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Amazon slices S3 storage prices

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Amazon is cutting S3 storage pricing for standard users, according to a post to the Amazon Web Services website. With the change, effective February 1, 2012 but announced early Tuesday, a customer storing 50 TB of data will see a 12 percent price reduction for storage;  a user with 500...
Amazon slices S3 storage prices
Cloud: Rackspace Hands Over Keys To Open Source Cloud

AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail

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AppFog is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider that wants to do for developer platforms what Google did for email. GMail launched in 2004 by giving its users  a distributed service with 2 gigabytes (GB) of free disk space. Search made it possible. It disrupted competitors like Hotmail that...
AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail

Chute Gets $2.7M for User-Generated Media Developer Tools

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Chute, which helps publishers and developers coordinate user-generated photo and video uploads, has raised $2.7 million from investors including Freestyle Capital, USVP, Battery Ventures, Salesforce and Klout CEO Joe Fernandez. The company offers infrastructure services for media uploads — so Web sites and mobile apps use Chute’s APIs, SDKs and...
Chute Gets $2.7M for User-Generated Media Developer Tools
Dalton Caldwell On App.net's Plan To Build A Dependable, Ad-Free Version Of Twitter [TCTV]

BYOD bringing more value and challenges in a Post-PC world

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The consumerization of IT and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement are beneficial to today’s enterprises; if they’re willing to transform their corporate mindsets. Gone are the legacy 5- and 10-year plans that worked when a CIO had total control over an IT shop. Instead, companies should embrace and support BYOD while focusing...
BYOD bringing more value and challenges in a Post-PC world

Oracle joins public cloud party after six years in development

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After a long time coming, Oracle Cloud is unveiled as the database giant’s entry into the market with a focus on social and custom infrastructure services....
Oracle joins public cloud party after six years in development

Amazon.com Lures Businesses to the Cloud With Rate Cut

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Amazon.com Inc. lowered rates on computer storage it rents over the Internet, as the company applies its strategy of aggressive pricing to cloud computing. The Seattle-based company cut its price plans by more than 10% for the first 500 terabytes of data that customers store in Amazon’s Internet-based S3 service,...
Amazon.com Lures Businesses to the Cloud With Rate Cut

Eureka! Netflix makes Amazon more reliable with open source software

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Netflix is a big user of Amazon's cloud infrastructure services—such a big user, in fact, that it has built multiple software programs that make Amazon resources more reliable. Recently, Netflix described its "Chaos Monkey," which randomly takes Amazon virtual machines offline to help engineers identify network weaknesses. Netflix released its...
Eureka! Netflix makes Amazon more reliable with open source software

Dyn Raises $38M Series A Round Led by North Bridge, Adds Jason Calacanis To Its Board

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Dyn, the infrastructure-as-a-service company that’s probably best known for DynDNS, just announced that it has raised a $38 million Series A round led by North Bridge. The New Hampshire-based company, which was bootstrapped in 2001, focuses on providing its clients with DNS and email infrastructure services. As part of this...
Dyn Raises $38M Series A Round Led by North Bridge, Adds Jason Calacanis To Its Board
SendGrid partners with Heroku, Engine Yard, & others on email management

Amazon, Google slash cloud storage prices more than 25 percent

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Rivals Amazon and Google both announced steep pricing cuts to their cloud storage services today. Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) prices are dropping 24 percent to 28 percent while the price of Google Cloud Storage has been cut more than 30 percent in the past week. This seems to be...
Amazon, Google slash cloud storage prices more than 25 percent
Amazon has transformed the venture capital business as we know it

TechStars, Microsoft ally on new Windows Azure startup incubator

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Microsoft is deepening its relationship with TechStars, announcing today a new startup accelerator program in Seattle designed for those companies developing cloud-based services on the back of Windows Azure. The program will kick off this fall with 1o companies traveling to the TechStars Seattle incubator space in the South Lake...
TechStars, Microsoft ally on new Windows Azure startup incubator
After Amazon, how many clouds do we need?
For the sixth year Amazon courts startups with $100,000 challenge
White House cybersecurity order will call for agencies to share threat intel with businesses

As Apple's iPhone 5 goes on sale, RIM sees BlackBerry services go down in EMEA regions

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BlackBerry users might be finding another reason to switch to Apple, Android or Windows Phone this morning after RIM revealed that its BlackBerry messaging service and Enterprise servers are experiencing issues and have become unresponsive across the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) regions. RIM admitted the fault on its BlackBerry...
As Apple's iPhone 5 goes on sale, RIM sees BlackBerry services go down in EMEA regions

Find out how the cloud is changing Europe

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Discover what you really need to know about the cloud at GigaOM’s Structure:Europe conference. We will discuss infrastructure from the chips up to the cloud and everything in between. Our early-bird rate expires this Saturday, Aug. 25, so register now to save €400! Here are just a few cloud stars...
Find out how the cloud is changing Europe

Facebook hires: head of policy, analysts, client partners, engineers, more

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Facebook appears to have hired a head of policy, France, and about two dozen other employees according to listings removed from its careers page, as well as LinkedIn updates. New hires, according to LinkedIn: Aravind Anbudurai, Software Engineer - former Software Development Engineer, IC-1 at Yahoo Edward Ohrns, Sales/Advertising - former Cust Svc II Rep at PSCU Mark...
Facebook hires: head of policy, analysts, client partners, engineers, more

Let’s not get ahead of our Midori shall we.

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There’s been some speculation in the last couple of days regarding Microsoft’s moves in the direction of a future CloudOS with more than a few people banding the Midori name around. Now I’ve written about Midori before and in most cases in the same breath as the MinWin project...
Let’s not get ahead of our Midori shall we.

Phonebooth Launches Free Google Voice Competitor for Startups and Small Businesses

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Phonebooth.com, a VOIP service for individuals and small businesses, just launched a free version of its service. Phonebooth, just like Google Voice and Ribbit Mobile, provides its users with a free local phone number that can be forwarded to any cell phone and landline. Phonebooth also offers voicemail transcriptions. What...
Phonebooth Launches Free Google Voice Competitor for Startups and Small Businesses

The Largest Cloud in the World is Owned By A Criminal Network

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The biggest cloud network in the world is owned by the mob. While you may think that Google, Amazon and Microsoft are the world's largest cloud providers it's really the Conflicker worm that has helped criminal networks spawn a botnet of mass proportions. Sponsor How does Conflicker meets the definitions...
The Largest Cloud in the World is Owned By A Criminal Network

10 Possible Uses of Twitter’s New Annotations

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Last week was an important one for Twitter: what with hosting the first ever official Twitter developer’s conference in San Francisco; revealing fascinating statistics; and making numerous impactful announcements, some of which we had already expected. Amongst the stats revealed is the fact that the site has over 100M registered...
10 Possible Uses of Twitter’s New Annotations
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