Intel invests in cloud management company

From InfoWorld: A company that makes a cloud management system is getting a $14 million investment from Intel and others, which it will use to hire new employees.

Adaptive Computing intends to use this money to add "dozens" of people to its staff, which now number around 75 employees, said Michael Jackson, COO and president of the Provo, Utah-based firm.

Verizon V CAST App Store to Compete Against Google

From PC World: Verizon has been accepting submissions for its forthcoming V CAST Android app store, which is rumored to be unveiled at the VCD Conference on September 21. The V CAST app store was originally said to be an extension of the official Android app marketplace, but according to the blog Android and Me, the shop will be totally independent of Google.

Insync turns Google Docs into the GDrive

From CNET Using Google's vast resources in ways that company did not intend is not a new thing, though rarely is it done right. A new service from the Philippines called Insync falls into that small category, while still managing to play by the rules.

Microsoft updates Live Messenger iPhone app

From CNET Microsoft has beefed up its Windows Live Messenger iPhone app with a few new features.

Launched on Monday, Live Messenger 1.1 now lets you incorporate your Facebook account directly into Messenger. You can view updates from and chat with your Facebook friends and update your own profile. Through your Windows Live Service account page, Microsoft gives you some control over the Facebook integration, so you can limit who sees what.

Canon Debuts PowerShot G12, SX30 IS Digital Cameras

From DailyTech: There has been a lot of action in the digital camera market over the last month or so with many new models debuting from some of the largest makers in the industry. Today Canon has revealed two impressive new point and shoot cameras: the PowerShot G12 and the PowerShot SX30 IS.

Nokia Announces E7, C6-01, and C7 Smartphones

From DailyTech: Despite some recent shakeups at the the very top of Nokia's executive level, the Finnish telecom company has unveiled three more Symbian^3 devices on its official blog to join the N8.

Intel Demonstrates Sandy Bridge Processor

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. on Monday revealed several significant design features for the company's 2011 next-generation processor family at the Intel Developer Forum. The new and enhanced features will further extend Intel's chip performance and battery life leadership, and add a number of visually related features built right into the chips.

Microprocessors with Integrated Graphics Will Cause Discrete GPU Market Decline

From X-bit Labs: Central processing units (CPUs) with integrated graphics processors will inevitably destroy the market of chipsets with integrated graphics processors (IGPs). But besides that it would also put the market of discrete graphics processors onto the path to decline, according to Jon Peddie Research market tracking agency.

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Dell: Enterprise Strategy Doesn't Depend on 3Par Bid

From PC World: Dell may have lost out to Hewlett-Packard in the bidding war for storage vendor 3Par earlier this month, but the computer maker wasn't pained by the decision to walk away.

"At some point, winning is losing. You get [the company], but it's way too expensive," said Praveen Asthana, vice president of strategy and technology at Dell's enterprise solutions group, during an interview in Singapore.


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