The developments in Google's Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud
Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its
fastest growing product areas.
Google has been ramping up their Cloud Platform quite aggressively in recent
months. Just a few weeks ago, the Google Cloud Platform opened its newest
zone in Tokyo, increasing the total number of regions they are present in to
six - three in the US and one each in Belgium and Taiwan and Tokyo.
Not long ago, the company announced its acquisition of Orbitera, a cloud
commerce company. for more than a hundred million dollars. The developments
in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning
service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing
This presents a unique problem to customers. On the one hand, businesses may
be tem... (more)
Pokeman Go has been a raging success. But its launch was marred by frequent
downtimes and dropped connections. In a recent chat at the Google Cloud
Platform Next Conference, Niantic CTO Phil Keslin talked about the “hair
on fire” experience where the team had to firefight and upgrade key
components on the live production system in order to handle the unexpected
surge in new users joining in.
Among the various upgrades made to the system, Niantic had to replace the
network load balancer with a much more sophisticated HTTP/S load balancing
system that could handle a larger overal... (more)
The growing popularity of IoT has spawned the debate on privacy once again.
Last year, Samsung stoked controversy by warning customers that their Smart
TV Voice Recognition system was capable of “listening” to personal and
sensitive information spoken by customers. Not only this, all of this
intercepted information is transmitted over a non-encrypted connection to be
stored in a third party server.
Although the company was quick to change its policy wordings and issue
clarification, Samsung is hardly the only one. ‘Hello Barbie’, a WiFi
connected doll from Mattel intercepts chil... (more)
Big data automation can mean writing dozens of scripts to process different
input sources and aligning them in order to consolidate all this data and
produce the required output.
Why exactly do you need big data for your enterprise projects? Many industry
observers have been noting that although a lot of enterprises like to claim
that their big data projects are aimed at "deriving insights" that replace
human intuition with data-driven alternatives, in reality though, the
objective appears to be automation. They point out that the role of data
scientists at a lot of organization... (more)
Startup businesses are popping up at every opportunity. It seems that there
are endless ideas that could become potential businesses. However, not all
businesses will be successful. Here are some of the top traits of successful
The Business Meets a Need
One of the most important factors of determining the success of a business is
the necessity for that business. Although it's unfortunate, great ideas will
sometimes end up as a failed business. There must be a need for the product
or service provided. Before you seek out investors, spend time analyzing the