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Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2010
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OnLive Launches Cloud Video Game Console
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Consumers can pre-order the $99 gaming system, which operates without the need for discs, downloads, or updates.
Credit Card Transactions Likely In Future Public Clouds
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
The PCI Security Standards Council has recognized virtualization as a safe technology; can cloud computing be far behind?
Web 2.0 Summit: FCC Chairman Sees Past Hindering Broadband Future
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski said the facts don't support the charge that the FCC has done nothing in the past two years.
Web 2.0: Facebook CEO Says E-mail Is Too Complicated
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
"Almost every major product vertical is going to be rethought to be social," said Mark Zuckerberg. "Get on the bus."
Teradata Alliance Targets Big Data Retention
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
RainStor database to provide a low-cost, on-line store for vast, aging records.
Google (Finally) Brings Docs Editing To Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
Google is rolling out a new version of Docs for Android and iOS devices that will allow them to edit documents directly from the browser.
Cisco, VMware Team On Simplified Desktop Virtualization
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Starter packs based on Unified Computing System servers optimized to run on VMware View 4.5.
Comcast Announces TV App For Apple iPad
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Versions of Comcast's Xfinity TV app for Android, RIM and other mobile devices are planned, according to the cable provider.
Web 2.0: RIM CEO Says Apps Unnecessary For Web
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Jim Balsillie claims RIM's PlayBook runs three to four times faster than Apple's iPad.
Some Hospitals Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Almost 25% can achieve 10 of the 14 core measures, according to survey by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Drobo S Storage Array Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The five-bay Direct Attached Storage array for small and remote office settings also supports eSata and FireWire 800 connections.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
Dell Hybrid Tablet Coming Next Week
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The 10-inch Inspiron Duo tablet-netbook, positioned as an iPad competitor, runs a dual-core Atom N550 processor and offers work and entertainment features.
Web 2.0: Adobe CEO Dances Around Developer War
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
In a far-ranging interview, Shantanu Narayen acknowledges conflict with Apple but sticks mostly to talking points.
On Tablets And Tablet Data Plans
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Pricing schemes for tablets have quickly become as complicated as pricing for mobile phones. Here's a quick primer on the current landscape and how the total cost of ownership breaks down.
Expect Reasonable Growth for Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Think of cloud computing as a big bandwagon that started the parade route with a few core items on it such as SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. However, street vendors keep tossing anything and everything onto the bandwagon as it rolls along, no matter if their products are truly cloud computing or not...
Microsoft Sells A Million Xbox Kinects
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The hands-free, motion-sensing controller for the Xbox 360 is on track to hit 5 million in sales by year-end.
RIM Pits PlayBook's Browser Against Apple iPad's Safari
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Research In Motion on Tuesday published a new video that shows side-by-side how the PlayBook compares to Apple's iPad when it comes to browser performance.
CloudSwitch To Update Amazon EC2 Workload Translator
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
More help with moving existing workloads to the cloud without reformatting is on the way, according to CloudSwitch founder Ellen Rubin.
Apple iTunes Announcement Speculation Rife
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
A deal with The Beatles record company, the introduction of new subscription services or a cloud-based service are all rumored to be announced by Apple.
Google Introduces In-Store Product Search
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Online shoppers will be able determine whether products are in stock at local retailers.
Xbox Kinect Converted To 3D Video Camera
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Researcher used hacker's reverse engineering work to capture objects in three dimensions with the Microsoft gaming console's add-on.
Samsung's Android Tablet Reviewed
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
With the debut of its Froyo-based Galaxy Tab Samsung wades into the tablet market, but does Android scale well enough to compete? Our columnist put the Tab through the paces to find out.
PC Processor Sales Slow In Q3
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Worldwide sales in the fourth quarter will be "decent," but year-over-year growth in the second half of 2010 will be lower than in the first, according to IDC.
Facebook May Be Preparing 'Gmail Killer'
Commentary  |  11/12/2010  | 
A press event being held by the company on Monday could mark an escalation of hostilities with Google.
SugarCRM Adds iPhone, Twitter And Global Options
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
iPhone app, social network connector and new language packs extend the open source customer relationship management system.
Apple Backs Java Under Oracle
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Java on the Mac will continue, much to the relief of Java developers.
Apple CEO Calls Irritated Developer
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Ram Arumugam never expected to hear from Steve Jobs when he fired off an e-mail complaining about having an iPad app rejected.
Wal-Mart Offers Free Shipping To Online Shoppers
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Apple iPods and iPads are not among the nearly 60,000 items included in the holiday free shipping promotion.
Twitter Friends Apple's Ping
Commentary  |  11/11/2010  | 
Apple's fledgling music-related social networking service Ping gets a boost from Twitter. Still no sign of Facebook support, though.
NEC Intros LifeTouch Cloud Tablet
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
The "cloud communicator," powered by Android 2.1 and an ARM Cortex A8 processor, features a touchscreen, navigational buttons, 3-megapixel camera, GPS, accelerometer, and light sensor.
Enterprise 2.0: The Social Needs Of Smaller Businesses
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
A panel discussion led by editor-in-chief Alex Wolfe finds differences in the way SMBs should approach social collaboration tools.
T-Mobile Selling Samsung Galaxy Tab
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
First U.S. supplier of the Android-powered tablet expected to be joined shortly by Verizon and Sprint.
Enterprise 2.0: Meetzi Wins Launch Pad Contest
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Product clarity and an adept presentation helped the online meeting management startup prevail.
Enterprise 2.0: Rethinking Customer Relationship Management
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Author and consultant Paul Greenberg urges companies to find ways to engage with their customers.
Mobile Phone Market Vaults 35%
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Android, iPhone, and white-box devices drove the third consecutive double-digit increase in phone sales, said Gartner.
Sprint Relies On Apple To Sell Products
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
Sprint's latest wireless accessory, the ZTE Peel, works only with Apple's iPod Touch. Though it doesn't offer the iPhone, Sprint is still banking on Apple for sales.
Enterprise 2.0: Novell Launches Vibe Platform
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The collaboration software formerly known as Novell Pulse and Novell Teaming is now available under a new name as open beta software.
Zero Day Vulnerability Hits Adobe
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
Bug could allow an attacker to trick an Acrobat user into opening a "specially crafted" PDF file; Adobe plans to release fix next week.
Enterprise 2.0: Jive CEO Zingale Assays Business Collaboration
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
Jive Software CEO Tony Zingale makes the case for the need for a social strategy.
Hanvon Intros E-Reader With Color E Ink Display
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The color version of the digital paper display will debut in the Chinese market.
Opera Steps Up Browser Battle On Android
Commentary  |  11/9/2010  | 
As promised, Opera Software has made a beta version of its Opera Mobile 10.1 web browser available for Google's Android platform.
Hasbro Intros 3D For iPod Touch, iPhone
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
My3D accessory will let Apple device users view videos and games from Dreamworks, Imax, and other content providers in 360 degree 3D.
Enterprise 2.0: Socialtext Targets Information Barriers
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
The company's latest software revision, 4.5, tries to make business information more accessible.
Microsoft Pushes Platform As A Service In Cloud
Commentary  |  11/8/2010  | 
In contrast to Amazon's infrastructure-as-a-service approach, Microsoft is layering Windows tools and services atop an easy-to-build cloud infrastructure.
RockMelt Offers Social Web Browser
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
A startup funded by browser pioneer Marc Andreessen is betting that users want a Web browser built for interaction.
IBM Targets Healthcare With Government Cloud
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
Medicare and other agencies will gain improve claims processing and analytics management with access to scalable, secure, certified data centers, says IBM.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread On Deck For Release
Commentary  |  11/8/2010  | 
A member of the Open Handset Alliance has indicated that Android 2.3 Gingerbread will soon be made available to the HTC-made Google Nexus One.
Apple Adds 'Hall Of Fame' To App Store
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
A handful of lucky developers don't have to worry about app discoverability.
Air Force CIO Priorities: Networking At Mach 6
Commentary  |  11/5/2010  | 
Lt. Gen. William Lord outlines an ambitious plan to bolster the Air Force's cybersecurity posture, drive IT efficiencies, deploy new tech tools, and establish aerial networks at supersonic speeds.
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