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
Andreas Schwab, a German member of the European Parliament, has been making headlines in the last week after drafting a resolution that calls for the breakup of Google.But Mr. Schwab is not just a legislator, he is also “of counsel” at the German law firm CMS Hasche Sigle, which has represented some of the German publishing interests that have been most eager to declaw Google.
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.
After a lucrative 10-year relationship, Mozilla is breaking up with Google and switching to Yahoo as the default search provider for its popular Firefox web browser.Mozilla’s partnership with Google had been rocky for years, so its end was not entirely unexpected.
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.
BRUSSELS — Legislators at the European Parliament who have long sought tough antitrust action against Google called on Friday for a resolution suggesting that Google be broken up into separate companies.The parliament has no formal power over antitrust policy in the European Union, and the resolution, which also covers a range of issues concerning digital consumers in Europe, would be nonbinding.
Google and the European Union have a rocky relationship. The stranglehold Google has on search and search results is sometimes troubling to critics, with the European Commission charged with keeping a close eye on Google’s goings-on.
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.
Another big announcement from BlackBerry Enterprise Summit! The global giant will come up with new identity and access solutions that’ll allow enterprises to embrace Cloud Services more confidently. The solutions, VPN Authentication and Enterprise Identity, will allow users (enterprise employees) to work more productively without compromising cost effectiveness or security.
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.
For companies like Google, facing problems with the law across Europehas become a common thing. The most recent example of this is now taking place in Spain, where the country's parliament just gave the go-ahead to what's being known as the "Google Tax," a set of intellectual property laws that lets news publishers get paid every time their content is linked within search results.
Happy Friday, readers! In today's edition of the Daily Roundup, you can read about an FTC report that revealed how Google manipulated its search results, Microsoft clarified its Windows 10 upgrade policy for pirated copies and what Popcorn Time is doing to prevent a shutdown. Get the details on these stories and more below.
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.
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.