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 cloud computing sector.

Platform News: Google search engine team

How the new update to Google Workspace will increase your productivity

Rejoice, for in a recent blog post, the Mountain View, California-based tech titan announced that for the first time, Google Drive on the web will support many of the common keyboa...

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Instagram utilizes AI in captions to make videos more accessible

Meta Platforms-owned Instagram has introduced automatic captions to videos in an ongoing effort to make content on its platform more accessible.

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Analysis: Amazon defies break-up wave sweeping conglomerates

Amazon.com Inc has become the poster child of technology giants bucking the trend of major conglomerates breaking up, thanks to bright growth prospects shielding it from pressure t...

Growth stocks led by tech

Growth stocks still not cheap, cautions JPMorgan

Tech-dominated “growth” stocks are still not cheap despite some sharp falls over the last six months, analysts at US investment bank JPMorgan has cautioned.

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Nvidia gives an upbeat revenue forecast

Nvidia Corp has forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts’ estimates, banking on strong demand for data centers.

Platform news: Artificial intelligence AI

Europe’s bid for AI standard faces long road, EU lawmakers say

Europe’s effort to set a standard for artificial intelligence will likely take more than a year, with the debate focusing on whether facial recognition should be banned and w...

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China revises draft rules on data security for business sectors

China’s industry ministry published revisions to draft rules dictating how companies and localities should manage data, bringing more specificity to the country’s evolv...

Platform News: Google

Alphabet eyes $2 trillion value after blowout results

Google parent company Alphabet advanced nearer to joining peers Apple and Microsoft in the elite $2 trillion market valuation club as the search giant’s shares surged more th...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple sales and profit top estimates as hit from chip shortages eases

Apple Inc has reported record sales in the holiday quarter, beating estimates due to high iPhone demand and growing subscribers, even as a chips shortage that it said has begun eas...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft cloud growth forecast bodes well for tech rivals, too

After a brief scare, Microsoft Corp reassured tech investors that its enterprise internet cloud business category has plenty of room to grow.

Platform News: Google

Three US states, DC sue Google over location-tracking

Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade use...

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Meta says its new AI supercomputer will be world’s fastest

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc has said that its research team has built a new artificial intelligence supercomputer that it thinks will be the fastest in the world when comple...

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White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google asks judge to dismiss most of Texas antitrust lawsuit

Google has asked a federal judge to dismiss the majority of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Texas and other states that accused the search giant of abusing its dominance of the onlin...

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China cyberspace regulator drafts new rules for internet behemoths

China’s cyberspace regulator has drafted new guidelines that will require the country’s internet behemoths to obtain its approval before they undertake any investments ...