cloud computing

iTunes Match launches in 19 more countries

iTunes Match launches in 19 more countries

Apple is expanding its iTunes Match music service to 19 new countries throughout Latin America and Europe. The service first launched in the US last November, spreading to a few other countries, including Australia, Canada, and the UK, in December, and most recently launching in the Netherlands.

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Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage sets new bar for the business cloud

Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage sets new bar for the business cloud

There's more than one announcement this week from Iomega regarding storage solutions for your own home network, this particular one on Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage speaking specifically to the business crowd instead of your living room. This solution works with Linux, Mac, and PC, and will be bundled with such unique brands of cloud management as EMC Atmos and Mozy. Get your small business on the same piece of hardware to make all things one, and all things simple!

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Iomega EZ Media and Backup Center revealed

Iomega EZ Media and Backup Center revealed

When it comes to digital storage of files from your computer and for your home network, Iomega is the name you really ought to be thinking of this week due in part to their announcement of the new Iomega EZ Media & Backup Center line of drives. What you've got here is a network storage solution that allows you to have one central point for all the devices in your home network. To make this solution work, it's a simple process which include CD-less, simple, online backup - dive in!

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Amazon’s cloud supercomputer is the 42nd fastest around

Amazon’s cloud supercomputer is the 42nd fastest around

Supercomputers have been getting ranked on their performance for a long time now. The list of the fastest surfaces each year and often it changes from printing to printing as new supercomputers are deployed around the world for scientific and educational purposes. Generally, the machines are in place at government labs and universities and are only for use by the staff at those locations.

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SkyDrive apps released for iOS and Windows Phone

SkyDrive apps released for iOS and Windows Phone

This week the folks at SkyDrive.com cloud storage system have announced the simultaneous release of both an iOS application and a Windows Phone application so you can use SkyDrive's storage across a whole new set of platforms. What you'll be doing here is using a simple to access user interface to save and share your data in many different ways. SkyDrive is using this move to find their way into the mobile market and hopes that it'll be impressive enough to get manufacturers to opt to have the app on devices right out of the box - but is it good enough?

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AMD to cut 10% of workforce in 2012, saving for emerging markets and the cloud

AMD to cut 10% of workforce in 2012, saving for emerging markets and the cloud

The world's second largest PC chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced today that it will be cutting 10 percent of its workforce by the end of Q1 2012. That amounts to about 1,200 to 1,400 workers to be let go from its global workforce. The weak computer market has forced AMD to refine its cost structure and to consider investing in lower power, emerging markets and the cloud.

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Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

So you've got a business in the works that needs to share files that are potentially gigantic across the ocean and through the woods, but you don't exactly want to be transferring these files by mailing iPods back and forth - what do you do? How about Dropbox for Teams? That's what Dropbox is essentially saying this week as it launches the new service which has plans starting at $795 for a total of five users. The differences between this and Dropbox's free service might seem slight to the lay user, but for the small business owner - features here are great.

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RIM buys NewBay for BlackBerry cloud-based media

RIM buys NewBay for BlackBerry cloud-based media

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has signed an agreement to purchase NewBay Software, a Dublin-based company that provides white-label cloud-based content services. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but sources familiar with the situation claim that the purchase price is about $100 million.

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Amazon Kindle Tablet Details Roundup [Late Sept 2011, pre-release]

Amazon Kindle Tablet Details Roundup [Late Sept 2011, pre-release]

The folks at Amazon have this morning sent out an invite to an event that more than likely will see the first look the majority of the tech world will have seen at their new "Amazon Kindle Tablet". We've done a couple of details / rumors / leaks roundups recently, one for the iPhone 5 / 4S, the other for the upcoming Google Nexus phone - it's time to go tablet style, wouldn't you say? Join us here in this run-down then join us next week (September 28) as we find out what's REALLY going on with what may be Amazon's biggest Android-based effort yet.

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Microsoft’s Ballmer boasts 500,000 Windows 8 downloads last night

Microsoft’s Ballmer boasts 500,000 Windows 8 downloads last night

During Microsoft's Build developer conference, CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance to talk about the future of Microsoft, Windows 8, and cloud computing. He also touted that the Windows 8 preview, which was made available last night, has already seen 500,000 downloads within the last 12 hours.

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iOS 5 and iCloud may arrive on October 10

iOS 5 and iCloud may arrive on October 10

Apple's iOS 5 with support for the iCloud has been rumored for an early October launch, but now we may have a more concrete date of October 10. According to a source familiar with the situation, AppleCare call centers are expecting an unusually high amount of tech support calls starting that day.

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Google’s cloud music service now available on iOS

Google’s cloud music service now available on iOS

The Google Music service that launched back at Google I/O will now work on iOS devices, including both iPhones and iPads. The service has generated very little buzz since its inception and still remains in a private beta stage. However, the service had been rumored for months before its launch and is Google's first major attempt to rival Amazon's Cloud Player and Apple's iTunes with iCloud.

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