Americans Are Warming Up To Google Glass And Its Ilk

Americans Are Warming Up To Google Glass And Its Ilk

By Zach Walton June 5, 2013 | 3 Comments

Do you like Google Glass? Are you scared of its privacy implications? Turns out most Americans fall into both camps. USA Today reports that a new survey out of Rackspace has found that Americans love wearable technology like Google Glass. …

OpenStack Open Source Cloud Project Sees Rapid Growth

Rackspace Hosting just announced the six-month anniversary of OpenStack, the open source cloud project started by Rackspace and NASA, and that it has already grown to include 40 companies working on fighting against the emergence of proprietary cloud stacks and creating a standard way to deploy applications and connect clouds. 

Rackspace Acquires Cloudkick for Cloud Server Management Apps

Rackspace announced that it has acquired Cloudkick, which creates web apps for cloud-server management. 

Rackspace considers the move a way to better position itself in Silicon Valley, as Cloudkick was originally funded by Y Combinator, and its headquarters is in San Francisco, "making Cloudkick’s headquarters the latest outpost for delivering Fanatical Support and innovation in cloud computing," a representative for Rackspace tells WebProNews.

Should Gmail Be Worried About Facebook?

You’ve no doubt heard or read about Facebook’s new messaging announcement this week. If not, the company announced a new messaging system to combine email, SMS, IM, Chat, and other forms of online communication, bringing them into one inbox. Along with this comes @facebook.com email addresses. CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the system as "starting from scratch" as opposed to being a Facebook email product. 

Rackspace Launches a Match.com For Business Apps
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Rackspace has just launched Appmatcher, a "matchmaking engine" for businesses to locate apps tha can assist them in their duties. Businesses can use AppMatcher to find apps for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. 

It’s interesting because it aims to match apps to businesses based on their profile information. RackSpace tells WebProNews it will will "revolutionize business apps".

Court Ruling Raises Fair Use Questions Around DRM
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Elecronista reports that a new court ruling could set a legal precedent to allow the bypassing of DRM for fair use purposes. "The decision could impact the media industry as it may allow breaking DRM for music, movies and other formats as long as the material isn’t pirated," says Electronista.

Rackspace Teams Up with NASA on Open Source Cloud Project

Rackspace and NASA are collaborating on an open source cloud platform aimed at "fostering the emergence of standards and cloud interoperability." The platform is called OpenStack.

Rackspace is donating the code that powers its Cloud Files and Cloud Servers products, and NASA is contributing its Nebula Cloud Platform. From there, the two will actively collaborate on joint technology development.

What’s Robert Scoble Building in Building43?
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Back in March, popular blogger and technical evangelist Robert Scoble announced that he was leaving Fast Company. Now he works at Rackspace and is building what is being called a "community for people fanatical about the Internet." This is called Building43.

Rackspace Enters Amazon’s Space
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Hosting company Rackspace made an aggressive move into cloud computing this week by acquiring Jungle Disk and Slicehost, and by securing relationships with Limelight Networks and Sonian Networks. The move puts Rackspace square into Amazon territory, sparking hopes that increased competition will lower costs.

Rackspace Seeks $400 Million In IPO

The public offering from the hosting company comes amid the unsettled US economy, but Rackspace believes a Google-like auction will pull in nine figures.

Skype, RackSpace Among Big Wrecks In ’07

There is no greater feeling of dread for an admin than seeing a system go offline, and nothing works to get it going again.

Rackspace Wrecked By Wayward Truck Driver

Plenty of popular websites suffered a couple of hours of unanticipated downtime when a truck hit a transformer and took down Rackspace’s Dallas datacenter.

Managed Hosting Service Review

When considering managed hosting services, I have to say the first company that comes to mind is Rackspace.

Rackspace 73rd Fastest Growing Technology Firm

Rackspace Managed Hosting, the fastest growing managed hosting company, is the 73rd fastest-growing technology firm in all of North America, according to the Deloitte 2004 Technology Fast 500 ranking. The Deloitte award is a prestigious industry list that measures the long-term revenue growth performance of leading tech-oriented companies. Rackspace was honored for achieving an exceptional 3,581 percent growth in revenue from 1999 to 2003.