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Heroku taps industry vet Tod Nielsen as new CEO

Summary: Nielsen is jumping ship from Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry to rival PaaS Heroku. He’s also held senior exec roles at Oracle, BEA Systems, and Borland Software. Tod Nielsen, who helped lead the charge on VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as a service, has switched PaaS providers, joining Heroku as CEO. The last we heard in ...

Sponsored post: Leverage the cloud to “meet” in the document

Summary: How effective are the back-to-back meetings that fill your days? Could you be more successful if you changed your definition of a “successful meeting”? If your job involves technical reviews, the cloud can help you transform “meetings” into document-based conversations that can occur anywhere, anytime. If your company is like many, ...

Mission: Translating Amazon “cloud speak” for CIO, CEOs and other mere mortals

Summary: If you’re a devops pro you probably speak AWS. If you’re a CIO, CEO, line-of-business manager, probably not. Cloudyn says it’ll make your lives easier. photo: Flickr/Will Merydith The beauty of Amazon Web Services is the rich variety of features offered. The downside of all that is it’s hard for non-techies to ...

Google Cloud Print app for Android makes printingsimple

Once only possible using proprietary apps by numerous vendors like HP, printing on Android tablets and smartphones just got simpler. Google Cloud Print promises Android users a straightforward method of sending print jobs to any printer connected to Google's print service. The Google Cloud Print app -- which appeared on the ...

Google alum Dave Girouard joins Yesware board

Summary: Yesware, with funding from Google Ventures, gets a Googler aboard as Dave Girouard signs on for board duties. David Girouard, who helped  entrench Google Apps in business accounts (with actual paying customers), is now on the board of Yesware. This is a coup for Yesware, the Boston-based startup  that helps sales and ...

That Bing you do: New Microsoft platform goes to work by translating tweets

Summary: Twitter is putting Microsoft’s Bing translation tech to the test in recent experiments. More Bing-powered applications could be on the horizon following Microsoft’s platform announcements last week. photo: Shutterstock user pistolseven Microsoft’s Bing search engine may trail Google’s — Microsoft has 17 percent core search marketshare compared to Google’s 66 percent — ...

OwnCloud makes its enterprise file sync service even more enterprise-y

Summary: Latest OwnCloud offers AES encryption at rest and other bennies for IT pros but still offers an easy Dropbox-like user interface. OwnCloud, which offers an open-source spin on the whole Dropbox for the enterprise chestnut, has added better encryption and other enterprise perks to its latest release. OwnCloud’s pitch is that ...