset, Windows, could do serious injury to the company's cloud aspirations, and leave Google a big opening. ...
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Cloud Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report
Cloud Computing is touted as the next big trend in the IT industry that is set to redefine the way enterprises do business. It's the rage today and a growing number of companies are devoting a significant part of their IT budget to cloud-based services ... See all stories on this topic »
Nimbula floats 'instamatic' cloud builder
Nimbula – the build-your-own-cloud outfit founded by a former vice president of engineering at Amazon – has officially released Nimbula Director, its "cloud operating system". This includes a free version of the product, which is limited to server ...
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Free Market Advocates Urge Congress to Extend 'Cloud' Privacy Protections
National Journal
By Juliana Gruenwald A 25-year-old privacy law limiting government access to electronic communications needs updating to reflect the "cloud" and other 21st century advances, a coalition of free-market advocates said on Wednesday, joining a broad range ...
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Epsilon breach reignites cloud security fears
The breach to Epsilon's servers has left some important questions unanswered, and it spotlights some common concerns about the security of cloud-based services. Epsilon isn't the only marketing firm that has left its clients' customers in a vulnerable ...
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Spanning Cloud Apps Raises $2 Million For Cloud Backup Services
By Rip Empson
The Austin-based startup Spanning Cloud Apps, a cloud-based app developer, today announced that it has closed a $2 million series A round, led by the Foundry Group, a VC firm based in Boulder. Seth Levine, Foundry Group's managing ...
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Microsoft will take Toyota cars to the cloud | Cloud Computing ...
By Joe Wilcox
The applications will be built on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, Ballmer said . He boasted, and perhaps rightly so, about scalability and connectivity bringing services to vehicles faster than what would have been possible before. ...
Betanews -
Android Music 3.0 app with cloud streaming leaked
By Andrew Couts
A failed Android update has revealed new details about Google's Android Music 3.0 app, which will apparently feature music streaming...
Digital Trends -
Music Industry Will Force Licenses on Amazon Cloud Player — or ...
Amazon's decision to launch its new Cloud Player without securing additional music licenses has been described as a “bold move” by many observers. ...

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