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‘Flame’ virus exploiting hole in Microsoft algorithm

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A sophisticated piece of malware targeting computers in Iran and other parts of the Middle East spread in part by disguising itself as a piece of Microsoft software, taking advantage of a flaw in one of the company’s older cryptography algorithms. That’s the word from Microsoft in a blog post...
‘Flame’ virus exploiting hole in Microsoft algorithm
"Flame" malware was signed by rogue Microsoft certificate
OnLive reveals details behind its asset sale and new investor

OnLive Bought By, Um, OnLive (and Former Investor Lauder Partners)

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Here’s a press release I just got sent by OnLive about its sale to a new investor. Which is actually an old one — Lauder Partners. It will still be called OnLive. OnLive Assets Acquired by New Company All OnLive Services, Devices, Apps and Partnerships Continue Uninterrupted Lauder Partners Backs...
OnLive Bought By, Um, OnLive (and Former Investor Lauder Partners)

Cloud service OnLive Sold to New Ownership

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The company will continue to operate its OnLive Game and Desktop services during the transition....
Cloud service OnLive Sold to New Ownership

Twitter announces Promoted Tweet advertising and targeting for BlackBerry

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Twitter has today announced that it is expanding its Promoted Tweets advertising offering by adding BlackBerry to its roster of platforms available to advertisers. Users of the ad program can now also target BlackBerry in addition to iOS and Android. In April, Twitter announced that it would begin showing ads in its...
Twitter announces Promoted Tweet advertising and targeting for BlackBerry
Instagram & me: Love at first sight

When Office Is in the Cloud, and on a Tablet, Is It Really Office?

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Now we know how Microsoft feels about the whole “desktop as a service” thing that’s started to gain traction in some quarters: It doesn’t like it. Redmond today officially pushed back against OnLive, a company known best for its streaming gaming service that has created a corporate blog post today,...
When Office Is in the Cloud, and on a Tablet, Is It Really Office?

Cloud Hosting Consolidation In Europe: Star Sold To Claranet For $88M

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Some consolidation afoot in the world of enterprise cloud services in Europe: Claranet, a managed service provider, is paying $88 million (£55 million) to acquire Star, a provider of cloud-based managed technology services. The move is a sign of how, while enterprise cloud services continue to grow in popularity, there...
Cloud Hosting Consolidation In Europe: Star Sold To Claranet For $88M
OnLive explains acquisition and names first investor, says 'major announcements of new products' are coming

Gaming the Clouds: Here's the D Demos of Otoy (Still Standing) and OnLive (Who Knows?)

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At our D: All Things Digital conferences, we’ve taken an interest in the cloud, including showing off two of the leading game streaming services — Otoy and OnLive. (That’s OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman in the photo, demoing the service at D: Dive Into Mobile in 2010.) Earlier...
Gaming the Clouds: Here's the D Demos of Otoy (Still Standing) and OnLive (Who Knows?)

Microsoft has a problem with OnLive’s Windows for iPad, Android

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OnLive has turned heads this year with its OnLive Desktop app for running Microsoft Windows on the iPad and Android tablets, serving up a virtual Windows desktop — plus Microsoft Office — from a cloud-based service. But in a carefully worded blog post today, Microsoft made it clear that it...
Microsoft has a problem with OnLive’s Windows for iPad, Android

OnLive statement confirms layoffs, acquisition by 'newly-formed' company, says service will continue

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OnLive has finally issued an official statement after rumors of mass layoffs first leaked out earlier today, confirming that its assets have been acquired into a newly-formed company with what it claims is "substantial" financial backing. The big news for users is that the OnLive Game and Desktop services...
OnLive statement confirms layoffs, acquisition by 'newly-formed' company, says service will continue

OnLive Sold To OnLive And Nothing Will Change, "Heartbreaking Transition" Notwithstanding

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Faced with a dire financial situation, OnLive is been sold to another company that will do business under the name OnLive. Because the move is an “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors,” wrote Jane Anderson, the new OnLive PR rep, “Unfortunately neither OnLive, Inc. shares nor OnLive staff could transfer...
OnLive Sold To OnLive And Nothing Will Change, "Heartbreaking Transition" Notwithstanding
Siri, watch out: personalized search service Google Now is coming to iOS

CEO who rebelled against Microsoft over Windows licensing backs down

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The CEO of a virtual desktop company who dared Microsoft to sue him by launching a service that would intentionally violate Windows licensing rules said today he is going to back down and issue a public apology. Guise Bule, CEO of tuCloud, was angry that competitor, OnLive, offered a free...
CEO who rebelled against Microsoft over Windows licensing backs down

Hey, Big Senders! YouSendIt Bulks Up Mobile App.

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If you’ve ever transferred obnoxiously large files that your regular email account won’t let you send, there’s a good chance that you’ve used YouSendIt. But YouSendIt doesn’t want to be just about sending anymore. It’s aiming to chip away at the cloud storage market, where Dropbox and Box are household...
Hey, Big Senders! YouSendIt Bulks Up Mobile App.

Structure LaunchPad: We’re turning it up to 11!

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The concept of cloud computing has permeated the startup worlds and is steadily encroaching on the enterprise, and the 11 startups we selected as the finalists for this year’s Structure LaunchPad competition show how far the cloud’s reach has come. Maybe these startups aren’t as glamorous as Pinterest or as...
Structure LaunchPad: We’re turning it up to 11!

One week on, the BBC's Olympics figures show that viewers consume more content on mobile at weekends

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It’s no secret that the BBC had big plans for what it was deeming ‘the first digital Olympics’. And earlier this week, we got a glimpse at some of the BBC’s numbers from the opening weekend, which included: 7.8m global browsers headed for bbc.co.uk/sport on Saturday, with 5.6m million UK...
One week on, the BBC's Olympics figures show that viewers consume more content on mobile at weekends

Microsoft will allow Windows and Office on the iPad—but it won't be free

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There's a free iPad app that gives anyone access to a Windows 7 desktop and Microsoft Office 2010 from a tablet—but it's probably too good to be true. As we wrote on Thursday, Microsoft says the "OnLive Desktop" service that streams a cloud-hosted Windows installation to iPads and Android...
Microsoft will allow Windows and Office on the iPad—but it won't be free
How To Get Windows on the iPad (With Microsoft’s Blessing)

NaviSite wants to host your virtual desktops

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Seeking to capture a slice of market share in the emerging field of virtual desktop services, NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable managed service provider of cloud-based products has announced its next major endeavor: a desktop as a service (DaaS) offering aimed specifically at enterprise customers....
NaviSite wants to host your virtual desktops

Google employees discuss Larry Page's 'Kennedy' initiative to redesign, beautify apps [Video]

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It’s hard to ignore the beautification of Google’s core mobile and desktop apps that has been taking place over the last two years. Not only has Google brought a slick, cohesive design scheme to its suite of desktop services, it has also been getting praise for the redesign of...
Google employees discuss Larry Page's 'Kennedy' initiative to redesign, beautify apps [Video]
Confirmed: OnLive's assets sold to another company

OnLive acquired by new company, but doesn't expect it to affect customers

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Gaming company OnLive has clarified that it has been acquired by a new company, backed by Lauder Partners, but will continue operate under its original name without disrupting service to users and customers. developing… The full statement as provided by OnLive: OnLive Assets Acquired by New Company All OnLive Services,...
OnLive acquired by new company, but doesn't expect it to affect customers

BBC marks record-breaking digital viewer stats for the first Olympic weekend

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It’s been an impressive weekend for the BBC as the broadcaster provided coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony and competitions. On the BBC Internet blog today, Cait O’Riordon, Head of Product for Sport and 2012 at the BBC writes about record-breaking digital viewer stats. As you many remember, the BBC had big plans...
BBC marks record-breaking digital viewer stats for the first Olympic weekend

DaaS, MaaS & DRaaS: The Next Phase Of Cloud Computing

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Guest author Scott Geng is the CTO at cloud management software company Egenera. It's no secret that the public cloud market has been growing like gangbusters. In fact, a recent Gartner study found spending on public cloud services is growing at more than 28% per year and private cloud spending is...
DaaS, MaaS & DRaaS: The Next Phase Of Cloud Computing

Mobile map usage jumps, cutting into desktop use

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More people are mapping their way through life using smartphones than ever before, forgoing desktop services such as Mapquest, according to new comScore data. The number of users who accessed mobile mapping sites or apps in the last six months jumped 24 percent to 92 million unique visitors. Desktop...
Mobile map usage jumps, cutting into desktop use

It’s OnLive vs. Microsoft over Windows on your iPad

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OnLive, the company that has spammed YouTube for the past seven decades with their ‘OnLive is could gaming. But what is cloud gaming?’ ads, is in a beef with Microsoft. Here’s the skinny: OnLive intends to use its virtualization technology top bring Office and Windows to your iPad. The kicker...
It’s OnLive vs. Microsoft over Windows on your iPad
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