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Since 2017, Google Cloud has offered a Speech-to-Text (STT) API that third-parties can take advantage of in their own services. The newest models for Google speech recognition improve accuracy due to a “major” technology improvement, and are particularly suited for creating voice UIs.
Google Cloud Stories March 15
Google is officially unveiling “Immersive Stream for Games,” the service to let companies offer Stadia-powered game streaming directly to their customers.
Google Cloud Stories March 8
Google Cloud acquiring Mandiant for $5.4 billion to bolster cybersecurity offerings
Google Cloud Stories January 27
In this past week alone, there’s been a flurry of developments around Google and buzzy, emerging technologies. The latest sees Google Cloud ramp up a digital assets division focused on helping other companies adopt the blockchain.
Google Cloud Stories November 16, 2021
A Google Cloud outage this morning is responsible for taking down parts of Snapchat, Discord, Spotify, and a host of other services that rely on GCP for hosting.
Google Cloud Stories October 12, 2021
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Stadia exec Jack Buser moves to Google Cloud to lead further gaming ambitions
Stadia is losing another member of its original team, as Jack Buser is moving away from Stadia directly and will instead work under Google Cloud.
Google Cloud Stories July 26, 2021
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Tables from Area 120 becoming a ‘fully-supported’ Google Cloud product
Back in September, Google’s internal Area 120 incubator launched Tables as a “user-friendly, intuitive work tracking tool.” The Tables team announced today that the service has proven a “success” and that it will become a “fully-supported Google Cloud product” in the next year.
Google Cloud Stories June 9, 2021
Over the past few years, Google has built its own subsea cables in addition to partnering on joint efforts and leasing access. Google’s latest private cable project is “Firmina” to connect North and South America.
Google Cloud Stories May 18, 2021
Google Cloud’s Vertex AI enters GA for easier and faster ML model creation
All parts of Google were on display at I/O 2021 today, with Google Cloud announcing general availability (GA) of Vertex AI. The platform is aimed at making machine learning more readily available to both developers and businesses.
Google Cloud Stories May 13, 2021
Elon Musk-founded SpaceX is in the process of rolling out Starlink as a satellite internet provider around the world. As part of a new partnership, Google Cloud data centers will be home to key Starlink infrastructure in order to let enterprise users better access key services.
Google Cloud Stories March 18, 2021
Google Cloud will open a new engineering hub in Durham, NC, w/ up to 1,000 new jobs
Google is preparing to launch a new cloud engineering hub in the United States, and when it opens, this hub will bring up to 1,000 new jobs to the city of Durham, North Carolina.
Google Cloud Stories March 17, 2021
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Google in 2018 announced two private intercontinental undersea cables; becoming the first major non-telecom company to build its own after years of leasing or consortiums. The second, named Dunant, will feature record-breaking capacity by being the first cable to leverage space-division multiplexing (SDM) technology.
Google Cloud Stories February 1, 2021
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Google announces new cloud regions for Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Chile, 12 now in development
Cloud regions let developers run hosted services closer to where their users are located for a faster, more reliable experience. Google Cloud today announced a trio of new regions for Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Chile.
Google Cloud Stories December 18, 2020
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One area artificial intelligence can have a deep impact on is climate predictions. Google already has a number of weather efforts, and this month launched an AI partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) to enhance analysis of the US agency’s satellite and environmental data.
Google Cloud Stories July 28, 2020
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Google Cloud & Box deepen strategic partnership on infrastructure, more G Suite integration
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Google on Thursday had a brief outage that some assumed was due to the surge of COVID-19 calls, video, and browsing. The company immediately explained that it was an unrelated router failure, but is taking the opportunity to assure Google users and customers that it can “handle the load” of traffic from the coronavirus disrupting normal behavior.
Google Cloud Stories March 4, 2020
Google announces four new Cloud regions, including first Middle East site
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PayPal migrating ‘key portions’ of its infrastructure to Google Cloud
Google’s cloud business is a distant third behind Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. A multi-year contract announced today sees Google Cloud net PayPal as an even larger customer, in part due to a new Salt Lake City cloud region.
Google Cloud Stories January 28, 2020
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Google Cloud offering personalized ‘Premium Support’ for enterprise
As Google Cloud tries to advance from its distant third position behind Microsoft and Amazon, there are a handful of common complaints about its offering, including ease of use. The division today announced Google Cloud Premium Support to offer an “updated support model that is proactive, unified, centered around the customer.”
Google Cloud Stories January 9, 2020
Google opens registration for Cloud Next ’20 in San Francisco
Google Cloud Stories November 12, 2019
Following reports of “Project Nightingale” coming to light, Google Cloud last night published a blog post detailing its “partnership with Ascension.” One large aspect sees the health provider move data to the cloud, while another sees the two companies working on future technology to improve patient care.
Google Cloud Stories November 7, 2019
Report: Alphabet’s cybersecurity startup Chronicle struggling inside Google Cloud
Early last year, X unveiled Chronicle as the moonshot lab’s latest graduate. Joining Alphabet, it was focused on cybersecurity and included VirusTotal. Back in June, it was folded into Google Cloud where it’s now apparently struggling.
Google Cloud Stories October 30, 2019
Late last year, Google Cloud said that it chose “not to offer general-purpose facial recognition APIs before working through important technology and policy questions.” This was in contrast to services from Microsoft and Amazon that were criticized by privacy activists. The Cloud division today announced a Celebrity Recognition API that is not “general purpose.”
Google Cloud Stories October 14, 2019
Google Cloud Stories August 28, 2019
Report: US might block Google-backed LA-Hong Kong undersea cable over national security
Google has three approaches for expanding its global fiber network. Recently, the company has been building private intercontinental cables, but still buys capacity or joins consortiums where the cost is split. One Google-backed undersea cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong could be blocked by the US under national security concerns.
Google Cloud Stories July 31, 2019
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HMD Global partners w/ Google Cloud to move all Nokia data to Finland
HMD Global has just announced that it is working with Google Cloud and CGI to bring all data collection for Nokia devices to its home country of Finland. Apparently, this change is being made for better security of that data, as well as faster and more accurate updates.
Google Cloud Stories June 17, 2019
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Google Cloud set to acquire data analytics company Looker for $2.6B
Google has long been known for their impressive data analytics tools, both for the average web administrator and for Google Cloud customers. Today, Google Cloud is picking up another suite of tools by acquiring a previously-complementary data analytics visualization company, Looker.