Is Amazon Silk the Future of Browsers? One of the latest tablets from Amazon, Kindle Fire, introduces a new web browser called Amazon Silk. A cloud accelerated mobile browser, I believe that Amazon Silk will prove to be a stepping stone in the development of browsers. To achieve faster speeds, the browser is leveraging the cloud, specifically, the Amazon Web Services and the EC2 cloud. The speed is so much increased, that a task which is usually performed in 100 milliseconds, will only take 5. But how does this happen? The secret lies on its split architecture. Because tablets are mobile
China’s No.1 Search Engine Jumps On To The Cloud Computing Bandwagon Over the last decade, China has been the country to watch out for. After decades of isolationism through communism, China has embraced capitalism with frenzy, though nominally, communism still rules the one-party State. Overtaking Japan as the world’s second largest economy, China is fast closing on to the United States, with India following close behind. That is why any development in China has the potential to influence the world at large. While I had earlier written about the general trends in cloud computing in these two countries (See: The
What’s In It For Me? – The Key Question Companies Ask of Cloud Computing “What’s in it for me? I’ve got to ask, If it’s only more tears Then I’ll have to pass. If you’ll open up Then I can see, Deep in your heart What’s in it for me?” – John Berry, American country singer and songwriter. The key to selling anything – a product, a service, an idea – is the ability to convincingly answer the one question every customer has on his or her or its (if you are selling to an organization or company) mind –
Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English Office 365 is a re-launch of Microsoft BPOS. The clumsily named Business Productivity Online Suite is bizarrely also referred to on their own website as Business Productivity Online Software and Services at the same time giving the impression that the branding was never quite spot on. The basic Office 365 package is basically an upgrade to the 2010 versions of Exchange, SharePoint, Office Communications Online and Live Meeting – the last two which have become one and are now known as Lync. More interestingly though are the additional Office Software Online options
Disney joins 50 game publishers who have provided games for the OnLive platform, with many more coming. OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles to any HDTV via the OnLive Game System or nearly any PC and Mac via a small browser download. The OnLive Viewer app is available for the iPad and full gameplay is coming to both iPad and Android tablets.
Tropo Makes it simple to build phone, SMS and Instant messaging applications. You use the web technologies you already know and Tropo’s powerful cloud API to bring real-time communications to your apps. Cloudkick REST API lets you query information about your servers and monitors quickly and easily, giving you the ability to integrate Cloudkick into your existing tools and applications. Kynetx Offers the Cloud-based event engine to make browser apps easy to build, instantly deployable and scalable. Using the browser as an endpoint that maintains state, understands context and raises events-you can build applications that will deliver the most relevant