Editor's Pick Better grab an umbrella, because it’s about to get real cloudy. A new study by Cisco estimates that global traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase a staggering 12 times by 2015 compared to cloud traffic in 2010, while data center traffic will increase at a less-showy-but-still-impressive four times by 2015.
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Fashion-focused media company StyleCaster has raised $1 million in a new bridge round from investors including Zynga chief mobile officer David Ko and Zynga board member and former MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta. The move will help the startup make further inroads with Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley.
Editor's Pick There is so much happening right now in emerging cloud computing — the entire economy is being disrupted by the trend.
The anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus still isn’t available in the U.S., but the phone’s U.K. users have been troubled by a volume fluctuation bug since its release. Thankfully, a fix has now been found — if you’re willing to install a custom ROM.
Apple will launch refreshed models of the popular MacBook Air laptop in the first quarter of 2012, including a new 15-inch model, according to a Digitimes report.
Microsoft has signed a nondisclosure agreement with Yahoo so it can take a closer look at its books, a signal the software giant might be getting serious about acquiring Yahoo.
Barnes & Noble will release a limited edition Nook Simple Touch e-reader with a white border for a bargain-bin price of $79 on Black Friday, the company announced today.
Samsung’s hyped Galaxy Nexus smartphone will launch in the U.S. in December on Verizon Wireless, according to a Business Insider report.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has requested a trial-like hearing for the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger after deciding that the deal would hurt consumers.
Major platform-as-a-service provider Heroku has expanded its offerings with the new Heroku Postgres standalone service for developers who work with SQL databases, the company announced today.
Apple’s fast-selling iPhone 4S is now the second-most used cameraphone on the popular photo-sharing service Flickr, according to the site’s Camera Finder page.
Research in Motion has decided to cut the price of its problematic BlackBerry Playbook tablet to $199, at least for the holidays.
Google’s ”Chrome team elves” have been busy prepping for the holidays and will be celebrating with an update to the Chrome OS and a price drop on Acer and Samsung Chromebooks to $299, the company announced.
Oracle filed court documents late last week contending that Hewlett-Packard and Intel have secretly been keeping the unpopular Itanium server chip alive, even though no one wants to buy it.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform now features more than 40,000 apps and games in its Marketplace, according to All About Windows Phone.
To the surprise of absolutely no one who’s been paying attention, the iPad is the clear leader in global tablet web traffic, with an astounding 88%, far greater than all Android tablets and afterthoughts like the BlackBerry PlayBook, according to Pingdom.
Although the $199 Kindle Fire hybrid e-reader and tablet has captured a lot of consumer attention in the last few weeks, Apple’s iPad is still the most popular and desired tablet device across the board, especially with kids. With the holiday season coming up, the likelihood of tablet purchases is greatly increased because there are so many unique options at different prices.
The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first phone running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, went on sale today in the U.K., but U.S. consumers are still out in the cold.
Google has launched its answer to iCloud and iTunes with Google Music, a free service to listen to your music from the cloud and download songs from the Android Market.
Barnes & Noble has released its new $249 Nook Tablet today, following Amazon’s lead by unleashing its e-reader/tablet hybrid on the market a day early.
Enterprise cloud platform provider ServiceMesh has raised $15 million in its first-ever round of funding to help businesses better manage their cloud services, the company announced Wednesday morning.
Apple has named Arthur D. Levinson to the position of non-executive Chairman of the Board, filling former CEO Steve Jobs’ long time role.
Editor's Pick Apple launched its anticipated iTunes Match music service yesterday, two weeks after the company initially said it would release it. Most likely, the debut was delayed to address bugs, but Apple should have waited longer to fix more issues because it isn’t yet ready for the spotlight treatment.
Leading software-based networking provider Vyatta has raised $12 million in a new round of funding, with a goal of continuing to improve security for physical and cloud infrastructures.
Ilya Zhitomirskiy, the 22-year-old co-founder of the Diaspora social network — which gained recognition for challenging Facebook — died this weekend, the company confirmed Monday.
Sprint has added two new 3G and 4G mobile broadband data plans to its lineup that will replace more-expensive plans it previously offered, as well as undercut AT&T and Verizon, the company announced today.
Editor's Pick Anyone who who follows technology trends has undoubtedly heard the term “cloud service” thrown around a few gazillion times over the past few months. But if you don’t know the difference between terms such as PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, don’t fret — you’re far from alone.
Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung has decided not to pursue a lawsuit to block the sale of the iPhone 4S in South Korea, as it apparently feared backlash from Korean consumers wanting to get their hands on the latest Apple device.
Amazon’s new jaw-droppingly priced $79 Kindle actually costs $84.25 to manufacture, yet another sign that Amazon cares more about profiting on the content it sells rather than hardware.
Cloud application management provider Standing Cloud has raised $3 million in a new funding round, the company announced today.