The cloud within us
The first tentative steps towards a peer-to-peer approach to cloud computing that enables users and removes the risks and costs of relying on industry giants to offer services are being taken by an international team of researchers.
Google's top Android exec unexpectedly steps down (Update)
Andy Rubin has stepped down as the executive in charge of Google's Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year reign that reshaped the technology industry.
IBM to make its cloud services and software open sourced-based
IBM today announced that all of its cloud services and software will be based on an open cloud architecture. This move will ensure that innovation in cloud computing is not hampered by locking businesses ...
Professor sees clouds as key to better weather forecast, climate predictions
Zhien Wang makes no bones about it. He believes meteorologists could do a better job of predicting the weather. To do so, he believes the clues are in the clouds.
Mobile operators need to embrace open innovation and cloud computing
Mobile network operators are facing inevitable and hard reforms in their business. Although the consumption of mobile data increases rapidly, operators' user revenues have been sinking steadily for years. For now, operators ...
First 'bone' of the Milky Way identified
(Phys.org)—Our Milky Way is a spiral galaxy—a pinwheel-shaped collection of stars, gas and dust. It has a central bar and two major spiral arms that wrap around its disk. Since we view the Milky Way from ...
Videogames coming to a cloud near you
Videogames are moving further into the Internet cloud with new devices and services unveiled at the big Consumer Electronics Show this week.
May the force be with the atomic probe
New models suggest devising means of probing a surface at a sub-micrometric level as this will help us understand how electrons' diffusion affects long-range attractive forces.
Cloud computing and big data intersect at NIST
Two major new technologies come together for the Cloud Computing and Big Data Workshop, hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus Jan. 15-17, 2013.
Governing economic growth in the cloud
Gross domestic product (GDP) can be boosted by cloud computing, the system in which remote computers on the Internet are used to store, manage and process data rather than the users' local machines. A report to be published ...
SAP sales rise, company boosts outlook
(AP)—Business software maker SAP AG saw its third quarter profit fall from a year ago because of a large one-time gain booked then, but the company raised its sales outlook for the year and said its business in cloud computing ...
Milky Way's black hole getting ready for snack
(Phys.org)—Get ready for a fascinating eating experience in the center of our galaxy.
Cloud computing for developing world economies: Crucial for global connectedness
(Phys.org)—As the world prepares to convene for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT 2012), the role of cloud computing in creating economic opportunity and enabling the rapid flow of information ...
EU eyes a cloud computing heaven
With the cloud computing business still in its relatively early days, the European Union moved on Thursday to secure a toehold in a potentially lucrative market it says could deliver 2.5 million new jobs.