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Gigaom | Print-on-demand may be coming soon to a Books-A-Million near you

Advertisement<p>Books-A-Million (s BAMM), the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain after Barnes & Noble (s BKS) (not that there’s a lot of …

How Print-On-Demand Is Transforming Self-Publishing

These days, everyone’s an entrepreneur. That includes creative professionals, such as artists, musicians and authors, who used to be considered nearly the vocational opposite of businesspeople. Not anymore. Thanks to the advent of self-publishing, crowdfunding and e-commerce, indie artists of all …

Moving from Heroku to the clean cloud

Recently I have been building a new website for Repowering - a co-operative focused on radically increasing the number of renewable energy projects …

Google offers new App Engine features to chase after Amazon's cloud computing dominance

PHP support and a new storage solution strengthen Google's hand<p>In the market for cloud infrastructure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates, powering websites and applications like Netflix, Reddit, and Dropbox, and raking in massive revenues — estimated to grow to $8.8 billion this year. But there …

Finding the next AWS, VMWare or EMC: Five areas where cloud startups can make it big

In a world where, in the blink of an eye, anyone with a credit card can access what is essentially the largest computer in the world (in the form of …

Google Explains Why Its Cloud Service Is Different When It Comes To Lock-In

A Google engineer concluded on his Google+ page last week that a cloud platform can’t be built without some form of lock-in. That’s evidently true but there really is one main reason for making such a point. Google wants to show that it is not much different from its competitors when it comes to …

Amazon’s AWS Now Offers A Push Notification Service For iOS, Android And Kindle Apps, Widening Its Toolkit For Mobile Developers

Amazon continues to “push” further into the space of becoming a one-stop shop for mobile developers looking to make, host and distribute apps, and in the latest development, today the company’s Amazon Web Services division announced the launch of SNS Mobile Push, which lets developers set up and …

VMware and Amazon clouds: not as far apart as you think

What a difference a few months makes. In March, VMware’s CEO and COO implored VMware partners to sell its cloud vision because if those enterprise …

New from Google App Engine just for your busy application: Dedicated memcache

If you’re a developer needing fast query performance for your applications, Google(S goog) App Engine now has a deal for you. The just-released GAE …

Palo Alto to require wiring for fast EV chargers in new homes

Palo Alto is an ideal place for electric vehicles when it's full of wealthy, tech-savvy executives. It only makes sense, then, that the city council has voted in favor of a proposal requiring that new homes include wiring for speedy Level 2 EV chargers. The mandate should add less than $200 to a …

Cloud Elements: Made by Developers for Developers

One day while Vineet Joshi and Atul Barve were developing API integration for a SaaS venture, they had a flash of brilliance. You see, they had been …