Red Hat has launched the private beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service with a public beta due in the before the end of the year.Under the partnership, Red Hat will make Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its features--the network management service, technical support and certified applications--on Amazon's EC2 service.
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AOL acquired Internet advertising firm Quigo Tuesday in its latest move to transform itself into an ad network. And given AOL's financial state the rejiggering is a good idea.
Facebook rolled out its ad system and blurs the line between content and marketing quite a bit. It's a bizarre world where you can count Coca-Cola--or some other Facebook partner--as "friend.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott is out. Report: StrongBox, Component Delivery Platform to debut in Windows 7.
The blogosphere is loaded up with all flavors of Facebook Ads analysis, and much handwringing over the notion of users expressing their enthusiasm for Diet Coke or "American Gangster" on their Facebook page and Coca-Cola or Universal Pictures placing ads in the newsfeed as the items are spooled to their social graph. (Beyond Facebook, it's not hard to imagine a contextual ad showing up every time you Twitter something.
The buzz about Google's OpenSocial APIs has died down as Google's Android phone platform took the stage, now eclipsed by Facebook's social ad service. A few companies, such as Plaxo, have readied their containers for OpenSocial applications and widgets only to find problems.
Facebook on Tuesday announced its long awaited advertising system, dubbed Facebook Ads.According to the company's statement, Facebook Ads will allow "businesses to connect with users and target advertising to the exact audiences they want.
Last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Facebook and social networking a fad and then plunked down $240 million for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook.
Day two of the Defrag conference started with Harvard Business School Associate Professor Andrew McAfee's giving his latest twist on Enterprise 2.0, a term he is credited with inventing.
Asus has reportedly confirmed that Apple is working on a tablet PC (iTablet anyone?).