Beijing UnionRead Information Technology will give HP the local presence needed to build and operate OpenStack-based clouds for Chinese businesses. Read more »
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After becoming a top-seller of Chromebooks, Acer has set its sights on the Chromebox market, debuting a new Chrome OS desktop computer starting at $179.99. Two of the computer’s four USB ports can charge a phone or tablet even when the Chromebox is powered down. Read more »
The 25,000-people-strong “class action” privacy suit against Facebook, launched in Austria at the start of this month, is going ahead. Although the case was recently shifted from one court to another, Max Schrems’s “Europe v Facebook” campaign group said on Thursday that the wheels are now properly in motion. The Vienna Regional Court has reviewed the case and ordered Facebook Ireland, the company’s international headquarters, to respond to the claimants’ accusations of widespread breaches of data protection law. The social network has four weeks to respond, though it may also apply for a four-week extension.
The internet of things is going to change the way established businesses work, but it also offers entrepreneurs a whole new avenue to explore new ideas in hardware and services. Read more »
More and more SaaS solutions are targeting business customers, and while business users are eager to leverage cloud apps, business IT hasn’t been. Is IT warming up to SaaS and if not, what’s holding them back? We ask IT teams if they’re finally ready for SaaS. Read more »
Public cloud computing continues to mature as a technology. Today, those in charge of public cloud solutions within enterprises adopt the technology at their own pace, and for their own reasons. What will the migration paths look like next year and the year after? Read more »
A San Diego-based startup called Nervana Systems has raised a series A round for its specialized deep learning computing system. It’s a smart move given the hype and legitimate promise of the space, but the best path for commercializing the tech is an open question. Read more »
In recent months, there’s been a spate of tech companies publishing their staff demographics. We’ve taken the liberty of turning all of them into pie charts — for gender — and bar graphs — for ethnicity — for easy comparison. Read more »
Sandstorm’s indie web app platform, which is currently crowdfunding, is picking up ports at an impressive rate. Earlier this week WordPress made an appearance, and now Apache (née Google) Wave has joined the party. Read more »
The Berlin-based streaming success is introducing a new “Premier” tier for creators who want to get paid, which will mean the inclusion of advertising on its platform for the first time. Read more »