Cloud computing archive

  • Pogoplug web sharing device to launch in the UK
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    Pogoplug web sharing device to launch in the UK

    By 15 January 2010

    Pogoplug, a "multimedia sharing device", a little like a NAS drive without the built-in storage, is set to be launched by Cloud Engines in the UK in mid-February. Described as "a runaway success" in the US, the Ethernet-connected Pogoplug claims to give...

  • Google Docs offers free online file storage
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    Google Docs offers free online file storage

    By 12 January 2010

    Over the next few weeks Google will be rolling out the ability to "upload, store and organise any type of file" via its online Google Docs service. "With this change", Google says in a blog post, "you'll be able to upload and access your files from any...

  • LaCie CooKey and WhizKey flash drives launch
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    LaCie CooKey and WhizKey flash drives launch

    By 5 January 2010

    LaCie has announced the launch of new key-themed flash drives into its range as the LaCie CooKey and LaCie WhizKey join the LaCie iamaKey and itsaKey offerings. Built with metal, the gold SIP connectors on the USB keys are both water- and scratch-resistant...

  • VIDEO: Google offers idiot's guide to cloud computing
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    VIDEO: Google offers idiot's guide to cloud computing

    By 4 January 2010

    A recent Google video appears to offer an idiot's guide to cloud computing. Without mention of any specific Google products, the short clip shows "how cloud computing will help us in the future".   "You will no longer have to carry your documents around...

  • Google acquires AppJet
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    Google acquires AppJet

    By 7 December 2009

    Google has acquired San Francisco-based AppJet in a move that's thought to be in order to bolster its Google Wave offering. AppJet offers "EtherPad", a kind of Google Docs rival that gives its users the ability to upload documents and collaborate on them...

  • Microsoft's Azure cloud platform now available
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    Microsoft's Azure cloud platform now available

    By 18 November 2009

    Microsoft has finally launched its Azure cloud computing platform, more than a year after it was originally announced. The software, which promises an operating system in the cloud, will be a "community technical preview" until the end of the year, and...

  • BT begins Ribbit cloud phone beta trial
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    BT begins Ribbit cloud phone beta trial

    By 3 November 2009

    BT has finally begun to make something of its acquisition of Ribbit in 2008. The phone company is taking names for a beta trial of a cloud phone service, which will allow any mobile users (not just BT customers) to get online access to their calls, messages...

  • Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices
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    Disney to offer "Keychest" cloud-based solution for content across devices

    By 23 October 2009

    Disney is prepping an interesting solution that will redefine "ownership as access rights, not physical possession", reveals the Wall Street Journal. The project, currently codenamed "Keychest", will offer cloud-based content that those who have paid...

  • Nvidia launches RealityServer platform
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    Nvidia launches RealityServer platform

    By 22 October 2009

    Nvidia has announced a new graphics platform called RealityServer. Intriguingly, it's based in the cloud rather than on a big, hot, bit of silicon in your desktop case. The idea is that web apps and video games will be able to tap into a good chunk more...

  • Vodafone PC Backup announced
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    Vodafone PC Backup announced

    By 13 October 2009

    Vodafone has announced it has teamed up with Decho to develop a range of cloud-based services for both consumers and business customers. Vodafone PC Backup, based on Decho's Mozy online backup service, will let customers "simply and securely" back up...

  • nivioCompanion launches
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    nivioCompanion launches

    By 22 June 2009

    Nivio has announced the launch of its nivioCompanion computing device in the UK, with pre-orders now being taken for its late July launch. Describing the device as "cute", the device is a consumer-aimed thin client solution - a Window-based online desktop...

  • Microsoft opens up My Phone beta to all
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    Microsoft opens up My Phone beta to all

    By 19 May 2009

    Microsoft's My Phone cloud sync service, which Pocket-lint brought you news of earlier in the year, has entered a public beta testing period. Anyone can now sign up for the service. That means that if you've got a Windows Mobile handset, then your contacts,...

  • icloud "world's first free online computer" launches
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    icloud "world's first free online computer" launches

    By 14 April 2009

    icloud, "the world's first free online computer", has launched worldwide, a move that Swedish company Xcerion says takes cloud computing "to the next level". After what's said to be 8 years of development, icloud is angled as the online PC for everyone...

  • Microsoft's SkyBox service site live as "My Phone"
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    Microsoft's SkyBox service site live as "My Phone"

    By 6 February 2009

    It seems as if the site that will host Microsoft's cloud computing phone-related services - due to be revealed at this month's Mobile World Congress event - has gone live a little early. Live at getskybox.com (that apparently currently has an invalid...

  • Official Google GDrive reference spotted
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    Official Google GDrive reference spotted

    By 30 January 2009

    That Google is to launch its "GDrive", a sort of online hard drive, has been talked up since 2006, with rumours of an imminent launch once again gathering pace around the Internet. As well as broadsheets getting hold of the story and predicting the "death"...

  • Google starts reseller program for Apps
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    Google starts reseller program for Apps

    By 14 January 2009

    Google has announced a program that will see technology solution providers selling its cloud-based Google Apps to businesses around the world. In direct competition to Microsoft's Office, authorised resellers will be able to sell, customise and support...

  • Apple launches iWork into the cloud
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    Apple launches iWork into the cloud

    By 6 January 2009

    As was reported was likely to happen, Apple has launched some of its software into the cloud. At the Apple keynote at Macworld Expo 2009 in San Francisco Philip W. Schiller senior vice president of worldwide product marketing for Apple has announced that...

  • Apple to launch iMovie and iWork into the cloud?
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    Apple to launch iMovie and iWork into the cloud?

    By 2 January 2009

    Pre-Macworld rumours suggest that Apple is about to take some of its popular software suites into the cloud. The rumours see iMovie, Apple's video editing software, and iWork, its productivity software, going online. "Reliable sources" of Apple Ink's...

  • Developers get pre-beta Windows 7
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    Developers get pre-beta Windows 7

    By 28 October 2008

    At its Professional Developers Conference 2008, Microsoft has shared the first full public demo of Windows 7. Microsoft says Windows 7 "extends developers' investments in Windows Vista" as well as encouraging the creation of new applications and services...

  • Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform announced
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    Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform announced

    By 27 October 2008

    Microsoft has announced the Azure Services Platform at the ongoing Professional Developers Conference 2008. Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing framework that will eventually be offered alongside Windows 7. The Azure Services Platform is said to provide...

  • Windows Cloud to launch in 4 weeks
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    Windows Cloud to launch in 4 weeks

    By 1 October 2008

    Microsoft is about to launch an entirely new operating system - for cloud computing. As revealed by company’s chief executive Steve Ballmer, speaking at an event in London, the CEO is reported to have said that Microsoft would announce "Windows Cloud"...

  • Microsoft Live Office Workspace hits a million
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    Microsoft Live Office Workspace hits a million

    By 5 September 2008

    Microsoft has announced that 6 months after release, the beta of Microsoft Office Live Workspace has reached the one-million-customer sign-up milestone. Office Live Workspace beta is the free, web-based extension of Microsoft Office that lets people access...