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Chrome 10: Google whips out its Crankshaft

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 21:50
Son of HotSpot boasts '66% faster' JavaScript

Google has released a new incarnation of its Chrome browser, adding the revamped Crankshaft JavaScript engine the company unveiled late last year.…

Microsoft: 'No one cares about Google's dev cloud'

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 20:39
Redmond makes like Redmond

Cloud Connect Microsoft developer and platform general manager Matt Thompson has claimed that among startups across the United States, interest in Google's App Engine is "almost nonexistent" and that only a "tiny number" have an eye on Salesforce's Force.com. Citing a recent Microsoft survey, Thompson said that if startups are interested in building and deploying apps on a so-called public cloud, they're interested in Amazon Web Services and, yes, Microsoft Azure.…

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Adobe unfurls Flash 10.3 beta

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 20:14
'Declouded' preferences and more

Adobe has released a beta of Flash Player 10.3 that – among other new niceties – includes a preferences pane for managing your storage, camera, playback, and other settings.…

VMware unveils vSphere cloud management plan

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 19:59
vCenter Operations trio named

VMware is planning products and services it says will help you manage clouds anchored on its virtualization layer.…

French gov infiltrated by data-hungry spear phishers

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 19:09
Private data monitored by weeks

At least 150 computers used by the French government were breached after hackers used highly targeted spear-phishing emails to plant malware that monitored the machines for weeks before being discovered, according to published media reports.…

Bad Belgian busted by kinky iTunes openness

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:59
Now whistling a less happy tune

A Belgian man who pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children whilst on a visit to Manchester in January was last week sentenced to four months in prison…

Steve Jobs bends iPad price reality

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:56
Ordure on order

When he unveiled the iPad 2 last Wednesday, Steve Jobs hammered home the point that it was a bargain buy when compared to the competition. He was, at best, stretching the truth. At worst, he was shoveling bullshit.…

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Nimbula instamatic cloud kit set for launch

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:33
'Private' Amazon mimic free on 40 cores

Cloud Connect Nimbula – the build-your-own-cloud outfit founded by Amazon's former vice president of engineering – has announced that its flagship product, a "cloud operating system" known as Nimbula Director, will be officially launched within the next 30 days.…

Death of the signing bonus: Open source recruitment works

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:19
The referral's in the code

Open...and Shut Venture capitalist Fred Wilson recently derided marketing as "what you do when your product or service sucks." Great products market themselves. In a similar way, paid recruiting is what you do when your insight into the movers and shakers in your corner of the industry stinks.…

Google demotes BeatThatQuote one day after buying it

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:02
Pushed out of top search spot for 30 days

Google has penalised its own newly acquired UK price comparison site BeatThatQuote.com, after the firm was found to be violating Mountain View's guidelines about linking.…

Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism

TED.com - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:24
Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.

'Wrong amount of snow' caused Heathrow chaos

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:24
BAA chief apologises for miscalculation

BAA chief executive Colin Matthews has apologised for the chaos at Heathrow Airport last December, which saw thousands of passengers stranded by an unforeseen depth of snow.…

Dell juices PowerEdge-C servers with OpenStack

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:00
Crafts installer fluffs clouds fast

OpenStack project contributor Dell says it is ready to help people build OpenStack clouds atop its PowerEdge-C servers.…

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Sprint eyes T-Mobile acquisition

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:56
American wireless still in upheaval

Sprint is reportedly in talks with Deutsche Telekom about buying up T-Mobile USA, creating a single network part-owned by Deutsche but able to compete with AT&T and Verizon.…

Here's the crack about Infosmack

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:26
The best podcast about enterprise tech. Ever

Today we start broadcasting Infosmack, easily the best podcast on enterprise tech.…

Nintendo 3DS bothers Brits about blinkers

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:15
Eye strain fears to hinder sales?

Research suggests over a third of Brits are concerned about the effect Nintendo's upcoming auto-stereoscopic handheld games console, the 3DS, will have on their eyes.…

Rackspace does the Red Hat thing with 'Linux for the clouds'

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:00
OpenStack handholding

Cloud Connect Rackspace is offering formal service and support for OpenStack, the eight-month-old open source platform for building Amazon EC2–like "infrastructure clouds".…

Getting secure external access to AoE disk volumes

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:27
Using MPLS to add routability to Coraid's AoE

Comment ATA over Ethernet (AoE) protocol in the storage environment makes an interesting alternative to iSCSI and Fibre Channel. Although it is not routable, it can be made routable and thereby also independent of Ethernet itself.…

Coraid accesses storage with Arista

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:26
Arista accelerating AoE access

Coraid is allying with Andy Bechtolsheim's Arista to accelerate access to its storage.…

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Neighbourhood watchers in Reading get speedguns

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:25
Big society goes Big Brother – with speed-monitoring neighbours

Police in Reading are today encouraging residents to join the Big Society and zap speeding neighbours with personal issue speed detection kit. The speedster who falls afoul of the personal speedguns gets two written warnings from neighbourhood police. Police may then take action on the third infraction.…