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Pirate Bay Moves to The Cloud, Becomes Raid-Proof

torrentfreak.com
The Pirate Bay is loved by millions of file-sharers but is also a thorn in the side of the entertainment industries. The latter group continues to push authorities to take action against the site. The Pirate Bay was raided back in 2006 and there are rumors that the police might...
Pirate Bay Moves to The Cloud, Becomes Raid-Proof

Keep Track of your AWS Expenses With Cloudyn

www.readwriteweb.com
With the number of individual Amazon Web Services now seemingly approaching infinity, it makes sense for third parties to get into the act of trying to keep track of what you are actually spending and whether you have over-provisioned your services. Enter Cloudyn.com, an Israeli based company that announced its...
Keep Track of your AWS Expenses With Cloudyn

Missile Defense Agency tells employees to stop watching porn at work

www.theverge.com
It's never really a good idea to watch porn while at the office — especially if your job involves mildly important tasks like defending the US from missile attacks. Yet that's exactly what some employees at the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency have been doing, according to a report from...
Missile Defense Agency tells employees to stop watching porn at work
Windows flag switches to Metro style for a 'reimagined' Windows 8
Want to buy or sell Amazon instances? Now you can
iPad 3 design revealed as new wave of parts leak; Retina Display possibly pictured

Startup takes on cloud over-provisioning

gigaom.com
Cloudyn, an Israeli startup, says its new SaaS service can help businesses stop buying more public cloud services than they need. As more companies put workloads on Amazon Web Services or other public cloud infrastructure, many pay for more services than they need because it’s hard to track how many...
Startup takes on cloud over-provisioning

LTE: fast, global, silenced by a $650 radio jammer

www.engadget.com
Oh gosh, we haven't been so panicked since our phones were hypothetically possessed by demons. And come to think of it, this is theoretically far, far worse. A research group at Virginia Tech is claiming that, due to the particular way 4G data is transmitted, an LTE base station...
LTE: fast, global, silenced by a $650 radio jammer

Open Source Private Cloud Software Startup Eucalyptus Raises $30M From IVP, Benchmark To Take On VMware

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Eucalyptus Systems, the developer of an open source, on-premise private cloud computing platform, has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Benchmark Capital, BV Capital, and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). To date, Eucalyptus has raised a total of $55.5 million in capital. Led by...
Open Source Private Cloud Software Startup Eucalyptus Raises $30M From IVP, Benchmark To Take On VMware
Hands-On With the Jawbone Big Jambox: 2.7 Pounds of Audio Fury, Available May 15 for $299

Everything's broken and nobody's upset

www.hanselman.com
Software doesn't work. I'm shocked at how often we put up with it. Here's just a few issues - literally off the top of my head - that I personally dealt with last week. My iPhone 4s has 3 gigs of "OTHER" taking up space, according to iTunes. No one...
Everything's broken and nobody's upset
Google Analytics Update Connects Social Marketing With The Bottom Line

Pirate Party Ejected From Festival For Giving Out Free Waffles After Vendors Selling Waffles Complained

www.techdirt.com
One of the key things that we find in story after story around here is that those who have a particular business model seem to think that any disruption of that business model must be illegal (or, worse, immoral). Sometimes instances of this come from strange places. For example, the...
Pirate Party Ejected From Festival For Giving Out Free Waffles After Vendors Selling Waffles Complained

Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Users

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Facebook’s push for more engagement on its platform, to drive advertising and other monetization efforts, is showing some gains, according to updated figures on both games and app usage released by the company today. Facebook now has 235 million people playing games on Facebook.com, up from 205 million a year...
Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Users

Motorola Employee Takes A Picture Of His Desk, Possibly Confirms Existence Of Droid Razr HD

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It would appear that Motorola is putting even more of an effort into its resurrected Razr line. Just a few months after the hotly anticipated Droid Razr stepped onto the scene, Motorola offered the same unit with an upgraded battery, making the Droid Razr Maxx my new favorite Android phone...
Motorola Employee Takes A Picture Of His Desk, Possibly Confirms Existence Of Droid Razr HD

Rackspace breaks out OpenStack-based block storage with disk and SSD options

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Rackspace continued to roll out pieces of its OpenStack cloud Tuesday with the debut of Cloud Block Storage. Rackspace CTO John Engates Unlike its current non-OpenStack storage, this offering lets customers mix and match sizes of block storage volumes as needed with their compute instances. “We used to offer block...
Rackspace breaks out OpenStack-based block storage with disk and SSD options

Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

gigaom.com
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a whole ecosystem of startups building businesses around making Amazon Web Services less inscrutable to business customers. And some of those startups are now partnering up with each other to provide a fuller suite of services.. Cloudyn CEO Sharon Wagner. The latest partnership is...
Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

ACTA suffers major blow following European rejection call

www.zdnet.com
ACTA, the controversial anti-counterfeit and copyright-bolstering treaty, which at one point threatened the very existence of the Web, may not have its desired global effect should the European Parliament reject the trade agreement.And it’s one step closer to being thrown out after the guiding “rapporteur” for the treaty warned fellow parliamentarians not to...
ACTA suffers major blow following European rejection call

Google revamps Play Store developer rules, looks to banish intrusive advertising

www.engadget.com
Google has tweaked the developer policy for the Play store with an eye on reducing intrusive advertising, spoof apps and clarifying subscription cancellations. Apps that pass themselves off as others, or are "confusingly similar" will now be pulled, so say goodbye to those thousand instances of Angry Byrdz. Adverts...
Google revamps Play Store developer rules, looks to banish intrusive advertising
CloudLock aims to bring PCI compliance to Google Drive
Newvem pulls back the curtain on Amazon cloud usage

Newvem Raises $4M From Greylock, Eric Schmidt To Help AWS Customers Spend Less Money

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EXCLUSIVE-Startup Newvem, which offers a SaaS based service for Amazon/AWS customers that aims to help businesses spend less money and gain more value from Amazon’s cloud infrastructure, has raised $4 million in funding from Greylock Partners with participation from Index Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, as well as angel...
Newvem Raises $4M From Greylock, Eric Schmidt To Help AWS Customers Spend Less Money
Cloudability tool tracks Amazon reserved instances
Apple throws MobileMe users a free version of Snow Leopard to update to iCloud
Anonymous organizes protests in 18 Indian cities over web censorship

OpenStreetMap versus Google maps

www.guardian.co.uk
Travelling to Sarajevo showed the Open Knowledge Foundation's Lucy Chambers the overwhelming reach of crowdsourced open dataNot long ago I travelled to Sarajevo for a conference. It was my first time in Bosnia, so before travelling I checked where my hotel was on Google maps:At the time, there were reports...
OpenStreetMap versus Google maps
iPhone 5 carrier update for Verizon fixes data usage issue
Newvem calls in Dome9 to harden Amazon cloud workloads

How to use fancy gestures on the iPad (and why you should)

gigaom.com
At the beginning of last year, Apple added iPad gesture controls in iOS 4.3 as a developer option. And with the debut of iOS 5 in October of last year, Apple made these multi-finger gestures official. Since then, however, I really haven’t seen the company promote this functionality the way...
How to use fancy gestures on the iPad (and why you should)

ProfitBricks says it can out-Amazon Amazon's cloud

gigaom.com
ProfitBricks is nothing if not ambitious: It plans to take on Amazon in massively scalable cloud infrastructure. That’s  no mean feat, but Bob Rizika, CEO of ProfitBricks USA, says the company — which launches cloud services in the U.S. this week — is attacking it from a position of strength. Robert...
ProfitBricks says it can out-Amazon Amazon's cloud
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