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Servers
New Zealand cloud provider challenges Google's claims on data control for region
A Wellington cloud services provider says Google's claim it will offer New Zealanders complete control over their own data is not true.
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Home Entertainment
Hands-on review: TCL 65″ C835 Mini LED 4K Google TV
We introduce you today to a TV that brings the height of immersion to your viewing experience: The TCL 65″ C835 Mini LED 4K Google TV.
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First Nations
Google.org and INCO's $750,000 First Nations digitisation fund
INCO has launched its First Australians Digitisation Fund, with support from Google.org, to help organisations using tech to achieve better outcomes for First Nations communities.
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Financials
Google NZ numbers show strong comprehensive profit increase
The latest financial report from Google New Zealand Limited has revealed an increase in total comprehensive profit of over $NZD 7 million.
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Apps
Freshworks integrates with Google's Business Messages
"The integration with Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to have conversations with their customers within the Google apps."
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Cloud
Google announces new version of Chromecast with remote features
Google has announced its newest version of Chromecast, featuring a variety of new features and a new look.
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Telstra
Telstra, Google and Accenture launch 5G AR experience for AFL
Telstra, Google and Accenture are developing a new 5G powered augmented reality (AR) experience at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium for the footy season.
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Testing
Google and CSIRO use AI to help protect the Great Barrier Reef
Google has partnered with CSIRO in Australia to implement AI solutions that help protect the Great Barrier Reef.
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Artificial Intelligence
Google to enter the smartwatch market with the Google Pixel Watch
Google has provided a first look at its new Google Pixel Watch, which is set to make an entry into the competitive smartwatch market.
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Phishing
Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
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Training
HubSpot launches 'The Great Upskill' week to inspire learning
Brands across APAC including Google ANZ, MessageMedia, Meltwater, Seismic and Aircall, will give their employees a full workday to dedicate to upskilling.
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Microsoft
Apple, Google and Microsoft expands plans to get rid of passwords
FIDO Alliance says the world is closer to not relying on passwords after Apple, Google and Microsoft expands their support for a passwordless sign-in standard.
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Cloud
Mitiga discovers potential hidden dangers in Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP) cloud control plane
The company also says that there is significant risk in cloud development caused by not recognising the differences between cloud and traditional definitions of common architecture terms.
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Microsoft
LinkedIn most imitated in global phishing attacks - report
Cybersecurity company Check Point Software says phishing attacks targeted towards LinkedIn jumped by 44% in 2022 Q1
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Google
SnapLogic achieves Google Cloud Ready - BigQuery designation
Google Cloud Ready - BigQuery is a partner integration validation program that aims to increase customer confidence in partner integrations into BigQuery.
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Google
Talend expands Google Cloud partnership with BigQuery Designation
Data integration and data governance firm Talend has announced it has successfully achieved the Google Cloud Ready - BigQuery Designation. 
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Cloud
Four major announcements from Google's Data Cloud Summit
Multiple data cloud innovations have been unveiled at the Google Cloud summit, allowing customers to work with unlimited data across all workloads.
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Audio
Google Workspace announces extensive updates for Meet, Chat and Voice
Google Workspace has announced updates across Google Meet, Chat, and Voice, with the aim of helping provide better hybrid work solutions.
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Microsoft
IBM leads in machine learning research with 5400 patents
The company registered 5400 different machine learning patents between 2017 and 2021, beating Microsoft and Google for the top spot.
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Surveillance
Hands-on review: Google Nest camera with floodlights
When planning the house move, security was one of my biggest worries. One of the measures I took was to install a Google Nest camera with floodlights. 
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Cloud
Google introduces Privacy Sandbox on Android to limit data sharing
The solutions will limit sharing of user data with third parties and operate without cross-app identifiers, including advertising ID.
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Digital Marketing
Megaphone Marketing named 2022 Google Premier Partner
Google has announced Melbourne-based digital agency Megaphone Marketing as one of its 2022 Google Premier Partners.
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Customer experience
NICE expands its strategic partnership with Google
NICE  has announced the expansion of its partnership with Google and the optimisation of CXone, its cloud native customer experience platform, for Chrome OS. 
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Google
New research reveals concerns on Metaverse and NFTs
It's been hard to escape NFTs and the Metaverse over the past year. But does the public really trust these new virtual innovations?