Week 2017/7/3 Top 5 Hosting Industry News

Microsoft was reported to make a global-scale job cuts, and Microsoft had admitted that the news was true and the company would make a significant reorganization in its global sales division. If this is done, there would be thousands of people were dismissed. According to Microsoft, this major step is mainly a change in Microsoft strategy, to more focus on its Cloud business. The outside also think this is a right time for change. 

CenturyLink this week announced that the company and SAP has reached an agreement, and it becomes an authorized premium supplier for the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud in the Asia Pacific area. The latest SAP cloud services can help local businesses to accelerate their digital transformation journey. 

China’s large tech firm Alibaba Group released a low-cost voice assistance speaker, named Tmall Genie, which is very similar to Amazon’s Echo. This is the first foray of Alibaba in the artificially intelligent home devices. Tmall Genie is only $73.42 each, and much less than its western counterparts, Amazon and Google. 

Baidu held Baidu Create 2017 this week, and announce several significant partnerships and future development strategies. It has signed up an agreement with Nvidia and a series of Chinese major car manufactures, to move forward to autonomous vehicles, which will be based on AI cloud computing platform.

The worldwide famous security solutions and SSL certificate provider Symantec announced that it has bought Israel-based cybersecurity company Fireglass. This company is famous for its browser isolation tech which can help businesses combat ransomware, phishing threats and malwarein the means of reducing their attack surface. 

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Weekly 2017/7/17 Top 5 Hosting Industry News
There were many exciting news and events happening in the industry this week, and here we conclude the top 5 for you.
Google Accelerates Network Speeds for Its Cloud Users
Google is very confident to handle network congestion issues by applying a new technology into its Cloud platform that is the infrastructure services for enterprises. And the new technology is a new networking algorithm, called Bottleneck Bandwidth and Round-trip propagation time (BBR).
Intel and MOS Jointly Create AI Public Cloud Platform
On the morning of July 20th, Intel and MOS AI strategic cooperation conference, with the theme of “Drive AI, Calculate Future”, was held in Beijing Global Trade Center.
Baidu Teaming Up With Microsoft To Boost The Self-Driving Project
China’s biggest search engine Baidu announced the partnership with global cloud giant Microsoft at Baidu AI Developer Conference. Basically, Microsoft will be providing global scale for Apollo outside of China with the Microsoft Azure cloud to take the technical development and adoption of autonomous driving worldwide.
Google to Turn Quantum Computing into Cloud-Computing Service
Google has poured much time and money into one of its most ambitious dreams of the modern technology – to build a working-class quantum computer. At now, it begins to think of methods of turning it into a profitable business.
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