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Google Cloud, Continental to build AI solutions for automotive industry

Google Cloud and Continental have signed a data and AI partnership to build digital solutions for the automotive industry. Continental will integrate Google Cloud’s Conversational AI technologies into its Smart Cockpit High-Performance Computer (HPC) to redefine automotive voice assistants. This will enable passenger-car communication through natural language, facilitated by generative AI. “Together with Continental, we… Read More

Ampere flagship chip to be offered by Google Cloud

Semiconductor firm Ampere Computing has announced their flagship chip will be offered by Google Cloud. This is the first time a cloud company will offer AmpereOne chips, which has customised computing cores. First reported by Reuters, Ampere expects more deals with other cloud providers to follow later this year, but declined to name them. “These… Read More

US-registered cloud company Cloudzy supported state hacking groups, claims researchers

Iranian cloud company registered in the United States, Cloudzy, has provided web hosting and internet services to state-sponsored hacking groups, according to cybersecurity company Halcyon. The Texas-based cybersecurity firm found that Cloudzy ‘knowingly or not’ provided services to attackers while assuming a legitimate business profile. The hacking groups are said to be tied to the… Read More

Oracle wins copyright battle against Rimini Street, appeal filed

Oracle has won its copyright case against Rimini Street. The United States District Court for the District of Nevada determined that Rimini had made at least 15 types of false statements regarding Oracle’s support practices. It was determined that Rimini also illegally infringed Oracle’s copyrights and impermissibly removed Oracle’s copyright notices from Oracle software. As… Read More

AWS and IRCAI launch Compute for Climate Fellowship fund to battle climate crisis

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the Compute for Climate Fellowship, supporting the creation of solutions that address the climate crisis. In partnership with UNESCO-backed International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), the first-of-its-kind program will look for entrepreneurs and startups that apply advanced cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI). The Fellowship will fully fund the building… Read More

Broadcom wins approval from UK watchdog for $69 billion VMware acquisition

Broadcom has won approval from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for its £53.6 billion ($69 billion) plan to buy VMware, overcoming another obstacle for its acquisition. This is the biggest transaction the CMA has investigated to date. The computer chip and software maker has been informed that its purchase of the cloud technology… Read More

‘All-time high’ demand for IT Services in Europe, outshining cloud services

Demand for IT and business services in Europe has reached an all-time high in Q2 of 2023. This follows two quarters of decline, according to new research by Information Services Group (ISG). At the same time, demand for cloud services faced a decline. The EMEA ISG Index found that managed and cloud-based services (XaaS) hit… Read More

Twitter battles negative cash flow as Elon Musk launches new AI venture

Twitter’s cash flow remained negative due to an almost 50% drop in advertising revenue and heavy debt load, according to Elon Musk. This falls short of his expectations in March that Twitter could reach a positive cash flow in June. The time frame that Musk is referring to is unclear. He stated Twitter was on… Read More

Global public cloud services revenue surges past $500 billion

Global public cloud services market revenue has reached £422.4 billion ($545.8 billion) last year. This is an increase of 22.9% over 2021, according to an IDC report. More than 41% of the total market share was dominated by Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, Google, and Oracle. This grew by 27.3% year-over-year. Microsoft led the pack… Read More

Ofcom calls for investigation into UK cloud infrastructure market

Ofcom has proposed that the UK cloud infrastructure market should be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in an interim report. The UK regulator expressed concerns around a decline in competition. The Cloud Services Market Study stated that cloud customers are paying more than they should for data transfers or settling for lower-quality… Read More

HPE announces new AI cloud computing service

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has unveiled a new cloud computing service, crafted for powering complex artificial intelligence (AI) systems similar to ChatGPT. The HPE GreenLake for Large Language Models (LLMs) is being used by a select group of customers, with a broader roll-out planned for North America later this year and Europe in 2024. HPE… Read More

UKCloud finalises services without disruption to public services, says minister

UKCloud, a cloud company used by government agencies that entered liquidation last October, has finalised services without unexpected disruption to public services. Minister for the Cabinet Office, Jeremy Quin MP, said all UKCloud customers have successfully migrated their services on to alternative platforms. “As such, it is deemed unlikely any claims on the indemnity will… Read More