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Synergy reports record-breaking Q1 capex spend for big cloud providers
The capital expenditure (Capex) of hyperscale operators jumped to $27 billion in Q1, according to Synergy.
Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment.
Big 5 fuel ‘staggering’ growth of capex in hyperscale data centres
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook continue to balloon in the hyperscale data centre market with spending reaching an all-time high.
Google gears up to mark all HTTP pages as 'not secure'
From September 2018 Google will no longer display HTTPS pages as secure in its Chrome browser.
Is the internet getting safer?
Connecting our human selves to our digital identities is hard. How does your bank know it’s really you behind the browser opening a new account?
Google Drive to quietly morph into Google One over next few months
“One of the most common requests we’ve received is for storage plans to be sharable within a family.”
Google Cloud Platform opens a third zone in Singapore
The expansion of the Google Cloud Platform region in Singapore allows customers to distribute their apps and storage across multiple zones.
NEC brings AI to submarine cable networks
NEC announced that successful transmission tests that took place over a commercial subsea cable measuring more than 10,000 kilometers using AI.
Apple’s €850m Irish data centre project goes up in smoke
After fighting a seemingly never ending battle with campaigners, Apple has thrown its €850m Ireland data centre project into the ‘too hard basket’.
Equinix invests US$70m in its eleventh data center in Tokyo
Equinix is investing $70 million in a new data center in Tokyo.
The colocation market conditions you need to know about before picking a provider
As the market expands, so does your ability to find an outstanding collaborative provider who can establish a right-sized approach just for you.
Google sinks further €150m into Ireland data centre expansion
Google has announced a further expansion to its data centre in south west Dublin with the estimated price tag of €150 million.
Xero announces new features with Microsoft, Google, and Stripe
The features will pull photos of receipts right into the Xero Expenses Android app and also allow clients to pay off invoices from within Outlook.
Volvo to embed Google in next-gen infotainment system
Volvo announced it is working with Google to embed Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services.
Google reveals how you’re using AI in your daily life
Google recently revealed 13 ways people are using AI with Google products.
Kiwi game nominated in 2018 Google Play Awards
Sonnar Interactive, in partnership with the Blind Foundation, developed the app.
Google AU hits $1b in revenue… or is it $3b?
In Google Australia has posted $1.02b in revenue. However, in their report, they note that it could have been $3b if not for creative accounting.
Google Cloud transforms the traditional marketing campaign with AI
“Together we are envisioning solutions that will quickly put greater insights in the hands of the marketer, saving them time and energy.”
AI and the cloud - a match made in heaven
When it comes to technology trends, they don’t come much bigger than cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
Gmail’s biggest overhaul is now live
Google recently announced major improvements to Gmail on the web to help people be more productive at work.
Booming cloud infrastructure market an opportunity for channel partners
Worldwide spending on cloud infrastructure services is continuing its rampant growth after surging 47% in 12 months.
Equinix adds support for new Google Cloud platform
“Together with Equinix, we are making it easier for customers to extend their on-premises infrastructure to the Google Cloud Platform.”
Report: Is social media marketing worth the hype?
“If SEO growth slows, then Google product listing advertisements and paid search advertisements will still have the business covered."
GlobalData: AWS, lower cloud adoption barriers or face being overtaken
GlobalData has released commentary reporting Amazon's days at the top of the cloud market could be numbered unless it makes some changes.