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4th International Cloud Expo Photo Album on Ulitzer The past month has seen an unprecedented concentration of Cloud-related articles, events, tweets, and - above all - product launches, partnership announcements and M&A moves. So is Cloud Computing, after three years, finally coming to the boil? Here, by way of allowing you to judge for yourself, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal brings you a timeline of the trajectory of the Cloud so far. NOVEMBER 13, 2006 Jeff Bezos' Risky Bet - BusinessWeek publishes a cover article on Amazon's "Elastic Compute Cloud" (EC2) - a totally new on-demand, pay-as-you-go storage and computing service launched earlier that year, in August 2006. [From the article: "Bezos wants Amazon to run your business, at least the messy technical and logistical parts of it, using those same technologies and operations that power his $10 billion online ... (more)

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Not quite what I ordered « Enemies of Reason Something to think about when you read the headlines. The proverbial pinch of salt to go with them… (tags: news communication statistics headlines) Barack Obama Looking at Awesome Things – a set on Flickr An interesting bunch of photoshopped pics featuring Obama (tags: obama funny photography flickr photoshop pictures images) Juan Pablo Bravo: New! 100 Pixar Character A nice graphic showing off the sizes of different characters from the Pixar movies (both long & short) (tags: pixar cartoons characters visualization pictures) What brand of freedom would you like? – O'Reilly Radar Is Google all that different from Apple? "…Google is at least as restrictive about the data on its servers as Apple is about the apps in its App Store…" (tags: google apple privacy freedom data cloudcomputing apps) Judge Invalidates Human Gene Pat... (more)

Workable Nexus 4 LTE, Nexus 4 breaking and more

By RyanKamauff Here are the day’s top mobile news and stories. How To Enable 4G LTE On The Google Nexus 4 - TechCrunch has an excellent guide on how to enable LTE on the Nexus 4. However, this is only workable for Canadian and T-Mobile LTE networks. While many have bemoaned the lack of LTE in the Nexus 4, I do not believe it to be the concern that everyone is making it. Via TechCrunch, more here. Thanksgiving day was a record-breaker for Instagram - Instagram is reporting that over 10M Thanksgiving tagged or themed photos were posted last Thursday. This broke down to up to 226 photos per second tagged as such. The more impressive fact is that the service never dropped and users were able to continue to post. Via BetaNews, more here. LG prepping Optimus G2 with 5-inch display for May launch? - It appears that LG is getting ready for the Optimus G2 to hit carriers in ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

EA annonce une gamme de jeux pour le lancement de l'App Store

EA Mobile™, une division d’Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ : ERTS), a annoncé aujourd'hui une gamme de titres qui seront lancés pour l’App Store d’Apple. Les joueurs pourront désormais apprécier ces trois jeux EA populaires, SCRABBLE (États-Unis et Canada uniquement), EA™ Sudoku et Tetris®, sur leuriPhone et iPod touch. Comme annoncé précédemment, une version native de Spore™seraofferte aux utilisateurs d’iPhone en septembre quand le jeu sera lancé sur toutes les plates-formes. Les capacités uniques du iPhone et iPod touch procurent une expérience de jeu mobile inédite grâce à l’utilisation de leur écrans tactiles, capteurs multiples et graphiques haute définition. Pour la toute première fois, l’appareil même devient un élément essentiel du jeu, optimisant la jouabilité comme jamais auparavant. « La société EA Mobi... (more)

Pageonce Unveils Fully Mobile Free iPhone Application - 'a personal assistant 2.0'

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pageonce, the first Personal Internet Assistant, released a fully mobile version of its free iPhone application, iOnce. iOnce version 2.0 offers significant security enhancements, for use in the event that the mobile devices become lost or stolen, and enables consumers to register with Pageonce, and add and manage all accounts directly from their iPhone or iPod touch. iOnce by Pageonce, is a new free, easy and secure consumer utility that allows users to access and view all of their personal online accounts from a single mobile service. Within 10 days of launch in the Apple(R) App Store, the first version of Pageonce's iOnce Personal Assistant application ranked in the top 3 applications in the Productivity category. Closely ranked with other iPhone applications, such as Yelp, Twitter, Last.fm and PayPal, the iOnce Personal ... (more)

eMeter Secures $32 Million Through a Financing Round Led by Sequoia Capital

eMeter Corporation, the global leader in Smart Grid management software, today announced the close of a $32 million private financing led by Sequoia Capital and joined by existing investor, Foundation Capital. The funds will be used to accelerate eMeter’s sales and marketing in new markets, enhance services to current customers and continue investing in new products. With over 24 million smart meters under contract with utilities worldwide, eMeter is an indispensable partner with forward-thinking utilities by providing software that is critical for successful Smart Grid deployments. The recent launch of Energy Engage™, eMeter’s breakthrough consumer engagement solution, enables utilities to empower their consumers to take an active role in managing their energy usage and reduce peak demand. “eMeter has a tremendous future working with utilities to unleash the full b... (more)

Rayspan Raises US$12.5 million in Series B Financing from Khosla Ventures & Sequoia Capital

SAN DIEGO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rayspan Corporation, the world's leading innovator of metamaterial air interface solutions for wireless communications, today announced that it has received US$12.5M in a Series B financing led by new investor Khosla Ventures, who was joined by existing Rayspan investor Sequoia Capital as well as individual private investors. The financing will be utilized by Rayspan to accelerate and expand the development and commercialization of its breakthrough metamaterial wireless technology. "Rayspan is on track to global leadership in developing and commercializing the exciting new field of metamaterials for wireless communications," said Pierre Lamond, General Partner at Khosla Ventures. "Their advanced and proprietary technology is strongly differentiated and market-proven, and we believe they will become an industry-leading air interfac... (more)

Rayspan Raises $12.5 million in Series B Financing from Khosla Ventures & Sequoia Capital

SAN DIEGO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rayspan Corporation, the world's leading innovator of metamaterial air interface solutions for wireless communications, today announced that it has received $12.5M in a Series B financing led by new investor Khosla Ventures, who was joined by existing Rayspan investor Sequoia Capital as well as individual private investors. The financing will be utilized by Rayspan to accelerate and expand the development and commercialization of its breakthrough metamaterial wireless technology. "Rayspan is on track to global leadership in developing and commercializing the exciting new field of metamaterials for wireless communications," said Pierre Lamond, General Partner at Khosla Ventures. "Their advanced and proprietary technology is strongly differentiated and market-proven, and we believe they will become an industry-leading air interfa... (more)

Rayspan consigue 12,5 millones de dólares estadounidenses en una financiación de serie B

SAN DIEGO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rayspan Corporation, principal innovador mundial de las soluciones de metamateriales para interfaces aéreas en comunicaciones inalámbricas, ha anunciado hoy que ha recibido 12,5 millones de dólares estadounidenses en una financiación de serie B liderada por Khosla Ventures, un nuevo inversor que se ha unido al inversor existente de Rayspan, Sequoia Capital, además de a los inversores privados individuales. La financiación será utilizada por Rayspan para acelerar y ampliar el desarrollo y comercialización de su revolucionaria tecnología inalámbrica de metamateriales. "Rayspan persigue el liderazgo mundial en lo que respecta al desarrollo y comercialización de emocionantes nuevos campos de metamateriales para comunicaciones inalámbricas", afirmó Pierre Lamond, socio general de Khosla Ventures. "Su avance y tecnología propia son alta... (more)

Rayspan bringt im Rahmen einer Series-B-Finanzierungsrunde über Khosla Ventures und Sequoia Capital 12,5 Mio. USD auf

SAN DIEGO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Rayspan Corporation, der weltweit führende Innovator auf dem Gebiet der Metamaterial-Funkschnittstellen für die drahtlose Kommunikation, gab heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen in einer von dem neuen Anleger Khosla Ventures angeführten Series-B-Finanzierungsrunde, der sich der bestehende Investor Sequoia Capital sowie private Einzelanleger anschlossen, 12,5 Mio. USD aufbringen konnte. Die Finanzmittel werden von Rayspan dazu eingesetzt, die Entwicklung und Vermarktung der wegweisenden Metamaterial-Drahtlostechnologie auszuweiten und voranzutreiben. "Rayspan ist im Begriff, sich zum weltweiten Marktführer bei der Entwicklung und Vermarktung hochinteressanter Metamaterialen für die Drahtloskommunikation zu entwickeln", erklärte Pierre Lamond, Gesellschafter bei Khosla Ventures. "Die hochentwickelte, firmeneigene Technologie ist in ... (more)

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