CNET News Daily Podcast: Tech giants head for the clouds

Apple issues a rare mea culpa; Vint Cerf on how to handle the Internet traffic jam; and why Microsoft is imagining a world without Windows.

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf acknowledges that Internet service providers need to figure out how to manage network traffic. But, he says, they're doing it all wrong. He's posted a blog calling for online speed limits, as opposed to data volume caps, but will ISPs follow his suggestion ?

The last week has brought a flurry of news of tech companies jumping into the cloud computing game. CNET's Charles Cooper and Dan Farber talk about what led up to this trend.

Get those stories and more in today's podcast.


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Today's stories:

Vint Cerf calls for Internet speed limits

Black Hat 2008 promises to be big

Apple nixes second Black Hat talk

Microsoft taking a sip of Midori

Microsoft's heads-up on security vulnerabilities

Apple releases update to iPhone 2.0 software

Apple's Jobs says oops on MobileMe launch

Hearwho crunches text into MP3s for your amusement

Tech goes back to school

Back-to-school gift guide

World ready for Flash for dummies? You bet

Sony picks up Web series Rocketboom

Friendster gets $20 million, ex-Googler as CEO

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