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When Startups Grow, They Also Grow Out Of The Cloud

More than one and a half years back, I made a tweet asking people When startups grow, do they stay in the cloud or move to their own datacenter? I got multiple responses with some saying that they will continue to stay in the cloud as they don't have to incur Capex and they can stay lean and others saying that they will move to their own datacenters. I was always curious to know the thinking that goes on among those who matter in such successful startups....
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Cloud Quandary: Which Cloud Is Right for My Enterprise?

Cloud computing has raised the eyebrows of many enterprises today. If you have begun to delve beneath the surface of this new computing model, you have certainly discovered that there are many “clouds” to consider, and it is not one single cloud that will be part of your future. One of the hottest trends we are seeing right now among enterprises is the shift to private clouds. What is a private cloud, and how does it fit in your future? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a definition of clouds that is useful to consider...
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OSCON Week: Cloud Summit

The highlight of this year's OSCON is a stronger focus on issues related to cloud computing. This was evident from a full day event in the form of Cloud Summit on this topic. This event was organized by Simon Wardley, formerly of Canonical and now a researcher at Leading Edge Forum (CSC), and John Willis from Opscode. The idea behind Cloud Summit is to explore the topic around cloud computing and debate on some of the contentious topics around standards and open source. From this perspective, this event was a huge success....

Fring Brings Video Calling Over 3G

The VoIP app Fring has updated to take advantage of the front facing camera on the iPhone 4, offering face-to-face video calling over both 3G and Wi-Fi.  If you’re willing to part with your hard-earned AT&T megabytes, then Fring is the way to go, it seems. Previous versions allowed video calling, but since it had [...]...
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Apple Drops Restocking Fee on iPhone 4 Returns

Apple today confirmed that they have dropped the restocking fee normally associated with returning an iPhone. Although unconfirmed, this likely only applies to the iPhone 4 and not the iPhone 3GS. Earlier today, Apple issued a press release outlining a forthcoming software release that will correct the signal display indicator. Customers who are not fully [...]...
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Apple Making A Move With AppleTV?

AppleTV has been the ignored sibling in Apple’s line up for some time, infamously relegated to “a hobby” by Jobs. Now rumors are swirling that the device might get an overhaul in the near future. The NYT is reporting “people familiar” with the platform say there’s a major update in the pipe, which will completely [...]...
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Extensive Smartphone Specs Comparison Chart

If you are in the market to buy a smartphone, there are many things that could come into play in making this decision. With the iPhone 4 just out, you might be wondering how it compares with the other smartphones in the market. Apollo Clark solved his own problem of trying to juggle the different hardware [...]...
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iPhone 4 Recall Rumor is Fake

Remember the funny Apple and iPhone 4 tweets from a few days ago? Well, a news site took the fake CEO Steve Jobs Twitter account as real and posted a story on how Apple may be recalling the iPhone 4 sooner than later. In related news, iPhone 4 ow......
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Truphone Goes Multitasking, Where’s Skype?

With VoIP a fiercely combatted section of the market, Skype seems lagging behind, having not offered VoIP 3G or a multitasking, iOS 4 compatible version yet. Their competition, on the other hand, is doing just fine. TruPhone just updated their VoIP app, which now runs in the background, can call over a 3G network, and [...]...
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iBooks For The iPhone Launched

To coincide with iOS 4, Apple has released an update for iBook. The new version is a universal app, so it can run on the iPhone or iPod, in addition to the iPad. Here’s a full breakdown of the new features: • In addition to iPad, iBooks is now available on any iPhone or iPod with [...]...
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The Mario Game

Nearly all gamers have heard of the Mario game, you know the one that Nintendo released in arcades during 1983. Well, here's 13 things you may not have known about the famous plumber. Did you know that the original game was intended to only be a ......

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