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  • Sony wireless e-book reader proves Kindle was on target

    Only a few weeks ago Sony took the electronic book reader market by storm with its announcement of two new devices which undercut the popular Amazon Kindle by US$100, but lacked the wireless connectivity of the Kindle. Sony's latest announcement of a wireless-equipped ereader shows that the Kindle pricing is actually reasonable.

    Written by Tony Bradley26 Aug. 09 06:38
  • Report: Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon to fight Google book deal

    Microsoft, Amazon.com and Yahoo plan to join a consortium to fight a proposed settlement Google has made with authors and publishers over its Google Book Search service, according to a report published in The New York Times.

    Written by Agam Shah21 Aug. 09 10:10
  • Amazon's data shipping goes both ways now

    Amazon Web Services has expanded a shipping service for large data sets on its S3 cloud storage platform so customers can get their content back instead of just sending it.

    Written by Stephen Lawson17 Aug. 09 07:14
  • Microsoft to open two new data centers

    After postponing the development of one data center and losing a couple of high-level managers in its data center group, Microsoft said it will soon open new facilities in Dublin, Ireland, and Chicago.

    Written by Nancy Gohring30 June 09 07:12
  • Amazon.com eyes CIOs with its AWS cloud IT services

    Although skeptics raised eyebrows over Amazon.com's decision to provide hosted IT infrastructure services, the e-commerce giant remains firmly committed to this business, as it increasingly courts CIOs and IT managers.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez27 April 09 05:13
  • Should enterprises reconsider the cloud?

    With support for three of the major pillars of application development and deployment -- Oracle 11g, Microsoft SQL, and open source MySQL -- under its belt, Amazon.com appears to be anticipating a major move by the enterprise into the cloud.

    Written by Ephraim Schwartz and Tom Sullivan31 Oct. 08 08:50