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Google today announced the launch of the Tokyo region of its cloud computing platform. With this, the Google Cloud Platform now features two regions (Tokyo and Taiwan) and a total of six availabilit
Google announced a number of updates to its cloud computing services at a small event in San Francisco this morning. These updates touch Google’s machine learning services, as well as its datab
Google for Work, Google’s Cloud Platform and the rest of the company’s cloud-based services are getting a new name. They have now been combined under the “Google Cloud” monike
The world’s largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet. Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming an important currency for the modern
Deepgram co-founders, 20-year-old wunderkind Noah Shutty and his University of Michigan lab supervisor Scott Stephenson, definitely have faith in sound. The two left behind promising research in part
Mark your Google calendars because from today 'Don't be evil' rides again, via the DeepMind AI division of the Alphabet ad giant, as a hippocratic assurance to 'Do no harm'...
The flow of Chinese capital into foreign ad-tech companies increased this morning with the acquisition of Media.net for $900 million USD. A consortium will be paying cash for the startup with key o
Wannabe ad industry nemesis Shine has chalked up another telco to commit to deploying its mobile ad blocking technology which uses deep packet inspection to detect and eject ads at the network level -
The team behind LaunchKit, a set of tools that helps developers launch their apps, is heading to Google and joining the Developer Product Group. It doesn’t look like LaunchKit’s product
Bioz, a new search engine for life science experiments, wants to reduce the time it takes researchers to thumb through thousands of science articles published online and get them right to the findings
Another brick in the wall for the mobile ad-blocking wars: Yandex has opened up its Android browser to third-party ad blocking extensions.
Google today announced a new certification program for development agencies. The idea behind the program is to recognize agencies that “have undergone the required training and have demonstrate
AMP, which is essentially Google's answer to Facebook's fast-loading Instant Pages, first launched on Google's mobile search results pages but it's now being integrated into a wider number of products
Google's Senior Vice President of Ads & Commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY today for a wide-ranging conversation with our own Anthony Ha. Given the current conve
Opera looks to be throwing the ad industry a bit of a bone on the ad-blocking front by saying it wants to work with the IAB on a standardization effort around so-called Lean ads, perhaps with a view t
Google today announced a number of new services for game developers at its annual Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference. They include tools for managing virtual goods and currencies, the lau
A fractious MWC16 panel on mobile ads brought several executives from the ad industry side plus ad behemoth Google face-to-face with what might be their worst nightmare: network-level mobile ad blocki
The ad-blocking wars are stepping up a gear today as mobile network-level ad blocker startup Shine has announced it's signed its first European carriers to roll out its tech.
After a short limited preview, Google today announced the public beta of its Cloud Vision API — a service that allows developers to easily build image recognition and classification features int