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Content tagged with Cloud posted in July 2010
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New But Familiar Look In Firefox 4 Beta
Commentary  |  7/7/2010  | 
The recently released beta of Firefox 4 shows off some new features and boosted HTML 5 support. But the biggest surprise is how much the redesigned Firefox interface looks like Google Chrome.
Borders Opens eBook Store
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Android and BlackBerry e-reader apps released by the bookstore add two more electronic reader options for the 1.5 million titles available from the Kobo-powered online store.
Treasury CIO Tackles Bank Bailout, Data Center Consolidation
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Michael Duffy talks with InformationWeek about navigating the financial crisis, leading a government-wide data center consolidation effort, and managing Treasury's IT infrastructure.
McAfee Signs Deal To Secure USB Drives
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Two thirds of worldwide USB manufacturers have agreed to ship McAfee security software on their devices to guard against malware.
iPad, Kindle Slow Reading Speed
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
People read books much faster on paper than on the Apple iPad or Amazon Kindle a study from the Nielsen Norman Group shows.
Netflix, Relativity Media Partner On Streaming Movie Service
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Select films from the Hollywood studio will be available from Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service before they are available on HBO, Showtime and other pay channels.
Google News Readers Flee To Canada Edition
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Unhappy with the redesigned Google News, some users in the U.S. who prefer the old design are configuring Google News to display the version intended for Canadians.
IT Job Market To Remain Volatile
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Foote Partners says hiring will stay unpredictable, in spite of the 9,100 IT jobs added in June.
Is Regulation Coming to Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  7/6/2010  | 
Cloud computing has the attention of government leaders. Does this attention translate into good things, or bad things?
Disney Buys iPhone, iPad Game Developer
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
Tapulous, best known for the game "Tap Tap Revenge," extends the Disney's Interactive Media Group's push into mobile gaming.
NASA Updates Website
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
In an effort to make it easier for people to use as well share media and information on Facebook and Twitter, the agency has updated its site interface.
Review: Dan Bricklin's Note Taker HD Puts The "Pad" in iPad
Commentary  |  7/2/2010  | 
Note Taker HD, from Visicalc founder and productivity software entrepreneur Dan Bricklin, is a work of art. This is how you should take notes on a tablet. It takes getting used to, but it is ideal for many tasks, and will quickly become a necessity for any iPad owner.
Google, Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
Security is better in the cloud, Google maintains, but others aren't so certain about that.
Slideshow: Note Taker HD Puts The "Pad" in iPad
Slideshows  |  7/2/2010  | 
Note Taker HD, from Visicalc founder and productivity software entrepreneur Dan Bricklin is a work of art. This is how you should take notes on an tablet. It takes getting used to, but it is ideal for many tasks. Adds Mobile Apps
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
The federal government looks to engage citizens in new ways with an enhanced site including Microsoft Bing-powered search.
Dell Buys Maker of Virtualization Management Software
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
Scalent's software, already distributed by Dell, aims to make data center provisioning easier.
Google Buys Travel Software Company ITA
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
CEO Eric Schmidt believes Google and ITA together can solve the 'air travel problem.'
Amazon Drops Kindle DX Price
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
The upgraded electronic reader has a higher contrast digital paper display and will be $110 cheaper in a move designed to drive sales of digital books.
Government Prepping Cloud Computing Guidance
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
As a report warns agencies won't move forward without clearer policy, White House readies comprehensive cloud strategy and cybersecurity rules.
Hospice Provider Adopts Cloud Computing
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
Community Health has moved its IT environment to Peak 10's virtualized platform for managed hosting, security, and backup.
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