Saturday, February 16, 2013

Kim Dotcom’s Mega gets a new CEO: Entrepreneur and open Internet advocate Vikram Kumar

Kim Dotcom’s Mega gets a new CEO: Entrepreneur and open Internet advocate Vikram Kumar steps in - The Next Web: "Kumar joins Mega after three years as CEO of InternetNZ — a non-profit organisation that works to protect and promote an open Internet in New Zealand and oversees the country’s .nz domain registrations — having been approached by Dotcom following his departure from the organisation. Posting to his blog, Kumar says his immediate response to taking on the position was “great opportunity but risky.” Following Dotcom’s approach, Kumar says he spent a number of weeks getting to know Mega “from every angle,” eventually deciding to take on the role because “the possibility of growing a significant Internet services company out of New Zealand is alluring.”"

Kim Dotcom's MEGA cloud storage service gets a Firefox extension
The Next Web
Kim Dotcom teased it on Twitter a few days ago, and now it's here: a Firefox add-on for the man's new MEGA cloud storage service. Firefox is now #MEGA. Install our extension and enjoy blazing transfer speeds. On your next visit you will get an option...

The Next Web

Cloud Computing, The Future, and Your Money
The motley Fool (blog)
To be clear, the definition of cloud computing is sometimes still debated among investing and technological professionals. In short, though, cloud computing is a new industry where services are offered and delivered via a network, primarily the internet.

Cloud Computing Stocks Weekly Winner: Carbonite (CARB)
The VAR Guy
Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) ranked among the top performing cloud computing stocks for the week ending Feb. 8, 2013. Shares in the cloud backup company rose nearly 9 percent for the week after Carbonite announced strong revenues and earnings.

How 10 VARs Became Cloud Computing Superstars
These 10 VARs have transformed their old business models to become superstars in the cloud computing and cloud provider game.

Parallels Cloud Storage: Cloud-building tools for SMEs
The company has quietly been building a portfolio of tools to enable all sizes of service provider — from the largest telco to a small mom-and-pop hosting company — to deliver cloud services. It's a stack that offers everything from service ...

First step towards G-Cloud computing
The Nation
"Asean CSA Summit 2013" was unveiled today, under the aim to promote the standard of cloud computing implementation in Thailand and Asean, particularly in the government sector. At the two-day event, the memorandum of intention between ICT Ministry ...

The Nation

5 Cloud Computing Advantages For The Healthcare Industry
CloudTweaks News
This is the conclusion of the “Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market – Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 – 2017 published by research firm Markets and Markets. The health care ...

Cloud Computing And Thin Clients
CloudTweaks News
Cloud services can be accessed on any device that has a connection to the Internet, whether it is a laptop, desktop, netbook, tablet, or even a smartphone! When the cloud session is over, the interfacing equipment can be used for other computing tasks.

TBR Survey: 66% of Decision Makers Purchased Cloud Services in 2012
Desire2Learn - And the Impact of Cloud Computing on Online Education · technavio-logo TechNavio Report: Green Data Center Market Reaping the World · Gartner_logo Gartner Predicts 4.2% Growth in IT spending in 2013 · Big Data · Cloud Storage ...

Logmein launches its Cubby cloud storage service
Logmein, which made its name in the remote desktop market, has been beta testing a cloud based storage and synchronisation service for months. Now the firm has released Cubby, a service that offers 5GB of free data storage and synchronisation, with the ...

Box's new partner program could yield benefits to enterprise customers
A new partner program from Box could help its end customers by making the cloud storage and file sharing service more broadly and easily integrated with third-party enterprise Web and mobile applications. The new program, called Box Partner Network, ...

Bitcasa unlimited cloud storage service makes full debut
For a limited time, users can now get a year of Bitcasa no-limit cloud storage for $69 (£44). Regular pricing of $99 per year (£64) will go back into effect in March. Those who don't want to commit to a full year can opt to pay $10 per month (£6.40 ...


Is Cloud Computing Really Right for Your Business?
Private clouds, hosted or on-premise, are rapidly becoming commonplace. More and more businesses are learning of cloud computing and seeing that running their own cloud is both feasible and potentially valuable. But due to a general lack of cloud ...

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