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Microsoft endorses Australia’s proposal on technology and the news
"Google and Facebook's threat to tamp down their services or pull out of a country entirely creates a new vulnerability for democracies and underscores the need for new rules for digital markets."
Apple reclaims spot as world’s most valuable brand
Five years since it last held top spot, Apple has overtaken Amazon and Google.
Google Anthos now available on Nutanix HCI
Nutanix and Google partnered to pair GKE with a ‘born in the cloud’ architecture that Anthos can work with across on-premise and cloud environments.
Google completes $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit
It comes after the European Commission announced its approval of the acquisition late last month, with the condition that the search engine giant would not use Fitbit health data to target ads to users in the European Union.
Synnex signs with Google Workspace for Australia
Google Workspace collaboration productivity tools, products and services are now available through the Synnex Cloud Marketplace.
Google Anthos makes the move to bare metal cloud
“Now, with the option of running Anthos on bare metal, there are even more ways to enjoy the benefits of this modern cloud application stack.”
Samsung extends partnership with Google, joins Android Enterprise Recommended programme
Samsung’s participation in the programme gives customers added assurance that its participating products meet the hardware and software requirements set out by Google for the enterprise.
Canalys: Chromebooks on top of 2020 PC market
Chromebooks were the best performing client PC product in Q3, as shipments grew 122% to a total of 9.4 million – tablets are making a comeback.
Attempts to block Google's acquisition of Fitbit over health privacy
Google could monetise the health data of more than 28 million Fitbit users.
Google and Spark announce virtual skills training programme for SMEs
The entirely virtual programme will run throughout November, and aims to support SMEs that see the necessity in digital transformation but don’t know where to start or need extra support.
Demand for stay-at-home entertainment sees smart speaker market soar
Global platform vendors have released new smart speakers and displays, ensuring value and availability.
Sabre looks to disrupt travel industry with new offering powered by Google's AI
"We are combining Google Cloud’s infrastructure, AI and machine-learning capabilities with Sabre’s deep travel domain knowledge to create, not next, but third-generation solutions."
Google unveils new Workspace
Google Cloud has announced the launch of Google Workspace, bringing together messaging, meetings, docs, and tasks.
Google starts Android 11 rollout - a taste of what's new
Android 11 is now live – but if you don’t have one of the ‘selected’ OnePlus, OPPO, Pixel, realme, or Xiaomi phones, you might be in for a bit of a wait.
Google & Lenovo launch first meeting room kits for Google Meet
Google Meet Series One meeting room kits are engineered for hybrid working environments, such as those in the office and in remote locations
Google commits to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pinchai says the world must act now if it has any hope avoiding the worst climate change effects.
Origin’s decentralised commerce platform hits Google Cloud Marketplace
The Dshop e-commerce platform is available on the Google Cloud Marketplace allowing merchants to deploy their own decentralised e-commerce store.
Dell unveils new Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise
“Our latest Latitude Chromebook Enterprise is designed equal parts for employees and IT managers adopting Chrome OS in the enterprise."
Amazon continues to dominate global IaaS market - report
The top 5 IaaS providers accounted for 80% of the total worldwide market in 2019, according to a new report from Gartner.
Google and Amazon overtake Apple as most imitated brands - Check Point
Google and Amazon were the most imitated brands in phishing attempts for the second quarter of 2020, according to Check Point.
New solution allows Windows apps on Chromebook Enterprise
Parallels and Google have partnered to enable Windows applications to run in VMs on Chromebooks without rebooting or an internet connection.
Vend to empower retailers with Pointy for Google integration
The integration will enable retail stores using Vend to showcase their products online through Pointy to help drive traffic in store.
Google unveils security overhaul across G Suite products
Google has announced 11 new security features across G Suite, to provide stronger security in Gmail, Meet, and Chat.
'Project Thunderchild' uncovers what's wrong with cloud-based gaming
Massive subscription-based streaming platforms like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud connections can be far from stable.