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Amazon Inks $600 Million Deal with CIA for Cloud Computing

Amazon has reportedly won a $600 million dollar, 10-year contract to supply cloud computing services to the CIA. The online retailer will help the spy agency build a private cloud infrastructure to keep up with emerging technologies.

iCloud Should Add to the Halo Effect for Apple Devices

On Monday, Apple unveiled iCloud, which will allow users to store digital files on remote servers, and access them through smartphones, PCs or tablets. This should give a boost to iTunes, but that accounts for only about 2% of Apple's value. The real gain will be in how iCloud adds to the appeal of Apple's more lucrative devices.

Intel Unveils Groundbreaking New Chip Technology

Intel announced plans Wednesday to begin high-volume manufacturing of chips with its long-awaited tri-gate transistors, a move that analysts say will put it far ahead of its competitors in the long-term with regards to its ability to shrink the size of computer chips and enhance their power.

Why HP and Dell Are Crazy About 3Par

The bidding war for 3Par, which specializes in utility storage, now values the company at three times what it was worth before the offers started coming. What is it about 3Par that's so promising? It's all about the "cloud."

EMC Enters 'Big Data' with Greenplum Acquisition

Data-storage company EMC is buying Greenplum, a California-based startup with a next-generation data-warehousing and analytics technology and customers like Nasdaq, Skype, T-Mobile and Fox Interactive Media.

A More Formidable iTunes?

The Lala purchase and an iTunes overhaul could tighten Apple's already dominant stranglehold on the music industry's digital-downloading segment. Apple may see a fundamental shift in technology, and it's trying to get out in front.