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The Year of the Cloud, 2010

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The Year of the Cloud, 2010

As a summary of 2010, we should try to pull together what we have learned about cloud this year.

Everyone agrees “cloud computing” is overused as a term. Only the rare few now think of cloud as a big nothing. Far too many still think cloud is an over-hyped concept, more about marketing than actual technology.

Consumer cloud leads the way (from public cloud infrastructure, there's Facebook, Zynga, Gmail and more from Amazon's EC2 and similar services). That's because consumers already accept the security and privacy trade-offs that come with the Read more...

Mark Cuban: Kick Your Own

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Mark Cuban: Kick Your Own

Make no mistake: Mark Cuban is The Reseller Hero. In fact, he is one of the most successful IT resellers of all time.

From the outside, he doesn’t look like us anymore. He’s the playboy owner of an American basketball team. OK, he’s now married and no longer a playboy but instead he gets to join in on Dancing with the Stars.

As well as owning the NBA basketball team (Dallas Mavericks), he started the first high-definition satellite television network (HDNet). Cuban is co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, which provides vertically integrated Read more...

The Death of the JPEG?

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The Death of the JPEG?

Google will unveil WebP, their new graphics format for displaying images.

JPEG file format is traditionally used for images on the web, but Google finds it too slow. 65% of bytes on the Web are from images and WebP could cut 40% from image file sizes.

The most common image formats on the web today work on technology from more than a decade ago. Engineers at Google looked for a way to further compress images like JPEG to make them load faster, yet preserve quality and resolution.

You can bet Google is looking at video compression, too.

Go Meet Read more...


Corbisgate for Bill Gates?

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Corbisgate for Bill Gates?

While Steve Jobs battles "Antennagate," Bill Gates is riding under the radar with Corbisgate.

A 6-person company near Seattle sued stock photo company Corbis (Bill Gates is sole owner) and won a $20 million judgment. Naturally Corbis is appealing the decision.

The Superior Court jury decided Corbis did enter business with Infoflows and then developed the company's ideas into a service for identifying objects in its digital photo collection. The court called Corbis's behaviour "fraudulent."

If you've been in the computer business for a Read more...

Internet Could Win Nobel Peace Prize

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Internet Could Win Nobel Peace Prize

The internet is in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

You may think this is very Scandinavian concept because this week Finland residents will by law be entitled to access a broadband connection at a mandated speed (at least 1 Mbps, with a goal of 100 Mbps by 2015.)

Yet the nomination actually follows a campaign by the Italian edition of Wired magazine. Following the Dynamite-inventor’s will, Alfred Nobel's Peace Prize is to go to whoever "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, fo Read more...

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