Google shutting down Stadia despite making ‘Great Progress’

A new report sheds light on the final days of Stadia’s game arm A week before Google announced it was shutting down Stadia Games and Entertainment, a studio developing first-party games for Stadia, executives praised staff for making “great progress” and “building a diverse and talented team.” According to a report from Kotaku, citing four sources with knowledge of… Continue reading Google shutting down Stadia despite making ‘Great Progress’

Google Having Issues in Australia; Paying for News, Legal Woes

This one’s two stories in one – what a deal! Why? Read along and I think you’ll be able to guess… the two are directly related! Google starts paying for news in Australia – including from InDaily Google has today launched a news platform showcasing journalism from a range of Australian publishers – including InDaily – and… Continue reading Google Having Issues in Australia; Paying for News, Legal Woes

Google Hands Feds 1,500 Phone Locations In Unprecedented Geofence Search

According to Forbes, Google has sent 1,494 device identifiers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to help them investigate arsons carried out across Milwaukee, Wisconsin, throughout 2018 and 2019. “The requests, outlined in two search warrants obtained by Forbes, demanded to know which specific Google customers were located in areas covering 29,387 square… Continue reading Google Hands Feds 1,500 Phone Locations In Unprecedented Geofence Search

New Tracking Prevention in Microsoft’s Edge Will Hit Google the Hardest

Microsoft’s Edge browser is built on the same open source code as Google Chrome. But Ed Bott, writing for ZDNet, noticed something interesting: On January 15, 2020, Microsoft is scheduled to roll out a completely revamped Edge browser to the general public. That browser, which is available for beta testing now on all supported versions… Continue reading New Tracking Prevention in Microsoft’s Edge Will Hit Google the Hardest

Apple exec says students who use Google’s ‘cheap’ laptops at school are ‘not going to succeed’

Apple’s marketing SVP Phil Schiller slammed Google’s Chromebooks in an interview with CNET published on Wednesday, saying that students who use them are not going to succeed. The remarks are an escalation of Apple’s rhetoric about the competitive K-12 market in the United States where it is losing to Google and Microsoft. “Chromebooks have gotten to… Continue reading Apple exec says students who use Google’s ‘cheap’ laptops at school are ‘not going to succeed’

Bank of America Says It Saves $2 Billion Per Year By Ignoring Amazon and Microsoft and Building Its Own Cloud Instead

Bank of America has bucked the Wall Street trend by building its own private cloud software rather than outsourcing to companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. From a report: The investment, including a $350 million charge in 2017, hasn’t been cheap, but it has had a striking payoff, CEO Brian Moynihan said during the company’s third-quarter earnings… Continue reading Bank of America Says It Saves $2 Billion Per Year By Ignoring Amazon and Microsoft and Building Its Own Cloud Instead