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Developers can now use Google’s Cloud Talent Solution to power job searches

“To that end, it today announced that the job search feature of its Cloud Talent Solution (formerly Cloud Job Discovery) is now generally available” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. Cloud Talent Solution, which launched as Cloud Jobs API in 2016, is a development platform for job search workloads that factors in desired commute time, mode of transit, and other preferences in matching employers with job seekers.According to Google, CareerBuilder, which uses Cloud Talent Solution, saw a 15 percent lift in users who view jobs sent through alerts and 41 percent increase…

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Microsoft could suspend cloud hosting for Gab

“Microsoft said Thursday that it may not continue to provide cloud hosting services for Gab, a social network favored by some on the far right, unless Gab removes two anti-Semitic posts that violate its acceptable use policies” reports axios.com. What they’re saying: “Gab.ai is of course free to choose otherwise and work with another cloud service provider or host this content itself,” the company said.The big picture: Online platforms like Facebook and YouTube have faced a slew of controversies over removing users who engage in hate speech. Source: axios.com Share This:

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‘Dark cloud’ of trade war hovers over Chinese yuan’s globalization

“Trade tensions have exposed vulnerabilities in China’s slowing economy that make foreign investors nervous, he said, citing the example of potential bond defaults” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Analysts say its push to become a global currency is likely to suffer a setback.China wants its currency, also known as the renminbi, to play a leading role in global trade and finance in line with its economic clout.While Beijing has scored some significant milestones, the yuan has been declining, assailed by a weakening economy and a trade war with the United…

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Twilio soars to all-time high after posting a profit earlier than expected

“Twilio soared to a new all-time high Tuesday after the cloud software company reported better-than-expected Q2 results and posted a profit earlier than expected” writes Brendan Mcdermid for cnbc.com. The cloud company offers software for secure messaging platforms and competes with companies such as Avaya and Cisco.At least three Wall Street analysts raised their price targets for the company after the report. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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India panel wants localization of cloud storage data

“The policy will be the latest in a series of proposals that seek to spur data localization in India, as the government finalizes an overarching data protection law” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The Indian government’s data localization push has already unnerved U.S. companies who fear it will drive up costs and unsettle businesses.A government panel last week floated a bill that proposes all critical personal data should be processed within India.The Indian public cloud services market is set to more than double to $7 billion by 2022, the draft…

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Exclusive: India panel wants localization of cloud storage data in possible blow to big tech firms

“The Indian government’s data localization push has already unnerved U.S. companies who fear it will drive up costs and unsettle businesses” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The policy will be the latest in a series of proposals that seek to spur data localization in India, as the government finalizes an overarching data protection law.”We recommend localization of cloud data and any data that is stored about Indian entities or data generated in India,” it said, adding this data “must be available for investigative agencies and national security agencies.”. The…

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GameFly will shut down its cloud gaming service on Aug. 31

“GameFly launched the cloud-based gaming service in 2015, and acquired streaming service Playcast to power the service” reports cnet.com. The company will stop support for the cloud service on Aug. 31, according to Variety.The decision to end the streaming service follows Electronic Arts’s acquisition of GameFly’s cloud-gaming technology and the the hiring of some GameFly employees in Israel. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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Google huddles with Tencent on bringing cloud to China

“Google is in talks with major Chinese companies Tencent and Inspur to bring its cloud business to China, Bloomberg reports “ reports axios.com. The details: China requires data to be stored within the country, and Google does not have data centers there, so it needs local partners to bring Drive and other cloud services to Chinese consumers. Source: axios.com Share This:

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Google is looking for an ally in China to deliver its cloud services

“In China, Amazon Web Services is delivered via Beijing Sinnet Technology, while the Microsoft Azure cloud is delivered via 21Vianet Group” writes Matt Weinberger for businessinsider.com. Under such a deal, Google’s cloud partner would be responsible for hosting and delivering services like Google Drive and Google Docs to customers in China, from their own servers. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Cloud-based gaming PC Shadow may finally be ready for prime time

“The idea behind Shadow is paying for streaming access to a powerful cloud-based gaming PC that would cost approximately $2,000 to build” writes Aug Edt for polygon.com. Blade soft-launched its cloud gaming service, Shadow, in California this past February, following a successful debut in Europe in late 2016.Gaming fans may be more tech-savvy than average consumers, but they can be very set in their ways when it comes to paradigm shifts as fundamental as cloud gaming.The company is partnering with esports organizations in an effort to prove that cloud gaming…

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