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iPhone Turning Five Years Old with 250 Million Units Sold, $150 Billion in Revenue

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While Apple first showed off the original iPhone at Macworld San Francisco in January 2007, the device did not launch until six months later, officially arriving on June 29, 2007. With the iPhone's fifth birthday coming later this week, research firm Strategy Analytics published a brief press release noting that...
iPhone Turning Five Years Old with 250 Million Units Sold, $150 Billion in Revenue
Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds

That's hot: Heat-based recording could boost magnetic drive speed, performance

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Magnetic fields are pretty nifty for levitating stuff, carving sponge-like thingamajigs and, of course, data storage. But an international team led by the University of York in the UK has figured out a way to replace magnetic fields for the latter by using ultra-short heat pulses instead. Conventional thinking...
That's hot: Heat-based recording could boost magnetic drive speed, performance

Western Digital unveils new My Passport portable hard drives, upgrades visa to 2TB

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Sure, six terabytes of storage might seem like hot stuff, but Western Digital's stackable MyBook Thunderbolt Duo drives aren't exactly portable. Lucky for you and your massive photo, music and film collections, WD's My Passport drive just crossed the 2TB border. At $250, this USB 3.0 storage sanctum claims...
Western Digital unveils new My Passport portable hard drives, upgrades visa to 2TB

Pogoplug adds Amazon Glacier-based cloud storage, includes gratis devices with $29 and $99 Family plans

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Amazon's Santa Monica press conference is still a few hours out, but some news has already begun to flow, starting with a fairly minor tidbit from Pogoplug. Beginning today, the company will be offering a new cloud storage solution, powered by Amazon's Glacier service. Two Family plans are available,...
Pogoplug adds Amazon Glacier-based cloud storage, includes gratis devices with $29 and $99 Family plans

Larry Ellison Has Some Strange Ideas About Cloud Computing

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For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, cloud computing seems to mean whatever he says it means. During his packed keynote address Sunday at the company's Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Ellison announded four major cloud initiatives for businesses, including Oracle Private Cloud, which puts "the cloud" inside customers' own data center....
Larry Ellison Has Some Strange Ideas About Cloud Computing

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales in U.S.

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Reuters and AllThingsD report that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted a preliminary injunction against the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.S. The ruling is the latest in the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung. Apple had accused Samsung of copying the design of Apple's iPad...
Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales in U.S.

Laser-switched magnetic storage is 1,000 times faster than current hard drives

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Hold onto your hats: An international team of scientists working in England, Russia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have completely rewritten the rules of magnetic storage. Instead of switching a magnetic region using a magnetic field (like a hard drive head), the researchers have managed to switch a ferrimagnetic nanoisland using...
Laser-switched magnetic storage is 1,000 times faster than current hard drives
Dataminr builds a Twitter-powered early warning system

HP eyes 2015 release for 3D integrated photonic chips

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It's unavoidable -- mention HP and images of the TouchPad come floating to the surface. What most geek folk don't realize, however, is that the company recently famous for open sourcing webOS has been hard at work behind-the-scenes prepping for the next stage in computing: integrated photonics. The project,...
HP eyes 2015 release for 3D integrated photonic chips

NASA Tournament Lab holds a contest for programmers who can improve access to its data archives

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NASA is using its NASA Tournament Lab on TopCoder to attack its galactic-scale pile of remote mission data. Over the years, NASA has accumulated over 100 terabytes of data from space missions, and the sheer size of the archive makes it difficult to manage the data and make it...
NASA Tournament Lab holds a contest for programmers who can improve access to its data archives

Google Drive is real: here’s what it means

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Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome and Apps, Google (left) and Scott Johnston, Group Product Manager, Google (right) Do you want to put about 16 terabytes of data online? If you do, you might want to give Google a call. Mind you, it isn’t going to be cheap — that amount of...
Google Drive is real: here’s what it means
Think you’re unique? Let Yahoo’s data trove be the judge

Apple Delaying Early Retina MacBook Pro Orders for Some Business Customers

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MacRumors has received word today from several customers who have received emails from Apple indicating that their launch-day purchases of Retina MacBook Pro machines through Apple's enterprise sales channel have been delayed by up to a month. The customers had been quoted shipping estimates of 7-10 business days at the...
Apple Delaying Early Retina MacBook Pro Orders for Some Business Customers
HP Preps Laser-Powered Chip of the Future

A visual guide to undersea cables and their $5.5B price tag

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The U.S., the Netherlands, France, the UK and Germany are all mega users of bandwidth, using more than 10 terabytes of capacity to feed their web surfing needs. But the rest of the world is continuing to demand more broadband, and the industry of undersea cables and long haul broadband...
A visual guide to undersea cables and their $5.5B price tag
Seagate Stuffs One Trillion Bits Into Square-Inch Hard Disk

Pogoplug launches Amazon Glacier-powered cloud storage service

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It’s only been a couple weeks since Amazon launched its low-cost Glacier service for infrequently accessed data, but storage solutions provider Pogoplug is ready to take advantage of it. The company’s Family and Team services both make use of Glacier while cutting down on its retrieval times. Pogoplug touts the...
Pogoplug launches Amazon Glacier-powered cloud storage service

Social Data Company Clearspring Changes Its Name To AddThis And Now Reaches 1.3 Billion Monthly Uniques

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Virginia-based Clearspring, a social data company founded in 2004, is rebranding. It has also hit some impressive milestones. The company is changing its name to AddThis after its popular share tool, which has been implemented on 14 million websites, up from 12 million in December."When you look at AddThis, it's...
Social Data Company Clearspring Changes Its Name To AddThis And Now Reaches 1.3 Billion Monthly Uniques

The world according to Twitter as seen through a high-performance computer

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I watched the 2012 elections on Twitter, and I wasn’t alone. Data from the social network proves that out, with more than 31 million election-related tweets recorded that night. But what does that type of activity look like in real time? Using the SGI UV 2000 Big Brain supercomputer at...
The world according to Twitter as seen through a high-performance computer
60TB drives made possible by Seagate’s new 1Tb/inch platter tech

Symantec Gives Cloud Backup A Boost, Goes In On Backupify's $9 Million Series C

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Backupify, the startup providing backup, search and restore solutions for online services like Google Apps, Salesforce, Facebook and Twitter, is announcing today that it’s secured $9 million in Series C funding from existing investors Avalon Ventures, General Catalyst, and Lowercase Capital, as well as from new strategic investor Symantec Corp.,...
Symantec Gives Cloud Backup A Boost, Goes In On Backupify's $9 Million Series C

Apple Planning to Invest $1 Billion in New Data Center and Other Facilities in Reno, Nevada

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The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Apple has proposed investing up to $1 billion over the next ten years to build a new data center and other facilities in the Reno, Nevada area. The data center would be located in unincorporated Washoe County, while a "business and purchasing center" would be...
Apple Planning to Invest $1 Billion in New Data Center and Other Facilities in Reno, Nevada

A Khosla-backed big data energy startup you should know about

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Utilities worldwide are installing smart meters on homes and businesses, which means there could be as much as 50 terabytes of energy data that can emerge from a million or so homes in a year. The problem has been that there haven’t been very many ways to make good use...
A Khosla-backed big data energy startup you should know about

Amazon Web Services, NIH: 1000 Genomes Project now publically available

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The collection of genetic variations weighs in at 200 terabytes and DNA sequenced from 1,700 people....
Amazon Web Services, NIH: 1000 Genomes Project now publically available

Cloud companies rejoice: Amazon S3 lowers prices for storing your precious terabytes

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Amazon Web Services, the world’s largest cloud infrastructure provider, has lowered the price of S3 cloud storage for basic U.S. customers, the company announced today. Just a week ago, AWS reported massive growth for its number of objects stored in S3, with a staggering 192 percent increase in objects...
Cloud companies rejoice: Amazon S3 lowers prices for storing your precious terabytes

HP Previews Windows 8 All-in-One PCs With NFC, Touchscreens

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A little over a week ago, HP revealed some of its upcoming Windows 8 Ultrabooks and convertible PCs. Now, the company’s playing show and tell with its new all-in-one PCs. HP Spectre One The HP Spectre One, HP Envy 23, HP Envy 20 TouchSmart and the HP Pavilion 20 will...
HP Previews Windows 8 All-in-One PCs With NFC, Touchscreens

Drobo launches new portable Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini with SSD acceleration, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

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Cementing its reputation as one of the world’s top makers of personal data storage arrays, Drobo today announced the launch of its new Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini products, bringing with them improved hardware capabilities and ultra-portable form factors. Both the Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini are equipped with two...
Drobo launches new portable Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini with SSD acceleration, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

How Big Is Facebook's Data? 2.5 Billion Pieces Of Content and 500+ Terabytes Ingested Every Day

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Facebook revealed some big, big stats on big data today to a few reporters at its HQ today, including that its system processes 2.5 billion pieces of content and 500+ terabytes of data each day. It’s pulling in 2.7 billion Like actions and 300 million photos per day, and it...
How Big Is Facebook's Data? 2.5 Billion Pieces Of Content and 500+ Terabytes Ingested Every Day

Amazon Glacier: 99.999999999% durability long-term storage, for a penny a gig

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Amazon has unveiled the latest addition to AWS: Glacier, a long-term, cloud-based storage solution that costs just $0.01 per gigabyte per month. This is significantly cheaper than on-site storage, and at least ten times cheaper than other cloud storage services (such as Amazon S3, Dropbox, Azure, and so on.)Amazon Glacier...
Amazon Glacier: 99.999999999% durability long-term storage, for a penny a gig
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