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From Wired To Wireless: Enterprise Wi-Fi Provider Xirrus Raises $23.5M Series E To Ride BYOD Wave

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Enterprise Wi-Fi provider Xirrus has raised $23.5 million in a Series E financing round aimed at accelerating its global sales growth by pushing into Europe and Asia-Pac. It also plans to use the funds to develop new products. The Series E round was led by existing investors August Capital, Canaan Partners,...
From Wired To Wireless: Enterprise Wi-Fi Provider Xirrus Raises $23.5M Series E To Ride BYOD Wave
MadeiraCloud nets $1.5M to paint a pretty picture of your Amazon cloud
The death knell of the data center

Impacts of the IBM-SoftLayer deal on the cloud industry

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Today, IBM acquired cloud computing infrastructure provider SoftLayer. This report analyzes the deal and discusses how the greater IT ecosystem will be affected and the benefits and challenges IBM now faces. Related research and analysis from GigaOM Pro:Subscriber content. Sign up for a free trial.Takeaways from the second quarter in...
Impacts of the IBM-SoftLayer deal on the cloud industry

Gotomeeting brings web conferences to the iPad

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The headlines today about the opening of the iPad App Store focus mostly on media applications like Netflix, but there are cool work tools for the device too. For example, I spend hours every week using Citrix Online’s Gotomeeting web conferencing service — and now it’s available for the iPad....
Gotomeeting brings web conferences to the iPad

Sony unveils new Media Cloud Services subsidiary alongside Ci, a collaboration platform for creatives

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Sony has entered the cloud-based services market in a big way today, launching a new set of tools that it hopes will help creative professionals work with “revolutionary” media applications over the Internet. The scalable coud platform is called Ci (pronounced ‘see’) and will give production studios, broadcasters, marketing teams...
Sony unveils new Media Cloud Services subsidiary alongside Ci, a collaboration platform for creatives

Cores in the cloud: Does brawny or wimpy win?

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Jason Waxman, VP and GM, Cloud Infrastructure Group, Intel(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.comAs the cloud of web services expands, more servers are needed. But should those servers be brawny cores filled with raw power or lightweight wimpy cores in greater numbers? Since we can’t have the two arm wrestle for the...
Cores in the cloud: Does brawny or wimpy win?

Why User Competency Matters in Social Design

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Adrian Chan is a Sr Fellow with SNCR.org and is a social interaction design consultant and strategist. You can follow him on Twitter @gravity7 and at his blog: gravity7.com/blog/media.In designing for social participation, we can consider user goals and needs — even interests, features, functionality, adoption and scaling issues....
Why User Competency Matters in Social Design

Digital Activism: An Interview with Mary Joyce

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Digital activism is defined by the newly launched Meta-Activism Project as "the practice of using digital technology for political and social change." One of the leaders in the field of digital activism is Mary Joyce, the founder and executive director of the Meta-Activism Project. Joyce is among the most knowledgeable...
Digital Activism: An Interview with Mary Joyce

Amazon updates CDN for dynamic content

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Amazon is updating its Cloudfront content delivery network (CDN) to handle dynamic, interactive web content. CDNs help web sites ensure that users get the web pages they want faster typically by caching commonly used pages closer to likely users. Over the years, CDN providers like market leader Akamai have moved...
Amazon updates CDN for dynamic content
Cloudability tool tracks Amazon reserved instances

5 Tips to Being Productive in Social Media

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We had a packed house yesterday for the Staying Productive in Social Media seminar! It is always fun to communicate the importance of managing your time effectively. I wanted to send out the slide deck I used for the presentation… and… give you a few basic tips for staying productive....
5 Tips to Being Productive in Social Media

Rocket-backed social gifting startup DropGifts takes the B2B route to the US

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Rocket Internet-incubated DropGifts is often referred to as a clone of Swedish social gifting startup Wrapp, and there’s something to be said for that. But today, the fledgling company is announcing its debut in the United States, with a twist that it hopes will set it apart from Wrapp. DropGifts...
Rocket-backed social gifting startup DropGifts takes the B2B route to the US
Xbox Live removes Facebook & Twitter apps you weren't using
Dish Network/Sprint Combination: Good Or Bad For Consumers?

GameSalad and Tencent Bringing Code-Free Game Development to China

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GameSalad has been called both “the startup that’s going to kill programming“ and a “revolutionary code-free game development platform.“ The company began offering its “drag-and-drop game creator” in 2009. Through its visual programming interface, it’s possible to build a game using only pictures and flow charts that describe the action. Recently,...
GameSalad and Tencent Bringing Code-Free Game Development to China

30 Useful Adobe AIR Applications

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   Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a free runtime environment that can be used by the developers to develop highly interactive internet and media applications for multiple platforms. It enables web developers to utilize their current development skills and deliver rich applications and content to user’s desktop. It...
30 Useful Adobe AIR Applications

The Void Left by FriendFeed

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There is a natural cycle in Social Media applications, where there’s an initial excitement (the romantic phase), a leveling of activity (the wedding phase) and hopefully the “till death do us part” phase, where the application becomes part of our lives. But most often than not, there’s a divorce...
The Void Left by FriendFeed
Rackspace: Hey Amazon, we can cut prices too

Plusnet to provide unlimited broadband

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Customers in rural areas will finally see some price competition as Plusnet frees customers from monthly download limitsHome broadband firm Plusnet is to free its customers from monthly download limits and will offer unlimited broadband access for the first time.Until now the company has set download caps on its home...
Plusnet to provide unlimited broadband

Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

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Tomfoolery, a service looking to develop consumer quality, mobile-first software for the enterprise, has just raised $1.7 million in seed funding. With this investment, the company says it will spend the capital on hiring more people and will use it to focus on developing its product. Morado Ventures led the...
Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise
Stealthy Swipp raises $3.5M, takes a swipe at Twitter and Facebook

These are the seven patents Google's Motorola Mobility is asserting against Apple

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On Friday, wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility announced the filing of a new (second) ITC complaint against Apple. I previously commented on this announcement and possible tactical considerations behind it.Today I have been able to access the complaint. It was filed by Quinn Emanuel, the law firm that previously represented...
These are the seven patents Google's Motorola Mobility is asserting against Apple

Crowdfunded Stenographer Denied Press Pass To Cover Transcriptless Bradley Manning Trial

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The attempts to limit the press during the Bradley Manning trial have been somewhat ridiculous. The press hasn't been allowed to record anything, even though someone clearly did so surreptitiously. Furthermore, there's been no plan for an official court transcript of the proceedings either. About a month ago, the Freedom...
Crowdfunded Stenographer Denied Press Pass To Cover Transcriptless Bradley Manning Trial

EBay’s PayPal Looks to Social Media

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Amid competition in the online-payment business, eBay’s PayPal is making a push to attract developers of social-media payment applications, whether or not the product is branded with the PayPal name. Reuters At the annual Goldman Sachs technology conference in San Francisco, eBay CEO John Donahoe expanded on PayPal’s efforts to...
EBay’s PayPal Looks to Social Media

AT&T, Sony unveil the Sony Xperia TL, the 'official James Bond smartphone'

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AT&T (T) and Sony (SNE) on Monday announced the future availability of the Xperia TL smartphone, an Android device that debuted earlier this year at the IFA trade show in Berlin that sports a 4.6-inch 720p HD display and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. In addition, the Xperia TL...
AT&T, Sony unveil the Sony Xperia TL, the 'official James Bond smartphone'

OpenStack developers leave Rackspace for Nebula

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A cadre of OpenStack developers is leaving Rackspace and taking their talents to Nebula, another OpenStack backer. Most of those leaving came to Rackspace via its acquisition of Anso Labs in February 2011. The seven developers will continue their work on the OpenStack technology, just at a new venue. The news was...
OpenStack developers leave Rackspace for Nebula

Announcing Inside Facebook Gold – Our New Data & Analysis Membership Service

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When I first started InsideFacebook.com in 2006, Facebook was already a staple of college life and a sign of the future of the social web. Since then, it has grown to become a very widely adopted communications and identity service, a powerful advertising and entertainment platform, and a household name...
Announcing Inside Facebook Gold – Our New Data & Analysis Membership Service

Next-Gen Tegra 4 Mobile Processor Details Leaks, Brings 6X Graphics Power Of Tegra 3 With Less Power Draw

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Nvidia’s next-generation mobile processor could be a 72-core graphics powerhouse, according to leaded specs reportedly uncovered by Chinese site Chiphell. The specs for the Tegra 4 processor, codenamed Wayne (a designation we’ve heard before), detail a 4-plus-1 battery saving quad-core design like that used in the current Tegra 3 processors....
Next-Gen Tegra 4 Mobile Processor Details Leaks, Brings 6X Graphics Power Of Tegra 3 With Less Power Draw

Facebook dives into storage

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Facebook, the social networking giant that’s already made big waves with its open-source server plans is now taking on storage. The company, is now building its own storage hardware to keep up with the exploding demand of its more than 840 million users, according to a Wired report.  Clearly it sees...
Facebook dives into storage
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