links for 2009-7-15: Azure pricing higher than Amazon; Google Voice on your phone; Google Calendar features
By kevinschmidt on Jul 15, 2009
- Microsoft's Azure cloud price pipped by Amazon's Linux - Why would you go with Azure when Amazon is the same price or cheaper and offers platform choice? I do find it interesting but not surprising that Amazon charges a 25% premium for Windows over Linux/UNIX. The "Microsoft tax" has to be passed along to the customers.
- Google Calendar gets some labs features - Since their apps are no longer beta, they'll just use Labs at where they provide beta features.
- Dumb wireless pipe wars: Google Voice coming to BlackBerry, Android - Will Google be your phone company too? I'm still waiting for my Google Voice invite.
- VendorRate Report Q2 2009 - VendorRate's customer satisfaction survey has some surprises and what you might expect. Sun amongst the top vendors and all the major mobile providers (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T) along with Microsoft (twice) all lowest rated.