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 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.
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.
Google recently released its financial report for the 2nd quarter of the year. Highlights include an 11% revenue growth year over year, $17.7 billion revenue, and cash flow of $7.0 billion during the past quarter. The search giant saw a constant currency revenue growth of 18% year over year, thanks to the strong performance of programmatic advertising and Youtube.
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 '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.
When people look up a company’s Facebook page on their smartphones, the address is overlaid on a digital map provided by Here, Nokia’s mapping unit, which is for sale.The same goes for the mapping services offered by Amazon and Yahoo.
As we previously reported , Microsoft is using a tried-and-true trick to help generate revenue for Azure, its competitor to Amazon Web Services and one of its most important products. And people who closely follow the company are starting to ask questions about how many customers are really using its cloud (known as "consumption" or "usage"), and how much revenue is coming from this trick.
Now, a consumer advocacy group in the US in calling on the Federal Trade Comission (FTC) to reopen its investigation into Google, while at least one lawmaker in Europe is calling for a crackdown on its practices.The report recommended that the FTC file charges, but instead Google underwent some voluntary changes and the investigation was closed.
Goodbye iPhoto, hello Photos. Apple has revealed a new, cloud-centric photo management and editing app for OS X Yosemite , recognizing the changing ways people take and organize photos, and the rise of the smartphone camera. Built completely afresh, Photos is set to be baked into OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, due for release this spring, but will be offered in the developer build from today.
Google may be considering chopping up its social network Google+ into separate pieces rather than keeping it together as one holistic social platform, according to a new report from Forbes . Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and apps, suggested to the publication that Google+ could be broken up into different components.