Cloud Computing

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...

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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...

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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...

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Amazon urged judge to set aside $10 billion cloud contract award to Microsoft

Amazon.com urged a US judge to throw out the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract award after the Defense Department said in September a court-ordered re-eval...

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BlackBerry and Amazon team up on vehicle data and software platform

Canada’s BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform intended to help automakers and providers standardize vehicle data and accelera...

Slack

Salesforce in talks to acquire workplace app Slack

Cloud-based software company Salesforce.com is currently in discussions to acquire workplace messaging app Slack Technologies since it seeks to expand its own offerings to business...

Cloud IaaS

PaaS player Twilio to buy cloud customer data start-up for $3.2 billion

Cloud communications platform provider Twilio Inc intends to buy customer data infrastructure firm Segment for about $ 3.2 billion, the publication Forbes reported late last week.

Platform News: IBM logo

IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth

IBM is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long campaign by the world’s very first huge computing firm to diversify away from its heritage businesses ...

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Microsoft Corp plans to build hub for cloud services in Greece

Microsoft is to construct a data centre hub in Greece as it erupts in cloud solutions infrastructure in the nation, a boon to an economy weakened by a decade-long debt crisis and t...

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News short: Alibaba CFO says cloud division to be profitable within FY2021

Chinese platform giant Alibaba’s cloud unit hopes to be profitable inside 2021, a senior executive said early on Wednesday.

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Snowflake looks to raise about $2.38 billion from its US float

Snowflake Inc, backed by the venture capital business Sequoia, said it expects to raise approximately $2.38 billion in its initial public offering in the US, about two weeks after ...

Platform News: Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba beats estimates as pandemic fuels online

Alibaba Group beat quarterly revenue and profit estimates, as its e-commerce and cloud computing companies continued to grow after China’s emergence in the coronavirus lockdo...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google Cloud prepares for Black Friday ‘peak on top of peak’

Google Cloud unit is well poised for a surge in fourth-quarter earnings from US merchants, since they brace for listing internet shopping through the holidays because of the ongoin...

Platform Industry: Google News

Deutsche Bank and Google agree a multi-year strategic partnership

Deutsche Bank has said it has agreed a strategic, multi-year partnership with Google to give the German lender access to cloud services and drive innovation in technology-based fin...