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D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link has today announced that it will be extended its mydlink Cloud Services to a wider range of devices, including two new routers and a 2-bay NAS product. All of the new products will be able to be managed via iOS and Android apps as long as the user has an active internet connection. The new routers include the Cloud Gigabit Router N300 and Cloud Gigabit Router N600, with the routers supporting wireless speeds of 300Mbit/s and 600Mbit/s respectively.

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Microsoft reveals Chinese cloud startups in Azure scheme

Microsoft reveals Chinese cloud startups in Azure scheme

Microsoft has revealed its first batch of Chinese start-ups picked for its Accelerator for Windows Azure innovation program, as the company attempts to gain a foothold in the huge and potent market. Ten pre-"A" stage startups have been selected from a choice of 46 candidates, and will get Microsoft's stewardship for the next six months as well as two years of Azure cloud infrastructure access worth $60,000.

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Cisco responds to Connect Cloud complaints

Cisco responds to Connect Cloud complaints

Cisco’s new cloud service, Cisco Connect Cloud, went live last week and caused quite the uproar after routers underwent an automatic firmware update. People owning the E2700, E3500 and E4500 router models couldn’t login after the update and were faced with a request to sign up for Cisco Connect Cloud if they wanted access restored. Some people ended up losing their advanced settings if they decided to reboot the router.

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Sony Music Unlimited launches in Japan

Sony Music Unlimited launches in Japan

Sony has announced the launch of its Music Unlimited service in Japan. The music subscription service will give Japanese subscribers access to all the music they can listen to with over 10,000 songs in the database. Sony Music Unlimited is a cloud-based subscription service with tracks from major labels and artists.

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Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple isn’t just adding and improving features in iOS 6, with the company also focusing on its iCloud.com web services. MacRumors reports that Apple has activated the iCloud Beta portal for developers testing iOS 6, with new web apps appearing on the site. Those include Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and an improved Find My iPhone, will all four being tagged as “Beta”.

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So who’ll buy OnLive now?

So who’ll buy OnLive now?

Sony's acquisition of Gaikai today closes off one long-standing rumor of a cloud gaming investment, but opens up another: which rival can't afford to leave OnLive on the shelf? Whispers that Sony was eyeing a cloud specialist culminated back in May with OnLive and Gaikai presumed the most likely candidates for powering the company's long-standing "Four Screen" strategy, something Sony described as its retort to Apple's iOS, iTunes and iCloud ecosystem. That leaves OnLive potentially up for grabs, and a number of potential suitors.

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Sony grabs Gaikai for cloud gaming and entertainment

Sony grabs Gaikai for cloud gaming and entertainment

Sony has snapped up cloud gaming specialist Gaikai for $380m, the company has confirmed, with plans to roll out a new cloud service for PlayStation and home entertainment. "Sony Computer Entertainment will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service" Andrew House, president and group CEO of SCE said of the deal, "that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices."

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Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest suffer storm-related outages

Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest suffer storm-related outages

As evidence of the fact that high-end technological platforms are still vulnerable to the same trials and tribulations as everyone else, a series of severe storms rattled service at a few of the biggest online services this weekend. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest were among the most notable companies to suffer outages as a result of the weather.

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