Computing Platform News

From cloud hosting, PaaS and IaaS, through to Machine Learning and AI, this is our latest news and ongoing commentary on the computing platform sector.

Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australian Watchdog: Google misled consumers over data collection

Australia’s federal court found Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator ...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US senator wants to ban ‘Big Tech’ from buying anything ever again

GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who has been a staunch critic of Big Tech over the past few years has introduced a bill that would ban all mergers and acquisitions by any company with a m...

China IPO's

Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny

A growing number of Chinese tech start-ups are cancelling plans to list on Nasdaq-style markets at home with some eyeing Hong Kong share sales instead, as regulators tighten scruti...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for $16 billion

Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications for about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with th...

Alibaba Office Building

China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powe...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US adds Chinese supercomputing entities to economic blacklist

The US Commerce Department has announced that it is adding seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a US economic blacklist for assisting Chinese military efforts.

Platform News: KKR investments

KKR invests $500 million in cloud storage firm Box

Box Inc has said private equity giant KKR & Co Inc would lead a $500 million investment in the company and get a board seat, marking an end to the cloud services provider’...

Platform News: Google

US Supreme Court backs Google over Oracle in copyright case

The US Supreme Court handed Google a major victory, ruling that its use of Oracle’s software code to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s sm...

Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

Oracle offers to move clients to cloud for free as it plays catch-up

Oracle Corp has announced it will migrate companies’ most complicated computer programs to its cloud for free as it tries to catch a new wave of potential cloud-computing cli...

Platform News: Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors from Intel

One billion for every chip-maker who ‘makes in India’

India is said to be offering more than $1 billion in cash to each semiconductor company that sets up manufacturing units in the country as it seeks to build on its smartphone assem...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon’s social media team bares its teeth in Washington

Amazon.com’s social media team bared its teeth this week to go after two big critics in Congress, namely Democrat Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Platform News: Google movements

Google payments chief quits after 15 years at company

Caesar Sengupta, the head of the search platforms payment initiatives, announced on Monday that he was leaving the company next month, after 15 years.

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

More US states join antitrust lawsuit against Google

Four more states have joined a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and others against Google that accuses it of breaking antitrust laws to boost its already dominant advertising bu...