Judea Pearl, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, has been awarded the prestigious 2011 A.M. Turing Award.Pearl, 75, was being honored for "innovations that enabled remarkable advances in the partnership between humans and machines," the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) said.The award, named for British mathematician Alan M. Turing and considered the "Nobel Prize in Computing," carries a $250,000 prize sponsored by computer chip giant Intel and Internet titan Google.
SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE, June 24 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp on Monday announced a tie-up to give the once-fierce rivals a leg up against newer Web-based "cloud" computing companies chipping away at their traditional businesses.
Google's plan to replace cookies with a new tracking device called AdID is, in some respects, a giant "screw you!" to Microsoft, Facebook and Apple. Pretty much all aspects of the internet (except for mobile apps) are largely based on cookies and the data they generate.
US computer giant Dell announced Tuesday that it has acquired Boomi, a company that provides Web-based or "cloud" computing services.Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.The Texas-based Dell said the purchase of Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based Boomi will allow it to "help businesses reap the full value of cloud computing," where software or services are hosted on the Web and available on demand.Boomi operates a platform that allows transfers of data between cloud-based applications and "on-premise" computer networks.
Jeffrey M. Kaplan submits: As the new year and decade get underway, here are a few of the areas of the cloud computing market which I think will be important competitive battlefields for established and emerging players: