Mobile cloud computing is gaining stream.  According to the latest study from Juniper Research, the number of mobile cloud computing subscribers is expected to grow rapidly in the next five years. Cloud-based mobile market will generate annual revenue of $9.5 billion in 2014 from $400 million in 2009, at an average annual [...]

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The new era of the cloud—together with the expected explo­sion in connected devices and the dynamic applications optimized for them—information can be continu­ously fed to cloud-enabled “big data” and analytic engines, opening up the promise that all of marketing could migrate to a true real-time Internet marketing model.

In an ever-increasing extent, [...]

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Intel Corporation’s venture capital arm, Intel Capital, announced recently their new ventures in 4 new companies whose focal point is cloud computing and more advanced mobile phone technology. This new undertaking will entail an additional investment of $24.5 million from the company bringing their total investments for the last 20 years up [...]

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Microsoft recently announced its deal with San Francisco that the City and County of San Francisco is upgrading to Microsoft’s Cloud solution. This deal will see its multiple citywide email systems, used by more than 23,000 employee, move to Microsoft’s cloud email system.

San Francisco had apparently deliberate Lotus Notes and Google [...]

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Cloud Marketing is where traditional marketing meets Software as a Service. As a concept, it involves the migration of all marketing assets into the Cloud. Such migration allows all parties involved to access material as well as create, modify and share.

Marketing activities are based on various platforms which are maintained by [...]

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30 Startup companies from around the world to publicly launch with presentations to Silicon Valley’s Most Influential VC and Angel Investors

The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) today announced the companies invited to launch their companies and new products at Launch: Silicon Valley 2011. The event, [...]

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LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE) and its investors are selling $352.8 million worth of stock in its IPO, marking the Facebook-for-work as the biggest U.S. Internet IPO since Google. According to data provider Capital IQ, the amount of money LinkedIn is raising makes it the fifth-biggest-ever U.S. IPO in the Internet software and services [...]

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It’s quite hard to understand that despite the advances in technology, the Internet, which is the keystone of free communication, is still delimited by geographical restrictions. We are referring to Amazon’s two newest offerings, both of which are only offered in the US.

Together with Cloud Player, Amazon also tossed [...]

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The media-sharing application Color was launched amidst much hype – and criticism – at the end of March. Color allows users to make and share photos, videos and commentary, and stores the content in the cloud. This content is considered “public” and instantly shared with anyone also using [...]

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Vivek Kundra Moves Federal IT to the Cloud

The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, [...]

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In an effort to support the cloud computing community with the latest thought leadership on cloud computing, security and virtualization, CloudTimes is proud to announce our own Research Library. The library consists of whitepapers, articles, documents and webinars which can be downloaded for free on http://research.cloudtimes.org/

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Salesforce announced it is acquiring social media monitoring platform Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock. The transaction is set to be completed by July 31, 2011, subject to certain terms and conditions. This acquisition represents a huge opportunity for Salesforce as it is expected to gain a [...]

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Deloitte issued today it’s annual Technology Trends report which identifies the 10 disruptive and emerging technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses will operate globally over the next 18 months. For 2011 Deloitte identified 10 important trends, grouped in two categories:

1.      (Re)Emerging Enablers: represents 5 trends that [...]

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Facebook has agreed to acquire London based Israeli  startup, Snaptu, that makes apps for feature phones, for an estimated $70 million. Snaptu offers a service that makes social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn easily available on regular,  non-smartphones, that make up more than 80 per cent of handsets sold globally. According [...]

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The Cloudforce event which starts this week on March 3 in New York, is expected to receive more than 4,000 attendees.

Cloudforce, salesforce.com’s second biggest event after Dreamforce, is a free one day event with 18 role-based breakout sessions for sales, customer service, developers, and IT.
Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff [...]

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Sophos, a security software company, posted a warning on its blog page (Naked Security) about a Facebook Valentine’s Day scam.

Some scams currently circulating on Facebook read: “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. Happy Valentines!”

“My Valentine this 2011 is going to [...]

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