OpenStack Wins Big at Oscon 2011

Cherr Aira | July 28th

The open source cloud is a topic that has been the focus of many debates, especially when we touch on the idea of freedom and the extent of what openness is. But, while uncertainty...»

Is Groupon a Copycat? The Daily Deals Cat Fight over Creativity

Saroj Kar | July 28th

Two of the biggest names in daily deals, Groupon and LivingSocial, are labeled as the fastest growing companies in the market. Groupon recently filed for an IPO and LivingSocial is following suit, soon to go...»

Get High on Open Source Clouds, from Dell to Microsoft

Maria Deutscher | July 28th

There have been a lot of open-source cloud updates this week, both from large players such as Dell and Microsoft, to smaller startups that just emerged out of funding rounds. The first highlight comes from the...»

Gingerbread’s Sluggish Roll Out: Fragmentation for All!

Mellisa Tolentino | July 28th

Android 2.3 a.k.a. Gingerbread is an Android platform released by Google in December 2010, but the newer OS version hasn’t been integrated into many smartphones until recently.  The platform features enhancements for game...»

ITC Sides with Samsung, Agrees To Appeal Case Against Apple

Mellisa Tolentino | July 28th

Here’s a recap: Apple sued Samsung for patent infringement on its device design, so Samsung retaliated by hitting Apple back with infringement suits as well.   But the two companies are still in business,...»

EMC Layout on Compromised RSA Amounted to $66 Million

Kristina Farrah | July 28th

EMC's earnings call Tuesday reveals that the company layout amounted to $66 million in the second quarter because of the cyber attack to its RSA Security Division. The cash was spent on transaction monitoring to regain the confidence...»

How Do-Not-Track is Like Inconceivable

jimharper | July 28th

Do-Not-Track is not inconceivable itself. It’s like the word “inconceivable” in the movie The Princess Bride. I do not think it means what people think it means—how it is meant to work and how it is...»

HP Head’s Push May be what the Company Needs, Though Investors Remain Doubtful

Maria Deutscher | July 28th

Hewlett-Packard chairman and venture capitalist Ray Lane sat down for an interview with Reuters, and discussed how chief executive Leo Apotheker’s push into the cloud may be just what’s needed to “return the former...»

Did LulzSec Trick Scotland Yard into Arresting the Wrong “Topiary”?

Kyt Dotson | July 28th

Yesterday, the London Metropolitan Police reported that they had nabbed the infamous hacker Topiary, famed spokesperson for the hacker group Lulz Security. However, today, rumors and allegations are floating up to the surface that a brilliant...»

Amazon Partners with NBCUniversal, Closing in on Netflix Streaming

Mellisa Tolentino | July 28th

After releasing their second quarter report, which was lower than expected but said to be due to their continued expansion, and subsequently announcing their CBS deal that puts them closer in competition with...»