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Twitter Sells Fabric to Google

by Abel Avram on  Jan 19, 2017

Google has bought Twitter Fabric and will integrate the platform into Firebase.

Google Solves CPython’s Concurrency Issues with Grumpy

by Abel Avram on  Jan 11, 2017

Google has solved the concurrency limitations introduced by the Global Interpreter Lock existent in CPython by creating a new Python runtime in Go.

Google BigQuery Adds New Public Datasets

by Alex Giamas on  Jan 05, 2017

Stack Overflow recently announced making its dataset available through Google’s BigQuery. Using regular SQL statements, developers can query the full set of Stack Overflow data including posts, votes, tags, and badges. In this article we explore datasets that are available through Google's BigQuery platform.

Google Expands Reach to Enterprise with Machine Learning APIs

by Alex Giamas on  Dec 27, 2016

Enterprise cloud usage has been in the forefront of big players for the past few years. Amazon, IBM, Google and Microsoft are expanding their offerings to serve better the enterprise users and their needs. Google announced a set of machine learning based services focused on enterprise users.

Building Conversational Apps Using Actions on Google and API.AI

by Kent Weare on  Dec 26, 2016

Google has introduced Actions on Google which allow developers to build Google Assistant-based conversational apps, including integration with the Google Home device.

Polymer 2.0 Introduces Breaking Changes But the Migration Has Been Smoothed

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2016

Polymer 2.0 replaces Custom Elements API v0 with v1, deprecates Polymer.dom, uses Shadow DOM instead, but the migration path is not so steep as these changes suggest because they have introduced a compatibility layer that enables code created with Polymer 1.7+ to run under 2.0

Google Targets IoT with Android Things

by Abel Avram on  Dec 16, 2016

Google brings Android and its ecosystem to the development of IoT devices. Developers will write applications to these devices similarly to how they write for mobile ones.

Building Conversational and Text Interfaces Using Amazon Lex

by Kent Weare on  Dec 09, 2016

At the recent AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon introduced a preview of their deep learning technology called Amazon Lex which can be used to build conversational interfaces using voice and text. Amazon Lex is powered on the same deep learning technology as Alexa, which is used in the portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled Amazon Echo speaker.

Nomulus: Google’s Open-Source TLD Registry Platform

by Jona Fenocchi on  Nov 28, 2016

Google announces newly open-sourced cloud platform for creating and managing generic TLDs. Dubbed Nomulus, the AppEngine-powered platform helps domain registries by reducing the technological barriers to entering the market — from scaling their product to just getting started.

Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Urge Site Operators to Replace SHA–1 Certificates

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 20, 2016 1

Following their SHA–1 deprecation plans announced last year, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla detailed recently their timelines to remove support for SHA–1 certificates from their flagship browsers. Researchers at security firm Venafi found however, that 35% of analyzed websites are still using SHA–1 certificates.

Major Windows Vulnerability Disclosed by Google before Patch Available

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 02, 2016

A major, currently exploited vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows kernel has recently been disclosed by Google’s Threat Analysis Group, before Microsoft made public a patch or any mitigation advice. Microsoft has stated a fully tested patch will be available in a week.

Google Cloud Shell New Code Editor to Enable End-to-End Cloud Development

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 21, 2016

Google has launched a code editor integrated within its Google Cloud Platform. Based on Eclipse Orion, it will make it possible to edit code and configuration files from within the browser, writes Sachin Kotwani, product manager at Google.

Chrome 54 Kills YouTube Flash Embeds

by James Chesters on  Oct 17, 2016

Google has launched Chrome 54, further side lining Flash in the browser by using HTML5 for YouTube embed. The stable release rewrites YouTube Flash embeds, so that when a Flash embed for YouTube is detected, the browser will automatically use HTML5 instead. Google said that the change had been made "to reduce the overall usage of Flash in Chrome."

How YouTube's Recommendation Algorithm Works

by Alex Giamas on  Sep 23, 2016

In a recent paper published by Google, YouTube engineers analyzed in greater detail the inner workings of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. The paper was presented on the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems last week in Boston. In this news item we analyze how YouTube uses deep learning to operate one of the largest and most complex recommendation systems in industry.

Microsoft Pushes the Bot Framework, Google Buys API.ai

by Abel Avram on  Sep 23, 2016

Microsoft has made available Bot Framework Preview to developers and Google has purchased API.ai, a bot engine with many integrations.

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