AllenPort Supports the "Hybrid" SaaS Model

Software as a service (SaaS) is all the hype these days as tough economic times demand leaner and meaner software solutions within the enterprise. Gartner research has predicted that revenues from Saa

Break Up GoogleSoft

The best news in years for Microsoft just hit the wires. Remember way back when Microsoft was under the threat of a breakup in the anti-trust days? Bill Gates famously pointed out Microsoft had no suc

Cloud Computing by the Hour

Earlier last month web hosting provider SoftLayer announced the availability of cloud services on an hourly basis. The offering includes flat hourly rates for cloud instances, while cloud storage is a

Why 140 characters is plenty

A few posts ago Dave Winer continues his criticism of Twitter’s 140 character limit. Never mind that Dave aggressively supported cloning Twitter’s APIs and character limit in the Bearhug d

Hanging on for dear life

With the Gillmor Gang shut down, I’ve been shifting my attention to the Realtime Stream CrunchUp Eric Schonfeld and I are hosting July 10 at the Fox Theater in Redwood City. Growing interest fro

Google's Enterprise Strategy May Be Solid After All

<img src="http://www.techcrunchit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/29578v7-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"> There has been some doubt lurking in the trenches about whether Google has a solid, organized

IBM Uses Amazon To Leapfrog Microsoft On The Way To The Blue Cloud

IBM is advancing its aggressive cloud computing strategy with a string of announcements this week. The most recent was IBM’s partnership with Amazon Web Services to allow access of its software

Salesforce keeps ahead of the conversation

Marc Benioff has an uncanny sense of how to stitch together the multitude of social media and Web service resources that dominate the technology space. While many of the audience decry the notion of t

Encoding.com Relaunches as SaaS Video Encoding Platform

Encoding.com has relaunched to address the new cost, quality, and scalability encoding issues that have emerged with the explosion of internet and mobile video applications. As a company that formerly

MobiComp to be Acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft has announced it plans to acquire MobiComp, a Portuguese software company. MobiComp’s software allows users to back-up, share and discover content on mobile phones. The company sells t

Liveblog: MySQL And Their New Home At Sun

Steve Gillmor and I are here at the Sun Campus in Menlo Park, CA for a conference on Open Source Business Intelligence. Zack Urlocker is the VP of the Database group at Sun, he came to the company via

Yahoo! Establishes Cloud Computing Division

In addition to the re-org at Yahoo, the company is also creating a new division to focus on building and implementing a cloud computing platform. Google and Microsoft have each released or announced p

Syncplicity Announces New Platform, Partnerships, and Pricing Plan

Synchronization, backup, and sharing solution Syncplicity today announced the launch of a new open platform that they hope will enable the next generation of Cloud Computing applications. The new plat

RightScale Reaches Out Into MySQL Database Management

Cloud computing management system provider RightScale has today announced at the Structure 08 conference that they have released a new utility to allow customers to deploy and manage MySQL instances o

BridgeWave Raises Further $10M in Series D for Gigabit WiFi

BridgeWave was founded almost 10 years ago, but has only recently become known for their high-end high-speed WiFi equipment and solutions. Today they announced that they have closed a Series D round o

Mosso Launches New Control Panel For Cloud Services

Mosso today launched a new control panel for their application hosting platform. The new panel allows users to easily manage files and assets, upload new files and content, extract new packages and mo

Opera Sends Website Owners Auto-Compliance Feedback

Opera Software is building a team of “web evangelists” whose job it is to find sites that do not display correctly in Opera and are not standards-compliant, and then email the site owners.

Free as in Platform

Marc Benioff took the stage at the first of a global Tour de Force to get out in front of the scramble for software as a service bragging rights. On the surface, the event features a continuation of t

CloudStatus Opens Up Cloud Performance Metrics

At the O’Reilly Velocity conference today, Hyperic will announce and launch their new cloud service monitoring and logging service CloudStatus.com. CloudStatus is a free and publicly available w

Parascale Raises $11.37 Million For Cloud Storage

Cloud storage provider Parascale has closed an $11.37 million Series A funding round led by Menlo Ventures and Charles River Ventures. The company, which was founded in 2004, primarily targets media a
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