OTOY Launching Rendering Engine On Amazon EC2

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Los Angeles-based cloud graphics company OTOY , a developer of cloud-based, game rendering engines, said Thursday that it will launch its Brigade path tracing and rendering technology to Amazon EC2. otoy rendering engine amazon videogame tracing software graphics

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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In this three-part series I will explore the ways that the Venture Capital industry has changed over the past 5 years that I would argue are a direct result of changes in the software industry, not the other way around. When I built my first company starting in 1999 it cost $2.5

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CapLinked Hit By Amazon Downtime

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , which operates a software service to help companies communicate with investors, is one of the firms caught by the widespread Amazon EC2 downtime today. Many web services use Amazon's EC2 software to offload processing of operations on their web sites. caplinked amazon downtime software saas

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SmartSound Extends Online Soundtrack Service

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Northridge-based SmartSound Software , which develops an online software as well as PC-based software for creating royalty free soundtracks, said earlier this week that it has extended its service to allow users to customize and create tracks indefinitely, once purchased from the company. SmartSound's software allows anyone producing a video or production to create custom designed music tracks in different genres, and to use those royalty free.

DreamHost Readies Wider OpenStack Rollout

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OpenStack is the set of open-source software designed to allow any hosting firm to offer up similar services to Amazon EC2; the OpenStack project was originally based on technology developed by Rackspace and has since spread widely to other ISPs. Other local companies involved in the OpenStack movement include Morphlabs , MediaTemple (which launched its own OpenStack offering in October of last year), and Metacloud (fully managed OpenStack cloud offerings).

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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You can think of even your PC as a stack in which the hardware manufacturers handled physical layers, Microsoft handled the OS layer and application companies built higher up in the stack. When I started my second company in 2005 we decided to do everything differently.

IDrive Connects With AWS

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Los Angeles-based online cloud backup provider IDrive said on Friday that it has connected its cloud-based, backup software to Amazon Web Services. The move allows customers to backup their data into Amazon's cloud services, rather than IDrive's own cloud infrastructure, according to the company, which is particularly useful for businesses located outside of the United States.

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Interview with Neville Spiteri, TheBlu

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WEMO Media is an interesting combination of Hollywood, computer games, and deep technical experience, one of the few companies we have seen which seems to combine both the worlds of high tech and software with content, interactive, and Hollywood.

RightScale Links With Rails Management Provider

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , a firm which develops cloud computing management software, has linked its products with New Relic, a developer of application performance management software, the firms said this week. RightScale said that its Cloud Computing Management Platform can be used with New Relic's RPM software. RightScale's software helps companies deploy servers into cloud computing clusters such as Amazon EC2.

Eucalyptus Systems Ties With newScale, rPath

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Santa Barbara-based Eucaplytus Systems , the cloud management software firm backed by New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and BV Capital, said earlier this week that it has linked up with newScale and rPath on a new private cloud platform. According to the firms, they are developing an integrated technology platform to give companies access to private and hybrid cloud computing in the enterprise.

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RightScale Rolls Out Grid Computing Product

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the venture-backed developer of cloud computing management software backed by Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures, said yesterday that it has launched a new product specifically focused on grid processing. RightScale said the new software helps companies deploy, monitor, and manage grid processing applications in the cloud. Tags: rightscale grid computing cloud software saas

Eucalpytus Tackles Enterprise Market

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems , a developer of software for managing cloud computing infrastructure, said Wednesday that it has rolled out its first commercial offering, focused on enterprise customers. Eucalyptus said its new Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EEE) software allows its customers to create their own, cloud computing infrastructure using VMware's vSphere, ESX, and ESXi virtualization software, as well as Xen and KVM.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning. Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure. VRM - his company - goal is to provide a Level 4 platform. Amazon EC2 - uses it for natural language processing.

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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Brands didn’t advertise their web pages they advertised “AOL Keywords.&# If you were a newly minted, venture-backed consumer Internet company you had to have a deal with AOL to reach your customers. At the bottom end of the stack is storage (S3) and processing (EC2).

TenHands HD Video Collaboration I Founders Interview

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Co-founder and lead software developer Anil Kumar was a led software engineer for WebEx. Our client software is a true browser plug-in (no Flash) that’s based on Google’s WebRTC open source project. What is TenHands and why the name?

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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AOL was controlled by one company and the Internet was distributed. AOL controlled the services, taxed companies to access users and decided what was good or bad. Companies like GeoCities & Tripod built tools that let you publish web pages that could be discoverable by others.