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Google, whose Chrome can claim all of 2.8% of the browser market, has come up
with an open source plug-in that runs Chrome inside Microsoft's still
dominant Internet Explorer. How's that for brass.
It calls the thing Chrome Frame and says it works with IE6, 7 and 8 on Vista
and XP SP2, but it's really supposedly targeted at the eight-year-old IE6
mandated by many companies.
As subversive as it sounds, InformationWeek says, most web pages won't
respond because they need a meta-tag using the X-UA-compatible header.
It also reportedly louses up IE though when it does work it's way faster.
Some think its purpose may be to lead into Google Wave, the company's
communication and collaboration tool, due out in preview next week, that's
supposed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wiki and social networking but
gags on IE.
Beta News figures it's a way to get more site develo... (more)
Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its
Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its
google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional
cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it
as merely "niche channel for early adopters," meaning its sales have been
It swears it's because "many customers like a hands-on experience before
buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose
Google was trying to sell a Nexus One for $529 without a contract or a
subsidized $179 with a two-year T-Mobile contract. T-Mobile was the only
carrier to back Google's play.
Although Verizon and Sprint canceled their Nexus One phones earlier this
month, Google says it's going to push the HTC-made Nexus One through other
people's retail stores and u... (more)
The US Department of the Interior has moved its e-mail business to Google,
which sued when the agency gave Microsoft a five-year $59.3 million
cloud-based e-mail contract in 2010 claiming the department's research was
"stale" and Microsoft's security wasn't certified for government use.
It's going with Google Apps for Government and Gmail instead. It will cover
upwards of 90,000 seats.
The agency's been reconsidering its original decision since late last year.
The deal is worth $34.9 million over seven years to Google and its reseller
Microsoft said it "will engage with our partners and DOI to review and
understand the reasons for this decision."
Microsoft lost the General Services Administration and its 17,000 seats to
Gmail two years ago.
One of the key tenets of the Cloud is self-service. Anyone from an individual
entrepreneur to an enterprise CIO with a valid credit card can subscribe to
the Cloud. This has been the biggest driver of Cloud adoption especially
among the startups and SMEs. While this is definitely an advantage for the
Cloud providers and Cloud consumers, there is one entity in the ecosystem
that is intimidated by this paradigm. And, that is the reseller community
which is also known as the channel or the Value Added Reseller (VAR). Before
we analyze whether Cloud is a threat or an opportunity for them, let’s see
their role in the current context.
Having worked for the world’s largest software product company, I witnessed
the significance of a software reseller first hand. Any software company
dealing with shrink-wrapped products classifies their customers into large
enterprises, med... (more)
By now we’ve seen plenty of cost justification on the efficiency of using
cloud infrastructure. You can easily Google “Cloud Computing Value” and
get a stack of analyst and vendor reports. Or just pop open Amazon’s AWS
value calculator and plug in some numbers. There are huge one-time and
recurring IT cost savings to be realized by moving on-premise systems to
So we get a better deal on compute cost with cloud. That’s something. Now
let’s wring value out of one the most expensive and high-risk IT
activities: software development and testing.
Software development is still a labor-intensive task, prone to late delivery
and numerous failures at every phase. Even when using a cloud infrastructure,
many of the same problems persist in app dev and test groups, especially for
larger enterprises. Teams wait on IT for provisioning processes. They spend ... (more)
Google To Debut "Physical Web Beacon" at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley
In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Google's Scott Jenson will
discuss how the Physical Web incorporates beacons that can be put in any
small retail store, for example, so that every store now has "an app" for its
The Physical Web is an open standard so any device can broadcast a URL
wirelessly, so any phone/tablet/watch nearby can see and rank those devices.
When the user taps on one, they just go to that web page. It's really that
simple. It's about thinking small, enabling micro-information (what is in my
prescription bottle) or micro interaction (can I buy a candy bar).
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team
Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web
and use it to talk to the exponentially explodi... (more)
OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it
has secured a $13 million round of Series B venture capital from lead
investor The Social+Capital Partnership alongside returning investor Charles
River Ventures. OneLogin will use the funds to continue its expansion in the
United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and to accelerate talent acquisition
in these markets.
OneLogin provides a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution,
which enables enterprises to easily manage employee and external user
identities and control their access to applications in the cloud and behind
the firewall. OneLogin’s comprehensive turnkey solution includes strong
authentication, single sign-on, federation, directory integration, user
provisioning and reporting.
OneLogin has seen rapid adoption among companies, ranging from fast-growing
start-ups li... (more)
Appcelerator announced that it has updated its platform to allow applications
built using Appcelerator to be deployed to the free new Google App Engine.
Used together, the offerings give developers a fast route to developing,
deploying, managing and scaling their applications.
Appcelerator is an integrated platform that fuses RIA and service-oriented
architecture (SOA). With Appcelerator, developers can assemble rich,
plug-ins. Web applications can be implemented on Java/J2EE, PHP, Ruby, .NET,
Python and Perl. Appcelerator for App Engine runs on Python, the scripting
language currently supported by App Engine. As Google expands support to
other languages, Appcelerator for App Engine will follow suit.
App Engine has generated so much interest since its April 8 introduction
because it fundame... (more)
Hyperic announced the newest cloud provider to be supported by its
CloudStatus service—Google App Engine. Google App Engine is the second
cloud service to be monitored by CloudStatus, which launched in June with
support for Amazon Web Services. Support for additional cloud providers is
planned for the coming months.
Hyperic’s free CloudStatus service delivers real-time, independent insight
into the health and performance of the App Engine, giving users a greater
level of confidence in the reliability, availability and scalability of web
applications running on Google’s infrastructure.
"Monitoring helps maintain the health and performance of any application,
including those powered by App Engine," said Paul McDonald, an App Engine
product manager at Google. "We are excited to work with Hyperic to provide
additional transparency to our service's real-time performance.... (more)
Salesforce.com has announced an expansion of its global strategic alliance
with Google with the availability of Force.com for Google App Engine.
Force.com for Google App Engine is a new set of tools and services to enable
developer success with application development in the cloud. The new offering
brings together Force.com and Google App Engine, connecting two cloud
computing platforms and enabling the creation of new Web and business
applications. Force.com for Google App Engine builds on the relationship
between salesforce.com and Google, spanning philanthropy, business
applications, social networks and cloud computing.
Force.com for Google App Engine provides a new set of tools and services that
will foster the creation of new kinds of Web and business applications built
and delivered entirely in the cloud. Instead of managing and maintaining
their own client/s... (more)