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  • Thinner Kindle -- coming soon?

    For those of you who think that the Kindle's one third of an inch thick architecture is just too thick, you may be able to check out a new slimmer Kindle come August this year. According to a Bloomberg.com article, Amazon.com plans to introduce the next version of the Kindle electronic-book reader.

    Written by James Mulroy31 May 10 18:19
  • Red Hat exec: Oracle's not an open source company

    It's been said that Oracle is now the industry's most powerful open source vendor, but don't tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn't even qualify as an open source company.

    Written by Jon Brodkin25 May 10 06:31
  • Google is Headed For Your TV

    Google has partnered with Intel and Sony to create Google TV, an ambitious attempt to bake its Android software into TVs, Blu-ray players, and a Google set-top box called Buddy Box. Google TV is clearly a challenge to Apple TV, the Boxee Box, TiVo and to some extent cable itself. The goal is to fuse the Web with televisions in a way that other Internet-connected TVs don't. That is, Google TV is an open platform free of restrictions and powered by hardware that can handle Flash.

    Written by Jared Newman21 May 10 05:29
  • Amazon improves reliability for its cloud-based database

    Amazon Web Services has added a new high-availability feature called Multi-Availability Zone (Multi-AZ) to its cloud-based Relational Database Service (RDS), the company said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 May 10 05:11
  • Citrix, Amazon to put XenApp in the cloud

    Citrix and Amazon are teaming up to put Citrix's application delivery software into the cloud, letting enterprises stream apps to users from Amazon's data centers.

    Written by Jon Brodkin15 May 10 04:47
  • Amazon's virtual private cloud service comes to Europe

    Amazon Web Services has launched VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) in Europe, the company said on Tuesday. The service lets companies connect their existing data centers to isolated computing resources in Amazon's European cloud using an encrypted VPN (virtual private network) connection.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 May 10 06:32
  • Japanese online stores stop shipping Apple products

    Some of Japan's biggest online electronics retailers have stopped shipping Apple products, apparently at the request of the Cupertino, California-based company.

    Written by Martyn Williams27 April 10 09:55
  • Red Hat support subscription to cover Amazon's cloud

    Red Hat Cloud Access will let enterprises use their subscriptions to support either traditional on-premise servers or servers hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, the company said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 April 10 05:51
  • Lawson puts its ERP on Amazon's cloud

    Lawson Software announced a partnership on Wednesday that will make its ERP (enterprise resource planning) and other applications available on Amazon Web Services' cloud-computing infrastructure service.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 April 10 07:29
  • Amazon adds private streaming to CloudFront

    Amazon Web Services has added the ability for customers of CloudFront to choose who gets to receive content streamed using the service, the company said on Sunday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 March 10 07:34
  • Amazon Web Services CTO out to prove enterprise chops

    There is still a misconception that Amazon Web Services exists to sell the company's excess server capacity, but that is not the case, CTO Werner Vogels said during a keynote at Cebit.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs03 March 10 06:34
  • Amazon EC2 boosts memory, Windows support

    Amazon Web Services has added a new "high memory extra-large" instance option for its AWS' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service, which provides scalable computing infrastructure over the Internet.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus24 Feb. 10 07:44
  • Microsoft security exec leaves for Amazon

    The Microsoft executive who managed the company's Trustworthy Computing security program has left for a new role at Amazon.

    Written by Robert McMillan18 Feb. 10 08:11
  • Amazon invites developers to make Kindle software

    Amazon.com on Thursday announced its first-ever software developer's kit for anyone who wants to create active content for its popular Kindle e-readers.

    Written by Dan Nystedt22 Jan. 10 04:57