“The cloud” has revolutionized from being a substance-free buzzword, into a buzzword that brings significance to businesses. Companies such as Google, Amazon and Salesforce led the way for this transformation during the past years. Cloud services at home, in the workplace and in enterprises has increased significantly. With this, mobile platforms are [...]

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Mobile Cloud Update

On December 31, 2011 By

The third quarter of 2012 can be considered as the most unpredictable period for the mobile services. Huge changes included Google’s decision to move to hardware market when it proposed a partnership with Motorola. Hewlett-Packard, on the other hand, shocked everyone when it announced it will discontinue production of phones and tablets [...]

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Bill Gates today ruled out ever returning to the helm of Microsoft after Fortune reported rumors this month that Gates was considering a comeback to Microsoft, the company he founded in 1975 but stepped back from in 2006 to focus full-time on philanthropy. Gates spoke today in Sydney, where he is on holiday [...]

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Several happenings marked Microsoft’s week as they unveiled their new Windows 8 App store. Other than this a revamp of Xbox Live Dashboard took place and a new four-year partnership agreement with HP was also recently signed.

The new business solutions will be the integration of Microsoft’s cloud products that include Lync [...]

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SnapLogic CEO, Gaurav Dhillon meets with CloudTimes to talk about the importance of cloud integration and the ‘app store’ model to software-as-a-service application integration. Gaurav was the co-founder and former CEO of Informatica Corporation where he led the company from a startup idea to a leading worldwide software enterprise [...]

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Earning period begins next week as the Christmas season nears these coming months. This is projected for the giant US cloud computing companies as fast growing Web and social networking players increase their purchasing behavior of media hardware to prepare for the expected swell of customer buying in the coming months.

This [...]

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According to multiple music industry sources Google is getting ready to launch an MP3 music store in just a few weeks. The MP3 music store will connect to Google’s existing cloud-based music storage service.

Google introduced five months ago its cloud music service with limited capabilities and is currently in negotiations with [...]

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The long wait for the iCloud services that include iTunes, Documents and Photo Stream will soon be available on October 12.

iCloud features and applications will run smoothly with iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC to store its contents and to share it within these devices. Storage of all files, pictures, music, [...]

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Puppet Lab had its major cloud upgrade in its features that will now provide orchestration, provisioning and automation of management capabilities of enterprise users. This move is expected to gain more leverage for the company in the management field.

The application, Puppet Enterprise 2.0 is anticipated to be released on October 21, [...]

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Insight, opportunity and growth abound at Mobilize 2011. CloudTimes is a media sponsor for the two day event, which will unveil the newest opportunities at the crossroads of mobile and cloud computing – from products and services to new technologies and emerging [...]

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Cloupia announced today that it will showcase at VMworld Las Vegas, the first ever iPad application for data center orchestration, CloudGenieTM. Cloupia’s flagship product, Cloupia Unified Infrastructure Controller, provides the most comprehensive cloud and data center orchestration solution with features that include provisioning, monitoring and management for physical, virtual and [...]

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Steve Jobs resigned today as chief executive of Apple stating that he can no longer meet his duties and expectations. Jobs has been on medical leave since Jan 17 for an undisclosed condition. Tim Cook was immediately designated as CEO while Jobs  will stay on as chairman of the board.

Jobs said in [...]

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Box.net has made its commitment to offer more diverse applications and features for its mobile users. The company is targeting workers who have a need to constantly share files and documents, to do this they have updated their Android application last Thursday to support tablet PCs. To accomplish these additional features Box.net [...]

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Google has recently made its biggest investment acquisition when it finally decided to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars.

Motorola Mobility being the leading supporter of Google’s Android mobile phone OS made smartphones and tablets PCs run on the software, which they called the Xoom.

The recent acquisition will give Google [...]

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HTC, a Taiwanese handset manufacturer, acquired Dashwire for $18.5 million to beef up its cloud-based services that lets users synchronize their photos, contacts and videos online. Dashwire is a mobile cloud platform based in Seattle and backed by Trilogy Equity Partners and Best Buy Capital. The company was founded in [...]

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Apple and Google’s operating system are seen by mobile developers to command the lead for cloud computing technology, social networking and the mobile enterprise IT. This does not mean though that Microsoft is totally out of the picture.

A recent survey conducted by a cross-platform development toolmaker Appcelerator and research firm IDC [...]

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