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Amazon, Google, and Alibaba fuel booming smart speaker market
While these vendors have had great success in the market, other vendors like Samsung, Huawei, and Apple have failed to capitalise.
Google discovers it’s not women that it’s underpaying - it’s men
After conducting a pay equity analysis, the company uncovered some unexpected findings that resulted in $9.7m of pay rises for underpaid staff.
You can now wander down NZ’s longest river with Google
The Google Street View Trekker has now mapped the length of New Zealand’s longest river - all 425 kilometres of it.
Exclusive interview: Google’s escalation of the cloud wars
Rackware's CEO believes Google is going to be doing more acquisitions and buying an enterprise salesforce to grow more aggressively.
Android OS now FIDO2 certified, accelerating global migration
Mobile apps and websites can now leverage FIDO standards to provide a simpler and secure biometric login for over a billion devices supporting Android 7.0+.
Exclusive Q&A: Why has Google thrown down the $13b gauntlet?
Unitas Global's Francesco Paola says the ongoing cloud war is good for everyone involved.
How to make Google Ads campaigns work for your business
Some businesses tend to run a campaign for two or three months and waste a lot of money in the process.
Google doubles down on hybrid cloud strategy
CSP is a platform that aims to simplify building, running, and managing services both on-premise and in the cloud.
Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.
Bug makes Android phones hackable via PNG image files
This means any application handling PNG files that have been carefully crafted by an attacker can end up running the attacker’s code.
Germany watchdog calls out Facebook's 'abuse of power'
Bundeskartellamt asserts that Facebook must ask for consent from all users to collect data from within Facebook-owned services and third party websites – or face heavy restrictions on data collection.
Google's new Chrome feature warns about compromised logins
This week Google released extra measures in a bid to provide better security for its users’ data.
Jigsaw launches DDoS protection for EU political organisations
“European political organisations will have the same access to Google’s defense technology that previously was only available to news organisations and human rights groups."
Google makes its first ever renewable energy investment in Asia
This week Google announced that it is making a huge investment in renewable energy in Asia with a huge solar farm in Taiwan.
Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
Kiwi firms can’t afford to ignore online advertising
Voon believes that some marketing managers, particularly those in businesses with more than 10 branches, don’t realise brick-and-mortar stores can also be an SEO goldmine.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
NZ companies ill-prepared for new digital marketing era
Kim Voon claims New Zealand companies need to get off their bums and get on with adopting new marketing tech or face being left behind by their global peers.
Hyperscale data centres surging globally, 132 more on the way
The relentless demand for more data has seen a spike both in the size and number of hyperscale data centres.
NordVPN rounds up the worst data breaches of 2018
In 2018, over a billion people’s data was compromised.
DigiCert conquers Google's distrust of Symantec certs
“This could have been an extremely disruptive event to online commerce," comments DigiCert CEO John Merrill.
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
Google Cloud throws more money at APAC, new regions announced
"The Asia Pacific market is important for Google Cloud, and we are making long-term investments to support our growing business there.”