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Google to ban cryptocurrency mining extensions from Chrome
"These extensions have attracted malicious software developers who attempt to abuse the platform at the expense of users."
Google expands Asia Pacific cloud network with new subsea cable
The cloud giant’s investment in the JGA cable system adds to its portfolio of existing cable investments, which include HK-G and SJC subsea cables.
Cisco vs. Microsoft: Giants battle for leadership as market reaches all-time high
“We are now having to track 160 different vendors and service providers in order to really understand the market.”
Google rolls out phishing prevention amongst new G Suite security features
Updates include phishing prevention, mobile device management, security keys for two-factor authentication, Information Rights Management, and more.
High demand for Google’s machine learning processor in NZ
Google’s Tensor Processing Units are hardware accelerators optimised to speed up and scale up Machine Learning workloads.
Early creations with Google’s ARCore are taking off
While it’s only been a few weeks since launch, developers are already publishing new ARCore experiences on Google Play.
Google’s new investment in Dutch data centre brings total to €1.5b
Google is investing a further €500m into its Dutch data centre that ran on 100% renewable energy from day 1 to further expand the facility.
Report: Enterprise server demand underwhelming for 4Q17
A report by Dell’Oro Group has shown that high memory costs contributed to a slower than expected Purley refresh cycle slowing sales in the quarter.
Google Cloud builds local momentum with new partner
Dynamo6 is the latest Kiwi organisation to be appointed as a Google Cloud partner expanding its reach in Hamilton, Auckland and Bay of Plenty.
How Google secured more than two billion Android devices
Despite all of the breaches across platforms last year Google remains optimistic about their security progress.
Google to follow Facebook's lead on banning cryptocurrency ads
From June 2018 Google users may not see so many advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content.
Siri watch out, Google is gunning for your job
Last year Google brought its AI assistant to iPhones and now, iPads are joining the party.
Everything you need to know about microservices in today's agile world
Microservices will continue to grow in popularity this year, as more companies realise significant business benefits.
5 reasons why Japan is a global data center powerhouse
Moreover, in 2016, Google launched its first Japanese cloud region in Tokyo and second in Asia Pacific.
Google puts Mario on the map
Mario will start rolling out on Maps globally today and will join users on their road trips for a week.
Amazon and Facebook make 2017 the year of hyperscale
“The capex analysis emphasizes the biggest reason why those cloud providers are so difficult to challenge.”
NZ Commerce Commission warns consumers to stay away from dodgy ticket site
The Commission is investigating Viagogo and to date has received 228 complaints about the website.
Make music from the comfort of Chrome
Google recently unveiled the latest addition to their Chrome Music Lab line-up.
Google’s data centre investments in EU since 2007 exceed EUR 4.3b
Google's data centre investments in EU have reaped widespread benefits according to a recent report from Copenhagen Economics - but change is needed.
Google announces new data centers and offices across the US
Google has announced new or expanded data center and office locations and across the US.
Google launches Cloud IoT core, snaps up A/NZ-based customer
The company has also announced an ecosystem of delivery partners for the service including Cisco and Intel.
IBM vs Google vs Intel - The race to quantum computing
While a 300-bit quantum chip is theoretically feasible, it is not, at this time, practically possible, nor is it commercially viable.
INTERVIEW: What Google’s decision to distrust Symantec certificates means
Last year Chrome announced a formal plan to remove trust from Symantec-issued certificates - Venafi's Walter Goulet discusses the implications.
Google Cloud to snap up LogMeIn’s Xively for US$50m
Google indicated in a recent blog post that it means to use Xively as its launch pad into the ballooning IoT market.