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Ubuntu Touch OS wins its first smartphone partner

Canonical has inked its first deal with partner who'll put the Linux-basd operating system on its phones, founder Mark Shuttleworth reveals.

By December 10, 2013


Google: Compute Engine now ready for prime time

A leading force in data center operations opens its doors to outside customers' computing needs. It's got a ways to go to catch up to Amazon, though.

By December 3, 2013


Amazon signs up for 'future of streaming' ORBX

Amazon becomes the first major partner to agree to use lightweight new technology from Mozilla and OTOY for streaming games, video, and software.

By November 6, 2013


Microsoft moves to match Amazon Web Services

The software giant is making generally available its Linux and Windows Server virtual machines, plus its Azure Virtual Network, both of which are key to making Azure competitive with Amazon Web Services.

By April 16, 2013


Google boosts customer access, functionality of Compute Engine

With a little more than a month to go before Google I/O, Google spruces up its virtual machine and lowers prices.

By April 4, 2013


Amazon EC2 gets a spot market

Customers can bid on unused Elastic Compute Cloud capacity and run those instances as long as their bid exceeds the spot price.

By December 14, 2009


Amazon EC2 cloud service hit by botnet, outage

Amazon's EC2 cloud service has had to deal with a botnet released through its service and a data center power failure in the same week.

By December 11, 2009


Amazon cloud outage impacts Reddit, Airbnb, Flipboard

Amazon Web Services is experiencing problems in the East Coast region, which in turn is hurting many Web sites. A spokesperson refutes claims that Anonymous caused the outage, saying no attack took place on Amazon's cloud.

By October 22, 2012


Seiko unleashes stylish 'Star Wars' watches

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Seiko released a limited-edition series of "Star Wars"-themed watches featuring Yoda, Darth Vader, and other characters from the sci-fi franchise.

By September 26, 2012


Amazon's Bezos: Maybe the most second-guessed genius in tech

Almost from the start, CEO Jeff Bezos has had to butt heads with a gaggle of critics pressing to see short-term returns at Amazon.

By September 6, 2012