Nest, the smart thermostat maker Google acquired in 2014, is the world’s best-known home automation brand. The company is now selling its smart home products and services in New Zealand. Smart home technology has been slow to take off around the world. It gets the attention from technology fetishists, but, despite years of hype and […]
They capture data and insights about us and will become irresistible to hackers. Source: Why concerns about smart speakers are real – The Listener Peter Griffin writes: Let’s not kid ourselves – these smart speakers are not really about our convenience but capturing more data and insights about us as humans and consumers and channelling […]
Last week Amazon Web Services announced an operating profit of US$265 million for the quarter. It was the first time Amazon broke out the figures for its cloud business. Meanwhile Apple turned in another record result with quarterly revenues of US$58 billion and earnings up 33 percent to US$13.6 billion. Both companies did better than […]
IBM is struggling to change it’s business so it can sell cloud computing. The biggest barrier isn’t tech or strategy but shareholders
Microsoft has created a cloud computing service that makes creating a server as simple as setting up a Word document.