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This week on GigaOM Pro, we got an exclusive look at the financials for a mainstream network–backed web series, explored two high-tech aspects of the holiday shopping season, suggested a few reasons cloud computing could boost IT spending, and more.
- Forget Synching, Let’s Put Music in the Cloud!
We’re listening to digital music on so many devices these days, it’s time we started using the cloud to deliver music to all of them — and Amazon may be best positioned to do so. Read more
- The New Digital Retail Revolution
Consumer-directed information technology is starting to do to traditional brick-and-mortar retailing what search engines and aggregation tools have done to cyber-retailing. Read more
- By the Numbers: Budget Analysis of a Web Series
Get an exclusive peek at the books for a multi-episode comedic web series that was commissioned and financed by the digital arm of a mainstream network. Read more
- Are You Ready for the TV Widget Revolution?
Black Friday sales could propel web-connected TVs to mass market must-haves, but widget developers should approach this new market with a few caveats in mind. Read more
- Can Developers Help LinkedIn Learn to Have Fun?
LinkedIn’s newly expanded developer base can help blur the lines between work and fun. Read more
- Green Data Centers: Batteries Included
Data centers have long used big banks of batteries as their backup power supply plans. Today, batteries are getting cozier with servers and storage systems to help achieve greater efficiency and savings. Read more
- Why Cloud Computing Might Not Dampen IT Spending
Experts suggest cloud computing, virtualization and automation will decrease long-term IT spending, but ever-expanding data volumes and computing requirements could ensure plenty of revenue to go around. Read more
- Why Apple Should Choose Sprint Before Verizon Wireless
Almost all the rumors about a new carrier partner for Apple center on Verizon Wireless, but Sprint is actually a better fit. Read more