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Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

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What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

With it's purchase of OpenStack cloud builder Metacloud, now if customers want an OpenStack private cloud, Cisco’s got a nice hardware and software combination to sell them.

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Privately held Metacloud provides OpenStack-as-a-service for global enterprises.

Vendor Outreach Key to Unlocking Federal Cloud Market

Federal IT executives urge cloud service providers to offer agencies a glimpse of their roadmaps to help guide procurement strategies, which is often a byzantine process hampered by perpetual government tech talent shortages.

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This is what’s holding the public cloud back

The response by Boston Children's Hospital to a DDoS attack shows why some organizations will always want to have some resources on-premises and not in the public cloud.

New products of the week 09.15.14

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Lenovo and Good Technology

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Apple said it believes a great customer experience shouldn't come at the expense of user privacy

Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

With this change, Google risks upsetting Apps admins

Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

The company hopes to attract enterprises and operators with Metacloud's OpenStack-based technology

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

The new tools link Jive with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business

IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

The new IBM Watson Analytics promises to remove many of the headaches around data cleansing and analysis

IBM wants to replace the spreadsheet with Watson Analytics

Watson Analytics aims to replace the spreadsheet

Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says

Uber doubles down on shared rides, enacts permanent pricing cut for UberX

The company is promoting a service regulators have said violates the law

Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary

Microsoft has recently been facing regulatory obstacles in China

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How to get $100,000 worth of Google’s cloud for free

Google is offering $100,000 worth of use of its cloud platform for free, if you’re a startup.

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