Noon News: Cloud Computing on USB Devices, FCC Sued Over Net Neutrality, LaPlug Launched by LaCie

A San Francisco based cloud computing start-up has managed to fit the cloud in a USB stick to entice enterprise users. Piston Computing, founded by the team the created OpenStack cloud computing platform, placed the platform in a USB device that also contains it’s Linux based PentOS platform.

The Free Press has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communication Commission, challenging the net neutrality rules laid out by the regulator. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, claims that the net neutrality rules laid down by the regulator are different for fixed line and mobile wireless broadband.

Digital storage provider LaCie has dished out a new device, dubbed LaPlug, that lets users store and stream media or other data over a network. LaPlug can be used to share any USB storage devices like thumb drives and external hard disks over a local network.

Struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is reportedly planning to cut 3,500 more jobs as a part of a restructuring move under the leadership of Stephen Elop.

New NFC (Near Fields Communication) specifications have been released, which will let users share data between their NFC enabled devices such as contact details without requiring them to use any specialised application for the purpose.