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December 14, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, December 14 2010

Our pick of the morning reading


‘They’re gonna keep throwing data at ya’: Q&A with Phil Soran, CEO of Compellent (CBR)
Dell has agreed to acquire storage virtualisation player Compellent for $960m. But will it upset its EMC apple-cart? CBR caught up with the CEO of Compellent for a Q&A in late October. Here’s what he had to say.

Is Dell-Compellent the Top of the Data Storage Frenzy? (Wall Street Journal)
Shira Ovide asks how long the data storage party can last, following Dell’s acquisition of Compellent.

Google’s ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman (The Guardian)
Google’s new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control, warns Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the operating system GNU.

David Cameron urges Twitter to make its HQ @London (The Telegraph)
The Prime Minister joined forces with Boris Johnson in a personal plea to Twitter to base its European HQ in London, The Telegraph says.

Freedom exists in a school book (CounterMeasures)
The continuing DDoS attacks on major commercial websites in support of Operation Avenge Assange raise some interesting questions about internet freedom, says Trend Micro’s Rik Ferguson.

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