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.

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...

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

US panel votes yes on ‘break ’em up’ antitrust bill

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to require Big Tech platforms to choose between running a platform and competing on it, wrapping up two days of votes that...

Jio Platforms

Google expands Jio partnership with Indian smartphone, cloud tie-ups

Google deepened its partnership with Reliance Jio with an “ultra-affordable” smartphone which could connect hundreds of millions of customers to high-speed mobile data ...

European Union

National antitrust watchdogs want more say in enforcing EU tech rules

German and French antitrust watchdogs and their counterparts in the other 25 EU countries argued for a bigger role in enforcing proposed tough new rules reining in Alphabet unit Go...

US House of Representatives

US House panel approves higher merger fees and bigger enforcement budgets

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers and increase fees on the biggest mergers as the panel con...

Google Cloud

Google’s cloud taps AMD for new service as chip wars heat up

AMD and Alphabet’s Google Cloud have said Google will offer cloud computing services based on AMD’s newest data center chip, a move likely to intensify AMD’s push...

Platform News: Semiconductor and chipmaker nvidia

Nvidia to invest at least $100 million in UK supercomputer, CEO says

Nvidia Corp’s chief executive has said the company will spend at least $100 million on a supercomputer in the United Kingdom.

European Commission

EU states back personal data flows with ex-member Britain

European Union member states have agreed that UK standards for the protection of personal data are sufficiently high that such information can continue to flow between the EU and i...

President Macron

Macron bemoans nonsense innovation, takes aim at Chinese and US tech bonanza

French President Macron has called out what he described as excesses of liquidity in the US and Chinese financial markets, some of which he said could instead foster the growth of ...

Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

Cloud ramp up weighs on Oracle’s profit view, shares fall

Oracle Corp has forecast current-quarter profit below Wall Street estimates, as the business software maker ramps up investments in its cloud computing business to take on rivals i...

Lina Khan FTC

Big Tech critic Lina Khan becomes FTC chair in the US

Lina Khan, an antitrust researcher focused on Big Tech’s immense market power, was sworn in on Tuesday as chair of the US Federal Trade Commission, a victory for progressives...