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Google, Amazon Cut Cloud Prices Again

The battle for cloud supremacy intensified again.  At its Cloud Platform Live event Tuesday, Google slashed the prices for its cloud services lower than Amazon and Microsoft. Amazon responded with similar cuts. No news from Microsoft yet, but one thing is clear.

The big winners are cloud users.

Google Hits Microsoft Again By Slashing Storage Prices

As we noted yesterday, Google upped the game in the ongoing battle for dominance in the productivity suite space by offering new add-ons as well as cash to users who switch to Google Drive. Now Google is slashing the price of storage on Google Drive. 

Altiscale has the RX for Hadoop Headaches

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Hadoop isn’t easy.

Sure, there are vendors out there who will tell you that it is ... Just take this course or that exam. Work with us side-by-side as we “elephantize” your Enterprise, and presto you’re a pro.

No, you’re not.

Not yet, anyway. Regardless of what any of the 268,000 hits you get when you enter the term “Hadoop training” into Google happens to say. And it’s not that these folks are trying to mislead you — they’ve put their heads and their hearts into encouraging and enabling the widespread adoption of Hadoop.

It’s just that becoming a master at Hadoop (Wikipedia definition: open-source software framework for storage and large scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware) takes time, experience, trial and error and enough opportunities to generate a continuous record of success. But that’s not all. As a new technology with a vibrant Open Source community, Hadoop keeps changing, so it’s hard to keep up.

Microsoft Ups Hybrid Cloud Stakes to Grab Amazon, Google Market Share

 Microsoft has upped the stakes again in the battle for cloud platform supremacy with the launch of Cloud OS Network. It brings 25 top cloud service providers under the same banner to deliver hosted services on the Microsoft Cloud Platform.

10 Ways Amazon AWS Makes Building Enterprise Solutions Sexy

Stories are legion of IT projects gone wrong. According to Standish Chaos Reports, a majority of projects fail, fail to deliver as promised, run way over budget, deliver something that isn't wanted or doesn't get used, or are outright abandoned and never finished. In other words, they waste time and squander money, never mind the lost opportunity costs.

#BlackFriday Tech Winners, #CyberMonday Deals

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As the focus shifts to digital sales on Cyber Monday, you may be wondering: What products scored wins on Black Friday?

Retailers are already seeing how shopping on mobiles and tablets is changing our buying behavior. Whatever your perspective, the results make for interesting reading as stores plan for future sales to drain us of yet more cash.

In the Age of Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social, Could Amazon Emerge a Leader?

When EMC CEO Joe Tucci addressed a crowd of 15,000 attendees at EMC World last year, he made a somewhat startling prediction: a number of today’s computing giants won’t survive the current period of disruption.

Amazon Updates Fire OS to 3.1, Announces Cloud Streaming Games

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Kindle Fire users can update their tablets. Amazon is bringing a major refresh to the device's operating system that offers improved management of books, newspapers, magazines and apps.

Also added is Goodreads support, allowing users to find and discuss recommended books, plus second screen support for PlayStation consoles and Samsung TVs to bring video on the big screen.

But the most disruptive news from the giant today comes in the form of AppStream, a new service that allows intensive games or apps to play on any device. This, in time, could threaten premium hardware sales and games console launches.

Amazon Changes the Big Data Game with Kinesis: Leaves Competition Speechless (For Now)

It’s likely that neither big data vendors nor developers slept well last night because they were all probably thinking about Kinesis, Amazon’s fully managed service for real-time processing of streaming data at massive scale (like that generated by Twitter and the Internet of Things). It was introduced in Las Vegas yesterday at Amazon’s re:Invent Conference and brought on the same kind of enthusiasm among developers as the first iPhone brought to consumers.

November Brings the Perfect Storm for Tablet Buyers

generictablet.jpgOctober saw its traditional raft of mobile device launches, but November is when the sales will really fly. It's when all those buying for the holidays enter the market.

With Black Friday looming, expect buy buttons to be clicked and registers rung at record speeds. And it is likely to be tablets all the way as second and third screens become the norm in homes and among the most requested tech gift ideas. 

With so many high-class models to choose from, the field has never been more open. So which will win in the battle for sales?

Google and HP Introduce New Chromebook 11 For the Mass Market

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Recent Chromebooks have been high-end affairs to attract the technorati, but HP's latest offering is firmly at the budget, experimental or student crowd with a modest specification and fun looks for under $280. 

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire HDX Tablets With Built-In User Support

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablets are devices for everyone, so one of the new features is an automatic video help system to provide tech support. That and an improved screen and specs should see further growth in Amazon's content empire. 

Open Source DAM Vendor TACTIC Now Available in AWS Marketplace

Open Source DAM Vendor TACTIC Now Available in AWS MarketplaceAmazon Web Services will now offer TACTIC's digital asset management and workflow system, and the open source system will now live in the clouds as well as in the browser and in internal deployments.

HTML5 Apps Gain First-Class Citizenship at Amazon's Appstore

Amazon, mobile apps, html5HTML5 apps have a big new backer -- Amazon. This week, the retail giant announced that it would distribute HTML5-created apps without requiring them to be wrapped in another technology, becoming the first major app store to do so.

Amazon: An Emmy in a Video-Streaming World Still Owned by Netflix

amazon instant video, online video, cxm Amazon Instant Video has earned an Emmy Award for its work on personalized recommendation engines for video discovery. But is it ready to compete with Netflix?

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