June 2012 Archives
Thursday, 21st June 2012
In 2012 we've seen amazing growth in the Consumer Cloud, meaning cloud computing for everyday users. There are three main categories in the Consumer Cloud: storage, sync, and notes. Dropbox, Apple's iCloud and Evernote (respectively) have been the most impressive performers in each category so far this year.
Red Hat’s Data Grid 6 Challenges Hadoop on Big Data
Red Hat’s addition of Data Grid 6 to its JBoss family of products cements the company’s position as a major datacenter player. The new storage management component within Red Hat’s JBoss middleware platform is designed to give large e-commerce and financial transaction customers the ability to handle operations where speed and scalability are…
Verizon Wants Your Car on a Data Plan
You might see your car as a means of transportation or a reflection of your lifestyle. But Verizon views the automobile as a giant mobile data device on wheels. That’s why it recently announced a $612 million cash deal that will make it the first carrier to own one of the major companies that connect cars to wireless networks.
[Video] Surface vs. iPad vs. Kindle Fire vs.... Chrome Tablet?
Microsoft dove headfirst into the hardware business this week with its new flagship Surface tablets. Competition drives innovation, and now four of the biggest tech companies - Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft - have different takes on the touchscreen. Eliot and Jon discussed the implications in this week's RWW hangout.