Cloud News Round Up Post – February 15th

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Here is your cloud news round up post for the week. Front Desk Raises $4 Million to Expand Mobile Cloud Platform – Don’t turn your nose up at Front Desk, as the software startup are preparing for big things. Specifically, Front Desk are looking to process more than $100 million in payments in 2014. Spanning 20 countries

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Cloud Infographic: Social Gaming Statistics & Trends

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Cloud Infographic: Social Gaming Statistics & Trends With the continued growth of social games and the volume of new Facebook users growing, it is time that marketers update engagement strategies to leverage the power of social gaming. Learn more in this best practices guide: called “How Brands Should Use Social Gaming” and how to drive higher engagement

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Fathers Day

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Fathers Day Here is a little Fathers Day humor for you to enjoy. Help share it by Tweeting, Facebook liking and forwarding it to a loved one as an online greeting card. By David Fletcher All David Fletcher comic images are owned by CloudTweaks.com. If you would like to reuse them

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Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect”

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Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect” – The City of Lulea, one year after Facebook’s announcement of its  first datacenter outside the US Close to the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden lies the City of Lulea – home to Facebook’s new European datacenter.  Following a year of construction work, the datacenter is taking shape and is getting closer to being operational.

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Q&A With Rob Fox: On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache”

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Q&A with Rob Fox: On-Premise Data, aka “Cloud Cache” We caught up with Rob Fox, Senior Director of Software Development for Liaison Technologies, about the growing need for businesses and consumers to store and access data in the cloud as quickly as if it were locally stored. Why are businesses and consumers moving away from

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Cloud Startup: Meteor To Speed Up Web App Development

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Meteor to speed up Web App development Straddling the ongoing OS fragmentation divide through a web app may sound like the best thing to do when developing such an app but straddling the interaction between the client, server, multiple devices and a ton of cloud services while still having to deal with legacy infrastructure isn’t

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Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox

Four Reasons Why Google Drive Will Not Kill Dropbox Now that Google has entered the cloud storage market with the long-awaited Google Drive, will it kill Dropbox and other cloud computing services? This is a hot topic in Dropbox forums and elsewhere in the cloud computing world. Here is what one forum poster said, as

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Will Facebook Halt Instagram’s Gratification To The Cloud?

Will Facebook Halt Instagram’s Gratification to the Cloud? I’m sure that by now you’ve heard the news that Facebook has purchased Instagram. Even bigger concern for us cloud aficionados has recently been made news by Data Center Knowledge, one of Instagram’s place in the cloud. Will Facebook scoop it up from its roots there, or

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Cloud Computing Will Produce the Next Mark Zuckerberg

Cloud Computing Will Produce the Next Mark Zuckerberg The next king or queen of science and technology will come from the cloud, I predict. Budding geniuses wanting to make a name for themselves must master cloud computing. Naysayers wag their fingers with conservative statements like “the cloud is far too new to generate history-making change.

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Cloud Apps of the Week: PocketCloud

Cloud Apps of the Week On the lookout for the latest cloud applications worth your download? Here’s an impressive trio that will scintillate for couch potatoes on the go, literature obsessives, and the Facebook frustrated. What if you could TiVo your desktop via your mobile phone? PocketCloud from Wyse empowers its users to accomplish just

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Cloud Apps Of The Week: FitDay

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Cloud Apps of the Week From getting fit to finding your phone, this week’s apps are sure to prove of great use to cloud lovers throughout 2012. Take a look. Critical to dropping pounds and keeping them off is maintaining a detailed account of every single calorie. Cloud application FitDay makes such meticulous nutrition a

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Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud

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Swedish Collective Aims to Clean up the Cloud Ten Regions set to Conquer Silicon Valley Stockholm, Sweden – February 21, 2012 – A cold climate, clean energy and one of the most stable electricity grids in the world have made Sweden very hot property in the IT giants’ quest for datacenter locations in Europe. In

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No Smartphone? Never Fear – Apps For All Are (Hopefully Soon) Here

No Smartphone? Never Fear – Apps For All Are (Hopefully Soon) Here Explicating the trendiness and popularity of intelligent mobile devices these days, smartphones such as the iPhone and Android smack of technological superiority. They flaunt generously sized display touch screens; only they are entitled to the Internet-surfing speed and power of the 4G network;

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