Welcome to the world of tiered clouds

Microsoft Azure Basic and Amazon’s designation of “previous generation” EC2 instances may signal a shift to more tiering of basic cloud infrastructure.

Flush a toilet and cool Google’s data center

Google has turned to chilly outside air and even seawater for greener ways to cool its data centers. But the search engine giant said on Thursday that it has now also tapped into recycled waste water to cool a data center in Douglas County, Georgia.

The Indian web and mobile markets by the numbers

Sometimes it’s easier to get a picture of a market if you look directly at the numbers. Google India’s Rajan Anandan gave us a snap shot of the data that is driving the consumers entrepreneurs, and investors in the rapidly growing Indian web and mobile markets.