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.

President Donald J Trump

Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

The current US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Microsoft

Microsoft aims to help businesses get handle on data with new tool

Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced a new cloud-based tool designed to assist corporate customers understand where information is scattered throughout their operations and if they...

AWS Amazon

Intel’s Habana starts to chip away at Nvidia in cloud with AWS deal

Intel Corp’s Habana Labs business said it might take the time to acquire market share from Nvidia in cloud and information centre computing but its deal this week using AWS w...

Amazon

Amazon’s cloud unit taps own chips for new supercomputing offering

Amazon.com Inc’s cloud unit on Tuesday offered a new supercomputing service based on its self-designed chips, a further indication of how chips based on Arm Ltd’s techn...

BlackBerry vehicle

BlackBerry and Amazon team up on vehicle data and software platform

Canada’s BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform intended to help automakers and providers standardize vehicle data and accelera...

Amazon

Amazon and Apple stay away from French initiative for Big Tech

Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a brand new French initiative to get global tech firms to publicly commit to fundamentals including paying their fair share of taxes, governm...

Big Data

UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

Authorities and border guards have to fight racial profiling and be sure that their usage of “big data” gathered via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases a...

Tech Titans

France orders tech giants to pay digital tax

France’s finance ministry has sent out notices to large tech companies liable for its own digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry has said.

Slack

Salesforce in talks to acquire workplace app Slack

Cloud-based software company Salesforce.com is currently in discussions to acquire workplace messaging app Slack Technologies since it seeks to expand its own offerings to business...

Amazon

Amazon’s cloud service sees widespread outage

Amazon.com Inc’s widely utilized cloud assistance, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is experiencing a large scale outage, the business said on Wednesday, affecting users ranging fr...

European Union

EU: Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules

Tech giants which violate new EU rules aimed at controlling their abilities could face penalties, be ordered to change their practices as well as be forced to break their European ...

UK Parliament

UK warns tech firms over risks of China expansion

The UK’s digital and tech businesses must be wary of the ethical, legal and commercial risks of expanding to China and accepting Chinese investment, according to a UK governm...

Google

Google under review for possible UK competition enquiry

The UK’s competition regulator has said it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertisements warranted a formal competition law investigation.

Big Data

Apple, GroupM and others ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit

Apple Inc, advertising giant GroupM and many others requested that the judge hearing the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google on Friday to let them de...