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: Vodafone plc

Vodafone teams up with Google Cloud on data analytics

Mobile operator Vodafone Group and Google Cloud entered a strategic partnership to jointly develop data services, Vodafone has stated over the weekend.

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon expects spring windfall as US reopens, posts record profits

Amazon.com posted record profits from pandemic shopping and indicated sales would keep growing even as customers emerged from their homes in the reopening US economy.

Platform News: IBM

IBM to acquire software provider Turbonomic for over $1.5 billion

IBM has said it has agreed to acquire Turbonomic, a provider of software that helps companies monitor the performance of their business applications, the latest in a series of clou...

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Labor Board: Evidence presented by union in Amazon vote ‘could be grounds for overturning election’

The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday said evidence submitted by the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) “could be grounds for overturning” Am...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft sales grow on cloud strength, shares dip on heightened valuation

Microsoft Corp met analysts’ quarterly sales expectations and beat profit estimates, but its shares fell slightly as investors hoped for an even stronger performance after a ...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google sales top estimates; Alphabet plans $50 billion buyback

Alphabet beat quarterly revenue estimates and announced a $50 billion share buyback as the recovering economy and surging use of online services combined to accelerate its advertis...

Amy Klobachur

US antitrust senators query Google over testimony meddling concerns

US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee sent a letter to Google saying they were “deeply troubled” by what they called a possible attempt to influence witness testimony ...

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming

UK Cyber Spy Chief suggests China could rule world’s technology

The West must urgently act to ensure China does not dominate emerging technologies and gain control of the “global operating system”, the UK’s top cyber spy has s...

Platform News: Confluent

LinkedIn-backed Confluent confidentially files for US IPO

Confluent Inc, a real-time event streaming platform, has confidentially submitted paperwork for a US initial public offering, joining hundreds of other tech start-ups that are look...

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Google and Apple executives to testify in app store hearing on Wednesday

Senior executives from Google and Apple will testify tomorrow about antitrust concerns related to their app stores along with executives of three companies which rely on those onli...

Platform News: International Business Machines, IBM

IBM returns to sales growth after a year of declines on cloud strength

IBM returned to sales growth in the first quarter after a year of declines and beat Wall Street targets on Monday, boosted by its bets in the high-margin cloud computing business.

JP Morgan Chase

USbanks deploy AI to monitor customers and workers amid tech backlash

Several US banks have started deploying camera software that can analyse customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near ATMs, even as they remain wary about po...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft to invest $1 billion in Malaysia to set up data centres

Microsoft Corporation will invest a cool $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership programme with government agencies and local companies, the So...

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 ...