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Google Makes Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Pub/Sub Generally Available

Google Makes Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Pub/Sub Generally Available

Google announced that it has removed the beta label from Cloud Dataflow, its managed cloud service and programming model for batch and streaming big data processing, and is making it generally available. “Cloud Dataflow is specifically designed to remove the complexity of developing separate systems for batch and streaming data sources by providing a unified programming model,” Google says in …

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Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

XO Communications recently commissioned a study from IDC, which found that most enterprises are planning to implement a “multicloud” strategy despite historically being “long-held concerns” about security and performance. More specifically, the number of enterprises that will connect their corporate networks to two or more cloud service providers will triple within the next two years, it finds. According to the …

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Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Back in May, Google released Cloud Deployment Manager in beta. It’s now generally available and ready for anybody to use for production. The tool lets you create, deploy, and manage Cloud Platform resources. You can create dynamic templates that describe your desired configuration and use it to create Cloud resources as a single deployment. In a blog post, Google lists …

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iOS 9 Fixes an Annoying Wi-Fi Issue

iOS 9 Fixes an Annoying Wi-Fi Issue

In gee that’s a simple solution, why isn’t that already a thing news, Apple has built a new Wi-Fi feature into its newest iOS. Apple products never want to let go of Wi-Fi. The signal might be terrible, but iOS will cling to any available Wi-Fi – even if it’s so slow as to render your phone a brick. Instead …

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YouTube Finally Ditches the 301+ View Count

YouTube Finally Ditches the 301+ View Count

The 301+ tyranny is over. YouTube has announced that it’s doing away with the dastardly practice of assigning the “301+” view count on popular new videos. As YouTube explains in the above image, the 301+ placeholder count was instituted with good intentions. When a popular video was acquiring views at a rapid rate, YouTube paused everything at 301 while it …

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Google Fiber’s Next Stop is San Antonio, Its Largest City Yet

Google Fiber’s Next Stop is San Antonio, Its Largest City Yet

It’s official – Google Fiber’s next stop is San Antonio. This will be the biggest city to which Google’s brought its high-speed internet. According to Google, the Fiber installation will require over 4,000 miles of cable. “From starting Bexar BiblioTech, the first all-digital public library in the U.S., to being named a leading city in cybersecurity, San Antonio has developed …

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Apple Says It’s Not Testing Its Own Phone Service

Apple Says It’s Not Testing Its Own Phone Service

Apple is denying a report that said it was testing its own wireless service. “We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an MVNO,” said an Apple spokeswoman in a statement. On Monday, a report from Business Insider quoted sources ‘close to Apple’ who said that the company is looking to get into the MVNO game. …

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T-Mobile Is Now the Third-Largest Carrier in the US

T-Mobile Is Now the Third-Largest Carrier in the US

We have a new ranking of the “big four” wireless carriers. T-Mobile has officially passed Sprint and is now the third biggest carrier in the US, according to subscriber count. T-Mobile reported 58.9 million customers last month when it dropped its latest earnings – a gain of about two million. Sprint just reported its latest earnings, and gains of 675,000 …

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3D Printed Drug: FDA Approves Its First, an Epilepsy Medication

3D Printed Drug: FDA Approves Its First, an Epilepsy Medication

Medical tech is a huge market where 3D printing is attempting to make a splash, and now we have another first for the industry. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved its first-ever 3D-printed medication. The drug is called Spritam, and it’s used in the treatment of seizures. Spritam is a “prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial …

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Apple Is Trying to Make Voicemail a Little Less Terrible

Apple Is Trying to Make Voicemail a Little Less Terrible

Voicemail is pretty terrible, and this is a universally-accepted opinion. Except for your mom. You mom loves leaving voicemails. But even mom probably hates listening to voicemails. In fact, phone owners hate most sorts of talking and listening. The word is powered by texts, and that’s probably not changing for at least the foreseeable future. It’s nice to hear, then, …

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Apple Reportedly Testing Its Own Phone Service

Apple Reportedly Testing Its Own Phone Service

In the future, it’s entirely possible that you’ll never have to deal with anyone other than Apple to use your new iPhone. This is great or not-so-great news, depending on your feelings toward Apple. We’ve heard talks of Apple launching its own phone service for a while, but a new report says that Apple’s already begun trialing said service in …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Great news this week, Wing Commander fans… Available on 07/31: Wet Hot American Summer: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL It’s the first …

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