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TIM to spin off data centre operations
Published in Cloud
Monday, 11 November 2019 10:55

TIM to spin off data centre operations


Looking for an investor

Telecom Italia (TIM) plans to spin off its data centre operations and look for an investor ahead of a potential market listing, after announcing a partnership with Google to develop its cloud business.

US claims it has enough antitrust laws to bring down big tech
Published in News


Just does not use them


The US Justice Department antitrust chief said that existent US antitrust laws were “flexible enough” to address the harm caused by technology companies, in the face of growing criticism that such laws cannot tackle tech monopolies.

Google open sources Cardboard
Published in IoT
Thursday, 07 November 2019 09:29

Google open sources Cardboard


Recycling

Search engine Google is open-sourcing its Cardboard viewers to make sure that the “no-frills, accessible-to-everyone” VR project does not go to waste. 

One final software update for Pixel
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:40

One final software update for Pixel


Then life support will be cut off

Google will release "one final software update" next month for the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL, despite releasing nothing during its November security update for all the other Pixel phones.

Google work slaves revolt over big oil
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 11:33

Google work slaves revolt over big oil


I'm Spartacus

Activists inside Google are calling on management to ditch deals with oil and gas companies, the latest flare-up inside the technology giant.

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion
Published in News
Monday, 04 November 2019 10:20

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion


Will take on Apple and Samsung

Google has written a $2.1 billion cheque to buy exercise outfit Fitbit as part of a cunning plan to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Google makes an offer for Fitbit
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:55

Google makes an offer for Fitbit


Wants to get into the fitness tracker business

Google owner Alphabet Inc has made an offer to acquire US wearable device maker Fitbit as part of a cunning plan to get into the market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Google in hot water with staff again
Published in News
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:42

Google in hot water with staff again


Turns out they now have a manager who helped Trump "separate families"

Google executives are in trouble with their staff after misleading them over the role of a former top Department of Homeland Security official who had recently joined the company was "not involved in the family separation policy".

Google accused of spying on workers
Published in News
Thursday, 24 October 2019 10:53

Google accused of spying on workers


Thinks getting eviler

Google employees are accusing the company's leadership of developing an internal surveillance tool that they believe will be used to monitor workers' attempts to organize protests and discuss labour rights.

Google's quantum computer claims neither dead nor alive
Published in PC Hardware


IBM disputes Google claims

IBM is disputing the much-vaunted claim that Google has hit a new milestone with its quantum computing.