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Articles tagged with: businesses

CA Buys Watchmouse

CA, an IT company which provides software support and solutions to businesses has now moved a step further in providing website monitoring and security services. CA has recently acquired Watchmouse.

Watchmouse is an online service which provides sites, servers and application monitoring services to businesses. However, CA has not disclosed the amount paid for Watchmouse’s acquisition. Watchmouse has a large monitoring network of 60 monitoring stations working in more than 40 countries. These monitoring stations are used to conduct regular activities on demand of the consumer.

Organizations Getting Kicked Out From Google+

The Google+ frenzy has surrounded every one on the web ever since the release of this social networking platform. Owing to the popularity garnered by Google+ among folks, different business organizations are eager to join Google+ to promote their business .But guess what? Google has already started kicking out business firms from Google+.

The reason being Google doesn’t want organizations to create fuss on their platform which still somehow is passing evaluation phases. Google+ had already told businesses not to join with regular profiles as Google was working on a separate version for Google+ solely for business organization.

Audiosocket Launches MaaS For Music Licenses

An independent music licensing and tech company, dubbed Audiosocket, is launching a new program today called Music as a Service (MaaS). The new platform will give developers a new way to give users the ability to license music for applications.

The phrase Music as a Service is quite new, but derives from the long existing ‘Software as a Service’, which is abbreviated as SaaS.

Never Be “On Hold” Again, W/ Fast Customer App

A new app called Fast Customer is temporarily free, down from its usual price of 99 cents, and lets consumers connect directly to a live person from a selection of hundreds of businesses.

Here’s how it works. Rather than going through the trouble of navigating through complicated menu systems and getting directions from a “machine”, or suffer through holiday music while you wait, the company actually calls you.

Acer Orders 80,000 AMD Z Processors For New Tablet?

It looks like Acer has just placed a big order for AMD Z series APUs for a possible new tablet lineup. The company placed an order for 80,000 of the AMD processors, and the new tablets are likely going to dive into the enterprise market.

No clue on whether or not the new tablets will feature Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwich or Windows 7 but I would vote for the less expensive operating system. Although, Windows may just be the victor, since I can’t imagine businesses adopting the Android platform, unless maybe they’re a startup.

Indian-based Search Engine Raises $10 Million

An Indian-based search engine called Just Dial has just raised $10 million in funding from SAP Ventures and Sequoia Capital. The company was started in 1996 in Mumbai and allows consumers to search for local business through the Internet, phone, WAP, and through text messages.

Using the service, consumers are able to discover new restaurants, retail outlets, or search for plumbers or exterminators. It’s basically an easier-to-use form of the YellowPages in the United States. The service is now used by 57 million unique users spread over 250 Indian towns and cities.

Windows Mango Update Has 500 New Features

Microsoft Steve Ballmer may have dropped the ball at a recent presentation for Japan’s Microsoft Developer Forum. Ballmer claims that the new Mango update for Windows Phone 7 would carry over 500 new features and will run on flashier hardware than current Windows Phones. Some industry tips claim that as many as nine new Windows devices may come, including those from major manufacturers.

Acer will be showing off two new Windows phones later this year, Dell will have one called the Wrigley, and the HTC would have at least two devices as well.

LiquidSpace Raises 3.6M In First Round Of Funding

LiquidSpace has just announced that it has raised 3.6 million dollars in its first round of funding. LiquidSpace offers a mobile application that allows mobile workers connect with workspaces. The app is aimed at both workers who do not have an office and those who have one but enjoy spending a lot of time away from it. Many employees can be as productive at a coffeeshop as they can at their actual desk.

Google Apps Charges Businesses Over 10 Users

Google is changing the way it’s doing business under the rule of Larry Page, and it wants you to open up your wallets. Google will now be charging for Google Apps for Business to make it more attractive to small businesses, charging a $5 per user, per month plan that is comparable to Microsoft’s pricing plan. Google also lowered its paid service entry level from shops with 50 users to 10, in an effort to attract more of the small business ‘market’.

Amazon’s EC2 Cloud Crash Loses Data, Permanently

Amazon’s recent EC2 cloud service crash has permanently destroyed some data. Fortunately, the amount of damage is minimal compared to what could have happened, but in any case, this should have never happened. Amazon has not yet given a complete explanation on what has happened from the crash. I am sure that many people are perplexed as to how Amazon could have lost data, after all, it is hard to imagine such a large company making such a mistake, even though we are all only human on the surface. According to BusinessInsider, Amazon had sent a letter to a big customer explaining the permanent loss of the customer’s data. The letter reads: