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Reddit, Netflix, Flipboard taken down in Amazon cloud failure [UPDATES]

Reddit, Netflix, Flipboard taken down in Amazon cloud failure [UPDATES]

This Monday it became apparent that Amazon's cloud services were knocked out in several sectors, this resulting in downtime for major websites and environments such as Reddit, Github, Minecraft, and Flipboard. Amazon has previously had similar events to these happen to their servers, with overheating and automatic shutdowns being blamed in those cases - now we've not quite got an official statement from the company even after a significant chunk of the day has passed. In other words - Reddit is down, it's not just you.

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AOL Alto wrestles your email into order

AOL Alto wrestles your email into order

Entrusting AOL with your email sounds like something best left for the 90s, but the company hopes that its cross-platform management client Alto will bring you back into the fold. Designed to bring existing Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, .Mac, and .me email accounts into some semblance of order, Alto organizes messages into cloud based "stacks" that can be themed by sender, recipients, keywords, or other factors, mimicking the way people traditionally sort through their physical mail.

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Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

If you were wondering where the internet is housed, you're asking the wrong question - but if you want to know where Google's corner of the internet lives, you're in luck. This week Google has released not just a high-definition set of photos from several of their data centers, they've got a lovely Street View look at one in particular. Google's Lenoir, NC data center has the greatest little look-around you could hope for this afternoon.

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The Pirate Bay switches to cloud-based servers

The Pirate Bay switches to cloud-based servers

It isn't exactly a secret that authorities and entertainment groups don't like The Pirate Bay, but today the infamous site made it a little bit harder for them to bring it down. The Pirate Bay announced today that it has move its servers to the cloud. This works in a couple different ways: it helps the people who run The Pirate Bay save money, while it makes it more difficult for police to carry out a raid on the site.

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Polycom announces RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite for easier access to third-party video chat apps

Polycom announces RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite for easier access to third-party video chat apps

Polycom has been a dominate figure when it comes to video conferencing in the enterprise market. However, the company is looking to shake things up with a suite of products that will make it easier and more affordable to communicate with other people. Polycom’s new RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite allows users to connect with anyone using a selection of different video chat applications, like Skype, Facebook, and Google Talk.

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Intel announces Atom-based storage platform for businesses and consumers

Intel announces Atom-based storage platform for businesses and consumers

There are tons of cloud storage solutions to choose from. Dropbox, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft all have their own solution, and if you think there are already enough cloud storage solutions to go around, Intel thinks you're wrong. The company is introducing its own cloud storage service with the announcement of Atom-based storage solutions aimed towards both consumers and small businesses.

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Could Google+ Eat Evernote?

Could Google+ Eat Evernote?

Information is pointless if you can't find it when you need it. That's the ethos that has driven search engines like Google just as it has "digital notebook" services like Evernote, and it's also the reason why Google+ could eat Evernote's lunch if it put its mind to it. With the news of Facebook's one billion active users, questions as to how Google+ will compete with Zuckerberg's empire have inevitably surfaced; of course, the best way to stay relevant is to offer something completely different altogether.

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