Web services

HP puts OpenStack cloud into public beta

The OpenStack army marches on. On Thursday, Hewlett-Packard put its public cloud to public beta. The services had been available to a limited number of customers up till now. The news comes a week after Rackspace launched its own OpenStack cloud.

Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?

Charlie Oppenheimer may be a fan of Amazon Web Services. But, as he explains here, he’s long felt that the economics of the choice between self-hosted and cloud provider had more texture to it than the patently attractive sounding “10 cents an hour.”

Foursquare: still mobile-focused, but with more love for the web

Foursquare today introduced its Explore recommendation and search function to its desktop website. The company, which began as a mobile app, is finding new opportunity in beefing up its web presence and leveraging all of its check-in data, recommendations and tips.

Zuora Raises $20M to Grow Its ‘Subscription Economy’

Subscription-billing startup Zuora has closed a $20 million round, bringing its total to $41.5 million. The new money, combined with Vindicia’s $20 million last week, suggests that we’ve just seen the tip of the on-demand billing iceberg as organizations attempt to monetize their various web services.

Amazon's Startup-a-Thon

Hey founders, here is your chance to help one of your peers win $50,000 in cash! It’s also a great opportunity to…

Here Come the Cloud Computers

Are we entering the golden era of handheld computing, with tablets connected to the Internet that make web services do the heavy…

The IPod Economy

iPod Aftermarket is how Jeff Nolan describes the whole ecosystem that has cropped up around IPod. It is nice to hear that…