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 News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

EU court to rule on Google’s $2.8 billion EU antitrust fine on November 10

Europe’s second-top court will rule on Google’s challenge against a 2.4 billion euro (approximately $2.8 billion) EU antitrust fine on Nov. 10, the first of a trio of c...

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos’ journey from suburban garage to edge of space

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, is set to launch into space aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, just nine days after rival Richard Branson became the ...

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

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Google and Facebook were hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and abusing the...

Platform News: European Union flags

After US push, EU pauses tax plan, but Ireland sticks to its guns

The European Union has agreed to delay a corporate tax plan for the bloc following pressure from the Biden-Harris administration and in a bid to facilitate a broader global tax dea...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

The fight by Microsoft and Amazon for the Pentagon’s cloud contract

The US Defense Department dealt a blow to Microsoft Corp when the Pentagon announced it was scrapping the Trump-era award of a $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing project.

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

Industry group warns law changes may force tech firms to quit Hong Kong

An Asian industry group that includes Google, Facebook and Twitter has warned that tech companies could stop offering their services in Hong Kong if the Chinese territory proceeds ...

Amazon's new CEO

The challenges facing Amazon’s new CEO, Andy Jassy

Amazon.com Inc now has a new CEO: Andy Jassy, the mastermind behind its lucrative cloud computing division, who succeeds company founder Jeff Bezos.

Jeff Bezos

What’s next for Amazon’s Jeff Bezos? Look at his Instagram

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said it was time to bust out the tequila. Standing by the seashore, the celebrity wrestler and film star put his arm around Jeff Bezos, Amazon...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google reports soaring attrition among Black women

Workers identifying as “Black+” or “Latinx+” left Alphabet Inc’s Google at higher rates last year than in 2019, the company has said.

AT&T

AT&T to run core 5G network on Microsoft’s cloud

Microsoft Corp and AT&T Inc have said that the carrier will run core parts of its 5G wireless network on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

US Justice Department says Google depositions should be in person

An attorney for the US Justice Department has said that he wanted depositions planned for August in an antitrust lawsuit against Google to be live rather than on Zoom.

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

Big Tech wins two battles in fight with US antitrust enforcers

Facebook Inc won two big fights with antitrust enforcers – and joined the $1 trillion club for market capitalization – as a federal judge threw out two lawsuits against...

Joe Biden

White House order pushes antitrust enforcement throughout US economy

The Biden-Harris White House is working on an antitrust executive order that aims to push government agencies to consider how their decisions will impact competition in an industry...