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GridVid.Me Launches Low-Cost Video Encoding To Compete With Zencoder And Encoding.com

Microsoft Apologizes After Dance Routine At Norway Event Gets Naughty

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Somewhere there’s a handful of Microsoft marketing contractors getting fired. That’s an easy conclusion from the PR blunder stemming from a Microsoft developers event in Norway that included some dancing girls, and some embarrassing lyrics accompanying their routing. As reported by Geekwire, the dance routine took place at an event...
Microsoft Apologizes After Dance Routine At Norway Event Gets Naughty

Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

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Amazon's primary claim to fame is online retail - beginning with books, remember? - and the company has been very effective at growing that side of its business. So effective, in fact, that it's easy to mistake the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based computing platform as little more than...
Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

Make No Mistake, We're Seeing The Death Throes Of Google's Chromebook (GOOG)

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If at first you don't succeed, release another Chromebook.  That seems to be Google's thinking with today's announcement that it will start selling a new laptop powered by its Chrome operating system for just $249. Chromebooks have been around for more than a year now, but still haven't seen much...
Make No Mistake, We're Seeing The Death Throes Of Google's Chromebook (GOOG)
Rackspace CEO: 'We're playing a different game' than Amazon

Tablets Want To Kill Your Laptop

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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. Laptops are doomed. In the next five years, tablets will displace notebook-style computers to become the dominant personal computing platform. And the transition from laptop to tablet has already begun. That’s the key finding of a new Forrester Research report that predicts the end of...
Tablets Want To Kill Your Laptop

How One Startup Responded When Facebook Started Gunning For Its Business

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The CEO of MyList, a startup with a Facebook app for assembling Pinterest-like collections of interesting items, says Facebook is playing catchup to his company with its new "Want" buttons and "Collections" feature.  That's brave talk for a company whose product may have just been made obsolete by the very...
How One Startup Responded When Facebook Started Gunning For Its Business

Top Trends of 2012: The Consumer Cloud

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In 2012 we've seen amazing growth in the Consumer Cloud, meaning cloud computing for everyday users. There are three main categories in the Consumer Cloud: storage, sync, and notes. Dropbox, Apple's iCloud and Evernote (respectively) have been the most impressive performers in each category so far this year. Note that the...
Top Trends of 2012: The Consumer Cloud

What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

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That sound you hear coming from Silicon Valley this week? That’s the grumbling of Microsoft’s partners, who we now know were kept in the dark until days before the reveal of the Redmond, Washington company’s tablet on Monday.Reuters reports the earliest that any partner was told of the Surface was Friday,...
What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services’ partner network has grown to more than 4,000 members, up from less than 1,000 a year ago — a key step for the company as it tries to expand its cloud-computing customer base beyond startups to more large companies. That’s the word from Reuters this morning in...
Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform Melts Down (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Up With MarketsMarkets are up as retail sales smash expectations. Shares of MSFT are up with technology. Upcoming catalysts include Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Office 15 and Windows Phone 8;...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform Melts Down (MSFT)

Larry Ellison Says SAP 'Must Be On Drugs' To Think It Will Hurt Oracle (ORCL, SAP)

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Oracle's flamboyant CEO, Larry Ellison, spent a portion of its quarterly analyst conference call yesterday trash talking rivals, particularly its ancient enemy SAP. Ellison told analysts that Oracle's cloud computing platform will be available in the next few weeks and will be called Oracle Secure Cloud. It will allow...
Larry Ellison Says SAP 'Must Be On Drugs' To Think It Will Hurt Oracle (ORCL, SAP)

Inside Microsoft’s New Azure Accelerator — Will Redmond Get The Startup Mojo?

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Back in March this year Microsoft launched its first ever “direct” startup accelerator, based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. That meant it would, for the first time, be an accelerator owner/operator. Dubbed the Windows Azure Accelerator (WAA) it looked, at least on first inspection, to be designed to push its...
Inside Microsoft’s New Azure Accelerator — Will Redmond Get The Startup Mojo?

Samsung aiming for complete mobile domination with rumored Facebook competitor

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Samsung's made no secret of its ambitions to commandeer all aspects of mobile tech -- from devices themselves to processors and software like ChatON and the recently announced Siri competitor S Voice. While we've seen the company head into social media territory before, it looks like it wants an...
Samsung aiming for complete mobile domination with rumored Facebook competitor

Sometimes it Pays to Solve Hard Problems: CA Acquires 3Tera

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As ReadWriteWeb's Richard MacManus reported in 2006, 3Tera is a company to watch: "3Tera strikes me as a company to keep an eye on - they're tackling a complex problem and they have a lot of potential customers out there." CA must agree. The companies have entered into a definitive...
Sometimes it Pays to Solve Hard Problems: CA Acquires 3Tera

Microsoft’s Windows Azure suffers extended outages

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Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, has been experiencing outages in numerous regions around the world for much of the day, apparently resulting from a glitch related to Leap Day, the extra day in February that occurs once every four years. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has a play-by-play rundown...
Microsoft’s Windows Azure suffers extended outages
Agawi to use Microsoft's Windows Azure to bring cloud-gaming services to Windows 8
For some workloads, Google's cloud can't yet hang with AWS

Microsoft Wins Big with Windows Azure Internet TV Deal in China

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Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform won a strong endorsement Monday when PPTV, which claims to be China's leading Internet TV service provider, signed on to launch its platform on top of Windows Azure's new Media Services offering. Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform won a strong endorsement Monday when PPTV, which...
Microsoft Wins Big with Windows Azure Internet TV Deal in China

Microsoft's incubator play for Azure, Bing, and Kinect: Help young companies launch, then lock them in for life

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Microsoft is a company that you will occasionally hear referred to as one that makes very long bets. It’s always hard to gauge a long-term pronouncement in the short run, but at the moment the company appears to be both thinking and acting out that supposed role. Microsoft is investing...
Microsoft's incubator play for Azure, Bing, and Kinect: Help young companies launch, then lock them in for life
Google Opens Up Compute Engine To All Developers Who Buy Its $400/Month Gold Support Package, Drops Instance Prices By 4%

Google Didn't Mention Google Glass Once During A 3.5-Hour Presentation To Developers (GOOG)

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Google didn't mention its exciting new computing platform Glass once during a three and a half hour presentation to developers. Glass, which is a computerized lens that floats over your right eye, is supposed to mark the beginning of a revolutionary new paradigm. Developers are the very people who would...
Google Didn't Mention Google Glass Once During A 3.5-Hour Presentation To Developers (GOOG)

Now AMD Is Distancing Itself From Windows, Too (MSFT, AMD)

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AMD has decided to take the unprecedented move of breaking up its exclusive relationship with Windows and working with other operating systems, namely Android and Chrome OS. It will design chips that work with both of Google's operating systems, Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business...
Now AMD Is Distancing Itself From Windows, Too (MSFT, AMD)

MindMeld maker Expect Labs teams up with voice expert, Nuance

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Expect Labs, the anticipatory computing platform maker behind MindMeld, a video and vice calling app, has teamed up with voice-technology company, Nuance Communications and is incorporating their voice recognition engine in its platform.  Expect, which was co-founded by Tim Tuttle and Moninder Jheeta two years ago is backed by the Google...
MindMeld maker Expect Labs teams up with voice expert, Nuance
RIM pulls out stops for BlackBerry 10 with Super Bowl ad, suggests new tablet is on the way
(Real) Storm Crushes Amazon Cloud, Knocks out Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram

I've Changed My Mind About The iPad (AAPL)

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I got an iPad for our home when the wifi version first came out. I used it for a day and then wrote a post about the iPad on the iPad. I was not very enthusiastic about the device. At the end of the review I said: Over time it...
I've Changed My Mind About The iPad (AAPL)

Researchers create cloud-based brain for robots

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A group of European researchers has released the first version of a cloud computing platform for robots that will help them take advantage of powerful virtual resources. Essentially, they’re treating robots like any other device — desktop, tablet or mobile phone — running web applications, only robots can learn from...
Researchers create cloud-based brain for robots
XBMC 12 Frodo Arrives, Bringing Raspberry Pi And Android Versions, AirPlay Audio For Windows And 64bit OS X Support
Adapteva uses crowdfunding to raise money for a $99 supercomputing platform
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