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First POST: Jackpots

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 25 2013

How a blog post about being poor set off a cascade of solidarity; why Google's new Civic Information API is a big deal; the rise of the "protest selfie"; and much, much more. Read More

The Googlization of Wyoming

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 23 2011

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced yesterday that all 10,000 of his state employees are now on Google Apps for Government, a version of Google's cloud-based office platform tweaked to meet government standards: Not only ... Read More

At PdF11, Vivek Kundra Reiterates Open Government Cost Savings, Importance of the Cloud

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 7 2011

The federal government should continue its move to cloud computing and hosting services, for cost savings and to avoid a reliance on outdated infrastructure, U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said earlier this ... Read More

Kundra Closes Down Data Centers, Calls for More Cloud

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 28 2011

Photo credit: NASA Not only are the U.S. data centers the federal government owns wasted -- just 7% of the server space housed within them actually gets used -- but they're security threats: with 2,000 of them dotted ... Read More

What the Heck Does that Mean?: Why Amazon Hosts Websites

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 7 2010

Photo credit: kevindooley Recently, I was talking Wikileaks with a very smart person in my life who had to wonder, "What the heck is Amazon.com doing hosting websites, anyway?" F Read More

Google Secures Its Apps for Government

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 27 2010

Google's offerings to the public sector have just expanded, with the announcement that the company is now offering a version of their "cloud" based Google Apps suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar, and more) ... Read More

City of LA Moves Email to Google's Gov-Only Cloud

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 29 2009

Here's a deal that U.S. Read More