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Google invests $1bn in expanding UK datacentre footprint with Hertfordshire facility

Google is reinforcing its commitment to the UK by building a $1bn datacentre on a 33-acre site in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, to provide enterprises with locally hosted access to its public cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) services. The build will mark a sizeable expansion of the company’s UK datacentre footprint, and is being hailed as…

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I have high hopes for ‘Apple GPT’ on iPhone after Tim Cook’s generative AI comments

Much has been written about Apple and its ChatGPT-like product. The iPhone maker is reportedly investing billions to make “Apple GPT” happen, with generative AI features expected to be part of the iOS 18 update coming next year. Tech. Entertainment. Science. Your inbox. Sign up for the most interesting tech & entertainment news out there.…

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Google saves almost $3bn by running servers for six years

In its latest quarterly results, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reported  $2.9bn savings on server life extension. For the quarter which ended on September 3, the company reported revenue of $77bn. The internet giant’s latest quarterly results shows the company has made significant savings by extending the life of datacentre servers from five to…

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Google Maps sued for negligence after fatal accident

The collapsed Snow Creek bridge has now been barricaded. (Source; Hickory Daily Record) A series of errors with Google Maps directions at the core ultimately led to a man dying after driving over a collapsed bridge — and his family is suing. When Apple first replaced Google Maps with its own Apple Maps, the service…

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Apple hits back as EU brands it ‘gatekeeper’ in landmark move

Apple has hit back at today’s EU announcement that the company is one of six gatekeepers in the digital space, following the first landmark designation from the European Commission under its new Digital Markets Act. In a press release, the European Commission stated Wednesday that it “has today designated, for the first time, six gatekeepers – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple,…

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Will Apple finally add RCS messaging to iPhones? We’ll find out this week

No matter what Google says, there’s no meaningful blue vs. green bubble problem impacting cross-platform messaging between iPhone and Android. Smartphone users learned long ago how to bridge the gap; WhatsApp is the best example of that. It’s the most widely-used chat app worldwide, with over 2 billion users, far exceeding the reach of iMessage…

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Apple to argue iMessage isn’t all that popular as it tries to skirt EU gatekeeper laws

Apple is reportedly trying to convince the European Union (EU) that not enough people use iMessage to put it in the crosshairs of the bloc’s new gatekeeper rules.The EU is set to announce a list of companies and services that will be placed on a list of gatekeepers on September 6, and Apple is keen…

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Google Help workers claim layoffs are retaliation for unionising

Google Help workers file Unfair Labor Practice charge against Google and Accenture over alleged “retaliatory layoffs”, which they claim was a response to their recent unionisation efforts. In early June 2023, a group of 130 workers – mostly composed of writers, graphic designers and other content creators who produce both internal and external material for…

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Vote: Who should be the 2023 Most Influential Woman in UK Tech?

The 12th Computer Weekly list of the 50 Most Influential Women in UK Technology is now open for voting, giving readers and opportunity to express who they feel should be given the top spot. Each year, the list of 50 women acts to make role models in the tech sector more visible and accessible in…

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Most Influential Women in UK Tech: Computer Weekly’s Hall of Fame

Computer Weekly’s list of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology has been running since 2012 to make female role models in the UK’s technology sector more visible and accessible.In 2015, the Hall of Fame was introduced alongside the top 50 to recognise women who have made a lifetime contribution to the technology sector, as…

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