eWeek Newsbreak, July 14, 2008

Storage vendors are scrambling to keep up with the demand from Hollywood special-effects houses and surveillance companies. Digital video storage is the single fastest-growing sector in the storage industry and it is being driven by the demand from filmmakers and security companies, both producing thousands of hours of video that needs to be held indefinitely; Google Lively was just released as a beta. Lively runs as a plug-in to Firefox and Internet Explorer. IT allows Web sites, businesses and people to set up virtual spaces that enable avatar-based collaboration, chat and social networking; and The first iPhones won praise for their sleek design and elegant touchscreen, but Apple's latest, which hit store shelves Friday, will be celebrated for the software applications it enables.