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StorSimple extends portfolio of cloud-connected storage appliances

StorSimple has introduced four cloud-connected storage appliances that offer better performance and more local capacity, the company said on Tuesday.

EU releases guide for improving security in cloud contracts

Users need to become better at asking cloud providers questions about the finer points of availability and vulnerability management in contracts, according to a new guide from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).

Samsung delays Galaxy Tab 2 family launch until end of April

Samsung's low-cost tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), have been delayed, and will now start shipping in the U.K at the end of April, the company said on Tuesday.

Dell agrees to buy thin-client company Wyse Technology

Dell has signed an agreement to acquire thin-client hardware and software company Wyse Technology, to expand its desktop virtualization offerings, Dell said Monday.

Amazon expands cloud-based live streaming functionality

Amazon has added the ability for CloudFront to stream live content to Apple iOS devices and Microsoft Silverlight clients, the company said in a blog post on Sunday.

Trend Micro unearths more links between China and hacker group

Security vendor Trend Micro has been tracking a hacking campaign called Luckycat that has been linked to 90 attacks, including some aimed at Tibetan activists, and has tied it to a group based in China, the company said in a new report.

Vote on nano-SIM standard postponed after row

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has decided to postpone a vote on a specification for nano-SIMs, after a row erupted between Apple and the backers of a competing proposal, Nokia, Research In Motion (RIM) and Motorola Mobility.

RIM attacks Apple's nano-SIM tactics

Research In Motion has sent a letter to a standards group complaining about Apple's tactics in the battle over the upcoming nano-SIM standard, joining Nokia in trying to shed doubt over Apple's efforts.

Nokia Play To app lets Lumia phones share movies, photos

Nokia has released a beta version of the Play To app, which makes it possible to stream content from one of its Windows Phone-based Lumia phones to a compatible TV wirelessly, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

Amazon Web Services updates Linux implementation

Amazon Web Services has upgraded the Linux image that runs in its cloud to include newer versions of Tomcat, MySQL and Python, while at the same time allowing enterprises to stay on older versions, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Samsung surprises experts by shipping 5 million Galaxy Notes

Samsung Electronics has shipped 5 million units of its "smart notepad", the Galaxy Note, surpassing most expectations, according to analysts.

Nokia will block nano-SIM standard if Apple's proposal is chosen

Nokia will not contribute its patents to the upcoming nano-SIM standard if an Apple proposal is selected in what Nokia said Wednesday is a violation of standard organization ETSI's rules.

Amazon's Kindle Touch 3G soon shipping in over 175 countries

Amazon's Kindle Touch 3G e-reader will start shipping across the globe with free 3G wireless access on April 27, Amazon said on Tuesday.

Microsoft upgrades Windows Phone SDK for low-cost smartphones

Microsoft has released Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1, which allows developers to customize their apps for cheaper Windows Phones with less memory, and also run the development kit on Windows 8 machines, the company said in a blog post.

Alcatel-Lucent lets iPads go from IM to voice and video without hanging up

Alcatel-Lucent's OpenTouch Conversation software will allow enterprise users to switch among different ways of communicating -- including instant messaging, voice calls and video conferencing -- without interrupting their conversations. The software will first be available on Apple's iPad, the company said on Monday.

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