Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

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Netflix have used a blog post to detail how the world’s largest on-demand video provider has been experimenting with deep learning. Their methodology has involved using artificial neural networks to provide users with highly specialized content recommendations.  Researchers Alex Chen and Justin Basilico detail how they have been using Nvidia graphic processing units operating in Amazon Web

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Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again

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Amazon, Amaz-off, Amaz-on-again On the afternoon of Monday August 19, two strange and unsettling events occurred. First, the perpetually-available ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com vanished, taking its Canadian cousin, Amazon.ca along with it. Shoppers were greeted with a 404 Not Found/Fail Whale page and were encouraged to come back later. The outage lasted somewhere between 20 and

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4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds

4 Things To Know About Virtual Private Clouds What is a private cloud? A virtual private cloud (referred to as simply private cloud from here on) is a happy marriage between traditional enterprise IT and cloud computing. Unlike public cloud implementations, the hosted services in a private cloud are behind a corporate firewall. The enterprise

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Press Release: HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio

Press Release: HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2012 — HP today expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility. Today’s announcements include solutions for: Delivering converged cloud services for the airline industry. Building

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Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4

Elastic Pricing

Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4 Continued From Part 3 Elastic pricing or Pay-as-you-Use model Under elastic pricing for cloud pricing, customers are charged based on their usage and consumption of a service. An elastic pricing structure makes users keenly aware of the cost of doing business and consuming a resource, since the

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Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I

Amazon AWS Rates

Why Did Amazon Cut Cloud Computing Rates? Part I Last month, Amazon had announced a considerable reduction in S3 cloud storage rates. Effective 1 February 2012, the following rates apply in the US Standard region: Information on rates for other regions – US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia

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Iconic VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Considering Focused Fund For Cloud Startups

Iconic VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Considering Focused Fund for Cloud Startups More than 6 months back, I had written about the launch of the first cloud computing ETF, and how, in my mind, that represented cloud computing’s acceptance in the mainstream investing community (See: Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF

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The Cloud Farming Out 3D Rendering For The Masses

The Cloud farming out 3D rendering for the masses In a move akin to providing Supercomputing to the masses, the Cloud is currently offering 3D render farm capabilities to those who can’t create one themselves but have the talent to bring about the best in 3D stories and imagery. Having my own personal experience regarding

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Apache Hadoop v1.0: Open Source "Big Data" Cloud Computing Platform Powers Millions…

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop™ v1.0 Open Source “Big Data” Cloud computing platform powers millions of compute-hours to process exabytes of data for Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, HP, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Twitter, Yahoo!, and more. 4 January 2012 —FOREST HILL, MD— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),

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Cloud Computing 101 For Music Lovers

Cloud Computing 101 For Music Lovers In the music world, clear skies and clouds go hand in hand. And we don’t mean meteorologically. The boom of cloud computing continues to redefine the ways in which we experience our favorite tunes. The music industry, for example, is no longer packaging songs and albums as products that

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Amazon Announces: Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)

Amazon Announces: Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and send notifications from the cloud. It provides developers with a highly scalable, flexible, and cost-effective capability to publish messages from an application and immediately deliver them to subscribers or

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Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs

Amazon SQS New Features: Delay Queues, Message Timers and Batch APIs We are excited to announce three new Amazon SQS features today: delay queues, message timers, and the ability to send or delete multiple messages in a single API call (batch operations). Delay can be used to apply a uniform delay to all messages. Alternatively message timers

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Cloud Spending Helps Techs as PC Sales Stagger

Cloud Spending Helps Techs as PC Sales Stagger Oct 14 (Reuters) – Big U.S. Internet computing companies should outshine their plainer PC cousins when earnings season kicks off next week, as corporations and fast-growing Web players dramatically accelerate their pace of hardware spending. Corporations are increasingly turning to new technology to make themselves more productive in a

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Amazon Cloud Services Provider Moves Into Social Media

Amazon Cloud Services Provider Moves Into Social Media (Reuters Report) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is stepping up social media efforts after the largest Internet retailer partially missed one of the hottest technology trends of recent years. Amazon hired a director of social media, John Yurcisin, from WPP’s (WPP.L) Ogilvy & Mather earlier this year to

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