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 Economy: Parler App

Parler sues Amazon again, alleging effort to ‘destroy’ app

Parler, a wildly social media app, filed a new lawsuit accusing Amazon.com of trying to destroy its business following the January 6th storming of the US Capitol building by suppor...

UK police force

UK’s cyber spies embrace the AI revolution

Cyber spies at Britain’s GCHQ say they have fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover patterns in vast amounts of global data to counter hostile disinformation a...

Platform News: the Tech Titans

BofA: Big tech-led equity inflows fuelling ‘mother-of-all asset bubbles’

A record rush to ‘big tech’ stocks saw equity funds bagging $27.8 billion inflows last week with the ongoing ultra-easy monetary policy creating the “mother-of-al...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google fires second AI ethics leader as dispute grows

Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethic...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Bosch and Microsoft join forces to develop vehicle software platform

Bosch will work with Microsoft on a software platform for vehicles, it said on Thursday, as it strives to get a foot in the door to the fast-growing market for electromobility and ...

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

Big Tech’s Democratic critics discuss ways to strike back with White House

Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the Biden regime on ways to crack down on Big Tech. These include making social media companies accountable for the spread of di...

Platform Economy: Palantir and Peter Thiel

Palantir signals slower annual revenue growth, shares drop

Peter Thiel-backed data analytics business Palantir Technologies has signalled revenue growth would slow this year, casting a shadow on its better-than-expected quarterly results, ...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify to allow employees to work from anywhere

The Swedish music streaming titan, Spotify Technology will allow its employees to work from anywhere, the company announced in a blog post late last week, further upending the futu...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Alphabet to offer first-ever disclosure of Google Cloud profit

Alphabet will report some key financials for its Google Cloud business for the first time, disclosures that are expected to overshadow record overall quarterly sales for the worlds...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of bias

Google will spend $3.8 million to settle allegations that it underpaid women and unfairly passed over women and Asians for open roles within the organisation, the US Department of ...

Platform Industry: Ford logo on a truck

Ford, Google join hands to offer cloud-based data services

Ford Motor Company will utilise software, cloud computing and AI offered by Google to develop new consumer services and modernize its internal operations, the companies announced o...

European Commission

EU versus ‘Big Tech’ hearing pushed back by two months

EU lawmakers, who are gearing up to curb the power of US tech giants, have told Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google that they are willing to push back a proposed the 1st of February...

Platform Industry: SAP software logo

SAP, promising transformation, kicks off its cloud computing push

Christian Klein, the Chief Executive Officer of software group SAP, has launched a campaign to encourage customers to move operations to the cloud, a change that has attracted shor...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft earnings rise as COVID-19 boosts cloud and Xbox sales

Microsoft Corp has reported its Azure cloud computing services climbed 50%, the next quarter of acceleration in a business that had begun to slow as the global pandemic benefited t...