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Red Hat puts Enterprise Linux in Amazon's cloud

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.

November 7, 2007 by


Facebook Ads: Monetizing the social graph and social graft

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.

November 6, 2007 by Dan Farber


Surprise--OpenSocial is alpha code

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.

November 6, 2007 by Dan Farber