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- Amazon’s New Elastic Map Reduce – Cloud Computing Adviser
"Hadoop is a completely different way of thinking than traditional programming paradigms. Most traditional programming shops will have to re-tool to take advantage of this new paradigm. On an upside, all freshman CS students at the University of California Berkley are required to learn Hadoop in their freshmen semesters. All and all this new announcement, in my opinion, puts Amazon in a class of their own when it comes to 'Cloud Computing.'"
- American to add Wi-Fi service to domestic flights
"American's service will cost laptop users $12.95 on flights longer than three hours, and $9.95 on shorter ones. Travelers using handheld devices, such as smartphones and PDAs, will pay $7.95 no matter the length of the flight."
- Phase 2 Strikes Deal With IBM To Sell Lotus Products To SMBs
"The suite seems to be pretty cost-effective for SMBs. Lotus Notes is priced at $12.99 per user per month. Lotus Quickr is $12.99 per user per month. Lotus Connections costs $2.99 per user per month. All three products include Lotus Sametime. Phase 2 offers volume pricing when a company has over 1,000 users, or if people decide to bundle two or more products. They say they don’t have a pre-defined price if someone were to subscribe to the entire suite yet, but there would be a significant discount."
- AT&T mistakes netbook for phone, sells with service plan
"But whether this service-cum-hardware model includes an ultra-portable mini laptop, a netbook, or a notebook, it most certainly includes one important element: a challenge to the traditional open-access model in which a customer purchases their own preferred computing hardware, and then subscribes to a broadband service of their own choosing." But will the Microsoft Redhead buy it?
- For Some, Voice Mail Is Losing Its Allure
"'Once upon a time, voice mail was useful,'" said Yen Cheong, 32, a book publicist in New York who has transitioned almost entirely to e-mail and text messaging. According to her calculation, it takes 7 to 10 steps to check a voice mail message versus zero to 3 for an e-mail."
- Google brewing 'offline' web office apps
Using HTML 5 to compete with AIR.
- BMC updates CMDB software in down economy
Man, check out my grim comments.