Silicon Valley’s moral crossroads: Project Nimbus sparks rebellion

In a surge of activism highlighting the moral quagmire inside big tech, students and workers at Google and Amazon are coming together to protest their employers for becoming embroiled in a $1.2 billion dollar surveillance system development project for the Israeli government dubbed Project Nimbus. The project – which is believed to have included top-tier… Read more »

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Amazon pumps another €10B into Germany

In another bold step to strengthen its grip in Europe, Amazon launched a €10 billion investment plan for Germany, with the goal of driving innovation and creating thousands of jobs across the country. This huge financial commitment demonstrates Amazon’s commitment to improving its logistics network, cloud infrastructure, and research and development (R&D) skills in its… Read more »

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Kyndryl signs three-year deal to manage Bord Gáis Energy’s entire hyperscaler and private cloud environment 

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, has renewed its three-year agreement with Bord Gáis Energy for extended Managed Services support for its hybrid cloud. Kyndryl will also work with Bord Gáis Energy to migrate its entire environment to the cloud and SaaS (Storage-as-a-Service), following the co-created ‘Kyndryl | Bord Gáis Energy Strategic Technology Roadmap’. As… Read more »

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European organisations demand fair EU cybersecurity practices for big tech

The cloud computing sector in Europe is under considerable regulatory review at the moment, particularly around the proposed cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCS) for cloud services, which is a major topic of industry conversations. Reuters has reported that this initiative has triggered discussions among stakeholders about how it might affect leading cloud service providers, as well… Read more »

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Samsung chief engages Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm in strategic tech talks

A two-week long business trip to the US by Samsung Electronics executive chairman, Lee Jae-yong, recently concluded with high-profile meetings with the heads of Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm. As The Korea Times reported the main purpose of these discussions was to expand tech partnerships between the world’s leading research institutions and explore how they build… Read more »

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Google’s global expansion: Investing in geothermal energy in Nevada and a major data centre in Malaysia

Google has teamed up with NV Energy, an electric utility subsidiary of Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway, in a groundbreaking deal that will see its Nevada data centres powered with cutting-edge geothermal electricity. Subject to regulatory approval by state utility regulators, the deal is set to nearly double the power output. This increase in carbon-free geothermal… Read more »

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AWS expands in Asia-Pacific with new infrastructure region in Taiwan

AWS has revealed plans to set up an infrastructure region in Taiwan by early 2025 in light of the explosion in demand for cloud services in the Asia-Pacific. AWS has made investments in Taiwan since 2014. The latest network investment highlighted in its May 2022 statement on “Local Zones” was a second Local Zone in… Read more »

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Oracle reports strong bookings and partners with OpenAI to enhance Microsoft Azure AI platform

Multinational computer technology firm, Oracle, has unveiled details of its latest financial performance, fueled by its commitment to cloud computing and AI. The company’s higher-than-expected bookings and major cloud partnerships reflect continued progress in its efforts to challenge industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Among the notable announcements was Oracle’s cloud partnership with OpenAI,… Read more »

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Google advances Singapore data centre and cloud region with new expansion

Google has reached a significant milestone with the completion of its latest data centre and cloud region campus expansion in Singapore. This expansion brings the tech giant’s total investments in technical infrastructure in the country to a staggering US$5 billion, up from US$850 million in 2018. The company now employs over 500 people across its… Read more »

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Google and Microsoft restructures cut jobs in cloud and AI divisions

Business Insider reports that Microsoft is now reportedly reducing staff in the Azure cloud computing division, joining the growing layoffs that have roiled the tech and media space this year. Teams such as Azure for Operators and Mission Engineering will face hefty job cuts: some insiders report as many as 1,500 redundancies in Azure for… Read more »

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