A firm with the same name has filed an infringement suit in an Arizona federal court
Given what a stickler Apple (AAPL) is about protecting its trademarks (viz. its battle with Amazon over the phrase "app store") you might think its lawyers would have done a thorough search on the term "iCloud" before Steve Jobs started waving it around like a banner for the post-PC future.
If they did, they failed to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2011 4:20 PM ET
Verizon's chief cloud strategist discusses where the communication giant's cloud business stands today and where it's headed.
FORTUNE -- Verizon Communications is best known for operating cell phone networks and fiber-optics-based TV and Internet offerings. But over the last couple of years, the company has made a big push in cloud computing services, which it says is key to future growth. That's why, last January, the New York-based carrier shelled out $1.4 MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 10, 2011 12:26 PM ET
Will popular services like Dropbox and Box.net be rendered useless with the emergence of Apple's cloud-based services? Hardly, they say.
FORTUNE -- When Steve Jobs took the wraps off iCloud earlier this week, many cheered. Apple was finally charging into the cloud space with a service that could stand up to recent offerings from Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN), providing storage of music, photos, videos, apps and other documents with quick MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 9, 2011 12:29 PM ET
The new facility in Santa Clara will grow to 3/4 the size of Apple's North Carolina data center
In what could be a new sign that Apple (AAPL) is stepping up its efforts in so-called cloud computing, Data Center Knowledge reported Wednesday that the company has signed a long-term lease for several megawatts of critical computing power from a data center under construction in Santa Clara, Calif., less than 10 miles MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 18, 2011 3:56 PM ET
Google's latest push into the cloud comes with partnerships for two consumer versions of its Chrome laptops. Will customers come along for the ride?
FORTUNE -- Chrome, the web-centric operating system that Google hoped would revolutionize the computer industry, is finally ready for its star turn. This week, Google (GOOG) took the wraps off of its long-awaited Chrome OS netbooks (dubbed "Chromebooks") at its annual developer conference in San Francisco, I/O. MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 12, 2011 10:20 AM ET
Five months into his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Leo Apotheker already faces a host of challenges. His board has mostly turned over. The company's financial results have flagged, along with its share price. Meanwhile, Apotheker has begun to articulate a new strategy for HP around cloud computing, even as it pursues a controversial strategy of designing its own operating system for mobile devices, a move certain to anger MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Apr 25, 2011 12:34 PM ET
The local Fox TV affiliate finally sent a camera crew to the site
Did someone declare April to be National Visit Your Data Center Month and forget to send us the memo?
First there was Robert Scoble's breathless photo tour of Facebook's new facilities in Prineville, Oregon. Then Google's (GOOG) scary video about the security surrounding its Goose Creek, S.C., server farm, where it scans employees' eyeballs and crushes misbehaving hard drives MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 23, 2011 7:07 AM ET
The exact feature that was supposed to be Amazon EC2's strength -- reliability -- is what failed and brought the cloud low yesterday. Still, cloud computing isn't going anywhere.
By Dan Mitchell, contributor
FORTUNE -- The snafu at Amazon's EC2 hosting service on Thursday, which knocked several big web sites out of service, is being called a "black eye" for the cloud-computing business -- a "we told you so" moment, according to MOREApr 22, 2011 10:24 AM ET
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Amazon's EC2 cloud service crashed and continues to be problematic for some companies and services that rely on it. Affected businesses included Foursquare, Quora, HootSuite, SCVNGR, and Reddit, the last of which is still in "emergency read-only mode" due to what it's calling a"degradation" with Amazon. Company engineers are still working MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 22, 2011 8:45 AM ET
No one questions CEO Steve Ballmer's drive or intentions - but is his devotion to the company and its Windows business hurting its ability to innovate?
By Gary Rivlin, contributor
It seemed a little like love when a blogger named The Paperboy got his hands on a secret device being developed inside Microsoft under the code name Courier. With its icon-rich user interface and multitouch, stylus-friendly screens, Courier represented "an astonishing take MOREMar 29, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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