Samsung chief engages Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm in strategic tech talks

Samsung chief engages Meta, Amazon, and Qualcomm in strategic tech talks

A two-week long business trip to the US by Samsung Electronics executive chairman, Lee Jae-yong, recently concluded with high-profile meetings with the heads of Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm.

As The Korea Times reported the main purpose of these discussions was to expand tech partnerships between the world's leading research institutions and explore how they build future-oriented business models, especially in the area of AI.

While in Palo Alto, California, Lee visited Mark...

Google’s global expansion: Investing in geothermal energy in Nevada and a major data centre in Malaysia

Google expands: Geothermal energy in Nevada and new data centre in Malaysia

Google has teamed up with NV Energy, an electric utility subsidiary of Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway, in a groundbreaking deal that will see its Nevada data centres powered with cutting-edge geothermal electricity.

Subject to regulatory approval by state utility regulators, the deal is set to nearly double the power output. This increase in carbon-free geothermal electricity will feed the local power grid for Google's regional operations. As reported by Reuters, The plan...

AWS expands in Asia-Pacific with new infrastructure region in Taiwan

AWS expands in Asia-Pacific with new infrastructure region in Taiwan

AWS has revealed plans to set up an infrastructure region in Taiwan by early 2025 in light of the explosion in demand for cloud services in the Asia-Pacific.

AWS has made investments in Taiwan since 2014. The latest network investment highlighted in its May 2022 statement on "Local Zones" was a second Local Zone in Taipei. However, the AWS Asia Pacific (Taipei) region is due to launch, changing this by opening large-scale data centres that can deliver low-latency, high-speed...

Oracle reports strong bookings and partners with OpenAI to enhance Microsoft Azure AI platform

Multinational computer technology firm, Oracle, has unveiled details of its latest financial performance, fueled by its commitment to cloud computing and AI.

The company's higher-than-expected bookings and major cloud partnerships reflect continued progress in its efforts to challenge industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

Among the notable announcements was Oracle's cloud partnership with OpenAI, Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc.'s Google. These alliances...

Google advances Singapore data centre and cloud region with new expansion

Google advances Singapore data centre and cloud region with new expansion

Google has reached a significant milestone with the completion of its latest data centre and cloud region campus expansion in Singapore.

This expansion brings the tech giant's total investments in technical infrastructure in the country to a staggering US$5 billion, up from US$850 million in 2018. The company now employs over 500 people across its data centres in Singapore.

The announcement was made at the "Sustainable data centres with Google" event, where Dr. Janil...

Google and Microsoft restructures cut jobs in cloud and AI divisions

Google and Microsoft restructure cloud and AI divisions, resulting in job cuts

Business Insider reports that Microsoft is now reportedly reducing staff in the Azure cloud computing division, joining the growing layoffs that have roiled the tech and media space this year.

Teams such as Azure for Operators and Mission Engineering will face hefty job cuts: some insiders report as many as 1,500 redundancies in Azure for Operators alone.

A Microsoft spokesperson said that such organisational changes are necessary for effective business management and...

Microsoft announces $3.2 billion investment in Sweden’s cloud and AI sectors

Microsoft announces $3.2 billion investment in Sweden's cloud and AI sectors

Microsoft has announced an investment of 33.7 billion Swedish crowns, approximately $3.2 billion, to enhance its cloud and AI infrastructure in Sweden over the next two years, marking a major commitment in the region.

This substantial investment also highlights the seriousness of Microsoft's dedication to cloud computing and AI.

One of the ways the tech giant has done so is by amplifying its investments around the world to build out its cloud and AI infrastructure,...

AWS partners with Orange to bring cloud computing to Morocco and Senegal

Cloud computing services company AWS is expanding its operations to Morocco and Senegal.

The launch event for the AWS Wavelength platform will be conducted in collaboration with telecommunications giant Orange.

Now that AWS is undertaking this, it indicates a major shift. Instead of constructing traditional physical data centres, the company will offer cloud computing services from its existing base.

The company stated that its move into the African market is...

Quantum computing is set to destroy crypto. Could cloud-based quantum-proof encryption be the solution?

While still in its early stages, Quantum Computing is expected to revolutionise problem-solving and data processing, casting a looming threat over current blockchain encryption methods. Amidst the uncertainty, cloud-based quantum-proof encryption rises as a tentative solution to quantum threats to blockchain cryptography. Before we delve into its profound implications for cryptocurrencies, let’s cover the basics.

The Power of Computing Systems

Computers are essentially...

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

AWS is in talks with the Italian Government over a multi-billion-euro investment to expand data centres in Italy as part of the tech giant's plan to strengthen its European cloud services.

Specifics are still being finalised, according to a Reuters report, with discussions focusing on the size and location of the investment. One source even mentioned that AWS could look to expand its existing Milan data centre or construct a new site from scratch.

Interestingly,...