The company said it will build four new data center facilities this year, with major expansion at three other locations, giving its platform physical footprint in 24 states.
Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells those watching: choose us, and together we’ll go far. But while in previous years this message has been directed at coders working with Android and Chrome — the world’s biggest mobile OS and web browser respectively — yesterday, CEO Sundar Pichai made it clear that the next platform the company wants to dominate could be even bigger: artificial intelligence.
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A global survey of Wi-Fi hotspots carried out on behalf of network aggregator iPass has revealed how wireless will become a pervasive part of the lives of billions in the next four years.
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The relationship between green energy and the data centers is in an early stage, but there has been a growing interest in using renewables in the data centers.
For some time now, futurists have imagined an “Internet of things” where everything from vehicles to appliances are part of one big network. Two decades ago, it seemed like a fanciful idea. Today, it looks inevitable. All the pieces are in place, and some of them are already connected.
Google I/O 2014 was held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, where the search giant announced its latest innovations.