Monthly Archives: October 2013

Amazon Web Services not only achieved the clear and far dominant leader status in the Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Cloud IaaS) market, but “the balance of new projects are going to AWS, not the other providers” – according to Gartner

According to the latest analysis by Gartner, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is: “overwhelmingly the dominant vendor” of the Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (Cloud IaaS) market a clear leader, with more than five times the compute capacity in use than … Continue reading

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Leading edge Nokia phablets for both entertainment and productivity: Lumia 1320 targeting the masses at $339, and Lumia 1520 the imaging conscious business users and individuals at $749

This is my conclusion after carefully analyzing the announced products in all of their details. Only “imaging consciousness” needs a little explanation in the very beginning because otherwise the substantial $410 pricing difference would be hard to understand. To illustrate … Continue reading

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Why Intel is pressed to go as far down as to $99 with its Android tablet prices (but not with Windows 8.1)?

There is a typical misunderstanding from reports like Intel says get ready for $99 tablets, $299 Haswell notebooks, $349 2-in-1 hybrids [ZDNet, Oct 16, 2013] that those rock bottom prices ($99+) will apply to Windows 8.1 tablets as well. This … Continue reading

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Obstacles for .NET on other platforms

Remove the platform restriction on Microsoft NuGet packages [Customer Feedback for Microsoft from Phil Haack , Sept 26, 2013] In short, we’re customers of .NET, but we are building apps that also target multiple platforms. Likewise, we release a lot … Continue reading

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Intel’s new era of integrated computing: Look inside, looking ahead by Renee James, President

Intel App Show for Developers – IDF 2013 Day 1 Keynote Review [intelswnetwork YouTube channel, published on Oct 2, 2013] Bob and Eric Mantion [Capt Geek] breakdown IDF13’s day one keynote and discuss why they believe this could be the … Continue reading

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Alibaba to secure “centuries” of the future of an already “US$150 billion ecosystem of consumers, merchants and business partners” via an internal partnership (rejuvenated each year) of top executive owners (with just 10% of shares) also controlling the board

With Michael Dell acquiring the rest 84% stake in Dell for $2.15B in cash, before becoming the next IBM, and even getting the cash back after the transaction [‘Experiencing the Cloud’, Feb 8, 2013] on Sept 12, 2013 approved by … Continue reading

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Dell’s all Intel tablets and laptops targeting the evolving mobile workforce even with their most consumer specific Android tablets

Dell is 100% committed to Intel (“for speed, responsiveness, and battery efficiency”) from now on which was, nevertheless, not discovered by the media. Otherwise the essence was well expressed by these Oct 2, 2013 media reports (being similar to others): … Continue reading

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