The most important cloud acquisitions this year have one thing in common: OpenStack.
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The new iPhones have an added capability that's of particular interest to scientists: A barometer.
This morning, Jawbone posted a dramatic graph showing how its users across the Bay area woke up last night during the earthquake. The graph plots users by location, indicating how people who lived closer to the epicenter were really likely to wake up while far fewer did so farther away.
Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.
If Microsoft wants to convince people who are stubbornly hanging on to Windows 7 to upgrade, it's going to have to make some enticing chances to the current generation OS. If recent rumors prove true, Microsoft might be headed in the right direction.
There's no doubt that the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market is crowded. In addition to the independent PaaS vendors, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like Amazon have gotten into the game, as have traditional enterprise technology vendors. They won't all survive.
Microsoft plans to build a new data center, this time in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The latest version of the cloud operating system OpenStack, known as Essex, will be released on Thursday, and supporters say that its stability should encourage larger deployments.
Citrix has abandoned its Olympus OpenStack distribution and will focus instead on its open-source CloudStack operating system, which it has contributed as a project under the Apache Software Foundation.
Oracle and Google have failed to settle their intellectual property dispute and appear headed to court on April 16.
Revenue and sales continue to shrink at Research In Motion as the company struggles to stay relevant before it launches a new smartphone platform.
In the runup to the trial date for their dispute over whether Google's Android mobile OS infringes on Oracle's Java patents, Google and Oracle are negotiating over potential damages.
Shrinking budgets have driven many public safety organizations to focus on wringing value out of existing IT implementations and take a close look at whether new technologies actually make sense.
A company that controls 100 patents has filed an antitrust complaint against Motorola, LG, Samsung, Dell and HTC, saying that they have conspired to refuse to negotiate with the company.
Motorola Mobility has joined LG and Samsung among the companies building VMware's hypervisor into their phones. The move is part of a larger push at Motorola to cater to business users.
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