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Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure

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Google will also add five new data center regions in a major expansion of its global cloud infrastructure.
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Google Says Its Spectre, Meltdown Fixes Don’t Harm System Performance

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Google says one of the cloud system updates to repair the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is so effective the company has open-sourced it.
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Startup Komprise Getting Traction in Tough-to-Crack Storage Market

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By using analytics, Komprise identifies the data best suited for the cloud, then transparently archives and replicates the data.
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Dropbox, Spotify Expected to Lead IT IPOs in 2018

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Dropbox's goal is to list on an exchange in the first half of 2018, with the listing to be led by Goldman Sachs Group and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Facebook Now Prioritizing Friends' Posts Over News Items

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NEWS ANALYSIS: The social network believes that brands and news are "crowding out" personal interactions. Thus, its algorithms are now more heavily pre-editing the information Facebook presents to you.
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7 Open-Source Serverless Frameworks Providing Functions as a Service SLIDESHOW

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Among the hottest trends in computing, serverless technologies allow developers to run functions as a service, removing the need to pay for an always-on, stateful virtual machine.
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Google Introduces Open Source Framework for Testing Docker Images

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Google’s Container Structure Test framework will let cloud system administrators test and validate the structure of Docker images, the company says.
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State of Chatbots in 2018: Rapidly Moving into the Mainstream

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How chatbots actually will be impacting the human workforce in the future is anybody’s guess. Maybe we someday will see chatbots hiring humans to do grunt work for them.
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CES: Enterprises Still Learning Valuable Lessons from Consumer Tech

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NEWS ANALYSIS: "Fun" is now becoming "functional." For example, the use of virtual and augmented reality started out as “fun” consumer apps and are now being used in health care, oil and gas exploration and myriad other professional applications.
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New Geocoding Engine Boost Bing Maps’ Routing Accuracy

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Bing Maps now has a new geocoding engine, allowing developers to build applications with more accurate location-finding capabilities.
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IT Science Case Study: Helping the Sheriff Get the Job Done

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The County of San Mateo’s aging server infrastructure and lack of physical space made it difficult to support operations and take on new IT projects. Here’s how it handled the problem.
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Amazon Alexa Set to Become Power Business Tool on Windows 10 PCs

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Amazon begins to move its Alexa voice control digital assistant beyond the smart home devices into the wider Windows 10 computing world.
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Google Pay Becoming Cloud Giant's Single Payment Service Brand

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Google Pay will become the cloud services company's consolidated payment services for mobile, in app and in-store purchases in the coming weeks.

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