Beancounters from Forrester believe that the future of cloud computing belongs to Amazon and Google.
Analyst John Rymer says “public cloud services,” which is where the future lies and even Dell’s EMC purchase can’t change that.
Amazon and Google now offer their own infrastructure to the rest of the world as cloud computing services. more»
Google has released a new advertising project called Customer Match, lets advertisers upload their customer and promotional email address lists into AdWords.
The new targeting capability extends beyond search to include both YouTube Trueview ads and the newly launched native ads in Gmail. more»
The EU has denied US corporate claims that it is “anti-American” in its recent wave of litigation against top American tech companies.
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s accusations of anti-US bias over her decision to go after Google for abusing its internet search dominance and Apple over an Irish tax deal, saying such talk was a fallacy. more»
Google is adding another product in its range of big data services on the Google Cloud Platform today.
Dubbed the Cloud Dataproc service, the product is in beta, but Google Beta products normally stay that way for years.
The service sits between managing the Spark data processing engine or Hadoop framework directly on virtual machines and a fully managed service like Cloud Dataflow. more»
People mocked when Google’s high-priced Chromebook Pixel laptop was released.
After all who would buy a $999 Chromebook Pixel 2 which seemed to do most of its work on the internet running lite services like Google Docs and Facebook but not traditional PC software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. more»
Search engine Google is rumoured to be signing up for Samsung’s 3D NAND in its data centres in a move which is similar to its rival’s Amazon.
Samsung’s 3D NAND is currently used in Kaminario K2 all-flash arrays and is being tipped for MacBooks. more»
The UK Court of Appeal has turned down an attempt by Google to overthrow a previous verdict that allowed people to sue it over privacy settings.
The case, according to the BBC, centres around allegations that Google got round security settings on the Apple Safari browser and threw advertising cookies on people’s websites to advertise stuff. more»
Search engine Google is furious that an Egyptian networking company managed to clone its security certificate.
According to Google’s bog, the search engine became aware of unauthorised digital certificates for several Google domains. The certificates were issued by an intermediate certificate authority apparently held by a company called MCS Holdings. more»
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said that the technology behind his outfit’s Glass project is too important to throw away, and that the programme has been put under the control of Nest’s Tony Fadell to “make it ready for users”. more»
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considered taking Google to the cleaners in 2012 for abusing its monopoly position but in the end decided against the move.
That’s according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which said the five FTC commissioners decided not to pursue their findings. more»
Ever eager to join the fashion bandwagon, chip giant Intel has joined up with TAG Heuer and Google to create a smart watch which they will launch before the end of the year.
TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver told a press conference at a Swiss watch trade show that the deal is a “marriage of technological innovation with watchmaking credibility”. more»
Cupertino based Apple Inc has decided to ditch HP and Dell to supply its servers and instead is looking to Taiwanese firms to supply its data centre needs.
That’s according to Taiwan wire Digitimes which said some of the local white box server manufacturers have already received orders from Apple for boxes. more»
The artificial intelligence project called Einstein and used in its so called personal assistant Cortana is set to be ported to Android and to Apple’s iOS.
That’s according to a report from Reuters, which said in an exclusive interview that Cortana will eventually become a stand alone application. more»
Google is offering a new kind of data storage service which should go a long way to melting Amazon’s Glacier.
Nearline is for non-essential data, similar to Glacier, but it is offering it a cent a month per gigabyte. This is more than half the cheapest in the market place, which is Microsoft’s 2.4 cents a gigabyte. more»
In a classic poacher turned game keeper scenario, a former Google executive has taken over the US Patent Office.
The US Senate confirmed former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee will head the US Patent and Trademark Office. No one has taken the job for two years ever since David Kappos, a former IBM suit, left in February 2013. more»