Amazon has launched RedShift – fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon Redshift offers you fast query performance when analyzing virtually any size data set using the same SQL-based tools and business intelligence applications you use today.
With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can launch a Redshift cluster, starting with a few hundred gigabytes of data and scaling to a petabyte or more, for under $1,000 per terabyte per year.
Amazon has also slashed S3 pricing.
Google Drive for devices brings spreadsheet editing
Finally! Beyond spreadsheets, you may notice a few other tweaks to the Drive app, including better text formatting when you paste from one Google document to another. And from your Android device, you can edit text within tables in documents and add a shortcut on the homescreen of your device to any specific file in Drive.[source]
Bing and Scroogled : Microsoft has launched Scroogled.com – a campaign against Google search engine. Marketing takes over the product?
Groupon’s Andrew Mason: Of Course My Board Is Discussing Replacing Me. But I Want to Stay (link)
Facebook is social network of the past.
“Jamming ads and agendas into user streams is pissing off users and frustrating brands too,” “That’s not the way the world works.” [Google+’s Bradley Horowitz/link]
Nokia seeks to block sale of some RIM products :
Nokia has asked a California court to enforce an arbitration award that would prevent Research In Motion from selling products with wireless LAN capabilities until the companies can agree on patent royalty rates.[source]
CommBank unveils Facebook banking
The Commonwealth Bank has developed a Facebook version of its Kaching mobile app, allowing customers to make and request payments from within the social network. [source]