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March 6, 2017
by sjvn01
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Amazon shows why you shouldn’t put all your tech eggs in one cloud basket

When Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service at Amazon’s US-EAST-1 data centers went down, things went bad. Very, very bad. How bad? Popular sites such as Quora, Business Insider, Netflix, Reddit and Slack either crashed entirely or were broken. By SimilarTech’s … Continue reading

February 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

Maybe Microsoft does love Linux! Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced this week that both Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core. Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
by sjvn01
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Can CyanogenMod phones challenge iPhones and Android smartphones?

Cyanogen, the company behind CyanogenMod, started small. It began as a group of developers that wanted to produce a high-quality alternative Android firmware. Today, it still stands behind a great Android alternative, but its ambitions now go so high as … Continue reading