IBM made different types of announcement in terms of Cloud Computing recently. The most interesting one is the partnership with Amazon Web Service. The partnership will provide Software as a Service to IBM Amazon Information Management database servers, IBM Lotus content management, and IBM WebSphere portal and middleware products through Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service. On the other hand, Microsoft is also getting ready for its cloud computing service Windows Azure, that will help developers to develop services and applications that are supported by Microsoft’s data centers.
Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos is the latest investor in Internet communications firm Twitter, according to the company, as the much-watched firm announced its latest funding round in a blog post. San Franscisco-based Twitter, which runs a popular instant-messaging service.
Napster (Nasdaq:NAPS - News), the pioneer of digital music, today announced the launch of the world’s largest and most comprehensive MP3 store at www.napster.com/store. It will feature 6 million tracks of digital music. Amazon.com is the only other retailer offering MP3 downloads from all the major record labels.