Apple TV: 250,000 Sold In Six Weeks

Apple didn’t announce the number of Apple TVs sold as part of its earnings release, but Steve Jobs reported on the company’s investor call that it’s sold more than 250,000 Apple TVs since the company first made the product available in early September.

Hey Shareholders, Capex Means Cash in the Cloud!

Om’s post about Google’s spending got me thinking about the hypocrisy in the way we assess web companies’ decisions to splurge on infrastructure. Startups are praised for spending on more infrastructure, while public companies feel the wrath of financial analysts when they do the same.

Oct. 15: What We’re Reading About Infrastructure

Bolstering the argument that money makes the world go ’round, Google’s earnings, and spending, were big news today, as is the third-quarter decrease in VC funding. AMD’s “better than expected” net loss and the prospect of cloud-caused job losses also garnered attention.

New Relic Gets Another $10M, Proves SaaS Profitability

SaaS startup New Relic has received an additional $10 million in funding for its application performance management offering that targets both data centers and the cloud. That brings its total to $20 million, which the company says is far more than it needs to be profitable.

Credit Suisse Spawn DynamicOps Enters Private Cloud Game

The cloud-management space got a little more crowded with the release of DynamicOps’ Cloud Automation Center. That market is full of startup vendors, but DynamicOps has a couple of aces in the hole that might make it particularly appealing to enterprise customers.

Exalogic: Larry Gets the Cloud Now & He Wants It All

Oracle today announced a slew of new products that, at least on paper, deliver one of the most comprehensive enterprise computing solutions around. The company has extended the concept of “stack” further than any other technology player, by covering the hardware from compute to storage.

3 Productivity Tips for the Corporate Web Worker

I should admit to a dirty little secret: I’m a productivity junkie. I get an enormous amount of pleasure out of finding faster and more efficient ways to accomplish everyday tasks; I love to find better ways to gather and process information more quickly.