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Nancy is a freelance journalist who started writing about mobile phones just in time to cover the transition to digital. She's written about PCs from Hanover, cellular networks from Singapore, wireless standards from Cyprus, cloud computing from Seattle and just about any technology subject you can think of from Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Computerworld, Wired, the Seattle Times and other well-respected publications.

Stanton: Jobs Wanted Own Network With Unlicensed Spectrum

Steve Jobs initially hoped to create his own network with the unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi uses rather than work with the mobile operators, said wireless...

Apprenda Updates Software for Private PaaS

Apprenda, the developer of software for creating private platform-as-a-service clouds, is adding features that offer users better control over applications...

Regulators Sniffing Around Mobile Privacy Issues

Regulators are starting to investigate what kind of oversight is in place to make sure that mobile applications don't encroach on user privacy rights, a lawyer...

Amazon Opens New Oregon Data Center for Web Services

Amazon Web Services opened up a new data center in Oregon that will cost less to use than AWS's other West Coast facility, in California.

New Relic Now Monitors Server Performance

New Relic is adding server monitoring to its Web application performance service, it announced Tuesday.

LG Signs Deal With Intellectual Ventures

LG has joined companies including Samsung, HTC and Research In Motion in deciding to sign a deal with patent licensing company Intellectual Ventures.

RackConnect Gets Security, Automation Features

Rackspace is making some updates to RackConnect, an offering designed to let businesses securely connect and run applications across private and public cloud...

Rackspace to Offer Support for Clouds in Other Data Centers

Rackspace for the first time plans to extend its support services to OpenStack cloud implementations that reside within the walls of an enterprise or third-party commercial data centers.

AMD to Lay off 10 Percent of Global Workforce

AMD plans to lay off 10 percent of its global workforce and will terminate "existing contractual commitments" in a plan to cut costs, the company announced...

Mozilla Devs to Test New Phone OS This Year

Mozilla developers hope to start testing phones running its new mobile operating system this quarter, with product demos slated for the first quarter next year...

Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud vs. Hybrid Cloud

Which you choose will depend on regulatory requirements, need for speed and more.

Businesses Grapple With Social Networking

It's clear that companies are increasingly using social networking to connect with customers--Facebook said brands on its site get 100 million "likes" per...

HP Makes More Executive Changes

After a couple of high-profile departures, HP on Wednesday announced some executive appointments, including a new CIO.

Track Cloud Spending With Cloudability

Developers can use Cloudability to track all of their cloud services from one place and to sign up for alarms when they reach spending thresholds.

GoGrid to Offer Dedicated Line Between Its Data Centers

Infrastructure-as-a-service provider GoGrid is adding a dedicated line service between its facilities so users can be sure of fast and secure transfers.