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Google Glitch: 150,000 Gmail Accounts Disabled

Written on March 01, 2011 by Charles Bass

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What happened Google?

Yesterday, a massive glitch on 150,000 Gmail accounts took place. Apparently, these accounts got disabled. Account users were devastated to know that all their emails, attachments and chat logs were gone.

Google explained that “less than 0.08%” of Gmail accounts were affected by the “bug” which completely reset the accounts.

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NVIDIA GPGPU, Now in Amazon’s EC2

Written on November 16, 2010 by Adam Eve

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"GPU supercomputing, through AWS, gives users a flexible computing facility that allows them to scale their computing needs based on user demand." ---Andy Keane, NVIDIA's Leader of GPGPU Computing

NVIDIA is continuously pushing itself to the world of high-performance computing after announcing its deal with Amazon. An agreement between NVIDIA and Amazon stated that NVIDIA’s Tesla GPU line will now be part of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud cluster. Amazon EC2 customers will now have the option of creating Cluster GPU Instances, enabling them to run CUDA code across massive collection of Telsa GPUs. The even more good news here is that customer will only pay for the capacity they need for the duration they need it.

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Architect Ray Ozzie Bids Microsoft Goodbye

Written on October 19, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Architect Ray Ozzie, successor of Bill Gates is now saying goodbye to Microsoft. For unknown reasons, this was revealed to employees via email by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Microsoft announced through a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer that Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie is leaving the company. Ray is the successor of Bill Gates, he was the one who had put Microsoft in the clouds.

Here’s the email that Steve Ballmer sent Microsoft employees:

From: Steveb

Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010

To: Microsoft – All Employees

Subject: Ray Ozzie Transition

This past March marked a significant milestone for the company when, in a speech at the University of Washington, I sent a message to the world that we’re ‘all in’ when it comes to the cloud. In that speech I noted that Ray’s Internet Services Disruption memo nearly five years ago, and his work since, stimulated thinking across the company and helped catalyze our drive to the cloud.

As a company, we’ve accomplished much in the past five years as we look at the cloud and services. Windows Live now serves as a natural web-based services complement to both Windows and Office. SharePoint and Exchange have now decidedly embraced the cloud. And by conceiving, incubating and shepherding Windows Azure, Ray helped ensure we have a tremendously rich platform foundation that will enable app-level innovation across the company and by customers for years to come.

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All Your Media in Verizon’s Cloud

Written on August 30, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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FiOS folks, how would you like to stick your stuff in Verizon's cloud? The network's service is coming anytime soon, for one; cloud computing is the now, for another.

Verizon is prepping up for a year-ender launch of its cloud-based media streaming. Their servers allot each FiOS subscriber a 70-gigabyte storage space for their music, photos and videos. This service allows playback on devices on demand, such as your trusty laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

And wherever there is a WiFi or 3G/4G connection, users can access their media anytime. To retrieve the uploaded content, they should use any of only five authorized devices. People from Verizon also assure the full-download capability of the streaming service, for those who want to make sure they will have something on playback when stuck in an unwired area.

When using another party’s computer, such as a friend’s or the company’s, access through browser will also be allowed, but not download for apparent reasons. Good news to FiOs customers, Verizon is sure to come up with the service before the year ends, running forth before iTunes-in-the-cloud materializes.

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