Five Predictions Concerning Cloud Computing
It may be presumptuous to make predictions about cloud computing, since the cloud has such little history and is almost all about future potential. But here are a few prognostications, based on trends that have established the current cloud-computing paradigm.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
Authors can almost double the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future
The noted futurist has released a movie, The Singularity is Near, exploring how technology may reshape the fabric of our physical reality and life experiences.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
Google China Redirection To End
Chinese authorities don't appreciate Google's practice of sending searchers in China to its uncensored Hong Kong search site.
The Effect of Cloud Computing On IT Staff
According to a new survey, there are significant discrepancies between what IT management thinks of cloud computing and the opinion of IT staffers. Is it because staffers view the cloud as a threat, and are they correct to do so?
Google Exec Joins Facebook
Matthew Papakipos, a key leader in developing the Chrome operating system, is moving to Facebook as director of engineering.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
PayPal Allows Apps To Accept Payment
Guest Payments, part of the PayPal Adaptive Payments API, allows developers to offer direct credit card payment in applications with requiring PayPal membership.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oracle Q4 Profits Up 25%
Recently acquired Sun Microsystems contributed $1.8 billion in revenue and new software licenses increased 14% to $3.1 billion.
iPhone 4 On Sale Now
Apple's new smartphone officially went on sale Thusday, but consumers may have a tough time getting one.