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 Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks and competition inquiries

Driven in part by pressure from lawmakers and regulators over the extraordinary power the two technology giants wield over American life, the two players are wrestling to throw eac...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

The Biden administration adds new limits on Huawei’s suppliers

The Biden administration this week amended licenses for companies to sell to China’s Huawei Technologies, further restricting companies from supplying items that can be used ...

Founder of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners Lee

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says “fad” of platform giants will pass

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has said the dominance of internet giants is a “fad” that does not have to endure, adding that urgent change was ne...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch

The Biden White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program...

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 ...