Last year Google announced the launch of Google Cloud Print. In essence, Cloud Print allows you to print to a local printer from applications running on a mobile device like a phone or tablet without the need for specialized print drivers. A year has passed, development has continued and after much a do Google has rolled out Cloud Print for Gmail and Google Docs for iOS and Android based devices. If you haven’t already given Cloud Print a try, you’ll have to download Google Chrome to make it all work.
// via Google Mobile Blog
If you suddenly feel like your company is behind the times with Office 2010, don’t worry, Office 2011 is only for Mac. In a bid to expose more Mac users to Office 2011, Microsoft is now offering up a free 30-day trial for you to kick the tires. Check it out here.
// via MacWorld
I can’t begin to explain the ramifications of this story or how huge of an announcement this is for the future of cloud computing, but this news has the Internet abuzz. Chances are you’re familiar with Verizon. Well do you know Terremark? Probably not. Where is your email hosted? In the cloud you say. Terremark is the cloud. The company has a massive investment in data centers across the globe, where the servers and infrastructure that constitute the ‘cloud’ are hosted. So simply put, Verizon just bought the cloud (or at least a part of it). With cloud computing set to take off way into the foreseeable future, we here at Invizio expect more acquisitions of this sort going forward.
Sidebar: Shout outs to a friend of Invizio, Jaret Davis of Greenberg Traurig on representing Terremark in the deal.
// via New York Times