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Adobe moves flagship software upgrades to cloud

Adobe Systems Inc said upgrades for its flagship software package, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, would be available only through online subscriptions, effective immediately.


Microsoft: FINE! We'll match Amazon - by HIKING cloud prices

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What's the difference between Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services? Very little – or so says Microsoft, which has made a new commitment to match the web bazaar's pricing for basic cloud services. The price-matching announcement was made by Microsoft on Tuesday, alongside news that Redmond thinks its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud is now ready for general consumption.


Google Drive cloud storage service suffering outage

Google Drive, the search giant’s cloud-based storage service for documents and other files, experienced a “service disruption” this morning according to the company’s status page. Google Inc. issued an update shortly after 11 a.m., indicating a problem “affecting a significant subset of users” who were unable to access Google Drive.


Google Glass Price: Under $1,500 And Will Release Before 2013 Ends, Reports Confirm

Google Glass

Google has everybody waiting for the highly-anticipated Google Glass. Expected to be a game changer, Google Glass may be coming out sooner than you think - a new report states that the device will be available to the masses by the end of 2013.


Google unveils its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Chrome Pixel

Google has unveiled its first touchscreen-enabled laptop. The Chromebook Pixel runs Google's Chrome operating system and has been "largely built" by the web giant.


Amazon offers free copies of CDs

Free digital copies of 50,000 CDs are being offered to Amazon customers via a service that stores the music in the cloud.


Amazon's Snafu Rattles Customers's latest technical glitch—interrupting service for Netflix Inc. and others—is causing some companies to rethink their reliance on the company for the bulk of their Web-computing needs.


How Much Does An Artist Make Off A Single Song Streamed Via iTunes?

Figuring out just how lucrative streaming services like Spotify or Apple’s iTunes Match cloud feature, which streams you songs you already own from the cloud, is tough. Mostly, that’s because there is a lack of transparency from both parties. The artists are at times reluctant to share numbers and the streaming services don’t want those deals exposed either.


Friday’s storms raise questions about safety of cloud computing

Storm-related outages at an Amazon data center in Ashburn prompted some congressional officials on Monday to question whether the federal government is moving too swiftly to put important data on private-sector cloud computing servers.


Google Targets Amazon With Cloud Service

Google moved to take on in the fast-growing market for what the industry calls cloud services, allowing companies to run their applications and store data on computers managed by the Internet giant.


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