Google Takes Aim at AWS With AlloyDB for PostgreSQL

Google has unveiled AlloyDB for PostgreSQL and taken aim at industry leader AWS and its Aurora PostgreSQL service.

Nvidia Is Finally Open-Sourcing Its Linux GPU Kernel Drivers

Nvidia is — at long last — open-sourcing its GPU kernel drivers for Linux, potentially ending a major pain point for users.

Google Has Deals With 300 News Publishers in the EU

Google currently has deals with some 300 news publishers in the EU, with the company working to make it easier for other publishers to sign up.

Microsoft Turning to Pay Raises to Combat Employee Dissatisfaction

On the heels of a report that employees are becoming less satisfied with their pay, Microsoft is looking to raise pay across the entire company.

NY AG Calls On Kids Websites To Add More Protections

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said today he is calling on social networking sites at aimed at children to provide more protections against the threat of sexual predators.

Cuomo said that the Electronic Securing and Targeting of Online Predators Act (e-STOP) law he authored has now resulted in the removal of accounts associated with at least 4,336 registered sex offenders from major social networking websites in the U.S.

WordPress Blogging from Android Devices

Wordpress has announced the launch of Wordpress for Android (1.0). It is currently available in the Android Market. A lot of what we do on the web is now done from mobile devices, so it only makes sense that this would include blog management.

While it may not be the most convenient way to write a new post, users may find it particularly helpful for at least keeping up with comments and responding. The following clip shows what it can do:

Google Rumored to Be Working on Apps Store

According to unnamed sources cited by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, Google plans to launch a store where it will sell online business software for use with its own Google Apps products. The Times cites "a person familiar with the project" and the Journal cites "people briefed by the company."

Stanford Endorses Google Books Settlement

The last few months were probably long and hard ones for members of the Google Books team; it had started to seem like the whole world objected to their proposed scanning and sharing settlement.  But it turns out that Stanford is on Google’s side, as a new deal was announced this afternoon.