Silicon photonics technology ready to speed up cloud and big data applications
IBM today announced a significant milestone in the development of silicon photonics technology, which enables silicon chips to use pulses of light instead of electrical signals over wires to move data at rapid speeds and ...
How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing?
Private information would be much more secure if individuals moved away from cloud-based storage towards peer-to-peer systems, where data is stored in a variety of ways and across a variety of sites, argues ...
Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking
Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.
Amazon ties new 4.7-inch Fire Phone to its services (Update 2)
Amazon has introduced a new smartphone with audio and object recognition technology that seeks to make it easier for consumers to locate and purchase products and services from the nation's largest e-commerce ...
IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries (Update)
British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.
Intel bets big on cloud, with stake in Cloudera
In a sign of the growing importance of the Internet "cloud," software group Cloudera said Monday it raised a whopping $900 million to expand its big data corporate services.
US court sides with Amazon on CIA cloud contract
A US federal judge has reinstated a CIA cloud computing contract with Amazon, rejecting a challenge from IBM, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Toyota, Microsoft beef up Gazoo.com Net service
Toyota is teaming up with Microsoft for an Internet service that links cars, home computers and smartphones so users can find nearby tourist spots, connect on social networks and learn about new models.
Massive energy cost hidden in wireless cloud boom
(Phys.org) —Insatiable demand for popular online applications on the go has created a sustainability time bomb for cloud services, according to Australian research published this week.
Amazon says music catalog open to Apple users
Amazon said Thursday its 22-million song music catalog was now "optimized" for users of Apple devices, making it easier for iPhone owners to circumvent the iTunes store.
Samsung launches Music Hub in US
Samsung launched its Music Hub service in the U.S. on Tuesday. It's an effort to capture some of the buzz around Spotify with a feature that combines a cloud music locker, unlimited song streaming, a radio player and a music ...
IT security problems shift as data moves to 'cloud'
The Internet "cloud" has become the hottest topic in computing, but the trend has created a new range of security issues that need to be addressed.
Oracle buys 'cloud' service firm RightNow
Enterprise software giant Oracle said Monday it had struck a deal to buy RightNow Technologies, which helps companies manage their cloud computing activities, for $1.5 billion.
Apple nears music deal with labels
Apple Inc. is close to securing deals with all four major recording companies on a music service that will allow users to stream songs stored on remote computer servers, presumably to an array of portable ...