Google Cloud’s newest data center opens in Salt Lake City

February 27, 2020 at 07:22PM Google Cloud announced today that it’s a new data center in Salt Lake City has opened, making it the 22nd such center the company has opened to-date. This Salt Lake City data center marks the third in the western region joining LA and Dalles, Oregon with the goal of providingContinue reading “Google Cloud’s newest data center opens in Salt Lake City”

Can I move my data to the EU before Google shifts it to the US?

February 27, 2020 at 09:15AM Post-Brexit, Sean wants to keep his data protected by the EU’s GDPR rather than laxer US privacy laws Given Google’s recent announcement about moving UK users’ data to US jurisdiction, what’s the best way to migrate to EU-based services? Can you download+upload or crossload your Gmail to another service? AndContinue reading “Can I move my data to the EU before Google shifts it to the US?”

WhatsApp group chats can be found on Google and could be less private than people realise

February 24, 2020 at 09:22AM Users are warned to be aware of what is happening in their groups WhatsApp group chats can be found on Google and could be less private than people realise … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: WhatsApp group chats can be found on Google and could be less private than peopleContinue reading “WhatsApp group chats can be found on Google and could be less private than people realise”

Google to move UK citizens’ data to US, putting it under control of Trump government

February 20, 2020 at 02:39PM Critics argue change will make it easier for users to be subject to surveillance Google to move UK citizens' data to US, putting it under control of Trump government … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google to move UK citizens' data to US, putting it under control of Trump government

UK Google users to lose EU GDPR data protections

February 20, 2020 at 11:29AM Brexit prompts tech firm to move data and user accounts of British users from EU to US Google is to move the data and user accounts of its British users from the EU to the US, placing them outside the strong privacy protections offered by European regulators. The shift, promptedContinue reading “UK Google users to lose EU GDPR data protections”

How do I get my name to the top of Google’s search results? Jack Schofield

February 20, 2020 at 08:00AM An academic shares his name with a notorious drug dealer. Here’s how he can raise his profile so his name appears first I’m a researcher at a major university. Unfortunately, I happen to share my name and middle initial with an unrelated drug dealer who has been in and outContinue reading “How do I get my name to the top of Google’s search results? Jack Schofield”

Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO

February 19, 2020 at 09:15PM “Yes.” That was Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s simple answer when I asked if he thought he’d achieved what he set out to do in his first year. A year ago, he took the helm of Google’s cloud operations — which includes G Suite — and set about giving theContinue reading “Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO”

Google Cloud opens its Seoul region

February 19, 2020 at 05:43PM Google Cloud today announced that its new Seoul region, its first in Korea, is now open for business. The region, which it first talked about last April, will feature three availability zones and support for virtually all of Google Cloud’s standard service, ranging from Compute Engine to BigQuery, Bigtable andContinue reading “Google Cloud opens its Seoul region”

Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone

February 19, 2020 at 03:00PM Google today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, a Dutch company that specializes in helping enterprise migrate their legacy workloads from mainframes to public clouds. Cornerstone, which provides very hands-on migration assistance, will form the basis of Google Cloud’s mainframe-to-GCP solutions. This move is very much in line with GoogleContinue reading “Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone”

Google closes $2.6B Looker acquisition

February 13, 2020 at 04:35PM When Google announced that it was acquiring data analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion, it was a big deal on a couple of levels. It was a lot of money and it represented the first large deal under the leadership of Thomas Kurian. Today, the company announced that deal hasContinue reading “Google closes $2.6B Looker acquisition”

Google encourages Star Trek: Picard fans to read latest news on neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer

February 11, 2020 at 10:52AM Google recommended Star Trek fans read an article on neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer. Google encourages Star Trek: Picard fans to read latest news on neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google encourages Star Trek: Picard fans to read latest news on neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer

Google backs productivity startup building algorithmic inbox for Slacks, emails and texts

February 11, 2020 at 03:21PM There have been plenty of stories written about the so-called “Slack-lash” and the growing unrest among workers dealing with DM interruptions that take their attention away from the task at hand. Slack is a poster boy for the problem, but VCs have invested heavily in a number of collaboration toolsContinue reading “Google backs productivity startup building algorithmic inbox for Slacks, emails and texts”

Google Cloud makes strides but still has a long way to go

February 05, 2020 at 11:16PM In earnings reported this week, Alphabet announced that Google Cloud generated a robust $2.61 billion for the quarter, a number that includes revenue from both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. That puts the division on a nice little run rate of $10.44 billion. It feels like a lot until youContinue reading “Google Cloud makes strides but still has a long way to go”

Berlin artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

February 03, 2020 at 04:05PM Google Maps diverts road users after mistaking cartload of phones for huge traffic cluster A Berlin-based artist managed to create a traffic jam on one of the main bridges across the Spree with nothing but a handcart and 99 second-hand phones. But one other thing was unusual about the jam:Continue reading “Berlin artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert”

Google software glitch sent some users’ videos to strangers

February 04, 2020 at 12:56PM Bug affected users of Google Takeout exporting from Google Photos in late November Google has said a software bug resulted in some users’ personal videos being emailed to strangers. The flaw affected users of Google Photos who requested to export their data in late November. For four days the exportContinue reading “Google software glitch sent some users’ videos to strangers”

Google docs down: Drive, sheets and other features not working for users round the world

January 27, 2020 at 06:25PM Users across the world are struggling to access Google Docs applications after the service went down. Google docs down: Drive, sheets and other features not working for users round the world … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google docs down: Drive, sheets and other features not working for users roundContinue reading “Google docs down: Drive, sheets and other features not working for users round the world”

Google says it will try to fix search results after outcry over new look

January 27, 2020 at 12:27PM ‘We’ve heard your feedback’ Google says it will try to fix search results after outcry over new look … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google says it will try to fix search results after outcry over new look

Fossil Gen 5 review: Google’s Wear OS smartwatch at its best

January 24, 2020 at 07:00AM A day’s battery, solid performance and watch-first design makes Wear OS a much more attractive option The Fossil Gen 5 is easily the best Wear OS smartwatch you can buy at the moment, and as long as you don’t expect it to be an Apple Watch-beater, it gets the jobContinue reading “Fossil Gen 5 review: Google’s Wear OS smartwatch at its best”

Google Cloud gets a Secret Manager

January 22, 2020 at 08:35PM Google Cloud today announced Secret Manager, a new tool that helps its users securely store their API keys, passwords, certificates and other data. With this, Google Cloud is giving its users a single tool to manage this kind of data and a centralized source of truth, something that even sophisticatedContinue reading “Google Cloud gets a Secret Manager”

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

January 21, 2020 at 06:37PM Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. It’s healthcare efforts recently experienced a bit of a setback, with Epic now telling its customers that it is not moving forward withContinue reading “Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers”