10 things we learned this week 
'Roid rage, Tasmanians, Indians and the cost of living.
 
Dropbox matches Google Drive with $10 plan 
Cloud storage race to the bottom continues.
 
Distie's new tool encrypts Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox 
 
Channel helps drive NetApp earnings 
First quarter shows OEM sales continuing to fall.
 
OpenStack challenged by lack of talent 
Co-founder says skills are at a premium.
 
Global Cloud Xchange appoints local boss 
David Pearson brings 28 years of telecom experience.
 
VMware report shows vCloud cheaper and faster than AWS and Azure 
 
AWS security prone to dangerous lapses 
Researcher warns of config weaknesses and app vulnerabilities.
 
First suppliers join Microsoft on Qld govt panel  
Digital Sense and NewBase signed up by ‘cloud-first’ state.
 
Microsoft exec to VMware: you can't "dabble" in public cloud 
 
Keeping up the cloud commissions 
Cloud intermediary Saxum makes sure resellers get their due.
 
45th price cut for AWS 
Amazon also makes four 'Trusted Advisor' features free.
 
The highs and lows of hybrid cloud 
Thomas Duryea, Oakton, First Focus IT and others talk on-prem, private and public cloud.
 
Forget Moore's Law in cloud. Meet Bezos’ Law 
A rule of thumb to measure falling cloud prices.
 
Who wins in the cloud price wars? 
AWS, Google and Microsoft are slashing prices in a race to the bottom.
 
Look out Amazon: IBM, Microsoft notch big cloud gains 
AWS way ahead, but finally has competition.
 
Amazon 3D printing lets you customise your order 
Amazon lets you personalise objects and 3D print on demand.
 
Investors losing patience with unprofitable Amazon 
 
Amazon posts biggest loss since 2012 
Discounting at AWS is not helping.
 
Amazon smartphone fails to fire up reviewers 
Gimmicks won't beat iPhone and Android.
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Issue: 330 | August 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.