Posts about Google

It must be something about the autumn air with the leaves falling and the onset of winter where we regularly witness the appearance of new technology. I’m sure it’s a coincidence that Halloween also beckons, as this is a period of transition, encompassing the myth of Samhain and of saying goodbye to our demons whilst beckoning in a new harvest.
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Digital-first companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb, etc. haven’t only disrupted, but downright transformed their respective industries. Consider the success of Uber, which revolutionized the taxi industry, reporting monthly trips in excess of 50 million, without even owning a single vehicle. How did they do it? This was accomplished by combining modern-day machine learning algorithms and analytics strategies with flexible business and pricing models, while offering unique benefits to both drivers and riders at the same time. In hindsight, it can now be safely said that the transportation service industry and a geolocation app are thick as thieves. Uber recognized this synergy and capitalized on it. It’s Economics 101: they created a dynamic demand/supply-based resource optimization and pricing model ...


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The more I research, the more I discover and understand that the internet of things (IoT) is still very much in its infancy. Many companies I’ve spoken with are still at the paperware stage, with promises of delivering exactly what I need and, of course, satisfying all of my broad expectations with no sight of my requirements. Moreover, each company I’ve spoken with has its own unique definition of what IoT actually is – it’s so frustrating! ...
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For the data center space, most of the talk over the past few years has been around how big data center buildouts are getting bigger, with most discussions around large Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft deployments. In early 2017, we heard about data center locations that would span multiple buildings with over a million of square feet in capacity ...
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I’m a big fan of the way that VR can already enhance lives far beyond a mere gaming experience. For example, the technology is being used to provide hospital-bound children with an escape from their surroundings and an opportunity to come to terms with their illness and to deal with any treatment or side effects in a whole new way. Following a number of pilot studies carried out by Stanford University, doctors have come to realise the effectiveness and economically pleasing benefits of incorporating VR into their treatment programmes ...
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