cloud computing

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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Kodak Hero All-in-One printers tout Google Cloud Print

Kodak Hero All-in-One printers tout Google Cloud Print

Kodak has unveiled its Hero series of all-in-one printers that can print from the cloud. Forget about the hassle of hooking up your computer or laptop to the printer via cable or your home WiFi. Kodak's Hero printers allow you to connect and print from any internet-enabled device, from anywhere in the world.

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Amazon rewarding Android developers with $50 towards AWS

Amazon rewarding Android developers with $50 towards AWS

Looks like Amazon is really ramping up its Android efforts in preparation for a tablet launch by offering a new incentive to developers. Starting today, the online retailer will be giving a $50 voucher for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Android developers who submit an app to the Amazon Appstore.

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iTunes Match Beta released to developers

iTunes Match Beta released to developers

As part of Apple's new iCloud service is a feature called iTunes Match, which was first announced back at WWDC 2011. This feature will set Apple's cloud music service apart from competitors and has just been released in the latest iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 update to developers. The service should launch alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 and/or 4S, both rumored for a September-October time frame.

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iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

If you refuse to update to Mac OS X Lion from Snow Leopard for the time being, you may still be able to take advantage of Apple's iCloud. This news comes from a message that one developer received after he upgraded his MobileMe account to the iCloud but attempted to access it via a machine still running OS X Tiger. The message indicated that the minimum requirement for compatibility with the iCloud is Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.9.

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Google Updates Gmail and Docs for all users

Google Updates Gmail and Docs for all users

The fine folks at Google have announced today their newest set of updates for the popular mail and cloud-based document editors Gmail and Google Docs. In these updates you'll find several innovations brought to you straight from what once was Google Labs and has now been split into teams: Gmail Labs and a series of groups working on Docs. Two of Google's most popular web-based applications have just gotten better - let's check out how!

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