Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

Latest Posts

Microsoft developing 'Orleans' cloud programming model

Microsoft is working on a programming model to make it easier to migrate clumps of computation and data storage between datacentres.The model, named 'Orleans', creates a programming layer that can sit between Microsoft's Common Language Runtime (CLR) environment and Microsoft's cloud platform Azure.

August 20, 2010 by Jack Clark


Solaris 11 confirmed for 2011

John Fowler, executive vice president of Systems at Oracle has confirmed that Oracle Solaris 11 will ship in 2011, though Oracle are going to initiate an "early program soon so enterprise customers can get used to it."Fowler was speaking at a live Oracle Systems Strategy Update Webcast on Tuesday.

August 10, 2010 by Jack Clark


Google help to solve Rubik's Cube 'God Number'

A team of researchers, including a Google engineer, has produced a proof that shows that no initial Rubik's Cube position needs over 20 moves to solve.Prior to this, researchers had narrowed down the lower bound of the number to 20 and the upper bound to 22.

August 9, 2010 by Jack Clark


Analysts forecast revenue growth for Amazon's cloud

Amazon's web services division could become an important earner for the company, according to a report released today by UBS Investment Research.Analysts Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald predict AWS revenues of $500m (£313m) in 2010, rising to $750m (£470) by 2011.

August 3, 2010 by Jack Clark


Dell 'temporarily' cuts online Ubuntu offerings

Dell has cut the online shopping choices it provides to users searching for a laptop pre-installed with Ubuntu.The company now only offers one laptop with pre-installed Linux through its online store — the Dell Latitude 2100, which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 9.

July 26, 2010 by Jack Clark


Qualcomm signals sale of mobile-TV platform

Chipmaker Qualcomm is looking to sell off MediaFLO, its mobile television platform.MediaFLO supports Qualcomm's FLO TV mobile television service, which is supported in the US by telcos such as AT&T and Verizon.

July 23, 2010 by Jack Clark


VeriSign informs about site safety through search engines

VeriSign SSL customers can now receive visual warnings about site safety from their search engine, and have their site crawled every 24 hours for exploits by VeriSign's internet drones.But the schemes are restricted to new and existing Verisign SSL customers - there is no free component.

July 21, 2010 by Jack Clark


Google signals datacentre doubling

Google may be ramping up spending on datacentres, though whether the money is going on new sites or upgrading existing ones is unknown.In Google's quarter two financial results (Q2 2010) the search titan disclosed that it had made $476m (£312m) in capital expenditures, the "majority of which was related to IT infrastructure investments, including datacentres, servers and networking equipment.

July 20, 2010 by Jack Clark


IBM launches cloud centre

IBM has launched a dedicated cloud-services centre in Ehningen, Germany.The datacentre add-on, which will host a range of cloud-geared technology platforms, shares its town with IBM's largest European datacentre.

July 19, 2010 by Jack Clark


Google testing multiple account sign-ins

Google may be in the process of testing multiple account sign-ins within a sole browser, a screenshot has indicated.The screenshot surfaced on the unofficial and unendorsed Google Operating System blog on Wednesday.

July 16, 2010 by Jack Clark