Is the acquisition of Rackspace AT&T's last chance to catch the cloud train?

Last week, Tiffany Lathe, Vice President and General Council of Rackspace announced that Rackspace is hiring Morgan Stanley to evaluate multiple inbound offers for acquisiton. Market immediately started to speculate about possible acquirers, AT&T, HP, EMC, Cisco and IBM are among the most prominent suspects. Rackspace, who stores data and manages software for enterprises on remote servers, differentiated itself from competitors, Google or Amazon, by keeping higher prices of its services, while providing superb customer experience to its clients. Combining that with a being second player on the market, just after Amazon's cloud services, it is understandable why Rackspace is now considered as a good acquisition target, by many.

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Why killing net neutrality could be the best thing that can happen to Mad Men fans in Europe?

Let’s face it, today, we live inside the Internet. Without it, our modern lives would be almost impossible. We can instantly access all web sites, social networks and content which we are consuming. For that matter, people behind those services are working hard every day to improve our experience of using their services. Net neutrality is a principle, or a set of rules, which are allows, consumers, to access all web content in the same way, with the same speed and usability, it levels the playing field.

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Despite initial resistance, cooperating with OTTs instead of competing with them, shows the greatest gains for telecoms

Over the past couple of years, we have seen rapid growth in the mobile app market. The reason for that can be found in  consumer demand for high speed mobile internet and the increasing penetration of affordable smartphone devices. Telecoms were in an unfavorable position, endangered by fast paced and lean “virtual” competition. Competition which was not bound by regulation, country borders or coverage, and telecoms needed to react fast. Since 2008 when Apple introduced the App Store,  telecom operators have tried a number of approaches in how to deal with the threats from OTTs and how to compete with them. 

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