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Facebook and YouTube scrub the Trump whistle-blowers name

US platform players Facebook and YouTube have declared that they have removed content that mentioned the potential name of the whistle-blower whose complaint sparked an impeachment...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

British broadcasters join up for new BritBox streaming service

LONDON – A streaming service created by British broadcasters ITV and the BBC and went live on Thursday, entering a market dominated by Netflix and Amazon with a £5.99 pound a...

Server spec

Servers and software used (version 1)

We are a relatively new property, with a ton of CPU and memory intensive functionality. Our functional spec is based around the serving of content, e-commerce transactions and memb...

MSFT

Microsoft rolls out new cloud tool for analysing business data

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft Corp announced on Monday a new service aimed at helping large businesses put to use the huge amounts of data stored in corporate systems.

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

Two plead guilty in conspiracy involving Uber, LinkedIn, others – US Justice Dept

WASHINGTON – Two hackers pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for a conspiracy to extract bounties from Uber Technologies Inc, LinkedIn and other corporations in exch...

Cloud IaaS

An insight into our hosting set-up

We have recently moved from the dedicated server hosted in Australia, over to the cloud primarily based in San Francisco. So far so good. Certainly, I am loving how easy it is to m...

Google’s search for sales in cloud, hardware clip Alphabet profit

Reuters – Google parent Alphabet Inc reported quarterly results on Monday that show costs continue to rise faster than revenue as the web search leader seeks to broaden its b...

Libra

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with sceptical regulat...

Google Stadia

Google is testing its own version of Live Gold

Reports highlight that the Silicon Valley titan has begun testing ‘Google Stadia”, an upcoming game streaming service that requires separate game purchases.

Series B

German FinTech start-up raises $30m

The business-to-business invoicing and payments platform company Billie has successfully raised €30 million in Series B funding. Leading the round was Creandum, who were joined by ...

China Platform Economy

China seeks to leverage the platform economy

The Chinese government is to take a series of measures to support the ongoing development of businesses operating within the platform economy.

Apple Desktop

Apple Extends its Security Bounty Platform

Apple Inc have announced that it is expanding the company’s Security Bounty program. It will now cover the entirety of the Cupertino, California-based company’s ecosyst...