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Cloud Threatens to end PC's Reign

by Andrew White  |  June 17, 2011

An article in last weekend’s FT highlights the apparent clash between the personal computer and cloud computing.  The article, entitled "Cloud threatens to end PC's reign", suggests that though PC's...

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FSNs as Technology Vendors

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 13, 2009

Stessa Cohen and Kristin Moyer here.  Financial social networks (FSNs) have been struggling of late, as evidenced by things like regulatory challenges, the exit of Zopa from the US market...

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Is this your Approach to P2P Lending? Bad Idea...

by Kristin Moyer  |  November 20, 2008

Is this your approach to peer-to-peer (P2P) lending financial social networks (FSNs)? It is for many banks.  We hear the following almost daily from banks from around the world:  "P2P...

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The Microsoft hybrid-P2P CDN study

by Lydia Leong  |  October 27, 2008

I noted previously that the Microsoft CDN study, titled "Measuring and Evaluating Large-Scale CDNs", had disappeared. Now its lead author, Microsoft researcher Cheng Huang, has updated his home page to...

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CDN overlays (and more on MediaMelon)

by Lydia Leong  |  October 21, 2008

I was recently briefed by MediaMelon, a just-launched CDN offering a "video overlay network". The implications of their technology are worth considering, even though I think the company itself is...

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New Segmentation Emerging for P2P Lending?

by Kristin Moyer  |  October 7, 2008

Kristin Moyer, Alistair Newton and David Furlonger here.  Gartner has previously identified two main categories of P2P lending which occur through an Internet-based financial social network or platform: Charitable giving...

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Who hosts Warhammer Online?

by Lydia Leong  |  September 23, 2008

With the recent launch of EA/Mythic's Warhammer Online MMORPG, comes my usual curiosity about who's providing the infrastructure. Mythic has stated publicly that all of the US game servers are...

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