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  • Polyvore is a popular shopping site in which users give and receive ideas and buy items from a thriving online style community of vendors and users.

  • Azure updates this week include Azure Site Recovery integration with select EMC systems and a revamped Web App dashboard.

  • IBM has secured more than 400 cloud patents to date for 2015 and nearly 1,200 cloud patents over the last 18 months.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Repeated news media claims that Google+ is on the verge of extinction appears to be a delusion caused by a social media paradox called the "majority illusion."

  • Seventy-six percent of advertising revenue came from mobile apps, up from 62 percent in Q2 2014 and 73 percent in Q1 2015.

  • The move brings in technology to complement HP's Helion Development Platform, which the company launched last fall.

  • With so much new information about enterprises migrating to the cloud, a mix of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the unknown leads to the development of inevitable, early myths. Enabling the hybrid cloud can take on many forms, but overcoming common myths and misconceptions can give organizations a big boost in implementing their adoption strategies. For many reasons, most organizations will transition to the cloud over a long period of time as they take a hybrid cloud approach to gain immediate benefits of cloud services while supporting significant infrastructure investments. One company helping enterprises wrap cloud into their existing network-attached storage (NAS) infrastructures is Avere Systems, the creator of a built-for-cloud file system that solves many challenges for NAS-to-cloud and cloud-to-NAS connectivity. For this eWEEK slide show, we interviewed Avere CEO Ron Bianchini, who discussed seven of the biggest myths that he hears about from enterprises taking the hybrid cloud leap and explained why they are misconceptions.

  • Google's bring your own keys program marries cost benefits of public cloud computing with robust encryption security, the company says.

  • Actifio pioneered copy data virtualization, which decouples business data from business infrastructure in the same way hypervisors decouple compute from servers.

  • Druva's market differentiator is that it offers a single platform that converges data availability and  comprehensive governance across endpoints in the cloud.

  • CEO believes company will succeed because the company's profits initially will come from collecting annual membership fees.

  • On July 19, 2010, Chris Kemp, at the time NASA's CTO for IT, went on stage at the OSCON open-source conference to announce OpenStack, a new open-source effort along with Rackspace. Five years later, OpenStack has emerged as one of the leading cloud platforms governments and big-name companies around the world use. Best Buy and Walmart are among the major retailers that use OpenStack while major carriers, such as Comcast and AT&T, are also users and contributors. One of the biggest drivers of OpenStack's growth in the last five years was the formation of the OpenStack Foundation, a vendor-neutral, multi-stakeholder effort to help build and promote the OpenStack platform. While OpenStack in 2010 was made up of two companies, the OpenStack Foundation in 2015 numbers well over 100 members. Another key driver of OpenStack's growth is continued technical innovation. In 2010, the OpenStack Platform started with just two projects: the Nova Compute Project and the Swift Storage Project. Over the years, multiple additional projects were added, including Glance image, Horizon dashboard, Neutron network and Keystone identity. Here's a look at key milestones in OpenStack's five-year history.

  • In another developer-friendly move, Microsoft announces that its new Edge browser supports the WebDriver automated site-testing technology.

  • As of Q2 2015, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google as a group control 54 percent of the worldwide cloud infrastructure service market.

  • The new service combines the cost efficiency of cold storage with the speed of online data access, Google claims.

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