This Week in Cloud: PaaS, Virtualization Leading Trends

Maria Deutscher | December 17th

This week platform services were a major highlight, thanks to a few interesting developments surfaced from a number of the more high-ranking cloud vendors. For starters, Microsoft upgraded Azure with the addition of Node.js support, and...»

Xeround Changes Agenda after $9M in Funding

Maria Deutscher | December 16th

Xeround is realizing its shift of focus from database management to offering public cloud database services now that it has raised $9 million in its third round of funding. Existing investors Ignition Partners and Trilogy...»

No More Netbooks for Dell: Another Device Down

Saroj Kar | December 16th

The world's third largest PC manufacturer is pulling back on the manufacturing of netbooks.  Dell said it would stop selling the Inspiron Mini netbook lineup just two weeks after dropping the Dell Streak tablet line...»

Global Gaming Fueled by Cloud Distribution Grows 450% in 3 Years

Kyt Dotson | December 16th

The cloud-based global game-delivery company Pando Networks recently distributed a press-release containing a telling infographic about the growth of global gaming as seen through the eyes of their network. Some countries have seen faster growth into using...»

IBM Builds Out Cloud Analytics with Latest Buy

Maria Deutscher | December 16th

IBM is expanding its Smart Cloud commerce initiative – and its analytics portfolio as a whole by doing a lot of M&E. Yesterday the company announced that it has acquired Emptoris for an undisclosed...»

Now Available: Android Training from Google & Flash Player 11.1

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

A blog posted by Tim Bray in Android Developers announced Android Training - a collection of classes that we hope will help you to build better Android apps.

“Each class explains the steps required
...»

Zynga Valued At $7B After $1B IPO

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

Zynga, creator of popular massive multiplayer online games such as Farmville, Mafia Wars, and CityVille had their initial public offering last night, Thursday, December 15.  They offered 100 million shares, about 11%...»

Judge Says Twitter Isn’t Enough To Put “Cyberstalker” in Jail

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

These days, with social media platforms available to everyone, we’ve heard plenty cases of cyberstalking and cyberbullying.  They're no laughing matter, as these actions could lead the person on the receiving end to commit suicide....»

HP Cuts Execs’ Exit Packs

Maria Deutscher | December 16th

HP’s shareholders have expressed concern about the compensation the two previous CEOs received after leaving the company. Leo Apotheker received 156, 000 shares of restricted stock worth about $3.6 million at the time, and prior...»

How Can Google’s Majel Outsmart Siri? With Apps

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

When Apple revealed the iPhone 4S, some people weren’t that impressed by the device.  It looks exactly like the iPhone 4, so why would you buy something that could easily be mistaken for an older...»