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Google offers video conferencing platform Meet free to all users
Google Cloud is making its video conferencing platform Google Meet available for free for everyone, with availability rolling out over the coming weeks.
Google’s Fitbit acquisition under scrutiny
Despite economic issues, the wearables market is growing, Futuresource Consulting claims. Amongst this, Google inches closer to swallowing Fitbit.
Edge computing market to explode in APAC despite pandemic woes
By the mid-2020s, the market for edge computing will reach US$5.8 billion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region alone, where the industry is seeing significant interest and a potential surge in revenue.
Google rolls out top-requested features on Google Meet
Google Meet has rolled out a raft of new features as more people continue to work from home.
Google unveils ambitious plan for '24/7 carbon-free data centres'
The company says it has deployed a system for its largest data centres to shift the timing of many compute tasks to when low-carbon power sources, like wind and solar, are most plentiful.
Google Meet's popularity explodes as video becomes the new normal
Google Meet usage has exceeded more than two billion minutes (3800 years) per day.
Google leads donations as tech sector pledges US$1.4 billion to COVID-19 crisis
Google is leading the way in donations, with around $800 million donated to date.
Google Chrome says it began enforcing secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies with its release of the Chrome 80 update in February. But now the work has been postponed due COVID-19.
Google's 12 remote working tips for better productivity
We've compiled Google's top tips for remote working in 2020.
Zerto 8.0 launched with strategic partners Google and VMware
“With Zerto 8.0, our mission is to deliver IT resilience everywhere, by introducing a range of new and powerful features along with deeper integration with market-leading public cloud providers."
Google offers Hangouts features for free in midst of COVID-19
As businesses make the move to work entirely remotely as countries go into lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, Google is offering free upgrades on their G Suite for business, providing certain enterprise features for free for the next few months.
Smart speaker market continues to grow - report
“Markets [in which] smart speakers are booming saw the most significant year-on-year growth.”
COVID: Google releases new info hub for distance learning
Teach From Home is a central hub of information, tips, training and tools. Plus, Google earmarks US$10 million for distance learning.
Fighting climate change with AI
With data provided from weather stations around the world, measuring wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and many other data points, AI can then identify patterns and give a holistic view of how our planet is changing.
COVID-19: Google and Facebook must step up to help businesses
“Now it’s time for them to step up and pay it forward by crediting the accounts of these at-risk advertisers.”
Kaspersky named one of the top 100 global innovators
For the second year, it made the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator list by Clarivate Analytics, which includes giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google.
AI will be unstoppable with market value to jump 457% by 2025
As a result of AI entering the mainstream, one in five workers in a nonroutine job will rely on it for at least part of their role, according to Learnbonds.
Google Cloud’s plan to corner telecom market
Will focus on 5G business services, data-driven customer experiences, and telecom core IT systems.
Cisco names Women in IT Award winners
As part of the company’s Women of Impact Month, it held an awards ceremony to honour just a few of the women making strides in the IT industry.
Samsung's commitment to eSIMs to overhaul market - report
eSIMs, a type of SIM card directly embedded into devices to allow for remote provisioning, are seeing a growth spurt in the market following Samsung’s move to adopt the technology.
Google Cloud commits to AU with new Melbourne region
Google Cloud Platform is coming to Melbourne in 2021, the company announced today.
Google Cloud to invest $10b in US presence in 2020
Google will invest more than $10 billion in its United States offices and data centers in 2020, Google CEO Sundar Pinchai declared last week.
Google expands Titan security keys across parts of EU & Asia
Google’s Titan security key bundle was launched late last year. It includes USB-A/NFC/BLE keys that can act as a second form of authentication as part of a two-factor authentication process.
Global data centers - ranked
Data centers are now a cornerstone of the information economy, with USD$100 billion having been poured into the asset class over the past decade.