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Microsoft Opens Up Bing As A Platform For Developersview story

http://techcrunch.com – At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced that it is opening up quite a bit of Bing‘s advanced functionality to developers. (IT news)

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Live Blog: Oracle, Microsoft Windows Azure, Hyper-V Partnershipview story

http://thevarguy.com – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Oracle President Mark Hurd discuss a new hybrid cloud partnership that includes Oracle on Windows Server, Azure cloud and Hyper-V hypervisor deployments. read more (IT news)

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Microsoft and Oracle Team Up To Bring Java, Oracle Database, Linux and WebLogic Server To Azure And Windows Serverview story

http://techcrunch.com – Ahead of their joint press conference later today, Microsoft and Oracle announced a new partnership that will bring a number of Oracle products to Windows Server and the company’s Azure cloud computing platform. (IT news)

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AppScale Launches As An Open-Source Backup Equivalent To Google App Engineview story

http://techcrunch.com – Startup AppScale has launched its open-source backup up service for Google App Engine (GAE), which is compatible with standard cloud services that developers use when building apps. The company, which was one of six startups that presented at the Structure conference last week, stood out even if it did not win an award for overall best startup and even though it wasn’t the audience award win (IT news)

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Red Hat OpenStack: No Revenues This Year, But...view story

http://thevarguy.com – Red Hat OpenStack will generate zero revenues, billings and bookings this year. Does that make the open source cloud platform a failure? Absolutely not. Here's why Red Hat (RHT) partners need to pay attention. read more (IT news)

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LXer: Peppermint OS Four Screenshot Tourview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Peppermint OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that aims to be lightning fast and easy on system resources. By employing Mozilla's Prism technology Peppermint integrates seamlessly with Cloud and web-based applications. (HowTos)

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Microsoft Releases Free Office For iPhone App, But Only For Office 365 Subscribersview story

http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft Office has finally arrived on iOS in an official app released by Microsoft itself, and it’s free to download, but to use it there’s a considerable catch: you need to be an Office 365 subscriber. (IT news)

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IBM Adds DevOps Tools to its Cloud, Mobile Linesview story

https://www.linux.com – Big Blue is adding tools for log analysis, monitoring, application services and virtualized mobile app testing to its SmartCloud and MobileFirst lineups. Big Blue is adding tools for log analysis, monitoring, application services and virtualized mobile app testing to its SmartCloud and MobileFirst lineups. Read more at Enterprise Open Source Toolkit (Software)

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Google Glass: What's With All The Hate?view story

http://techcrunch.com – Google Glass isn’t even on sale yet and there is already a noticeable backlash against Google’s first experiment in wearable computing. It’s odd to see a product that was greeted with so much hype a year ago endure the love-hate cycle so quickly – even though there are only a few thousand units in the wild. (IT news)

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Yanked From The Cloud: Why Connectify Unplugged Its Switchboard Campaignview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. (IT news)