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  • Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

    In a dramatic change in strategy, Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service.

    26 Oct. 16 17:17 Written by John Ribeiro
  • AWS quietly launches tool for migrating on-premesis apps to the cloud

    Amazon is trying to simplify the process of moving legacy applications to the cloud with a new service that it quietly launched this week. The aptly-named Server Migration Service is designed to help IT teams set up the incremental replication of virtual machines from their on-premises infrastructure to Amazon's cloud.

    26 Oct. 16 07:22 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Intel wants to make its IoT chips see, think, and act

    While ARM introduced two minuscule processor architectures with new security features on Tuesday, Intel unveiled its Atom E3900 chips with a focus on computer vision and industrial-grade timing.

    26 Oct. 16 07:10 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Google is trying to reinvent the whiteboard

    What's big, red, and supposed to be the next big thing in workplace collaboration? Google's new Jamboard, a massive touch display and accompanying cloud service that's supposed to help business users brainstorm together.

    26 Oct. 16 03:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud

    SQL Server Analysis Services, one of the key features of Microsoft's relational database enterprise offering, is going to the cloud. The company announced Tuesday that it's launching the public beta of Azure Analysis Services, which gives users access to semantic data modeling tools in the cloud.

    26 Oct. 16 02:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Windows: When no growth is an improvement

    Microsoft said revenue in the September quarter for the More Personal Computing group was down 2%, the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines.

    22 Oct. 16 06:51 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

    Marketing companies are targeting children worldwide on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an "unfair and deceptive" business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

    21 Oct. 16 15:01 Written by Grant Gross
  • Apple lays out plans for Swift 4.0

    The upcoming version of the language, due next year, emphasizes source and standard library stability

    21 Oct. 16 06:54 Written by Paul Krill
  • Here's how Google is overhauling its cloud storage offerings

    There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform's storage offerings. On Thursday, the company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing.

    20 Oct. 16 19:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank

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