Late News: AMD Reports Cloud Computing Maturing, Twitter Revamps Search, Lucid Previews GPU Virtualisation

Advanced Micro Devices says that cloud computing technology is maturing at a fast rate, but some businesses still lack the expertise required to deploy the technology properly. According to the company’s Rise of Cloud Computing report, 70 percent of the respondents said that they were either using or planning to use cloud computing services for hosting applications and store data.

Lucid has previewed new GPU virtualisation software that supports GPUs offered by both AMD and Intel. The Computex trade show in Taipei saw the company demonstrating the Vertu Universal software on notebooks, All-in-One devices and desktop PCs running on integrated graphic processors made by AMD and Intel.

Twitter is being used by 13 percent of adult web users in the US, up from 8 percent last year, a new Pew Internet report has found. The report attributed the rise in user base to the fact that the platform has evolved into a hub of information in addition to the vapid banter about people's everyday lives.

Cisco has predicted that there will be 15 billion connected devices on the planet by 2015. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast, apart from a massive boom in the number of connected devices, global internet traffic will quadruple between 2010 and 2015.

Twitter has updated its search feature with support for photos and videos on its search results. In a blog post, Twitter said that from now on, whenever users search for a particular piece of information or topic, apart from relevant tweets, they will also see a list of related photos and videos uploaded by users.