Ubuntu is more than twice as popular on the Amazon cloud as all other operating systems combined, according to a new analysis.
According to the Cloud Market which looked at operating systems on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Ubuntu has approximately 135,000 instances. more»
The software subscription model is taking a beating after the maker of computer-aided design (CAD) software, Autodesk cut its full-year profit and revenue forecast for the second time this year, sending its shares down seven percent.
Autodesk also reported lower than expected quarterly revenue as its licensing revenue declined because of the company’s shift to a cloud based subscription model. more»
Software giant Microsoft has confirmed that more UK Microsoft resellers will get their paws on Surface tablets as it attempts to open up the channel.
Vole has previously worked with just nine authorised device resellers (ADR) since the tablet first appeared in 2013. more»
Chipmaker Qualcomm has sold its UK spectrum rights to Vodafone and CK Hutchison Holdings for $313.8 million.
This is not bad really because the company paid only £8.3 million at auction in 2008 so it certainly got more than its money back. more»
In a move to push its marketing to the grass roots, Microsoft has started offering developers promotional codes
Developers generate codes from the Dev Centre from section found in the Monetisation tab on the sidebar of the app page.
They can select an app or in-app purchase and the number of code they want to generate, and then click Order Codes. more»
Flash advertising is starting to go the way of the dodo (pictured).
Amazon has decided to stop accepting Adobe Flash ads starting next month. The move affects not just the company’s website, but its whole advertising platform.
While one supplier, however big, giving up on a platform is not significant it is a wider sign that the buggy platform is dying and the industry is moving to HTML5. more»
In what is a cloud supplier’s nightmare, a lightning storm in Belgium knocked out Google’s St Ghislain data centre causing power loss and damage to disk storage, leaving some customers without access to data.
The facility was hit directly by four successive lightning strikes which immediately took down the centre’s operations from Thursday until Monday, according to Google. more»
Earlier this year Microsoft offered $55 billion to acquire Salesforce only to be turned down by CEO Marc Benioff who countered with a $70 billion price tag.
It appears that Microsoft is not taking the snub lying down and is upping the competition against Salesforce’s most important product. more»
LG is closely collaborating with the Korean government to promote local manufacturing of OLED displays in a move which could see the cost of the technology fall.
LG announced yesterday that it was investing $10 billion in its flexible OLED and big-screen TV manufacturing and hoped to create an ‘OLED Value Chain’ to lower the currently high price of OLED displays. more»
Alaskan natives are a little restless about a huge SAP project which is supposed to have been running since 2011.
The project, which said enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementation, when they bought it was supposed to be state of the art. more»
The maker of expensive esoteric software, which no one knows what it truly does, has been involved in a conspiracy to bribe Panamanian officials in a bid to secure government contracts, it’s been alleged.
Vicente Eduardo Garcia was SAP’s vice president of global and strategic accounts for Latin America from February 2008 until April 2014, when he was fired. more»
People mocked when Google’s high-priced Chromebook Pixel laptop was released.
After all who would buy a $999 Chromebook Pixel 2 which seemed to do most of its work on the internet running lite services like Google Docs and Facebook but not traditional PC software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. more»
Tablets have gone the way of the Dodo and the hula hoop according to bean counters at Canalys.
The analyst said that in Q2 of this year, global shipments slumped 11 percent annually to 42.5 million units. Shipments in all global regions fell annually in the quarter, and the outlook for the months ahead is not positive. more»
Amazon has pulled the plug on a pay-per-click advertising programme that allowed businesses to divert traffic from the retailer’s platform to their own websites.
The programme allowed businesses that were not sellers on Amazon’s online marketplace to buy ad space on the website. more»
Ad-blocking will lead to almost $22 billion of lost advertising revenue this year, according to a report put together by Adobe and PageFair.
For those who came in late, PageFair is a Dublin-based start-up that helps companies and advertisers recoup some of this lost revenue. more»