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Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS vs. Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle

Amazon Web Services continues to lead the cloud pack as it delivered a 2016 operating profit of $3.1 billion on revenue of $12.22 billion, up from $7.88 billion in 2015. While analysts will fret about Amazon’s e-commerce business and growth ahead, you need to realize that AWS is the profit …

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Google will soon integrate Progressive Web Apps deeper into Android

Progressive Web Apps, which are basically sophisticated web apps that are able to use features like push notifications and a local cache to give users a native-like experience, have been on Google’s radar for the last few years. While they almost look and feel like native apps, they were never fully …

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Google pushes ahead to make its cloud better for Windows enterprise users

Google is expanding support of Windows Server and SQL Server on the Google Cloud Platform with the goal of making its cloud “the best enterprise cloud environment.” On February 1, Google made available beta versions of pre-configured images for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on its Google …

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Waymo’s self-driving tech got a lot better in 2016

Waymo’s self-driving software had far fewer disengagements in 2016 than it did in 2015 in the state of California, despite a big increase in the number of miles driven overall. The California Department of Motor Vehicles just published Waymo’s most recent disengagement report, which tracks al the times that a …

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Huawei’s next smartphone challenge: Navigating Trump-China relations

Huawei Huawei has released some very impressive devices in the US over the past couple of years, including the Nexus 6P and Huawei Mate 9. The Mate 9 has been serving as one of my main devices after the Note 7 recall and there’s a lot to like for just …

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Google’s bug bounty program pays out $3 million, mostly for Android and Chrome exploits

If you’re willing to hunt for flaws within its vast array of software and services, Google’s happy to pay up. Over the course of its 2016 Vulnerability Rewards Program, the company paid out $3 million—a third of the total $9 million that enthusiastic researchers have earned since the initiative, more colloquially known as a bug …

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Google open sources Chrome for iOS code

Google said it will move its Chrome for iOS code into the open source community and may have gotten a few digs into Apple while it was at it. special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major …

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Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Over 2,000 Google employees rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries today. Googlers all over the country, including at campuses in Mountain View, San Francisco, New York and Seattle, are rallying against the immigration ban. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin, …

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Razer acquires Nextbit, Robin smartphone sales halted

Back in 2015, an ex-HTC executive and a couple ex-Googlers launched the Nextbit Robin on Kickstarter. The rebel in me had to have one so I was one of the first to order and then receive the unique midnight color Nextbit Robin. After nearly a year of selling the Nextbit …

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Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations

Google has created its largest humanitarian fund to date in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The search giant’s newest ‘crisis campaign’ is $4 million in size. The money will be donated to four organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and UN High …

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