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VMware update strives to place virtual desktops in modern context

VMware announced a series of updates to its virtual desktop (VDI) line today at VMworld in Las Vegas. The announcement attempts to set the virtual desktop in a more modern context, by offering customers a range of options in the cloud, on-prem or hybrid. What’s more, it’s trying to reduce the cost by partnering with a variety of hardware vendors from HP to Dell and even the… Read More

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Hi, Fi: Google JOWL-SMACKS mobile giants with $20/mo wireless service – The Register

The RegisterHi, Fi: Google JOWL-SMACKS mobile giants with $20/mo wireless serviceThe RegisterGoogle has confirmed it will square up to the mobile carrier world with its own service – "Project Fi" – although for the time being this will be a limited pilot program. Fi, which was murmured about by the Wall Street Journal and others this year, is the Chocolate ...Market report Google, China moves boost stocksArkansas OnlineGoogle introduces phone service in U.S.Hamilton SpectatorGoogle Debuts Project Fi Wireless ServiceDealerscopeBoston Globe (subscription) -Times of India -Geek Snackall 758 news articles »

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German Online Loans Platform Smava Raises $16M

Here comes some more funding for a European financial tech company specialising in online loans. Germany’s Smava — a peer-to-peer lending platform where investors provide the funds to loan money to borrowers — has raised $16 million in funding led by Phenomen Ventures, along with existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners. Phenomen’s track record in… Read More

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Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM. According to reports coming out of Israel, now confirmed by BlackBerry itself, it is buying WatchDox, a startup that has developed… Read More

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Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched in 2012 and is now AWS’s fastest growing product “ever”, according to CTO Werner Vogels. Along with input from AWS’s own in-house engineering teams, it… Read More

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