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Yahoo paying $640M for digital video ad platform BrightRoll

Despite ongoing speculation about the sustainability and value of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s long-term strategy, the acquisitions keep coming anyway. Read this Yahoo buys social infographics firm Vizify for visualisation push Yahoo has acquired a small startup to bring across visualisation tools to its own users. Read more The latest private entity being drawn into… Read more →

2014: The year the cloud killed the datacenter

Back in the summer of 2013 I wrote a series of articles on what I called the “Datacenter Zombie Apocalypse.” The first was an observation of the troubles IBM was undergoing trying to shift its very datacenter-oriented services and outsourcing business to one that was more cloud focused and how it might serve as a… Read more →

Google fiber for SMBs rolls out in Kansas City

Google has opened up its coveted, ultra high-speed broadband service Google Fiber to small businesses in Kansas City. SMBs can now sign up for a Google Fiber gigabit Internet connection, which provides up to 1,000 Mbps download speeds, for $100 per month. For now Fiber is only rolling out as part of an early access… Read more →

Equinix, Datapipe launch joint hybrid cloud option for AWS

Hosting companies Equinix and Datapipe have teamed up to provide a new managed hybrid cloud option for users of Amazon Web Services. The partnership will see Equinix utilizing its cloud exchange and footprint of IBX datacenters in conjunction with Datapipe’s managed services. The resulting solution vows to give enterprises more control over how they build,… Read more →

Yahoo Buys BrightRoll, a Video Ad Platform, for $640 Million

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European Antitrust Regulators to Hold Discussions With Google’s Rivals

Log in to manage your products and services from The New York Times and the International New York Times. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account » Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more » Source Article from http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/11/european-antitrust-regulators-to-hold-discussions-with-googles-rivals/

Adobe updates Flash Player

Adobe has released new versions of Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux to address 16 vulnerabilities. New versions of Adobe AIR and the AIR development tools are also now available. The affected product versions are: Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.189 and earlier Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.250 and earlier 13.x versions Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.411 for… Read more →

A fun cloud run: 70,980 cores on AWS for $5,593.94

Cycle Computing which specializes in technical and high-performance cloud computing, and Western Digital’s HGST unit ran the largest Fortune 500 production workload and went from zero to 50,000 cores in 23 minutes. The cloud computing run, executed over the weekend and code-named Gojira, utilized various regions on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and maxed out at… Read more →