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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Memonic

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Memonic

Memonic Attacks Specific Markets with Its Cloud-based Personal Notebook Zurich-based start-up Nektoon Inc. was founded in 2009 to launch a new cloud-based service called Memonic and since then managed to become a popular online service in Europe. The company competes with services like Evernote, providing customers with a personal online notebook to store text, pictures, videos…

Gaming as a Service – The Future of Cloud Gaming

Gaming as a Service “Gaming is no child’s play; it’s big business!” Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you visualize gaming? If you are thinking “unsocial teenager whose only exercise is moving his fingers on the computer keyboard”, you are wrong. While unsocial teenagers do comprise a big chunk of the…

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing

Earthquakes and Cloud Computing “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American poet and lecturer. Switch on the television, and there’s only one news item grabbing headlines around the globe – the earthquake in Japan. Unless you have been meditating in the Himalayas, you must know that Japan has…

To The Cloud For Enhanced Mobility!

The three most popular electronic devices used nowadays are: The personal computing device – laptop, tablet, etc. The personal communication device – mobile phones. The personal entertainment device – iPod, Zune, etc, Now, what is the common attribute they share, other than the fact that whenever you buy one, you feel that you should have…

Microsoft And Google Are At It Again

Microsoft And Google Are At It Again

Microsoft And Google Microsoft and Google have been at loggerheads for quite some time now. And now this animosity has spread beyond search to the cloud computing space. Last week Google launched Cloud Connect and hit Microsoft right where it hurts – its Office portfolio. With the Cloud Connect plug-in, users can now go on…

Data Storage Startup Acunu Raises $3.6 Million To Launch Its First Product

Data Storage Startup Acunu Raises $3.6 Million  To Launch Its First Product London-based startup Acunu managed to secure USD 3.6 million in a Series A funding, provided by UK’s venture capital companies Eden Ventures, Oxford Technology Management and Pentech Ventures LLP, intended to help the company launch its first data storage product. The company’s software…

Amazon AWS Releases CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create a collection of related AWS resources and provision them in an orderly and predictable fashion. Developers can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create their own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run their…

IBM Ties Up With Music Company On The Cloud

IBM Ties Up With Music Company On The Cloud Last week I wrote about the lack of development of cloud computing solutions geared towards the entertainment industry, and how mainstream developers can learn from that one industry that has still remained on the sidelines and yet driven advances in technology. Now, IBM seems to be…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Podio

Podio Provides Highly-Customizable Collaborative Web-Based Platform Anders Pollas and Jon Froda founded Podio in early 2009 with the idea to create a work platform that works like average customers do in their everyday job. Initially, the project was named Hoist, but entered the web space as Podio in August 2009. Actually, Podio offers a connected…

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