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Google Acquires Web Application Server Talaria To Enhance Its Cloud Platform

Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

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Under fire from its customers in the higher education market, Apple has proposed creating a new industry standard that would fix problems with its Bonjour zero configuration networking technology that is causing scalability and security problems on campus networks. Apple described how such a standard could be used at...
Apple seeks standard to appease angry university net managers

How Facebook, Twitter and other big sites give back to Open Source

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Big sites and services like Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and many others rely heavily on open source software to run their operations. Happily, this isn’t a one-way street. They are also giving back to the open source community, not just by contributing to existing projects, but sometimes by open sourcing their...
How Facebook, Twitter and other big sites give back to Open Source

Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Vienna

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The Pioneers Festival kicked off in Vienna this week and by the looks of the 2,300 attendees at the amazing Hofburg Imperial palace, the conference is shaping up to be a stand-out event in Europe, not least because it is enormously upbeat and positive. Something we need more of in...
Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Vienna

Petition Objects to Etsy Profiting from Sale of Racist Dolls

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It is 2012, right? (Photo: Etsy) It’s tough being a platform, especially one that wants to be open but maintain a certain community identity. In the last six months or so, questions have started to bubble up about whether Etsy can balance its DIY ethos with the demands of scalability....
Petition Objects to Etsy Profiting from Sale of Racist Dolls

Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

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Twitter has shared numerous aspects of its infrastructure over the past few years, and its decision to open source its work on MySQL might be the social media platform’s most useful contribution yet. Sure, open source big data tools are valuable, but they’re not MySQL. Used by millions of web...
Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

Taking the cloud to a higher altitude

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This sponsored post is produced by Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO. We’re well beyond any question about whether cloud computing is the future. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paved the way for the idea that organizations can operate some of their most important systems in an on-premise or off-premise cloud. Small, medium and...
Taking the cloud to a higher altitude
Cash in the clouds: Google says CFOs believe in cloud computing

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 targets large-scale cloud deployments

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With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, Red Hat has tweaked the enterprise grade Linux distribution to add new capabilities in storage, virtualization, security, scalability and performance....
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 targets large-scale cloud deployments

FoundationDB aims to consolidate NoSQL

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In an effort to combine the best of two database technologies, startup FoundationDB has launched a new data store that it claims can offer the reliability of transactional databases and the scalability and speed of NoSQL....
FoundationDB aims to consolidate NoSQL

More Incubator Love For Berlin: German Startups Group To Offer Up To €250k Investment

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Another day, another new incubator coming out of Germany (in fact, it feels like the whole of Europe has gone a little incubator crazy of late): German Startups Group is a new fund set up by Christoph Gerlinger and Alexander Kölpin, both of whom look well-placed to tap the local...
More Incubator Love For Berlin: German Startups Group To Offer Up To €250k Investment
Huddle gets in sync with new, enterprise-grade file-syncing tools

Linux Unites With Android, Adds Business-friendly Features

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The new Linux 3.3 Kernel integrates the code from Google’s Android OS while updating security, scalability, and hardware support....
Linux Unites With Android, Adds Business-friendly Features

Scalability? Don't worry. Application complexity? Worry.

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Scalability? Don't worry. Application complexity? Worry.

VMware: ‘The software-defined data center is coming’

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VMware CTO Steve Herrod is taking the stage at Interop on Wednesday morning to deliver a message about the future of enterprise data centers: “[S]pecialized software will replace specialized hardware throughout the data center.” What server virtualization via hypervisors did for computing, new methods of virtualization and software-defined networks are...
VMware: ‘The software-defined data center is coming’

Enterprise Software-Defined Storage System SwiftStack Raises $6.1M From Mayfield

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Enterprise storage company SwiftStack has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding led by Mayfield Fund with additional participation from Storm Ventures and UMC Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to $7.8 million SwiftStack is building a software-defined storage solution specifically for object storage. The platform decouples the management...
Enterprise Software-Defined Storage System SwiftStack Raises $6.1M From Mayfield

How Secure Is the Cloud? IT Pros Speak Up

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For CIOs and IT professionals, the potential of the cloud is clear: transforming IT from cost center to business engine. It promises the agility and scalability that tech dreams are made of. By leveraging the cloud, you can complete typical IT tasks in hours rather than weeks or months, allowing...
How Secure Is the Cloud? IT Pros Speak Up

7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne

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Well that was short-lived. Just seven months after it acquired Boxcar, French startup Kwaga (maker of Writethat.name) has announced that it is selling the push notifications service to fellow Paris-based company ProcessOne. Under the deal, the financial terms of which haven’t been disclosed, the technology and IP behind Boxcar will...
7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne

Ex-AOL tech chief lands cash for stealthy cloud computing startup Concurix

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Alexander Gounares Concurix, a Kirkland cloud computing startup led by former AOL Chief Technology Officer Alexander Gounares, has raised a fresh round of cash from newly-formed Seattle venture capital firm GSharp Ventures. Gounares, who previously worked as CTO of Microsoft’s online division, didn’t want to spill too many beans about what they...
Ex-AOL tech chief lands cash for stealthy cloud computing startup Concurix

Sponsor post: CloudSigma highlights flexibility, elasticity and transparency

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of the $109 billion public cloud services market, according to Gartner. So, naturally, more and more companies will soon be migrating their services to take advantage of the public cloud’s flexibility, accessibility and scalability. But in choosing an IaaS provider, it’s crucial to understand...
Sponsor post: CloudSigma highlights flexibility, elasticity and transparency

Amazon wants to make your hi-res videos mobile-friendly with Elastic Transcoder

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Transcoding video is a pain. We know that about as well as anyone. Amazon feels that pain, and thankfully, it's got the servers to back it up. Ahead of today's earnings release, the retail giant is announcing the release of Elastic Transcoder, a service aimed at helping users convert...
Amazon wants to make your hi-res videos mobile-friendly with Elastic Transcoder

Will There Ever Be a Surface Mini? Sounds Like It.

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Just because Microsoft’s first Surface devices shipped with 10.6 inch displays doesn’t mean the company is wedded exclusively to the large tablet form factor. In fact, it almost certainly isn’t. During his appearance at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein said the company...
Will There Ever Be a Surface Mini? Sounds Like It.
Twilio and Microsoft partner to bring cloud communications to Azure developers

Europe Ramps Up Cyber Attack Testing With Second Simulated Pan-Europe DDoS

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300 IT security professionals from across Europe are locking horns in a simulated cyber war exercise taking place today which — if it was a real attack — would be capable of disrupting services for millions of Europeans. The exercise, known as Cyber Europe 2012, is being run by ENISA: the European...
Europe Ramps Up Cyber Attack Testing With Second Simulated Pan-Europe DDoS

10gen nabs strategic investment from Intel Capital and Red Hat to support NoSQL database MongoDB

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10gen, the company that started the MongoDB project, has just announced it received a strategic investment from two significant technology groups: Intel Capital and Red Hat. With these funds, the company said it would use the funds to further develop its product while supporting its community and user base. Furthermore,...
10gen nabs strategic investment from Intel Capital and Red Hat to support NoSQL database MongoDB

Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Azure Developers

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A potentially big move forward for cloud-based telephony API startup Twilio — and an intriguing development for Microsoft, given its would-be ownership of Skype: Twilio and Microsoft have formed a strategic alliance to offer Twilio’s APIs to developers on the Windows Azure platform. The offering will cover both Twilio’s voice...
Twilio Rising: Microsoft Inks Deal To Offer Voice, Messaging APIs To ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Azure Developers

Sponsor post: CloudSigma highlights flexibility, elasticity and transparency

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of the $109 billion public cloud services market, according to Gartner. So, naturally, more and more companies will soon be migrating their services to take advantage of the public cloud’s flexibility, accessibility and scalability. But in choosing an IaaS provider, it’s crucial to understand what...
Sponsor post: CloudSigma highlights flexibility, elasticity and transparency

The Engadget Interview: ARM's Lead Mobile Strategist James Bruce (video)

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Last week we got the chance to spend a few minutes with James Bruce, ARM's Lead Mobile Strategist, to chat about the company's past, present and future. We discussed the recent Cortex A50 announcement and ARM's broad history -- including key products like the Nokia 6110 and how the...
The Engadget Interview: ARM's Lead Mobile Strategist James Bruce (video)
Jolla Confirms It Will Unveil Sailfish MeeGo-Based OS Next Month

Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web

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Popular restaurant app Urbanspoon is releasing new data today related to its growth over the course of 2011. The company says its traffic is up by 80%, with mobile growth outpacing the web. The site is now seeing 28 million visits per month, with traffic now split roughly half and...
Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web
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