Every person has a different relationship with Google. It touches most of us on a daily basis, and some of the times it might be in ways that we don’t even realize. The search giant has its hands in so many different cookie jars, and now Google cloud services direction Matthias Schwab is explaining why Read The Full Story
It used to be that users were already satisfied with getting 1 or 2 GB free from cloud storage services. But with the amount of media and data files that we collect everyday, mobile users are now looking for those that will be able to offer more than that. Some still go for free storage, but others are now willing to pay given the right incentive and also given the right, trusted brand.
Google is wielding a new weapon against Amazon and Microsoft for cloud computing customers: itself.Google is talking more openly about companies that use its cloud business, and revealing more about its computing resources, perhaps the largest on the planet.
Google seems to be happy with Chrome OS that it regularly updates the platform. Just a couple of months ago, the search giant added seven more Android apps to the OS . Before that another update for Stable Channel was released with MTP . Recently added is Remote Desktop sharing and without leaving Chrome, you can now run Linux in another window.
According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft has invested in Cyanogen, Inc. , making a small contribution in the $70 million of the $100 million that the startup claims to have been able to raise. The startup has so far only accounted for the $30 million of the total.
Google is facing a potential antitrust investigation by Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service following a complaint by Russian competitor Yandex, according to a report by Tech.eu's Robin Wauters . Yandex, also a search engine, is angry that Google's search tool comes already installed on Android mobile devices.
Box announced changes on Wednesday that it hopes will take it into a new phase of growth, and potentially dominance of a critical part of the new way businesses use computers.As expected, Box is opening to outside software developers much of what it now has in secure content storage and viewing on a proprietary basis.
Google is offering a new kind of data storage service – and revealing its cloud computing strategy against Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.The company said on Wednesday that it would offer a service, called Nearline, for non-essential data. Like an AWS product called Glacier, this storage costs just a penny a month per gigabyte. Microsoft’s cheapest listed online storage is about 2.
It has 33,000 employees, and 10 million daily visits.So, surely Soni must be worried about the threat of this giant company, known for crushing competitors even if it takes hemorrhaging money to gain marketshare, trying to move fast into India?"It's about understanding where the future is going to be," Soni says.
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For the last few years, companies like Google, eBay’s PayPal and Facebook have dabbled in peer-to-peer payments, the business of letting people freely send money to one another through email or on their smartphones. None of these companies have found a way to make money from it.Square, the e-commerce start-up, is trying to change that.
One of Google's most influential engineering executives is weighing his options at the company roughly six moths after he was replaced as head of the maps group, sources say.Brian McClendon, who was Vice President of Google Maps, was replaced by Jen Fitzpatrick, another Google veteran who has been with Google since 1999 and was one of its first female engineers.
Google has never shied away from novelty or big spending to find ways to connect more people to the Internet. Over the last two years, its ideas have included fleets of little satellites, solar-powered drones that would fly around the world and balloons that float high into the stratosphere, beaming the Internet to those below, Conor Dougherty reports.
In a filing with the FCC, company executives said they were "helping to make Internet bandwidth more abundant ... The broadband ecosystem will be well-served by a policy environment that removes barriers to investment, discourages monetization of scarcity, and empowers consumers.
Despite using technology that would be considered outdated and clunky in Silicon Valley, Smith is optimistic.“We’re on it,” she told The Times, of trying to bring the federal government up to speed on modern technology.“This is the administration that’s working to upgrade that and fix it.”If you buy a new laptop today, it probably won't have a port for floppy disks.
Google 's Ingress , the brainchild of its Niantic Labs game studio that was launched a handful of years ago, is a game that mixes the digital world with the real one involving people all over the world, and it has proven widely successful. Many people play the game daily, and that popularity is spurring Google take Ingress further, at least according to some sources that have cropped up.