Tag: Netflix

Plan for Cloud Outages, Don’t Just Let Them Happen To You

As NY Times tech columnist Steve Lohr points out today, (Amazon’s Trouble Raises Cloud Computing Doubts), this weekend’s storms brought down several Amazon-based services, including Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram—and it should provide a learning experience. As I have said for some time, the cloud is not a distributed computing infrastructure. The cloud remains place-based, it.

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Netflix: Strategic Dysfunction or 21st-Century Strategic Transparency fueled by citizen regulators?

The tale has been told about Netflix and its surprise announcement of rate hikes (see Brian Stelter’s summary, Netflix, in Reversal, Will Keep Its Services Together, from his Media Decode blog at The New York Times), its equally unexpected move to disconnect the Netflix streaming business from its DVD-by-mail business and today, its quick move.

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Last Minute Shopping Guide: Ten Back to College Tech Essentials

Perhaps you have already dropped your college student off at school, perhaps you are about to. Either way, a small care package or a last minute tech infusion to boost performance, confidence or safety is always appreciated. Here are my thoughts this college season on the latest in learning-conducive and personal safety accessories that you.

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